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Bayern Munich’s Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches looks on during a warm up session before the UEFA Champions League, last 16, second leg football match Bayern Munich v Liverpool in Munich, southern Germany, on March 13, 2019. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Renato Sanches insists Niko Kovac ‘needs him’ at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches believes manager Niko Kovač needs him at the club next season.
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has glowingly hailed his players’ hard work that ensured that they won their second Africa Cup of Nations trophy after 29 year hiatus.

Djamel Belmadi hails Algeria players for ‘extraordinary, historic’ second Afcon title feat

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has glowingly hailed his players’ hard work that ensured that they won their second Africa Cup of Nations trophy after 29 year hiatus.
Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has warned South Africa not to expect the same Nigeria performance as the qualifiers when they clash in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Wednesday.

Odion Ighalo, Leon Balogun, Jamilu Collins back in China, Europe

After helping the country to win an unprecedented eight Africa Cup of Nations bronze medal, Super Eagles trio of Odion Ighalo, Jamilu Collins and Leon Balogun are the first set of players to depart the team’s camp in Egypt to their various clubs.
Phillip Cocu

Phillip Cocu: I’m not going to try to be like Frank Lampard

Former PSV boss Cocu was appointed as Lampard's successor at the Championship club after the ex-England midfielder returned to Chelsea as their new head coach.
Anthony Kojo Williams

Kojo Williams: Sending Gernot Rohr on refresher course‘ll be insult on Nigerians

A former Chairman of the defunct Nigeria Football Association, Kojo Williams, has frowned on the decision by the President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, to send Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, to Germany on a refresher course.
Odion Jude Ighalo of Nigeria celebrates goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, 3rd and 4th place match between Tunisia and Nigeria at Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 17 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Odion Ighalo confirms retirement from Super Eagles

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo on Friday confirmed his retirement from the national team, after leading the country to a third place finish at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel did not mince words in a post-match interview after the team managed to scrap a lone goal victory over Burundi on Saturday.

FIFA, others pay tribute to Mikel Obi after retirement

Following Thursday’s announcement by Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, of his retirement from international football, tributes have continued to pour in for him, including from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport’s international governing body.
Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has warned South Africa not to expect the same Nigeria performance as the qualifiers when they clash in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Wednesday.

Afcon: Odion Ighalo wins top scorer award, makes Best XI

Ighalo with five goals to his name finished ahead of big guns like Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane who both finished on three goals respectively for Algeria and Senegal.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Barcelona offer Paris Saint-Germain £90 million plus two players for Neymar

Barcelona have made a £90m offer plus two players for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, according to Sky in Germany.
A second minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah has won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for Algeria in Cairo.

Algeria sink Senegal to claim second Africa Cup of Nations

Bounedjah cut in from the left after kick-off and hit a shot that took a deflection off a sliding Salif Sane.
AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone

Wolves in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Milan striker Patrick Cutrone

According to Italian media, Wolves are in ‘advanced talks’ to bring in 21-year-old Milan striker Patrick Cutrone.
Celtic are moving ever closer to signing Hapoel Be’er Sheva centre-back Hatem Abd Elhamed after his manager’s latest comments.

Celtic set to make Hatem Abd Elhamed their fourth summer signing

Celtic are moving ever closer to signing Hapoel Be’er Sheva centre-back Hatem Abd Elhamed after his manager’s latest comments.
West Brom have agreed to swoop dropped Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi for 585,383,500.00 Naira for Rotherham United star.

West Brom ready to swoop Super Eagles star for N585 million

The 25-year-old Nigeria international could play as a midfielder or defender as his English Championship side relegated to League One last season but impressed enough to earn supporters player of the year award.
Midfielder Alberto Soro will join Real Madrid imminently, according to Real Zaragoza president Christian Lapetra.

Alberto Soro to join Real Madrid ‘in a matter of hours’

Midfielder Alberto Soro will join Real Madrid imminently, according to Real Zaragoza president Christian Lapetra.
Danny Rose

Tottenham Hotspur star offers himself to Barcelona

Tottenham Hotspur star has offered himself to Barcelona after the decision of manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy admits he holds aspirations of coaching Bafana Bafana, but for now, his focus is on conquering the South African domestic league.

Benni McCarthy: I want to coach in Europe before Bafana Bafana

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy admits he holds aspirations of coaching Bafana Bafana, but for now, his focus is on conquering the South African domestic league.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel did not mince words in a post-match interview after the team managed to scrap a lone goal victory over Burundi on Saturday.

Samuel Chukwueze: Super Eagles will miss Mikel Obi

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze says erstwhile captain of the side, John Mikel Obi will be missed by teammates following his retirement from international football.
Frank Lampard intends to keep Kurt Zouma at Chelsea despite Everton's interest in the defender.

Frank Lampard wants Kurt Zouma to stay at Chelsea

Zouma made 32 Premier League appearances during a loan spell at Goodison Park last term and the Toffees are reportedly keen to seal a permanent deal for the 24-year-old.

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