Egypt's new Pharaoh

Egypt's new Pharaoh

Ahead of Egypt's decisive CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in June, much of the headlines were not about the Pharaohs' chances of qualifying for the finals in Gabon, but about a teenager who was not making the trip to Dar Es Salaam.

Bailly promise could be fulfilled at United

Bailly promise could be fulfilled at United

Manchester United are set to complete a deal for Eric Bailly, Villarreal’s talented centre-back with new manager Jose Mourinho having identified the 22-year-old as a key transfer target in his overhaul of the playing squad at Old Trafford.

Dembele is Europe's hottest property

Dembele is Europe's hottest property
Ousmane Dembélé may be the most coveted 18‑year‑old in world football but, if Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Manchester City are serious about prising him away from Rennes this summer, then there is one person they must convince: his mother Fatimata.

Nothing fazes Adarabioyo

Nothing fazes Adarabioyo
"He looks like nothing fazes him," said Danny Murphy at half-time as Chelsea were being held by Manchester City's youngsters in the fifh round of the FA Cup.

The making of Miya

The making of Miya
Turning 18 is a milestone in life. The legal age in most countries, it marks the end of adolescence and the start of one’s adult life, when maturity and responsibility come hand in hand.

Onomah latest to earn his Spurs

Onomah latest to earn his Spurs
Nigeria couldn't persuade Dele Alli go join the Super Eagles cause but perhaps they should turn their attentions to his Tottenham teammate Josh Onomah.

Elneny inspired by father

Elneny inspired by father
The idea was that Mohamed Elneny should become at one with the ball. It came from his father, who was a youth team coach at Baladeyet Al-Mahalla in Egypt, and it was put into practice when Elneny was very young.

Etebo a worthy CAF winner

Etebo a worthy CAF winner
Nigerian midfielder Etebo Peter Oghenekaro was voted the Most Promising Talent of the Year 2015 in the recent CAF awards.

Nkunku signs new PSG deal

Nkunku signs new PSG deal
Christmas came early for Christopher Nkunku after signing his first-ever professional contract with Paris-Saint Germain on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old midfielder joined the club's academy in July 2010 and is among the hottest prospects at the Ligue 1 champions.

Born and raised in Paris, Nkunku made his first-team debut against Shakhtar Donetsk on December 8 when he replaced Lucas in the 87th minute at Parc des Princes.

Nkunku was delighted to put pen to paper and said he looked forward to continuing his development at his boyhood club.

"I am very happy that Paris is showing this confidence in me," Nkunku told PSG's official website.

"It's a great honour to be offered a professional contract in such an ambitious club. Playing alongside such great players is the perfect way to continue to improve."

Rising star Sane set for German bow

Rising star Sane set for German bow
Schalke's rising star Leroy Sane is set for a big week in his fledgling career ahead of Sunday's crunch derby against Borussia Dortmund after being called into Germany's senior squad.

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