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Lehmann vs Bachmann: ‘Foes on the pitch lovers off the pitch’

Is it possible to love and hate at the same time? Put in another way is it possible to fight dirty with a lover and still maintain the sweetness in the pudding? Swiss internationals Alisha Lehmann and Ramona Bachmann are in what you could call love and hate relationship and are forging ahead switching from love to hate whenever situation demands. Both are female footballers playing for West Ham and Chelsea respectively. On the pitch they are arch rivals in the Super League as they attempt to earn victory and…

New York showdown: Dillian Whyte foresees Joshua’s defeat in June

Dillian Whyte will not be shocked if Anthony Joshua suffers an upset defeat to Jarrell Miller, but would still want to settle a personal feud with his British heavyweight rival. 'The Body Snatcher' revealed earlier this month that negotiations were 'dead' for a Wembley rematch against Joshua, who will make his American debut against Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Joshua vowed to 'dismantle' the outspoken Brooklyn man, but Whyte has spotted signs of vulnerability in…

Valentine bug:  Adebayor makes it a red rose affair for Dillish Mathews

Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is not only concerned with the business of goal scoring but on Thursday revealed that he is also a love bird off the pitch. The Togolese international keyed effectively in the Valentine bug surprising his girlfriend Dillish Matthew with a giant bouquet of red roses. An elated Dillish Matthew a Big Brother Africa 'The Chase” winner dished out the photo on her Instagram page which revealed that the bouquet was so large she had to navigate a little to get it through the…

Ibra: Ronaldo to Juve ‘no challenge’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus is ‘not a challenge’. Ronaldo is on record as describing his move to Juve as a challenge, but Ibrahimovic – while praising Juve for their coup – argued the Bianconeri were already a winning team. “I didn’t say his transfer wasn’t great,” the LA Galaxy striker told DAZN. “I said that it wasn’t a challenge to join Juventus. It’s not a challenge to go to one of the best teams in the world. “Maybe it depends on what you…

Firing Mourinho Cost Man Utd $25 Million in Payoffs

The firing of Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United 19.6 million pounds ($25 million) in payoffs. The club already sees it as money well spent. The compensation for dismissing Mourinho and his coaches was disclosed Thursday by United among "exceptional items" in the latest set of financial results, which showed record revenue. According to a person with knowledge of the finances, Mourinho received about 15 million pounds ($19 million) to pay off the remaining 1½ years on his contract. The rest went to the six…

Diego Simeone signs contract extension until 2022

Reports emerged Thursday that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2022. The former Argentina international is the longest-serving current La Liga manager, having been appointed in 2011. Also a former Atletico player, 48-year-old Simeone led them to the La Liga title in 2014 and has twice won the Europa League with the club. Read Also: Morata Joins Atletico Madrid on Loan Atletico are currently third in the La Liga table, seven…

Ighalo: Martins made my Shanghai Shenhua move possible

Nigeria international Odion Ighalo on Thursday confirmed that compatriot and former Super Eagles player Obafemi Martins played a key role in his switch from one Chinese Super League club to another despite interest from Premier League clubs. Ighalo, 29-year old, who made this known in a post praised Obagoal as Martins is popularly called during his hey days with the national team for giving him the advice to move to Shanghai Shenhua following Changchun Yatai's relegation to League One. "Thank you senior…

First goal of the season excites Gombe United’s Mohammed

Gombe United striker Adamu Mohammed has stated that he is delighted to get his season started with its first goal  against Nasarawa United few days ago. Mohammed scored  a goal and assisted with two others as the Desert Scorpions whipped the Solid Miners 5-2 and the striker noted that he is relieved that he has got his first goal of the season. "It is always a relief and a delight to score goals but this one is very special because it was my first goal of the season," Mohammed told SportingLife. "I am…

Enyimba, Plateau United secure away draws to improve NPFL spots

Enyimba and Plateau United gained impressive away draws in Minna and Damaturu against Niger Tornadoes and Yobe Desert Stars respectively to improve their lots in the league table in Group A and B. At the Bako Kotangora Stadium, Minna the People's Elephant finally secured their first away point of the season after a hard fought goalless draw against Ikon Allah Boys whose season's misery continued despite the resignation of Bernard Ogbe. Enyimba had beaten Remo Stars at home last weekend to move to the third spot…

Olympic Qualifier: Imama begins preparation, invites 33 players

National U-23 coach Imama Amapakabo, has flagged off his preparation for qualifiers leading to the 2020 Olympics in Japan with invitation of 33 players to Abuja camp on Wednesday. The Under 23 side, have a date with their Libyan counterparts in Tunisia between March 20 and 22 with a return leg in Nigeria scheduled for 25th/26th March. Nigeria are the defending champions of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, having defeated Algeria in the final of the second edition of the championship staged by Senegal in…
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