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1. Former African champions, Super Eagles, were held to a scoreless draw by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday.

Chinedu Obasi: 2020 a bad year for Super Eagles

SCR Altach of Austria winger, Chinedu Obasi, has expressed a strong wish that Nigeria’s national team, Super Eagles will get out­standing results in all their matches next year, as he wishes better luck for them than they have had in 2020.
Barcelona are celebrating 20 years since star player Lionel Messi joined the club with his two decades outlined in an extraordinarily comprehensive report in Marca.

Javier Subirats certain Leion Messi will leave Barcelona

Former Valencia sporting director, Javier Subirats, is certain Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona this summer.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is set for knee surgery today.

Barcelona confident on new deal for Germany goalkeeper

Barcelona are confident of renewing the contract of goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen with president Josep Maria Bartomeu seeing it as a priority before he departs the club next year.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leonardo: Paris Saint-Germain thought about buying Leo Messi

Messi dropped a bombshell when he handed in a transfer request but the Barca captain and six-time Ballon d’Or champion will remain at Camp Nou for the 2020-21 season.
Finidi George says the scheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is bad news for most European teams.

Finidi George: Why Super Eagles lost to Italy at 1994 World Cup

Former Nigeria international Finidi George has revealed some of the reasons that led to the Super Eagles painful exit at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States.
Inter manager Antonio Conte has insisted that he does not feel that it is the right time to discuss his future as Inter boss following Inter’s Europa League final loss to Sevilla on Friday night.

Antonio Conte: Why Sevilla defeated Inter Milan in Europa League final

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal.
Bayern Munich director Oliver Kahn is demanding a revamp of UEFA's Financial Fair Play laws after Manchester City's successful appeal against their two season ban.

Bayern Munich director Oliver Kahn calls for FFP revamp after Manchester City appeal success

Bayern Munich director Oliver Kahn is demanding a revamp of UEFA's Financial Fair Play laws after Manchester City's successful appeal against their two season ban.
Ex-international, Jonathan Akpoborie, says Chinedu Obasi, who accused officials of demanding bribe from him prior to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, should be given a chance to present his case.

Jonathan Akpoborie: Don’t dismiss Chinedu Obasi’s bribery allegations

Ex-international, Jonathan Akpoborie, says Chinedu Obasi, who accused officials of demanding bribe from him prior to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, should be given a chance to present his case.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA releases possible dates for Champions League games

UEFA’s plan to complete the Champions League and Europa League continues. The plan says that they will be played throughout the month of August once the leagues are done in July.
Former Super Eagles midfielder Dickson Etuhu has been banned from all football in Sweden for five years after his involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

Former Super Eagles star gets five-year ban for match-fixing

Former Super Eagles midfielder Dickson Etuhu has been banned from all football in Sweden for five years after his involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

Dickson Etuhu not guilty of match-fixing

A Swedish court on Thursday found former English Premier League player Dickson Etuhu not guilty of attempting to fix the result of a match.

Ex-Super Eagles player Dickson Etuhu’s alleged match-fixing trial starts

Former Super Eagles player Dickson Etuhu goes on trial in a Swedish court on Thursday to face a charge of match-fixing, which he denies.

Dickson Etuhu charged with bribery in Sweden

Former Manchester City and Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu has been charged with bribery for alleged match fixing in Sweden.
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Juan Mata’s Common Goal charity celebrating one year anniversary

Common Goal has raised nearly $800,000 just a year after Manchester United star Juan Mata became the first professional footballer to pledge a portion of his wages to charity.

Bolton Wanderers sign ex-Super Eagles star Chinedu Obasi

English Championship side Bolton Wanderers have announced the signing of Chinedu Obasi on a short-term deal until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

Police quiz Dickson Etuhu over match-fixing scandal in Sweden

A former Premier League star is reported to be ‘at the centre’ of an investigation into alleged football match fixing which is fast becoming one of the biggest scandals ever to hit European football, The Mirror reports.

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Ronald Koeman is starting to feel “fed up” with the incessant speculation regarding his future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman turning a deaf ear to talk of Xavi or Mikel Arteta taking his place.

Barcelona boss: Copa del Rey final should not affect my future

Ronald Koeman has said he finds it “strange” that his future as Barcelona coach is being linked to the result of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.

Manchester City boss: Phil Foden will do his talking on the pitch

Pep Guardiola has backed Phil Foden to do his talking on the pitch after a contentious tweet was posted by his social media company aimed at Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.
Qatar is in talks with coronavirus vaccine makers to ensure all fans attending the 2022 World Cup in the country have been vaccinated, the foreign minister said Friday.

Qatar seeking virus jabs for all World Cup visitors

Qatar is in talks with coronavirus vaccine makers to ensure all fans attending the 2022 World Cup in the country have been vaccinated, the foreign minister said Friday.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

Garba Lawal: Kano Pillars should not expect too much from Ahmed Musa

Former Nigerian midfielder, Garba Lawal, has appealed to Kano Pillars not to expect too much from Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
Time is running out for Atletico Madrid to reboot their La Liga title challenge, even as they still sit top of the table with eight games left to play.

La Liga: Atletico Madrid need Eibar win to resuscitate title challenge

Time is running out for Atletico Madrid to reboot their La Liga title challenge, even as they still sit top of the table with eight games left to play.

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The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

PDP blasts popular preacher for berating Oyo governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo State chapter, has described comments credited to Sheikh Muhydeen Ajani Bello over the present PDP government under Governor Seyi Makinde as ‘uncharitable and unfair.’
US singer and actress Jennifer Lopez (R) and husband baseball player Alex Rodriguez arrive for the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez call off engagement

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are officially calling it quits weeks after attempting to work past issues. On Thursday morning, the two issued a joint statement shared exclusively with Today.
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Oyo kidnap: Hunters await government’s approval to rescue victims

The National President of Soludero Hunters Association of Nigeria, Oba Nureni Anabi, said he and his men are awaiting directives from the Oyo State government to go in search of the kidnap victims.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: Why Twitter picked Ghana for HQ over Nigeria

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alh Lai Mohammed, has said that the negative comments and reports Nigerians are making about the country led Twitter to make Ghana its headquarters in Africa rather than Nigeria.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Bauchi: Police nab kidnappers, cattle rustlers, bandits terrorising communities

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested suspected kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits for wreaking havoc on residents of Nabordo and Duguri in Toro and Alkaleri local government of the state.