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Rafa Benitez believes run-up to Christmas will be key to Newcastle’s season

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez believes that a successful festive period will be key to helping his side avoid relegation.
(From L) Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani celebrate a goal during the French L1 football match between Metz (FCM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on September 8, 2017 at the Saint-Symphorien stadium in Longeville-les-Metz, northeastern France. / AFP PHOTO / Jean-Christophe VERHAEGEN

Paris Saint-Germain have nervous wait on Neymar, Kylian Mbappe injuries

Paris Saint-Germain were anxiously waiting Wednesday for the results of scans on injuries to Neymar and Kylian Mbappe just days before their crucial Champions League clash with Liverpool.

Edmilson: Neymar made a mistake leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar made a mistake when he agreed to his world-record €222 million (£197m/$253m) transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, according to former Blaugrana and Brazil defender Edmilson.
Wu Lei celebrating with Shanghai SIPG. The team won the 2018 Chinese Super League. AFP

Report: Chinese football to impose salary cap

Chinese football is set to introduce more exacting regulations from next season to dampen spending by clubs, including a salary cap, state media said on Wednesday.

Danny Welbeck’s injury may force Arsenal into January spending

Arsenal’s Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has admitted that forward Danny Welbeck’s long-term injury could force the Premier League club to recruit in the January transfer window.
Super Eagles Francis Uzoho

Alloy Agu: Super Eagles missed Wilfred Ndidi not Francis Uzoho against South Africa

Goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu has said the Super Eagles did not miss first-choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho in a 1-1 draw with South Africa at the weekend.
Junior Lokosa

Gernot Rohr: I won’t experiment with Seychelles match

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has asserted that he does not plan to experiment with his squad for the final game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles even though it is a dead rubber fixture.
AWCON Cameroon

AWCON: Cameroon qualify for semi-final after 3-0 victory over Algeria

The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon have qualified for the semi-final of the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) after a 3-0 win over Algeria in their second Group A game on Tuesday.
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has promised to reward the Super Eagles with $25,000 for each goal they score against South Africa on Saturday.

Ifeanyi Okowa gives $50,000 to Super Eagles

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday, redeemed his pledge of $25,000 per goal scored by the Super Eagles in their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana football club of South Africa.
France's midfielder Kylian Mbappe (L) leaves the pitch after getting injured during the friendly football match France vs Uruguay, on November 20, 2018 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT - AFP)

Kylian Mbappe injured as France see off Uruguay

A shoulder injury to Kylian Mbappe overshadowed France's 1-0 friendly win over Uruguay at the Stade de France on Tuesday as Didier Deschamps' world champions ended the year on a high note.
Aleksander Ceferin, the Uefa president, says a European Super League is ‘a fiction or a dream’. Thanassis Stavrakis-AP

Aleksander Ceferin: Champions League may use VAR this season

UEFA will consider fast-tracking the implementation of Video assistant Referees (VAR) for the Champions League knockout stages this season, according to the European governing body’s President Aleksander Ceferin.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AFP Photo - Getty Images - Win McNamee)

Mark Zuckerberg: No plans to resign as Facebook chief

Embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform.
Ola Aina

Ola Aina undergoes further test at Torino

Ola Aina will undergo further tests at his Italian club, Torino after he suffered an injury in training with the Super Eagles of Nigeria while on international duty.
Super Eagles’ Ahmed Musa has criticised the criteria used in the selection of the BBC African Player of the Year nominees and has termed it all politics.

Super Eagles held goalless by Cranes of Uganda

The Cranes of Uganda on Tuesday forced the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a goalless draw in an international friendly football match at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has tasked John Ogu to leave the Israeli league for a more recognised league in Europe if he is to have a future with the team.

Gernot Rohr wants John Ogu to quit Israeli league

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has tasked John Ogu to leave the Israeli league for a more recognised league in Europe if he is to have a future with the team.

Jordan Ayew: National team and club football is not the same

Ghana forward Jordan Ayew is hopeful of converting his form for the Black Stars into strong performances for Crystal Palace.
New Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Kabir Suleiman Dogo is under pressure to leave the Akure based outfit

Kabir Dogo under pressure to dump Sunshine Stars

New Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Kabir Suleiman Dogo is under pressure to leave the Akure based outfit.
Lobi Stars on Tuesday emerged champions of the NFF Super Cup courtesy of a 1-0 victory over 10-man Enugu Rangers at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

Lobi Stars edge 10-man Rangers to lift NFF Super Cup

Lobi Stars on Tuesday emerged champions of the NFF Super Cup courtesy of a 1-0 victory over 10-man Enugu Rangers at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

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FIFA ethics committee judge held in Malaysia for graft

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Court fixes date for judgment Abdullahi Ganduje’s alleged bribery case

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DMO: Federal government to speed up payment of oil workers

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Ibikunle Amosun presents N402.63 billion 2019 budget to Ogun Assembly

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, on Wednesday, presented a budget estimate of N402.63 billion as the 2019 Appropriation Bill to the State House of Assembly.

WAEC intensifies effort to introduce e-assessment for its examinations

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it is intensifying efforts to introduce the application of e-assessment for its examinations in the near future.