The ‘Jogo Bonito Exponent,’ Joe Erico has passed on on a Thursday morning. The Former Nigerian goalkeeper and assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Joe Erico in the words of his wife died after a brief illness. He is aged 74. In her words, “he went to bed last night but he never woke up to see today after a brief illness.” Erico, popularly known as ‘Jogo Bonito Exponent,’ was a goalkeeper for Electricity Connectors of Nigeria (ECN) and for […]

It’s no more news that some Premier League managers have started off well with a few games into the 2020-2021 league season so far. The is to xray a few that are known to perform but are slipping below the perking order. First on the list of Premier League managers is Pep Guardiola, Manchester City. Pep Guardiola on 13 August 2016, won his first 2016–17 Premier League season match 2–1 against Sunderland. On 11 September 2016, Guardiola won his first Manchester derby as a […]

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz has admitted it may take him sometime to find his footing in England (Premier League) due to the obvious difference between football in the Premier League and Bundesliga. The 21-year-old made a switch from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and has played five games for his new club, notably starring as they romped to a 6-0 Carabao Cup victory over Barnsley, in which he netted a hat-trick. He has yet to reach that level of excellence in the Premier League, despite playing Chelsea’s […]

Victor Moses has again joined the growing list of players on loan from Chelsea after agreeing in principle to a season-long loan at Spartak Moscow, but he will still need to undergo a medical in the Russian capital to complete the deal. The 29-year-old Chelsea winger visited a sports clinic in Rome on Friday to conduct checks on a hip problem that he sustained while on loan at Inter Milan last season, although that injury will not hinder his move Spartak Moscow. If […]

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has lost 1-0 to Algeria in an international friendly match played on Friday in Austria. The encounter against Algeria was the first game the Super Eagles were playing this year, following the entire football calendar disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gernot Rohr despite withdrawals and injuries named a fairly strong side to face the Desert Foxes. However, it was the African champions who took an early lead through Ramy Bensebaini who pounced on a rebound […]

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi has recent claimed his future ultimate goal is to to fire his home country to World Cup victory in Qatar 2022. Messi also admitted that the next tournament will probably be his last to win the trophy that has eluded him throughout his career. The 33-year-old, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, has won everything in the club game with Barcelona several times over. However, the international trophy has been absent on his trophies cabinet , the […]

The English Premier league giant, Manchester United seem to have lost its rhythm lately, hence, the executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, has contacted Mauricio Pochettino over the possibility of replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the club, the Daily Star reports. Mauricio Pochettino is back on the Red Devils’ radar thanks to his former club Tottenham. Man United 6-1 ruthless thrashing in the hands of Spurs on Sunday at Old Trafford must have triggered this swift move. The result means Solskjaer is […]

Manchester City have completed the £62 million signing of centre-back Ruben Dias on a six-year deal from Benfica. Benfica on Sunday night confirmed they had reached an agreement to sell Ruben Dias to Man City for €68 million, with Nicolas Otamendi heading in the opposite direction for €15 million. Man City have now announced that 23-year-old Dias, capped 19 times by Portugal, has put pen to paper on a long-term deal after passing a medical in Lisbon, with his fellow defender Otamendi ending his five-year stay at the […]

The new Liverpool star  midfielder, Thiago Alcântara has tested positive for COVID-19. The 29-year-old, who missed Monday’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal has exhibited minor symptoms of the virus but is in good health and is getting better, the club said in statement. “The club has so far followed and will continue to observe all protocols relating to COVID-19, and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time,” Liverpool added. The club’s first-team doctor, Jim Moxon, said: “It is the choice of […]

Senegalese international Edouard Mendy has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead. After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: “I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting […]

A former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has said Mikel Arteta is “punching above his weight” for requesting huge transfer budget at Arsenal. While speaking during his personal podcast, Neville claimed Arteta would love the kind of huge transfer budget Frank Lampard has been handed at Chelsea this summer. Arteta who took over Arsenal last December has went on to win the FA Cup. The Spaniard also began the 2020/2021 season with victory in the Community Shield against Liverpool. Arsenal […]

Chelsea have again lost their first legged game against a hungry Liverpool team in the second game of the 2020/2021 Premier League season. The 2- 0 win for Liverpool means Chelsea have lost four consecutive matches against a Liverpool side in the Premier League matches. The first half ended in a stalemate, but the second half was eventful from the beautiful build up to Saido Mane’s Liverpool first goal. It was, though, Liverpool’s determination and ferocity – summed up by […]

Edouard Mendy will be the new Chelsea goalkeeper in a couple of days is no more news as it has been is confirmed again and again. He’s joining on a permanent deal from Rennes, Mendy’s final fee is around €24m. However, the new Chelsea goalkeeper personal terms is expected to be agreed by weeks. The deal was done by days. Chelsea and Rennes just had to complete paper-works and final details, as Havertz deal it was ‘just a matter of […]

Bayern Munich mid-fielder, Thiago Alcantara has decided on his future, he’s willing to dump Bayern for the Premier League. The Premier League clubs on his mind appear to be Liverpool and Manchester United at the moment. According to report, both English clubs are yet to make any official contact with the player. However, Alcantara seem to have his mind set for a journey outside the German club. Uli Hoeneß in his words about Thiago Alcantara on [Sport1 – @iMiaSanMia], “We […]

