“I want to Help Chelsea Win Europa” – Eden Hazard Says as He Puts His Real Madrid Transfer Talk On Hold

Chelsea Forward Eden Hazard, says he wants to help Chelsea win the Europa League before considering a move to Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane promised “changes” this summer after returning to Real Madrid this month, refuelling reports the Spanish giants will attempt to sign Hazard, who has previously admitted a move to the Bernabeu is his “dream”. Chelsea have reportedly already rejected a first official bid from Real for Hazard this week. “I’m not working on that right now,” Hazard told VTM News from Belgium’s training camp on Tuesday, when asked…

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UEFA Charges Cristiano Ronaldo For ‘Cojones’ Goal Celebration

European Football Governing Body, UEFA have charged Cristiano Ronaldo for his X-rated also Known as the ‘Cojones’ Goal celebration in Juventus’ Champions League win over Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo scored a stunning Hat-trick as Juventus overcame a first leg deficit to beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 in Turin. The Portugal international had been frustrated by a defiant Atleti in the previous match but rose to the fore to fire his side through. Upon celebrating his third goal, Ronaldo gestured towards his crotch in a clear dig at Diego Simeone. Atletico boss Simeone…

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David Beckham admits using a mobile phone while driving his Bentley

English Football legend, David Beckham has admitted driving his Bentley while using a mobile phone. The former England captain was charged after a member of the public told police they saw the 43-year-old on the phone while driving in London’s West End. Scotland Yard Police in a statement said: “The Met understands a postal guilty plea was subsequently received by Bromley Magistrates’ Court.”   The father-of-four was said to have been witnessed driving his 2018 Bentley while using his phone in Great Portland Street on November 21. Two months earlier Beckham…

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‘How I was told to join a cult to get political position’ – Taribo West

Former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West in a recent interview with Punch spoke about the plight of Nigeria’s ex-footballers and the struggle they face in the society. He also revealed that he was asked to join a secret cult in other to get a political appointment but he refused. See exercpts from the interview below…. There’s a general belief that sportsmen and women lack educational qualifications, thus they are excluded from sports administration. Do you agree? That’s total rubbish; nonsense. How educated are those in FIFA? In Nigeria, is it…

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‘I will be Judged If Man City Fails To Win Champions League’ – Pep Guardiola Reveals

Machester City Manager, Pep Guardiola accepts his tenure is likely to be judged on whether he succeeds in the Champions League or not. The City boss has set extraordinarily high standards for himself having previously guided Barcelona to victory in the competition twice. In comparison to that his spell in charge of Bayern Munich, where he was a three-time losing semi-finalist, is generally regarded as a disappointment, despite winning three Bundesliga titles and two German Cups. Already at City, Guardiola has won the Premier League by a record margin and…

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Alex Iwobi explains why he mocked fellow black man during match between Arsenal and Rennes FC’

After Arsenal FC’s match against Rennes FC of France two days ago, Arsenal and Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi came under fire for being disrespectful to a fellow black man during Arsenal’s last Europa game. In the video that immediately went viral, Iwobi was seen covering his nose in disgust and backing away when the other black player tried to speak to him, insinuating the man has mouth odour. In his response, Alex Iwobi had a chat with famous Arsenal fan,  Kelechi Anyikude on Snapchat where he explained that the player was cussing at him,…

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Cristiano Ronaldo May be Banned For Swearing At Atletico Madrid Fans (Photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a ban from UEFA after he allegedly shouted “son of a bit**” at Atletico Madrid Fans In the Champions League win. Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Juve came from 2-0 down on aggregate to win 3-2 in Tuesday’s last-16 Champions League tie. His third, from the penalty spot, came in the closing stages of the second leg and sparked wild celebrations among the Juventus players and fans. And Ronaldo appeared to be venting plenty of frustrations at the away supporters, having previously played for their city…

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Reason Behind my ‘Black Panther’ celebration against Rennes: Arsenal striker, Aubameyang explains

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has explained that last night’s Black Panther celebration was a nod towards his national team and his identity, after scoring twice against Rennes to send Arsenal into the quarter finals of the 2019 Europa league. The Gunners thumped Rennes out of the Europa League, thanks to a 3-0 win at the Emirates on Thursday, to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg.  Aubameyang scored twice during the win and treated fans to a new masked celebration for his second goal. “I needed a mask which could…

