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Southampton beat Man City 1-0

Manchester City crashed to a third successive away Premier League defeat as Che Adams’ first Southampton goal secured a hard-fought 1-0 win at St Mary’s. This is the first time Pep Guardiola has lost three consecutive away league games in his managerial career. The result moves Southampton up to 13th on the table while City […]

Manchester United fans urge Ndidi to join Red Devils

Manchester United fans were quick to jump on a video of Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho catching up on the win over Bournemouth on Saturday. The video, shared on social media, shows the pair discussing how United got on in their latest Premier League outing against Eddie Howe’s men, apparently after their own […]

Zidane wants Messi to stay in Spain despite Barcelona exit claims

Lionel Messi was reported on Thursday to be planning to leave Barcelona in 2021, but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was hoping the Argentine maestro will stay in Spain. Messi’s current contract expires next year and he has halted negotiations due to frustrations with the direction of the club, said Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. […]

Referees are now in the office, not pitch says Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho questioned the point of having referees on the pitch and said VAR was bad for the game after his side were victims of a controversially disallowed equaliser in a 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United on Thursday. Harry Kane thought he had levelled for Spurs almost immediately after Sander Berge had […]

Arteta optimistic Aubemeyang will stay at Arsenal

Arsenal should not be a club that sells their best player in order to fund improvements to the squad, manager Mikel Arteta has said amid continuing speculation over the future of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang, whose deal ends in June 2021, has said he was at a turning point in his career and it would […]

How Omagbemi muted idea of Women’s CAF Champions League

United States-based former Super Falcons coach, Florence Omagbemi has commended the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for buying her idea of a Women’s Champions League. The competition is scheduled to kick off in 2021. CAF had on Tuesday cancelled the 2020 edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, and rolled out its plans towards […]

Messi unwilling to renew Barca contract

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club and is ready to leave the Catalans when his current deal expires in 2021, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday. The report said Messi and his father Jorge had begun discussing renewing his last […]

Spurs have too much time between games, says Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says he is unhappy with the long break between matches his team have had since the Premier League resumed following the COVID-19 shutdown. Spurs play Sheffield United later on Thursday, nine days after their last match, a 2-0 victory over West Ham United on June 23. “I am not happy […]

West Ham stun Chelsea in Derby clash

Andriy Yarmolenko’s last-gasp winner settled an eventful London derby with Chelsea and delivered a huge boost to West Ham United’s hopes of avoiding relegation. In a topsy-turvy game, which saw West Ham infuriated when Tomas Soucek’s first-half goal was ruled out by VAR, substitute Yarmolenko made the decisive contribution when the finished off a superb […]

Osimhen opens transfer talks with Napoli

VICTOR Osimhen arrived for talks with Napoli, but his brother-in-law reiterates Italy’s ‘big racism problem’ could ultimately deter the Lille forward. According to Sky Sport Italia and, the Nigerian landed in Naples with his girlfriend and representatives. They will meet Partenopei officials later to seemingly negotiate personal terms, but Osita Okolo made it clear […]

CAF mutes Women’s Champions League, reschedules AFCON, CHAN

• Women’s African Nations Cup, CAF Awards cancelled African football ruling body, Confederation of African Football (CAF), plans to start an inter-club competition for women to be known as the CAF Women Champions League. CAF said the Women’s Champions League would be launched in 2021, adding that the format and other details would be revealed […]

Juventus keep Lazio at bay with Genoa stroll

Juventus maintained their four-point lead at the top of Serie A on Tuesday after strolling to a 3-1 win at Genoa that keeps chasers Lazio at bay despite their comeback triumph at Torino. Three stunning individual goals from Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Douglas Costa downed relegation-threatened Genoa and kept Maurizio Sarri on course to […]

Liverpool can stay on top without major signings, says Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not believe he has to spend “millions” in the transfer market, saying it is a tricky task to improve his Premier League winners. Klopp’s side was last week crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years with a record seven games to go. The coronavirus outbreak, which put […]

Osimhen named best African in French Lique 1

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen was on Monday named the top African player in France’s coronavirus-curtailed Ligue 1 season following his superb performance with Lille. At 21 the Lagos-born forward is the youngest ever recipient of the Prix Marc Vivien-Foe, named in honour of the late Cameroon player who died aged 28 in 2003. With […]

Inter to extend Victor Moses’ loan deal

Inter Milan are yet to agree loan extensions for Alexis Sanchez and Victor Moses despite their current deals almost being at an end. Sanchez joined the Italian giants from Manchester United last summer, while Chelsea full-back Moses was reunited with his old boss Antonio Conte in January. Inter want both players to remain in Italy […]

