Former Cameroon forward Pierre Webo has been appointed as assistant coach at Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir. The 37-year-old returns to the club he played for between 2011 and 2013 and also to Istanbul where he also appeared for giants Fenerbahce. The Super Lig outfit confirmed Webo’s appointment to work alongside Ekrem Dag, as assistants to manager Okan Buruk.
Egypt’s two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner Hany Said has retired from football with immediate effect at the age of 39. He made his announcement after his side Misr Lel Makkasa’s 2-1 loss to visiting Haras El Hodood in the Egyptian League on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi scored on his 700th Barcelona appearance as they reached the knockout stages of the Champions League with a win over Borussia Dortmund. The Argentine, who has now scored 114 goals in the competition, was the catalyst for Barcelona’s best work throughout.