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Manchester United plans to accelerate after Sir Jim Ratcliffe completes deal

Sir Jim Ratcliffe says Manchester United’s journey back to the top of world football starts now after completing his £1.3billion deal to become minority owner of the Premier League giants.A year and three months after the club announced a strategic review, and 58 days after a deal was struck, there is finally a new power structure in place at Old Trafford.Ratcliffe has completed his purchase of 25 per cent of […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 3


Morgan to play for USA in Women’s Gold Cup after Fishel injury

  Veteran striker Alex Morgan, a two-time World Cup winner with the United States, was called up Tuesday for the first ever Women's Gold Cup after a serious injury to Mia Fishel. Fishel, the 22-year-old Chelsea attacker, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during training on Monday, the US team said. The injury came a day before the tournament kicked off and robs the US of […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024


International clubs look to Africa for female football talent

    By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency Africa is growing into a critical supplier of professional female football talent to international clubs outside the continent, according to a new FIFA report. The ‘Global Transfer Report 2023’ released on January 30 by the international football governing body, FIFA, shows that Nigeria and Ghana produced among the highest number (in the top ten globally) of women players in the international transfer […]

todayFebruary 1, 2024 1


FIFA Women’s World Cup Gianni Infantino, opening the post-FIFA Women's World Cup™ Coaches Forum (, said that the “great football” played at last year's tournament in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand had opened the eyes of the world to women's football, and stressed the importance of building on that success. The two-day forum, held at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, was organised so that the current head coaches of the 32 […]

todayJanuary 24, 2024 2


A record number of players at AFCON 2023 were born in a foreign country and their presence in their origin country’s football teams is hailed as a win for the game on the continent.

By Joel Omotto via bird story agency Twenty-four nations, divided in six groups, are competing at the delayed 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in the Ivory Coast but the most striking aspect is the large number of players born outside of Africa. The 2023 tournament has a number of global superstars setting it alight and of the 630 selected for the various nations, 200 were not born on the continent. […]

todayJanuary 19, 2024 3


Meet the trailblazing women who are officiating at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations

By Joel Omotto via bird story agency With the introduction of the first African woman referee at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2021 and three more women referees at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the expansion of women into football decision-making continues in the Ivory Coast where a total of six women are officiating at the 2023 AFCON tournament. The six are among 68 match officials appointed for […]

todayJanuary 18, 2024 6


Hosts Ivory Coast are favourites for AFCON glory

  Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Djamel Belmadi of Algeria says hosts Ivory Coast are the team to beat at the 2024 tournament, which kicks off on Saturday. Host nations have often struggled to turn home advantage into success with only 11 of the previous 33 AFCONs won by the home side. But 2019 winning coach Belmadi believes the Ivorian Elephants can go all the way and win the flagship […]

todayJanuary 8, 2024 1


Bundesliga Weekend Preview

Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich face a tough task to bounce back from last weekend's humbling at Eintracht Frankfurt when they host surprise title challengers Stuttgart on Sunday. The meeting with third-placed Stuttgart at the Allianz Arena will pit two of Europe's form strikers against each other in Bayern's Harry Kane and the visitors' Serhou Guirassy. Thomas Tuchel's Bayern slipped four points behind early leaders Bayer Leverkusen, albeit with a […]

todayDecember 15, 2023