Ferdinand blasts Ndidi over Foxes FA Cup loss to Chelsea

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has rapped Super Eagles defender Wilfred Ndidi over the error that led to the solitary goal conceded by Leicester City in their 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup on Sunday. Ferdinand said the Nigeria international could have done better in the encounter and probably prevented Rose Barkley’s […]

La Liga trains NWFL coaches

In its continued commitment to women’s football, La Liga has provided two Master class sessions for coaches of the Nigerian Women Football League. These sessions consist of some adapted and selected content that is part of a new comprehensive programme developed by La Liga, called “La Liga Women’s Football Coaching Methodology”. The original programme consists […]

Udeze says Yobo is best suited to work on Super Eagles defence

Former International, Ifeanyi Udeze, believes Super Eagles’ assistant coach, Joseph Yobo, is the best trainer for the team’s defenders, saying he has a lot to teach the players to make them more effective. Udeze told The Guardian yesterday that Yobo’s wealth of experience from playing for the Super Eagles for a long period can guide […]

26 years after, Amokachi rues glory lost at USA ‘94

• Rubbishes claims Italy match was fixed Nigeria was within a minute of beating Italy at the USA 1994 World Cup to qualify for the quarterfinal of the competition. The Eagles, coached by Dutchman, Clemens Westerhof, had taken the lead in the 26th minute through Emanuel Amunike, but Roberto Baggio levelled for Italy in the […]

Argentina’s ’86 World Cup coach Bilardo does not have COVID-19

Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Bilardo was diagnosed with COVID-19 by mistake, his brother said Sunday. “My brother has nothing, the very famous lab was wrong, it’s to kill them, almost certainly he’s going back to the same place,” Jorge Bilardo wrote on Twitter. The 82-year-old had been hospitalized Saturday after testing positive for […]

Chelsea continue to impress under Lampard

Ross Barkley came off the bench to send Chelsea to Wembley as manager Frank Lampard’s half-time changes transformed this FA Cup quarter-final at Leicester City. The Foxes held sway in the first 45 minutes at the King Power Stadium, although it took a flying save from Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel to keep out Christian Pulisic’s […]

City still on course for the treble

Holders Manchester City will face Arsenal in a strong FA Cup semi-final line-up after showing class and patience to beat Newcastle at an eerily quiet St James’ Park. Shorn of a fervent home support, Newcastle struggled in the first half against their opponents who are aiming to complete a cup treble after conceding the Premier […]

Cup progress a cause for optimism at Arsenal

Arsenal remain in the hunt for silverware to brighten their underwhelming season after Dani Ceballos’ 91st-minute winner took them through to the FA Cup semi-finals at Sheffield United’s expense. The on-loan midfielder slotted home a low, angled drive to win the tie in dramatic fashion, after David McGoldrick’s hooked finish just a few minutes earlier […]

Maguire fires Man Utd into last four

Harry Maguire scored deep into extra-time as Manchester United overcame valiant 10-man Norwich to reach the FA Cup semi-finals. The England defender, who moments earlier had a header brilliantly saved by Tim Krul, reacted sharply to turn in the loose ball at the far post. The game turned on the dismissal of Timm Klose in […]

Man City did not match Liverpool’s passion, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City failed to match Liverpool’s hunger to win the Premier League title after his side’s two-year reign as champions came to an end on Thursday. Guardiola’s side handed Liverpool their first English title for 30 years after losing 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. After playing second fiddle to City for […]

‘It’s for you’, tearful Klopp tells Liverpool fans

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was overcome with emotion as he dedicated the club’s first league title in 30 years to the fans on Thursday. Klopp urged supporters not to congregate around Liverpool’s famous Anfield stadium with social distancing guidelines still in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s such a big moment, I am completely […]

Luka Romero, 15, becomes youngest ever Liga player

Real Mallorca’s Luka Romero made history on Wednesday by becoming the youngest player ever to play in La Liga, aged 15 years and 219 days. After training with Mallorca’s senior team for the first time on June 1, Romero, who plays as an attacking midfielder, came on as a substitute in the 83rd minute of […]

Ramos free-kick sends Madrid back to top of La Liga

Sergio Ramos’ sensational free-kick helped Real Madrid move back above Barcelona to the top of La Liga as they defeated Real Mallorca 2-0 on Wednesday. Ramos brushed aside Gareth Bale to take the shot and justified his claim with a curling strike into the top corner after 19-year-old Vinicius Junior had put Madrid in front […]

