Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has been named Player of the Year by the Football Supporters’ Federation. The 26-year-old forward scored 20 goals in 2015 and topped the fans’ vote ahead of runner-up Jamie Vardy, with Sergio Aguero, David De Gea, Harry Kane and John Stones also on the shortlist.
Sierra Leone is able to host football matches again after the African football confederation (CAF) lifted a ban put in place in August 2014 because of the Ebola epidemic. “International football matches and CAF competitions can again be organised in the West African country,” CAF said in a statement. The 45,000 capacity Brookfields National Stadium in Freetown will soon be buzzing again.
Sir Alex Ferguson is in no doubt Jose Mourinho will revive Chelsea’s flagging fortunes. The reigning champions have lost eight of their first 15 games and languish in 14th place but Ferguson said: “There are signs he is getting back to a balanced level although they lost on Saturday. “I think all good leaders will eventually find a solution. I know the guy and I know the work he has done in football and I can’t see it lasting long, I can’t see it.”
West Ham’s on-loan winger and Nigerian international, Victor Moses will undergo a scan on Tuesday to discover the extent of his hamstring problem, after limping off during the goalless draw at Manchester United on Saturday.