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Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun made his first start for Wigan Athletic in their 2-2 away draw against Cardiff City in Saturday’s Championship game.

Wigan boss hails Leon Balogun for impressive showing at Cardiff

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has heaped plaudits on Leon Balogun following the towering centre-back impressive performance in the Latics 2-2 away draw at Cardiff City on Saturday.
In his first start of the season, Barcelona star Lionel Messi was removed at half-time against Villarreal on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi angry with Barcelona board over long-term future of the club

Lionel Messi has been left fuming by the Barcelona heirarchy over their management of the football club, and is worried about the long-term future of the Catalan team.
Always the lightning rod for controversy, Neymar Jr.’s arrival was highly anticipated. Last summer, he famously arrived after his teammates much to the chagrin of Leonardo but this time, Neymar showed up right on time and with a new blonde hairstyle.

Report: Neymar could choose Manchester United over Barcelona if he leaves Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar Jr. is under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2022 and by his own words, he’s happy in Paris for the first time. As always though, rumors regarding his future never go away.
Crystal Palace and West Ham are battling to sign the Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen.

West Ham ‘agree deal’ to sign sought-after Jarrod Bowen

West Ham have reportedly won the race for Jarrod Bowen, beating the likes of Crystal Palace and Newcastle to his signature.
Lionel Messi officially received the Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy and the Pichichi Trophy at Diario MARCA’s awards ceremonies today, which commemorated the 2018-19 La Liga season.

Lionel Messi receives another prestigious award for 2018-19 campaign

Lionel Messi officially received the Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy and the Pichichi Trophy at Diario MARCA’s awards ceremonies today, which commemorated the 2018-19 La Liga season.
Carlo Ancelotti

Guillem Balague: Carlo Ancelotti in not on Merseyside amid Everton links

Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti has arrived on Merseyside for talks with Everton as they search for Marco Silva’s permanent replacement, according to Sky Sports.
Deontay Wilder doesn’t think he and Anthony Joshua will ever do battle in the squared circle.

Deontay Wilder reveals why he will never fight Anthony Joshua in unification bout

Joshua regained his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles in Saudi Arabia with victory over Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday and once again there’s plenty of fan interest in AJ taking on Wilder, who holds the WBC world heavyweight title.
John Terry

John Terry slams claims he stopped Sergio Aguero moving to Chelsea

John Terry has shut down claims he may have played a role in stopping Sergio Aguero from joining Chelsea nearly a decade ago.
Rafael Benitez says unfulfilled promises from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley played a key role in his decision to quit the Premier League club for Chinese Super League team Dalian Yifang.

Rafa Benitez comments on Liverpool vs Manchester City title race

The Reds are unbeaten in the Premier League, having won 10 of the 11 matches this season. City are second in the table with 25 points, six points behind them.
Former Nigeria winger Victor Moses returned to action for Fenerbahce on Saturday in their Turkish Super Lig clash against Konyaspor.

Former Eagles star return from injury lay off to feature in Fenerbahce’s win over...

Former Nigeria winger Victor Moses returned to action for Fenerbahce on Saturday in their Turkish Super Lig clash against Konyaspor.
Football fans have hailed the performance of Joe Aribo in Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Brazil in Sunday’s international friendly in Singapore.

Joe Aribo hailed after brilliant goal against Brazil

Scottish Rangers’ first team coach Michael Beale has hailed midfielder Joe Aribo after he scored Nigeria’s goal against Brazil in the 1-1 draw international friendly match played yesterday at the Singapore National Stadium.
Raheem Sterling

Real Madrid weighing up summer move for Raheem Sterling

Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a summer bid for Raheem Sterling after meeting with his representatives earlier this year.
Nigeria Internationals Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem were on parade for Leganes in their 1-1 draw with Valencia in Sunday’s La Liga game at the Mestalla Stadium.

Kenneth Omeruo, Chigozie Awaziem help Leganes claim first point of the season

Nigeria Internationals Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem were on parade for Leganes in their 1-1 draw with Valencia in Sunday’s La Liga game at the Mestalla Stadium.
Four days after scoring on his Nigeria debut, Joe Aribo grabbed an assist as Rangers fought back to defeat Livingston 3-1 in Saturday's Scottish Premiership encounter.

Joe Aribo grabs assist in Rangers comeback win over Livingston

Four days after scoring on his Nigeria debut, Joe Aribo grabbed an assist as Rangers fought back to defeat Livingston 3-1 in Saturday's Scottish Premiership encounter.g
Inaki Williams has confirmed that Manchester United made contact with him over the summer before he opted to sign a new contract with Athletic Club.

Inaki Williams: Manchester United made contact with me before I signed new Athletic deal

Inaki Williams has confirmed that Manchester United made contact with him over the summer before he opted to sign a new contract with Athletic Club.
Nigeria emerged the overall winner in Athletics event at the 2019 Africa Games with a total of 23 medals (10 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze) after winning gold in Women’s 4x400m, Women’s Shot Put; silver in Men’s 200m on the final day of the Track and Field event on Friday.

African Games: Nigeria top in athletics, win gold in 4x400m

Nigeria emerged the overall winner in Athletics event at the 2019 Africa Games with a total of 23 medals (10 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze) after winning gold in Women’s 4x400m, Women’s Shot Put; silver in Men’s 200m on the final day of the Track and Field event on Friday.

African Games: Team Nigeria overtakes Morocco on medals table

Team Nigeria has moved up to the third spot on the overall medals’ table at the ongoing African Games in Morocco after adding more medals to its total haul on Wednesday.

Ernesto Valverde insists Neymar rumours ‘do not affect Barcelona’

Ernesto Valverde insists the rumours of Neymar potentially returning to Barcelona have not affected his squad.

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