What NFF Need To Do To Improve Nigeria Football

Shortly after Nigeria elimination from 2018 World Cup, one of Nigeria legends said Nigeria shouldn’t bother to participate in the next four editions of the World Cup. Yesterday, Nigerians witnessed their country failing to qualify for World Cup for the first time since 2006, and obviously they reacted in a terrible manner. I’ll like to…

He is BACK!

Brentford have signed Denmark and former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen on a six-month deal. Eriksen has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s match against Finland at Euro 2020 last June. He was subsequently fitted with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) – a type of pacemaker. Brentford head coach Thomas Frank said: “We have…

Donny van de Beek joins on loan from Man Utd

Everton have signed Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek on loan until the end of the season. Van de Beek was allowed to leave Old Trafford by interim boss Ralf Rangnick after struggling for game time after joining from a much fanfare under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. The 24-year-old has elected to link up with…

Rangers complete loan signing of Juventus midfielder

Aaron Ramsey has joined Rangers on loan from Juventus until the end of the season. The Wales International joined Scottish league leaders, Rangers Ramsey, 31, has not appeared for Juve since making a substitute appearance in the Champions League in October. The Wales International upon joining Rangers said: “I am really pleased to be joining…

Dele Alli joins Everton

Everton have signed Dele Alli from Tottenham on a two-and-a-half-year deal for a fee that could reach £40m. Frank Lampard made the signing of midfielder Alli a priority and believes he can rebuild a career that has stalled in recent years. The first £10m of his transfer fee will be payable after 20 appearances. “I’m…

Barcelona sign striker on free transfer after Arsenal exit

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Barcelona on a free transfer after leaving Arsenal, with the move expected to be announced on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Gabon striker signed the deal late on Monday evening with the transfer window closing imminent. Aubameyang has not played for the Premier League club since a disciplinary breach in December but scored…

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…

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,…