IHEANACHO PICKS MAN CITY

Nigeria Under-17 World Cup star Kelechi Iheanacho, who has been linked with top clubs all over Europe, picks Manchester City as the club he would love to join. According to the player’s father, he has turned down Chelsea, Manchester United and Porto and has chosen City as his destination of choice. The Hotsportingtruth reports: “Iheanacho…

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND-UP (TUESDAY)

Group E: Basel piled more misery on Chelsea with a shock 1-0 victory over the table toppers. The Swiss side had already beaten the Blues in the group’s opening match at Stamford Bridge, and they made sure of the ‘double’ thanks to Mohamed Salah’s late strike. In fact, Chelsea failed to get a shot on…

COACH LARS LAGERBACK SHARES ICELAND COACHING DUTY WITH ASSISTANT

Formal Nigerian coach,Lars Lagerback will share the running of Iceland’s national team with Heimir Hallgrimsson, his planned successor, for the next two years. Former Sweden boss Lagerback almost led Iceland to a first FIFA World Cup appearance this year, with his side ultimately denied in the two-legged UEFA play-offs by Croatia. The 65-year-old has now…

MANAGER STEVE CLARKE LAMENTED OVER DRAW

West Brom manager Steve Clarke lamented his team’s inability to hold onto a lead after their 2-2 draw against Aston Villa. Shane Long’s brace in the opening 11 minutes looked to have West Brom headed for victory at The Hawthorns on Monday. But second-half goals from Karim El Ahmadi and Ashley Westwood saw Villa secure…

LIONEL MESSI WELCOMES THE PRESENCE OF C. RONALDO

Lionel Messi says despite the current hype around Cristiano Ronaldo, he has been “playing well for years”. Ronaldo was pivotal to Portugal’s qualification for Brazil 2014, scoring all four goals in a 4-2 aggregate victory over Sweden last week. The two superstars are both in line for the Ballon d’Or, and have been pitted against…