• Why signing Varane was bad business for Manchester United

    Why signing Varane was bad business for Manchester United
    The decorated French defender's purchase might end up being a nightmare rather than a dream come true for the Red Devils. Manchester United were at times a joy to watch under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. This was of course in regard to their attacking where some periodic nice moves and combinations up the pitch led to fantastic goals.As good as United often were on the counter, they equally gave the opposition tons of opportunities to replicate the same, thanks to their porous defense.For much of his t
  • Reality bites again for Barca ahead of rescue mission away at Bayern

    Reality bites again for Barca ahead of rescue mission away at Bayern
    Barcelona suffered their first defeat under new coach Xavi Hernandez on Saturday when they lost to Real BetisNo sooner has reality hit than Barcelona have to believe in miracles again as Xavi Hernandez's team seek a victory away at Bayern Munich on Wednesday to take them into the Champions League last 16.Four weeks after Xavi was appointed, Barca suffered their first defeat under their new coach on Saturday and as Real Betis' Juanmi celebrated in the corner at Camp Nou, it felt like a bit of hop
  • Premier League riches sow fear among Champions League rivals

    Premier League riches sow fear among Champions League rivals
    Jadon Sancho's move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United led to a profit for Bundesliga clubs in the latest transfer windowAs Barcelona and Spanish champions Atletico Madrid scrap for a place in the Champions League last 16 this week, the Premier League's four participants can take it easy knowing their places in the knockout stages are already guaranteed.Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have all secured top spot in their groups with a game to spare, while defending champi
  • Fred praises Cristiano Ronaldo's inspiration and Bruno Fernandes' challenge

    Fred praises Cristiano Ronaldo's inspiration and Bruno Fernandes' challenge
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes are two of Manchester United's brightest sparks this seasonBrazilian midfielder Fred has given glowing remarks about fellow Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo. The Red Devils' midfielder hailed the impact that Ronaldo has had on the United dressing room, stating that it is a privilege to share the same locker room with a player of the Portuguese's stature.Ronaldo has been in imperious form for United, scoring 12 goals and providing three assists sinc
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  • Complete Sports Returns To Reclaim SWAN Cup, Thumps Inspiration FM, Megalectrics

    Complete Sports Returns To Reclaim SWAN Cup, Thumps Inspiration FM, Megalectrics
    Like the saying “form is temporal but class is permanent”, this was the summary of the superiority act displayed by football team of Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports, Nigeria’s number one sports daily, in the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Cup on Monday.
    The 2021 Lagos SWAN Cup kicked off with media organisations in the state vying for the coveted trophy.
    In the first game, the former back-to-back champions faced Inspiration FM&
  • Arteta labels Arsenal 'not good enough' as Everton end barren run

    Arteta labels Arsenal 'not good enough' as Everton end barren run
    Demarai Gray (left)scored Everton's stoppage time winner against ArsenalArsenal manager Mikel Arteta lambasted his side's performance after Everton struck twice in the final 11 minutes to end an eight-game winless run with a 2-1 victory over the Gunners.Arteta's men have passed up a huge opportunity to move into the Premier League's top four after blowing the lead at Manchester United and Goodison Park over the past five days.Another night of frustration looked in store for the Toffees as Richar
  • Iwobi Subbed On Late As Struggling Everton Beat Arsenal, Claim First Win In Three Months

    Iwobi Subbed On Late As Struggling Everton Beat Arsenal, Claim First Win In Three Months
    Alex Iwobi came on with two minutes left as struggling Everton from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 at Goodison Park on Monday night.
    A Demarai Gray’s volley from outside the box two minutes into added time, sealed the dramatic win.
    Going into the fixture, Everton last tasted victory in September and had gone nine consecutive games without a win.
    Also, the Toffees have now won three consecutive Premier League games against Arsenal for the first time in the competition’s history.
    It is no
  • Everton end barren run with late fightback against Arsenal

