Category: Sport

‘He was too perfect for me’ – Kaka’s ex-wife reveals reason she divorced him

AC Milan legend Kaka’s estranged wife, Caroline Celico, has revealed that she divorced him because he was “too perfect”. The Brazilian socialite explained that the 2007 Ballon d’Or winner gave her a “wonderful family” but she wasn’t happy because she felt “something was missing.” “Kaka never betrayed me, he treated me well, he gave me a wonderful family, but I was not happy, something was…

Neville charges Warri Wolves players not to relent in promotion fight

Warri Wolves players have been charged to gear up for more challenges ahead of the final fixtures in the Nigeria National League this season. The chairman of the club, Neville Ambakederemo, gave the charge in a chat with the club’s media. Ambakederemo assured that the management will give the team necessary support in their quest to secure promotion to the Nigeria Premier Football League. He…

Transfer: Guardiola ready to pay EPL rivals £85m for midfielder

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is still eager to bring Lucas Paqueta from West Ham. The Brazilian almost joined the Premier League champions last summer, but the deal failed. Paqueta has gone on to have a fine season with the Hammers and Guardiola is ready to trigger his £85million release clause. Football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, tweeted on Friday: “The release clause into Lucas Paquetá…

Europa League: Not a quality player — Nainggolan slams Matteo Guendouzi

Former Roma star Radja Nainggolan has slammed former Arsenal man Matteo Guendouzi for the way he played in the Italian derby between Roma and Lazio. Guendouzi, who played for Arsenal before joining Lazio, got himself involved in a couple of incidents with Roma players during the Europa League quarter final game. He was seen holding Paulo Dybala by the throat before punching Paredes. Radja Nainggolan…

GOAT: Fernando Ortiz names greatest player of all time after fight with Messi

Monterrey boss Fernando Ortiz has picked his choice of the greatest player of all time after a recent altercation with Lionel Messi. He still opined that the Argentine is the greatest footballer of all time. However, he said there was no disrespect intended when he told the press that they were not bothered about the Argentine’s ahead of the second leg of their CONCACAF champions…

EPL: Nottingham Forest will survive relegation – Aina

Ola Aina is upbeat Nottingham Forest will maintain their Premier League status at the end of the season. The Tricky Trees currently occupy 17th position on the EPL table and will face tough games against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Chelsea and Manchester City before the end of the season. Forest have also been hit with a four-point deduction for breaching profit and sustainability rules which has affected…

AFCON: If you meet me in penalty shootouts you’re finished – Nwabali boasts

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has said that South African players, looked scared during their penalty shootout defeat to Nigeria at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Nwabali saved penalties from Teboho Mokoena and Evidence Makgopa in the semifinal that ended 1-1 after 120 minutes. Ronwen Williams, the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was the talk of the town going into the game, after saving four penalties…

Champions League: Barcelona edge PSG, Atletico defeat Dortmund

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid both recorded wins in the first legs of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. The LaLiga champions left France with a narrow 3-2 win over PSG. Raphinha opened the scoring at the Parc des Princes, but the hosts went in front thanks to goals from Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha. Barca levelled the game through another Raphinha goal, before Andreas Christensen…

Sadio Made is my role model — Lookman

Nigeria winger, Ademola Lookman, has revealed he modeled his game after Senegalese star, Sadio Mane. Lookman is currently regarded as one of the best wingers in the Italian top-flight. The 26-year-old was Atalanta’s top scorer with 13 goals last season. The former Everton player has already scored eight goals for La Dea this term. Mane is known for his pressing, dribbling and speed. Lookman confessed…

UCL: He’s now world class – Thierry Henry hails Man City star

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has hailed Manchester City star Phil Foden describing him as a ‘world class’ player at the moment. Henry spoke as Foden scored a superb goal in Man City’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-3 draw against Real Madrid on Tuesday night. He said the England international puts Pep Guardiola’s side on his shoulder when the likes of Erling Haaland and…

