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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: 492

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Managerial News
Questions people aren’t asking about Frank Lampard
09:03 Wednesday 10th July 2019

It’s not conjectured anymore. Frank Lampard landed his dream job. This is by far the biggest leap in his managerial career. Okay, so it's the only leap. The fact remains there is more than a significant gap between the 26th-ranked…

Afcon
Why Gernot Rohr should be crucified for Nigeria's struggles, not Balogun
12:01 Saturday 6th July 2019

Leon Balogun needs to find himself. Hopefully, he does it before the 2019 African Cup of Nations is over. While the light-skinned Nigerian battles his demons, fans of Nigeria can’t seem to give him a breather. His manager, meanwhile,…

Transfers
What will Belgian top-tier stars bring to Premier League squads?
17:01 Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Players who emerge from the Belgian First Division A are often quite expensive. Premier League clubs don’t mind paying. They cough out on the price-tag because such prospects could prove to be worth their weight in gold.…

Womens Football
Is it coming home? England Women's team arrive at their moment of truth
08:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Last year, the phrase: “It’s coming home” trended heavily on social media. It reached fever pitch when England made the World Cup semi-final. The Three Lions, however, wouldn't get any further than the final…

Transfers
How will Crystal Palace spend their summer?
09:00 Saturday 29th June 2019

Crystal Palace has no choice but shop vigorously this summer. Their top stars are leaving. If the Eagles fail to replace those leaving the nest or make poor choices, well, it's a long fall to the Championship. As he basks in the sun,…

Afcon
Will Crystal Palace own the AFCON?'
17:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

The African continent has exported some of her best talents to English football. Actually, the Premier League has paid hundreds of millions in exchange, but the impact of these superstars has been nothing short of monumental.…

America
Duvan Zapata: Colombia's secret weapon
09:00 Wednesday 26th June 2019

In the last decade and half, no country outside Brazil, Uruguay or Chile has won the Copa America. Before that, Colombia hosted and lifted the trophy in 2001. This year, the Colombians are threatening to repeat their feat from 18 years ago.…

Afcon
Why Naby Keita, Guinea will win AFCON 2019
17:01 Saturday 22nd June 2019

The closest Guinea has come to winning the African Cup of Nations was a second-place finish in the 1976 tournament. Four decades on, another crop of Guinean stars are seeking to do better than their ancestors managed in Ethiopia. Although the…

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…