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Paul Scholes resigns Coaching appointment after just 1 Month

Manchester United Legend, Paul Scholes has resigned from Oldham Athletic with immediate effect, after just 1 Month in charge of the League Two club. He was appointed as boss of the Latics on February 11, but remarkably after just over a month in charge he has called time on his first managerial experience. The 44-year-old, who supported Oldham as boy, has claimed he has been forced to walk away from the role as he feels he is unable to “operate as intended” and has stated he was misled before taking…

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‘Cristiano Ronaldo is a “sorcerer” – Maradona

Argentine football icon, Diego Maradona has hailed Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo as a “sorcerer.” Maradona stated this after the magical Juventus star fulfilled his pre-match prediction by scoring a hat-trick against Spanish side, Atletico Madrid. Juventus share price shot up by 20% after reaching the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday to pay back another chunk of Ronaldo’s £85m transfer fee. Reacting to the player’s performance, Maradona told Marca, “There are players who have been touched by a magic wand. We Argentines are proud that Lionel Messi is Argentinian. “The other…

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Zidane Make First Signing As Real Madrid Agrees €50m Deal with Porto Defender

Real Madrid have agreed a €5million (£42.6m) deal to sign Porto defender Eder Militao The 21-year-old has impressed for Porto, since arriving in a €4m (£3.5m) deal from Sao Paulo last summer. He will now become Madrid’s first summer signing for Zinedine Zidane, after the Spanish club agreed to pay his €5m buyout clause. The report also claims that the Brazilian defender has agreed a six-year contract with the LaLiga giants and had a medical in Portugal on Monday. Zidane returned to Madrid on Monday for his second stint as…

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Louis van Gaal officially quits football, says he’s now a pensioner

Former Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, Louis van Gaal,  has announced his retirement from football at the age of 67. The Dutchman man who also coached his country has been out of work since he was sacked by the Manchester United board at the end of the 2015-16 season,just two days after winning the FA Cup. Van Gaal announced his retirement while speaking on Dutch TV show VTBL: ‘I am a pensioner now. I have no ambition to be a technical director or a TV pundit. ‘My wife…

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Mesut Ozil Trends On Twitter After He Sends Signed jerseys to Kenyan Herds-boy

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has exhibited a touch of class after gifting a teenage Kenyan herdsboy signed jerseys and boots. The gesture has now seen the dream of the young boy identified as Lawrence Masira come true. Masira caught the attention of Ozil after a photo of him donning a a self-written jersey with the inscription “Ozil 10” went viral on social media. Kenyan Sports journalist, Erick Njiru, photographed Masira December 2018 herding cows in the streets of Nairobi sporting the now famous kit. Njiru went on to share the…

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NBA Stars Serge Ibaka And Marquese Chriss Fight, Exchange Punches During Game

Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Marquese Chriss were ejected from Monday night’s game after getting into a fisticuffs. Ibaka went to the floor after the two were battling for position under Cleveland’s basket as the Raptors attempted a full-court pass that sailed out of bounds. Ibaka shoved Chriss from behind and grabbed near his neck before throwing a punch. Chriss responded with a punch before players from both teams separated the two. Ibaka immediately headed for the locker room, and both players were kicked out after…

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Hat-Trick Moves Juventus Into Quarter Finals (Photos)

Juventus Forward, Cristiano Ronaldo put on a stunning display as Juventus out-foxed Atletico Madrid in their Champions League second leg clash at the Allianz Stadium, as the forward’s hat-trick confirmed a 3-2 win on aggregate. After a highly frantic start, the home side thought they had got off to the perfect start inside just four minutes, when Giorgio Chiellini pounced on a loose ball at the feet of Jan Oblak, but Ronaldo was adjudged to have fouled the keeper in the seconds before. 22 minutes later, a period which flew…

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Pitch-Invading Birmingham Fan gets 14 Weeks Jail Sentence After Punching Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish

Over the Weekend, a Crazy, Pitch-invading Birmingham City fan attacked Aston Villa star Jack Grealish and now has been sentenced to 14 weeks in prison and handed a 10-year ban from football matches. Paul Mitchell, of Rubery, Worcestershire, pleaded guilty to pitch invasion and assault after punching Aston Villa midfielder Grealish. The 27-year-old was also ordered to pay £350 in fines and is prohibited from attending games in the United Kingdom for the next decade. In a statement read into the court record by Purser, the Aston Villa captain said:…

