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TANZANIA/NIGERIA: TANZANIA PICKS STARS TO FACE EAGLES OF NIGERIA

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The national soccer team, Taifa Stars, will move into a one-week residential training in Dar es Salaam on August 1, to prepare for their 2017 Africa Nations Cup (AFCON) qualifiers clash against Nigeria’s Super Eagles. On Tuesday, Stars coach, Charles Boniface Mkwasa, will name the players who form the squad the mere formality Group G match in Lagos on September …

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OFFICIAL: BARCELONA TO SIGN ANDRE GOMES

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The midfielder has reportedly penned a five-year deal at the club following an impressive two-season stint at La Liga rivals Valencia and Euro 2016 campaign with winners Portugal Barcelona have announced an agreement with Valencia to sign Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes after Valencia turned down a bid of 32 million from Chelsea Fc . Gomes has spent two seasons in …

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EA ANNOUNCE FIFA 17 COVER STAR

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The EA Sport FIFA 17 cover star vote have closed and it’s Marco Reus who will appear on front of world’s popular football game this year. The Borussia Dortmund attacker clinched the victory in the vote ahead of Eden Hazard, Anthony Martial and James Rodríguez, making him the successor of Lionel Messi who appeared on the cover the past few …

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ATLETICO MADRID ADMIT DEFEAT IN DIEGO COSTA PURSUIT

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Atletico Madrid today finally conceded defeat in their pursuit of Chelsea striker Diego Costa and confirmed they will no longer attempt to re-sign him. Atletico made buying Costa, who they sold to Chelsea for £32million, their top priority this summer. Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo was quoted earlier this week as saying the club were ‘close’ to a deal for …

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Maradona: ‘I’D COACH ARGENTINA FOR FREE’

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Diego Maradona is desperate to return to coaching and has set his sights on a second spell as Argentina manager, suggesting he would even take the job without getting paid. Diego Simeone was not interested in the job for financial reasons. Money is not an issue for me,” Maradona told Fox Sports. “I would coach the national team for free.” …

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UPDATE: IHEANACHO NAMED IN MAN CITY TOUR

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In what can be termed as a dramatic twist,less than 24 hours after he was reportedly omitted from Manchester City squad for their pre season tour of Germany and China, Kelechi Iheanacho has been included in the tour party. The Nigerian who had a breakthrough season last time out with Manchester City in the league was said to have visa …

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#TNLIST: TOP 20 MOVES IN THE ONGOING TRANSFER WINDOW

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Chelsea splashed £30m on Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante over the weekend – but where does the France international rank among the most expensive deals of the summer transfer window so far? The window doesn’t close until 31 August but clubs have already been spending big to secure the services of their favoured targets. Here we run through the top 20 …

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PEP GUARDIOLA DROPS IHEANACHO FROM CITY’S PRE-SEASON SQUAD TEAM

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Kelechi Iheanacho has been left out of Manchester City’s provisional pre-season tour squad. But the squad list is subject to change due to visa applications.City manager, Pep Guardiola, has named a 32-man travelling party for the tour to Germany and China and Iheanacho is conspicuously missing. It is not yet clear of this latest development will open up an opportunity …

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PAUL LE GUEN REJECTS SUPER EAGLE’S JOB OFFER

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Newly appointed Super Eagles’ technical director, Paul Le Guen, has rejected the job offer by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF. This was revealed by a top French journalist Herve Penot, via the verified Twitter handle (@hpenot_lequipe). According to the tweet, Le Guen will not go to Nigeria because the NFF is yet to meet the terms & conditions for the …

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BREAKING: PAUL LE GUEN NAMED AS SUPER EAGLES COACH

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The Frenchman takes over from Sunday Oliseh as Eagles’ handler, and he will be expected to qualify the country for the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the appointment of Paul Le Guen as the new Nigeria Super Eagles coach after he was recommended by the technical committee on Monday evening. The 52-year-old succeeds Sunday …

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OFFICIAL: KANTE JOINS CHELSEA ON FIVE-YEAR DEAL

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The club has now made its second signing official , adding Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante into the fold, after previously signing Michy Batshuayi earlier in the transfer window. Kante joined the Blues on Saturday after signing a five-year contract with the five-time Premier League winners. Kante, 25, made a name for himself in the Premier League during the 2015/16 …

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BELGIUM SACK COACH WILMOTS AFTER EUROS DISAPPOINTMENT

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Belgium sacked national coach Marc Wilmots on Friday after their highly fancied team of talents failed to advance beyond the quarter-finals at Euro 2016 this month, Belgian FA president Francois De Keersmaecker said. “The objectives set for the Euros were not achieved. We need a new momentum,” he told a news conference. A search was under way for a coach …

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HIGUAIN AGREE TERMS WITH JUVENTUS

The Italian champions have finalised a four-year contract worth €7 million a season with the Argentina striker and will now look to strike a deal with Serie A rivals Napoli. Juventus have agreed a four-year contract with Gonzalo Higuain worth €7 million a year. The Argentina striker has decided to seek a move away from Napoli this summer and Juventus …

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POGBA AGREES ON TERM WITH UNITED

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Manchester United are closing in on a move to sign Paul Pogba with reports in Spain suggesting the player has agreed personal terms. Spanish publication Marca claim Pogba has accepted United’s offer of a five-year contract that will see him earn €250,000-a-week. United’s move to seal his return from Juventus is likely to cost over €120m.

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FERGUSON HAIL RONALDO AS “THE SPECIAL FOOTBALLER OF HIS GENERATION”

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Sir Alex Ferguson has described Cristiano Ronaldo as a special player after his country won the European title at the expense of France. The 74-year-old legendary manager enjoyed a six-year relationship with Ronaldo at Manchester United and insists the Portuguese forward’s rewards are justified for his effort over the years. Ferguson told Bild, ‘He has an incredible desire for football, …

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