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…

Why I sold AC Milan – Berlusconi pens open letter

Silvio Berlusconi has explained that he sold AC Milan, to help the Italian club return to the summit of European football. The 80-year-old’s holding company Fininvest, on Thursday announced that an agreement had reached for the sale of a 99.9% stake of the club to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux. The Chinese consortium paid a total…

Europa League: Late Anderlecht goal denies Manchester United victory

Manchester United were on course for a 1-0 win over Anderlecht, in their Europa League quarter-final first leg game, before conceding a late goal as they were held to a disappointing draw in Belgium. Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened scoring for Jose Mourinho’s men, finishing from a tight angle after Jesse Lingard’s effort was parried. Despite starting…

Ronaldo speaks on becoming first player to score 100 European goals

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said he never imagined he would become the first player, to score 100 goals in European competitions. The 32-year-old reached the milestone, after netting twice as Madrid fought back to defeat Bayern Munich 2-1 on Wednesday night in the Champions League. Ronaldo was presented with a commemorative shirt by…

Nigeria’s best players are in Europe – Super Eagles coach, Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has made it clear that the best players Nigeria has are not within the shores of the country but abroad. This could mean closing the door to players plying their trade on the home soil. The Super Eagles will play two friendly games in France next month before taking on…

Berlusconi sells AC Milan to Chinese investors

AC Milan has been sold for €740million to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, led by Chinese businessmen Yonghong Li and Han Li. The deal was announced on Thursday, after almost two years of negotiations. This means former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has relinquished control after over three decades at the helm. “Today Fininvest has completed…

NFF approves Uyo Stadium for Super Eagles vs South Africa

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) technical committee, have expressed satisfaction over the current state of the playing turf of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, which will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles and South Africa  in two months. The inspection team was led by the Chairman of NFF Technical…

Drogba hints at Lukaku move to Chelsea

Former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, has hinted that his “little brother” Romelu Lukaku, may return to the club this summer. The Blues are reportedly planning to re-sign Lukaku from Everton, after the player turned down a new contract at Goodison Park. Manager Antonio Conte is now eyeing the Belgium international, in preparation for Diego Costa’s…

Ibrahimovic, Hazard, Kante make PFA Player of the Year nominees

Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, are among the leading candidates on a six-man shortlist, for the 2016/2017 PFA Player of the Year award. Hazard, who won the prize in 2014/2015, has found his form under manager Antonio Conte, scoring 14 goals and providing five assists in 29 appearances, as the Blues…

Why I will not play a weak team against Chelsea – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has vowed to play his strongest team, when they welcome Premier League leaders Chelsea, to Old Trafford this Sunday. United travel to Belgium to face Anderlecht in the Europa League On Thursday, before the game against the champions-elect. That will be followed by their second leg against Anderlecht at home….

I allow Ronaldo to play whatever position he likes – Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has admitted he allows Cristiano Ronaldo freedom, to pick up whatever positions he likes during football games. Ronaldo scored his 99th and 100th goals in European competition, with his brace in their 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday. His first was a volleyed finish from…

2018 World Cup: Rohr to resign if Nigeria fails to qualify

Gernot Rohr​, Super Eagles head coach ​has promised to resign ​if Nigeria ​fails to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The Super Eagles are top of Group B on the road to Russia 2018, having beaten Zambia and Algeria in their opening two matches. Their next ​matches’ line up are against​ Africa Cup of Nations…

Ronaldo becomes first player to score 100 goals in European competitions

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to reach 100 goals in European competitions, after he scored twice in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Portugal captain came into the match on 98 European goals, with his most recent coming in the 2-2 draw with Dortmund last…

People expect me to be defender, midfielder and striker – Pogba

Manchester United’s record buy, Paul Pogba, has claimed that too much is being expected of him. Since his return to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer, Pogba has scored seven times and provided five assists in 43 appearances in all competitions. The 24-year-old feels critics have been unfair to him, by judging him based on…

Champions League: My fans never doubted me – Ronaldo

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said he was not aware that anyone doubted his ability. Ronaldo became the first player ever to reach 100 European goals with a double as Real came back to win 2-1 in Wednesday’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg at Bayern Munich. Bayern had the better of the first half in…

