December 10, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Bayern Munich have had a disappointing season by their own standards. Constant squad rotation and defensive frailties in poor performances undermined the start of manager Niko Kovač’s tenure at the club. The German Bundesliga record winners are used to swatting away teams in the league such that by this stage of the season there’s a…

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 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
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

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 18, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

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,…

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