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PSG 1-2 Man City: De Bruyne and Mahrez stun Mauricio Pochettino’s team as they put one leg in final

Man City have one foot in the Champions League final after beating PSG 2-1 in France on Wednesday night, April 28. City, not seen as favorites ahead of the match, shocked the football world by scoring two goals in the space of seven minutes despite going down early in the first half.   PSG played […]

Footballer Gonzalo Higuain loses mum after battle with cancer

Former Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain’s mum, Nancy Zacarias’ has died after losing a long battle with cancer. She died aged just 64. The news came just days after the Higuain, 33, and his brother Federico, 36, made MLS history after both scored in the same game in Inter Miami’s 2-1 win […]

Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka wins Young Player of the Year at 2021 London Football Awards

Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka has been named Young Player of the Year at the 2021 London Football Awards. The English winger, 19, saw off strong competition from Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Emile Smith Rowe, and Reece James to win the award at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday night, April 27. Accepting his award, the four-cap […]

Tottenham star, Harry Kane wins Player of the Year at London Football Awards 2021

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has been crowned Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.   The England international, 27, beat off competition from team-mate Heung-Min Son, West Ham duo Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek and Chelsea’s Mason Mount to win the award after scoring an impressive 21 goals and 13 assists […]

Ryan Giggs to appear in court today charged with coercive control and assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville ‘and her sister’

Former Manchester United footballer and Wales coach, Ryan Giggs will appear in court today charged with assaulting two women including his ex-girlfriend, and controlling or coercive behaviour.   Wales manager Giggs, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to his ex-girlfriend, PR executive Kate Greville, 36, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on […]

Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal

Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun has signed a new long-term deal with Premier League side, Arsenal.   His current contract was set to run out this summer but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu convinced the player to commit his future to the club.   The 19-year-old has an impressive record for Arsenal’s U23s […]

Lionel Messi reportedly buys £5m luxury Miami apartment with 1,000-bottle wine cellar (photos)

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has reportedly splashed out £5million on his second apartment in Miami, fuelling speculation he might head to MLS this summer.   The Argentine playmaker previously said he would like to play in the United States one day and his contract at Barcelona expires this summer.     It’s believed the 33-year-old […]

Stephanie Frappart named as first woman to officiate at men’s European Championships

Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to officiate at a men’s European Championships this summer after UEFA confirmed the list of referees for this year’s tournament.   The female referee will be involved as a support match official, working either as a fourth official or a reserve assistant referee at the tournament.   […]

Ed Woodward resigns as vice-chairman of Manchester United over European Super League backlash

Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward has resigned from his position at the club following the backlash over the European Super League. Woodward’s resignation comes after Manchester United were heavily criticised by their own supporters for agreeing to join a breakaway European Super League with 16 other top clubs. ESPN journalist, Mark Ogden shared the […]

Ryan Mason appointed Tottenham interim head coach following Jose Mourinho sacking

Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Ryan Mason as interim head coach until the end of the season after Jose Mourinho sacking.   The Portuguese manager was sacked on Monday after 17 months in charge, six days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.   Former Spurs and Hull midfielder Mason, who was […]

‘I’m always in football.’ – Football manager, Jose Mourinho breaks silence after Tottenham sacking

Jose Mourinho has broken his silence after he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after just 17 months at the club.   The Portuguese manager was sacked on Monday morning, April 19, less than a week before Tottenham take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.   The 58-year-old had been in charge […]

Ahmed Musa opt-out of Kano Pillars away games over unsafe roads

Kano Pillars has announced that Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa will miss most of their away games when the second stanza of the Nigeria Professional Football League begins April 28.   This was confirmed in a statement by the Chairman of the club, Surajo Yahaya.   In the statement, Mr.Yahaya noted that Musa will be […]

#EuropeanSuperLeague: Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp calls for calm after angry fans try to stop team bus from arriving at stadium (photos)