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‘Why I left Real Madrid before now’ – Zinedine Zidane reveals in His First Press Conference

The French football legend who left the club after winning the Champions League last year signed a deal that will keep him with the club until summer of 2022. Speaking in his first press conference since signing the new deal, Zidane revealed his reason for leaving the club and why he decided to return to the club. He said: ‘When I went it was the right time to leave. I have had various offers since then but I wanted to stay here in Madrid. My first reaction when the president…

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It’s Being Difficult to Sleep Since Loss To Manchester United – Mbappe Reveals

Paris Saint-Germain striker, Kylian Mbappe has disclosed that It’s Being Difficult to sleep since his club’s loss to Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday. Mbappe who failed to score as United came back from a 2-0 first-leg deficit to win 3-1 in Paris and advance on away goals, He told TF1’s Telefoot that he is stunned and can’t sleep since their loss to Manchester United.  He said; “I am stunned – there are no words. I have not been able to sleep and I think it has been the…

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Zidane makes remarkable return to Real Madrid on a three-year deal just nine months after he quit Bernabeu

Zinedine Zidane has been reappointed as Real Madrid’s head coach after the club held a board meeting on Monday evening to discuss the ongoing issues at the Spanish capital club – the French boss joins on a deal that ties him to the club until 2022. Los Blancos have endured a calamitous season thus far, first seeing Julen Lopetegui given his marching orders after a failed stint at the helm following a controversial move from the Spain national team on the eve of the 2018 World Cup.

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Colombian coach, Leonel Alvarez Sacked For Sleeping With Player’s Wife

Leonel Alvarez, who manages Paraguayan club, Libertad de Paraguay, has been sacked for reportedly sleeping with his player’s wife. Paraguayan media reported that the 51-year-old coach and former defensive midfielder of Colombia national team has been secretly dating Patty Gonzalez, wife of his star player, midfielder Edgar Benitez. But the model has since denied the rumours on social media, saying “I assure you it’s completely false. “From my side, it’s clearer and I hope people from the club clear up the situation at some point. “The truth is that we…

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Roma confirm Claudio Ranieri as new coach

Italian football club, Roma have appointed Claudio Ranieri as the new manager of the club until the end of the season. The 67-year-old had just been sacked by Premiership club Fulham after just 106 days in charge before securing an immediate return to coach Roma, the club he supported as a boy. ‘I’m delighted to be coming back home,’ Ranieri said. ‘When Roma call you, it’s impossible to say no.’  The former Leicester City manager who was previous coach of Roma from 2009 to 2011 replaces Eusebio Di Francesco who…

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Authorities Arrest Nigerian Footballer, Daniel Bidemi In India For Visa Forgery

A 31-year-old Nigerian footballer based in India was arrested on Wednesday, for overstaying in the country with a fake visa and using it to work and live in the country.Cops said the SCO (Security Control Organisation) received information that Daniel Bidemiayen, popularly known as Daniel Bidemi, had forged the passport and visa sometime in June 2015. Based on the information, SCO officers raided the Madurdaha apartment which Bidemi had been renting and arrested him.Bidemi is a well-known Nigerian footballer in the Kolkata football circle. A versatile footballer who plays in…

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“I Once Breastfed Him” – – Iyabo Ojo Celebrates Nephew’s Matriculation

Iyabo Ojo wrote about how she once breastfed Mathew when his mum’s breast refused to produce milk She wrote: “This handsome dude is my nephew, my brother’s son…. but I call him my son because we share a mother & son relationship. I try not to steal the spot from his biological mum but today I just have to let you all know that I don’t have two kids but many. My heart is filled with so much emotions, memories & above all gratitude to God. His mum had him…

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German FA ends the international careers of World Cup winners Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels

The German Football Association have forcefully ended the international careers of World Cup winners striker Thomas Muller and defenders Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels. Germany boss Joachim Low reportedly travelled down to Munich to inform the trio who play for Bayern Munich about his decision to drop them from the national team. With close to 250 internationals between them, Hummels has (70 caps), Muller (100) and Boateng (74)  for Germany. ‘I thank Mats, Jerome, and Thomas for the many successful, extraordinary and unique years we shared,’ Low said in a…

