Andre Ayew scores first goal for Al Sadd

Ghana captain Andre Ayew opened his scoring account in the Qatari Stars League. Al Sadd came from behind to beat Qatar SC 3-1 on Thursday. The winger’s second-half effort drew his club level. It was followed by two late goals ensured an away victory for Xavi Hernandez’s outfit in the matchday two fixture. This was his second game in the…

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Lutalo thrilled with Crested Cranes Performance in build up match

Crested Cranes head coach George Lutalo was impressed with the performance of the team in the practice match against Uganda U20 Women’s National Team. Resty Nanziri scored the lone goal of the game played on Tuesday at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru where the two teams are camping. Lutalo indicated the progress and performance of the team is so far…

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South Africa express interest in hosting 2021 Fifa Club World Cup

South Africa has thrown their hat in the ring to host the 2021 Fifa Club World Cup in December. This comes after Japan dropped their commitment to host the global tournament. It was because of the Covid-19 pandemic having staged the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.  South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan has now confirmed that the Southern African country is interested in hosting the Club World Cup.…

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Salah scores 100th Premier League goal against Leeds

Mohamed Salah joined an exclusive club of Premier League players – the centurions. Salah scored his 100th goal in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Leeds on Sunday. The Egyptian becomes the 30th player to score a century of goals in the Premier League. But more impressively, he is the fifth-fastest to reach the tally. Salah’s 100th goal came in his 162nd…

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Evander Holyfield loses comeback fight in first round

Former world champion boxer Evander Holyfield stepped back in the ring for the first time in over a decade. But it didn’t go quite to plan for the 58-year-old. Evander Holyfield suffered a first-round technical knockout to former UFC fighter Vitor Belfort. The fight took place on Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida. Belfort, 44…

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Bruma wins Eredivisie player of the month award

PSV Eindhoven winger Bruma has been named the Eredivisie player of the month for August. Bruma was available for a transfer this summer. But he has remained in Eindhoven and August was a good month for the 26-year-old. Bruma started two games and was a substitute against Groningen. He contributed two goals and an assist. The winger also created eight…

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Japan withdraws as host of 2021 Club World Cup

Japan has pulled out of hosting the Club World Cup in December. This is because of Covid-19 restrictions in the country. Fifa said the Japanese Football Association (JFA) told them on Thursday. Japan is no longer in a position to host the competition. The annual tournament features the champions of the different continents. Chelsea is qualifying this year as Champions…

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Pele recovering well following surgery to remove tumour

Brazil legend Pele says he is “recovering well” following surgery to remove a tumour from his colon. The 80-year-old was admitted to hospital after a tumour in his right colon was discovered in tests. He posted on social media on Monday confirming he had had surgery to remove the “suspicious lesion”. Before his surgery, the three-time World Cup winner said; “I will face this…

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Haaland scores hat-trick in Norway win

Erling Braut Haaland continued his phenomenal goalscoring form this year. He scored a hat-trick as Norway thrashed Gibraltar in World Cup qualifying. Kristian Thorstvedt opened the scoring and then provided the assist for Haaland to make it 2-0. He then got his second before Reece Styche’s lob made it 3-1. Alexander Sorloth pounced on a loose ball to restore Norway’s…

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Uefa lifts ban on away fans in European competitions

Uefa has lifted a ban on away fans attending European club matches from next week. Fans will be allowed to attend away games in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League. However, attendance remains subject to national government coronavirus restrictions in host countries. The change will affect English and Scottish clubs who are preparing for away games in…

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