Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is on the verge of sealing a move to Inter Milan from FC Barcelona after landing in Milan on Sunday. Inter Milan’s official Twitter account published a photo of Vidal’s arrival and a video of the 33-year-old player saluting fans saying “Hi Inter, I’m here”. Vidal, who...
African countries are gearing up for a return to international football in October but with many borders throughout the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic most teams are headed to Europe to play. Cameroon are travelling to the Netherlands, Guinea to Portugal, while the Ivory Coast, Nigeria and...
Everton’s impressive 1-0 victory at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday was their first against them for eight years, but of greater significance was the impact of their new signings. Optimism was hardly high at the end of the last campaign as Everton finished down in 12th place. But it has returned in...
Newly-promoted English Premier League (EPL) clubside Fulham have signed wing-back Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Italian Serie A side Torino. Fulham also have an option to make the 23-year-old’s arrival permanent and the Nigeria international said he was happy to return to London where he was born and...
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th goal for Portugal in their Nations League clash away to Sweden on Tuesday. The goal scored by Ronaldo meant he joined Iran’s Ali Daei as the only male player to score 100 goals or more in international soccer. Having been denied on a number of occasions...
Lionel Messi arrived at Barcelona’s training ground on Monday as he begins to reintegrate with the team following his failed attempt to leave the club this summer. Messi was seen driving into the Ciutat Esportiva in Sant Joan Despi at just after 4:00 pm (1400 GMT) on Monday, where he...
English Premier League (EPL) clubside Everton on Saturday said they have signed Brazil midfielder Allan from Italian side Napoli on a three-year deal. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but British media reported Everton had paid a fee of around 25 million pounds to Napoli for the 29-year-old. Allan...
Former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade is dead. He died yesterday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after suffering cardiac arrest. We gathered that Babalade, 48, died while he was being taken to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was a squad member of the Eagles that won bronze...
Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has said he was ready to end his ill-fated spell at former club Manchester United after only one training session with the Premier League side. Manchester United had signed Chile international Sanchez in January 2018 after he scored 80 goals in three and a half...
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium could once again ring to the sound of chanting fans next month, with the English Premier League club on Wednesday, saying it planned to allow a reduced crowd. Matches had been played in empty stadiums since Premier League’s coronavirus lockdown was lifted in June. But last week, 2,500...
Lionel Messi is unlikely to change his mind about leaving FC Barcelona, a presidential candidate in the Spanish club’s elections, Victor Font, has said. Messi rocked FC Barcelona last month when his lawyers told the club he wanted to activate a clause in his contract. It is a clause that will...
Spanish champions Real Madrid will begin the defence of their La Liga title away at Real Sociedad on Sept. 20. They will take on FC Barcelona in the season’s first Classico just over one month later, according to Monday’s draw for the 2020/2021 season’s fixtures. Real Madrid visit Real Sociedad one...
The management of Akwa United Football Club has confirmed that the Nest of Champions in Uyo will remain the club’s hoime ground when the 2020/2021 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) resumes. The decision was taken by a five-man club licensing committee set up by the management of...
Arsenal beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties on Saturday to lift the Community Shield, the curtain-raiser for the English domestic season, after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw on a chilly afternoon at Wembley. Gunners captain and match goal-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blasted home the final penalty of the afternoon...
Winning the 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) title has not quelled Liverpool’s hunger for silverware, team captain Jordan Henderson said on Friday. The England international said the Reds would continue to push for trophies in the new season. Liverpool ended their 30-year wait for a top-flight title last season, finishing 18...
Former European champions Celtic will miss out on the UEFA Champions League group stage for the third successive season. Their misfortune came after a dispiriting 2-1 home defeat by Hungary’s Ferencvaros in the second qualifying round of the 2020/2021 competition on Wednesday. Tokmac Nguen latched on to a hopeful long punt...
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Warri Wolves would be advancing the building of their squad around young players scouted from the club's academy and other grassroots teams. The club's General Manager Moses Etu, spoke of the policy they adopted last season and which he pointed out got them results...