    Everton end barren run with late fightback against Arsenal
    Demarai Gray (left)scored Everton's stoppage time winner against ArsenalEverton struck twice in the final 11 minutes to end an eight-game winless run with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal that lifts the pressure on manager Rafael Benitez.Another night of frustration looked in store for the Toffees as Richarlison had two goals marginally ruled out by VAR for offside either side of Martin Odegaard's opener for the Gunners.But Richarlison was not to be denied a third time when he headed home before Demar
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  • Lekki Agog For Gifted Cole Boxing Competition

    Lekki Agog For Gifted Cole Boxing Competition
    Young boxers from different parts of the country are expected to thrill fans at the third edition of the Gifted Cole Boxing competition in Lekki, Lagos on Saturday.
    More than 500 boxers have indicated interest in exhibiting their skills in the competition.
    The sponsor of the talents hunt and undefeated boxing champion, Gifted cole, who arrived in Nigeria on Sunday, said; "I am eager to see Nigerians dominate boxing and after what we saw during the 4th edition where a dumb and deaf boxer Segun t
  • Success Provides Second League Assist As Udinese Lose Away, Extend Winless Run

    Success Provides Second League Assist As Udinese Lose Away, Extend Winless Run
    Isaac Success provided his second assist in the Serie A this season but Udinese lost 3-1 away to Empoli on Monday, Completesports.com reports.
    The defeat means Udinese are winless in their last five games (suffering two defeats and three draws).
    Success, who made his seventh league appearance, set up Deulofeu for the opening goal in the 22nd minute.
    Also Read: Dennis Makes Premier League November Team Of The Month 
    But second half goals from Petar Stojanovic, Nedim Bajrami and Andrea Pinam
  • Turkey: Nwobodo Sees Red; Ideye Benched As Goztepe Pip Gazientep

    Turkey: Nwobodo Sees Red; Ideye Benched As Goztepe Pip Gazientep
    Nigeria midfielder Obinna Nwobodo was sent off as Goztepe edged out Gazientep FK 2-1 in a thrilling Turkish Super League contest on Monday night.
    Nwobodo was first cautioned in the 51st minute and received the red card seven minutes later for another bootable offence.
    The 25-year-old has made 14 league appearances for Goztepe this season.
    His compatriot Brown Ideye was unused substitute for the home team in the game.
    Ideye has featured in five league games for the club this season and is yet to
  • 5 decisive UCL group matches to watch this week

    5 decisive UCL group matches to watch this week
    These five matches will decide who tops, who progresses, and who drops to the Europa League.As the group stage of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League comes to an end this week, there are still some matches that will decide the fate of the group. Some of the final matches on matchday 6 will consist of teams who are battling to top their group, as well as teams who are vying to qualify for second place and the round of 16 stages in the Champions League. Others will look to finish in third and qualif
  • Man Utd to face Gerrard's Villa in FA Cup third round

    Man Utd to face Gerrard's Villa in FA Cup third round
    Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa will face Manchester United in the FA Cup third roundFormer Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard till take his Aston Villa side to Old Trafford for a FA Cup third round tie against Manchester United as Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City drew lower league opposition on Monday.Villa beat United away 1-0 earlier this season under former boss Dean Smith prior to his sacking which paved the way for Gerrard to return to the Premier League.National League side Chesterfield
  • Thomas Partey believes his first year at Arsenal was very poor

    Thomas Partey believes his first year at Arsenal was very poor
    Thomas Partey was damning on his self-review of his first season at arsenal but believes he can get better by playing more gamesArsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has rated his first year at the Emirates Stadium a lowly four out of ten in a shocking acceptance that his performances have not been up to par. The former Atletico Madrid star was brutal in his self-appraisal, whilst acknowledging and accepting wide-held criticism of his time with the Gunners so far. Partey has been inconsistent with bo
  • Haaland absence serves early Monday Night "Heartbreak" for Premier League fans.

