Sunday, 26 June 2016

Latest Transfer Rumours

Chelsea number one Thibaut Courtois has ruled out a career-long stay at Stamford Bridge, but admitted he is unsure on his preferred destination. 

Quaresma the hero as Portugal make last eight

Ricardo Quaresma grabbed a late winner as Portugal beat Croatia 1-0 after extra time to make the quarter-finals at Euro 2016.

Super Eagles will get a new coach in 2weeks - NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will announce a permanent coach for the Super Eagles in two weeks time a top member of the federation has said.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Chelsea Premier League fixtures 2016/2017


13: West Ham United (h)

20: Watford (a)

27: Burnley (h)

Latest Chelsea news

Antonio Conte tells Chelsea he wants to start playing with two strikers
Conte has reportedly told the board that he wants to move to playing with two strikers on a regular basis. Furthermore, he’s also told the club he’d like to play a 3-3-4 system at Stamford Bridge.

Amodu's Uncle blaming NFF for the death of Shuaibu Amodu

NFF owed him 7 months salaries at N800,000 per month. He was not having money to meet his family obligations and to take care of himself and his 8 children. He was in Benin to press button for NFF to pay him something; so that he would see those that could talk to those in Abuja. He even bailed one of our brothers from a police station.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016


Friday, June 10
France 2 Romania 1
Saturday, June 11:
Albania 0 v Switzerland 1
Wednesday, June 15:
Romania v Switzerland (17:00, Parc des Princes, Paris)
France v Albania (20:00, Stade Velodrome, Marseille)
Sunday, June 19:
 Romania v Albania (20:00, Stade de Lyon)
Switzerland v France (20:00, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Brazil sack Dunga after Copa America exit

Brazil coach Dunga was sacked on Tuesday after the Selecao’s humiliating group-stage elimination from the Copa America Centenario.

The Brazilian Football Confederation said in a statement it had decided to fire Dunga and “dissolve the Brazilian national team’s coaching staff” following their latest debacle.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Casillas hails healthy De Gea competition

Spain captain Iker Casillas believes David de Gea is "no longer a future prospect but a strong contender" to play in goal for the national team at Euro 2016.

Porto goalkeeper Casillas has been the country's first-choice keeper since 2002 but De Gea is considered favourite to start after a solid season for Manchester United.

"De Gea is no longer the future but a strong contender," Casillas told Cadena Cope radio.
"It's clear that all of us that are here, we think that we can play.


Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Keshi died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday in Benin, Edo state

According to a statement from the family “Stephen Keshi CON has gone to be with his wife”. His wife of 35 years died Dec 2015.

Atletico expect Simeone to stay put

Atletico Madrid are confident that coach Diego Simeone will remain at the club next season despite speculation about his future.
The Argentine said after his side's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid last month that he needed time to consider his options and Spanish media reports have linked the 46-year-old with the vacant coaching position at Paris St Germain.

Sissoko reveals desire to join Arsenal

Moussa Sissoko has confirmed that he wants to leave Newcastle United this summer and admits he would welcome a move to Arsenal.
The 26-year-old was part of the Newcastle side that suffered relegation from the Premier League this season, but the midfielder has no plans to play in the Championship next term.

Ibra: I look up to Beckham...…lauds 'cool' Mourinho

It’s difficult to envisage Zlatan Ibrahimovic looking up to anyone - but believe it or not, he does have a role model in football.
The 34-year-old is making a ‘big announcement’ on Tuesday, although it’s widely expected to be the introduction of his new clothing range, rather than confirmation of a move to Manchester United.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Siasia blames defence for U-23 woes

Head Coach of the Nigeria U-23 football team, Samson Siasia has identified the defence department as the weak link in his team following an unimpressive outing at the just concluded 4 -Nation Suwon Invitational Tournament in Korea Republic.
Speaking at the post match press conference after his boys ended the invitational with a 3-1 defeat of Honduras yesterday, Siasia said his team has learnt a lot from the tournament.

NPFL, NNL Results, Fixtures

K. Pillars               1-0          Plateau
Heartland            1-2          Rangers
El-Kanemi            2-0          Wolves FC
Ikorodu                                0-1          Wikki
Sunshine             1-1          A. Warriors
3SC                        3-0          Akwa Utd
Rivers Utd           1-0          Lobi Stars
Nasarawa            2-1          Enyimba
Tornadoes          2-1          I. Ubah

Monday, 6 June 2016

Results with Video Highlights

Korean Tournament: Denmark Hammer Nigeria 6-2
A pathetic Nigeria Olympic team suffered its second straight defeat at the Suwon Int'l Tournament in South Korea losing 2-6 to Denmark this morning.

