Dejagah on verge of Al Arabi move: report

Tehran Times – DOHA, Iran international midfielder Ashkan Dejagah is just one step away from joining the Qatari club Al Arabi, according to Arab media sources. Dejagah recently had a meeting with the club’s coach, Sami Al Jaber, and the 28-year-old is expected to take a medical test in the...

Brazilian Edinho joins Tractor Sazi

Tasnim – TABRIZ, Eder Luciano Edinho penned a one-year contract with Tractor Sazi football team on Friday. The 32-year-old Brazilian striker has joined the Tabriz-based team from Mes of Kerman for an undisclosed fee. Edinho began his career at Brazilian club Cachoeiro in 2001 and has also played at Gil...

Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba takes charge of Bafana

Tehran Times – PRETORIA, Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has been named as new head coach of South Africa football team, South Africa Football Association (SAFA) revealed on Saturday. The 64-year-old coach has signed a four-year contract and replaced Gordon Igesund, who did not have his contract renewed after failing to win...

Queiroz is only candidate for Iran coach: IFF chief

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Iran Football Federation General Secretary Mehdi Mohammad Nabi has said that he is in contact with Carlos Queiroz and the Portuguese coach will return to Iran in August to continue contract extension negotiations. “Queiroz accepted our initial offer, and he will return to Iran to finalize...

Iran’s Nekounam returning to Osasuna

Tehran Times – PAMPLONA, Javad Nekounam, the captain of the Iranian national football team, will be rejoining the Spanish side Osasuna after a two-year spell in the Middle East. Nekounam’s first experience at Osasuna started in 2006, when he moved to Pamplona from Al Sharjah. He spent six seasons there,...

Tunisian Selim Benachour set to join Iran’s Paykan

Tasnim – QAZVIN, Former Tunisian midfielder Selim Benachour is on the verge of joining Iranian football club Paykan. The 32-year-old player has reportedly reached an agreement to join Paykan on a two-year contract. Benachour began his career at Paris Saint-Germain in 2001 and has also played at Kuwaiti Al Qadsia,...

Iran’s Mehrdad Pooladi nears European transfer

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Mehrdad Pooladi is still playing in the Iranian Premier League but an impressive World Cup may have provided the platform for a move to Europe. The left-back made a combined 6.3 tackles and interceptions per game in Brazil, which was up there with the highest in...

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