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…

October 29, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Getty Images As the switch to daylight saving across Europe officially signifies the end of the summer season. The switch to the use of yellow match balls usually signifies the start of winter and the belated marking of the start of the second quarter of the season for me. There’s always a deeper competitive feeling…

October 25, 2018
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Barça players celebrate a goal against Madrid last season- www.independent.ng The euphoria of a local derby win gives bragging rights over anything else for the fans involved. Getting one over your local rivals does a world of wonders for any football club; it sets confidence sky high and creates an ecstatic buzz with the fans…

October 22, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

As a host of retired footballers take their baby steps into management this season, my curiosity as to how they’re shaping up to become the main man bears snippets of their progress so far . Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and most recently Thierry Henry have traded their football boots for trainers and with the memories…

October 18, 2018
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Skysports.com The international break is over and club football is back on the menu. Things are taking shape in Africa and Nigeria now top their group in the 2019 AFCON qualifers after South Africa were unable to maintain the form that saw them thrash Seychelles 6-0 after labouring to a nil-nil away draw. As expected,…

October 11, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

It’s that time of the year again as the attention of the football world turns to internationals, I lamented in the previous post how boring the international break can be for most football fans who revel in the glow and excitement of everyday club football, thankfully the October international window offers a lot of competitive…

October 8, 2018
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Gladbach celebrate Shock results and upsets have become commonplace recently which prompts me to believe a special football season is upon us. Bundesliga bully boys Bayern Munich are failing to win in Germany with the start of Niko Kovac’s tenure not offering the consistent wins and superior showings we are used to, Borussia Monchengladbach have often been…

October 4, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Manchester United’s woeful streak went on with a nil-nil draw at home to Valencia in the UEFA Champions League, the home fans endured a performance lacking attacking intensity in their fourth winless game at home, the sole home win coming in the season opener versus Leicester City.All fingers point at José Mourinho as the main…

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