#HOUSEYARNS – DALUNG THROWS WEIGH BEHIND JOSEPH YOBO TESTIMONIAL

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The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has thrown his weight behind the Joseph Yobo Testimonial and Centenary match  to mark the retirement of the former Nigerian captain from international football coming up later today (Friday) May 27. Speaking when the Local organizing committee of the event…

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#HOUSEYARNS – SHEHU DIKKO: NPFL TO ANNOUNCE NEW SPONSORS

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Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC) Shehu Dikko said the LMC will announce a sponsor for the NPFL “in the coming weeks”. The 2016 Nigeria Professional Football League have been running with only TV rights money being the sole official source of revenue for the league and Dikko disclosed…

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#ASEDEYHOT – DIER RELISHING EURO 2016 CHANCE

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Tottenham and England midfielder Eric Dier says he is enjoying every minute of his career at the moment and hopes to repay Roy Hodgson’s faith he has shown in him ahead of Euro 2016.

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#ASEDEYHOT – NO PRIVATE JET FOR VAN PRAAG AS HE KEEPS ELECTION COSTS UNDER CONTROL

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Michael van Praag, the only declared candidate so far to become the new president of UEFA, is unlikely to be accused of overspending in his effort to replace Michel Platini. Van Praag has been keeping a low media profile since announcing he was standing in the September 14 election but the…

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EURO 2016 TORI – CUP FINAL CHAOS PROMPTS FRENCH TO RE-EVALUATE SECURITY FOR EURO 2016

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Security failures at the French cup final last weekend will be sorted out before the start of Euro 2016, the government insists. The month-long tournament opens across France on June 10 with a state of emergency still in force following the terrorist attacks last November that killed 130 people in…

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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL BUILD –UP – REAL MADRID VS ATLETICO MADRID

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After a grueling season, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are set to meet in the 2016 UEFA Champions League Finals. The battle between football’s powerhouses will happen at the historic San Siro Stadium in Milan on Saturday, May 28. Now, here’s our predictions and preview for the upcoming matchup. The…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – ITALIAN POLICE SWOOP IN NAPLES TO ARREST 10 IN MATCH-FIXING PROBE

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Efforts to crack down on match-fixing in Italy have been stepped up with the arrest in Naples of 10 people who, according to the authorities, conspired to alter the results of two matches in Serie B in 2014. The detainees apparently fixed the outcome of the Modena-Avellino match in March and…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – DEL BOSQUE: CONFIDENCE IN MORATA

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Vicente del Bosque explains his decision to drop Diego Costa for Euro 2016 as he has ‘confidence’ in Alvaro Morata and needed space elsewhere. Costa and Valencia’s Paco Alcacer were surprise omissions from La Roja’s preliminary 25-man squad for the tournament, with Morata and Aritz Aduriz the only recognised strikes.…

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#OYINBOTOUCHLIGHT – NEWCASTLE UNDER BENITEZ SHOULD LOOK TO LEICESTER, WIJNALDUM SAYS

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Newcastle United should look to champions Leicester City as they try to get back into the Premier League under manager Rafael Benitez, Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has said. Leicester finished 10 points ahead of second-placed Arsenal in the league this season, after finishing 14th in the table in the 2014/15…

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#HOUSEYARNS – AIGBOGUN UNFAZED BY TOUGH CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP

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Enyimba coach Paul Aigbogun has described as “okay” a CAF Champions League group that pits his club with Zamalek of Egypt, Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa and Entente Setif of Algeria. Two-time African champions Enyimba will feature in what looks like the tougher group, but Aigbogun maintained he did not…

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#HOUSEYARNS – COACHES IMAMA, BOBOYE MAY MISS SUPER EAGLES FRIENDLIES

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Interim Super Eagles assistant coaches Imama Amapakabo and Kennerdy Boboye are now in danger of missing out on the friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg as they are yet to be issued entry visas to France. Interim head coach Salisu Yusuf, goalkeepers’ trainer Alloy Agu and the team doctor are the…

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#HOUSEYARNS – LMC DEMANDS PLAYERS ATTESTATION BEFORE TRANSFER

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Following the conclusion of week 19 clashes, Nigeria Professional Football League Clubs have a two weeks window, which started on  from 8am on Monday, May 23 to 5pm on June 3 to register new players and sign up players on permanent or temporary transfer. The League Management Company in a circular to all clubs announced the…

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#ASEDEYHOT – CARRAGHER: MOURINHO HAS UNITED PEDIGREE

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Jamie Carragher says Jose Mourinho’s track record shows he can succeed at Manchester United. Carragher on Soccer Parole.

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#ASEDEYHOT – ONE WEEK AFTER CONGRESS FIFA FIRES FINANCE CHIEF KATTNER FOR CONTRACT ‘BREACHES’

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And another one bites the dust. Markus Kattner, FIFA’s interim secretary-general and long-time director of finance, has become the latest high-profile figure linked with the organisation’s corruption-tainted past to be thrown out. In the briefest of statements, FIFA said Kattner had been dismissed following an internal investigation that had “uncovered…

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EURO 2016 TORI – ISCO “VERY HAPPY” TO MAKE SPAIN SQUAD

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Isco has revealed that he was “very happy” to make theprovisional Spain squad for Euro 2016, despite struggling to hold down a regular position in the Real Madrid XI this season.

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