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Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Liverpool are ready to test Anderlecht's resolve for Jeremy Doku before the market shuts.

Liverpool plan bid for Anderlecht superkid Jeremy Doku

Liverpool are ready to test Anderlecht's resolve for Jeremy Doku before the market shuts.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised his players for celebrating Andreas Christensen’s red card.

Jurgen Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card

Chelsea defender Christensen was dismissed just before half time for hauling down Sadio Mane. Although he was initially given a yellow card, Christensen was sent off after referee Paul Tierney consulted the pitchside monitor.
Nicolas Anelka has played for some of the most recognisable names in European football management over the last 25 years, but two stand out as his best managers- Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce.

Nicolas Anelka: Chelsea can be champions of England

Former Chelsea star, Nicolas Anelka, says Chelsea have a ‘great chance’ of becoming champions of England considering their latest signings.
Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Callum Wilson from AFC Bournemouth.

Callum Wilson joins Newcastle on four-year deal

Newcastle have confirmed the signing of striker Callum Wilson from Bournemouth.
Nigeria international Moses Simon has revealed that it took him time before he could adapt to life in Europe, Sportinglife.ng reports.

Super Eagles star provides boreholes for Benue community

Nantes winger Moses Simon has come to the aid of Obagaji Agatu community, local government area of Benue State by donating boreholes.
Coach Gbenga Ogunbote has confirmed discussion is ongoing with Sunshine stars and a possible return to the club he twice led to the semi-final of CAF inter-club competitions in 2011 and 2012 respectively which will bring an end to his stint at Lobi stars

Gbenga Ogunbote confirms Lobi Stars exit

Coach Gbenga Ogunbote has confirmed discussion is ongoing with Sunshine stars and a possible return to the club he twice led to the semi-final of CAF inter-club competitions in 2011 and 2012 respectively which will bring an end to his stint at Lobi stars.
Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers is in line to make his official debut for Belgian KRC Genk against Zulte Waregem this weekend.

Cyriel Dessers hails Genk partnership with Paul Onuachu

Super Eagles new boy Cyriel Dessers says he’s delighted to be in the same squad with compatriot Paul Onuachu.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF send birthday wishes to Ex-Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo at 51

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo who clocked 51 on Monday.
Moses Simon is among the nominees for Nantes' Player of the Month award for February.

Moses Simon dreams of Chelsea move

Moses Simon has ambitions of playing in the Premier League and would welcome the chance to represent Chelsea in the future.
Nigeria legend Sunday Oliseh has opened up on his experience with the Super Eagles which spanned nine years.

Sunday Oliseh: I started funding Nigeria national team in 1996

Nigeria legend Sunday Oliseh has opened up on his experience with the Super Eagles which spanned nine years.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has reacted for the first time after his contract termination by Trabzonspor over coronavirus comment.

Henry Nwosu: Mikel Obi the greatest Nigerian to play in Premier League

Former Nigeria international Henry Nwosu has picked John Obi Mikel as the greatest Nigerian player in the Premier League ever.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
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Premier League not following FIFA advice for handling racism

Tottenham has asked the Premier League to clarify the procedures it follows in the wake of the fallout from Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reporting being subjected to monkey noises from the home fans in Sunday’s London derby.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Former Chelsea defender calls for change of style in NFF

Former Super Eagles, Chelsea and Newcastle defender Celestine Babayaro is calling for a drastic change to the scheme of things in Nigerian football.
Delta Sports Commission boss, Tonobok Okowa has confirmed that the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba will host another game of the Super Eagles in June during the next FIFA free window for international friendly games.

AFCON: Super Eagles defender promises memorable performance

Super Eagles and SC Padeborn 07 of Germany left back Jamilu Collins has vowed to put in his best performances ever if he eventually makes the final Super Eagles squad that would represent the country in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Egypt as from June 21st this year.
The UEFA Champions League football cup is displayed prior to the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

European Leagues critical of proposed Champions League reforms

The European Leagues has said plans to revamp the Champions League should be started from scratch as the current proposals only benefit "a few rich and dominant clubs".
Jordi Alba's mistakes resulted in Liverpool's first two goals in their Champions League win over Barcelona. AP Photo-Dave Thompson

Liverpool beat Barcelona and the greatest Champions League comebacks in history

Sensational comebacks are increasingly a staple of the modern Champions League and Liverpool arguably topped them all on Tuesday.

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INEC: NIN not a precondition for prospective voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday dismissed speculations that the National Identity Number (NIN) was a prerequisite for registration by prospective voters, saying there was nowhere in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where such a condition was stipulated.
DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

Delta government approves Kwale industrial park

Delta State Government held its first Executive Council (EXCO) meeting of the year at Government House, Asaba, weekend, announcing the approval of key infrastructural projects, including the full establishment of the Kwale Industrial Park in Ndokwa West.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Sunday Igboho: Why Ibarapa residents rejected Fulani herders

Yoruba freedom fighter, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho, who issued a seven-day eviction notice to Fulani herders that had been terrorising residents of Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State has said the threat of arrest can never be used to intimidate him.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor, PDP leaders fighting over sharing formula for positions – APC

Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Edo State, Col. David Imuse (Rtd) said Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government is unexplainably slow because of hidden conflict.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to the French Bakery and Pastry Federation members next to the traditional epiphany cake, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France January 13, 2021. Francois Mori-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

France to tighten legislation on incest – president

France will tighten its laws on incest, President Emmanuel Macron said in a series of tweets on Saturday, after publication of a book accusing a top French political commentator of abusing his stepson sparked outrage across the country.