Home Topics BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Alex Iwobi has dismissed reports linking him with an Arsenal exit by claiming he wants the Gunners to sign 'world-class' players.

Alex Iwobi focuses on Arsenal after Afcon bronze feat with Super Eagles

Alex Iwobi has already turned his attention to club matters after helping Nigeria to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Sepp Blatter: FIFA’s move on CAF ‘colonialist’, illegal

Former president Sepp Blatter has said the decision to appoint secretary general Fatma Samoura as the ‘Fifa General Delegate for Africa’ is colonialist and flouts Fifa rules.
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad

Report: CAF president pays self for same days in different countries

The decision to appoint Senegalese Fatma Samoura as a General Delegate to CAF is unprecedented in the 115-year history of FIFA, which has never had recourse before to help guide the administration of a confederation.
Germany send Super Falcons packing from 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after 3-0 win on Saturday evening encounter at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. 68

NFF to make final decision on Gernot Rohr’s future as Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will make a final decision on Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach after the team's defeat to Algeria in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final on Sunday.
David Luiz has saluted the leadership qualities of Frank Lampard, while talking up Chelsea’s desire to secure more major silverware in the 2019-20 campaign.

Frank Lampard hints at loan deal for Ethan Ampadu

Ampadu has not joined the Premier League club’s pre-season tour of Japan in anticipation of a move.
Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel for Arsenal's pre-season tour of the USA, the Gunners have confirmed.

Olivier Giroud: Laurent Koscielny ‘very hurt’ by unfortunate Arsenal exit saga

Laurent Koscielny may have gone AWOL at Arsenal in an effort to force a move away from the club, but former Gunners striker Olivier Giroud says his fellow Frenchman is “very hurt” by the unfortunate episode.

Afcon: Alex Iwobi speaks on Nigeria, Algeria semi-final match

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi says Nigeria will approach tomorrow’s semi-final match against the Desert Foxes of Algeria with caution.
Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel says that his return to international football was in accord with the discussion he had with coach Gernot Rohr, in which they agreed that he would only come back when he feels he is ready to give his very best again.

Mikel Obi: This is my last Afcon

Captain John Mikel Obi has vowed to make his last Africa Cup of Nations one to remember for Nigeria and believes his presence in the squad could be a crucial factor in their bid for success.
Syli Nationale star Naby Keita has called on his teammates to put their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Nigeria behind to focus on their last group match against Burundi with the aim of winning.

Afcon: Guinea’s Naby Keita flies back to Liverpool for treatment

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita has left the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and flew back to Liverpool to be assessed by doctors at the Premier League club.
Serie A giant Torino complete €10m deal for Super Eagles full-back Ola Aina on a permanent basis from Chelsea after club president Urbano Cairo has confirmed.

Ola Aina proud to play for Nigeria

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina is happy to star for Nigeria at the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane and Malaga midfielder Alfred N’diaye are yet to arrive Senegal’s training camp in Saly.

Suspended Sadio Mane to miss Senegal‘s AFCON opener

Sadio Mane will miss Senegal’s opening Africa Cup of Nations fixture against Tanzania due to a suspension, according to Teranga Lions coach Aliou Cisse.
Kenneth Omeruo at CD Leganes

Kenneth Omeruo eager to seal Leganes permanent switch from Chelsea

Kenneth Omeruo is likely to stay put at Spanish La Liga club, CD Leganes, where he played on loan from parent club Chelsea during the recently-concluded 2018/19 season.
Spanish police have revealed that Jose Antonio Reyes's car was speeding at more than 220kmph (136mph) and that they believe that was the main cause of the crash that resulted in the death of the former Sevilla and Arsenal winger.

Spanish police confirm Jose Antonio Reyes’s car was speeding at more than 136mph

Spanish police have revealed that Jose Antonio Reyes's car was speeding at "more than 220kmph" (136mph) and that they believe that was the "main" cause of the crash that resulted in the death of the former Sevilla and Arsenal winger.

Wilfried Bony targets Premier League return after Swansea City exit

Wilfried Bony has said that he is interested in returning to the Premier League ahead of the 2018-19 season following his fine loan spell in Qatar.
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger: Europa League final being in Baku is ‘a nightmare’

The Europa League final being held in Baku is "a nightmare" for Arsenal and Chelsea fans, according to Arsene Wenger.
Robin van Persie is “sorry” if his move to Manchester United angered Arsenal, but claims to have no regrets at having swapped Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford.

Robin van Persie ‘sorry’ if Manchester United move angered Arsenal fans

Robin van Persie is “sorry” if his move to Manchester United angered Arsenal, but claims to have no regrets at having swapped Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale

Ramon Calderon: Impossible for Gareth Bale to remain at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale’s ongoing struggles at Real Madrid have made it “impossible” for him to remain at the club, claims former Blancos president Ramon Calderon.

Coaches salaries: Why sponsors are withholding funds – NFF

Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, officials have blamed its failure to settle coaches’ salary on the seeming unwillingness by sponsors to commit resources to the federation, because of negative reports and interference from government.

Recent Stories

Ini Umotong scored a goal as Brighton thrashed Crystal Palace 5-1 to launch their preseason training activities in style.

Ini Umotong scores as Brighton thrash Crystal Palace in preseason opener

Ini Umotong scored a goal as Brighton thrashed Crystal Palace 5-1 to launch their preseason training activities in style.

Presidential panel summons NNPC boss over ExxonMobil underpayment

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property has summoned the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, over alleged $1.8bn owed the Federal Government by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (ExxonMobil).
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Troops kill 132 bandits, arrest 25 others

The Defence Headquarters yesterday said its operations launched to wipe out banditry, kidnapping and robbery in the North West part of the country have killed 132 armed bandits, recovered 39 firearms and 2,437 rounds of ammunitions between May and July.

Central bank chief defends planned restriction of forex for milk importation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday confirmed that its planned policy to restrict allocation of foreign exchange (FOREX) for milk importation and other diary products into the country will soon become effective.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa government employs fresh 904 workers

Bayelsa State government said it has formalised the employment of 904 casual staff in the various ministries, departments and agencies in the state.