    Haaland absence serves early Monday Night "Heartbreak" for Premier League fans.
    Sky Sports host, Gary Neville confirmed that the Borussia Dortmund star striker will not be present in the studio for the Premier League fixture clash between Everton and Arsenal on Monday evening.There was a rush of excitement by fans of the English Premier League when it was announced that the Borussia Dortmund hitman would join Manchester United Legend and host of the Sky Sports Monday Night Football Show, Gary Neville and Liverpool legend and co-host Jamie Carragher in the studio for the ana
  • Jimbaz FC Are Champions Of Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup 2021

    Jimbaz FC Are Champions Of Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup 2021
    Jimbaz FC of Ihiala on Sunday, 5th December 2021 emerged as champions of the maiden edition of the Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup.The football fiesta which commenced on the 30th of October 2021 saw a total of 16 teams across Anambra State taking part in the competition.
    The final match played at the Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium Onitsha saw the Ihiala-based side, Jimbaz FC, seeing off Remmy Uche FC by a lone goal scored by Oluka Ngei with almost the last kick of the game. The Champions bagged the cove
  • Sampdoria president resigns after arrest in bankruptcy case

    Sampdoria president resigns after arrest in bankruptcy case
    Massimo Ferrero has resigned as president of Serie A club Sampdoria.Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has resigned after his reported arrest on Monday for alleged involvement in fraudulent bankruptcy cases, the Italian Serie A club announced. "We learned with great surprise of the arrest of Massimo Ferrero (...) for bankruptcy cases which date back many years," Genoa-based outfit said in a statement."It is important to clarify that these matters have absolutely nothing to do with the (clu
  • NFF President Amaju Pinnick teams up with Arsene Wenger in Qatar

    NFF President Amaju Pinnick teams up with Arsene Wenger in Qatar
    Pinnick continues preparation for the Super Eagles' participation at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick is in Qatar the host country of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.Pinnick in Qatar as part of the FIFA delegation on inspection duties. The President while in Qatar inspecting the Al Thumama Stadium, Doha was able to meet up with several dignitaries.Pinnick met up with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.Whi
  • Premier League Star’s £200k Lamborghini Crashes Into Nursery School’s Fence

    Premier League Star’s £200k Lamborghini Crashes Into Nursery School’s Fence
    Aston Villa star Kortney Hause's £200,000 4-litre Urus V8 Lamborghini crashed through a nursery fence just minutes before children were set to leave at home time.
    Hause’s car swerved off the road and crashed through the metal gates surrounding the school.
    It is reported Hause was on his way to Villa Park for his side's 2-1 defeat to Manchester City, though it is not clear if he was the driver. The 26-year-old was named on the bench by Steven Gerrard and didn't feature in the game.
    P
  • Brazil football club gives fans free tattoos

    Brazil football club gives fans free tattoos
    A fan of Brazilian team Atletico Mineiro gets a free tattoo offered by the company constructing the new stadium after the squad won the Brazilian ChampionshipFresh off winning the Brazilian league title for the first time in 50 years, football club Atletico Mineiro gave its fans free tattoos Monday to celebrate.Hundreds of fans lined up in the rain in the club's hometown, the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte, to get one of four designs immortalized on the body part of their choice.Organizers
  • 12 teams to participate in Mark D Ball women’s invitational basketball Championship

    12 teams to participate in Mark D Ball women’s invitational basketball Championship
    From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
    The organiser of Mark D Ball Basketball Championship on Monday, in Abuja, announced that about 12 teams will participate in women’s invitational basketball championship.
    In a statement issued by the Proprietor of Mark Mentors Basketball Club, Igoche Mark, the organisers disclosed that the tournament will hold between January 8 to 15, 2022.
    According to the organisers, the invitational tournament will hold at the indoor sports hall of the MKO Abiola stadium in Abuja
  • BUSTED: Sony fires PlayStation executive for alleged involvement in pedophile jig

    BUSTED: Sony fires PlayStation executive for alleged involvement in pedophile jig
    The Japanese video game company fired their top executive following allegations of being involved in an amateur pedophilia sting operation on YouTube.According to a video posted by the YouTube channel People v. Preds, George Cacioppo, the senior vice president from the team behind the popular video game company - PlayStation, allegedly tried to arrange a meeting with a 15-year-old minor.People v. Preds, Vigilantee pedophile hunters organized an amateur sting operation to expose to expose sexual
  • Tottenham Captain Lloris Opens New Contract Talks

