Start of English Premier League around the corner

2019 has been a fantastic year for sport and especially for football fans in Africa. 2019 Africa Cup of Nations just finished with Algeria taking the trophy home.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup was hosted by France and saw America’s women’s football team beating The Netherlands in the final to take the cup back to the States for a record four times.

Across the pond, the English Premier League is about to kick-off. The first match will be between Liverpool and Norwich City on 9 August.  Last season was competitive with only three points separating the third, fourth and fifth spots.

The English Premier League can proudly say that it is the “most-watched football league in the world,” The league consists of 20 teams battling it out to be the best in English football. Last season saw Manchester City coached by Pep Guardiola walking away with the trophy.

Man City won the league with just one point separating them and the second team—Liverpool. Man City finished the league with 98 points with Liverpool placing second with 97 points. And although Man City won the EPL, it was Liverpool that was crowned the best club in Europe after winning the coveted UEFA Champions League against Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs were fourth on the log behind Chelsea. Chelsea won the Europa League and is playing Liverpool on August the 14th in the UEFA Super Cup 2019 final. Arsenal took the fifth spot with Unai Emery who took over from Arsène Wenger in 2018.

However, Manchester United, which is one of the biggest football clubs in the world, had a disappointing start last season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who played for Manchester United took over from José Mourinho, who was sacked. Solskjaer did well, helping Man U to place fifth on the log.

Each year sees three teams being relegated and three new teams entering the league. This year’s league sees Sheffield United, Norwich City, and Aston Villa coming back into the competition. has up to date match details of local and international football events.

2019 still has a lot to offer with La Liga and UEFA also starting around the corner. Which team do you think will win the 2019-2020 EPL?



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