Blatter critical of 48-team World Cup

March 27, 2017 CR News Desk 0

And still blaming England and USA for his downfall. Sepp Blatter has still not forgiven England and the US for his downfall, and the former Fifa president is critical of the decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams. Sepp Blatter believes FIFA has […]

Triumphant Lions given heroes’ welcome

February 8, 2017 CR News Desk 0

Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations-winning squad have been given a special state reception by the country’s president Paul Biya. The Indomitable Lions, who lifted the trophy on Sunday after beating Egypt 2-1 in the final in Gabon, attended a ceremony in Yaounde on Wednesday. They […]

Allan Nyom: No regrets about missing title triumph

February 8, 2017 CR News Desk 0

West Brom’s Cameroonian defender Allan Nyom has insisted he has no regrets about not being part of the Africa Cup of Nations-winning squad. Nyom also revealed that after initially rejecting his country’s call-up he changed his mind – but coach Hugo Broos told him there […]

Ivanovic: Players might prefer Ancelotti to Mourinho

February 7, 2017 CR News Desk 0

Former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has told Sport Express that Jose Mourinho is still a special manager despite recent struggles but most footballers would rather spend their careers working under Carlo Ancelotti. Chelsea allowed Ivanovic to join Zenit St Petersburg last week, bringing to an […]

Boxing: Hogan Bassey

October 7, 2016 CR News Desk 0

Editor’s Note: To many Africans who grew up in the 60s and 70s, he was the baddest man in boxing. HOGAN “KID” BASSEY was one of the great ambassadors for African sport, both during a two-year reign as world featherweight boxing champion and afterwards when […]

Infantino proposes 48-team World Cup

October 3, 2016 CR News Desk 0

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed a 48-team World Cup that would see 16 teams eliminated after one knockout match. The proposal would essentially add a play-in round three days before the current 32-team group stage. From that point, the tournament would progress as it […]