Champions League: Arsenal vs Bayern, Madrid vs Man City end in thrilling draws

The two Champions League quarter-final matches on Tuesday night ended in thrilling draws. Arsenal fought back to hold Bayern Munich to a 2-2 draw at the Emirates. Bukayo Saka opened the scoring for the Gunners, but Thomas Tuchel’s men were in front before half time thanks to goals from Leroy Sane and a Harry Kane penalty. Leandro Trossard came off the bench to grab the…

Ronaldo shown red card as Al-Nassr lose 2-0 to Al-Hilal

Al-Nassr striker, Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as his team lost 2-0 to Al-Hilal in a Saudi Super Cup clash on Monday night. Ronaldo received his marching orders for elbowing Ali Al-Bulaihi. Al-Nassr thought they had taken the lead when Otavio diverted into the net as the first half ended. However, the goal was chalked off, because Ronaldo made an attempt to touch the ball…

NNL suspends Jigawa Golden Stars striker Alim for trickery

Nigeria National League, NNL, has suspended striker, Mohammed Alim of Jigawa Golden Stars, for the rest of this season and the whole of the 2024/2025 season for his infamous conduct. This was one of the several decisions taken by the NNL after the Dutse show of shame where Jigawa defeated Abuja-based Sporting Supreme by 2-1. Mohammed was seen in a video that has gone viral…

UCL: UEFA confirm referees for Real Madrid vs Man City, Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

UEFA have confirmed that François Letexier will be the referee that will officiate Manchester City’s Champions League quarter-final first leg tie against Real Madrid on Tuesday. Letexier will be accompanied by compatriots Cyril Mugnier and Mehdi Rahmouni as assistants. UEFA also announced on Sunday that the other quarter-final match on Tuesday, between Arsenal and Bayern Munich, will be refereed by Swede Glenn Nyberg. Nyberg will…

EPL: Daniel Sturridge snubs Man City, names team to win title

Former Liverpool striker, Daniel Sturridge, is backing the Reds to win the Premier League title this season ahead of Arsenal and Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp’s men can go back to the top on Sunday with a win at Manchester United. Ahead of the game, Arsenal lead the way with 71 points, one more than Liverpool and City. Klopp guided the Anfield side to their first…

EPL: He stood out – Danny Murphy compares Arsenal star to David Beckham

Former Liverpool star, Danny Murphy has compared Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard to England legend David Beckham after he helped the Gunners beat Brighton in Saturday’s Premier League tie. Murphy said the Norwegian midfielder stood out as Arsenal defeated Brighton 3-0. Odegaard has been impressive for Arsenal since joining the North London club from Real Madrid few years ago. “Even among some brilliant Arsenal performances, Martin…

EPL: ‘What they’re doing is outstanding’ – Havertz singles out Arsenal stars for praise

Arsenal star, Kai Havertz has singled out the club’s defenders for praise following the Gunners’ Premier League 3-0 win over Brighton on Saturday. Havertz said what Arsenal defenders are doing at the back is outstanding after they recorded another clean sheet against Brighton to go top of the Premier League table. He said how they defend the box is ‘incredible.’ Arsenal defenders include the likes…

Transfer: ‘It’s an option’ – Man City’s Couto on interest from Real Madrid

Manchester City right-back Yan Couto has spoken about the rumours surrounding his future, which include interest from Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid. Couto joined City in 2020 from Brazilian side Coritiba FC but has spent time on loan at various clubs. He is currently on his second loan spell at Girona, having returned for their 2022 season. This season, the Brazilian has scored two goals and…

EPL: He’s better than Lampard, Scholes, Gerrard – Joe Cole hails Man City star

Former Chelsea playmaker Joe Cole has ranked Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne ahead of Premier League legends like Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard. De Bruyne scored twice and provided an assist for Erling Haaland, as City won 4-2 away to Crystal Palace on Saturday. “I think he sits above everyone. I really do. And I include Frank, and Scholesy and Stevie and everyone,”…

EPL: Why Guardiola will bench me for Foden – De Bruyne

Manchester City midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne, has said manager Pep Guardiola will leave him out of his starting XI if he doesn’t perform. De Bruyne was left on the bench for the entire 90 minutes against Aston Villa in midweek. Phil Foden’s hat-trick saw City beat Villa 4-2 at the Etihad. But Guardiola started De Bruyne against Crystal Palace in Saturday’s early kick-off and left…

