I am not a striker – Dele Alli

Tottenham Hotspurs’ Dele Alli, has dismissed suggestions that he could be played as a striker, following a goal-laden season and admits he does not “feel comfortable” when leading the line. Alli has scored 16 times in the Premier League already, as Spurs try to chase down leaders Chelsea. The England star has been given licence…

NPFL: Mfon Udoh fit for Enyimba return

Enyimba striker, Mfon Udoh, has confirmed that he is set to make his return for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club. Udoh was advised to rest by doctors, after he suffered fatigue due to fixture congestion. The Enyimba captain, is now ready to play in Wednesday’s match against Remo Stars. “I am getting better…

My problem with Mourinho is a “sporting conflict” – Conte

Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has explained that his touchline tension with his Manchester United counterpart, Jose Mourinho, is just a “sporting conflict”. Both meetings between Chelsea and United at Stamford Bridge this season, saw Conte and Mourinho exchange angry words from their technical area. The Portuguese was not happy with Conte’s rousing of Stamford Bridge…

CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers United will beat Rayon – Eguma

Head coach of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma, has expressed his optimism that they will get a positive result against Rayon Sport, in the first leg play-offs of the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday in Port Harcourt. The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club dropped into the second-tier competition, after they were knocked out of the…

Conte admits Chelsea must stop Ibrahimovic

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has admitted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in “the form of his life”, ahead of this weekend’s trip to Manchester United. Ibrahimovic has scored 28 goals for United in 44 appearances, since he signed as a free agent last summer. Conte has now warned his players to be wary of the 35-year-old….

Mourinho expects Chelsea to be defensive against United on Sunday

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he expects Chelsea to play with “11 men behind the ball”, when they visit Old Trafford this Sunday. Mourinho’s former team humiliated United 4-0 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge and the Red Devils go into the weekend’s encounter 18 points behind the Blues. The Portuguese has…

Wenger refuses to confirm Arsenal have offered Alexis £300,000-a-week deal

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has refused to confirm that the club has offered Alexis Sanchez a new £300,000-per-week contract. Reports in the English press on Thursday, claimed that the Gunners are ready to make the Chile international the highest-paid player in the Premier League, to ward off interest from potential suitors. “I cannot confirm that…

Nigerian players lie about their ages – Super Eagles coach, Rohr

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted he is not comfortable with the age factor of players based in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Rohr revealed that it is the reason he hardly invites them to the national team. “There is an existing problem with Nigeria based players. We cannot tell…

Europa League: Mourinho blasts Ibrahimovic, Rashford after Anderlecht draw

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, was not happy with his attackers following their 1-1 draw with Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday night. Mourinho named a strong side in Belgium and was rewarded with the opening goal from Henrikh Mkhitaryan. However, United missed several chances to grab a second away goal, before conceding a…

NPFL: Pyagbara eyes title with Akwa United

Akwa United forward, Christian Pyagbara, has admitted his desire to win the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title with the club. Pyagbara scored the only goal, as the Promise Keepers beat Kano Pillars at the Sani Abacha Stadium. It was the former champions’ first home defeat this season. “It is my job and much like…

Overmars hints at becoming Arsenal’s new director of football

Marc Overmars has opened the door for a return to Arsenal as their director of football. The former Holland international, who is currently sporting director at Ajax, is reportedly being considered by the Gunners, as they prepare to effect changes this summer. In an interview with Fox Sports on Thursday night, Overmars admitted that he…