He’s been coaching in central Asia, the US, Middle East and West Africa. He nurtured football culture in Kyrgyzstan, worked at the famous Aspire Academy in Qatar and guided Hearts of Oak in Ghana. The amazing career of Kenichi Yatsuhashi is indeed a fascinating one. Walid Bylka interviewed him exclusively for BabaGol: They talked African football, the best food he had in his journeys, and where he was blamed to be an engineer rather than a football coach. A must-read interview.
Nigeria and Brazil will meet for the first time in 16 years, this time in a friendly match in Singapore. For the Nigerians, it is a match-up filled with nostalgia from the incredible 1996 Olympics journey, and they would look to surprise the Seleção again.
Former Nigeria head coach and international striker, Samson Siasia, is in a midst of a match-fixing scandal. Regardless of the upcoming severe punishment, which may include a life ban from football - Nigerian fans are massively disappointed in him.
Zimbabwean international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has joined the intriguing project built in Aston Villa. Can he live up to his name and prove to be one of the most surprising transfers of this transfer window?
Nicolas Pepe is Arsenal’s new record signing, after producing a sensational season in Lille. Expectations of him are high, and he would want to follow the footsteps of Thierry Henry and fellow compatriot Didier Drogba.