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Barcelona Confirm Ernesto Valverde As New Manager At Camp Nou

4 months ago /

Barcelona have confirmed Ernesto Valverde as their new manager following Luis Enrique’s departure.   Valverde, 53, stepped down from his role in charge of Athletic Bilbao last week having led the Basque club to seventh place in La Liga and Europa League qualification.   He has also managed Villarreal, Valencia and Barça’s city rivals...

Pique Considers Valverde To Be A ‘Good Option’ For Barcelona

5 months ago /

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes Ernesto Valverde would be a “good option” to become the La Liga club’s new coach. The Spanish giants are searching for a replacement for Luis Enrique, who announced at the start of March he would leave at season’s end. Barca are expected to announce their new coach...

Pogba, Mkhitaryan On Target As Man United Beat Ajax To Win Europa League

5 months ago /

Manchester United pulled together in their city’s time of darkness, showing no little skill and spirit to overcome Ajax and win the Europa League. Less than 48 hours after a terror attack killed 22 people and injured many more at Manchester Arena, the club’s fans, players and staff stood unbowed in...

Guinea Clinch First U20 World Cup Point

5 months ago /

Guinea picked up their first point at the FIFA under-20 World Cup after a 1-1 draw with England in Jeonju, South Korea, on Tuesday. England took the lead in this Group A encounter after the break when Lewis Cook's 25-yard effort found the back of the net. But a comical own goal...

Barcelona To Name New Coach May 29

5 months ago /

Barcelona President, Josep Bartomeu, has confirmed that the club will announce its new coach on May 29, two days after the Copa del Rey final. Reports in the Barcelona media last week said the club have already agreed on a two-year deal with Athletic Bilbao coach, Ernesto Valverde. Luis Enrique said in...

New Bafana Bafana Coach Says His Team Is Ready To Give Super Eagles Tough Time

5 months ago /

The new coach of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Stuart Baxter, says his team will give Nigeria’s Super Eagles a tough time when the two teams clash on June 10. “I hope we will be very competitive with Nigeria. We will give them a game,” Baxter said after his unveiling in Johannesburg...

Fabregas’ Late Winner Rescues Chelsea In Seven-Goal Thriller

5 months ago /

Cesc Fabregas scored in the 88th minute to lift champions Chelsea to a wild 4-3 win over Watford on Monday night to match the Premier League record for wins in a season. John Terry also scored in a rare start but two defensive lapses from the 22-year Chelsea man nearly allowed...

Ndidi Named Leicester City Young Player Of The Year

5 months ago /

Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has won Leicester City’s young player of the year award. The 20-year-old beat Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwel to clinch the prize. Ndidi has scored two goals in 15 English Premier League appearances in the 2016/17 season. “It’s so great to be rated alongside Demarai Gray and Chiwell,” said...

Rohr To Name Invited Players, Camping Details Month End

5 months ago /

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will release the final list of players and camping details of the forthcoming 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifier game against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana this month end, officials of the team have revealed. Nigeria will host South Africa in the opening game of the qualifiers on...

Madrid Winner Nadal Moves To 4th In Rankings

5 months ago /

Rafael Nadal’s climb one place to fourth in the world on the strength of his Madrid Masters win was confirmed in the latest ATP rankings released Monday. The Spaniard continued his flawless record on clay this season by beating Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid tournament for a fifth time 7-6...

Inter Milan Sack Stefano Pioli After 6 Months As Head Coach

5 months ago /

Inter Milan have sacked coach Stefano Pioli after six months in charge. Pioli, who replaced Frank de Boer in November on an 18-month deal, has paid for Inter's poor recent form which has seen the Nerazzurri pick up just one point from their last six games. Sunday's 1-0 defeat at relegation-battling Genoa left Inter...

Africa's Nine Football World Cup Places Confirmed

5 months ago /

The FIFA Council has ratified the decision to give Africa nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. The move was confirmed on Wednesday in Bahrain. The Bureau of the Fifa Council made the original proposal of how it planned to allocate the 48 places on 30 March. BBC...

Sulley Muntari: Italian FA May Be Disciplined By FIFA Over Handling Of Racism Claims

5 months ago /

Italian football authorities may face disciplinary action over the treatment of Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari.

Monaco Cling To Hope Of Miracle In Turin

5 months ago /

Even Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim rates it as only a one in 20 shot.  And many would say that is an optimistic view of his young side’s chances of overturning a 2-0 deficit against Juventus in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final here on Tuesday. The free-scoring French champions-in-waiting have...

Qatar Airways Signs World Cup Sponsorship Deal With FIFA

5 months ago /

Qatar Airways said on Sunday it has signed a deal with global soccer body FIFA to be one of the official sponsors and the official airline of the next two World Cups, in Russia and Qatar. The state-owned carrier did not disclose the value of the deal, which it said would...

Nigeria Retains Position On FIFA World Ranking

5 months ago /

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have retained its position in the lastest FIFA world ranking for the month of May as there are no changes in the continent’s top five. The Super Eagles are ranked fifth in the continent and 40th team in the World. The Pharaohs of Egypt, Senegal and the...

Togolese Thomas Sethodji, Claims West African Tennis Open Title

5 months ago /

Togolese Thomas Sethodji, the number one seed at the McDan West African Open emerged winner at the 2017 edition which took place last Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium when he defeated Felix Hounkpevi from Benin by two seats to take home $3,000 plus Tennis shoes and rackets from Babolar...

 

Juventus Close On Final As Higuain Hurts Monaco

5 months ago /

Gonzalo Higuain scored both goals as an imperious Juventus beat Monaco 2-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday to take a huge step towards next month’s final in Cardiff. Both of Higuain’s goals came from Dani Alves assists, with the Argentine hitman rounding off a breathtaking team move...

Nigeria Crashes Out Of Beach Soccer World Cup In Bahamas

5 months ago /

The Super Sand Eagles on Monday crashed out at the group stages of the Bahamas 2017. The team failed to progress to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas after losing 1-2 on penalties to Iran following a 4-4 draw after three periods. Nigeria head coach Audu...

Fellaini Sees Red As Manchester Derby Ends In Stalemate

5 months ago /

Marouane Fellaini was sent off as Manchester City and Manchester United settled for a share of the spoils in the Manchester derby, with the two neighbours playing out a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium. Neither side were able to find a breakthrough on Thursday night, meaning City remain fourth in...