Diego Simeone

Simeone signs new Atletico contract until 2022

By AFP Diego Simeone has extended his contract as coach of Atletico Madrid until 2022, the club announced on Thursday. Simeone has been in charge of Atletico since 2011 and has turned them into one of the most feared teams in Europe. Under him, they won the Europa League last season and La Liga in

Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay had already submitted a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2030 (trophy pictured with French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in September 2018), but those countries' presidents agreed to Chile's participation in the bid

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to present joint 2030 World Cup bid

By AFP Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday. Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay had already submitted a joint bid to host the centenary edition of football’s most prestigious tournament, but Pinera said on Twitter that those countries’ presidents

Sunday Chidzambwa

Chidzambwa nominated for top ANSA accolade

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa has been shortlisted amongst the nominees for the Coach of the Year for the rescheduled Annual National Sports Awards (ANSA) to be held in Harare next month. The ANSA awards which are run by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) were initially scheduled for December last year

Khama Billiat

Chief advised on what to tell Billiat to recover lost form

Soccer Laduma Kaizer Chiefs have been advised on what to tell Khama Billiat to help him rediscover the form that made him one of the best in the PSL. Following an impressive start to his Chiefs career at the beginning of the season, Billiat has been subjected to criticism lately regarding his form. Some Amakhosi

Paul Pogba

Pogba reacted angrily in Man United dressing room after PSG red card Paul Pogba reacted angrily in the dressing room after his red card against Paris Saint-Germain and issued an apology to his teammates, according to reports. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered his first defeat since taking charge of United as PSG sealed a 2-0 win in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Old Trafford

Kingston Nkhatha

Zim’s Kingston Nkhatha joins South African lower division side

By Sports Reporter FORMER Warriors striker Kingston Nkhatha has made a return to South African football after reportedly agreeing an 18-month contract with National First Division side Mbombela United. Mbombela United confirmed the signing of Nkhatha on their official Twitter account on Tuesday. “Mbombela United has added Kingston Nkhatha to their Squad on an 18

West Ham's Michail Antonio, left, celebrates with West Ham's Chicharito, centre, and West Ham's Declan Rice after scoring his side's first goal during the English Premier League

Soccer player’s nationality switch highlights sports dilemma

By Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Speaking out on the dilemma facing athletes with dual nationalities, one of the Premier League’s promising young talents went public Wednesday with his decision on which international team he wants to play for. West Ham defensive midfielder Declan Rice picked England over Ireland, which he has represented previously and

Anatole Ngamukol

In France, footballers fight workplace bullying in court

By Associated Press PARIS: As it does for many footballers, the day finally came when Anatole Ngamukol was told by his club it was time for him to move on. Embarking on a new season in the French league , Reims decided it had no further use for the player who had helped the French side climb

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

United given a ‘reality check’, admits Solskjaer

By AFP Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United had been handed a reality check after Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 2-0 win in the Champions League last-16 first leg. Solskjaer was beaten for the first time in 12 matches as United’s interim manager as second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe rocked Old Trafford.

Tiger Woods

Woods names Stricker, Couples, Johnson as Presidents Cup assistants

By AFP First-time US Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods on Wednesday named the experienced Fred Couples, Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson as three of his assistants for the showdown against the International team in Melbourne later this year. The 14-time major champion tapped former captains Couples and Stricker, while injecting new blood to the leadership

Knowledge Musona

Musona scores first goal for new Belgian side KSC Lokeren

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE captain Knowledge Musona scored his first goal for his new side KSC Lokeren to inspire them to a shock 2-1 home victory over Royal Antwerp in a Belgian Pro League on Saturday night. The 28-year-old striker, who recently joined the struggling side on loan from giants Anderlecht, made an immediate impact

Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal’s Ramsey signs four-year Juventus deal

By AFP Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a four-year deal to join Juventus on a free transfer from next July, the Italian champions said on Monday. The 28-year-old Wales international will arrive in northern Italy on July 1 with his contract running until June 30, 2023. As his contract will have ended, Arsenal will

Frank Lampard

Lampard refuses to consider Chelsea talk

By AFP LONDON: Derby coach Frank Lampard insists he isn’t dreaming of a potential return to Chelsea amid talk that Blues boss Maurizio Sarri could be sacked. Sarri is under fire following a troubled first season at Stamford Bridge. The Italian’s problems peaked on Sunday when Chelsea suffered their heaviest defeat for 28 years in

Anthony Martial can emulate Cristiano Ronaldo, says Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Martial can reach Ronaldo’s level, says Man Utd boss Solskjaer

By AFP Anthony Martial has the talent to reach Cristiano Ronaldo’s level if he puts his mind to it, according to Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Martial had looked set to leave the club in the summer after falling out with Jose Mourinho but battled his way back into the Portuguese manager’s plans.

Paul Scholes appointed manager of Oldham

By AFP FORMER Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has been appointed as manager of Oldham Athletic, the club announced on Monday. Scholes, 44, is taking on his first managerial role, signing a contract with the club he supported as a boy after spending his entire playing career at Old Trafford. The former Premier