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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson says Virgil van Dijk is the big man at Anfield and says the defender's presence on the pitch strikes fear into the hearts of their opponents.

Alisson Becker: Virgil van Dijk scares opponents and lifts Liverpool’s confidence

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson says Virgil van Dijk is "the big man" at Anfield and says the defender's presence on the pitch strikes fear into the hearts of their opponents.
Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months.

Alexis Sanchez scores as Chile beat Japan in Copa America

Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months.
Wendie Renard of France reacts after missing a penalty

WWC: Super Falcons made things very difficult for us – France coach

France head coach Corinne Diacre admitted the Super Falcons of Nigeria made things difficult for her side in Monday’s Group A encounter at the Roazhon Park , Rennes.
Kanu Nwankwo

Nwankwo Kanu gets appointment for AFCON, six others

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed former Nigeria internationals Kanu Nwankwo in the class special envoy for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Maurizio Sarri

Arrigo Sacchi: Maurizio Sarri on the same level as Pep Guardiola

Newly appointed Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri is on the same level as Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, according to Arrigo Sacchi.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has picked Senegal, Tunisia and host nation Egypt as favourites for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.

AFCON: We must beat Burundi in our opening game – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that they must defeat Burundi in their opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations on June 22.
Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze says he is not distracted by interest shown by some clubs for his services, insisting his focus is on doing well at the Nations cup in Egypt on one hand and playing well for his La Liga side Villarreal on the other.

Samuel Chukwueze: I am determined to do well in Egypt

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze says he is not distracted by interest shown by some clubs for his services, insisting his focus is on doing well at the Nations cup in Egypt on one hand and playing well for his La Liga side Villarreal on the other.
Osinachi Ohale, Ngozi Okobi, Chiamaka Nnadozie and Chidinma Okeke of Nigeria react

Thomas Dennerby: My Super Falcons are heroes

Though Nigeria’s Super Falcons may have suffered a 0-1 defeat to France in their last group game at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup on Monday night, but the Swedish team coach Thomas Dennerby would adjudge the performance of the female footballers in the encounter not less than a hero.

Chelsea reject £35 million bid for Willian

Chelsea has rejected £35m bids from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for Blues winger Willian, according to report in England.
Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri takes charge at Juventus after leaving Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri was named new coach of Juventus on Sunday after his exit from Chelsea following a troubled single campaign in London.

Paris Saint-Germain chief 200 per cent sure Kylian Mbappe will stay at PSG next...

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that their talismanic forward Kylian Mbappe wilI still play for the club next season despite the France star’s strong link to Laliga giants Real Madrid where Zinedine Zidane is currently recruiting in his quest to build a new crack squad.
Manchester United are ready to begin talks over a new deal with Paul Pogba, but the star midfielder is demanding an astronomical £500,000-per-week.

Real Madrid set to offer player plus cash to land Paul Pogba

Real Madrid is prepared to include one of their stars and cash in a bid to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Nigerian Samuel Adegbenro forward on target to inspire Rosenborg to beat Valerenga 3-0 at the Lerkendal Stadion to continue their resurgence after a poor start to the season.

Nigerian forward on target to inspire Rosenborg resurgence

Nigerian Samuel Adegbenro forward on target to inspire Rosenborg to beat Valerenga 3-0 at the Lerkendal Stadion to continue their resurgence after a poor start to the season.
Roma director Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti quits Roma position

Francesco Totti says that leaving Roma ‘is like dying’ as the club’s legendary former captain announced he is leaving his role as technical director.
Manchester City and Juventus are close to reaching a deal for right-back Joao Cancelo.

Manchester City close to sealing Joao Cancelo signing from Juventus

Manchester City and Juventus are close to reaching a deal for right-back Joao Cancelo.
Paul Pogba has refused to sort out his visa for Manchester United’s pre-season tour to Asia.

Paul Pogba set to force his way out of Manchester United

Paul Pogba is willingly to force his way out of Manchester United to join Real Madrid before the commencement of the Red Devils’ pre-season.
Sergio Ramos and his longtime girlfriend Pilar Rubio tied the knot in a star-studded wedding ceremony in Seville, Spain.

Sergio Ramos marries longtime girlfriend Pilar Rubio

Sergio Ramos and his longtime girlfriend Pilar Rubio tied the knot in a star-studded wedding ceremony in Seville, Spain.
Rangers International Football Club of Enugu

Aiteo Cup: Rangers face Lobi Stars as Rivers United tackle Akwa United

The 2019 Aiteo Cup competition in the men’s category enters the Round of 32 stage on Wednesday with 16 matches slated for 11 venues across the country.

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Femi Falana: CCB’s refusal to disclose assets declared by presidents, governors illogical

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has condemned the Code of Conduct Bureau over its refusal to grant a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project on the ground that asset declaration form is private information.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa: I believe we can win AFCON

Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has talked up his team’s chances of winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Zamfara Reps member promises to prioritise security

A member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Kabiru Mai-palace, says he will tackle problems of insecurity and unemployment in his constituency in Zamfara.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

AFCON: Lagos to open viewing centres

In fulfillment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to engendering community engagement, Lagos For-All and Unity among Lagosians regardless of ethnic and religion background, Lagos State Government has concluded plans to beam live matches of the 32nd edition of the 2019 Africa cup of Nations (AFCON) at designated viewing centres across the city of Lagos through ‘LAGOS ISSA GOAL’ initiative.
Anthony Joshua is wasting no time when it comes to getting back into the swing of a full training regime, after his recent activation of the rematch clause to meet Andy Ruiz Jr in the ring once again.

Anthony Joshua denies claims he was relieved to lose to Andy Ruiz

Conspiracy theories have been swirling since Ruiz’s stunning victory and Joshua’s own promoter Eddie Hearn suggested his heavyweight felt relief after finally losing his undefeated record.