Angry fans attempted to block Liverpool’s team bus from arriving at Elland Road for their game against Leeds following the decision of the clubs heirarchy to join other top European clubs to form the European Super league on Monday, April 19.     Twelve clubs across Europe, including Liverpool owned by John W. Henry’s Fenway […]

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr volunteers to help French club Bordeaux avoid relegation

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr has volunteered to help struggling French clubside, Bordeaux avoid relegation if called upon. Bordeaux have failed to secure victory in their last four games, including suffering a 3-0 defeat against Monaco on Sunday April 18, which has seen Jean-Louis Gasset’s men drop to the 16th spot on the […]

‘That’s not going to happen’ – Real Madrid chief Perez laughs off UEFA threats to ban players for Super League participation

The Blancos president said it was impossible for players to be banned from international play for partaking in the competition Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed threats from UEFA president Alexander Ceferin, who said that players participating in the Super League “will be banned from the World Cup and Euros”. There has been a major outcry over […]

UEFA confirms 36-team Champions League reform with single league format replacing group stage

The new plans for Europe’s elite competition, which are set to come into effect in 2024, have been unveiled amid talk of a rival Super League UEFA has given the green light for a 36-team Champions League reform which will include a single league format to replace the group stage. European football’s main governing body […]

‘No need for breaks’ – Mourinho ready to get back to work after Tottenham sacking Goal

The Portuguese manager is eager to prove he’s still an elite coach despite recent stumbles Jose Mourinho flashed a smile and said he had no intention of fading from the spotlight after his Tottenham sacking, instead claiming there was “no need for breaks”. In an impromptu interview near his car on Monday, the manager appeared […]

“I’m living proof you can play professional football and be gay” – Andy Brennan

On May 14, 2019, in an Instagram post to his followers, Andy Brennan, who plays for Hume City in Australia and previously played for Newcastle Jets, made history when he became the first male Australian footballer to publicly come out as gay. Now he says ever since he made the decision, he hasn’t regretted it […]

Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah confirmed as new captain of the Egyptian national team

Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah has been named as the new captain of the Egyptian national team, the EFA announced on Monday.   The national team captaincy has been an issue for a long time now, with many football fans and pundits urging Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry to hand Salah the armband and move away from […]

Revealed: Jose Mourinho has been paid a total of £93.5m for his sacking as Football manager

Football manager/coach, Jose Mourinho has been paid a staggering £93.5 million for his sackings in football. Tottenham ruthlessly sacked Mourinho and his coaching staff on Monday morning, April 19, following a poor run of form in the Premier League . He lasted just 17 months with the 58-year-old in line to receive a whopping pay-out. […]

Football fans react to Jose Mourinho’s sacking by Tottenham Hotspur after just 17 months at the club

Football fans around the world are reacting on Twitter to the news  of Jose Mourinho sacking by Tottenham Hotspur after just 17 months at the club.   The Portuguese manager was sacked on Monday morning, April 19, less than a week before Tottenham take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.   The […]

Watch hilarious video of Wilfred Ndidi asking Kelechi Iheanacho to ‘cut soap’ for him after sending Leicester City to FA Cup final

Super Eagles’ superstars, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho have become very popular in and out of Leicester City’s dressing room. On Sunday April 18, Iheanacho netted Leicester’s only goal in their FA Cup semi-final clash with Southampton to send his club to the final tournament clash against Chelsea. During the celebration in the dressing room […]

#EuropeanSuperLeague: Man. U. and Arsenal resign from European Clubs Association while club CEOs resign from UEFA

Manchester United and Arsenal football club of England have confirmed they have left the European Clubs Association (ECA) while United chairman, Ed Woodward and Arsenal CEO, Vinai Venkatesham have resigned from their positions with UEFA in staunch moves to show they are intent on going ahead with plans to set up their own European Super League. […]

Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane’s men go top of the table (As it happened)

  33-year-old Benzema was first to meet Lucas Vazquez’s low cross towards the near post, squeezing a backheeled flick past Marc-Andre ter Stegen for his 25th goal in 35 appearances this season. Barcelona fell further behind when Kroos’ free-kick took a deflection off Sergino Dest on its way past Ter Stegen.   Federico Valverde could […]

Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with commanding win

  Chelsea moved back up to fourth in the Premier League table after a blistering 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Friday, April 9.   Before kick-off of the London derby, both teams observed a two-minute silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Saturday April 9.   […]

Neymar involved in tunnel tussle with Djalo after red card for PSG vs Lille(VIDEO)

Neymar had to be separated from Tiago Djalo in the tunnel after both were shown red cards during Paris Saint-Germain’s loss to Lille. With PSG trailing heading into the final couple of minutes, Neymar and Djalo tussled for the ball near the touchline before the latter was bundled over. In his haste to get the ball, […]

Mendy upstages Aguero as Man City take massive step towards Premier League title at Leicester

All eyes were on the departing Argentine but it was Pep Guardiola’s enigmatic full-back who made the crucial breakthrough in an important 2-0 win It was supposed to be all about Sergio Aguero, but it was a fellow Manchester City player with an uncertain future that made the difference as the Premier League leaders took […]

Pep Guardiola explains why he sold ‘incredible’ Kelechi Iheanacho to Leicester City ahead of must win clash

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has praised Leicester City and Super Eagles of Nigeria stars Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi as his side is set to take on the Foxes at King Power Stadium on Saturday, April 3. Iheanacho has been in terrific form for Leicester recently, scoring seven goals in his last four games, […]

Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new contract with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024. He was handed a new deal following his impressive performances for the side this season, scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions. He was previously earning […]

Chelsea 2 – 5 West Bromwich : Thomas Tuchel suffers first defeat as Chelsea manager in 7 goal thriller

The English Premiere  league kick started shockingly as relegation-threatened West Brom won 5-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, April 3, inflicting Thomas Tuchel’s first defeat as Chelsea manager in emphatic fashion. Chelsea were down to 10 men for the most part of the game after Thiago Silva’s red card just moments after the Blues had taken […]

Kelechi Iheanacho wins Premier League Player of the Month for March

Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has been named March’s Premier League player of the month. The Nigerian international, 24, scored five goals in three league appearances for the Foxes in the lead-up to the international break last month, including his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United. Iheanacho, who became a regular […]

Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon handed one-game ban for Blasphemy after he shouted ‘god is a pig’ during Parma clash last December

Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon has been handed a one-match ban for Blasphemy, the Italian Federal Court of Appeal has ruled.   The veteran Italian goalkeeper, 43, was alleged to have shouted ‘Porco Dio!’, which translates as ‘god is a pig’, towards Juventus team-mate Manolo Portanova.   He was initially given a €5,000 euros (£4,260) fine […]

Footballer Toni Kroos reacts to plans by some countries to boycott the Qatar 2022 w/cup as reports allege 6,500 migrant workers have died in the country since 2010

‘ World cup winning champion, Toni Kroos says “it’s wrong” that Qatar were given 2022 World Cup hosting rights after reports alleging that thousands of migrant workers have died since the hosting rights of the competition were awarded to the gulf state elevn years ago.     Germany have been among several countries to stage […]

Manchester United make sensational free transfer offer to Sergio Aguero after he announces he’ll be leaving rivals Manchester City this summer

Top football club, Manchester United are in negotiations to sign Manchester City legend, Sergio Aguero on a free transfer from neighbours City, according to a new report. The Argentine striker, 32, has announced he’ll be leaving the Etihad in June when his contract expires and already has a host of clubs including Chelsea chasing his […]

Captain’s armband Cristiano Ronaldo angrily threw to floor while playing for Portugal is put up for auction to help pay for baby’s spinal surgery

The captain’s armband which Cristiano Ronaldo threw to the ground in anger after Portugal’s World Cup qualifier against Serbia has now been put up for auction to help pay for a baby’s medical treatment. Ronaldo ripped off the armband and slammed it on the stadium after seeing his last-minute goal ruled out in Portugal’s 2-2 […]