December 6, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

After José Mourinho’s recent comments about players needing to give their all at all times came another 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal. The Manchester United manager made seven changes following the 2-2 draw with Southampton where he blamed some of his players for being too meek and lacking the fire to fight for the…

December 3, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Arsenal versus Tottenham Hotspurs lived up to providing the most entertainment on Derby Day in the Premier League. Six goals, two penalties, seven yellow cards, a red card, both sets of players clashing, a failed fight back and a come-from-behind win.  Much has been made of the changes Unai Emery has instilled at Arsenal. The…

November 26, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

A quick glance at the English Premier League’s top scorers list bares the usual suspects;  Aguero, Aubameyang, Sterling, Hazard, Kane… Murray? Brighton and Hove Albion’s Glenn Murray has so far scored seven goals this season. In fact, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are the only Englishmen to have netted more league goals in 2018.   That…

November 19, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

It’s been a long time coming but Nigeria are through to AFCON 2019. The Super Eagles qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations with a game to spare. They return to AFCON for the first time since they won it in 2013 under the tutelage of the Late Stephen Keshi in South Africa. Qualification was…

November 15, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

The international break is upon the football universe for the final time in 2018 and competitive campaigns in Africa arrive at the business end. The South Africa versus Nigeria match at FNB stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday by 2pm Nigeria time in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifiers is one with so much at…

November 8, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

(GETTY IMAGES) The Champions league fourth round of group matches this week offered a number of spectacular results. You can’t look beyond Serbian Champions, Red Star Belgrade’s 2-0 win over Liverpool as the performance of the round. Crvena Zvezda have a remarkably intimidating home support at the Marakana stadium but Liverpool weren’t at the races…

November 5, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Everton players celebrate with Richarlison (REUTERS) As usual, The Premier League offers unique entertainment this season. Pep Guardiola and his Manchester city side continue to school the rest of the league and Liverpool and Chelsea just about equal their efforts with admirable unbeaten starts to the season. I have been thoroughly impressed though (and few…

November 1, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Real Madrid interim manager Santiago Solari. (Reuters) Managers hoping to make their mark and the rumbling of battle drums here in Africa grab the attention. Santiago Solari’s appointment on an interim basis might well do the trick for Real Madrid. The man who started the move for Zidane’s famous volley for Madrid in the 2002…

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