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Junior Lokosa, Simeon Nwankwo start for Super Eagles against DR Congo

NPFL hotshot Junior Lokosa and FC Crotone striker Simeon Nwankwo will both start for the Super Eagles in tomorrow’s friendly against DR Congo in Port Harcourt, coach Gernot Rohr has said.

Andrew Robertson: Sergio Ramos’ gamesmanship ‘quite clever’

Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson described Sergio Ramos’ gamesmanship as “quite clever” after the Real Madrid captain’s involvement in Mohamed Salah’s injury.

Gernot Rohr: Wilfred Ndidi will be fit for England showdown

Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi will be fit to play against England on June 2 after recovering fully from a hamstring injury, according to coach Gernot Rohr.

Loris Karius: I haven’t really slept since the Champions League final

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has taken to Instagram to apologise for his two errors in his side’s Champions League Final against Real Madrid on Saturday.

UEFA name Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne in Champions League...

Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) have named Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric in the UEFA Champions League squad of the season.

Gernot Rohr awaits confirmation injury will rule out Moses Simon from World Cup

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has said he is waiting on team doctor’s confirmation that KAA Gent winger Moses Simon will not feature at the World Cup in Russia after he suffered a hamstring injury in training that will sideline him for at least three weeks.

Mo Salah: I’m confident I’ll play in World Cup

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is “confident” of playing in the World Cup with Egypt after copping a shoulder injury in the Champions League final on Saturday night, which his side lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.

Inter’s Luciano Spalletti fears big clubs will poach Mauro Icardi

Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti conceded Sunday he could be powerless to stop Mauro Icardi from being poached by a major European club, despite assurances from the Argentinian star that he is going nowhere.

Flying Eagles resume training camp June 20 for final U20 AFCON playoff

Top officials have said that the U20s, the Flying Eagles, will resume training camp on June 20 but a training site has yet to be decided on.

Didier Deschamps hails Zinedine Zidane’s incredible Champions League success

Didier Deschamps hailed Zinedine Zidane as an "extraordinary" coach after his former team-mate led Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League triumph.

Moses Simon ruled out of World Cup

Simon who plays for Belgian Jupiler League side, Gent, will not be making the trip to London for the friendly against England, let alone the World Cup in Russia.

Real Madrid fans rejoice at Bernabeu after European success

Tens of thousands of Real Madrid supporters erupted in delight at the club’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium after Saturday’s 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool in Kiev.

Mikel Obi expects tough clash against DR Congo in Port Harcourt

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi is not taking the friendly with Democratic Republic of Congo lightly as he and his teammates gear up for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Liverpool sees red after Champions League final flop

Liverpool was a city in despair on Saturday night after dreams of Champions League glory were dashed as blunders from Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius handed Real Madrid a 3-1 final victory.

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool lost as a team

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson conceded that Real Madrid deserved to win their third straight Champions League title on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I don’t regret my comments

Cristiano Ronaldo says he does not regret his comments in the wake of Real Madrid winning the Champions League, in which he threw his future at the club into doubt.

Egypt: Mo Salah will make the Russia World Cup

The diagnosis for Mohamed Salah’s injury is “instability in the shoulder joint ligaments” and the estimated duration of his treatment is two weeks, according to Egypt’s Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz.

Ray Clemence: Champions League howlers will haunt Loris Karius

Liverpool great Ray Clemence sympathises with Loris Karius but admits he is unsure if the goalkeeper can remain at the club after his Champions League final nightmare.

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Nigerian military destroys illegal refineries, recovers stolen crude

The Defence Headquarters says military has intensified its aggressive fight against crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism, bunkering, economic saboteurs and other criminal activities in the country.

Ibrahim Magu: Mike Ozekhome to appear before Justice Salami panel

A senior lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, has said he would be appearing before the Justice Salami-led investigative panel probing the suspended EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, at the State House in Abuja.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs redeploys five senior officers, appoints DCGs, ACGs

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Retd), has effected the redeployment of five senior officers.
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Inter Miami confirm signing of Gonzalo Higuain

Inter Miami have confirmed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain as the club's third Designated Player.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

White House: Donald Trump will not visit UN General Assembly during upcoming session

U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned his plans to deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in person, the White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, said.