Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is having a negative effect on Kelechi Iheanacho’s confidence and ability, according to Michael Owen. The former Liverpool striker was impressed with Iheanacho’s performances under Manuel Pellegrini, but believes he has “regressed” under Guardiola. Iheanacho scored eight goals last season for City and has
Nigeria international Francisca Ordega scored her first goal in Sydney FC’s 6-0 win against Canberra United in the Austrailia Women League on Tuesday. The 23-year-old, who is currently on loan from Washington Spirit, was making her third appearance but second consecutive start in the colours of the Sky Blues at Lambert Park. Aside Ordega, Remy
Global football federations are “overwhelmingly in favour” of plans for a 48-team World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino says, BBC Sport reports. The head of football’s governing body outlined his vision for an expanded tournament comprising 16 groups of three teams earlier this month. The top two teams in each group would progress to
Former Super Eagles coach, Lars Lagerbäck has been named the second best National Team coach in the world by the statisticians at International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). The Swede ranked second in the list, behind head coach of Portugal, Fernando Santos, who with the team won the 2016 European Championship.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams announced Thursday she is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, breaking the news with a poem on her verified Reddit account. Williams, 35, and Ohanian, 33, did not reveal a wedding date in the postings, listed under the Reddit tag ‘isaidyes’. “I came home A little late, Someone had a bag packed for
Andres Iniesta has expressed his desire to retire at Barcelona as the club prepare to offer him a new deal in the New Year. Iniesta’s current contract is due to expire in 2018, but reports in Catalan newspaper Diario Sport on Wednesday named him as one of the five figures Barca are keen to renew in 2017. Lionel Messi, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ivan
At least 30 people have drowned after a ferry carrying a football team and their jubilant fans to a friendly capsized in a lake on Christmas Day, Mirror.co.uk reports. Police said there was a party on the “overloaded” boat and many passengers were drunk and playing musical instruments when the disaster occurred. The boat capsized and sank in Lake