Lionel Messi named in PSG squad to face Manchester City

Lionel Messi has been named in Paris St-Germain’s squad to face Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday after recovering from a knee injury. The Argentine, who played under City boss Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, is yet to score. Messi has already featured in three games for his new club before missing two further matches through injury. “He is…

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Steve McClaren steps down as Derby County technical director

Steve McClaren has stepped down as technical director at Derby County, after the club entered administration. The two-time former Derby manager re-joined the Rams’ board in November. But he offered to leave “to help to preserve other jobs across the football club”. McClaren will instead stay on at Derby as a part-time senior advisor. After Derby appointed administrators last week, the…

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Ansu Fati scores on his Barcelona return

Ansu Fati scored for Barcelona in his first game in more than 10 months as his side beat Levante 3-0 on Sunday. The 18-year-old had been out of action since last November, having suffered a torn meniscus on his left knee in a clash with Real Betis. Ansu Fati came off the bench to replace striker Luuk de Jong with less…

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Crested Cranes final squad for COSAFA Women’s Championship named

The Uganda Women’s Senior National Team (Crested Cranes) head coach George Lutalo has confirmed the final list of players that will represent the country in this year’s COSAFA Women’s Championship in South Africa. Lutalo named a squad of 20 players and the team departed Entebbe International Airport in the wee hours of Monday morning. The squad named comprises of two…

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Anthony Joshua defeated by Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua suffered a points defeat at the hands of Ukrainian challenger Oleksandr Usyk. He lost lost his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight titles. The Watford boxer pulled out the fireworks for an extended ringwalk. But he wasn’t able to produce any in the ring, as his challenger outclassed him to win comfortably. While AJ put a brave face on,…

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Lewis Hamilton becomes the first F1 driver to reach a century of victories

Lewis Hamilton won his 100th grand prix in dramatic circumstances in Russia. He passed his compatriot Lando Norris with two laps remaining. It had looked likely that Norris would become the youngest ever British F1 winner. But it was until rain fell and he opted to remain on dry tyres. The conditions worsened and he slipped off track, letting Lewis…

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Uganda Cranes squad for Eastern Region tour named

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic has named the final 23 man squad. Micho’s side is slated to play the Eastern region select at the Mbale Municipal Stadium on Saturday. The team had the final training sesson on Friday at the Mbale Municipal Stadium. Ashraf Mugume, Sadat Happy Anaku and Rogers Mato are the three players that were added to…

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Solskjaer blames Jurgen Klopp for United’s lack of penalties

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side are not getting penalties following comments by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. “I hear now that Manchester United had more penalties in two years than I had in five and a half years,” Klopp said in January. According to Solskjaer United have failed to get penalties since Klopp’s comments. “There was a…

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Wayne Rooney vows to stay at Derby County despite financial problems

Derby County boss Wayne Rooney has reiterated he will not walk away despite the Championship club being placed in administration. Business advisory firm Quantuma took over the club on Wednesday, triggering an automatic 12-point deduction. Asked whether he would have taken the job if he had known about the financial problems, Rooney said: “I doubt it.” “I will fight for…

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