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Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard applauds supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on August 18, 2018. Chelsea won the game 3-2. - AFP PHOTO - Glyn KIRK

Eden Hazard left out of Chelsea squad to face PAOK in Europa League

Eden Hazard is not part of the Chelsea squad travelling to Greece to play PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday.
France's forward Antoine Griezmann walks on the pitch during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between Denmark and France at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 26, 2018. : AFP PHOTO : FRANCK FIFE :

Lucas Hernandez: 90% of the world believes that Griezmann’s as good as Lionel Messi,...

Lucas Hernandez has said claimed that there is belief in “90 per cent” of the footballing world that Antoine Griezmann is an equal to Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.
Gor Mahia

CAF fine Gor Mahia after crowd trouble

Kenyan champions Gor Mahia have been fined by the Confederation of African Football following fan trouble at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani during a CAF Confederation Cup group-stage match on August 19.
Oghenekaro Etebo

Peter Etebo hails Stoke City hard-fought win against Swansea City

Stoke City midfielder, Oghenekaro Peter Etebo, is delighted to see the side pick their second win in the English Championship this season following Tuesday’s 1-0 home victory against Swansea City.
England captain Harry Kane

Erik Lamela: Harry Kane can’t shoulder Tottenham goalscoring burden alone

Harry Kane is not a “machine” and it is only a matter of time before he is back among the goals, according to Tottenham teammate Erik Lamela.
Aminu Maigari

Aminu Maigari: ‘Provisional clearance’ unacceptable, appeals electoral committee decision

Front runner for the NFF presidency Aminu Maigari has described as “unacceptable” the decision of the electoral committee to issue him “provisional clearance” after they had earlier cleared him for the polls.
Super Eagles and Arsenal ace Alex Iwobi battles Dean Furman of South Africa in an AFCON qualifier in June 2017

South Africa host Super Eagles in Johannesburg for 2019 AFCON showdown

Bafana Bafana of South Africa have announced they will host the Super Eagles in a crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier on November 17 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele shines, but Barcelona needs to improve – analyst

Lionel Messi had said it was time Barcelona won the Champions League again and he played like a man on a mission on Tuesday, scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 demolition of PSV Eindhoven.
Golden Eaglets in Niger

2019 AFCON: Golden Eaglets on break – coach

Nduka Ugbade, Assistant Coach of the Golden Eaglets, on Wednesday said that the players had embarked on some days rest after qualifying for the 2019 AFCON in Tanzania.
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 20: Mario Gotze #10 of Borussia Dortmund chases the ball against Manchester City during an International Champions Cup match at Soldier Field on July 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP / ELSA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Mario Gotze: I want more game time at Dortmund

Mario Gotze has said that it is his aim to start on a regular basis for Borussia Dortmund, having found himself peripheral to the Bundesliga side in the opening weeks of the season.
Robert Oliveira

Roberto Oliveira: Rayon Sports can turn it around against Enyimba

Roberto Oliveira has insisted Rayon Sports Caf Confederation Cup hope is alive despite their 0-0 1st leg quarter-final draw.

Aston Villa coach Steve Bruce hail Tammy Abraham after goalscoring home debut

Aston Villa coach Steve Bruce has heaped praises on Tammy Abraham and Yannick Bolasie after the duo scored on their home debuts to hand the hosts a 2-0 victory over Rotherham United.

NFF Election: Aminu Maigari risks disqualification over alleged certificate forgery

A former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and frontline contender for the NFF Presidency, Aminu Maigari, may be disqualified by the 2018 NFF Electoral Committee over an alleged certificate forgery.
Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu

Ethan Ampadu signs five-year Chelsea contract extension

Ethan Ampadu has signed a five-year contract extension at Chelsea, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2023.
Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea go to Greece, AC Milan visit Dudelange as Europa League begins

The Europa League group stage begins on Thursday, with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, AC Milan and Sevilla among the leading sides hoping to negotiate a marathon competition all the way to the final in Baku in May.
Aymeric Laporte - Manchester City

Aymeric Laporte: I expect to play for France not Spain

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte believes his international future lies with France despite suggestions he could choose to play for Spain.

Katsina set to host hitch-free NFF elections

Despite threats of court injunctions from a minute section of the Nigerian football family, Katsina State Government announced yesterday its readiness to host a hitch-free 2018 Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) where a new executive committee will be elected to pilot affairs for the next four years on Thurday, September 20.
Bryan Idowu (left) training with Lokomotiv Moscow

Bryan Idowu blames nervous start for Galatasaray defeat

Bryan Idowu has blamed a nervous start by Lokomotiv Moscow for a 3-0 pounding at Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League.

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Three officials given life bans by FIFA for corruption

FIFA has given three officials who pleaded guilty to corruption in a US court, life bans from all football-related activities for corruption, the sport’s governing body announced on Wednesday.

NPA, Guangzhou Port sign MoU on port operations

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Guangzhou Port Authority (GPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve efficiency of port operations in Nigeria.
Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren charged with perjury in Croatia

Dejan Lovren has been charged with perjury after being accused of providing false information during the trial of one of the most powerful men in Croatian football.
Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed leaves role at budget and national planning ministry

Mrs Zainab Ahmed has left her role as Minister of State for Budget and National Planning to focus fully on overseeing the Ministry of Finance.

Osun guber: Aggrieved SDP members back Senator Omisore

The electoral fortune of Senator Iyiola Omisore received a boost Wednesday when leaders of a faction of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Osun State asked all their supporters to massively vote for the party during the Saturday Governorship Election.