Champions League: Why we defeated Bayern Munich – Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has given reasons his side was able to record away win in Bayern Munich in the first leg of the quarter final of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. The former France international said his team’s patience and ability to wrest possession away from Bayern was key. Madrid came from…

Champions League: Why we lost against Real Madrid – Carlo Ancelotti

Bayern Munich boss, Carlo Ancelotti has said his side was not lucky enough when they failed to utilize their opportunities to defeat Real Madrid at home in the Champions League quarter final first leg at Munich. He, however, said Bayern still has the chance of progressing ahead of Real Madrid. Bayern suffered a 2-1 loss…

Champions League: Ronaldo’s brace sinks Bayern, Atletico defeat Leicester

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half brace, ensured that Real Madrid came from a goal down to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night. Carlo Ancelotti’s men went ahead in the first half, after Arturo Vidal powered in a header from Xabi Alonso’s corner-kick. The Chile midfielder had a chance to double Bayern’s lead,…

Champions League: Monaco defeat Dortmund in rescheduled quarter-final tie

Kylian Mbappe netted a brace, while Sven Bender scored an own goal as Monaco beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday evening. Fabinho missed a penalty for the Ligue 1 one, before Mbappe opened scoring for his side. Bender headed past his own goalkeeper, as Monaco went…

Christian Chukwu queried over Amapakabo’s sack

The General Manager of Enugu Rangers, Christian Chukwu, has been queried by the Enugu State Government, over his complicity on the sack of Imama Amapakabo as the club’s head coach. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Sports, Charles Ndukwe in Enugu on Wednesday, while briefing newsmen. According to Ndukwe, Amapakabo has not been sacked…

Mourinho warns De Gea not to be distracted by Real Madrid speculation

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has warned David De Gea, that he cannot be distracted by speculation linking him with a summer move to Real Madrid. Mourinho says the Spanish goalkeeper should concentrate on United’s crucial remaining games for the season. De Gea missed United’s win over Sunderland last weekend and his manager explained he…

I will work for Conte sooner or later – Morata hints at Chelsea move

Real Madrid striker, Alvaro Morata, has admitted he will play for Chelsea coach Antonio Conte “sooner or later”. The Spain international was linked with a move to the Premier League last summer and told The Guardian that he spoke directly to Conte and Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino. However, Morata stayed at the Santiago Bernabeu,…

I wanted Porto, but my father advised me to play for Manchester City

Manchester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has disclosed that he had in mind to play for Portuguese giants, FC Porto than Manchester City few years ago after the 2013 U-17 World Youth Championship in the UAE. Kelechi Iheanacho was voted the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and top scorer, and expectedly offers flooded in for him from…

Beach soccer world cup: US Embassy denies visas to 7 Nigerian players

The United States of America (USA) Embassy in Nigeria has denied the visa applications of seven out of twelve players selected to represent Nigeria at the Beach Soccer World Cup scheduled to hold in Bahamas. The five players whose applications were approved include: the captain; Olawale Isiaka, Ibenegbu Ikechukwu, Godspower Igudia, Suleiman Ogodo and Paul…

Why 4th placed Premier League team may miss out on Champions League

UEFA rules may see the team that finishes fourth in the Premier League, miss out on next season’s Champions League. If Leicester City win the Champions League and Manchester United clinch the Europa League, they automatically qualify for the competition. This then means that only the top three clubs in England will be allowed into…

How I ‘cheated’ death in Dortmund explosion – Sunday Oliseh

Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Oliseh, has said that he remains grateful to God for saving him from the explosion that forced the postponement of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal match between his former club, Borrusia Dortmund, and Monaco at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday. Oliseh said he was close to the…

What I did to ensure Hayatou’s downfall – Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed how he helped to remove Issa Hayatou as CAF president, after the Cameroonian spent 29 years in office. Speaking as a guest at the 2nd matriculation ceremony of the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) in Agbarha-Otor, Delta State on Tuesday, Pinnick revealed there…

I used my money to feed Rangers’ players – Amapakabo

Imama Amapakabo, who was sacked as head coach of Enugu Rangers this week, has said poverty is ruining the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions. Amapakabo led the Flying Antelopes to their first title in 32 years, before he was fired on Monday, following a 2-2 draw with Zesco United of Zambia in the CAF…

Arsenal players want Wenger to step down – Carragher

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has claimed that Arsenal players have joined fans, in asking for manager Arsene Wenger to step down at the end of the season. The Gunners saw their hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four take a hit, after they were beaten 3-0 by Crystal Palace on Monday night….

