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David Moyes Meeting Manchester United Backroom Staff

David Moyes is holding talks with a number of Manchester United’s coaching staff on Monday after starting work at his new club in an unofficial capacity. It is understood the Scot is planning to meet goalkeeping coach Eric Steele and first-team coach Rene Meulensteen. He will also hold talks with others but does not plan to make drastic changes to United’s existing backroom team. Moyes ... Read More »

WBA Warn Hull Over Odemwingie

West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie will not be allowed to leave the club on the cheap, head coach Steve Clarke has said. Clarke confirmed that the Baggies are looking to sell the 31-year-old Nigeria international, who is being linked with moves to Hull City and Queens Park Rangers – the club to which he tried to force a transfer in January. It has also ... Read More »

Sports Minister’s Underhand In Sports Federations Elections

The long awaited elections into the various national sports federation were held on Tuesday at the Abuja National Stadium with little or no surprises as the same old faces in the sporting circle were returned as presidents, vice presidents and board members respectively. The elections which came barely nine months after Team Nigeria’s embarrassing and disastrous performance at the London 2012 Olympics were expected to ... Read More »

Club Owners yet to be Briefed on N150, 000 Minimum Wage for Nigerian League Players

The Sports Ministry confirmed receiving the proposal. The owners of the 20 clubs in the Nigerian Professional Football League said they are yet to be formally briefed on the proposed minimum wage of N150, 000 to players in the League. The club owners stated this through their secretary, Alloy Chukwuemeka, in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Chukwuemeka said the Club Owners Association is not aware ... Read More »

West Brom To Sell Osaze For N965m

West Brom head coach Steve Clarke insists troublesome want away striker Nigerian Osaze Odemwingie will not be sold on the cheap this summer, warning any potential suitors: “We are not a charity”. Osaze looks set to leave the Hawthorns in the close season after a series of ill-advised Tweets and misdemeanors in the second half of the campaign. The Nigerian was linked with a move ... Read More »

I Would Love To Work Under Jose Mourinho At Chelsea – Eden Hazard

Real Madrid coach Mourinho has been strongly linked with a move back to Stamford Bridge to replace interim boss Rafa Benitez this summer. Spanish giants Real have paved the way for Mourinho to leave the Bernabeu after making an official approach for Paris Saint Germain chief Carlo Ancelotti. Hazard, who is a major doubt for Chelsea’s Europa League final against Benfica through injury, admits he ... Read More »

No Comment From Roberto Mancini As Manchester City Players Head For Reading

Mancini, whose sacking was confirmed on Monday evening after days of intense speculation, was driven away from City’s central London hotel shortly after 11am on Tuesday. The Italian greeted the press hordes with a smile but refused to answer questions. City’s players, who had stayed in the capital following their shock FA Cup defeat to Wigan at Wembley, headed for Berkshire but also avoided the ... Read More »

Serena Retains Top Spot

Serena Williams of the United States stayed top of the women’s tennis rankings after beating number two Maria Sharapova in the final of the Madrid Masters. The 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Sharapova Sunday ensured Williams remained top of the rankings released Monday by the WTA. The American has 11,115 points, with Russian Sharapova on 10,690 and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on 8,510. Read More »

Ferguson Lifts Premier League Trophy on Old Trafford Farewell

Sir Alex Ferguson marked his final match as manager of Manchester United at Old Trafford by lifting the Premier League trophy on behalf of his team. United and Ferguson won their 13th Premier League title and it is the club’s 20th championship in total. The Red Devils secured the crown with victory over Aston Villa on 22 April but collected the trophy after Sunday’s 2-1 ... Read More »

Ex-Falcons Coach Jossy Lad Is Dead

Former Super Falcons coach; Joseph Ladipo, is dead. He passed away on Thursday in Ibadan after a long illness Popularly known as Jossy Lad, the former Shooting Stars chairman was placed on life support machine at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan but was later discharged. Jossy Lad who once captained top premier league club, 3SC and played for the senior national team failed to ... Read More »

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