With the record television deals in place for the Premier League, there’s no wonder top clubs are doing so well financially. Manchester United is right at the front of that, with the club posting a record revenue figure for the 2016/17 year. The Red Devils also won three trophies — UEFA Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield — which certainly helped boost the club’s morale as well.
Given the raft of expensive attacking options brought in by Paris Saint-Germain over the past couple of months, inevitable speculation quickly began circling that Julian Draxler was eyeing up a quick getaway. However, the German winger stayed put in Paris and even celebrated his 24th birthday on Wednesday with a special party that included a gigantic PSG-themed birthday cake. And when we say gigantic, we mean gigantic. With a beaming smile, birthday balloons and a cake the size of a small family car, Draxler hardly has the look of a man who has one eye on the exit door. The forward will be hoping to make his sixth appearance of the season when PSG take on Montpellier in Ligue 1 this weekend.
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.