Etim Esin says Nigerian football has become stagnant

Former International, Etim Esin, has expressed concern over the state of football development in the country when compared to the growth of entertainment industry, saying that the game has stunted and needed a turnaround for it to be brought back to life. Britain, Spain, Italy among others benefit immensely from broadcast revenue accruing from TV […]

Real Madrid go top with gritty win over Valladolid

Real Madrid moved top of La Liga for the first time since October on Sunday after grinding out a 1-0 win away at Real Valladolid to make Barcelona pay for their surprise defeat to Valencia. It is 16 weeks since Madrid last finished around the top of the pile and it looked like a scrappy […]

Neymar dedicates PSG goal to Kobe Bryant

Neymar dedicated his second goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win at Lille on Sunday to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, whose death on Sunday in a helicopter crash shocked the world. The Brazilian slotted home the 52nd-minute penalty that put PSG two goals up in the French Ligue 1 clash and went over to the television […]

Firmino secures another late Liverpool win at Wolves

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed another moment of magic from Roberto Firmino as the Brazilian’s late winner opened up a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Wolves on Thursday. The European champions’ now 14-game winning streak in the league seemed set to end as Raul Jimenez cancelled […]

Solskjaer begs for time after Man Utd hit new low

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pleaded for time to get Manchester United back on track after the beleaguered boss and his under-performing stars were booed off and labelled an “embarrassment” following Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat against Burnley. Solskjaer’s side was rocked by Chris Wood’s first-half opener before Jay Rodriguez scored with a superb strike after the break at […]