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Barely five months after stunning the world to knock out Wladamir Klitschko in an epic bout in front of 90,000 spectator’s at Wembley Stadium in April. The 28 years old Joshua retained his IBF world title and added WBC ‘super’ belt on that occasion. Carlos Takam surfaces in September to challenge the Briton for the Heavyweight title. It was a surprise to see Joshua return to the ring this soon as he accepted Takam challenge and the fans were excited with high expectation to witness another classic bout. With expectations that the bout...Continue reading »

The man Herve Renard is back in the news again having to qualify Morocco to the 2018 world cup coming up in Russia. The question on most people’s mind is: who is Renard? Renard came to Africa from a small French second division side known as AS Cherbourg, and assume a coaching assignment at Zambia in 2008 as an unknown quantity. He was in Zambia for a brief stint because of misunderstandings he had with then Zambia FA. Renard went on to coach Angola national team and USM Algiers but by 2011 he was back to Zambia due to the efforts of Kalusha...Continue reading »

Patrice Evra has been hit with an “immediate layoff” and could face further sanction after getting involved in an altercation with supporters on Thursday, Marseille has confirmed. Marseille’s players were warming up before their Europa League match with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal when Evra was targeted by supporters with unkind chants. Evra responded by vaulting the advertising boards and confronting the fans, who made their way down from the stands and approached the player. The defender was carried back over the hoardings...Continue reading »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is sure there will be no distractions for Alexis Sanchez as he prepares to face his transfer-window suitors Manchester City this weekend. Chile forward Sanchez appeared destined to make the switch to the Etihad Stadium in the close-season, but a deal failed to materialise reportedly because Arsenal could not land Monaco’s Thomas Lemar as a replacement. The Frenchman was also in a little mood to discuss rumours he was interested in a swap deal involving Raheem Sterling, replying: “The transfer window is...Continue reading »

The Brazilian star was the subject of several bids from Barcelona back in the summer transfer window, culminating in a £105million offer back in August. But Liverpool refused to sell him, having been left with insufficient time to reinvest the money, and Coutinho remained at Anfield. Liverpool are now braced for Barcelona to resume their efforts to sign the 25-year-old next summer – or even in January – but could profit from a bidding war between the La Liga leaders, their arch-enemies in Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. According...Continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the Portugal squad for the friendly matches with Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Real Madrid star, who has scored only one goal in La Liga this season, has been omitted by head coach Fernando Santos along with fellow experienced forwards Ricardo Quaresma and Nani. Monaco forward Marcos Lopes leads a quartet of uncapped players called up, with Real Sociedad’s Kevin Rodriguez, Lille’s Edgar Ie and Braga’s Ricardo Ferreira in to bolster Santos’ defensive options. Portugal...Continue reading »

The legendary German coach Jupp Heynckes who replace sacked Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern Munich Manager, has since his recall played a total of six matches in all competition and won all the matches. Heynckes, who enjoys winning, continues his bid to turn the season around for Bayern Munich: The victory over RB Leipzig (2-0), last Saturday saw Bayern move to the top of the table for the first time this season with three points clear of their arch rival Borrusia Dortmund. On this weekend, will see the Bundesliga Champion take on Borrusia Dortmund...Continue reading »

The 31-year-old Spanish tennis player has had an amazing year to recount on. Rafael Nadal knew a win over South Korean, World No. 55 seed Hyeon Chung will undoubtedly lead him to end the year as World No. 1 in the world of tennis. Eventually, he did beat 21-year old Chung 7-5 6-3 in the Second Round of the Paris Masters to take the top seed accolade and for the fourth time in his career, making him the oldest named No.1 after 2008, 2010 and 2013. It’s being a noticeable year for Rafael Nadal as 2016, was never a year for him to recount...Continue reading »

The Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Zambia by a lone goal in a crucial Group B encounter in Uyo on Saturday and booked their place in the 2018 world cup in Russia. The Nigerians knew prior to the encounter that 3 points against Zambia will guarantee qualification to the World Cup, but the Chipolopolo of Zambia were also in for business as well, to ensure they qualify for their first world cup. The game was a stalemate after an hour of play with both sides showing strong intent with half chances at goal, but the Zambians were more relaxed...Continue reading »

Morata arrival to the premier league was no surprise at all, as the 24-year-old Spaniard has previously shown great quality and announced himself to the World during his time at Juventus and Real Madrid and possesses potentials of becoming a world-class striker. Antonio Conte took the chance to land the charismatic Madrid born striker for a club record fee of £60m from Real Madrid. Morata settled well in London with the help of fellow Spanish players and has since started life in Chelsea in the best possible way scoring...Continue reading »

When it comes to football most decorated managers, one name always comes to the mind; Carlo Ancelotti’s. The Italian tactician is a great coach with magnificent achievement over the years becoming the only manager to have won the Uefa Champions League on three occasions. He has loads of accolades to his name in his well over 25 years coaching career.   Ancelotti became popular in the late 90’s and mid-2000 after successful spells with two Italian giants; Juventus and A.C Milan. The later club is like home to Ancelotti, where...Continue reading »

  When it comes to football most decorated managers, one name always comes to the mind; Carlo Ancelotti’s. The Italian tactician is a great coach with magnificent achievement over the years becoming the only manager to have won the Uefa Champions League on three occasions. He has loads of accolades to his name in his well over 25 years coaching career.   Ancelotti became popular in the late 90’s and mid-2000 after successful spells with two Italian giants; Juventus and A.C Milan. The later club is like home to Ancelotti,...Continue reading »

On Tuesday night saw one of the most lacklustre performances by the BBC (Bale Benzema and Cristiano) in the Uefa Champions League. The trio’s performance was way below average as they were completely left out of the party, at the San Paolo stadium that was full packed with the home fans cheering their team to victory.  After just 23 minutes into the game, Dries Mertens opened the scoring with a brilliant finish to beat Keylor Navas at his near post. It was complete dominance by the Italians with Real Madrid left in a moment...Continue reading »

As each week passes, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea look more and more certain of lifting the Premier League title. Yet another ruthless display on Monday night sent them 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League while providing a perfect lesson to another team in London of just what is required to be successful. Chelsea struggled for the opening 20 minutes at West Ham but Eden Hazard finished off a lightening counter-attack to make it 1-0 against the run of play. It was one shot, one goal for Chelsea, but there was to be no way...Continue reading »

One of the most prestigious English Football awards happened on Thursday night. It was none other than the London Football awards which recognise the best in London. N’Golo Kante and Antonio Conte were named Premier League Player of the Year and London Manager of the Year respectively as Chelsea’s spectacular resurgence this season was recognised. Kante was rewarded for his remarkable consistency for Leicester City and Chelsea by winning the Player of the Year gong ahead of teammate Diego Costa, as well as Arsenal star Alexis...Continue reading »


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