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Nigeria set for West Africa Triathlon Championship

Three athletes will represent Nigeria at the maiden edition of the West Africa Triathlon championship, which will take place in Accra, Ghana from November 9 – 11.
Ola Aina

Ola Aina: My time at Torino has improved me as a player

Nigerian defender Ola Aina says his time with Serie A club Torino has improved him as a player.

Man United’s Matic explains why he won’t wear poppy

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says he cannot wear a red poppy to remember Britain’s war dead because it reminds him of the trauma of a NATO bombing campaign on his home country when he was a young child.
South Africa

AFCON: South Africa face injury crisis ahead Super Eagles clash

Bafana Bafana of South Africa face a major injury crisis ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria with several of their top stars doubtful for the clash due to fitness concern.
Kamohelo Mokotjo

South Africa’s Kamohelo Mokotjo ruled out of Super Eagles clash

South Africa midfielder, Kamohelo Mokotjo, has been ruled of his country’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria due to injury.
Chelsea Mason Mount

Chelsea’s Mason Mount wants first-team future at Stamford Bridge

Mason Mount has told ESPN that he wants to play for Chelsea next season and hopes to emulate his current Derby manager Frank Lampard's achievements at the club.
Derby County's English defender Jayden Bogle (L) vies with Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian during the English League Cup football match between Chelsea and Derby County at Stamford Bridge in London on Octopber 31, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)/

Chelsea beat Frank Lampard’s Derby in League Cup halloween thriller

Chelsea dumped Frank Lampard's Derby out of the League Cup on Wednesday despite a valiant effort by the Championship side to battle back from a defensive Halloween horror show.
Leicester City Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Nigel Pearson: No better boss than tragic Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said he "could not have wished for a better boss" than late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Frank Lampard was appointed manager at Derby County in May.

Derby County boss Frank Lampard set for ‘special’ Chelsea return in Carabao Cup

Derby County's Carabao Cup tie against Chelsea will be a "special occasion" for boss Frank Lampard, who spent 13 years at Stamford Bridge as a player.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 22, 2016 Leicester City's Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha watches during the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Leicester City and Club Brugge at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 22, 2016. A helicopter belonging to Thai tycoon Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed on October 27, 2018 near the stadium of his UK football club Leicester City. The identities of the pilot and any passengers on board have not yet been confirmed. It is also not yet known if anyone on the ground was injured. Paul ELLIS / AFP

Fears for Leicester City’s Thai chairman after helicopter crash

Leicester City's charismatic Thai chairman was the subject of growing concerns on Sunday after a helicopter belonging to the billionaire crashed and burst into flames in the stadium carpark shortly after taking off from the club's pitch.
Chelsea's Ola Aina

Super Eagles’ Ola Aina eager to star in Bafana Bafana match

Nigeria defender, Ola Aina, is looking forward to facing the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the magnificient FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, next month in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Oghenekaro Peter Etebo

Injury knocks out Oghenekaro Etebo from Stoke City clash tonight

Oghenekaro Etebo will miss Stoke City’s English Championship clash at Sheffield United today as he is nursing a hamstring injury.

Makurdi stadium wears new look ahead of CAF Champions League

The Manager of Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Emmanuel Jigi, has disclosed that the Stadium would be ready in good time for use by Lobi Stars Football club of Makurdi for their next year’s continental engagement.
John Terry

Ola Aina backs John Terry to be a big success at Aston Villa

Nigeria international Ola Aina has backed his former Chelsea teammate John Terry to be a big success at Aston Villa after being appointed assistant coach at the Championship side.

UEFA increases women’s football funding by 50 per cent

UEFA has announced it will increase the amount of funding it supplies towards women’s soccer in a bid to continue its rise in popularity.
U.S. earns spot in Women's World Cup with dominating 6-0 win over Jamaica

US to defend Women’s World Cup title after securing qualification

The World champions, the U.S. will have a chance to defend their title at the 2019 Women’s World Cup after a 6-0 win over Jamaica in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Championship on Sunday sealed their qualification.
John Terry

Danny Higginbotham: John Terry will link Aston Villa players and manager

The respect John Terry earned from the players during his season at Aston Villa will be key in his new role at the club, says Danny Higginbotham.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Championship Play Off Semi Final Second Leg - Aston Villa v Middlesbrough - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - May 15, 2018 Aston Villa's John Terry celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes/File Photo

Aston Villa appoint Dean Smith, John Terry as new coaches

Former England captain John Terry took his first steps into coaching on Wednesday when he was named as right-hand man to new Aston Villa boss Dean Smith.

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EU ‘no-deal’ Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

The EU published contingency plans for a “no-deal” Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.

INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
Second Niger Bridge

Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.