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Striker Victor Mbaoma will miss Enyimba’s CAF Champions League match against Al Merrikh due to an ankle injury.

Victor Mbaoma ruled out of Enyimba clash with Al Merrikh

Striker Victor Mbaoma will miss Enyimba’s CAF Champions League match against Al Merrikh due to an ankle injury.
Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain say an initial assessment of key forward Neymar’s ankle injury has been “reassuring”.

PSG confirm Neymar’s ankle injury

The Brazilian striker was stretched off in Sunday’s loss to Olympique Lyonnais, with the Paris side saying on Monday that he had sprained his left ankle, adding that further examinations will be carried out in the next 48 hours.
Al Ahly forward Junior Ajayi is set to miss three months of action with an ankle injury, the club has confirmed.

Junior Ajayi ruled out for three months with ankle injury

“[Junior] Ajayi will be absent for a long period of time that could extend to three months, due to the injury,” the club’s director of football Abdel-Hafiz told Al Ahly’s channel.
Real Madrid's record signing Eden Hazard has had a hard time in Spain ever since he moved from Chelsea for £89 million in 2019.

Thomas Vermaelen: Real Madrid will see the best of Eden Hazard soon

The Belgium international has been blighted by ankle and leg problems since joining the Spanish giants from Chelsea nearly 18 months ago. Last season he started just 14 games in La Liga, playing a minor role as Madrid won the title in his first campaign at the club.
Great news for Real Madrid at the last minute. Both Eden Hazard and Éder Militao have tested negative in the latest COVID-19 test and could face Villarreal and Inter Milan.

Zinedine Zidane: Eden Hazard is having tough time at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has acknowledged Eden Hazard is experiencing a "hard time" but insists Real Madrid will do everything they can to help their record signing.
President-elect Joe Biden slipped and twisted his ankle while playing with his dog, Major, on Saturday, and his doctor said a CT scan indicated that he has hairline fractures in the mid-foot area.

Joe Biden sprains ankle while walking dog

US President-elect Joe Biden sprained his ankle while playing with one of his dogs over the holiday weekend, resulting in hairline fractures in his foot.
Real Madrid and Belgian forward Eden Hazard had a surgery on his injured right ankle in the United States on Thursday.

Eden Hazard suffers fresh injury setback

The Belgian star appeared to have finally got back to full fitness and put in a strong performance against Inter on Wednesday night, but that progress has been halted once more. Hazard started for Los Blancos against Alaves on Saturday evening, but he had to come off on the half-hour mark with another fitness issue.
First-half goals from Arthur and Richarlison helped Brazil to a 2-0 win over Uruguay, who had Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani sent off in their 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

Brazil beat Uruguay as Edinson Cavani sent off

First-half goals from Arthur and Richarlison helped Brazil to a 2-0 win over Uruguay, who had Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani sent off in their 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Premier League champions, Liverpool, are set to make another move for Bournemouth’s fullback, Lloyd Kelly.

​Liverpool show more interest in Bournemouth fullback Lloyd Kelly

Premier League champions, Liverpool, are set to make another move for Bournemouth’s fullback, Lloyd Kelly.
Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe reacts after sustaining an injury, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). REUTERS-Christian Hartmann

Kylian Mbappe to miss Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash with Atalanta due to ankle...

The forward suffered a nasty tackle in the first half of PSG's Coupe de la Ligue final victory over Saint-Etienne on Friday night, and took part in the trophy celebrations after the 1-0 win while on crutches.
Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe reacts after sustaining an injury, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). REUTERS-Christian Hartmann

Paris Saint-Germain provide Kylian Mbappé injury update

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Kylian Mbappé suffered a sprained ankle during Friday’s Coupe de France final.
Real Madrid could win La Liga on Monday after a routine 2-0 win over Alaves on Friday put them within touching distance of the title.

Real Madrid in sight of title after beating Alaves

Real Madrid could win La Liga on Monday after a routine 2-0 win over Alaves on Friday put them within touching distance of the title.
Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane says he’s satisfied and delighted with contributions of winger Eden Hazard in Real Madrid resounding victory over Eibar on Sunday.

