La Liga Announces Fixtures as Spanish Season Re-start Looms Large

Barcelona (Precise Post) – After a three-month pause occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic, FC Barcelona will recommence their bid to defend the Spanish title on June 13 away to Real Mallorca. Organisers La Liga, while announcing this on Sunday, also said Real Madrid will host Eibar on June 14. The season will however kick back into action with a local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on June 11. There will be fixtures for the following …

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Ronaldo Names Liverpool, PSG Stars in Top 5 Players

Ronaldo ranks Liverpool striker Mo Salah and imaginary transfer target Kylian Mbappe among his five favourite current players. The legendary Brazilian has a clear “number one”, followed by players from the Premier League, La Liga and Ligue Un. He also feels “the best players are in Spain, or at least, most of them”. Top ten players football deserved to see without injuries. “Messi, of course,” he told AS of his favourite player. “He is number …

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COVID-19: Govt Gives Green Light for Resumption of English Premiership League as Latest Tests Show No Positive

London – The government Saturday gave the green light for the resumption of elite sports in England after the latest batch of novel coronavirus tests produced no positive results. The tests were carried out on Thursday and Friday. “The Premier League can today (Saturday) confirm that on Thursday and Friday, 1,130 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, zero have tested positive,” the league said in a statement. In the three previous …

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Bayern Munich Thrash Fortuna Duesseldorf to Close in On League Title

Munich (Precise Post) – Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski ended a personal jinx when he opened his account against Fortuna Duesseldorf by scoring twice in a 5-0 win on Saturday. The win ensured the title-holders moved closer to a record-extending 30th Bundesliga title. The thumping victory left leaders Bayern Munich, who are chasing an eighth successive league title, top of the standings on 67 points from 29 games. They are 10 points ahead of second-placed …

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See Who is Being Tipped as Next Super Eagles Captain

Abuja (Precise Post) – Despite his age, Wilfred Ndidi is being tipped as future captain of the Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles. The Leicester City’s midfielder Ndidi has been tipped following his recent stellar performances for both club and country. Ndidi, who was vice captain for the national U-17 team in his early days, has been one of the mainstays of his English Premier League side likewise the national team in recent time. “Ndidi …

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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich Closer to League Title after 1-0 Win at Dortmund

Abuja (Precise Post) – Joshua Kimmich’s first-half lob gave leaders Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory at second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Tuesday. The slim win closes Bayern in on the league title with a seven-point advantage over their rivals and six games left in the season. Kimmich, sent a perfectly-weighted chip over stranded keeper, Roman Buerki in the 43rd minute as the champions landed big win, at an empty stadium that normally seats …

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Exposed! Why Ighalo Deserves Man United Permanent Deal – Hargreaves

Odion Ighalo deserve to be signed permanently, Manchester United Champions League winner Owen Hargreaves has said. Ighalo had a successful start to his loan spell at United after arriving from Shanghai Shenhua in January. The experienced Nigeria striker scored four goals in his first eight appearances in all competitions. “He’s a big United fan isn’t he and he’s done great, he’s done really good, better probably than he could have hoped and Man United could …

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Man Utd Predict £20m TV Rebate Due to Premier League Stoppage

By AFP Abuja (Precise Post) – Manchester United expect to face a £20 million rebate to broadcasters due to the suspension of the Premier League even if the campaign can be completed behind closed doors. United were among the Premier League teams to return to training in small groups this week, with the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward saying he is “optimistic” that the English top-flight will resume next month. The Premier League has been …

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COVID-19: Why Clubs Must Respect Players’ Health Concerns – Allardyce

By Our Reporter London –  With the danger posed by COVID-19, English Premier League (EPL) clubs must reassure players there will be no repercussions if they are unwilling to risk their health by returning to action as a result of the pandemic. Former England manager Sam Allardyce made this contention on Monday. Several players have expressed concerns about the league’s plans to resume amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 4.64 million …

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Next Season’s Club Competitions: UEFA Clarifies Conditions

Abuja –  With regard to the way some quotes in an interview with beIN have been reported, UEFA wishes to make clear that President Ceferin said that clubs from leagues which were abandoned in this season would still need to be ready to play qualification rounds for next season according to the current access list, Says UEFA. Recall that earlier this week, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin told beIN SPORT he thought the decision to cancel …

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Edilson Da Silva in His Playing Days He Was Better Than Messi, Ronaldo, Nyemar

Abuja – During his playing times, I was better than Lionel Messi, former Brazilian star, Edilson da Silva Ferreira said. According to Edilson, the Barcelona legend has to win the World Cup to prove he is better than him. The 49-year-old was part of the Brazilian side that won the Japan/Korea 2002 World Cup title. He also claimed that during his prime, he was better than Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo. Similarly, Edilson said compatriot Neymar …

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We’re Preparing Yobo As Super Eagles’ Future Coach – NFF Boss

Abuja – The Nigeria Football Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick says the body is grooming Joseph Yobo to tinker the Super Eagles in future. Recall that Yobo, a former Super Eagles captain was appointed as assistant to handler of the side, Gernot Rohr in February, replacing Imama Amapakabo. Pinnick states that Yobo have what it takes to manage the Super Eagles and hopes he will follow the footsteps of former captain of the team Stephen Keshi …

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Division Threatens Premier League’s Chances of Comeback

Abuja – Warring Premier League clubs will meet on Monday with tensions mounting over the divisive ‘Project Restart’ plan to finish the season amid the coronavirus crisis. Premier League chiefs hope to return to action in June, but that goal could be scuppered by an internal battle between clubs fiercely protecting their own interests. The Premier League delayed their latest meeting until after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on Sunday. Advertisement …

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How Keshi’s Dirty Deals Made Me Quit Super Eagles – Taye Taiwo

By Our Reporter Abuja – Taye Taiwo, former Super Eagles no-nonsense defender has accused late Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi of forcing him out of the team through his dirty dealings. Taiwo made just one single appearance under the late Keshi, which was also the last of his 59 caps for the the three-time African champions. The former Marseille of France defender claimed that he dumped the Super Eagles because he does not want to …

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Galatasaray Ready Bid For Musa

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa playing with Saudi Arabia Professional League side, Al Nassr, may soon move to play at Turkish Super Lig Champions as Galatasaray are interested in signing him. According to reports in the Turkish media, Galatasaray are already making plans for next seaon and are keen on adding the pacy winger to their squad. Make money daily buying and selling bitcoin with Bitpatt refer others and earn more! Musa, who can also …

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FIFA’s $500,000 Statutory Allocation Not COVID-19 Palliative – Pinnick Claims

By Our Reporter Abuja – Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has disclosed that the $500,000 due to the country’s football body from FIFA is statutory allocation, not Coronavirus (COVID-19) palliative as some people have speculated. The NFF President made this known in a series of tweets on his official Twitter page on Tuesday. Pinnick tweeted: “As part of our efforts to remain transparent with financial dealings and because I have …

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