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Fabio Capello signs with Chinese side Jiangsu Suning

Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning have turned to Fabio Capello as they look to win their battle against relegation, with the veteran coach – who will turn 71 this week – signing a contract for one and a half seasons. It’s true the Capello, who has been out of work since his sacking by Russia two years ago, was …

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FIFA strikes late Russian television rights deal for Confederations Cup

FIFA has reached an agreement to broadcast the Confederations Cup in host nation Russia, it said on Sunday, six days before the tournament gets under way. The global football body said it had granted media rights to the 2SPORT2 consortium, representing Channel One, RTR and Match TV, which it said would ensure “comprehensive TV, internet, mobile and radio coverage of …

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German documentary names Roberto Carlos in doping investigation

Roberto Carlos has been named in a German documentary which investigated doping in Brazilian sport and which has alleged that banned substances could have been taken around the time of the 2002 World Cup. It cites a 200-page report from the Brazilian anti-doping agency, which was written in 2015 and which investigated the dubious practices of a doctor, who appeared …

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Usain Bolt wins final 100 metres race on home soil

An emotional Usain Bolt recovered from a moderate start to win his final 100 metres sprint on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds at the 2nd Racers Grand Prix in Kingston on Saturday. The multiple Olympic and world gold medallist, who will retire after August’s world championships in London, confessed to being a nervous wreck before running his last race on …

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes a father of twins

Born via a surrogate mother on the West Coast of the United States, twins Eva and Mateo are Cristiano Ronaldo‘s new children. They join Cristiano Ronaldo Junior, who is currently six years old. The Real Madrid player became a father again on June 8, according to Portuguese TV channel SIC, although for the moment there is no official confirmation.

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Kane wants to emulate Ronaldo and Messi by winning Ballon d’Or

Tottenham striker Harry Kane wants to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by winning the Ballon d’Or. Kane topped the Premier League scoring charts for the second successive season in 2016-17, notching 29 goals in 30 top-flight appearances as Tottenham finished second. Ronaldo is expected to match Barcelona rival Messi’s record haul of five Ballons d’Or having led Real Madrid …

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Saudi football chiefs apologise over London attack tribute

Saudi football chiefs have apologised after their national team elected not to take part in a minute’s silence for victims of the London Bridge attack. Australian players linked arms as a sign of respect before Thursday’s World Cup qualifying match at Adelaide Oval. Saudi players took up field positions and some continued to stretch. Football officials said they had been …

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Black Stars must win big against Ethiopia to win fans back – Augustine Ahinful

Former Black Stars striker, Augustine Ahinful, says the team must entertain supporters by winning convincingly against the Walias of Ethiopia on Sunday in order to recover the lost passion among Ghanaians. Ahinful explained that the team must be possessive on the day in order to prevent the Ethiopians from playing if they want to win Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of …

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Kaizer Chiefs confirms sacking of assistant Coach John Paintsil

South African Club Kaizer Chiefs have parted ways with ex-Ghana international John Paintsil, the Club confirmed on Thursday. Paintsil was working as the assistant Coach for the ABSA Premier League side. The former Black Stars defender leaves Chiefs with a year left on his contract. The ex-West Ham star was reported to have been involved in a money scandal which …

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Sadick Adams reiterates desire to excel at Asante Kotoko

Newly recruited Asante Kotoko forward Saddick Adams says focus will be the key to achieve his goals at the club. The former Ghana youth star joined the Porcupine Warriors at the start of the second stanza of the season and immediately made a mark on his debut when after his late penalty kick earned a point for the side in …

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