He kept Salah, Mane together – Van Dijk names best ever Liverpool teammate

Liverpool captain, Virgil van Dijk has picked Roberto Firmino as his best teammate at Anfield. Van Dijk said Firmino kept Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane together. Firmino, with Salah and Mane formed a devastating attacking troika up front for Jurgen Klopp’s side. However, both Firmino and Mane have left Liverpool for Saudi Pro League clubs, Al Ahli and Al-Nassr, respectively. Speaking about the best teammate…

Palmer vs Saka: Danny Murphy picks better footballer

Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy has suggested that Chelsea’s Cole Palmer is a better overall footballer than Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka. Palmer, who joined Chelsea from Manchester City last summer, scored a hat-trick on Thursday night against Manchester United. Speaking about Palmer and Saka, Murphy told TalkSPORT that Palmer has more goals than Saka. “He’s got more goals than Saka. Look, don’t get me wrong; I…

Champions League: Gundogan picks team he wants Barcelona to play in final

Barcelona midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has said he would like to face Manchester City in the Champions League final this year. Gundogan left City to join the LaLiga side as a free agent last summer. Barca will face Paris Saint-Germain in the quarterfinal of the competition, while his former side will clash with Real Madrid. Gundogan is hoping both sides, who are on opposite sides of…

EPL: ‘He controls game’ – Toure names Liverpool’s ‘important’ player

Former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has named Mac Allister as a really important player for the Reds this season. According to Toure, the Argentina international controls the rhythm of the game. Speaking on the official Liverpool FC Podcast, Toure hailed the World Cup winner after his superb goal in Liverpool’s Premier League 3-1 win over Sheffield United on Thursday. The Ivorian said: “I think for…

‘He’s so crazy’ – Saliba reveals Arsenal’s funniest player

Arsenal defender William Saliba has revealed the club’s funniest player at the moment. Arsenal have some different characters behind the scenes at the Emirates Stadium. That has played a huge part in bringing the best out of the current Gunners side. However, Saliba has now named the one player who makes everyone laugh all the time at the club. When Saliba and his fellow centre-back…

EPL: He’s like Klopp – Liverpool told who to appoint as next manager

Football pundit, Shaka Hislop has suggested to Liverpool to consider appointing Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou as Jurgen Klopp’s replacement. According to Hislop, Postecoglou manages players like Klopp. Liverpool are currently in search of Klopp’s successor at Anfield after the German announced in January that he will leave the club at the end of the season. The Reds were reportedly keen to appoint Xabi Alonso…

EPL: Arteta singles out one Arsenal player after 2-0 win over Luton

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has singled out Emile Smith Rowe for praise following their 2-0 win over Luton on Wednesday. Smith Rowe forced a Daiki Hashioka own goal after Martin Odegaard opened the scoring at the Emirates. The England midfielder played 84 minutes before he was replaced by Jorginho. Arteta, speaking on Smith Rowe, said: “I was really impressed with him. He has been training…

EPL: ‘Liverpool not title favourites after Arsenal defeat’ – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed the talk of his team being title favourites. The Reds went top of the Premier League table with a 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday. Arsenal’s 0-0 draw at Manchester City meant Klopp’s men are two points ahead of the Gunners and three more than the champions. But Klopp is not getting carried away with the predictions from pundits….

EPL: Pochettino gives Chelsea injury updates ahead of Man Utd clash

Chelsea head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has given the injury update on his squad ahead of Thursday’s Premier League clash against Manchester United. Speaking to the media today, Pochettino confirmed Malo Gusto and Trevoh Chalobah are back in training. However, Ben Chilwell will not be available for the game, while Robert Sanchez could be included in the matchday squad. Pochettino said: “Trevoh [Chalobah] and Malo [Gusto]…

EPL: Wenger criticises Jesus

Former Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has singled out Gabriel Jesus for criticism. Wenger said the Brazilian international needs to become more consistent before he can be considered a top player. Jesus completed a move from Manchester City to Arsenal in 2022. The 26-year-old was keen to fill the void left by the departure of strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette that summer. However, he…