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Former Flying Eagles midfielder Kingsley Michael has extended his contract with Serie A club, Bologna.

Former Flying Eagles midfielder extends Bologna contract till 2024

Former Flying Eagles midfielder Kingsley Michael has extended his contract with Serie A club, Bologna.
Omoyele Sowore

Coalition of lawyers, NGO fault Omoyele Sowore’s arrest, detention

The Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) and the United Global Resolve for Peace (UGRFP) have faulted the arrest and detention of Mr Omoyele Sowore.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Lawyer urges senate to set criteria for future ministerial screening

The Coalition of Public Interest Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has urged the Senate to set a parameter or criteria for confirmation and rejection of ministerial nominees and others sent to it by the president, in the future, to ensure transparency.
Referee Roddy Zambrano has explained his controversial decisions during the Copa America semi-final between Brazil and Argentina after Lionel Messi questioned his performance.

Referee hits back at Lionel Messi, Argentina accusations

The referee accused by Argentina at the Copa America of having made “serious and gross” mistakes during their semi-final defeat to Brazil has hit back at his detractors accusing them of being bad losers.
Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America.

No Neymar, no problem as Brazil begin new Copa reign

As Brazil geared up for the Copa America last month, a Neymar-induced pall of doom and gloom threatened to scupper the host nation’s chances before a ball had even been kicked.
Chile’s Gary Medel and Argentina’s Lionel Messi are both shown the red card by the referee Mario Díaz de Vivar. Ueslei Marcelino-Reuters

Brazil coach Tite tells Lionel Messi to show some respect after ‘corruption comments’

Brazil coach Tite told Lionel Messi to show some respect following claims from the Argentina captain that the Copa America had been “fixed” so the hosts would win.
Argentina finished third at the Copa but captain and star man Lionel Messi voiced complaints following the semi-final and the third-place play-off, during which he was controversially sent off.

UEFA denies inviting Argentina to Nations League after Lionel Messi Copa America row

UEFA has denied reports it would entertain inviting Argentina into its European competitions following the 2019 Copa America.
Lionel Messi wasn't just unhappy with the conditions in Porto Alegre, as he explained that the pitches have also been poor in Argentina's previous matches - in Belo Horizonte and Salvador.

Tite: Lionel Messi must accept ‘when he loses’

Brazil beat Messi’s Argentina lineup in the semifinals and clinched the title Sunday with a 3-1 win over Peru for their first Copa since 2007 and ninth overall.
Biodun Fatoyinbo

Rape scandal: Lawyers ask police to investigate COZA pastor

The Coalition of Public Interest Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has urged the police to immediately commence investigation on the rape allegation levelled against Biodun Fatoyimbo by Busola Dakolo, wife of the musician, Timi Dakolo.
Lionel Messi

Felix Sanchez: Qatar not at Copa America for selfies with Lionel Messi

Felix Sanchez says Qatar are not at the Copa America to take selfies with Lionel Messi as the tournament guests look to stun Argentina and qualify for the quarter-finals.
Lionel Messi

Giovani Lo Celso: Lionel Messi presence a privilege not a nuisance

Lionel Messi's presence for Argentina is a privilege not a nuisance, team-mate Giovani Lo Celso insisted ahead of the nation's decisive Copa America clash against Qatar.
Alexis Sánchez, who has been in good form for Chile at the Copa América, scored again against Ecuador. Joedson Alves-EPA

Reinaldo Rueda: Alexis Sanchez feels more love with Chile than at Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez feels a love when playing for Chile that he perhaps does not with Manchester United, according to coach Reinaldo Rueda.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni insists the Copa America will only truly begin for the nation against Paraguay on Wednesday.

Lionel Scaloni: Argentina’s Copa America campaign hasn’t started yet

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni insists the Copa America will only truly begin for the nation against Paraguay on Wednesday.
Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months.

Alexis Sanchez scores as Chile beat Japan in Copa America

Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months.
Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho hands Brazil winning start at Copa America

Forget Neymar Jr., Brazil has Philippe Coutinho. The Barcelona star, scoring a brace, handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America Friday night in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia.
Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, in action against Nicaragua in San Juan, Argentina, on Friday. Agustin Marcarian - Reuters

Copa America: Lionel Messi scores twice as Argentina routs Nicaragua 5-1

Lionel Messi scored a first-half double as Argentina warmed up for the Copa America with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Nicaragua on Friday in San Juan.

Willian replaces injured Neymar in Brazil Copa America squad

Chelsea star Willian has been chosen to replace Neymar after the forward was forced out of Brazil's Copa America plans.
Lionel Messi has been told that he will “never reach Diego Maradona’s level” by Hector Enrique, a member of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning squad.

Lionel Scaloni wants Lionel Messi to do ‘what he does every Sunday’

Lionel Scaloni hopes Lionel Messi can just produce "what he does every Sunday" as Argentina target success at the Copa America.

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