NPFL: Bala vows to fix Niger Tornadoes’ defensive problems

Head coach of Niger Tornadoes, Abubakar Bala, has vowed to work on his team’s defensive problems and mental toughness, following their 2-1 defeat at Shooting Stars last weekend. Faleye put the hosts ahead, before Ammeh Wilfred equalized for Tornadoes. Asiri Emmanuel eventually clinched a late winner for Fatai Amoo’s side at the Sani Abacha Stadium….

Dortmund defender, Batra leaves hospital following explosion near team bus

Borussia Dortmund defender, Marc Batra, has left hospital after being treated for injuries sustained in an explosion near the team bus. Bartra was taken to hospital after up to three explosions occurred as the team made their way to their Champions League quarter-final clash with Monaco. The former Barcelona star was the only person injured…

Champions League: Juventus hammer Barcelona, Dortmund vs Monaco moved

Juventus have one leg in the semi-finals of this year’s Champions League, following their 3-0 win over Barcelona in Turin on Tuesday night. The Serie A champions completely outclassed Luis Enrique’s men, who got to the quarter-final courtesy of a remarkable comeback against Paris Saint-Germain. Paulo Dybala set the tone for the night with two…

NPFL: LMC sanctions Kano Pillars, Katsina United, Remo Stars, suspends players

The League Management Company (LMC) has sanctioned three Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs Kano Pillars, Katsina United and Remo Stars for breaking safety rules at match venues. Pillars were found guilty for violations of Rules B13.18 and C1, after the club’s supporters caused violence during the Match Day 18 fixture against Akwa United. They…

Arsenal players are cowards – Carragher

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has described Arsenal players as “cowards” after their 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday night (http://dailypost.ng/2017/04/10/crystal-palace-hammer-arsenal-3-0/). The result had Arsenal’s away fans chanting “You’re not fit to wear the shirt” near the end of the game at Selhurst Park. And Carragher criticized the players for lack of effort. “The…

Neymar given three-game suspension, to miss El Clasico

Barcelona forward, Neymar, has been handed a three-match suspension for applauding referee Gil Manzano in their 2-0 loss to Malaga last weekend. This effectively rules out the Brazilian from the El Clasico later this month. Neymar was sent off for a second bookable offence at the Rosaleda, a punishment that automatically carries a one-match ban….

CAF Confederation Cup: Zesco United vow to end Rangers’ dream

Head coach of Zesco United, Zlatko Krmpotic, has expressed his confidence that his side will see off Enugu Rangers in their CAF Confederation Cup play-offs return leg this Saturday. Krmpotic was speaking to his club official portal and said their 2-2 draw away in Nigeria, makes them favourites to qualify for the group stage of…

Victor Moses third most substituted player in Premier League

Victor Moses has emerged the third most substituted player in the Premier League this season. Statistics released by TalkSport on Monday, showed that the Super Eagles star has been taken off 17 times, three times less than his Chelsea team-mate, Eden Hazard. West Brom’s Nacer Chadli is the second most substituted player, as he has…

City desperate to beat United to Alexis Sanchez

Manchester City are determined to beat rivals Manchester United, to the signing of Alexis Sanchez if he quits Arsenal this summer. Sources have told ESPN FC that Pep Guardiola is optimistic about being reunited with the Chile international, who he signed for Barcelona in 2011. They spent one season together, before Guardiola left the Camp…

Oliseh unhappy as Dutch FA slam six-point deduction on Fortuna Sittard

Former coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh, has spoken of his sadness, after the Dutch Football Association deducted six points from Fortuna Sittard, for financial irregularities from 2016. Oliseh confirmed the news via his Twitter handle on Tuesday morning. The second division club, who were in a relegation battle before Oliseh was appointed manager,…