Nigeria had earlier lost 0-1 to hosts Korea in the opening match of the pre-Olympics tournament, reports.

Transfer Gossip

Radja Nainggolan Confirms Chelsea Approach
Radja Nainggolan has confirmed Chelsea have approached Roma to discuss a potential transfer, but is adamant the move is by no means done just yet.

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly keen to lure the Belgium international to Stamford Bridge ahead of next season, having previously attempted to sign him while at Juventus.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Transfer Talk

Manchester United are plotting a move for £20m Bordeaux wonderkind Adam Ounas.

Sergio Romero is targeting the number one spot at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho.


United States 0-2 Colombia
James Rodriguez and Zapata silence Copa America host

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies aged 74

Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said. The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world's best-known sportsmen, had been in hospital in the US city of Phoenix in Arizona state.

He had been fighting a respiratory illness, a condition that has been further complicated by Parkinson's disease. The funeral will take place in Ali's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, his family said.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

EPL: Newcastle United 1-1 Manchester City

Newcastle XI: Darlow, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Tiote, Colback, Townsend, Sissoko, Perez, Cisse.
Subs: Wijnaldum, De Jong, Shelvey, Aarons, Saivet, Woodman, Mitrovic.

Man City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Delph, Jesus Navas, Toure, De Bruyne, Aguero.
Subs: Sterling, Caballero, Bony, Fernandinho, Demichelis, Otamendi, Iheanacho.

Today in the Papers

Daily Express
Romelu Lukaku has told friends he is prepared to return to Chelsea this summer, despite their failure to make the Champions League.

Manchester United are in the 'front row' to sign Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia.

Arsenal are reportedly set to make a £16m bid for Inter Milan star Marcelo Brozovic.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Europe League Results

German Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
FC Augsburg 1-0 VfB Stuttgart
SV Darmstadt 98 2-0 FC Ingolstadt 04
TSG Hoffenheim 2-1 Hertha Berlin
Werder Bremen 3-2 VfL Wolfsburg
Bayern Munich 3-0 Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Hamburg SV
Mainz 2-3 FC Cologne

La Liga Weekend Results, midweek Fixtures

FridayLevante 2 Espanyol 1

Getafe 1 Real Madrid 5
Karim Benzema, Isco, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale all found the net as Los Blancos cruised to victory on Saturday, with the Frenchman in inspired form.


Monday, 18 April 2016

EPL Weekend Results


AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool
Daniel Sturridge was in inspirational form as Liverpool sealed a 2-1 win at AFC Bournemouth to keep up their bid for a place in the Europa League next season

Possession: 51%-49%
Shots: 18-19
Pass accuracy: 81%-82%
Chances created: 15-11


Saturday, 16 April 2016

EPL: Chelsea FC v Manchester City FC Match Facts

Chelsea have won 11 & lost just one of their last 17 BPL matches against Man City at The Bridge.

Man City side have lost just one of their last 7 BPL away matches (W3 D3 L1).

Chelsea have scored only five goals in their last seven BPL matches against Man City.

EPL: Manchester United v Aston Villa FC Match Facts

Aston Villa have won none of their last 12 BPL encounters with Man United (W0 D3 L9)

Going further back, the Red Devils have lost just one of their last 40 BPL matches against the Villans (W29 D10 L1)

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

EPL Updates

Liverpool have started to identify potential suitors for Mario Balotelli as they fear being stuck with his £4.5m/season wages.

Jonjo Shelvey wants to stay at Newcastle even if it means playing in the Championship - but he is among the players who would not be forced to take a pay cut if they are relegated.

Champions League Highlights: Real Madrid 3 Wolfsburg 0, Man City 1 PSG 0

A brilliant hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo saved Real Madrid’s Champions League campaign, as the Spaniards battled back to down Wolfsburg 3-0 and progress to the semi-finals. dOWNLOAD video: Real Madrid 3 – 0 Wolfsburg [Champions League] Highlights 2015/16

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

EPL Updates

Tottenham have revived their interest in Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama

Juventus look set to beat Tottenham to the signing of highly-rated Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi.

FIFA writes NFF on Jos ruling, threatens to sanction Nigeria

World football ruling body, FIFA, yesterday threatened to sanction Nigeria if she breaches its statutes relating to dispute resolution.

