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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (L) welcomes Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser, newly elected member of the IOC, at the IOC session on the final day of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi February 23, 2014. REUTERS

IOC wrestles with logistics amid growing opposition to Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee faced mounting opposition on Sunday to the current schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Games as athletes, teams and federations called for a delay because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A picture taken in Zagreb on March 3, 2020, shows protective face masks designed by Croatian designer Zoran Aragovic. - Triggered by coronavirus epidemic he designed mask of cotton in his distictivepop art style. (Photo by Denis LOVROVIC - AFP)

Croatian designer launches ‘cheerful’ coronavirus mask line

Inspired by the global scare over the novel coronavirus, a Croatian fashion designer has launched his own “cheerful” collection of virus masks.
All the good vibes of yesterday’s great result were tempered with the revelation from Frank Lampard that both Willian and Mateo Kovačić are feared to have picked up Achilles injuries during the 2-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup.

FA Cup: Chelsea suffer double injury blow after 2-0 win over Liverpool

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that both Willian and Mateo Kovacic, suffered Achilles’ injures during their 2-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup on Tuesday.
Mateo Kovacic . Getty

Mateo Kovacic: Bundesliga not as tough as the Premier League

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic says that Bayern Munich will be better rested than the Blues heading into their Champions League encounter due to the Premier League being ‘tougher’ than the Bundesliga.
Real Madrid and Liverpool are the two teams with the most interest in Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.

​Liverpool, Real Madrid keeping tabs on Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic

Real Madrid and Liverpool are the two teams with the most interest in Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
Georgian top-flight club, Dinamo Batumi have unveiled Nigeria international, Godfrey Oboabona.

Georgian club Dinamo Batumi unveil Godfrey Oboabona

Georgian top-flight club Dinamo Batumi have unveiled Nigeria international Godfrey Oboabona.
Barcelona have confirmed Ivan Rakitic has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury.

Ivan Rakitic unhappy at Barcelona’s handling of transfer saga

Ivan Rakitic has admitted his unhappiness with Barcelona as the Croatian remained at the club through the January transfer window despite becoming a fringe player this season.
The Bhoys are looking to bolster their defence, and have earmarked Leicester City’s Filipe Benkovic in the January transfer window.

Report: Celtic still keen to sign Leicester defender

Celtic have signed two players – Patryk Klimala and Ismaila Soro – this month, but Neil Lennon is still looking to make at least one more signing before Friday’s transfer deadline.
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.
Ghana international Mubarak Wakaso will stay in the treatment room for a couple of days after picking up a minor injury, his Spanish club Deportivo Alaves have announced.

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso joins Chinese club Jiangsu Suning

Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has signed a three year contract with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning after his two-and-a-half-year spell in the Spanish La Liga with Alaves, the Chinese club confirmed on Wednesday.

Maria Sharapova to drop out of top 350 after defeat at Australian Open

Maria Sharapova may not be at the Australian Open next year, with a first-round exit meaning she is set to drop out of the world’s top 350.
Ernesto Valverde has admitted he admires Dani Olmo as Barcelona continue to be linked with a big-money move for the Dinamo Zagreb winger.

Ernesto Valverde praises Barcelona target Dani Olmo

Ernesto Valverde has admitted he admires Dani Olmo as Barcelona continue to be linked with a big-money move for the Dinamo Zagreb winger.
Parma’s Dejan Kulusevski celebrates after scoring against Torino in September. Serena Campanini-EPA

Dejan Kulusevski arrives for medical ahead of €35 million Juventus move

Atalanta-owned Dejan Kulusevski has arrived at Juventus to undergo medical tests ahead of completing a move to the Serie A champions.
​Barcelona have quickly denied making a formal offer to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo, just hours after they reportedly lodged an official bid.

Barcelona make formal approach for Dinamo starlet Dani Olmo

Barcelona have reportedly put forward a formal offer for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo.
Dejan Lovren thinks Liverpool’s squad unity and experience sees them well set to fight for silverware again this season after lifting the Champions League last campaign.

Dejan Lovren ruled out of Liverpool’s Club World Cup trip

Dejan Lovren has been ruled out of Liverpool’s trip to the Club World Cup, but Georginio Wijnaldum will travel with the Reds squad for the tournament in Qatar.
Eboh Kenneth Chinedu (left) and Abia Uchenna Alexandro are being held at an immigration centre in Sarajevo. Žurnal-IZJAVA

Wrongly deported Nigerian students beg Bosnian government to return them to home country

Two Nigerian student table tennis players are begging authorities in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia to return them to their home country after they were wrongly deported to Bosnia by Croatian police, who mistook them for undocumented migrants.
Former Super Eagles talisman Odion Ighalo, who retired immediately after the AFCON competition in Egypt, where he was the highest goal scorer of the competition is back on the field of play for his club side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua of China.

Odion Ighalo scores 10th goal in 16 Chinese league games as Shanghai Shenhua lose...

Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo was on target but ended on the losing side as Shanghai Shenhua fell to 3-1 home defeat to Jiangsu Suning in their Chinese Super League clash at the Hongkou Football Stadium on Wednesday.
A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Juventus striker chooses Manchester United

According to Tuttosport, the former Bayern Munich star, who has not featured for Juventus this campaign, has decided that he wants to move to Man United, having failed to agree on a move to Qatar earlier in the season.

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PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Akure explosion: Peter Obi sympathises with Ondo government, people

The former Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has expressed shock over the explosions that rocked Akure, the capital city of Ondo State, Saturday, March 28, 2020.

FRSC establishes situation room to monitor coronavirus

The Federal Road Safety Corps has established a situation room in its Operations Department to receive reports from field commands on the dreaded Coronavirus Disease.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

Police reveal source of Ondo explosion

A truck loaded with dynamite exploded on the Akure-Owo Expressway on Saturday, destroying a school, a church and some houses.
Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.

Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.