“We want him to stay” – Barcelona respond to Lionel Messi’s transfer request

European football giants, FC Barcelona have revealed they are trying to convince star player Lionel Messi, to remain at the club. Messi, who has been at Barcelona since he was 12, turned in a transfer request to the club on Tuesday August 25, following dissatisfaction with the last two seasons, saying he wanted a newContinue reading ““We want him to stay” – Barcelona respond to Lionel Messi’s transfer request”

Lionel Messi’s father ‘is already in England negotiating a two-year deal with Manchester City’ after the Argentine star told Barcelona he wants out

Lionel Messi’s father is reportedly in England discussing terms with Manchester City for the Argentine playmaker.  This comes a day after the six-time Ballon d’Or winner informed the club that he does not want to continue under new coach Ronald Koeman following Barcelona’s embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and disappointingContinue reading “Lionel Messi’s father ‘is already in England negotiating a two-year deal with Manchester City’ after the Argentine star told Barcelona he wants out”

Barcelona officially sack Quique Setien after Bayern Munich humiliation with Ronald Koeman set to replace him

Barcelona have officially sacked manager Quique Setien in the wake of their humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. The club fired Setien following an emergency meeting on Monday morning, August 17,  after suffering one of the biggest defeats of their 120-year history and going trophyless for first time in 12 yearsContinue reading “Barcelona officially sack Quique Setien after Bayern Munich humiliation with Ronald Koeman set to replace him”

Chelsea humiliates Manchester United 3-1 to reach FA Cup final against Arsenal (Photos/tweets)

It was a bad day for goalkeeper David de Gea and Manchester United. Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday night to book their place in the FA Cup final to play Arsenal . Olivier Giroud opened the scoring just before the half-time whistle as a David de Gea howler from Mason Mount’s effort andContinue reading “Chelsea humiliates Manchester United 3-1 to reach FA Cup final against Arsenal (Photos/tweets)”

Lille chief confirms Victor Osimhen’s imminent €81m Napoli switch that’ll make him most expensive Nigerian player in history

General Director of Lille football club of France, Marc Ingla has confirmed the imminent departure of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen to Serie A side Napoli. The Edo born striker has been heavily linked with a move to Italy following his performances in his debut season with Lille where he won the Marc-Vivien Foe awardContinue reading “Lille chief confirms Victor Osimhen’s imminent €81m Napoli switch that’ll make him most expensive Nigerian player in history”

I’m scared Messi could leave Barcelona due to club’s board – Former Barca president Joan Laporta

Former Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has admitted he’s “scared” star player Lionel Messi might leave the club due to the current board members that control affairs at the club. Messi is contracted at Camp Nou until 2021 but there have been reports that he has issues with Barca’s current president Josep Maria Bartomeu and otherContinue reading “I’m scared Messi could leave Barcelona due to club’s board – Former Barca president Joan Laporta”

Nigerian UFC star, Kamaru Usman retains his Welterweight title by unanimous win after beating Jorge Masvidal (Photos)

Nigerian UFC champion, Kamaru Usman has retained his Welterweight title after defeating his American opponent, Jorge Masvidal at the UFC 251 which took place last night on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Nigerian Nightmare, 33,  dominated the fight as he defeated Masvidal, 35, via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46), equalling formerContinue reading “Nigerian UFC star, Kamaru Usman retains his Welterweight title by unanimous win after beating Jorge Masvidal (Photos)”

Juventus 0-0 Milan (1-1 agg): Juve make it to Coppa Italia final despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty miss (photos)

After the two months pause of football due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Italian football resumed on Friday as Juventus cruised to the final of the Coppa Italia on away goals after playing a 0-0 draw with AC Milan. Before kick-off, both clubs held a minute silence for those who died from COVID-19, while Milan had warmed up in ‘BlackContinue reading “Juventus 0-0 Milan (1-1 agg): Juve make it to Coppa Italia final despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty miss (photos)”

Floyd Mayweather takes a swipe at Muhammad Ali as he rates himself as the greatest boxer in history

Floyd Mayweather has taken a swipe at boxing legend Muhammad Ali and ranked himself as the greatest boxer in history. The former pound-for-pound No.1 retired from the sport in 2017 following his win over Conor McGregor which took his record to 50-0.  Speaking to ESPN, and referring to himself in the third person, Mayweather brags aboutContinue reading “Floyd Mayweather takes a swipe at Muhammad Ali as he rates himself as the greatest boxer in history”

I’m thinking about returning to Super Eagles – Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed he is considering returning to the Super Eagles over one year since his retirement. Ighalo, announced his retirement from international duty with Nigeria after his five-star performance at the Africa cup of nations. He said having to travel the distance between China where he played for Shanghai Shenhua toContinue reading “I’m thinking about returning to Super Eagles – Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo”

Premier League fixtures for the next three rounds of matches with dates and kick-off times announced

As the Premier League football is set to return on June 17 after its hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the fixtures for the next three rounds of matches in the 2019/20 season with dates and kick-off times have been announced.  Aston Villa vs Sheffield United at 6pm – and Manchester City vs Arsenal at 8pmContinue reading “Premier League fixtures for the next three rounds of matches with dates and kick-off times announced”

Premier League to restart the season on June 17 with Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United lined up as first games

The Premier League clubs have agreed to restart the season on June 17 after they gave “Project Restart” the green light at a shareholders meeting on Thursday. Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United have been lined up as the first games on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The two fixtures were originallyContinue reading “Premier League to restart the season on June 17 with Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United lined up as first games”

Odion Ighalo’s future at Man United in doubt as Shanghai Shenhua order him to return to training next week Monday

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo’s future at Manchester United is reportedly shaky as his parent Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua have ordered him to return for full training with the club at the end of this month, when his loan deal with Manchester United expires. Ighalo joined Manchester United on the last day of January, securing aContinue reading “Odion Ighalo’s future at Man United in doubt as Shanghai Shenhua order him to return to training next week Monday”

‘I want to fight Mike Tyson, let’s give people what they want’ – Evander Holyfield says he’s ready to take on Tyson 23 years after he bit his ear

Boxing great, Evander Holyfield, has said he is willing to fight Boxing legend Mike Tyson again at the old age of 57. According to Holyfield, the fans will be willing to see a blockbuster rematch between both boxers as both heavyweight rivals are in talks to step back inside the ring 23 years after theirContinue reading “‘I want to fight Mike Tyson, let’s give people what they want’ – Evander Holyfield says he’s ready to take on Tyson 23 years after he bit his ear”

UK government give Premier League the green light to restart the season from June 1 behind closed doors

The Premier League has received the green light from the United Kingdom government to restart the season behind closed doors from June 1. This comes after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out road maps on Sunday evening to ease lockdown restrictions during the Coronavirus pandemic.  A full report has now been released. The 50-pageContinue reading “UK government give Premier League the green light to restart the season from June 1 behind closed doors”

‘I’m finished with boxing’ – Floyd Mayweather denies claims he could come out of retirement

Flamboyant retired boxer, Floyd Mayweather has insisted that he’s finished with boxing and has no plans to come out of retirement.  There have been suggestions that Mayweather, who beat Conor McGregor in his last fight in 2017, could return to the ring to take on Adrien Broner. However, Mayweather dismissed the claims, saying he doesn’t want toContinue reading “‘I’m finished with boxing’ – Floyd Mayweather denies claims he could come out of retirement”