Mourinho not happy with De Gea’s form, to pick Romero for Anderlecht clash

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, is ready to pick Sergio Romero for Thursday night’s Europa League quarter-ginal first leg against Anderlecht in Belgium. According to MailSport, Mourinho has concerns over David De Gea’s form and fitness. De Gea was left of the United squad that beat Sunderland 3-0 on Sunday. “De Gea’s injury is not…

I don’t want to be ‘the new Messi’ – Dybala

Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala, has said he doesn’t want to be described as “the new Messi”. He played down comparisons between him and his fellow Argentine, ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Barcelona. “People should know that I am Dybala and I want to continue to be so,” he told Italian daily…

Why we lost 3-0 to Crystal Palace – Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has admitted that his side were not up for it, after they were thrashed 3-0 by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night. “I felt that they won decisive duels. We were exposed many times. The first half was level. They were sharper than us,” he said. On what he…

Ranieri refuses to blame Leicester City players for his sack

Claudio Ranieri has refused to blame Leicester City’s players for his sack in February. The Italian lost his job nine months after leading the Foxes to their first ever Premier League title. Several reports have suggested that senior players were consulted over his departure. Under his successor, Craig Shakespeare, Leicester won six matches in a…

Imama Amapakabo confirms Rangers exit

Imama Amapakabo has confirmed that Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Enugu Rangers, has sacked him. Amapakabo confirmed his exit via his Twitter handle on Monday evening, “It’s official. Received a termination of my contract with Rangers international football Club by email by 5:35pm. Thank you Lord for every,” he tweeted. “Next page jare!! Let…

Crystal Palace hammer Arsenal 3-0

Arsenal suffered another setback in their bid to finish in the Premier League top four, after they were battered 3-0 by Crystal Palace on Monday night. Sam Allardyce’s men opened scoring with their first shot on target, with Andros Townsend turning in Wilfred Zaha’s cross. Zaha and Townsend were both involved in Palace’s second goal…

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham snubs Nigeria for England

Chelsea teen forward, Tammy Abraham has asked to be left out of the Super Eagles squad for their upcoming AFCON 2019 qualifiers against South Africa. Tammy says he wants to focus on playing for England. The 19-year-old is on loan to Championship side, Bristol City. He went into the record books when he scored his…

How I restored Hazard’s confidence after Mourinho left – Conte

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has revealed how he helped Eden Hazard back to his best, by telling the player to act and play like a superstar. The Belgium midfielder scored again last weekend, as the Blues defeated Bournemouth 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium. This time last year, Hazard only broke a 355-day Premier League goal…

Usmanov blames Kroenke’s for Arsenal’s problems

Arsenal’s second biggest shareholder, Alisher Usmanov, has said that Stan Kroenke and the board must take the blame for the club’s recent issues. Usmanov owns 30.04% of the Gunners, but has been refused a place on the board by majority shareholder Kroenke. The Uzbek billionaire has now said the board are hiding their failures behind…

I felt like a robot at Manchester United – Schneiderlin

Morgan Schneiderlin has said that he felt “like a robot” playing for Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United. The France midfielder arrived Old Trafford from Southampton for £24million in 2015, but was sold to Everton 18 months later by Jose Mourinho. Schneiderlin has now spoken about his experience of playing at United and admits he, “didn’t…

Katsina United fans attack Enyimba FC players, officials [Video]

Players and officials of Enyimba FC have been attacked by irate fans of Katsina United FC after the goalkeeper of the Aba-based club, Fatau Dauda, allegedly punched a ball boy in the face. In retaliation, fans of the Premier League newcomers (Katsina United), tried to attack Dauda who had to be escorted by policemen from…

EPL: Luke Shaw gave me ‘solid’ performance – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has showered accolades on Luke Shaw after he played for an hour during Sunday’s win against Sunderland. Although, the Portuguese manager recently said the 21-year-old was way off challenging for a starting place in the United first team. Shaw made the first team in the Super Sunday victory against Sunderland,…

Rangers coach Imama Amakapabo suspended, Sylvanus Okpala steps in

The management of Enugu Rangers have suspended head coach Imama Amapakabo. The decision was taken following the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions’ 2-2 draw with Zesco United, in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup play-off at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu on Sunday. Former Nigeria international, Sylvanus Okpala, has been drafted…