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WWE legend King Kong Bundy dies at 61

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy, who rose to fame in the 1980s when he battled Hulk Hogan in a steel cage match, has died at the age of 61. News of the death of the wrestler, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was shared on Facebook by his long-time friend David Herro. Mr Herro wrote: “Today we lost a legend and a man I consider family. Rest in peace Chris. We love you.” Authorities have not yet revealed the cause of the famous wrestler’s death. The wrestling industry and fans have shared…

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Super Eagles midfielder, Samuel Kalu’s mother regains Her freedom

Yesterday, we brought you the News about The mother of Super Eagles midfielder, Kalu Samuel, Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu who was Kidnapped(Read Here), In the later part of yesterday, we also gathered that she has been released after being held captive for over one week. Mrs Kalu was travelling to her village in Abia state on Wednesday February 27th when her abductors doublecrossed her vehicle, ordered her other children who were in the car with her out of the vehicle and sped off with her.  Her abductors made contacts with her family…

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Kidnappers Abduct Samuel Kalu’s Mother In Aba, Demand N50 Million

Last week, Suspected kidnappers abducted the mother of Super Eagles’ midfielder, Samuel Kalu. Mrs. Kalu was driving with some of her children along the Okpulu Umuobo area of Aba, Abia State, last week when the unidentified gunmen blocked her vehicle, ordered the children out of the car and took her away. A source close to the family said the kidnappers initially demanded a N50 million ransom, but later increased it, as they believe they would get more from the Girondins Bordeaux star.

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“I do not See Nigerian Team winning the AFCON” – Gernot Rohr

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr, has played down the chances of the Super Eagles winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He argued that Nigeria are not among the top three ranked teams in Africa. The German gaffer also noted that Nigeria did not qualify for the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, hence their poor Fifa ranking. The former Burkina Faso coach picked three North African countries, as well as Senegal as the favourites for the title. “No, I do not think…

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David Beckham’s statue unveiled outside LA Galaxy’s stadium

On Saturday, Major League Soccer kicked off a new season with 10 games and a tribute to football great David Beckham, whose arrival in 2007 helped usher in a new era for the American league. A statue of the former England captain was unveiled by the LA Galaxy outside its stadium in an emotional ceremony. Beckham’s former Galaxy coach Bruce Arena and teammate Robbie Keane, as well as Beckham’s wife, Victoria, attended the ceremony.   “From day one when myself, Victoria, and the kids arrived in this city we felt…

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Neymar Seen Partying At Carnival In Brazil

The 27-year-old PSG and Brazillian Striker spent his time out injured back in his home country and felt he deserved some time to enjoy himself as he partied with former Voice Brazil contestants at the famous Bahian Carnival. It is considered by many to be the biggest carnival in the world and with his close friends, including surfer Gabriel Medina, alongside him, Neymar was all smiles. MySportDab reports the carnival in the capital is considered to be one of the most cultural events in Brazil and Neymar is planning on…

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Nigeria’s Usman goes Unbeaten and Becomes The First African-born UFC Champion

Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman relentlessly punished Tyron Woodley for five rounds to become the new UFC Welterweight Champion. With this, Usman has become the first African-born champion in UFC history. He controlled the fight from start to finish and won via unanimous decision, capturing scores of 50-44, 50-44, and 50-45. Usman now owns a 14-fight win streak and a career record of 14-1. He’s yet to lose in the UFC. “I want you to remember this day forever. Daddy did it,” Usman told his daughter after the match.

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Real Madrid sack Youth Coach for criticizing Casemiro and Toni Kroos on radio show

Spanish club, Real Madrid have sacked their youth coach Alvaro Benito for making negative comments about their first team on a radio programme.  During Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in a Copa del Rey semi-final second leg, Benito singled out midfielders Toni Kroos and Casemiro for criticism on radio station Cadena Ser and blamed them for the shameful defeat. ‘The problem is there are players that are playing very far from their level,’ he said. I’m talking about Casemiro who at the moment is not good enough to play even…

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Cristiano Ronaldo acquires new Rolls Royce Cullinan (Photo)

