Sunday, September 24, 2017

Catalonian referendum could divide FC Barcelona

Catalonia, FC Barcelona
​Record Barcelona signing Ousmane Dembele could leave the club in the coming months - along with Lionel Messi - if the Catalonia region votes for independence in the upcoming referendum. The Catalonia region is set to vote on an independence referendum on October 1st and if independence wins the ballot, big changes could be enforced for Barcelona. Some polls have shown...

CAF Strips Kenya of hosting rights for CHAN 2018

Kenya, CHAN 2018
Kenya has been stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) following a Confederation of African Football (Caf) executive committee meeting in Accra. The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day meeting headed by Caf's president Ahmad. Caf say the decision was made "in light of accumulated delays from reports of the various inspection...

WAFU Nations Cup: Combined GHANA–NIGERIA XI

Ghana - Nigeria combined XI
Ghana vs Nigeria on any day at any level in international football is a cracker and a giant-screen classic. It is one of the fiercest fixtures on the continent and we all get to witness it on Sunday, when they lock horns in the final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The two nations have...

Key Players for Nigeria in the WAFU Final

Anthony Okpotu, Nigeria
Nigeria will take on Ghana in the final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday, September 24. In this article we take a look at who the key players will be for the Eagles on match day. Ikechukwu Ezenwa: The shot-stopper has kept four clean sheets at this tournament and was Man of the...

Ghana Defender Thomas Abbey not Threatened by Nigeria

Thomas Abbey
Ghana defender Thomas Abbey not is expecting a blood-and-thunder encounter when they meet Nigeria in Sunday's final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The Hearts of Oak captain sat out the 2-0 reverse to the Super Eagles last Monday in the group stage due to a thigh injury. But he recovered to play the entire...

Manchester United preparing £155m bid for Dybala

Paulo Dybala
Manchester United are preparing to raid Juventus again with another big money swoop – this time for £155 million Argentinian Paulo Dybala. The Italian giants have revealed 23-year-old Dybala is in charge of his own destiny as he has no release clause in his contract. And although Barcelona are expected to attempt to sign the South American superstar next summer, United...

FC Ifeanyiubah, Sunshine Stars reach Aiteo Cup semis

Aiteo Cup
Aiteo Cup holders FC Ifeanyiubah and Sunshine Stars have booked their places in the last four of the competition after victories in Saturday's quarter-final games. FC Ifeanyiubah showed that their three-goal advantage from the first meeting of the last eight against ABS FC who have been relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was no fluke. This time playing at...

Moses, Morata Celebrate Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Stoke, and latter bagged a hat-trick

Alvaro Morata, Victor Moses
Victor Moses retained his starter's spot ahead of Chelsea new boy Davide Zappacosta on Saturday against Stoke City in the EPL, but it was another new signing, Alvaro Morata who stole the headlines. Morata notched up a hat-trick; his first for the Blues, while Pedro was the other goalscorer the at the Bet365 stadium in Chelsea's 4-0 win. Chelsea, who converted all...

Anthony Okpotu Reveals his biggest Source of “Happiness” as an Eagle

Anthony Okpotu, Nigeria
Nigeria international Anthony Okpotu is pleased to have scored his first goal for the Super Eagles. Okpotu opened the scoring as the Eagles overcame Ghana 2-0 in a Group A match at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Monday. As a result, Nigeria advanced to the semi-finals where they defeated Group B winners, Benin 1-0. On that occasion Okpotu grabbed an important...

Jay Jay Okocha backs Baroka Goalie Masuluke for Puskás Award

Oscarine Masuluke
Nigerian football Legend, Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha had praised South Africa goalkeeper, Oscarine Masuluke for his nomination in this year's FIFA Puskás Award, and hopes he wins. Baroka goalkeeper, Masuluke scored a stoppage-time equaliser with a bicycle kick and Okocha maintains the rarity of such a goal and the scorer should count for the goalie. 10 goals were shortlisted including those...