TOP MOMENTS OF 2021

What a year 2021 was with lots of unbelievable and massive success dominated the year. From Lionel Messi’s departure from FC Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo’s return and Argentina long awaited major international trophy heartbreak healed. 2021 will remain a year every football fan will always look back to and cherish one moment or the other, well…

JOHN ADAMS: SECOND UNITED STATES PRESIDENT

The second president of the United States was John Adams, lawyer and diplomat. Adams’ public career lasted more than 35 years. He was second only to George Washington in making a place for the young United States among the nations of the world. In his devotion to the country, he was second to none. Adams…

CHINUA ACHEBE: GET TO KNOW HIM

On the day Nigeria is celebrating her Independence day, it’s only right to write about one of the greatest personalities of this country. Here, I’ll tell you about Nigeria famous novelist, Chinua Achebe. His biography, awards and things you didn’t know about him. CHINUA ACHEBE The richly African stories of Chinua Achebe re-create the old…

Kvitova, Sakkari, Swiatek, Kontaveit all in Ostrava Open semis

Top-seeded Iga Swiatek of Poland advanced to the semifinals of the Ostrava Open after beating seventh-seeded Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. This happens to be her first semifinals since winning in Rome in May to set up a match against fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari. The Greek overcame Czech Tereza Martincova 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Sakkari will…

Klopp wants ‘solution’ as quarantine fiasco returns

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has demanded “some kind of solution” to prevent another club vs country issue over quarantine rules for World Cup qualifiers. Eight Brazilian Premier League players — including Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielder Fabinho — were called-up by Brazil coach Tite for the next round of 2022 qualifiers in October. Klopp…

THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AS EPL RETURNS

Oh well, International break is finally over. It was a small break but looked like forever. We witnessed some extraordinary and bizarre moments during the international break. With the likes of Ronaldo and Messi proving their worth as the Greatest Of All Time, simply called GOAT. They both equal and break records both on and…

Christian Fuchs join MLS side on free transfer

Christian Fuchs leaves Leicester after six years at the King Power Stadium to join MLS expansion club Charlotte FC on free transfer. Fuchs won the EPL title Leicester in 2016 The 35-year-old defender played a crucial role in Leicester title winning campaign after he 34 appearances. He has a total of 152 applications for the…

Former Chelsea skipper leaves Aston Villa

John Terry has left his role at Aston Villa to pursue his dream of becoming a manager. Terry leave his role as Villa assistant manager The former Chelsea and England defender joined Villa boss Dean Smith’s coaching staff in October 2018. He helped Smith guide Villa to Premier League promotion in 2019. Terry said: “It…

PSG in pole position to sign 22-year-old Chelsea long-term target

Chelsea FC is believed to have pulled out of the battle to sign Achraf Hakimi as the Inter Milan right-back is now on the verge of joining PSG,according to reports in Italy. Chelsea saw their initial bid rejected then followed up that bid by offering Marcos Alonso as part of the deal. But Parisians cash…

EPL Champions after Chelsea academy product

Manchester City have joined the race to sign Chelsea defender Reece James. The 21-year-old star has been an important figure in the side since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival in January. He delivered another excellent display in the Blues’ victory over Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final last month as he ensured Raheem Sterling was…

It was my fault – de Ligt

The Dutch suffered a last-16 exit from Euro 2020 at the hands of the Czech Republic. With the teams level at 0-0, Matthijs de Ligt was sent off in the second half for denying Patrik Schick a clear goalscoring opportunity. Thirteen minutes after the young defender left the pitch, the Netherlands conceded and failed to…

England prepared for penalties says John Stones

John Stones says England are prepared for penalties if Tuesday’s last-16 tie against Germany goes that far. “With how we do it now, we’ve been practising so much,” Stones said. “We’ve been practising on keeping that clear focus of what to do if your turn comes up.” Speaking of when England ended a World Cup…

It’s a joke – Wales defender criticised tournament format

Defender Chris Gunter has criticised the set-up of Euro 2020 after Wales’ last-16 exit against Denmark. “Every nation had fans wherever they went,” Gunter wrote on social media. “[But Wales did not] apart from the 350 who broke government rules and bank accounts to be there. “You and us deserved more from this joke set-up…

Frustrated Bale walks away after Denmark defeat

Captain Gareth Bale walked away when asked about his Wales future following the Euro 2020 round of 16 defeat to Denmark. Bale cut a frustrated figure after Euro’s heartbreak There was speculation before Euro 2020 that Real Madrid forward Bale, 31, may retire after the tournament. When asked about the speculation after the Denmark defeat,…

This is really huge – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says Manchester City are the “benchmark”, after his side secured a win over Real Madrid to set up an all-English Champions League final. The Blues beat the record 13-time European giant at Stamford Bridge to win 3-1 on aggregate. Chelsea will face Pep Guardiola’s side in Istanbul on 29 May. “This…

We fight until the end – Carlo Ancelloti

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti insisted his side are still in the fight for European qualification despite conceding a late leveller to Crystal Palace courtesy of Michy Batshuayi 86th strike. “The target is the same,” he said. “We lost two points. We have to get those two points back in other games.” “There is a fantastic…

He deserves it – Lenglet on Dembele’s recent form

Ousmane Dembele scored a dramatic late winner to give Barcelona victory over Real Valladolid and a huge boost in their La Liga title challenge. Barcelona looked set to be held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Real Valladolid on Monday before the Frenchman scored in the 90th minute. Barcelona move up to second,…

Alleged racist comment sees team leave pitch

Racism is something the world football have been battling, lot of programs have been established to eradicate RACISM and yet it still stings. Yesterday, Valencia vs Cadiz match was called off after a racist comment was reported by Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby and his teammates left the pitch though they eventually returned to see out the…