Simeone makes case for the defence

Diego Simeone is eager to see a defensive improvement from his Atletico Madrid side when they visit Almeria in La Liga on Wednesday. Simeone’s men are yet to suffer defeat as they bid to retain the Spanish title, taking eight points from their first four games. However, Atletico’s defence has been fragile in their last…

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Arokoyo Happy Stopping Emenike In Turkish League Clash

Nigeria defender Gbenga Arokoyo is delighted to have stopped compatriot Emmanuel Emenike from scoring in a Turkish league clash Sunday night. Arokoyo’s club Gaziantepspor would even have run away with at least a draw against the champions, but for a dubious refereeing call, according to the defender. Mighty Fenerbahce barely won the game 1-0 courtesy…

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Neville: Man United Need To Spend Another £100 million

Former Manchester United Defender, Phil Neville, has told Louis Van Gaal to spend another £300 million on transfers in the near future. United spent £150 million this summer to refurbish their squad after finishing 7th last season, but the 37-year-old believes that was not enough to fix the problems that have continued to plague the…

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Dahan: Mbah Better Than Mikel

Top Israeli agent Dudu Dahan claims that his client, former Nigeria Under 20 international Chimezie Mbah, has committed his future to Hapoel Petah Tikva until the summer of 2016. The defensive midfielder completed the move to the Premier League club few hours before the Israeli transfer window slammed shut on Monday. Since arriving Israel in 2013, Chimezie Mbah …

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Obaboana On Target

Super Eagles central defender Godfrey Obaboana opened scoring for his Turkish Super Lig side Rizespor as they hammered lower division side Tekirdaspor 5-1 in the Turkish cup. Obaboana yet to make a single appearance in the league this season opened scoring in the 16th minute to put Rizespor ahead. His strike was followed up by…

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Vidal close to Juve start

Arturo Vidal is close to being able to return to the starting line-up for Juventus, according to head coach Massimiliano Allegri. The Chile international has been struggling with a knee injury in the early weeks of the season, and came off the bench for the final 15 minutes of Juve’s 1-0 win at Milan on…

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Suarez to get Under-19 run-out

Luis Suarez will have a chance to get much-need minutes under his belt when he lines up for Barcelona Under-19s in a friendly on Wednesday. The Uruguay star has featured just once since the World Cup – in a friendly against Mexican side Leon – after receiving a four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini while…

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Liverpool get green light for Anfield expansion

Liverpool have been granted planning permission by Liverpool City Council to start the expansion of Anfield. The Premier League club have been given the green light for a redevelopment which will see 8,500 seats added to their stadium’s Main Stand, taking the overall capacity to around 54,000. Outline proposals to increase the capacity of the…

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Inter sporting director Ausilio signs new deal

Inter have announced that sporting director Piero Ausilio has signed a new three-year contract with the Serie A club. Ausilio has had a key role to play in shaping a new-look squad at San Siro, with the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Gary Medel arriving at the club in the close-season. The…

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UEFA open proceedings against CSKA and Roma

UEFA are to investigate the behaviour of fans of both CSKA Moscow and Roma following the Champions League clash between the pair. The two sides met in their opening Group E fixture on September 17 in the Italian capital, when Roma ran out comfortable 5-1 winners. UEFA announced on Tuesday that they are looking into…

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