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Mourinho backs down over Bale

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has thrown in the towel in his pursuit of Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale. Prior to  the Super Cup clash at Telekom Arena, Skopje, the Portuguese had admitted that he will make a move for the Wales international if he was omitted from the starting line-up. But that wasn’t the […]

Chelsea, Man U renew transfer battle

Premier League champions Chelsea and Manchester United will do battle once more in the transfer market, this time with Tottenham Hotspur star Danny Rose in the spotlight. Antonio Conte is targeting the Spurs left back as it looks increasingly unlikely they will be able to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus. Chelsea have been long-term admirers […]

Sports development in Nigeria – The way forward

The recent performances of Nigerian athletes at the international sports arena leave much to be desired. However, even a single victory could have raised the spirits of the whole nation drastically. It is only when doing sports that the Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba people belonging to different geographical entities come together as a nation  feel […]

CAF considers non-African teams for AFCON

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in June and July, the Confederation of African Football has announced. The tournament is usually held in January and February, causing disputes with European clubs who had to release players in the middle of the season. The 2019 event in Cameroon will be contested by 24 […]

Mikel’s anxiety ‘My in-laws will kill me if Nigeria does not qualify for 2017 World Cup’

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi says he will be “killed” by his Russian in-laws if he fails with the Super Eagles, to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Super Eagles currently top Group B with six points after back-to-back victories against Zambia and Algeria on matchday one and two respectively. […]

Between Morata and Lukaku…

Lukaku appeared set for a Chelsea return this summer after rejecting a new contract at Everton to fulfill Champions League ambitions, while Morata was linked with Manchester United. But Jose Mourinho splashed £90m to price Lukaku from Goodison Park earlier this month before Morata completed a £70m move to Chelsea last week. Both strikers are […]

Maradona reflects on ‘Hand of God’ goal

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has admitted that his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico would have been ruled out by the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) if it was in effect 31 years ago. Maradona scored with his hand as eventual champions Argentina defeated England 2-1 in the quarterfinals. […]

Give Gernot Rohr breathing space!

There was fear of the unknown when Gernot Rohr took over as head coach of the Super Eagles, replacing Sunday Oliseh last August, but a six-game unbeaten run, which included wins away at Zambia and at home to Algeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, had seen a renewed believe in the national team. However, […]

Transfer gossips

Manchester United have entered the race to sign PSG midfielder Marco Verratti. The Italian international have been tipped to leave the club this summer, with Barcelona leading the chase. But now United are ready to test PSG’s resolve with a bid after the Red Devils missed out on Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea while a deal […]

Federer gets higher ATP ranking

Roger Federer climbed to third place in the latest ATP rankings on Monday on the strength of his record eight Wimbledon triumph. His 19th Grand slam win saw the Swiss jump two places up the rankings still dominated by Britain’s Andy Murray, eliminated from Wimbledon in the quarter finals, while Rafael Nadal, knocked out in […]