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Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has explained his reason for handing Samuel Kalu a starting berth in the the club’s 1-0 away win against Stade Rennes on Friday.

Samuel Kalu scores, John Boye bags assist as Metz secure victory over Bordeaux

Samuel Kalu found the back of the net while John Boye provided an assist as Metz secured a 2-1 victory over Bordeaux in Saturday’s Ligue 1 game.
Fulham boss Scott Parker believes Josh Maja will make it tough for Aleksandar Mitrovic to win back his place.

Fulham boss: Josh Maja will make it tough for Aleksandar Mitrovic to win back...

Fulham boss Scott Parker believes Josh Maja will make it tough for Aleksandar Mitrovic to win back his place.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles boss expresses concern over performance of defenders

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that he’s worried about the performance of Nigerian defenders in Europe ahead of the team’s crucial 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin and Lesotho.
Fulham’s Josh Maja scores his side’s second goal. Jason Cairnduff-AP

Josh Maja says Everton win great for Fulham

Josh Maja, who has been described as “fantastic” by the boss, has said a 2-0 win at Everton will boost the confidence of struggling Fulham as they fight to stay up in the Premier League.
2. Samuel Kalu was in action and helped Bordeaux to a 2-1 home win against Angers, in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Bordeaux boss: Samuel Kalu gradually restoring his confidence

Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset believes Samuel Kalu is gradually getting back his confidence following his impressive showings against Lyon.
Bordeaux have confirmed the signing of Jean-Michael Seri on loan from Fulham for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.

Bordeaux sign Fulham’s Jean-Michael Seri on loan

Bordeaux have confirmed the signing of Jean-Michael Seri on loan from Fulham for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
According to reports from The Mirror, Manchester United are plotting a summer move to sign centre-back Jules Kounde.

Report: Manchester United eye move for Jules Kounde

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bolster the United defence in the summer transfer window and has earmarked the 22-year-old French centre-back his first-choice transfer target.
Leo Dubois struck deep into added time on Friday to give Lyon a 2-1 home victory over Bordeaux and first place in Ligue 1.

‘Shot from pool table’ lifts Lyon to top of Ligue 1

Leo Dubois struck deep into added time on Friday to give Lyon a 2-1 home victory over Bordeaux and first place in Ligue 1.
Barcelona are enduring their worst run of form in 33 years.

Barcelona financial report reveals €1.2 billion in debt

The club's biggest area of spending is its wage bill, an area of spending that represents 74 per cent of the club's income. It's a situation that, according to sources consulted by Goal, is quite worrying at the club, which has led to the negotiations to defer salaries since the outbreak of the pandemic.
2. Samuel Kalu was in action and helped Bordeaux to a 2-1 home win against Angers, in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Ligue 1: Samuel Kalu helps Bordeaux overcome Angers

Samuel Kalu was in action and helped Bordeaux to a 2-1 home win against Angers, in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.
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Gernot Rohr: Clubs must give young players chance to excel

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr says it is important for clubs to give young players the opportunity to fully integrate and make impact at the highest level.
Chelsea are reportedly keeping close tabs on Monaco defensive midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni despite the ongoing certainty surrounding Frank Lampard’s managerial future.

Chelsea interested in Ligue 1 star despite Frank Lampard concerns

Chelsea are reportedly keeping close tabs on Monaco defensive midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni despite the ongoing certainty surrounding Frank Lampard’s managerial future.
Samuel Kalu had a frustrating afternoon at the Matmut Atlantique as Bordeaux bowed to a 1-0 loss against Saint-Etienne, after a late goal from Gabon's Denis Bouanga.

Samuel Kalu makes long-awaited return for Bordeaux

Super Eagles winger Samuel Kalu made his return for Girondins Bordeaux in a 0-0 away draw to Metz on Wednesday.
Laurent Blanc

Laurent Blanc named new Al-Rayyan manager

Laurent Blanc returns to management 4 years later. He hadn't managed since he left PSG, and now, he will try his luck at Al-Rayyan in Qatar. 4 years after leaving PSG, Laurent Blanc will return...
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

PSG wait on Neymar return ahead of Lille showdown

Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to have Neymar back in time for their top-of-the-table clash at Lille on Sunday, as the Brazil superstar looks to have recovered quicker than expected from what looked like a bad ankle injury.
Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has confirmed that Nigeria international Samuel Kalu has been ruled out of action until 2021, following a relapse in his injury.

Samuel Kalu ruled out until 2021

Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has confirmed that Nigeria international Samuel Kalu has been ruled out of action until 2021, following a relapse in his injury.
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.

Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu ruled out until 2021 with injury

The Super Eagles attacker was training to return to action last week when he suffered another setback on the quadriceps of his right thigh.
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Lille beat Monaco to keep pressure on PSG

Yusuf Yazici scored what proved to be the winner as Lille beat fellow title hopefuls Monaco 2-1 on Sunday to retake second place in Ligue 1 and increase the pressure on leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has explained his reason for handing Samuel Kalu a starting berth in the the club’s 1-0 away win against Stade Rennes on Friday.

Ligue 1: Samuel Kalu doubtful for Bordeaux vs Brest clash

Samuel Kalu is doubtful for Girondis Bordeaux’s home clash against Brest at the Stade Mahmut-Atlantique on Sunday.
PSG star Neymar was very self-critical after the Parisian side's two-goal draw with Bordeaux and called for maximum concentration ahead of the vital Champions League match against Manchester United.

Neymar: PSG game vs Manchester United will be decisive

PSG star Neymar was very self-critical after the Parisian side's two-goal draw with Bordeaux and called for maximum concentration ahead of the vital Champions League match against Manchester United.
Thomas Tuchel says he understands criticism of Paris Saint-Germain but dismissed its credibility when coming from fans and journalists watching from a sofa.

Thomas Tuchel defends outburst following Champions League win

Thomas Tuchel says he "understands" criticism of Paris Saint-Germain but dismissed its credibility when coming from fans and journalists watching from a "sofa".
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.

Samuel Kalu returns to Bordeaux training ahead PSG clash

Girondis Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu returns to training on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s highly anticipated Ligue 1 clash against champions Paris Saint-Germain

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A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra.

Charles Udeogaranya: Ndigbo Republic may emerge if South-East fails to produce president in 2023

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