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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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Italy
Did Adrien Rabiot make a mistake joining Juventus?
09:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

There are approximately 250 million footballers in over 200 countries worldwide. Sieving through, the most popular players are found in five European nations: England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. Expectedly, something shifts…

International
Why Nigeria’s pursuit of Tammy Abraham is stupid
12:00 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Success, as they say, has many friends. Tammy Abraham and his father can consider themselves blessed to truly experience what that means. What’s bizarre is how the tall forward is now being used to score cheap political points in…

Premier League
Why Danny Ward must leave Leicester City in January
09:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

When Chelsea sold Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, it was assumed they’d seek and find his replacement on English soil. With that rumour flying, Premier League clubs with good goalkeepers were put on…

Premier League
Why big clubs shouldn’t be deceived by Teemu Pukki
12:00 Thursday 19th September 2019

Can Teemu Pukki be satisfied at Norwich City? Unless he thinks like Jamie Vardy, the simple answer is no. With his superb form and confidence, it wouldn’t be surprising if bigger Premier League clubs decide to take a chance on him at…

Italy
Strength or weakness in numbers for Sarri's Juve midfield?
17:00 Saturday 7th September 2019

Call them the Galacticos of the Serie A; you won’t be wrong. Only the very best players can afford to hold down a place in the Juventus first-team right now, regardless of his position. In Maurizio Sarri's densely populated…

Premier League
Has Lampard's defensive woes followed from Derby to Chelsea?
12:00 Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Frank Lampard is making a strong statement with his Chelsea academy graduates. All six Premier League goals for the Blues this season have come from former loanees. Tammy Abraham, four, and Mason Mount, two, are laying down an early marker. …

Italy
Can Chris Smalling find himself in Roma?
12:00 Sunday 1st September 2019

Unlike the last Spider-Man sequel, English players rarely venture Far From Home to ply their trade. A look at England’s squad during the 2018 World Cup tells the whole story – there wasn’t any foreign-based player in…

Spain
Anssumane Fati: FC Barcelona's youngest debutant since the 1940s
17:00 Tuesday 27th August 2019

Barcelona takes its time before handing a debut to teenagers in La Liga. In 1941, the late Vicenc Martinez became the youngest La Liga debutant for the Catalan giants, when he appeared in El Clasico aged 16 years and 280 days. Lionel Messi…

Italy
How will Hirving Lozano impact PSV and Napoli?
09:01 Tuesday 27th August 2019

PSV Eindhoven gaffer Marc van Bommel suddenly resembles the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail after his club accepted €54.5 million for the two strikers who helped his team score 45 goals last campaign. Despite losing…

Premier League
What does Callum Hudson-Odoi's return mean for Chelsea?
09:00 Saturday 24th August 2019

Interesting pictures from Chelsea’s last training session depicts Frank Lampard knocking it around with his players. Teenager George McEachran even received a strong tackle from his gaffer. But that wasn’t the cutest sight to behold…

Germany
Why do El Clasico stars fall on Bayern?
08:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

El Clasico is the most-watched domestic game in the world. That's just one reason players are willing to abandon their clubs to feature for either La Liga giant, Barcelona or Real Madrid.   Many who think a move to a…

Germany
How far can Marco Rose take Borussia Monchengladbach?
08:02 Monday 19th August 2019

Borussia Monchengladbach is an ambitious team with a long memory. They need the latter. All five of their Bundesliga titles came between 1970-79. Die Borussen might have done even more had Franz Beckenbauer and Bayern Munich not interrupted…

Transfers
Why Chelsea should’ve held on to Kenneth Omeruo
08:01 Friday 16th August 2019

Kenneth Omeruo has left Chelsea. This time permanently. Armed with €5 million, Leganes approached to sign the defender who impressed while on loan at the Spanish club in 2018/19. Surprise, surprise the Blues were happy to cash…

Premier League
Can Ryan Sessegnon succeed with Spurs?
08:01 Tuesday 13th August 2019

Being the most frugal club among the Premier League top-six, eyebrows raised when Tottenham Hotspur spent upwards of £20 million on Fulham's teenage sensation, Ryan Sessegnon. For the team who dared go one full campaign without spending…

Transfers
Should Manchester United cash in on Paul Pogba for the right offer?
17:01 Saturday 10th August 2019

Will Manchester United be desperate enough to keep Paul Pogba beyond 2019/20? Their resolve will surely receive a series of tests from Europe's biggest spenders in the transfer market. You don’t need to be an expert to discern Pogba…