Nwankwo Kanu Set To Take Over As Chairman Of Enyimba FC.

Abia State governor, Alex Otti has reportedly appointed Super Eagles legend, Nwankwo Kanu as as the new Chairman of Enyimba FC of Aba. This development is coming days after the former board of the Peoples’ Elephant was dissolved by the Abia State Government.

He takes over Felix Anyansi-Agwu who leaves his role after 24 years, a period that has seen the team win 2 CAFCL titles, 2 CAF super cup titles, 9 NPFL titles and 4 Fed cup titles.

Kanu had a stellar football career that spanned about 20 years and saw him playing for sides like Ajax, Inter Milan, and Arsenal. Some of his awards are two African Footballer of the Year awards (1996 & 1999) and two BBC African Footballer of the Year awards (1997 & 1999).


Yaya Toure takes up coaching role in Belgian League.

4-time African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Toure has taken up a coaching role in Belgian League. The former Manchester City midfielder,  Yaya Toure was named assistant manager at Belgian Pro League side Standard Liege on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old who moves on from his role in Tottenham, where he worked at the club’s academy for 18 months. He was  an assistant coach at Ukrainian First League side Olimpik Donetsk and Russian Premier League club Akhmat Grozny in 2021.

“I am delighted to share that I will be taking on the role of Assistant Coach at @Standard_RSCL. It’s an honour to join the club and I am looking forward to working with Head Coach, Carl Hoefkens! I would like to thank everyone at the Tottenham Hotspur academy for their support in the 18 months I spent with the club. A special media to Dean Rastrick, Chris Powell and all the young players. Thank you.” The Ivorian wrote on his Twitter page.

UEFA bans Jose Mourinho.

Is Jose Mourinho the most controversial manager yet?

UEFA have banned Roma head coach, José Mourinho for four UEFA club competition matches for abusing referee Anthony Taylor at the Europa League final. The Portuguese allegedly confronted Taylor in a car park after his side’s penalty shoot-out loss after a 1-1 draw.

Roma were also fined 50,000 euros and banned from taking away fans to their next European match “for the lighting of fireworks, throwing of objects, acts of damage and crowd disturbances” and also fined 5,000 euros over the “improper conduct of their team”. They have been ordered to “contact the Hungarian Football Federation within 30 days” to agree a settlement regarding damages caused by their supporters in the stadium.

“We are appalled at the unjustified and abhorrent abuse directed at Anthony and his family as he tries to make his way home from refereeing the UEFA Europa League final.” Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) said.


Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan retires from football.

Go well legend!

Ghanaian football icon, Asamoah Gyan has hung his boots.  The 37 year-old tearfully revealed, “It’s time to tell everybody. It’s a very, very difficult moment. It is time to hang the jersey and boots in glory as I retire officially from active football. ’’ He continued, “A stage that is difficult in every footballer’s career, a moment all footballers do not wish but when nature dawns that this voice will keep echoing into the ears.” Image

Asamoah Gyan who scored 92 goals for the likes of Al-Ain, Stade Rennais, Sunderland & Modena made his international debut in 2003 as a 17-year-old, coming on as a substitute in a World Cup qualifier against Somalia. He made his final appearance for his nation 2019.

He played in seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, helping Ghana finish third in 2008 and as runners-up in the 2010 and 2015 editions. He also remains Africa’s top World Cup scorer.

UEFA bans West Ham fans.

UEFA have banned West Ham fans  for their next away game in European competition, with a further match suspended for two years for throwing of objects at Fiorentina players during the UEFA Europa Conference League final.

Asides the travel ban for their next two European away games. They have also been fined 45,000 for the incident and another 5,000 for the pitch invasion at the end of the match. That will be extended to two games should they be charged again by UEFA over the next two years.

Lionel Messi to join Inter Miami

Argentine legend, Lionel Messi has reportedly signed for MLS club, Inter Miami. According to sources, the terms include an option for part-ownership of the MLS club.

The former PSG player was also offered contributions from the two largest commercial partners in the league.

– A share of Apple+ profits for new subscribers

– A percentage of Adidas profits

– Acquisition of a team after retirement

This development is coming days after the World Cup star’s dad, Jorge Messi and Joan Laporta were spotted in a meeting at the Barça President’s house to discuss Leo’s possible return to Spain.

Seems that may not be happening soon.

Zlatan Ibrahimović retires from professional football.

Swedish player, Zlatan Ibrahimović has announced his retirement from professional football.Image

It was an emotional moment for the The AC Milan star who made the announcement on Sunday after his club’s final match of the Serie A season. He bid farewell to AC Milan and the iconic San Siro stadium and he was honoured Zlatan with a tifo which spelt out “GODBYE”.



“When I woke up this morning it was raining. I told myself that even God was sad. Tonight, I was too moved. I look at my teammates, they are crying. So I look to my wife for strength, she cries. I look at the screen, the tifosi are crying.” He said.Image


511 club goals

988 career games

Sweden’s all-time top scorer (62)

5x Serie A champion

4x Ligue 1 champion

2x Eredivisie champion

1x La Liga champion

1x Europa League champion

Eden Hazard to leave Madrid at the end of the season.

Spanish giants, Real Madrid have confirmed that Eden Hazard will leave the club at the end of the season. According to sources, his contract was terminated by mutual agreement.

“Real Madrid C. F. and Eden Hazard have reached an agreement by which the player is disassociated from the club as of June 30, 2023”, the club announces.

It is now uncertain if the Belgian footballer will try new clubs or retire from professional football . Eden Hazard has been part of the club for four seasons, in which he has won 8 titles: 1 European Cup, 1 Club.

Asisat Oshoala wins second UEFA WCL trophy with Barcelona Femeni.

Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala,  has won the 2022 UEFA Women’s Champions League Title with FC Barcelona Femeni. The 28 year-old who missed the Champions League final against Wolfsburg due to injury but the Spanish side fought from two goals down to beat their rivals.


She is Barcelona Femeni’s fourth All-time Highest Goal Scorer, scored 21 league goals in 2022/2023 and was the 2021/22 Spanish Women’s Primera Division Top Scorer with 20 goals.

PSG confirms Lionel Messi is exiting the club this summer.

This was as certain as death and taxes.

Argentine football legend, Lionel Messi will leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) this summer, the club has officially confirmed.

“After two seasons with PSG, the adventure between Leo Messi and Paris Saint-Germain will come to an end at the end of the 2022-23 campaign. The Club wishes Leo, with undeniable emotion, many more accomplishments for the rest of his career. has confirmed that Leo Messi leaves the club.” The club said on it’s social media page.

“I would like to thank Leo Messi for his two seasons in Paris. To see a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner in the Rouge & Bleu and at Parc des Princes, winning back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and inspiring our younger players has been a pleasure. His contribution to Paris Saint-Germain and Ligue 1 cannot be understated and we wish Leo and his family all the best for the future.” Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman and CEO of Paris Saint-Germain stated.


Messi also expressed his gratitude, “Thanks to the club, the city of Paris and its residents for these two years and I wish them the best in the future”.

While in Paris, the FIFA World Cup winner was crowned a French league champion, clinched the France Football’s prestigious Ballon d’Or award. In the 2022–23 season, he netted 16 goals in 31 Ligue 1 games, became the league’s top assist provider, with 16 assists to his name.

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