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December 8, 2018 6:36 AM EPL: Guardiola speaks on Manchester City buying Hazard from Chelsea

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has insisted that he will not make a move for Eden Hazard, despite the Belgian’s contract situation rumbling on at Chelsea. Hazard, 27, is entering the final 18 months of his deal at Stamford Bridge and is yet to sign an extension. City have long been linked with a move for the Belgian, but Guardiola was adamant 16

December 4, 2018 6:51 AM 2018 Ballon d’Or: Modric announced winner

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder, Luka Modric, has been named winner of this year’s Ballon d’Or award. By winning the prize in Paris on Monday night, Modric ends the 10-year duopoly of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The last player to win the prize apart from Messi and Ronaldo, was Kaka in December 2007. With five Ballon d’Ors each, their domination 23

December 4, 2018 6:47 AM 2018 Ballon d’Or: Messi finishes in fifth place

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, finished in fifth place in this year’s Ballon d’Or rankings. It is the first time Messi will fail to make the top three since 2007. France’s World Cup heroes Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, appear to have collected enough votes to overtake the Argentine, who won LaLiga and the Copa del Rey in 2018, but was unable 23

December 2, 2018 9:16 AM PDP Chairman, Secondus, Atiku react as Super Falcons win AWCON 2018

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, on Sunday congratulated the Super Falcons of Nigeria for winning the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, AWCON. The Super Falcons had defeated their Bayana Bayana counterparts to emerge winner of this year’s tournament. “Team for their victory in the final of the 2018 Africa Women 20

December 1, 2018 7:04 AM EPL: Jamie Carragher names two best defenders in Premier League

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has named the Reds defender, Virgil van Dijk and Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte as the best two centre-backs in the English Premier League, EPL. Van Dijk and Laporte have been outstanding so far for their clubs this campaign. Van Dijk joined Liverpool from Southampton last January, while Laporte joined City from Athletic 25

November 30, 2018 11:18 AM AWCON 2018 final: NFF speaks ahead of Nigeria’s clash with South Africa

Dr Mohammed Sanusi, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, General Secretary has spoken up on the Super Falcons’ 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations final clash with Bayana Bayana of South Africa. The Super Falcons will tackle the Bayana Bayana on Saturday evening at the Accra Sports Stadium. Sanusi, however, expressed confidence that the Super Falcons 21

November 30, 2018 8:02 AM Europa League: All the teams that have qualified

FC Salzburg won the Red Bull derby against Leipzig 1-0 to reach the knockout stages of the Europa League on Thursday, NAN reports. The Austrian champions, who reached last season’s semi-finals, sealed first place in Group B after Fredrik Gulbrandsen grabbed the winner in the 74th minute to ensure their progress. Zenit secured top spot in Group C after 27

November 27, 2018 1:09 PM Ronaldo, Mbappe, Griezmann make Globe Soccer Awards final shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo and French pair, Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann, will fight it out for the Best Player Award, when the 10th edition of the Globe Soccer Awards is staged at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah on January 3, 2019. The three players lead the nominations for the now traditional gala awards ceremony to be held in association with the 13th Dubai 27

November 25, 2018 4:11 PM Olukere demands staff of office from Ekiti govt

The Olukere of Ikere Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Ayodele Obasoyin has pleaded with the Ekiti State Government to present him with the instrument of appointment and staff of office. Oba Obasoyin made the plea while on a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, in his office. A statement on Sunday by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy 28

November 23, 2018 9:06 PM UEFA accused of covering up Sergio Ramos after defender failed drugs test following Champions League final

UEFA reportedly covered for Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos, after he failed a doping test following the club’s UEFA Champions League final win over Juventus in 2017. According to Football Leaks, Ramos tested positive for Desametasone after the game, which Los Blancos won 4-1. Desametasone is a substance that can be used as long as UEFA are notified 22