AFCON 2019 qualifier: Uyo to host Super Eagles vs South Africa

Nigeria will play their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against South Africa, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. It is the same venue that hosted the two teams, as they fought to qualify for the 2015 edition of the tournament. The match finished 2-2 and also ended the Super Eagles’ hopes…

Diego Costa admits he does not enjoy living in London

Chelsea striker, Diego Costa has admitted he is unhappy living in London. The Spain international, whose future at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain, said: “I am happy at Chelsea, I am not necessarily saying that I am happy with my life in London. But that is something totally different. It has nothing to do with it.”…

Ibrahimovic scores 250th goal as he turns 30

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s opener in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday, was the 250th goal he has scored as he turned 30. The Swedish striker who is now 35, broke the deadlock in the 30th minute with a powerful finish into the bottom corner. Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it 2-0 very early in the second…

Conte saved Victor Moses’ career – Harry Redknapp

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth manager, Harry Redknapp, has said that Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, saved Victor Moses’ playing career. Moses has spent the last three seasons on loan at Stoke City, Liverpool and West Ham, since he signed for the Stamford Bridge outfit, with previous managers barely giving him a chance to prove his…

Neville claims Mourinho dropped De Gea for Sunderland win

Former Manchester United defender, Phil Neville, has claimed goalkeeper David De Gea was dropped by Jose Mourinho, for their 3-0 win at Sunderland on Sunday. Neville insisted he did not buy the official reason that the Spaniard was left out due to a “little problem” and says his omission could be linked with Real Madrid’s…

Manchester United keeps UCL hopes alive with 3 – 0 stomping of Sunderland

Manchester United has kept its hope of UEFA Champions League (UCL) qualification alive as it pushed 10-man Sunderland closer to relegation from the Premier League with a 3-0 victory on Sunday. Zlatan Ibrahimovic sparked United into life with a superb opener before Sebastian Larsson was sent off for a dangerous tackle, leaving space for Henrikh…

Ibrahimovic says current United squad “not good enough to be No.1”

Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has admitted that the current squad is not “good enough to be No.1”. Ibrahimovic has however backed manager Jose Mourinho, to take the Red Devils back to the top of English football. “I think the coach is doing the absolute maximum with the team he has. 200 percent,” Ibrahimovic told…

Moyes claims referee helped United beat Sunderland

Sunderland manager, David Moyes, has claimed that the decision to send off Sebastian Larsson, was decisive as his team was hammered 3-0 by Manchester United on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s men were already a goal up thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, when Larsson was given his marching orders before half time for a lunge on Ander Herrera….

Messi has not told Barcelona which players to sell this summer – Umtiti

Barcelona defender, Samuel Umtiti, has denied reports making the rounds, that Lionel Messi has drawn up a list of players the club should sell this summer and who they have to buy. Rumours in Spain suggest that the Argentina captain wants Barca to bring in Monaco duo Bernardo Silva and Kylian Mbappe, Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin,…

Neymar could miss El Clasico after red card against Malaga

Barcelona forward, Neymar, could miss the Clasico against Real Madrid this month, after he sarcastically applauded the fourth official, after he was shown a red card against Malaga. The Brazilian was sent off for a second bookable offence, as Luis Enrique’s men lost 2-0 at La Rosaleda on Saturday, slipping three points behind Real Madrid…

Mourinho explains why De Gea didn’t play against Sunderland

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, says that David De Gea did not play against Sunderland on Sunday, because of a “little problem”. The Spanish goalkeeper was left out of the match day squad for the Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light and was replaced by Sergio Romero. Rumours are circulating again regarding interest…

La Liga: Neymar sent off as Malaga shock Barcelona 2-0

Barcelona’s title hopes suffered a setback, after they were defeated 2-0 by Malaga on Saturday night at La Rosaleda. Luis Enrique’s men would have moved level on points with Real Madrid with a win, after the Madrid Derby ended in a 1-1 draw, but they returned home with no points. Sandro Ramirez opened scoring against…

Griezmann refuses to rule out Real Madrid move

Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann has refused to rule out the possibility of a switch to city rivals Real Madrid, but he insisted he is happy at the Vicente Calderon. Griezmann has been mainly linked with Manchester United, but Madrid have emerged as a shock option for the 26-year-old. The France international scored the equalizer…

