Jose Mourinho Hits New Low As Champions Humbled By Liverpool

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The pressure on Jose Mourinho intensified further as Chelsea slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Two goals from Philippe Coutinho and a late strike from Christian Benteke cancelled out Ramires’ opening goal as Liverpool won their first game in the Premier League under Jurgen Klopp. Chelsea’s…

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Barcelona Could Enter Ligue 1 If Granted Catalan Independence, Says Manuel Valls

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has offered Barcelona the opportunity of transferring to Ligue 1 if Catalonia is granted independence from Spain and the club is no longer permitted to play in La Liga. A referendum on Catalan independence has put Barca’s La Liga membership in serious doubt, but Barcelona…

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Mourinho Still The Right Man For Chelsea, Says Remy

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Chelsea striker Loic Remy has asked for patience with under-pressure manager Jose Mourinho as speculation over the Portuguese’s future at Stamford Bridge continues after yet another defeat. The Premier League champions have endured a dismal season so far, losing eight of the 16 games they have played in all competitions,…

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SIASIA OPENS LID OVER UNPAID SALARIES

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Head coach of Nigeria’s under-23 team, Samson Siasia has appealed to the Nigeria Football Federation to pay more attention to the welfare of coaches and players in other cadre rather than expending all their energy on the Super Eagles. Speaking on a radio programme earlier today, the former senior national…

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And Then There Were Seven. FIFA Announces Names Of Men Who Would Be King

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Seven rather than eight contenders are in the running to succeed Sepp Blatter as Fifa president, football’s world governing body officially announced today, the omission being former Trinidad and Tobago international David Nakhid who confirmed his intention to stand on Monday but appears to have failed to receive the required…

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FIFA Election: APFON Hails NFF For Endorsing Odegbami

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The Association of Professional Footballers of Nigeria (APFON) has applauded the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for endorsing Segun Odegbami as a candidate from Nigeria for the post of FIFA president. This is contained in a statement signed by APFON Secretary, Austin Popo, on Saturday, where he was quoted as saying…

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Celta Vigo An Example To Spanish La Liga

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If somebody had said at the start of this season that Villarreal-Celta Vigo was going to be a top-of-the-table clash come October, not many people would have believed them. After all, in this day and age, when it’s usually the sides with the deepest pockets who dominate the top Leagues…

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UEFA Open Case Against Man City After Fans Boo Anthem

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened over Manchester City fans booing of the Champions League anthem ahead of their 2-1 win over Sevilla on Wednesday evening. The booing of the Champions League anthem was detailed in a report by match delegate and chairman of the Iceland FA Geir Thorsteinsson, with UEFA’s…

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CHAN Eagles Vow To Beat Burkina Faso In Ouagadougou

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An official of the senior national team has assured Nigerians that the Super Eagles will beat Burkina Faso in the second leg of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier on Sunday. His reason for such optimism: The team has been working hard to correct all the lapses observed in the…

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Ramsey Out For At Least Three Weeks With Hamstring Injury

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Arsenal will be without Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey until the end of November after he suffered a hamstring injury during his side’s Champions League win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Ramsey, who struggled with hamstring problems last season, was forced off in the 57th minute and manager Arsene Wenger said…

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Iroha Joins Heartland As Technical Supervisor

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Former Nigeria left back, Ben Iroha is a new addiction to the Nazi Millionaires’ bench. He joins the coaching crew as Technical Supervisor. Speaking to reporters after the team’s training session Tuesday, he revealed that he was contacted to help the team considering his wealth of experience. ”I just came…

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Iker Cassilas Beats Edwin Van Der Sar On The Clean Sheet Record

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Porto remain on course to progress from the group stages after comprehensively beating Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv 2-0. It was a relatively straightforward night for shot-stopper Casillas with the Israeli minnows only managing a few chances to find the target. In truth, they didn’t really pose any threat to the…

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Golden EAGLETS HIT WORLD CUP KNOCKOUT ROUNDS AFTER THRASHING HOSTS CHILE

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Nigeria booked a place in the second round of the FIFA U17 World Cup after they thrashed hosts Chile 5-1 early Wednesday. Nigeria now have six points from two games. Samuel Chukwueze justified his inclusion in the starting line up as he scored a brace and was brought down three…

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Arsenal will attack Bayern-An Optimistic Arsene

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Pep Guardiola’s side have won 12 matches in a row in all competitions yet the Arsenal manager insists that his men will look to play the Bavarian giants at their own game Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has vowed to take the game to Bayern Munich when the Bundesliga giants visit…

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Wijnaldum A muCh Better Performer Than Memphis Depay?

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The Newcastle man scored four against Norwich,which puts him up to 6 that dwarf memphis depay’s single against sunderland. Such a feat puts Wijnaldum among even more illustrious company – not since Alan Shearer scored five goals against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999 has a Newcastle player netted four times in…

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