Mikel Obi, the former Nigeria international featured for Stoke City as Senegal forward, Islamaar Saar scored his second goal at Watford. Mikel was in the action while Sarr scored the match-winner as Watford got a 3-2 comeback victory against Stoke City in the Championship game on Wednesday.

StoryLille president confirms Victor Osimhen is close to Napoli transfer

Lille president Gerard Lopez has confirmed that Victor Osimhen is close to making the switch to the Serie A with Napoli. The Nigeria international had a good debut season with the French outfit where he managed 18 goals and six assists across all competitions and he is now set to pursue a fresh challenge in the Italian top-flight.

StoryMikel stunned by the growth of Mohamed Salah

John Obi Mikel is taken aback by the growth of Mohamed Salah who was his former player in Chelsea. They had spent a couple of years with each other in Chelsea when Salah was transferred from Basel on 2014.

StorySergino Dest’s agent dismisses Barcelona transfer talk

The agent of Sergino Dest has stressed that Barcelona have not reached a transfer agreement to sign the United States international from Ajax. The 19-year-old has enjoyed an impressive debut season with Ajax and his progress has caught the eye of elite European clubs including the Blaugrana and Bayern Munich.

StoryIan Wright pleased with Odion Ighalo’s impact at Manchester United

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has heaped praise on Odion Ighalo, who has made a quick impression following his loan move to Manchester United. The Nigeria international made the move to the Red Devils from Shanghai Shenhua during the dying stages of the January transfer window and there were definitely doubts whether he can live up to the expectations.

StoryMaddison says Leicester midfielder is the best defensive midfielder

Leicester City playmaker James Maddison has said that teammate Wilfried Ndidi is the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League this season. The Nigeria international has been in top form since the beginning of the campaign and he is currently the top tackler in the Premier League with 61 while he has also made the most recoveries in the process (37).

As such, he has been lauded by several fans and pundits and Maddison has no doubts regarding his teammates’ abilities on the playing field, he told Football Daily: “I think he’s the best in the Premier League at tackling and winning the ball back, bar none. I know [N’Golo] Kante is a brilliant player and there are players like that. But actually winning the ball back and taking the ball off the opposition, I don’t think there is anyone better than Wilfred. Sometimes you get a player like that and what he does doesn’t get on the back page of the papers, doesn’t get talked about on Match of the Day.”

StoryTomori reveals why he chose to play for England

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has said that it was difficult to ignore a call-up from the England national side after they came calling for his services. The centre-back has been a revelation for the Blues since making the breakthrough under Frank Lampard this term and he is currently regarded as an undisputed starter in the league and Europe.

StoryQatar Spend Big on World Cup

The sugar daddies of the beautiful game are mostly found in the Middle East for a reason: they have money and they are looking for where to spend it. From France to England they have taken over one or two clubs and caused disruption as far as footballing power dynamics go.

Among the money bags though, Qatar is setting a precedent by hosting the most expensive World Cup ever. Last year’s world cup did hold that title for a while when it was revealed that Russia spent $15 billion to make sure Putin got to show the world that Russians do eat and take shits this same way the rest of the world does. Qatar did decide to raise the standard by a tiny bit: they are spending $220 billion.

StoryFrank Lampard impressed with Christian Pulisic’s involvement in training

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that he has been impressed with the determination of Christian Pulisic since joining the team in pre-season training. The United States international was initially expected to join the squad towards the end of the month after the Gold Cup exploits, but he has chosen to cut short the holiday by a couple of weeks.

Speaking to, Lampard acknowledged that he has been impressed with what he has seen of Pulisic over the past few days, but the attacker would still require time to adapt to the new league, he said: “Good, he has been here a couple of days really in terms of training, so have been really impressed. He’s comfortable on the ball and I think he should have had a penalty towards the end of the game. He wants to try to take people on, the sort of player the fans are going to like so we have to give him a little bit of time to adapt slightly. But the way he has trained, the way he has come in with his personality looks great so I am really pleased to have him.”

StoryEmerson names Chelsea midfielder who can become one of the world’s best

Chelsea left-back Emerson has said that Ruben Loftus-Cheek has the credentials to become of the world’s best in the future. The England international barely featured for the Blues during the first half of the season, but he has been more prominent in the latter part where he has commanded a regular starting role.

In a report covered by, Emerson said that he has enjoyed playing alongside Loftus-Cheek and Eden Hazard on the left side of the field since becoming a regular choice for the league duties. He added that the latter can become one of the most important footballers in the world and will surely make progress in the forthcoming years.


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