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Jim Nwobodo commends Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for ‘restoring Rangers’ dignity’

A former Governor of old Anambra State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jim Nwobodo, has applauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his commitment and contributions to the remarkable feats recorded by the Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, in lifting the 2015/2016 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) trophy and 2018 AITEO Cup after 32 years and 35 years, respectively.
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho awaits kick off in the Champions League group H football match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 23, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Chris Sutton: Jose Mourinho ‘behaving like a big baby’

Jose Mourinho has behaved “like a big baby” and Manchester United will only improve under a different manager, says Premier League winner Chris Sutton.
David Luiz says Maurizio Sarri has improved Chelsea since taking over as head coach

David Luiz: Maurizio Sarri key to Chelsea’s flying start

David Luiz has praised "great human" Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea continued their flying start to the Premier League season with a dominant win at Burnley.
Thiago Alcantara

Bayern Munich close gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund with victory at Mainz

Champions Bayern Munich cut the gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund but were far from impressive in their 2-1 victory at Mainz on Saturday as they made it three wins in three matches in all competitions following their early-season dip in form.

2019: BankyW, Falz, others lead #VoteYourFuture campaign

Nigerian celebrities, Banky W, Falz, Ebuka, Bisola and other personalities, stormed Abuja for the official launch of the #VoteYourFuture campaign, hosted by ONE.
Jose-Mourinho

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho wants to ‘see out’ contract at club

Jose Mourinho says he is "happy" at Manchester United and wants to "see out" his contract at the club after being linked with a return to Real Madrid.
Manchester City

Manchester City back on top of table after 5-0 crushing of Burnley

Champions Manchester City took over sole control at the top of the Premier League with an easy 5-0 win over Burnley, a seventh win from their opening nine games.

Bruna Marquezine confirms split with boyfriend Neymar

Brazilian actress and model Bruna Marquezine has confirmed that she and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar have ended their relationship.
Bruce Buck

Bruce Buck: Financial fair play has ended small clubs’ Premier League dreams

Financial fair play rules have killed off the dreams of small clubs hoping to win the biggest prizes in English football, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said on Thursday.
Nigeria’s national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, on Wednesday in Spain escaped with the narrowest margin of one point to book their place in the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup.24

D’Tigress now 19th on FIBA world ranking

Nigeria’s D’Tigress, the reigning African champions, had the biggest move up on the FIBA World Ranking Women of any team, climbing a massive 15 places, from 34th to 19th in the latest listing.

Mark Hughes: Chelsea will always be Premier League challengers

Southampton boss Mark Hughes is convinced his old club Chelsea are genuine contenders for the Premier League title this season.
Andrea Agnelli

Juventus’ Andrea Agnelli wants fresh faces after Giuseppe Marotta’s exit

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said Monday that a younger wave of management will take over the Italian champions after the surprise exit of chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.
Sergio Busquets . Getty Images

Sergio Busquets extends Barcelona contract until 2023

The contract extension for the 30-year-old, 2010 world champion and Euro 2012 winner, follows similar deals for Lionel Messi, who has signed on until 2021, Sergi Roberto (2022), goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen (2022) and Samuel Umtiti (2023)
Edinson Cavani

Thomas Tuchel: No problem with Edinson Cavani

Thomas Tuchel has explained Edinson Cavani's withdrawal in Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League defeat to Liverpool was purely tactical, dismissing suggestions of a rift between coach and player.
Bryan Idowu (left) training with Lokomotiv Moscow

Bryan Idowu blames nervous start for Galatasaray defeat

Bryan Idowu has blamed a nervous start by Lokomotiv Moscow for a 3-0 pounding at Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League.
Atletico Madrid celebrate after beating their bitter rivals to Super Cup glory - Agence France-Presse

Spanish La Liga moves into post-Cristiano Ronaldo era as Atletico Madrid threaten Real Madrid,...

The Spanish season kicks off this weekend with La Liga entering a new era following the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta, and with Atletico Madrid posing a huge threat to the big two.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Six new signings to watch in Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus has injected an air of expectation into the Italian championship not felt in decades while spending has smashed the one billion euro mark with more than a day still to go before the transfer window closes.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus fans await first glimpse of megastar Ronaldo

Juventus fans will get their first look at superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in the famous black and white stripes when he makes his debut on Sunday in an intimate alpine setting.

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Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Gernot Rohr accomplishes ‘second target’ after Afcon qualification

Gernot Rohr was able to stamp 'mission accomplished' on the second chapter of his managerial reign as Nigeria qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations since winning the tournament in 2013.
Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11-14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa-5

Super Eagles arrive Asaba from South Africa

Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11:14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to speak at leadership conference in Lagos

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, will deliver the keynote speech at Women in Successful Careers, (WISCAR) 2018 annual leadership and mentoring conference.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic sets up ATP Finals title clash with Alexander Zverev

Novak Djokovic produced a masterclass on Saturday to crush Kevin Anderson and set up a title decider at the ATP Finals against Alexander Zverev, who ousted Roger Federer after a bizarre incident involving a ball boy.
Portugal's Rui Patricio and Jose Fonte celebrate after the match. REUTERS-Alessandro Garofalo

Portugal hold off Italy to reach Nations League semi-finals

European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals on Saturday after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro.