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EPL: Lacazette defends Emery

Written by on 11 November 2019

French striker Alexandre Lacazette has leaped to the defence of under-fire Arsenal manager Unai Emery saying fans were being fickle in criticising him after not praising him when they were on a good run last season. The pressure on the 48-year-old Spaniard grew with a 2-0 defeat by Leicester on Saturday, leaving the Gunners with […]

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NFF working to meet FIFA’s conditions to host U-20 World Cup

Written by on 8 November 2019

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development are in close contact with world football governing body, FIFA over Nigeria’s bid to host the U-20 Women World Cup. Kola Daniels, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare disclosed in a statement in Lagos. He […]

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Udinese director commend Troost-Ekong leadership

Written by on 8 November 2019

Udinese Technical Director, Pierpaolo Marino, has described Nigeria international, William Troost-Ekong’s contract extension as the most important thing for the club, saying the defender is a great player and leader in the dressing room. Troost-Ekong extended his contract until 2023 with the Black and White on Wednesday, much to the delight of Marino. “Renewing William’s […]

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Ramsey apologises to Ronaldo after pinching record-breaking goal

Written by on 8 November 2019

Aaron Ramsey admits he apologised to Cristiano Ronaldo after unintentionally nipping in to deny him another Champions League goalscoring record. The Welshman put the Italian champions ahead after just three minutes in their 2-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow on Wednesday after he finished off a Ronaldo free-kick which, despite being spilled by the goalkeeper, was […]

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Nostalgic Nwankwo Kanu hails Arsene Wenger at 70

Written by on 23 October 2019

Former Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has been described as a father figure and a leader who has touched the lives of many positively. Former international Nwankwo Kanu made the submission while wishing Wenger happy 70th birthday and relieving past memories. Kanu who supported his submission with a flashback photo of his unveiling at the Emirates, […]

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AFC Cup final moved from North Korea to China over sanctions

Written by on 23 October 2019

Next week’s AFC Cup final between North Korea’s 4.25 SC and Lebanon’s Al Ahed will be played in Shanghai, China instead of Pyongyang in North Korea. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Tuesday that this was due to sanctions affecting North Korea. “The AFC made the decision based on considerations over the televising and […]

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Serie A: Genoa sack coach Andreazzoli

Written by on 23 October 2019

Serie A strugglers Genoa announced on Tuesday coach Aurelio Andreazzoli has been sacked after just eight games in charge. The north-western Italian side have won just one game against Fiorentina on September 1 after holding Roma in their opener. They have lost five of their six games since and are second from bottom of the […]

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Rape case: Ronaldo’s DNA matches evidence

Written by on 22 October 2019

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA matched evidence collected in the rape case against him in America, according to a report from English tabloid The Sun. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was accused by American citizen Kathryn Mayorga of rape last year, which she claims took place in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2009. […]

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Messi, Ronaldo wouldn’t do what rugby players do; Jones

Written by on 22 October 2019

England coach Eddie Jones contrasted what he said was rugby’s down to earth attitude with that of football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as he lauded All Blacks boss Steve Hansen ahead of Saturday’s blockbuster World Cup semi-final. Jones and Hansen are two of the most successful coaches in the modern game, with the […]

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Barcelona seek sixth straight win at spirited Slavia

Written by on 22 October 2019

Barcelona will be looking to extend their five-game winning streak when they take on Champions League underdogs Slavia Prague in the teams’ first-ever encounter in Prague on Wednesday. Brushing aside political turmoil around them, Ernesto Valverde’s men eased past Eibar 3-0 away on Saturday with goals from Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann. Their […]

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