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Man United coach Solskjaer aiming for Champions League

London, UK | XINHUA | Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed confidence that his side can finish the Premier League season strongly and qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League. Man Utd currently sit fifth, four points behind Leicester City after the Foxes’ 1-1 draw against Arsenal on …

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Salah second-fastest to Premier League century

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Liverpool star reached landmark for his total of goal and assists on Sunday and matched Eric Cantona’s achievement in the process When Curtis Jones scored his first Premier League goal in Liverpool’s 2-0 home win over Aston Villa on Sunday, it was not just a …

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Bayern coach Flick sees Lewandowski as Ballon d’Or winner

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick expressed his faith that Robert Lewandowski, who scored two goals in the German Cup final, can win the 2020 Ballon d’Or in Sunday’s interview with German media. After winning their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title, “Die Roten” added another silverware as …

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Bayern complete domestic double

Berlin, Germany | XINHUA |  Robert Lewandowski’s brace helped Bayern Munich to overpower Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the DFB Cup final to clinch their second piece of silverware of the 2019-2020 season on Saturday. The German record champions snatched their 20th German Cup title while the “Werkself” lifted their last …

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Former marathon world record holder Kipsang hit with four-year doping ban

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Former men’s marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang was given a four-year ban for violation of anti-doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Friday. The 38-year-old Kipsang’s ban is for “whereabouts failures and tampering by providing false evidence and witness testimony,” according to the …

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Lionel Messi unwilling to renew Barcelona contract: reports

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has reportedly brought a halt to his contract renewal talks and is ready to leave the club when his current deal expires in 2021. Messi is angry with Barcelona’s front office about leaked media reports that appeared to make him seem responsible …

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Hakimi joins Inter Milan from Real Madrid

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Achraf Hakimi has completed his move from Real Madrid to Inter Milan on a five-year deal, the Nerazzurri confirmed on Thursday. The 21-year-old came through the youth academy of Real Madrid and joined Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2018 on a loan deal. Hakimi …

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Manchester United confirm Gomes departure

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  Manchester United confirmed Wednesday that Angel Gomes has left the club as the 19-year-old rejected the offer of a new contract. Gomes joined the Reds youth academy when he was six years old and made his first team debut at the age of 16 in …

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Adebayor leaves Paraguayan champions Olimpia

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  Reigning Paraguayan first division champions Olimpia have parted ways with former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker Emmanuel Adebayor because of logistical and economic hurdles related to COVID-19. The 36-year-old Togo international returned to his homeland in March after the Paraguayan season was suspended amid the …

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