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MAURIZIO SARRI CHELSEA

Sarri: Chelsea played confusing football against Manchester United

Maurizio Sarri has admitted that his side played “confusing football” in their 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
Juan Mata García

Juan Mata: Manchester United’s Chelsea win ‘perfect reaction’ to Paris Saint-Germain defeat

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata believes the FA Cup fifth-round win over Chelsea was the "perfect reaction" to their first loss under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Maurizio Sarri Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri: I’m not worried about sack

Maurizio Sarri insists he isn’t worried about being sacked as Chelsea manager despite his troubled side’s lacklustre FA Cup surrender against Manchester United.
Juan Mata praised Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba, calling the midfielder one of the best in the wake of his sensational performance against Chelsea.

Juan Mata: Paul Pogba is one of the best, and he showed why against...

Juan Mata praised Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba, calling the midfielder "one of the best" in the wake of his sensational performance against Chelsea.
Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha ComM, commonly known as Nani, is a Portuguese professional footballer

Orlando City signs former Manchester United star Nani

Orlando City has announced the signing of former Manchester United star Nani, who joins from Sporting CP in Portugal.
EA Sports FIFA 19

EA Sports drops Cristiano Ronaldo as FIFA 19 cover star

Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped as the face of EA Sports’ FIFA 19 game.
Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp attends a press conference on the eve of their Champions League round of 16, first leg football match against Bayern Munich at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north west England on February 18, 2019. (Photo by Lindsey PARNABY / AFP)

Jurgen Klopp: ‘Nothing personal’ in beating Bayern Munich

Jurgen Klopp has buried the hatchet of his old Bundesliga rivalry with Bayern Munich but wants Liverpool to show they are Champions League contenders by beating the German giants when the sides meet in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Tuesday.
Oghenekaro Etebo - Stoke City

Scotland ace Charlie Adam hails Oghenekaro Etebo’s impact at Stoke City

Scotland and Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has commended Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo for his impact at English Championship club since he arrived last summer.
Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola says Monday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United marks the start of a crucial period in their stuttering season.

Gianfranco Zola likens Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea struggle to Pep Guardiola’s at Manchester City

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is still adapting to the Premier League but will not compromise on his style of play, much like Pep Guardiola did at Manchester City when he first arrived in England, the London club’s assistant Coach Gianfranco Zola, said.
Cristiano Ronaldo runs off in celebration after scoring Juventus' opener against Sampdoria. Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC-Juventus FC via Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo back in Madrid ready to tackle favourite victim Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain ready to bury the demons of his nightmare Champions League debut for Juventus on Wednesday against one of his favourite victims Atletico Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp says he will have to wait minute by minute before making a decision on whether Dejan Lovren can face Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Champions League tie.

Jurgen Klopp assessing Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren ‘minute by minute’ ahead of Bayern clash

Jurgen Klopp says he will have to wait "minute by minute" before making a decision on whether Dejan Lovren can face Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Champions League tie.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) took to their Twitter handle to congratulate Nigeria's Flying Eagles for picking one of the four 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup tickets after defeating Niger by a lone goal at the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

U-20 World Cup: Christian Chukwu tasks handlers of Flying Eagles on techniques

Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles coach, on Monday called on the technical crew of Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to improve on the finishing techniques of the team ahead of the U-20 world cup.
VAR Video Assistant Referee

CAF considering VAR Introduction ahead of 2019 AFCON

The Africa Cup of Nations tournament will welcome the introduction of the famous Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in Egypt when it kicks off June 19 to July 2.

Suspended Virgil van Dijk leaves gaping hole in Liverpool defence for Bayern visit

Fortress Anfield has become even more impenetrable for visiting sides in the 13 months since Liverpool made Virgil van Dijk the world’s most expensive defender, but the commanding Dutchman’s absence for Bayern Munich’s visit in the Champions League leaves Jurgen Klopp with a selection headache.

Ryan Giggs backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent Manchester United manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given Manchester United momentum thanks to his tactical acumen and United should give him the manager’s job on a permanent basis, club great Ryan Giggs has said.

Junior Ajayi set to sign contract extension with Al Ahly

Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi is close to renewing his contract with Egyptian giants Al Ahly following his return to action after a lengthy injury-induced lay-off.
Sani Kaita

Woman petitions NAPTIP over alleged child abandonment by ex-international footballer

A woman, Ms Esther Emiola, has petitioned the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) over alleged child abandonment by former international footballer, Sani Kaita.
Jerome Boateng

Bayern Munich leave out Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery for Champions League clash with Liverpool

Bayern Munich have left Jerome Boateng out of their squad for their Champions League match against Liverpool on Tuesday night, while Franck Ribery will travel separately to Liverpool on Monday.

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Leah Sharibu

Nigerians in diaspora appeal for Leah Sharibu’s release

The Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation, USA, has appealed for the release of Leah Sharibu who was abducted in 2018 by a faction of the Boko Haram terrorists group.
President Tsai Ing-wen has said Taiwan will not accept any deal that damages its sovereignty and democracy, after the island's China-friendly party said it may sign a peace agreement with Beijing if it wins next year's presidential elections.

Tsai Ing-wen: Taiwan will not accept any deal that harms democracy

President Tsai Ing-wen has said Taiwan will not accept any deal that damages its sovereignty and democracy, after the island's China-friendly party said it may sign a peace agreement with Beijing if it wins next year's presidential elections.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

War of words escalates in Nigeria as rescheduled vote looms

Nigeria's main opposition on Tuesday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of paying "lip service" to democracy, as a war of words escalated before rescheduled elections this weekend.

APC: Cross River REC working with PDP to manipulate elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the removal of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross Rivers state, Dr Frankland Briyai, alleging that the REC is working in connivance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to manipulate the forthcoming elections in the state.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi storms more Anambra markets as campaigns resume

With the relaxation of the ban on campaigns till Thursday, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has resumed campaigning in major markets across Anambra State.