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June 26, 2017 4:50 AM Nigeria’s problems started with Awo’s introduction of tribal politics — Unongo

I think Nigeria as an evolving society has done pretty well. We came as an amalgamation of different kinds of people into one state as many other countries have done including the US. In our case, our relatively revered father, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, who was the father of this nation and who believed very strongly in a form of government that is called 13

June 25, 2017 2:16 PM Monaco set to offer Mbappe 900% pay rise with new deal

Monaco are desperate to keep Kylian Mbappe at the club and will offer him a massive pay increase, to persuade him to stay. The 18-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season last campaign, scoring 26 goals as Monaco won the Ligue 1 title and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. His brilliant displays have not gone unnoticed and some of Europe’s 16

June 25, 2017 9:32 AM Transfer News LIVE: Follow the latest from Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and all big news from Europe

With a need to get his business done early before the start of the Premier League, Arsene Wenger has now placed Manchester United forward Anthony Martial on his wish list if Arsenal lose out on Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid. The Arsenal boss is prepared to pay £40m for Martial, who fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford last season 14 9

June 24, 2017 7:05 PM Fabinho hails Mourinho as “an excellent manager” as Manchester United move draws near

Monaco midfielder Fabinho, has described Jose Mourinho as “an excellent manager”, as his transfer to Manchester United moves toward completion. The Brazilian played a vital role last season, as Monaco won the Ligue 1 title and reached the semi-final of the Champions League. Fabinho is believed to be close to a move to Old Trafford and when asked by ESPN Brazil 13

June 24, 2017 6:26 AM How Messi almost became a Real Madrid player

Lionel Messi could have started his football career with Barcelona’s fierce rivals, Real Madrid, it has been revealed. The agent that took him to the Camp Nou when he was 13, Horacio Gaggioli, says Messi would have been a Madrid player if he had moved to the Spanish capital instead. “Due to life circumstances, I went to live in Barcelona and I brought 17

June 23, 2017 9:26 PM Arsenal may breach Premier League wage control rules if Sanchez, Ozil sign new deals

Arsenal would be forced to sell players this summer, if Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil sign new contracts. This is so they won’t breach Premier League rules, which limits the extent to which a club’s wage bill can increase year-on-year. The short term cost control (STCC) measures, restrict teams to £7million increases in total salaries each season 13

June 23, 2017 9:14 PM Arsenal close to sealing club-record £44million deal for Lacazette

Arsene Wenger is confident of wrapping up a club-record £44million deal for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette. The Arsenal boss believes he has convinced the France striker to come to the Emirates, with a deal in place possibly as early as next week. If completed, it would eclipse the £42.5million Wenger paid for Mesut Ozil in 2013. This would also mean the Frenchman 17

June 23, 2017 12:05 PM Here's how Liverpool's other record buys fared in the Premier League era

Collymore, Cisse, Torres, Carroll...here's how the Reds' record buys have fared in the Premier League Andy Carroll's ignominious footnote in Liverpool 's history is hanging by a thread after Mohamed Salah signed for the Reds on Thursday evening. Carroll became the Reds' most expensive signing of all time in January 2011 when they shelled out an eye-watering 16

June 23, 2017 9:10 AM Transfer News LIVE updates: Matic agrees Man Utd deal, Arsenal could sell nine, Salah done

TRANSFER NEWS is hotting up with Liverpool breaking their club-record to sign Mohamed Salah - Express Sport brings you all the latest. 11:30: Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic. According to the Manchester Evening News, Matic has verbally agreed a deal to move to Old Trafford and reunite with Mourinho 18

June 23, 2017 6:42 AM I have improved since I left Chelsea – Liverpool’s new boy, Salah

New Liverpool signing, Mohamed Salah, says he has improved every part of his game since he left Chelsea and returned to the Premier League a better player. Salah played in England before with Chelsea, making only six Premier League starts in one year with the Blues, before he was loaned out to Fiorentina in the middle of the 2014/2015 season. Asked if he returned 20