Liverpool wait on Man City slip-up to clinch long-awaited title

Liverpool will be crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years on Thursday should Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Jurgen Klopp’s men moved to the brink of a long-awaited Premier League title in the style that has made them worthy champions-elect by thrashing Crystal Palace 4-0 on their […]

No decision has been taken on 2019/2020 season, says NFF

‘PPG system was best possible option’ The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has declared that it has not settled on the system to be used in deciding the 2019/2020, saying it was still consulting widely to arrive at the best possible option. There were reports on Monday that the Point Per Game (PPG) system has been […]

Egonu tasks ministry to strengthen Nigeria’s anti-doping system

If Nigeria desired to be seen as a serious country in the fight against performance-enhancing drugs, the sports ministry must strengthen the country’s anti-doping system and law, president of the Muaythai Federation (MFN), Comrade Paul Egonu has said. Egonu, who advised the ministry to set up a system that would update athletes on banned substances […]

Izilien urges NFF to stop ‘wasting money’ on foreign coaches

Former Super Falcons Coach, Godwin Izilien, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to halt search for a foreign coach for the senior women national team. He believes that hiring an indigenous coach for the Falcons would reduce the financial burden on the federation, especially now that COVID-19 has affected the economy negatively. Izilien wondered […]

Arteta tells Arsenal players to keep their cool

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says his players must learn to control their emotions after they reacted angrily following an injury to goalkeeper Bernd Leno in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Brighton. Neal Maupay scored a late winner to give relegation-threatened Albion a vital three points and condemn Arsenal to their second defeat since the Premier League […]

Liverpool can’t force rhythm, says frustrated Klopp

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool cannot force rhythm out of thin air after a frustrating Merseyside derby delayed their Premier League coronation. Despite having 70 percent possession at Goodison Park on Sunday, the champions-elect managed just three shots on target, the same number as Everton, on their return to action after three months’ absence. Carlo Ancelotti’s […]

African players in Europe: Superb Pepe goal in vain

A brilliant goal from Ivorian Nicolas Pepe was not enough to prevent Arsenal becoming the first club to lose twice since the English Premier League restarted after the coronavirus shutdown. Brighton recovered to win 2-1 on England’s south coast and leave the Gunners with a little hope of a top-four finish and a place in […]

I want to pave way for African girls to excel in golf, says Oboh

Georgia is the biggest Nigerian export in ladies golf. The teenage multi-international award winning professional golfer, who plays on the Ladies European Tour (LET), has been among the top rated lady players in the world since she turned professional two years. But she says she doesn’t want to be the lone ranger any more. Oboh, […]

Juventus supremacy under threat as Serie A returns

Juventus’s Serie A supremacy faces a stiff test with the champions just one point ahead of Lazio as the Italian league kicks off again this weekend following a three-month shutdown. A return had looked unthinkable back in April as Italy counted their daily coronavirus deaths in the hundreds for nearly 35,000 victims in the country. […]

Solskjaer challenges Pogba to show leadership for Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Paul Pogba to show leadership at Manchester United as the midfielder seeks to put a wretched season behind him. The World Cup winner has managed just eight appearances in all competitions due to foot and ankle problems and has not played since December. United’s record signing could make his long-awaited […]

Rohr throws Eagles camp open to NPFL players

If you are a home-based player and you believe you have the qualities needed to play for Nigeria, you now have the chance to convince the coaches with your skills. This is because Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Gernot Rohr, has challenged players in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) to be ready for the assessment, […]

Chelsea complete deal to sign Werner from Leipzig

Chelsea announced the signing of German international forward Timo Werner from RB Leipzig on Thursday in the first major move of the summer transfer market. Werner, 24, who has scored 32 goals in all competitions this season, had a 60 million euro (£53 million, $67 million) release clause in his contract with the German club. […]

UEFA calls for transfer window to close across Europe on October 5

UEFA wants a harmonised European transfer window this summer closing on October 5, ahead of next season’s Champions League and Europa League group stages, football’s continental governing body said Thursday. Following an executive committee meeting held via videoconference, UEFA said clubs would have until October 6 to register players for the group stage of next […]

Expert explains increase in use of sports robot

Baurzhan Ospan, a Robotics and Mechatronics expert, believes robots are becoming increasingly tied to human lives and it is only a matter of time before sport robotics become popular around the world. Ospan, who studied Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering and is now the Chief Executive Officer of Qmobot, an e-learning company, helps students and […]