Ahead of the new Premier League season opener, Chelsea Football club look set to seal the deal with Rennes goalie, Edouard Mendy, NG Times can authoritatively report. Chelsea feel now confident to sign Edouard Mendy from Rennes. A new bid was yesterday submitted on last hours. The Chelsea board are pushing to complete deal on next hours. The player’s personal terms already agreed. Mendy has asked again to leave and join Chelsea. 🤝 Final decision is now up to Rennes […]

Ahead of the 2020-2021 French Ligue 1 campaign, Paris Saint-Germain are an inch closer to sealing a deal with Roma to sign Italian international Alessandro Florenzi. PSG have been trying to shop for a new right-back in the transfer market since the departure of Thomas Meunier to Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer. Sky Sports had reported and NG Times can confirm that Florenzi has already agreed personal terms with PSG and is expected to travel to Paris this weekend to undergo a medical and complete the […]

Chelsea’s new signing Kai Havertz has hailed Fikayo Tomori after the youngster allowed him to take the club’s No 29 shirt. Havertz has been wearing the No 29 in each season of his senior career since making the breakthrough at Bayer Leverkusen in the 2016-2017 German Bundesliga campaign. Fikayo Tomori had been given the No 29 when he was promoted to the first-team last year but has now chosen to switch to No 14. Havertz had taken to his Instagram and […]

Chelsea Football Club new signing, Kai Havertz was yesterday trending on on social media over his assist, while some fans heap praises on the German star playmaker some are of the views that the hype about his skills and creativity is high above the ceiling. Earlier today, Chelsea gaffer and former Blues star player, Frank Lampard has hailed his new arrival, Havertz while comparing his talent to German legend Michael Ballack. Recall Michael Ballack was Lampard’s team mate during Jose […]

The duo of Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have landed in England following the axe recieved after breach of COVID-19 guideline rules. Recall a report yesterday said that two girls posted photographs of Greenwood, 18, and Foden, 20, on social media, showing them in clear breach of the guidelines set by the FA. The young Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden only made their international debuts on Saturday, with Foden starting and Greenwood introduced as a second half substitute in the […]

Sergio Reguilón has been offered to Manchester United. The board and Ole are considering him as an ‘option’. They’re gonna decide soon. Also Sevilla have asked to have him back on loan from Real Madrid. The race is still on [also for other clubs], Arsenal are reported to be interested in the Madrid man. Recall Reguilón, 23, delivered a string of brilliant performances on loan at Sevilla last season, and played a starring role in their Europa League semi final win over […]

Argentinian Superstar Messi’s father who also doubles as the agent, Jorge Messi has landed in Barcelona for showdown talks over his son Lionel’s future – and declared: “I don’t know anything“. He was pictured boarding a private plane in Argentina on Tuesday night to head to Spain. Jorge Messi landed at El Prat Airport in Barcelona first thing on Wednesday morning where he was met by a scrum of reporters after his son plunged the Catalan club into chaos. In his first […]

Matt Doherty is expected to undergo Tottenham medical as Jose Mourinho side are in top gear to bolster their team ahead of the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign. Having defeated Reading on Friday in the pre-season as they continue their preparations for the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, Spurs are looking for major improvements after finishing sixth last term in the league and failing to qualify for the Champions League. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg became Tottenham’s first signing of the summer but the club are […]

Barcelona suffer one of the heaviest defeats in their history, 8-2 against a firebrand performance from Bayern Munich, who will face either Manchester City or Lyon in the Champions League semi-finals on August 19. In an incredible Champions League encounter, Bayern Munich decimated an insipid Barcelona to reach the semi-finals. This is the heaviest defeat for Barcelona since 1994. The tone was set early on as Thomas Muller – making his 113th Champions League appearance – scored inside four minutes, […]

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) showed a masterclass display to edged out Italian rival, Atalanta in the tensed encounter to qualified for the Champions League semi-final. The Ligue 1 champions were 1 – 0 down until the 89th minutes of the game before producing a stunningly magical comeback against Atalanta to win 2-1 on Wednesday night. The 27th minutes Pasalic’s first half goal seemed to be the winner with two minutes left. However, the early introduction of fit-again Kylian Mbappe turned the […]

Fulham have gained promotion into the Premier League ahead of the 2020/2021 season. In an interesting encounter with Brentford, Fulham are the more experienced side of the two. The first-half of the game never had magical spark. The return of the second-half see either side pressing for victory with both sides creating incredible display. Brentford proceeded to attack with everything they had, desperate to return to England’s top flight for the first time since 1947. In the 70th minute that […]

Gabon star, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘s double dashed Chelsea hope of lifting the FA Cup trophy. The match started of with a medicum of hope for bright Chelsea side as the Blues talisman Christian Pulisic created some magical move before opening the scoring in the fifth minute of the game. The Gunners no doubt trailed after Christian Pulisic opened the scoring, scything through Arsenal’s midfield and defence with an incisive move. However, Arsenal captain Aubameyang was on hand to equalise just […]