NPFL: Rohr will be impressed by MFM’s style of play – Ilechukwu

Head coach of MFM FM, Fidelis Ilechukwu, has admitted he is anxious ahead of their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 18 clash agaisnt El-Kanemi Warriors, because the Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr, will be in attendance. The game is billed for the Agege Stadium in Lagos. “We are good to go. We hope…

Real Madrid confirm Pepe has suffered broken ribs

Real Madrid have confirmed that defender Pepe has broken two of his ribs. The Portugal defender scored the opening goal in their 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Satuday with a powerful header. But he was forced off after a heavy collison with Toni Kroos. Pepe was replaced in the 67th minute with Nacho. After…

Mikel Obi missing as Tianjin TEDA draw

Tianjin TEDA captain, Mikel Obi, was missing in action as they played out a 0-0 draw away to Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng, in a Chinese Super League match at the Guiyang Olympic Sports Center on Saturday. It was the first match the Nigeria international will not play in this season. Mikel Obi has scored once in…

Premier League: Chelsea restore seven-point lead, Manchester City win

Chelsea restored their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League, by beating Bournemouth 3-1 on Saturday. Tottenham hammered Watford 4-0 in the early kick-off, to put pressure on Antonio Conte’s men. Adam Smith deflected Diego Costa’s shot into his own net to give the Blues the lead, before Eden Hazard doubled it within…

Madrid Derby: Griezmann’s late goal blows La Liga title race open

Real Madrid were denied a first home win over city rivals, Atletico Madrid, in four attempts, after Antoine Griezmann struck late at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Pepe opened scoring for Zinedine Zidane’s men, powering in a header from Toni Kroos’ expertly flighted free-kick. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema had chances to extend Real’s lead,…

Musa will still play for Leicester City – Shakespeare

Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare, has insisted that Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa, is still in his plans despite his limited playing time this season. Musa has only started 13 games for the Foxes all season, with seven of those coming in the Premier League. He has scored four goals in all competitions. Ahead of…

I have made a decision on Januzaj – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed that he has made a decision on Adnan Januzaj’s future, but declined to confirm if the winger is staying or going. Januzaj has spent this season on loan at Sunderland, who United face this Sunday. He is however under contract at Old Trafford until 2018. “I have decided…

I changed my style because of referees – Diego Costa

Chelsea striker, Diego Costa, has admitted that he had to change his style, to avoid costly suspensions. The 28-year-old says frequently getting involved with opponents, was making him an easy target for Premier League referees. Costa has tried to curb his aggression in the 2016/2017 campaign, receiving eight yellow cards in 33 appearances across all…

Why I snubbed Manchester United, Chelsea for Barcelona – Ronaldinho

Former Brazilian star, Ronaldinho, has revealed that he chose to move to Barcelona instead of the Premier League, because of his friendship with the then president of the club, Sandro Rosell. Ronaldinho was the hottest player in demand in the summer of 2003, with many European heavyweights fighting for his signature. He eventually chose the…

Arsenal apologize for tweeting pornographic image

Arsenal have apologized after a pornographic image was tweeted from the club’s official Twitter account. Users of the social media platform were shocked, when the image of a woman engaging in oral sex was posted and accompanied by the text: “Here’s a snapshot of Arsenal training in Germany. We’ll have a gallery for you later…

Ahmad says he might stay for only one term as CAF president

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has hinted that he might use only one term in office. Ahmad says he might consider a second term, but completely ruled out the possibility of a third term, opening up the chance for people like Ghana FA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, and Nigeria Football Federation President,…

Why I am not bothered about Costa’s lack of goals – Conte

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has said he is not bothered about Diego Costa’s goal drought, because of his overall contribution as they march towards the Premier League title. Costa, who is the Blues’s top scorer this season, has failed to find the back of the net in their last four matches. Conte insists that a…

Chicharito would have scored 20 goals for United this season – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed that Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez would have scored 20 goals if he stayed at the club. Mourinho’s side has been widely criticized for not scoring enough and their heavy reliance on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Only Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata have hit double figures for United this term and Mourinho has…