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CAF approves revised calendar for Interclubs competitions

Confederation of Africa Football Emergency Committee has approved the revised calendar for the Interclubs competitions which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigeria forward Cyriel Dessers says he can cope with the pressure of playing for a bigger club.

Cyriel Dessers denies planning to dump Nigeria for Belgium

Super Eagles hopeful, Cyriel Dessers, has debunked claims he is still interested in playing for Belgium despite already committing his international future to Nigeria.
AC Milan have entered the race to secure the signature of Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier after the club’s sporting director Paolo Maldini confirmed contact has been made with the player’s agent.

AC Milan show interest in Tottenham’s Serge Aurier

AC Milan have entered the race to secure the signature of Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier after the club’s sporting director Paolo Maldini confirmed contact has been made with the player’s agent.
Napoli have confirmed the signing of Nigerian international forward Victor Osimhen from Lille.

Liverpool, Manchester United made last-minute attempt to sign Victor Osimhen

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were both keen on signing Victor Osimhen from Lille and even spoke to the player directly.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA extends mandate of Egyptian FA for four months

The interim committee that manages the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said it got an approval from world governing body FIFA to stay for four more months to carry out its pending tasks.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun makes Rangers debut in victory over Aberdeen

Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.
Joe Aribo has expressed his delight after winning the Rangers Young Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards.

Joe Aribo reacts after winning two Rangers end-of-season awards

Joe Aribo has expressed his delight after winning the Rangers Young Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards.
Barring any last-minute hitches, Super Eagles and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen’s is expected to seal his long-awaited move to Napoli next Monday, a report on an Italian news website, Tuttosports indicates.

Napoli’s Dries Mertens vows to help Victor Osimhen adapt to Serie A

Napoli forward Dries Mertens has promised to help Victor Osimhen to adapt to Serie A when he completes his move from French side Lille.

Super Eagles defender announces birth of baby

FC Porto and Nigeria defender Chidozie Awaziem has announced the birth of his first child on Wednesday evening.
Barring any last-minute hitches, Super Eagles and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen’s is expected to seal his long-awaited move to Napoli next Monday, a report on an Italian news website, Tuttosports indicates.

‘Victor Osimhen has set standard for Nigerian players’

Former Nigeria international Friday Elahor has praised Napoli-bound striker Victor Osimhen for his contribution to Lille in 2019-20 season, urging other players to emulate him.
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad

CAF president Ahmad not sure about pursuing second term

Caf’s next presidential elections are scheduled to take place in March 2021 in Ethiopia, where the Malagasy stunningly dethroned long-standing ruler Issa Hayatou in 2017.
Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa has died age 81 in a Dar es Salaam hospital, the government announced Friday.

Tanzania president renames National Stadium to Mkapa Stadium

Mkapa passed away on July 24 after a short illness and was the third President of the East Africa nation. In his address, the current Head of State admitted the late Mkapa loved sports and many wanted the facility he built to be named after him.
Coach Imama Amapakabo has confirmed that he received offers from other Nigeria professional football league clubs before joining Abia Warriors.

Imama Amapakabo targets continental ticket with Abia Warriors

Abia Warriors New Coach Imama Amapakabo has give no himself a personal target on his new role with the NPFL side.
Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary, also nicknamed “High Dam” has retired from football at the age of 47.

Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper retires at 47

“Football is my second wife and I have divorced it. I am not returning to play football again, the entire system has errors and club heads attacking each other, and may God be in the help of the players,” El Hadary said.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has no plans to sack Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr after the Africa Cup of Nations, according to the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick.

Segun Odegbami: Gernot Rohr not qualified for Super Eagles

Former Nigerian international Segun Odegbami says Gernot Rohr is not qualified to coach the Super Eagles, arguing that some former players are more worthy of the role than the German.
Nigeria international Sunday Mba has revealed his desire to return to football after two years of inactivity.

Daniel Amokachi: Indiscipline cut short Sunday Mba’s career

Former Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi says indiscipline and a failed move to French Ligue 1 club Girondis Bordeaux affected Sunday Mba’s career.
Burkina Faso international Aristide Bance has announced his retirement from international football.

Burkina Faso’s Aristide Bance retires from international duty

Burkina Faso international Aristide Bance has announced his retirement from international football.
Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has been tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu.

Super Eagles star Samuel Kalu ‘tests positive’ for coronavirus

Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has been tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu.

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Rep Elumelu: Opposition lawmakers leading anti-corruption investigations

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Zamfara schools to resume August 9

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NSE: Trading sustains positive trend, up by 0.31 per cent

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NUC: 32 universities involved in research to tackle impacts of coronavirus

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