Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has said he is sad to see former Super Eagles defender Michael Emenalo depart the West London club. Michael, 52, arrived at Chelsea in 2007, and for the past ten years has been the club’s technical director, supporting the work of the first team management, leading the club's international and domestic scouting network and assisting in driving the technical programmers of the Academy and international youth network. While speaking to chelseafc.com, Conte said: “I am very sorry to see Michael leave Chelsea, and I would like to thank him for all his help and support since I arrived at this club. I have enjoyed working with him very much, we celebrated a Premier League title together in May, and I wish him the very best for the future."
The West London showed gratitude to the Nigerian in a statement where it said "Everybody at Chelsea thanks Michael for his loyal service and wishes him well for the future. He will always be welcome back to Stamford Bridge as a friend of the club."
Juventus on high alert as Chelsea, Manchester City enter race to sign Diakhaby
Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City have reported attempting a summer transfer swoop of Lyon defender and Juventus target Mouctar Diakhaby. The Blues are lining the French defender as a possible replacement for struggling Antonio Rudiger, Italian media Calciomercato claims. As reported here, the German international has struggled to adjust to the Premier League after his big money transfer from AS Roma this past summer. Now, it appears that manager Antonio Conte may look to steal Lyon center back away from Ligue 1, and even his former club, Juventus. The Italians have been linked with Diakhaby as they look to replace Leo Bonucci, and deal with the increasing age of Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli. However, those plans are in danger as Chelsea are now in on the 20-year-old. Since debuting with Lyon last season, Diakhaby has played in 40 matches, include six this season where he’s tallied a goal.
West Ham United confirm David Moyes new manager
Premier League campaigners West Ham United have confirmed the appointment of former Manchester United coach David Moyes as the new manager of the club. The 54-year-old Scottish professional coach has however been charged with the task of saving the club from relegation at the end of the ongoing Premier League season. Moyes has agreed to a two-and-a-half year contract at the London Stadium, and will take training for the first time today, November 7, 2017. The deal is understood to include a £2 million bonus for steering the club to safety in the Premier League this season.
Oshoala scores brace as Dalian Quanjian win Chinese women’s Super-Cup
Super Falcons of Nigeria striker Asisat Oshoala scored twice and provided two assists to help her club Dalian Quanjian FC beat Shanghai 5-3 in the Chinese Women’s Super-Cup. The reigning CAF Women's African footballer of the year was on hand to help her team win the title on Tuesday, November 6. Oshoala showed off her medal and the trophy won by her club on Twitter. She tweeted: "SUPERCUPCHAMPIONEEEEE.BUZZINGGGGGG...mad game...5-3 against shanghai, two (2) goals and two (2) assists from me. Alhamdulilah" Dalian Quanjian have won two consecutive championships after they were crowned League champions last season after finishing top in the eight-team league with 32 points after 14 games. They played in the season opening Super Cup after winning the league but lost in the semi-final of the FA Cup. Oshoala emerged highest goal scorer in the league with 12 goals. She joined Dalian Quanjian from Arsenal Ladies on 10 February 2017.
By Mercy Kukah