HEAVY BURDEN ON QUIQUE SETIEN TO RESTORE BARCELONA’S GLORY
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HEAVY BURDEN ON QUIQUE SETIEN TO RESTORE BARCELONA’S GLORY

Ernesto Valverde is the first coach Barcelona have dispensed with in the middle of a campaign since Louis van Gaal was sacked in January 2003 with the team…

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REAL BEAT ATLETICO ON PENALTIES TO WIN SPANISH SUPER CUP
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REAL BEAT ATLETICO ON PENALTIES TO WIN SPANISH SUPER CUP

Thibaut Courtois proved the hero on Sunday (Jan 12) as Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid in a penalty shoot-out in Saudi Arabia to win their 11th…

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LUIS SUAREZ OUT FOR FOUR MONTHS WITH KNEE SURGERY
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LUIS SUAREZ OUT FOR FOUR MONTHS WITH KNEE SURGERY

Barcelona have been dealt a huge blow in their quest for success as Luis Suarez has been ruled out for four months after undergoing knee surgery. The Uruguayan striker could be…

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XAVI TURNS DOWN COACHING ROLE AT BARCELONA
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XAVI TURNS DOWN COACHING ROLE AT BARCELONA

Temporary reprieve may have come the way of under-fire FC Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde whose sack was initially due to be announced on Monday if former player, Xavi…

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‘FOUR-SOME’ ASISAT OSHOALA SCORES FOUR TO SILENCE FOUR CRITICS OF FOURTH CAF AWARD
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‘FOUR-SOME’ ASISAT OSHOALA SCORES FOUR TO SILENCE FOUR CRITICS OF FOURTH CAF AWARD

Asisat Oshoala has celebrated her record-equalling fourth win of the CAF Awards as she banged in four goals even as four Nigerian betrayed her at the CAF Awards…

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BREAKING: BARCELONA OPEN TALKS WITH XAVI’S QATARI CLUB, AL SADD
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BREAKING: BARCELONA OPEN TALKS WITH XAVI’S QATARI CLUB, AL SADD

Events are opening very fast in relation with the fate of FC Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde. It is really happening! Al Sadd’s sporting director Muhammad Ghulam Al Balushi,…

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BREAKING: FC BARCELONA SET TO SACK COACH
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BREAKING: FC BARCELONA SET TO SACK COACH

A coaching change could take place on Monday at FC Barcelona. Ernesto Valverde could be sacked. Spanish publication, Tribuna, quoting Cuatro, reports that everything is ready for a…

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FC BARCELONA INVENTS ‘ANTI-PIQUE’ CLAUSE IN PLAYERS’ NEW CONTRACTS
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FC BARCELONA INVENTS ‘ANTI-PIQUE’ CLAUSE IN PLAYERS’ NEW CONTRACTS

Since last season, Barcelona have started to include special ‘anti-Pique’ clauses in the players’ new contracts, ABC understand. According to Spanish publication, Tribuna, as soon as a contract is signed,…

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BARCELONA COACH, VALVERDE, SLAMS OFFSHORE SPANISH SUPER CUP
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BARCELONA COACH, VALVERDE, SLAMS OFFSHORE SPANISH SUPER CUP

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde, whose team has been eliminated from the final of the Spanish Super Cup, has countered Spanish football chief Luis Rubiales’ assertion that the Spanish…

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REAL MADRID DISMANTLE GETAFE
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REAL MADRID DISMANTLE GETAFE

Real Madrid made an impressive start to the year as they picked apart a robust Getafe side to win 3-0 in La Liga on Saturday. Raphael Varane was…

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UMTITI SPOTTED AT EMIRATES AMID BARCA EXIT TO ARSENAL
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UMTITI SPOTTED AT EMIRATES AMID BARCA EXIT TO ARSENAL

Samuel Umtiti was in attendance at the Emirates Stadium on New Years Day to see Arsenal thrive under Mikel Arteta, who will be hoping the Gunners’ January target was impressed.  …

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OGHENEKARO ETEBO ON LOAN FROM STOKE CITY TO LA LIGA SIDE, GETAFE
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OGHENEKARO ETEBO ON LOAN FROM STOKE CITY TO LA LIGA SIDE, GETAFE

Nigeria’s Oghenekaro Etebo, is leaving English Championship side, Stoke City on loan to Spanish La Liga side Getafe.   The Super Eagles’ midfielder who had been down with…

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ON NEW YEAR DAY, JESUS SAVES!
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ON NEW YEAR DAY, JESUS SAVES!

On New Year Day, Gabriel Jesus extended his remarkable record against Everton as the Manchester City striker’s second-half brace sealed a 2-1 win. Jesus was handed the start…

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THE GOOD, THE BAD OF SPORTS IN 2019
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THE GOOD, THE BAD OF SPORTS IN 2019

BY UDOKA CHRISTIAN NJOKU, PLUS TV AFRICA If there is one thing 2019 has delivered, its great moments in sports. Records have been set and broken, impossible feat…

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FROM TEAM SPORTS VILLAGE SQUARE, WE WISH YOU ALLOWED,  A MERRY CHRISTMAS
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ESPANYOL SACK COACH AFTER DEFEAT TO KENNETH OMERUO’S LEGANES
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ESPANYOL SACK COACH AFTER DEFEAT TO KENNETH OMERUO’S LEGANES

Espanyol sacked coach Pablo Machin after a 2-0 defeat by relegation rivals Leganes, which left them bottom of La Liga. Machin’s side were comfortably beaten at Butarque on…

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ZIDANE LAMENTS POOR FINISHING AGAINST BARCELONA
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ZIDANE LAMENTS POOR FINISHING AGAINST BARCELONA

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he wanted to focus solely on football amid the political protests in Barcelona, but he was left disappointed with his side’s 0-0…

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REAL MADRID BLASTS: EL CLASICO REFEREE ROBBED US!
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REAL MADRID BLASTS: EL CLASICO REFEREE ROBBED US!

Real Madrid have aired their Clasico grievances about the referee and VAR on the club’s official website. The Spanish side took the surprising step to criticise Alejandro Jose Hernandez…

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RARE GOALLESS EL CLASICO LEAVES 21 INJURED!
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RARE GOALLESS EL CLASICO LEAVES 21 INJURED!

At least 21 were injured, six hospitalised and two arrested as protests unfolded around Camp Nou during El Clasico report AFP. It started as a peaceful protest. Then it…

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EL CLASICO RECORDS FIRST GOALLESS OUTING IN 17 YEARS
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EL CLASICO RECORDS FIRST GOALLESS OUTING IN 17 YEARS

Barcelona managed to hold their rivals, Real Madrid to a goalless draw in a rescheduled el clásico which the world had waited for. Real Madrid however dominated the…

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PRO-INDEPENDENCE PROTESTS ERUPT NEAR BARCELONA STADIUM BEFORE EL CLASICO
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PRO-INDEPENDENCE PROTESTS ERUPT NEAR BARCELONA STADIUM BEFORE EL CLASICO

Chanting “Independence” and “Free political prisoners”, several thousand Catalan protesters gathered near Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium on Wednesday hours before the local side was to face rivals Real…

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