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Manchester United need to win every game to catch Manchester City – Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard says Manchester United might have to win all their remaining Premier League matches to catch Manchester City.

FIFA could ban Spain from the 2018 World Cup – Angel Maria Villar

Angel Maria Villar, the suspended president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), has warned that government interference in Spanish football could cost the national team their spot in next year's World Cup.

Mauricio Pochettino ready to ‘help’ Dele Alli get back to top form

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that he will look to help Dele Alli overcome issues with his form and temperament.

Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho would fit in at Barcelona – Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez says Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho would be welcome at Barcelona as the Catalan club continue to be linked with both players.

West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini charged with deceiving match official by FA

West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini has been charged by the Football Association for deceiving a match official in his side's 3-0 win at Stoke on Saturday.

Ex-Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney ‘really enjoying’ community service

Wayne Rooney says his drink-drive punishment of community service in a garden centre is "refreshing" and "relaxing".

APGA felicitates with President Buhari at 75

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) on Monday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 75th birth anniversary, urging him to sustain his determination to transform the country.

Jose Mourinho won’t give up on catching Manchester City

Jose Mourinho insisted Manchester United will not give up on the Premier League title race after his side cut Manchester City's lead back to 11 points.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane make African Player of the Year award...

The Confederation of African Football has announced the top three shortlists for the 2017 African Player of the Year with Victor Moses not making the cut.

Alex Morgan, Keylor Navas named CONCACAF Players of the Year

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas and United States striker Alex Morgan have been named as the CONCACAF players of the year.

In Pictures: Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry cooks, enjoys plate of Nigerian jollof

Thierry Henry on Sunday partook in the cooking of popular Nigerian dish jollof rice. The football icon is in Lagos, Nigeria for a series of programmes organised by Guinness Fanzone.

Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon charged with assault and possession of a weapon

Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon has been charged with assault and possession of an offensive weapon following an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Laurent Blanc reveals why he turned down US national job

Laurent Blanc has explained why he turned down the advances of the US national team – and why he is unlikely to go back into international football.

Manchester City spurred by Tottenham Hotspur friendly – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola believes the seeds for Manchester City's extraordinary season were sown during a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in a pre-season friendly in the United States.

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Suspected gunmen allegedly kill army colonel in Benue

Suspected gunmen on Sunday allegedly killed a senior military officer who was said to be in transit along Katsina Ala/Takum highway in Benue State.

Suspended Spanish FA chief Angel Maria Villar blames govt for World Cup threat

Suspended president of the Spanish football federation Angel Maria Villar blamed Spain’s government for a FIFA threat that could lead to the country being thrown out of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Long queues resurface in Lagos, petrol hawkers back

Lagos residents on Monday saw the return of long queues at petrol filling stations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday signed the Delta State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N308 billion into law, with an assurance that his administration will ensure full implementation of the budget.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have called off a planned nationwide strike.

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