    Tottenham Captain Lloris Opens New Contract Talks
    Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has opened new contract talks.
    Sky Sports says talks have been held between Tottenham and Lloris over a new contract.Read Also: The Best African Footballers Of All Time
    There is understood to be a quiet confidence of an agreement from all sides.
    No new deal is imminent, although discussions will be picked up again in the coming weeks.
    Lloris's contract expires in the summer.
    The post Tottenham Captain Lloris Opens New Contract Talks appeared first on Complete Sport
  • De Bruyne must fight for Man City spot, says Guardiola

    De Bruyne must fight for Man City spot, says Guardiola
    Kevin De Bruyne will return to the Manchester City starting line-up for the match against LeipzigPep Guardiola has warned Kevin De Bruyne that he faces a fight to win back a regular place in the Manchester City side after a campaign marred by injuries and a coronavirus infection.The Belgium midfielder returned to action as a substitute against Watford on Saturday but has been told he will start Tuesday's Champions League match in Leipzig, City's final fixture in Group A.The 30-year-old suffered
  • No changing course for PSG despite criticism - Pochettino

    No changing course for PSG despite criticism - Pochettino
    Mauricio Pochettino says Paris Saint-Germain will be sticking to their strategy despite criticism of the style of playMauricio Pochettino says he has the support of the Paris Saint-Germain players and he will not change course despite criticism of the style of play of the Qatar-backed French club.The 49-year-old Argentinian was in attacking mode at his press conference on the eve of PSG's final Champions League group game with Club Brugge.The former Tottenham Hotspur boss defended his record sin
  • Dennis Makes Premier League November Team Of The Month 

    Dennis Makes Premier League November Team Of The Month 
    Watford Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis has been named in the Premier League Team of the Month for November.
    The Team of the Month was compiled and published on the Twitter handle of football facts and statistics website whoscored.com.
    It a memorable month for Dennis who netted two goals in three Premier League fixtures in the month in review.
    Also Read: Nigerian, Premier League Star Zaha Involve In Alleged Rental Scam
    One of the goals came in the 4-1 win against Manchester United where he also
  • De Bruyne to start for Man City in Leipzig after Covid setback

    De Bruyne to start for Man City in Leipzig after Covid setback
    Kevin De Bruyne will return to the Manchester City starting line-up for the match against LeipzigKevin De Bruyne will make his first Manchester City start for a month in Tuesday's Champions League trip to RB Leipzig after Pep Guardiola revealed the Belgian was left feeling "empty" by coronavirus.De Bruyne's season has been heavily disrupted by injury and illness.The 30-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage when representing his country at Euro 2020 that prevented him from starting a Premier Le
  • Mbappe: ‘I Thought I Would Leave PSG After Euro 2020’

    Mbappe: ‘I Thought I Would Leave PSG After Euro 2020’
    PSG ace Kylian Mbappe has revisited missing a move to Real Madrid last summer.
    Mbappe saw offers of €160m and €180m from Real Madrid turned down by PSG in August. He is now set to come off contract in June.
    He recalled: "During the Euro Cup they asked me a lot of questions. I talked a lot with my parents, I knew I wanted to leave. My parents told me to concentrate on the pitch. Maybe I was putting too much energy into other things.
    "Disappointed with not leaving? A little. It's not eas
  • 3 knee-jerk conclusions from Serie A this weekend

    3 knee-jerk conclusions from Serie A this weekend
    Which reactionary takes could be drawn from gameweek 16 in Calcio?Round 16 in Serie A is yet to conclude, but the eight games that were played over the weekend were beyond thrilling. There were several goal-laden encounters, impressive individual and team performances and a swathe of amazing goals. Every game has witnessed a goal, with five of the eight fixtures played on Saturday and Sunday seeing both sides get on the score-sheet. Hakan Calhanoglu produced a set-piece special with a goal direc
  • Klopp 'must' rotate for Champions League trip to Milan

    Klopp 'must' rotate for Champions League trip to Milan
    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp attends a training session on the eve of their Champions League match against AC MilanLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted on Monday he would rotate his team for their final Champions League group match against AC Milan otherwise his medical department would "smash" him.The Anfield side travel to Italy for Tuesday's match assured of top spot in Group B, with five wins out of five.But it is a different story for the Italian league leaders, who are locked in a thr

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