In a letter entitled, “Verdict of the Jos High Court,” and addressed to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, FIFA warned that the Jos Federal High Court decision, “if implemented, would likely be considered as an interference in FIFA rule "

Monday, 11 April 2016


video: Real Madrid 4 - 0 Eibar [La Liga] Highlights 2015/16

Real Madrid put their midweek Champions League misery behind them in scintillating fashion as a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired performance helped them smash Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.


video: West Ham United 3 - 3 Arsenal [Premier League] Highlights 2015/16

Laurent Koscielny earnt a draw for Arsenal at West Ham to deny Andy Carroll victory after the striker hit a hat-trick.

The Arsenal defender crashed home in the 70th minute after staying up following a corner to keep Arsenal seven points clear of their opponents in third place.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Tyson Fury, Klitschko rematch to hold July 9

Tyson Fury will defend his world heavyweight titles against Wladimir Klitschko on July 9 in Manchester.

EPL: Swansea AFC v Chelsea FC Match Facts

Swansea City have never beaten Chelsea in a BPL match (D3 L6).

Chelsea are looking to keep a fourth consecutive clean sheet at the Liberty Stadium across all competitions.

EPL: Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion Match Facts

Manchester City have won each of their last eight BPL matches against West Bromwich Albion.

West Brom have conceded three times in each of their last five league contests against Man City.

EPL: West Ham United v Arsenal FC Match Facts

Arsenal’s defeat to the Hammers (0-2) on opening weekend of this campaign ended a run of nine consecutive league wins against them.

Friday, 8 April 2016

EPL Updates

Claudio Ranieri - Barclays Manager of the Month for March

Leicester City Coach Claudio Ranieri has been voted the Barclays Manager of the Month for March

Is he your manager of the season so far?

Today In The Papers

Mario Balotelli is "desperate" to leave Liverpool and join AC Milan on a permanent deal this summer.

Jurgen Klopp is hoping to lure Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Christian Pulisic to Liverpool.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is still dreaming of snapping up Jose Mourinho.

Saido Berahino is anxious to re-discover his goalscoring touch at West Brom ahead of his likely summer exit.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

EPL Updates

Martin Demichelis Will Not Contest FA's Decisions

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis will not contest a Football Association charge over alleged betting offences.

The 35-year-old is accused of 12 breaches of FA rule E8 concerning matches played between January 22 and 28 this year.

UCL VIDEOS Wolfsburg 2 Real Madrid 0; PSG 2 Man City 2

 Wolfsburg stunned Real Madrid

Wolfsburg: Benaglio, Dante, Naldo, Rodriguez, Vieirinha, Draxler, Henrique, Schürrle, Luiz Gustavo, Guilavogui, Arnold.

Real Madrid: Navas, Danilo, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

UCL Videos: Barcelona 2 - 1 Atletico Madrid: Bayern Munich 1 - 0 Benfica

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Neymar, Suarez.
Bench: Bravo, Bartra, Vermaelen, Sergi Roberto, Arda, Rafinha, Munir

Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Lucas, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Saul Niguez, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Torres.
Subs: Luciano Vietto, Thomas, Jesus Gamez, Matias, Miguel Angel Moya, Andres Correa, Augusto
Barcelona had Luis Suarez to thank as they battled back to a 2-1 Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid, with the Uruguayan hitman netting both the hosts’ goals in an enthralling contest.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Today In The Papers

Everton and Liverpool will lead the chase for £22m-rated Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 24, this summer. Lacazette is the second top scorer in Ligue 1 behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Antonio Conte could be officially announced as the next Chelsea manager this week. The current Italy boss has been heavily linked with the post and was spotted in London this weekend.


Aston Villa 0 - 4 Chelsea

Arsenal 4 - 0 Watford
Arsene Wenger's men dominated from the off against the Hornets and recorded a comfortable victory to maintain the pressure on both Tottenham and Leicester City


video: Barcelona 1 – 2 Real Madrid [La Liga] Highlights 2015/16

Zinedine Zidane becomes the first Real Madrid manager to win his debut El Clasico since Bernd Schuster (Dec '07) as Cristiano Ronaldo’s late goal earned Real Madrid a brilliant 2-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on Saturday.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Today In The Papers

Daily Mail
Ibrahimovic is asking EPL clubs for a weekly wage of £600,000.

Liverpool will be faced with prospect of playing a 'home' game away from Anfield next season if they qualify for the Europa League as their ground will not be ready for games till August.