Napoli, Juventus renew epic rivalry at Coppa Italia final

Napoli and Juventus will renew one of Italian football’s classic rivalries when they meet in the Italian cup final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome today at 8.00 p.m. Italy is home to some of the fiercest football rivalries in the world. The rivalry, between both clubs, has provided some absolute classic matches down the […]

Akanni urges NPFL to learn from European leagues as EPL resumes today

Former International, Waidi Akanni, has urged the League Management Company (LMC) to learn from the formula used by European leagues in resuming their competitions to restart the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL). He argued that the more advanced countries have shown that football could be played without health risks to players and officials. Akanni, who […]

Manchester United youngster explains visit to T.B Joshua

Manchester United starlet, Angel Gomes, has urged people to concentrate on ‘more important issues’ after a video of his visit to Pastor T. B Joshua, who claims to have healing powers resurfaced on social media, reports Gomes’ future has been the subject of widespread speculation, with his contract due to expire at the end […]

Sarri targets first Juventus trophy against former club Napoli

Maurizio Sarri takes on his former club Napoli in Wednesday’s Italian Cup final looking for his first trophy as Juventus coach days before Serie A resumes after a three-month shutdown. Juventus are chasing a record-extending 14th Italian Cup against five-time winners Napoli in Rome after the Turin giants’ four-year cup-winning streak was ended last season. […]

China offered two F1 races this year: Shanghai official

China has been invited to host two Formula One races in Shanghai this season but no decision has been reached over whether to accept the offer, the head of the Shanghai Sports Bureau has told local media. The Chinese Grand Prix was supposed to take place at the Shanghai International circuit on April 19 but […]

Who will be inside stadiums when Premier League returns

The English Premier League season will resume on Wednesday without fans after a three-month stoppage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following are the people allowed inside stadiums as well as the protocols and requirements for clubs to host matches: * All the remaining games will be played without fans. * A maximum of 300 people […]

Premier League braces for return after virus shutdown

The Premier League returns on Wednesday after 100 days in the deep freeze, with Liverpool on the brink of winning the title in a radically changed football universe. The English top-flight follows Germany’s Bundesliga and La Liga in Spain in rebooting their seasons after the coronavirus lockdown, aiming to cram 92 games into six weeks […]

Arsenal’s Aubameyang says career at a crossroads

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he is at a turning point in his career and it will be a difficult decision whether to extend his contract at the London club or not. The Gabon international, whose deal ends in June 2021, has scored 61 goals in 97 appearances since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 […]

NPFL needs more private clubs to grow, says Shorunmu

Former Super Eagles Goalkeepers Trainer, Ike Shorunmu, has called on individuals and private bodies intending to own football clubs in Nigeria to join forces with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) to build a formidable league for the country. Speaking in the wake of the clamour by some private investors […]

Tshabalala’s golden goal for all of Africa still resonates

South Africa’s flying winger Siphiwe Tshabalala ignited a nation with his thunderbolt in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup to send the host’s supporters into delirium and 10 years on his goal still resonates across the African continent. Tshabalala’s scorching strike against Mexico at Soccer City in Soweto was one of the iconic […]

Leverkusen beat minnows to book place in German Cup final

Bayer Leverkusen beat lowly Saarbruecken 3-0 away on Tuesday to reach next month’s German Cup final and bring the fairytale run of the fourth division side to a jolting end. Two goals inside the opening 20 minutes swiftly ended home hopes as top-flight Leverkusen advanced to the July 4 decider in Berlin where they will […]

Stoke manager O’Neill tests postive for coronavirus

A friendly between Manchester United and Stoke was called off at the last minute after the manager of the Championship side, Michael O’Neill, was diagnosed with coronavirus. Stoke had arrived at United’s Carrington training base on Tuesday and was in the academy building when they found out. “Stoke City can confirm that manager Michael O’Neill […]

A year to go but postponed Euro leaves UEFA with plenty to ponder

In different circumstances, the eyes of the football world would have been on Rome for the opening game of Euro 2020 this Friday, but instead, the tournament was postponed by a year and UEFA are considering changes to the unprecedented format in a Europe shaken by the coronavirus pandemic. The competition will still officially be […]

Kaepernick deserves apology, job – Jenkins

New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins called on the NFL to apologise to Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday, saying recent expressions of contrition would be meaningless while the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback remained isolated from the sport. Jenkins, one of the founding members of the NFL’s Players Coalition, which works to reform the US criminal […]

