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Tuchel kicks against racism in football

Head coach of Paris Saint-Germain, Thomas Tuchel has insisted that there is no place for racism in football but said he did not hear any comment aimed at Neymar, who accused Marseille defender Alvaro of abusing him.   Neymar was...

Martinez tips Hazard to shine in 2021

Head coach of Belgium, Roberto Martinez believes Eden Hazard will be one of the standout performers in world football in 2021.The Real Madrid star missed out on Belgium's final games of this year with coronavirus.He has however been tipped...

Ex-footballer Obodo kidnapped in Nigeria

Former Nigeria midfielder  Christian Obodo, who spent over a decade in Seria A, including spells with Fiorentina and Udinese, has been abducted in the country's oil-rich Delta state, police said Monday. The 36-year-old was stopped by unknown gunmen on Sunday...

Koeman worried by stuttering Barca

Head coach of FC Barcelona, Ronald Koeman says he is losing sleep over the club's unconvincing start to this season’s Liga Santander. With Saturday's (October 31) 1-1 draw at 10-man Deportivo Alaves, Barca equalled their worst tally of points accumulated...

Atuloma’s winner spares Heartland’s blushes

Emeka Atuloma netted the winner for Heartland as they overcame a resilient Adamawa United side in the final game of the halfway stage of the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.Adamawa United made the trip to the East...

Diego Maradona, dead at 60

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, his spokesman announced Wednesday. Renowned along with Brazil's Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup winning captain died of a heart attack, having...

Aurelio De Laurentiis tests positive for COVID-19

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the Lega Serie A meeting on Wednesday (September 9). Rumours first circulated on Wednesday night that one of the Presidents or directors who attended the 20-club meeting...

Lewandowsky lauds ‘bad teacher’ Klopp

Robert Lewandowski says Jurgen Klopp is a "bad teacher in the best sense of the word" as he opened up on why the Liverpool manager is a "father figure" to him.  Klopp was the man who brought Poland ace...

Bundesliga Wrap Match Day 18: Bayern Munich go seven points clear

Bayern Munich have gone seven points clear in Germany’s Bundesliga following a 4-0 at Schalke on Sunday.Thomas Muller scored a brace at the Veltins Arena with Robert Lewandowski and David Alaba also getting goalscoring contributions for the champions at...

Aguero won’t be rushed back, says Man City boss Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will not rush Sergio Aguero back into action despite his side's lack of goals in the Premier League. City's record goalscorer was an unused substitute in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Tottenham as he...