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…