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Rivers United boss Stanley Eguma said he’s happy with the performance of his team, but admit they must improve as the second half of the season start next Sunday.

Rivers United are ready for Celtic clash – coach

“We have a very good chance going forward, it’s just that my players must be in their right frame of minds and again you know, they need to be focused, the team is working round the clock, the management is solidly behind the team and I believe that, if we put our ass together to make sure we arrive on time to have enough rest, we will do well,” Eguma said.
Joachim Low remains Germany coach despite a 6-0 loss to Spain, but Oliver Bierhoff considered alternative options, including Ralf Rangnick.

Oliver Bierhoff: Germany considered Ralf Rangnick as Joachim Low alternative

Joachim Low remains Germany coach despite a 6-0 loss to Spain, but Oliver Bierhoff considered alternative options, including Ralf Rangnick.

CAFCC: Missed chances affected us vs Futuro Kings – Rivers United boss

Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma says his strikers’ wastefulness in front of goal affected his side psychologically in the Confederations Cup loss to Futuro Kings.

Dani Alves: Barcelona have lost their identity

Former Barcelona star Dani Alves has spoken out about the current situation at Camp Nou, explaining that he believes that “before, Barça had an identity. Now it’s a buying and selling club.”
Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.

Thiago Silva not at Chelsea to ‘visit tourist sites’

Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.
Godfrey Oboabona put in a good shift in Dinamo Batumi’s 4-0 triumph over FC Chikhura by accounting for an assist.

Godfrey Oboabona desperate for Super Eagles recall

AFCON 2013 winner Godfrey Oboabona said he’s not giving up any hope of a call up back in the Super Eagles.
Ten-man Plateau United defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC of Aba 4-0 in MatchDay 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Jos New Stadium on Sunday.

Plateau United targets CAF Champions League semi-finals

The management of Plateau United Football Club of Jos has set its sight on reaching the Semi-final of the 2019-2020 CAF Champions League.

Botafogo sign another former Chelsea star

Brazilian club Botafogo has opted to sign another ex-Chelsea star Salomon Kalou after been heavily linked to former Nigeria international John Mikel Obi
Barcelona's Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal hits back at Giorgio Chiellini’s alcohol claims

Arturo Vidal has hit back at former Juventus team-mate Giorgio Chiellini, who said in his autobiography that the Chilean's weakness was alcohol.
Mario Balotelli has revealed that he wants to stay at Marseille beyond the end of this season and says the club is on another level from Nice.

Giorgio Chiellini: Mario Balotelli a negative person

The Juventus captain is due to release his autobiography, ‘Io, Giorgio’ next week and gave an interciew to La Repubblica newspaper about the book.
Enyimba rock solid defender Ifeanyi Anaemena insists that the People’s Elephant are not under pressure to win the elusive CAF Confederations Cup this season.

NPFL: We are ready to get title defense back on track – Enyimba defender

Nigerian defender Ifeanyi Anaemena has stated that Enyimba is ready to get their league title back on track after their exit from the CAF Confederations Cup.
Stanley Dimgba kept his feet on the pedals of his fine scoring form, controlling Cyril Olisema’s chipped pass to send in a low strike and give Enyimba the lead four minutes before the interval. Three minutes later, youngster Anayo Iwuala spearheaded a swift break to set up Victor Mbaoma, who picked his spot from the edge of the box, handing Fatai Osho’s side a two-goal lead at the break.

Enyimba to receive $350,000 after Confed Cup exit

Nigeria Professional Football League champions Enyimba will receive $350,000 after crashing out in the quarter-final stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Stanley Dimgba kept his feet on the pedals of his fine scoring form, controlling Cyril Olisema’s chipped pass to send in a low strike and give Enyimba the lead four minutes before the interval. Three minutes later, youngster Anayo Iwuala spearheaded a swift break to set up Victor Mbaoma, who picked his spot from the edge of the box, handing Fatai Osho’s side a two-goal lead at the break.

Enyimba defeat Kwara United to go fifth on NPFL table

Enyimba thrashed Kwara United 2-0 in a rescheduled Match Day 13 game at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba on Wednesday.
Enyimba of Aba caretaker coach Fatai Osho says the team is working hard to be ready for their all important CAF Confederations Cup game with Hassania Agadir.

Fatai Osho: Enyimba will be ready for Hassania Agadir

Enyimba of Aba caretaker coach Fatai Osho says the team is working hard to be ready for their all important CAF Confederations Cup game with Hassania Agadir.
Godfrey Oboabona last played for Saudi club Al Ahli and only recently underwent trials in France

Godfrey Oboabona: I can’t wait to play for Super Eagles again

Nigerian defender Godfrey Oboabona says he is looking forward to playing for the Super Eagles again.
CAF, Africa’s football governing body, has sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles left-back Elderson Echiejile who turns 32 on Monday.

CAF celebrates ex-Super Eagles star Elderson Uwa Echiejile at 32

CAF, Africa’s football governing body, has sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles left-back Elderson Echiejile who turns 32 on Monday.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa: Vincent Enyeama is my role model

Enyeama represented Nigeria for 13 years and was rated as one of the best goalkeepers to have come out of Africa.
The head coach of Paradou SC of Algeria, Francisco Chalo, says his side struggled to cope with heat and the intensity of the weather in Aba on Sunday.

Francisco Chalo: Why Paradou lost to Enyimba in Aba

The head coach of Paradou SC of Algeria, Francisco Chalo, says his side struggled to cope with heat and the intensity of the weather in Aba on Sunday.
Enyimba international of Aba defeated Rivers United 1-0 in their 2019-2020 Nigeria Professional Football League rescheduled game on Thursday.

Victor Mbaoma’s freekick help Enyimba sink Rivers United

Enyimba international of Aba defeated Rivers United 1-0 in their 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League rescheduled game on Thursday.
China will host the newly-revised version of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021, which is set to be played between the summer months of June and July.

China unanimously appointed as hosts of 2021 FIFA Club World Cup

China will host the newly-revised version of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021, which is set to be played between the summer months of June and July.
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

FIFA confirm details for new-look 24-team Club World Cup

The first edition of a reformed Club World Cup will take place in China in 2021.

Sunday Mba: I want to play active football again

Nigeria international midfielder Sunday Mba is keen to find a route back into football following an inactive two years.

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Amaju Pinnick backs Motsepe to win CAF race presidency overwhelmingly

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Juventus attacker Federico Chiesa says he’s optimistic the team is capable of winning the Serie A title this season.

Federico Chiesa: Juventus won’t give up on Serie A title

“It’s true we are missing important players, and others that aren’t at their best, but we are Juve and that must not be an alibi. Full stop. Now we have to focus on Tuesday’s game, because we still believe in the Scudetto,” Chiesa told DAZN.
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