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Kingsley Ukpai

Kingsley is a football aficionado who craves to read, watch, play and write about the greatest team sport ever known to man. If you're talking football he'll be keen to listen to what you have to say. Loves to play Fantasy Football too.


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International
Why Brighton’s Leon Balogun doesn’t deserve a Nigeria call-up
08:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Where’s Leon Balogun? A simple Google search tells you he’s a defender contracted to Brighton and Hove Albion. But you’ll scarcely catch him helping The Seagulls in a competitive encounter. Antecedents aside, if he’s…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must beg Alvaro Morata to return
08:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Chelsea must go cap in hand and try to persuade Alvaro Morata to return to Stamford Bridge. That, of course, depends on whether the Blues are serious on returning to contending for the Premier League title rather than grappling for a top-four…

Premier League
Enigmatic is the kind term for Wilfred Zaha
09:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

Once upon a time, Wilfred Zaha left Crystal Palace for Manchester to become Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signing before the Scot’s retirement. But he flopped terribly. Perhaps Zaha stalled at United because he didn’t get…

Premier League
Who grabs the coveted Premier League seventh spot?
15:00 Wednesday 17th April 2019

Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton, Watford and West Ham United would each consider the 2018/19 season successful if they can finish seventh in the Premier League. Javi Gracia's Hornets won't mind upsetting Manchester…

Championship
Is Tony Pulis entirely to blame for Boro's late-season slump?
09:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019

A few months ago, all eyes at the Riverside envisioned a place in the Championship playoffs, if not direct promotion to the Premier League. Expectations lowered dramatically in the last few weeks. Now, Middlesbrough will be thankful just…

Premier League
Why isn’t Mohamed Salah scoring for Liverpool?
08:00 Friday 5th April 2019

The question has to be asked, doesn’t it? And every Liverpool fan should be interested – Why has Mohamed Salah stopped scoring for Liverpool? Ironically, Salah’s goals still count plenty for Liverpool’s League position,…

Italy
Why Paulo Dybala must leave Juventus this season
16:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Like every Argentine forward not named Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala's struggle to feature regularly for La Albiceleste astounds. Recently, though, finding minutes with his country became less a priority than finding them with his…

Premier League
Why hasn’t Naby Keita settled at Liverpool?
15:00 Monday 1st April 2019

You often wonder where box-to-box midfielders get the energy to cover so much ground. Guys like N’Golo Kante and Fernandinho have been satirically suspected of packing a pair of AAA batteries in their shorts each time they play. Whatever…

International
Why are Croatia stumbling after historic World Cup run?
17:00 Saturday 30th March 2019

Months after their unprecedented run to silver at the 2018 World Cup, Croatia isn’t inspiring much confidence. Zlatko Dalic has done some excellent work with the Blazers. And he’ll go down in history as one of the most successful…

Football
What next for Adam Johnson after leaving prison?
15:00 Tuesday 26th March 2019

After spending three years in HMP Mooreland, a penal institution, Adam Johnson was released. The ex-England international was sentenced to serve six years for sexually grooming an underage teenager. He served just over three. Johnson’s…

International
How Wales can help Gareth Bale become a Real Madrid legend
12:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

Thousands of Welsh fans were left disappointed when they learned Gareth Bale would be rested for the game against Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday. Fans trooped to Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground to catch a glimpse of the Real Madrid star, only…

International
Can Wolves’ Jota, Neves, and Moutinho form a pack at Portugal?
15:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

You’ll be convinced there’s a long-term project to get Wolverhampton Wanderers among the top clubs in the Premier League. The way they’ve gone about it is quite interesting. First, they hired a quick-thinking Portuguese gaffer;…

International
Five Super Eagles players everyone wants to see right now
15:00 Wednesday 20th March 2019

When Gernot Rohr leads out his Super Eagles to the Stephen Keshi stadium in Delta State on March 22, it’ll be his 25th match in charge. Not many managers last that long with the three-time African Champions. In terms of performance, Rohr…

Premier League
Why Callum Hudson-Odoi is better than Willian, Pedro
17:00 Monday 18th March 2019

You may find this headline outrageous if you’re on the other side of the divide. Disrespectful even. But it is what it is. Callum Hudson-Odoi has proved himself better than Willian and Pedro, individually. You’ll be treated to the…

Managerial News
Why beating Chelsea will not guarantee Marco Silva a future at Everton
08:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

That Marco Silva will be sacked by Everton is now a question of when not if. The Portuguese's future at Merseyside is as gloomy as can be. Without question, his circle of friends on the Everton board is getter thinner by the day. Sooner…