Archive | November 25, 2015

UEFA releases 40-man shortlist for its team of the year….


European football governing body, UEFA, has released a 40-man shortlist for its team of the year. No African made the list. Poor! Barcelona provide eight players, while Bayern and Juventus both have six.

Continue reading

Coe faced with conflict of interest allegations….


IAAF president Lord Coe is facing conflict of interest allegations after emails emerged suggesting he lobbied his predecessor over the hosting of the 2021 World Championships. Eugene, USA, was given the event without a bidding process, despite interest from the Swedish city of Gothenburg. A BBC investigation has uncovered emails which claim Coe – an ambassador for sports giant Nike and then vice-president of world athletics – “reached out” to Lamine Diack with his support for Eugene’s bid. The Oregon city, which lost out to Doha with a 2019 bid, is closely associated with Nike.

Continue reading

Gerrard to train with Liverpool….


Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has confirmed he will train with former club Liverpool next week and is relishing the opportunity to work with Jurgen Klopp. LA Galaxy midfielder Gerrard has ruled out a return to a playing role with Liverpool and is only training at Melwood during the MLS close season. The 35-year-old, talking on BT Sport, said: “I’m going to go in for a couple of weeks and work with Mr Klopp so I’m really looking forward to that, to see what he’s about and try and learn a few things from him.”