Juventus star and 5 time Ballon d’Or winner,Cristiano Ronaldo, has added the most luxurious SUV on the market to his amazing collections of cars. The £500,000-a-week a player broke the news of his newest acquisition using his Instagram account.His passion for cars have seen him splash millions of dollars on collections that includes Bugatti Veyron and Chiron Hypercars, Porsches,Range Rovers SUV , several Mercedes Benz models, Rolls-Royces and Bentleys to mention a few.   His new addition,the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV,starts at ₦120 million. But according to Rolls-Royce, no one has…

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Jay Jay Okocha speaks after court issued bench warrant for his arrest Over Tax Evasion

Football Legend and former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha yesterday said he was never contacted over his alleged failure to pay income tax before a Lagos court issued a bench warrant for his arrest. Many local and international media reported the order by a Lagos High Court in Igbosere for Okocha’s arrest earlier in the week. He was taken to court by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on a three-count charge bordering on failure to furnish return of income. But Okocha spoke for the first time yesterday…

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FA decides rescinds on Punishing Kane after headbutt incident against Chelsea star Azpilicueta

Harry Kane will no longer face a potential three-match ban and is expected to make Tottenham squad for Saturday’s North London derby against Arsenal. According to a UK Sun report, the Three Lions forward, who was in the thick of the action for Tottenham faced an anxious wait after his row with Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta in Spurs 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge. Interestingly, if the decision had gone against Kane, the England international would have been axed for three games including Saturday’s Wembley cracker with Arsenal alongside Southampton and…

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Fulham FC Sacks Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as manager of Premiership club Fulham, with first-team coach and former footballer Scott Parker taking temporary charge. His dismissal comes after he lost  2-0 to Southampton on Wednesday, which left the club19th in the Premier League, 10 points from safety with 10 games left. Ranieri who led Leicester to an unlikely title triumph back in 2016, said in a statement: ‘I am obviously disappointed with the recent results and that we could not build on the good start we made following my appointment.  ‘Finally, I would…

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Leicester City Appoint Ex-Liverpool coach, Brendan Rodgers as new Manager on a three-and-a-half year contract

After Parting ways with Former Manager, Claude Puel, Former Liverpool coach, Brendan Rodgers has been appointed as the new manager of Leicester City after leaving Scottish Premiership giants Celtic. The Northern Irishman who won two straight Premiership titles for Celtic replaces Claude Puel who was sacked on Sunday, less than 24 hours after a disappointing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace. Rodgers’ backroom staff are Glen Driscoll, Chris Davies, and former Manchester City and Liverpool defender Kolo Toure. Speaking at a press conference this evening, Rodgers said: ‘I’m very…

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Leicester City FC part ways with Claude Puel after 4-1 humbling defeat to Crystal Palace

English Premier League club, Leicester City have sacked manager Claude Puel after 16 months in charge.   Leicester City were beaten 4-1 at home by Crystal Palace on Saturday in what proved to be Puel’s final game. Puel, 57, leaves the club 12th in the Premier League having lost five of their last six league games.   The Frenchman guided Leicester to a ninth-place finish in the Premier League in his first season but the club are now looking for their fourth permanent manager in 23 months. Saturday’s defeat meant Leicester have…

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Aaron Ramsey Signs Pre-Contract Deal with Juventus FC, Set to become Britain’s highest-ever paid player on £400k-a-week when he joins Juventus in £83m deal

Arsenal and Welsh footballer, Aaron Ramsey will become Britain’s highest-paid player of all-time after signing a whopping £400,000-a-week-plus pre-contract deal at Juventus. The Italian giants confirmed on Monday the 28-year-old has penned a four-year deal and will join them in the summer when he leaves Arsenal as a free agent.   This comes after the midfielder completed a two-part medical with Juventus last month and will join the club on July 1,  bringing to an end 11 years at Arsenal. According to Mail Online Sport, the Wales international stands to…

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BREAKING! Taiwo Ogunjobi is dead

Former General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation NFFTaiwo Ogunjobi is dead, the Former Shooting Stars captain and Osun state FA Chairman, was confirmed dead earlier today. This was confirmed through the twitter account of a sports writer Collins Udoh. The Tweet read; Sad sad news this morning. Former Shooting Stars captain and former NFA Secretary General Taiwo “Skippo” Ogunjobi has left us#RIPOgunjobi#RIPSkippo The football administrator passed on after failing to recover from an undisclosed illness. Accident victim dies in traffic while being rushed to the hospital Tunde Samusudeen, public…

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