Federer out for rest of 2020 season after second knee surgery

Roger Federer will miss the rest of the 2020 tennis season after undergoing a second knee surgery few weeks ago, the winner of 20 Grand Slam singles titles said on Wednesday. Federer struggled with injury at the 2020 Australian Open, where he made a semi-final exit to eventual champion Novak Djokovic, and has not played […]

Neymar faces criminal complaint for homophobia

A Brazilian gay rights activist has filed a criminal complaint against Neymar for homophobia after the football superstar called his mother’s boyfriend an anti-gay slur in comments leaked to the media. The Sao Paulo prosecutor’s office confirmed to AFP it had received the complaint, which it must now examine to decide whether to open a […]

Bayern Munich target double repeat with Goretzka at the fore

Bayern Munich can take another step towards repeating last season’s German league and cup double on Wednesday, with midfielder Leon Goretzka a player transformed since the coronavirus shutdown. Bayern host Eintracht Frankfurt behind closed doors in the semi-finals of the German Cup, three days before they could conceivably wrap up an eight successive Bundesliga title. […]

I regret not listening to Keshi, Etim Esin confesses

Former international, Etim Esin, yesterday confessed that he would have had a better career if he listened to late Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Keshi. Esin’s career was truncated while he was in his prime in the 1990s when he was accused of rape while playing for a Belgian club. The former golden boy […]

Sterling calls for more black managers in football

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has urged English football to use the global anti-racism protests to initiate debates and find solutions regarding the lack of black representation in top leadership positions in the sport. Calling for racial justice, thousands of protesters have rallied across the UK, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death […]

Sterling calls for more black managers in football

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has urged English football to use the global anti-racism protests to initiate debates and find solutions regarding the lack of black representation in top leadership positions in the sport. Calling for racial justice, thousands of protesters have rallied across the UK, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death […]

Banned Salwa Eid Naser insists she has never cheated

The curious case of Salwa Eid Naser’s missed drug tests deepened yesterday when it emerged she was allowed to run at the world championships last year despite missing three tests beforehand and was provisionally suspended only after missing a fourth in January, reports Naser was born to Nigerian parents from Anambra State and was […]

Hearing opens as Man City appeal two-year European ban

Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European competition opened before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday by video conference, a court official told AFP. City are accused of overstating sponsorship revenue to hide their failure to comply with UEFA’s financial fair-play (FFP) rules between 2012 and 2016. In addition to […]

Talented Nwakali brothers risk fading away

Since his emergence onto the scene at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup, Kelechi Nwakali has come to occupy an esteemed position in the hearts of Nigerian football fans. In Chile, he emulated his brother, Chidiebere who, two years prior, had won the same competition in the United Arab Emirates; he was named the best player […]

Banned Salwa Eid Naser insists she has never cheated

– Nigerian-born Bahrain star was under investigation before Doha 2019 The curious case of Salwa Eid Naser’s missed drug tests deepened yesterday when it emerged she was allowed to run at the world championships last year despite missing three tests beforehand and was provisionally suspended only after missing a fourth in January, reports Naser […]

I was injured while running in the woods, Joshua explains

Anthony Joshua has revealed that he injured his knee whilst running in the woods but insists he will recover quickly, reports The 30-year-old was on crutches and wore a large leg brace whilst attending a Black Lives Matter protest in his hometown of Watford at the weekend. Joshua was due to defend his IBF, […]

Tokyo exec says make Games decision in spring: Kyodo

A Tokyo 2020 executive board member said on Friday organizers will need to monitor the novel corona-virus situation until next spring before deciding whether to go ahead with the Summer Olympics, Kyodo News reported. The comment by lawmaker Toshiaki Endo, one of six vice presidents on the board and a former Olympics minister, marks the […]

Neymar mistakenly approved for $120 virus welfare payment

Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, was approved to receive a $120 welfare payment meant for low-paid Brazilian workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, in an apparent case of identity theft, a report said Thursday. The Paris Saint-Germain star’s name, date of birth and Brazilian ID number were used to register for the 600-real stimulus […]

Ighalo mulls return to international football with Nigeria

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has said he is contemplating a return to international football with Nigeria after he quit last year. “I am still thinking about returning to the national team,” Ighalo told local sports radio Brila FM late Thursday. “But right now, I want to concentrate on my club career. “I left the […]

