When the Nigeria’s Super Eagles battle Senegal in today’s international friendly, only a pantry of 1400 will watch the encounter at the Hive. And The Hive, being a League 2 grounds, is not only far less expensive to hire than some of the bigger stadiums, it also has on-site training facilities, which make it a one-stop shop for travelling teams.
Arsenal have denied they have approached Borussia Dortmund about appointing their manager Thomas Tuchel as a replacement for Arsene Wenger. The French manager’s contract expires at the end of the season but he has been offered a new two-year deal. Wenger, 67, says he will announce “very soon” whether he will stay after reaching a
Rafael Nadal beat fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to set up a potential last-16 match against Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Nadal, seeded fifth, won 6-3 7-5 and will next face long-time rival Federer or American Steve Johnson. The Swiss beat Nadal in the Australian Open final in January to win his 18th Grand Slam title.
Bayern Munich ran riot with a second successive 5-1 hammering of Arsenal to reach the Champions League quarterfinals 10-2 on aggregate at a stunned Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Trailing 5-1 from the first leg and striving to become the first team in Champions League history to overturn such a deficit, Arsenal led at halftime through Theo
Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou will face a rare challenge on Thursday as he stands for an eighth term at the helm of the African game when CAF hold their Congress in the Ethiopian capital. Ahmad, a Madagascan government minister who uses a single name, will contest Thursday’s vote and is only the third challenger
Premier League champions Leicester City have appointed Craig Shakespeare as manager until the end of the season. Shakespeare was formerly assistant to Claudio Ranieri but now gets the chance to stake his claim for the job on a long-term basis after the Italian was sacked just over nine months after leading the Foxes to the most remarkable title
Chelsea continued their relentless march towards the Premier League title with a controlled 2-1 win over West Ham at London Stadium. A much-changed Blues XI were knocked out of the EFL Cup at the same ground in October but Antonio Conte’s men were all business this time around. They absorbed early pressure without coughing up