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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.


Total articles: 484

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Womens Football
Who is Chiamaka Nnadozie?
12:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

The occasion was a 2019 Women’s World Cup match involving Nigeria and South Korea. Minute 17, the Koreans break quickly after a brilliant interchange of passes in midfield. Rita Chikwelu, the Nigerian midfield bulldozer, is left for dead…

Afcon
3 stars in the AFCON shop window
15:01 Wednesday 19th June 2019

It’s an open secret how young players leverage major tournaments to secure transfers to clubs around Europe. But the phenomenon is not limited to youngsters. As another massive tournament gets underway in Africa on June 21st, expect a…

Football
Who are football’s next generation of villains?
12:00 Monday 17th June 2019

The game has always tried to promote itself as a dignified profession. Heroics are celebrated, talented footballers held up as role models. More money also means more propaganda depicting the beautiful game as a pristine, unblemished competition.…

Premier League
Will Chelsea allow Frank Lampard to promote young talent?
08:30 Sunday 16th June 2019

Barcelona has La Masia. Manchester City has their Elite Development Squad. Ajax has its Youth Academy. None of these clubs has as many young players featuring on loan for other European clubs as Chelsea. Before the 2018/19 campaign finished,…

Transfers
How will Paris Saint-Germain spend their summer?
08:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

Will Paris Saint-Germain spend any more cash this summer after dumping nearly £700 million on new signings in less than four years? We all know the answer to that question... In fact, the reasonable debate borders on whether the…

Football
How will Chelsea spend their summer?
08:00 Thursday 13th June 2019

A lady who’s addicted to shopping can panic simply from watching others do what she can't. Will Chelsea get the same sad feeling this summer? We’ll know when the Court of Arbitration for Sports issues its decision…

Afcon
Can Mo Salah or Sadio Mane do a Champions League/AFCON double?
12:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane teamed up to plunder Europe's biggest prize for Liverpool this season. Between 21st June and 19th July, though, they’ll be sworn foes in the tussle to win the African Cup of Nations for their respective…

Football
Neymar loses Brazil’s captaincy; now Selecao lose him
16:36 Thursday 6th June 2019

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior needs help if he’s to overcome the early onset midlife crisis presently hounding his career. The star was stripped of Brazil’s captaincy in May. If he didn’t lose it then, he would’ve lost…

Premier League
What next for Andy Caroll, Samir Nasri & Adrian after West Ham?
17:00 Saturday 1st June 2019

West Ham is seriously committed to clearing the deadwood prior to the 2019/20 campaign. The massive cleanup will see guys like Andy Caroll, Samir Nasri and Adrian forge a new future away from the London stadium when their contracts run out…

Champions League
How Lucas Moura can win Tottenham the Champions League
10:00 Saturday 1st June 2019

For the first time ever, Tottenham Hotspur will contest a final of Europe's elite club competition. Spurs fans must be delirious thinking about the potential bragging rights they'll hold over Arsenal if a win materializes. For that…

Managerial News
Is Juventus Sarri's great Chelsea escape?
15:00 Wednesday 29th May 2019

If Maurizio Sarri’s time at Chelsea were to end tomorrow, don’t be surprised if it comes as some sort of relief for the Italian. More so if his next job takes him home to his beloved Italy. And where better than to manage Juventus? The…

Football
Cup Weekend: Can underdogs win in Spain, Germany, Scotland?
12:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

Manchester City proved to the rest of England there’s much work to be done if they’re to ever come anywhere close. Pep Guardiola’s side swept all three domestic titles. The Cityzens couldn’t stop scoring in the FA Cup…

Transfers
Why Manchester United must go all out for Wilfred Ndidi
08:00 Friday 24th May 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be handed massive funds to sign players at Manchester United this summer. That's no different to his predecessors. The question is, which departments will the Norwegian lavish his war-chest on? From what’s…

Transfers
5 summer transfers that will break the £100 million threshold
08:00 Thursday 23rd May 2019

A new transfer window swung open on May 16. The fever began months before that date. Clubs secretly courted players they intended to poach from rivals. The real business won't commence until all five of Europe’s big leagues…

Italy
Are Gasperini, Roma a perfect match?
09:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

It’s almost 100% certain Roma won’t be offering Claudio Ranieri a long-term deal. It’s also an open secret the Giallorossi have been on the hunt for a new manager since April. Jose Mourinho bragged he’s turned down…