Barca confident Messi can face Mallorca, despite thigh injury

Lionel Messi has sustained a “minor” thigh injury, but Barcelona remain confident he will be fit for the team’s first game back against Mallorca on June 13, the club said on Friday. Messi has not trained with the rest of the squad since Tuesday after working separately in the gym on both Wednesday and Friday, […]

Barca Academy set to promote all-girls age group teams

Promoters of the Barca Academy in sub-Sahara Africa, the Blaugrana Group International, have revealed their plans to raise youth teams devoted solely to developing talented women footballers for the country. The group said the project is a collaboration of the academy with foreign experts to raise teams that would in future “serve as strong links […]

‘I can do better than Sadio Mane’ – Moussa

Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo has set his sights on emulating former St Mary’s favourite Sadio Mane. Djenepo joined the Saints from Standard Liege last summer for £14million and has two goals and two assists to his name in his first Premier League season. He is the latest in the long line of exciting wide players […]

Ighalo, Greenwood, Sancho may end Man United’s search for striker

Manchester United may not look for a new striker if they succeed in adding Borussia Dortmund’s Jordan Sancho to their squad, reports The Red Devils are believed to be keen on sealing a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho this summer after the 20-year-old registered another brilliant season in the Bundesliga. United are thought […]

Bale unlikely to make Premier League return

Gareth Bale’s agent says the Real Madrid forward is unlikely to return to the Premier League because he wants to finish his career at the Bernabeu. Bale is believed to have a difficult relationship with Real manager Zinedine Zidane and was almost sold to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning last year. The former Tottenham […]

Suarez says playing without fans will feel ‘peculiar’

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is in line to return from a long injury lay-off when La Liga resumes next week behind closed doors in the heat of the Spanish summer after a three-month corona-virus shutdown. Suarez, 33, was sidelined for four months in January after undergoing surgery on his right knee but could make his […]

What next for Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’

The Premier League’s return is just two weeks away but there are plenty of details for the 20 clubs in the English top-flight to work out before competitive action resumes on June 17. AFP Sport looks at what is on the agenda at the latest in a series of meetings between the clubs on Thursday. […]

Southampton manager Hasenhuettl signs four-year contract

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl has signed a four-year contract to stay with the club until 2024, eight months since his team suffered a record 9-0 Premier League mauling at home to Leicester City. The deal marks a remarkable change in fortunes for the 52-year-old Austrian, who joined Southampton on a 2-1/2-year contract in December 2018 […]

How COVID-19 forced Chinese club to hands off on Ighalo

Odion Ighalo’s Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, yesterday admitted that the ‘uncertainty’ around when foreigners will be allowed to return to China after the coronavirus crisis played a part in their decision to allow him to extend his loan deal with Manchester United in England. Ighalo is staying at Manchester United after agreeing to extend his […]

Onoriode Ehwarieme set for early ring battle after lockdown

World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental heavyweight title holder, Onoriode ‘Godzilla’ Ehwarieme, is looking forward to international fight soon after the COVID-19 brouhaha is over. Ehwarieme, who is popularly known as ‘Godzilla’ floored Argentine Ariel ‘Chiquito’ Baracamonte at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos in January. It was one of the easiest fights for the Oghara-born […]

On paper, Ndidi is world’s most-sought-after midfielder

Depending on which website you read, Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi is the most sought after midfielder in world football. Reports in various sites have Ndidi’s agents discussing terms for a transfer with different football clubs, including Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Paris St. Germain and Tottenham. Yesterday, quoted Todofichajes as claiming that Real Madrid […]

Kompany turns down offer to be Guardiola’s assistant

Vincent Kompany has turned down an offer from Manchester City to become Pep Guardiola’s assistant coach, according to various Belgian media reports on Friday. The former City captain is under contract as player-manager of Anderlecht until 2022, having left the Etihad Stadium last year following a trophy-laden 11-year spell in England. Kompany, who has never […]

Veterans rate Ndidi as future national team leader

Aside his sterling performances for club and country, former Super Eagles’ stars, Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Amuneke And Felix Owolabi, as well as veteran journalist, Felix Awogu see Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi as a natural leader destined to captain the national team in the nearest future. Speaking about the 23-year-old, Daniel Amokachi said Ndidi has […]

My wife always wanted to live in Nigeria, says Redknapp

After months of speculations that he had been lined up to take over the Super Eagles job, Harry Redknapp yesterday laughed off such claims. The former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager was rumoured to have been lined up by Nigeria’s Sports Ministry to replace Gernot Rohr. However, on Tuesday, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) confirmed that […]
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