THURS, 1PM ET
LIL0
EVE0
THURS, 1PM ET
LIE0
SEV0
THURS, 3PM ET
TOT5
TRI1
THURS, 3PM ET
INT0
ETI0
THURS, 3PM ET
VIL4
ZUR1
THURS, 3PM ET
MON5
APO0

Author Archives: Hussein Jiva

UEFA Charge Albania and Serbia After Euro 2016 Qualifying Melee

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
serbia-albania-kosovo-flags

In the wake of Tuesday’s fracas between Serbia and Albania, which was ignited when a Greater Albania flag was flown by a drone over the Belgrade stadium during the Euro 2016 qualifying match, UEFA has charged both national teams. UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, … Continue reading

A Lowdown on Chelsea’s First Team Doctor, Eva Carneiro

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
eva

Her beauty matches her brains, and football pundits often take the mickey out of Chelsea players for staying down injured a tad too long, only to have their first team medic attend to their injury. Yes, she is Chelsea’s highly … Continue reading

Four Ways To Stop Jose Mourinho’s Dominant Chelsea Outfit

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
jose-mourinho

We may be only seven games into the season, however Chelsea have already proved they are the team to beat, after a blistering start that has seen them amass 19 points from a possible 21. They have been putting sides … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur Move A Poor Career Choice For Michel Vorm

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
michel-vorm

As has been the case for many seasons now, the summer transfer window has presented the Barclays English Premier League many eyebrow-raising moments. From the transfer of Carlos Tevez from Manchester United to Manchester City or the Robin van Persie … Continue reading

Analyzing Manchester United’s Teenage Defensive Lynchpin Paddy McNair

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
mcnair

Had it not have been for the injuries to Englishmen Chris Smalling and Phil Jones along with that of a senior Jonny Evans and the suspension of the recently first-teamer, Tyler Blackett – millions of fans around the world would … Continue reading

Off-field Matters Attract Players To Manchester United

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
louis-van-gaal-marcos-rojo

Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alacantara and Gareth Bale – these are but a few names that turned down a move to Manchester United after the club lifted its 20th English title – 11 points ahead of second place, Manchester City. Stars … Continue reading

Libya Withdraws As Hosts Of 2017 African Cup of Nations

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Libya lost the rights to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals today, citing the country’s “unstable security situation” due to ongoing conflicts and political volatility in the nation. Libya has been plagued with turmoil since 2011 following … Continue reading

Marcos Rojo Will Be a Perfect Addition to Manchester United’s Defense

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
marcos-rojo

Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon have agreed to the purchase of Marcos Rojo on a fee believed to be £16 million, in addition to a season-long loan deal for Nani. Rojo first signed for Spartak Moscow on a five-year deal … Continue reading

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Out For At Least 6 Weeks Due to Injury

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
zlatan-ibrahimovic

Paris Saint-Germain has been rocked by the news that their talismanic striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, will be out for close to six weeks due to injury. Ibrahimovic was forced off with an injury after just 15 minutes into the Ligue 1 … Continue reading

Premier League Continues to Gain Popularity in Kenya

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
soccer-fans-in-nairobi

From the French Riviera to India’s Taj Mahal; from the environs of the Statue of Liberty in America to the wilderness of Kenya’s eccentric landscapes, there is one common language that pervades topological boundaries – the global dialect of soccer. … Continue reading

Posted in Leagues: EPL | 1 Comment

Burnley 2014/15 Season Preview: The Clarets Face a Battle Against The Odds

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
burnley-away-shirt-promo

Burnley has worked the transfer market in a typically low budget manner, spending only £1.5million pounds while acquiring other signings on a free. That comes as no surprise as manager Sean Dyche had spent only £450,000 on transfers in less … Continue reading

Italy Appoints Antonio Conte As Head Coach On 2-Year Deal

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
antonio-conte

Former Juventus coach, Antonio Conte, has been appointed as the new coach for the Italian national team, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed today. Since the unexpected resignation of former Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, in the wake of their dismal … Continue reading

Manchester United 2014/15 Season Preview: New Faces at Old Trafford Herald New Dawn

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
manchester-united-team

Manchester United has started the post-Moyes era in remarkable fashion, having not lost in any of their six pre-season friendlies as they settle relatively well into Louis Van Gaal’s unorthodox 3-5-2 system. Their last friendly fixture – against Valencia – … Continue reading

Everton Signs Ghana Midfielder Christian Atsu on Season-Long Loan

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
christian-atsu-everton

Everton FC announced the club has reached an agreement in principle to sign the Chelsea winger, Christian Atsu, on a season-long loan, according to Everton manager Roberto Martínez. Martinez’s men finished fifth last season, running out of gas in the … Continue reading

France vs. Germany Preview: European Powers Face Off in Quarterfinals

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
france:germany

  This match has all the ingredients to serve a titanic meal to soccer fans all around the world twice over. Whether it will be France avenging their 1982 loss in the World Cup semi-finals to the Germans on penalties … Continue reading

France vs Nigeria Preview: Teams Seek Berth In Final 8

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
FR:NG

No African team has managed to qualify past the quarter-finals stage in the World Cup, but based on their last game against Argentina, Nigeria look the most likely side of the two African teams to go furthest in Brazil. Nigeria … Continue reading

Spain vs Chile Preview and Predicted Lineups for World Cup Clash

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
SpainChileflag

The clash between Spain and Chile at the iconic Maracana stadium is an example of two teams at opposite ends of the spectrum. The former are smarting from a 5-1 demolishing at the hands of Netherlands, while the latter will … Continue reading

Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal: Wenger’s Not So Memorable 1000th Game

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
arsene-wenger

Before the Chelsea-Arsenal match, many Gooners were looking forward to the game against Jose Mourinho’s team, as they dreamed of a memorable victory in Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge that would take the Gunners to one point behind Chelsea … Continue reading