Chelsea has announced the transfer of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid for roughly $77 million after spending seasons with the Premier League side. Costa played for the La Liga side on two separate stints, first from 2007-2009 and then 2010-2014 after a brief move to Real Valladolid in between. In his time with the Blues, the Spanish international scored 59 goals in all competitions for the Londoners, and helped the club to two Premier League titles.
PARIS (AP) With eight wins in as many matches this season, Paris Saint-Germain should be bursting with confidence ahead of Bayern Munich’s visit next week in the Champions League. A war of egos between the club’s biggest stars, however, is tarnishing PSG’s perfect start to the season, as well as the club’s slick image that the Qatari owners want to promote in their ambition to build a great club in the French capital. When Qatar Sports Investments splashed 222 million euros ($262 million) – double the previous world-record transfer of 105 million euros (then $116 million) – to acquire Neymar, the general mood at the club and in the French media was upbeat. To sum it up, the Brazil striker was the player PSG needed in its quest for Champions League glory.
Kenya’s fairy tale run in ongoing Cosafa championship came to an abrupt halt after falling 4-0 to host holders Zimbabwe in the semi-final. This was Kenya’s first defeat in the tournament as heavy as it came while Zimbabwe booked their third Cosafa final against South Africa. Kenya found themselves chasing the shadow, just 11 minutes from the whistle when Zimbabwe took the lead through pacy forward Rutendo Makore.