Coronavirus: All football below National League to end

All football in England below the three divisions that make up the National League will end immediately and all results will be expunged. It means there will be no promotion or relegation in these leagues. The same will happen in…

Soccer style of Nigeria – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

We played the game. It entailed any number of men or women running about kicking any roundish object. We had no special name for the game. Then the man from overseas came. He brought balls and boots and talked of…

Copa America: Conmebol ban Messi (Punch)

The Argentine superstar’s punishment for his straight red in the third-place playoff against Chile has been confirmed. The Albicelesta captain has been hit with a one-game ban (as per ESPN) for that red card he received in the third-place playoff…

Neymar snubs PSG pre-season (Punch)

Paris St-Germain say they will take “appropriate action” after Brazil striker Neymar failed to turn up for the first day of pre-season training. The 27-year-old was due back at the club’s training ground on Monday. This forward has been linked…

Frank Lampard appointed Chelsea head coach (Punch)

Frank Lampard was appointed Chelsea head coach on Thursday, confirming a dramatic return for one of the club’s greatest ever players. Lampard has signed a three-year contract with the Premier League club, where he spent 13 years and became the…

Messi vows to play on after latest Argentina heartache (Guardian)

Lionel Messi vowed to extend his international career after yet another bid to win a major title with Argentina ended in failure at the Copa America on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Barcelona star, who infamously quit international football after Argentina’s defeat…

There was a man called MKO Abiola-Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It’s cool by most Nigerians that June 12 has been given its due as Democracy Day. The current politicians in Nigeria should copy the common touch of Bashorun MKO Abiola, the dogged man who won the June 12, 1993 presidential…

Five top players retiring from football this summer (Thefootballfaithful)

There comes a time when every player has to close the curtain on their career, when the legs just don’t work like they used to before. Some decide to retire at the very top, whilst others drop down the leagues…

Me and my friend, the football mogul, Jasper – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Football, is without question, the one subject that unites all Nigerians. When the Super Eagles win, Nigerians do not recognize the different geo-political zones in their rejoicing. It annoys me no end that football is placed in the back pages.…

Massive turn-out as accreditation begins for Trophy 5-a-side tournament

Since the official launch of the Trophy 5-a-side Field of Honour tournament, there has been a massive turn-out of interested would-be participants who want to be a part of the excitement. The in-bar activations which commenced March 7 will run…

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