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Chelsea have taken ‘massive gamble’ with Morata – Pearce

Chelsea are taking a "massive gamble" in opting to play Alvaro Morata over Diego Costa, according to Stuart Pearce.

Barca join Arsenal in race for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar

The Gunners have been in talks to sign the attacking midfielder all summer and are believed to have had an initial £30m offer rejected last month.

Cameroon needs ‘to convince CAF’ it can host Afcon – Ahmad

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad, says Cameroon still needs “to convince CAF of its ability to host” the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Adegbenro inspires comeback by Norwegian club Viking

Former Kwara United forward Samuel Adegbenro rallied his club to a late fight back as he scored in their 2-2 home draw with Lillestrom.

Morata’s goals will soon make him key player for Chelsea – Pedro

Chelsea's Pedro has backed Alvaro Morata to bounce back from his frustrating official debut in the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal.

Iwobi expresses joy at Community Shield triumph

Arsenal’s Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi has expressed his joy after his side’s victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

Chelsea EPL title defence will be tough – Kante

After a poor pre-season where Chelsea lost most of their games, N'Golo Kante has admitted that the champions will find it tough in the new Premier League campaign which takes off this Friday.

United’s Fosu-Mensah set for Crystal Palace loan move

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set to sign for Crystal Palace on loan, ESPN reports.

UEFA Super Cup: Ronaldo, Bale in Real Madrid squad to face Man United

Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in the Real Madrid squad to face Manchester United in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup clash in Macedonia.

Pedro red card correct decision by referee Madley – ex-ref

Retired referee Graham Poll has thrown his weight behind referee Bobby Madley’s decision to send off Chelsea’s Pedro for his rash tackle on Arsenal’s Mohammed Elneny in Sunday’s Community Shield game at the Wembley Stadium which the Gunners won 4-1 on penalties after regulation period ended 1-1.

Benin shunned by Cote d’Ivoire for CHAN Eagles warm-up

Benin’s preparations for a CHAN 2018 final playoff against Nigeria on Sunday in Cotonou suffered a major setback after a scheduled warm-up game against Cote d’Ivoire was not played.

Conte frustrated as Arsenal beat Chelsea to win Community Shield

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was frustrated after yesterday’s Community Shield loss to Arsenal at Wembley.

Real ready to go without Ronaldo against United in Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo has finally returned to training with Real Madrid but the defending European champions are set to be without the Portuguese superstar in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup clash with Manchester United in Skopje.

Courtois one of the best penalty takers – Conte

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois took a spot kick in Chelsea's Community Shield shoot-out defeat to Arsenal because he is one of the club's "best players to take a penalty," according to boss Antonio Conte.

Arsene Wenger hails Arsenal form after Community Shield win

Arsene Wenger praised his team for continuing where they left off at the end of last season by beating Chelsea 4-1 on penalties in the Community Shield.

Sanchez short of preparation before Community Shield – Wenger

Alexis Sanchez faces a race to be fit for Arsenal's Premier League opener against Leicester on Friday after sitting out the Community Shield, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Everton ‘close’ to Gylfi Sigurdsson deal – Koeman

Ronald Koeman says Everton are “close” to completing a deal for Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Four-goal Dutch win women’s Euro for first time

A brace from Vivianne Miedema led hosts Netherlands to a 4-2 win over Denmark and their first women's Euro title in Enschede on Sunday.

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Amotekun: Cleric urges South-West governors to remain resolute in your determination to tackle insecurity

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Nigerian Airforce takes delivery of two new Augusta attack helicopters for combat operations

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