Ex-Man United Star, Wayne Rooney Appointed Derby County Coach

Wayne Rooney

Ex-Man United Star, Wayne Rooney Appointed Derby County Coach       Wayne Rooney has been appointed as Derby’s new coach on a permanent basis, the Championship club announced on Friday. Derby confirmed the 35-year-old former Manchester United and England forward had agreed to a permanent deal until 2023, having succeeded Phillip Cocu on an interim basis in November. The club statement confirmed that in accepting the manager’s role, Rooney had “elected to call time on his illustrious playing career to fully focus on his job.” “We are delighted to…

Read More

Real Madrid Star Karim Benzema To Face Trial Over Sex Tape Case

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid Star Karim Benzema To Face Trial Over Sex Tape Case         Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is to face trial for attempted blackmail in a case linked to a sex tape featuring his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena, French prosecutors said on Thursday. Benzema, 33, who has not been selected for his country since the affair came to light in 2015, is accused of paying individuals to extort money from Valbuena by threatening to make the video public. The French striker argues that a police…

Read More

Arsenal Defender William Saliba Joins French Side Nice on Loan 

William Saliba

Arsenal Defender William Saliba Joins French Side Nice on Loan       Arsenal defender William Saliba has moved to Nice on loan until the end of the season, both clubs announced on Monday. In a statement, Ligue 1 outfit Nice said the deal with Arsenal for the 19-year-old was without an option to buy, although a source close to the deal told AFP that the loan could be extended into next season. Arsenal said that the move had the aim of giving Saliba “the chance for more competitive playing…

Read More

Mauricio Pochettino Named New Coach of Paris Saint-Germain

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino Named New Coach of Paris Saint-Germain       Mauricio Pochettino has been announced as the new coach of French champions Paris Saint-Germain. This following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel. PSG said on its website that former Tottenham manager Pochettino had signed a contract until June 30, 2022, with an option for an additional year. The 48-year-old Argentine was the only name in the frame to take over at the club where he played from 2001 to 2003 after PSG abruptly ended Tuchel’s involvement on December 24, reportedly…

Read More

Napoli Striker Victor Osimhen Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Osimhen Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Napoli Striker Victor Osimhen Tests Positive for Coronavirus       Super Eagles player and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen have tested positive for Coronavirus The Italian side made this known on Friday just a day after the former Lille player returned from Nigeria where he had gone for the yuletide break. Osimhen who has not yet come in contact with any teammate will remain in isolation for some days till he recovers from the virus. “Napoli report that footballer Victor Osimhen tested positive for the molecular naso-pharyngeum swab on his…

Read More

Napoli Renames Stadium After Maradona

Napoli

Napoli Renames Stadium After Maradona       Napoli’s stadium has been renamed in memory of late Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona who led the club to two Italian league titles, Naples town hall said Friday. The city authorities and the club’s president had proposed renaming the San Paolo Stadium within hours of Maradona’s death on November 25. “The decree was signed by the entire city council,” the city government said in a statement. The statement hailed Maradona as “the greatest footballer of all time who, with his immense talent…

Read More

Mike Tyson’s Comeback Bout Against Jones Ends In Draw

Mike Tyson’s Comeback Bout Against Jones Ends In Draw   ‌   Mike Tyson’s return to boxing at age 54 ended in a draw with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday in an eight-round exhibition battle of former heavyweight champions. Fifteen years after retiring with a 2005 loss to journeyman Kevin McBride, Tyson made his comeback at Staples Center in Los Angeles without spectators in a pay-per-view matchup that mixed curiosity and nostalgia. California State Athletic Commission officials required two-minute rounds instead of the usual three-minute rounds, mandated larger than…

Read More

BBNaija’s Ozo Becomes Brand Manager of Juventus Academy Nigeria

Juventus Academy

BBNaija’s Ozo Becomes Brand Manager of Juventus Academy Nigeria       Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality tv star, Ozo has become the Brand Manager of Juventus Academy in Nigeria. Ozo announced the good news to his friends and fans in a statement via his Twitter handle on Thursday. “I’m pleased to announce my new role as the brand manager of Juventus Academy in Nigeria (@JAcademyNigeria). “Looking forward to this exciting new journey,” Ozo tweeted. The Academy also confirmed the news by welcoming Ozo to the club. The club tweeted, “Welcome…

Read More

Maradona to Lie in State at Argentina’s Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace

Maradona to Lie in State at Argentina’s Presidential Palace         The body of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday, will lie in state at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires during the three days of national mourning, the presidency announced. Maradona would lie in state at the Casa Rosada palace so the public could pay homage to the sporting hero “from Thursday until Saturday,” presidency spokesman Mario Huck told AFP.

Read More

‘I Hope We Will Play Soccer Together In The Sky’, Pele Mourns Maradona

Play Soccer

‘I Hope We Will Play Soccer Together In The Sky’, Pele Mourns Maradona       Brazilian football great Pele mourned his fellow legend Diego Maradona after the Argentine died Wednesday, saying he hoped they would “play together in the sky” one day. “Sad news today. I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a legend,” Pele wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of Maradona hoisting the World Cup trophy in 1986. “There is much more to say, but for now may God give his family strength.…

Read More