Fans Tip Ighalo for Ballon d’Or

By Editor | 14 March 2020    Manchester United’s Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo scores the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League last 16, first leg football match Linzer ASK (LASK) v Manchester United in Linz, Austria, on March 12, 2020. – The match is being held behind closed doors due to the new coronavirus…

Meet the Man Who Got Man City Banned from Champions League

By Isaac Dark  Meet Rui Pinto, the imprisoned Football Leaks hacker whose evidence led to Man City’s two-year Champions League ban. MANCHESTER CITY’S two-year ban from the Champions League for breaking Financial Fair Play rules was uncovered by the most unlikely of detectives. Rui Pinto is a Portuguese hacker who worked out of his modest…

Barcelona topples Real Madrid to become the highest-earning soccer club in the world for the first time by Ben Church, CNN Updated 3 hours ago Jan 14, 2020.

(CNN) – Barcelona has become the world’s highest-earning soccer club, usurping fierce rival Real Madrid at the top of Deloitte’s Football Money League for the first time. The new study found that Barca generated a record-breaking revenue of $935.9m (840.8 million euros) last season, becoming only the third club to hold the top position. As…

FA Cup: Third-round games delayed to raise mental health awareness

Saturday’s FA Cup third-round ties were delayed by a minute as part of the ‘Take a Minute’ mental health campaign.The initiative aims to harness the influence and popularity of football to encourage supporters to take a minute before matches commenced to consider their well-being. It hopes to encourage fans – particularly men – to feel…

how football helps men with mental health

A five-a-side football initiative in Wigan is thriving because it gives men who might have become isolated an outlet In 2017 Peter Hill set up Place2Place FC, a five-a-side team in Wigan for men facing challenging circumstances. It followed the loss of his best friend to suicide in 2014. Two more friends took their lives…

Nwankwo Kanu: Ex-Nigerian international loses ‘daughter’ Eniton

– Nwankwo Kanu has confirmed the tragic death of his “daughter” Eniton – The former Nigerian international made the disheartening announcement on Christmas eve – The deceased was one of the beneficiaries of his NGO, Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) Former Super Eagles star, Nwankwo Kanu, has been plunged into mourning following the death of Eniton,…

Kanu to build cardiovascular hospital in Nigeria

Super Eagles’ former captain, Kanu Nwankwo has revealed that his foundation would soon build a cardiovascular hospital in Nigeria to offer adequate medical attention and treatment to heart patients. The former Arsenal star, who is the founder of Kanu Heart Foundation, made the disclosure when he led officials of the Foundation to celebrate Christmas with…

What Are the Benefits of Team Sports?

Pre-teen and teenage years are often trying times for kids physically, emotionally and mentally. However, studies have shown that playing team sports can help them ward off depression. During the preteen and teenage years, many physical, emotional, mental, and social changes happen. As a result, anxiety and depression may kick in. Also, at this stage,…

Mesut Özil row: China’s Arsenal fans burn shirts in anger at Xinjiang post

Player, who has 4 million followers on Chinese microblog Weibo, is called a ‘dirty ant’ for attacking China Chinese football fans have burned Arsenal football shirts and called on the club to fire star player Mesut Özil after he publicly criticised China’s treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang. On Friday, Özil, who is usually quiet on social media,…