Real Madrid boss lauds Eden Hazard impact on victory over Eibar

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he’s satisfied and delighted with contributions of winger Eden Hazard in Real Madrid resounding victory over Eibar on Sunday.
Two-time Olympic 800-meter champion David Rudisha underwent surgery on his left ankle on Thursday after fracturing it while walking on uneven ground at his home in Kilgoris in rural Narok County, Kenya, last week.

Kenya’s star athlete ruled out for months after surgery

Two-time Olympic 800-meter champion David Rudisha underwent surgery on his left ankle on Thursday after fracturing it while walking on uneven ground at his home in Kilgoris in rural Narok County, Kenya, last week.
Manchester United Paul Pogba

Manchester United make fresh contract decision on Paul Pogba – report

Manchester United have opted against triggering the one-year extension clause in Paul Pogba’s contract despite the fact that his current deal expires at the end of next season.
Paul Pogba faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Manchester United's clash with Arsenal after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury.

Mathias Pogba: Everyone knows that Paul wants to leave Manchester United

Pogba's brother Mathias has now added fuel to the ongoing transfer rumours surrounding his brother, telling El Chiringuito TV: "Everyone knows that Paul wants to leave Manchester United, he wants to play Champions League football and win titles.”
Manchester United have rediscovered a spark and the return of Paul Pogba can see them take the “next step” as the Frenchman has the ability to “unlock the door”, says Ryan Giggs.

Paul Pogba on road to recovery after successful ankle surgery

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba isn’t letting his latest setback get him down by getting straight back to business following his ankle surgery.
Jesus Vallejo will return to Real Madrid this month with Wolves due to cut short his loan.

Wolves defender set to return to Real Madrid

Jesus Vallejo will return to Real Madrid this month with Wolves due to cut short his loan.
Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba is the only world-class player at Manchester United right now and is adamant he has Ballon d'Or potential.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United in full support of Paul Pogba surgery

Manchester United were in full support of the decision that led to Paul Pogba undergoing ankle surgery, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.

Roy Hodgson doubts Jurgen Klopp’s injury claims ahead Selhurst clash

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has given his own take on Liverpool’s injuries to Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah.
China’s forward Wei Shihao battles for the ball during the match between South Korea and China at the EAFF E-1 football championship in Tokyo on December 2017. Photo- AFP

Chinese international faces sack after ‘evil behaviour’

China footballer Wei Shihao has been suspended for a month and could be sacked by his club Guangzhou Evergrande for a “malicious” foul in the loss to Uzbekistan, reports said on Tuesday.
Gareth Bale Real Madrid

Ryan Giggs: Gareth Bale tough enough to deal with Real Madrid boo-boys

Ryan Giggs has backed star man Gareth Bale to shine for Wales despite his problems at Real Madrid, where he has been targeted by disgruntled fans.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kidnap family of eight, four others in Kaduna

The latest attack comes barely 48 hours after bandits attacked Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic also in Zaria, kidnapping eight students and two lecturers, as well as shooting another student to death.
Afrobeat singer Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has received his Grammy award plaque. The afrobeat singer’s ‘Twice as Tall Album’ won Best Global Music album at the 63rd Grammy Awards, held in March in Los Angeles.

Burna Boy receives Grammy award plaque

The singer took to his Instagram page @burnaboygram to announce that he had received the plaque, as he posted photos and a video clip of himself with the plaque.
“We can’t tell (French, Polish, Hungarian and European) citizens that (we) can have financial solidarity in Europe and not care how the basic rules of democracy, free media and equal rights are respected,’’ Clement Beaune said in an interview.

French minister: Brexit tensions are a test for Europe

French European Affairs junior minister Clement Beaune said on Monday that current tensions over Brexit between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government and the European Union were “a test” for Europe.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole: Not completing my tenure as national chairman of APC no big deal

The immediate past governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that it does not matter that he did not complete his tenure as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Delta: Police kill ‘armed robber’, arrest 12 ‘cultists’

The police in Delta State have killed a suspected armed robber in a crossfire, arrested 12 suspected cultists and recovered 138 rounds of AK-47 live ammunitions, one AK-47 Magazine, one Baretta pistol and a knife from a fleeing armed robbery suspect.