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Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Ajax’s 13-0 win over VVV-Venlo broke the Amsterdam giants’ own record for the biggest win in Eredivisie history

Ajax hammer VVV-Venlo in record 13-0 win

Ajax set a new Eredivisie record as they put thirteen goals past 10-man VVV-Venlo on Saturday to secure a mammoth 13-0 result.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Dutch giant Ajax Amsterdam have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida.

CAF, Ajax celebration former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida at 47

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Dutch giant Ajax Amsterdam have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida.
Arjen Robben’s emotional return to Groningen lasted less than 30 minutes on Sunday as he was forced out of his comeback match with a groin injury.

Arjen Robben’s Groningen comeback in doubt after groin injury

Arjen Robben’s emotional return to Groningen lasted less than 30 minutes on Sunday as he was forced out of his comeback match with a groin injury.
Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire said on Thursday he was “scared” for his life and thought he was the victim of a kidnapping when he was arrested on a Greek holiday island.

Harry Maguire returns to Manchester United training for first time since Mykonos

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire returned to training at Carrington for the first time on Monday since his ill-fated trip to Mykonos.
Former Manchester United star Daley Blind collapsed while playing for Ajax in a friendly last night. Getty Images

Daley Blind collapses during Ajax, Hertha friendly

Ajax’s Daley Blind collapsed during a pre-season friendly on Tuesday, raising fears over his career following his diagnosis with a heart condition last year.
English Premier League

Premier League not following FIFA advice for handling racism

Tottenham has asked the Premier League to clarify the procedures it follows in the wake of the fallout from Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reporting being subjected to monkey noises from the home fans in Sunday’s London derby.
Ajax star Daley Blind has posted a video message to fans via his official Twitter account after being diagnosed with a heart condition.

Former Manchester United star Daley Blind diagnosed with heart condition

Ex-Manchester United star Daley Blind has been diagnosed with a heart condition after feeling dizzy against Valencia earlier this month.
The UEFA Champions League football cup is displayed prior to the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

European Leagues critical of proposed Champions League reforms

The European Leagues has said plans to revamp the Champions League should be started from scratch as the current proposals only benefit "a few rich and dominant clubs".
Frenkie de Jong believes Ajax deserved to reach the Champions League final, labelling the club's European run as a fairytale with an unhappy ending.

Daley Blind: I don’t know how to recover from this

Ajax star Daley Blind was left completely distraught after Tottenham's incredible late victory in Amsterdam in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Erik ten Hag

Erik ten Hag: Ajax want more after KNVB Beker glory

Erik ten Hag has claimed that Ajax's KNVB Beker triumph has only fuelled their desire to win the Eredivisie and Champions League.
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger reacts as Ajax stun Tottenham in London

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reacted as Ajax stun Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the Champions League semi-final first leg victory in England.
Daley Blind joked that Ajax will have to be careful with all the beers after stunning Juventus and sealing passage to the Champions League semi-finals.

Daley Blind: Ajax have to be careful with the beers after Juventus triumph

Daley Blind joked that Ajax will have to be "careful with all the beers" after stunning Juventus and sealing passage to the Champions League semi-finals.

Ronald Koeman name provisional Netherlands squad for Wesley Sneijder swansong

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been included in Netherlands' provisional 34-man squad for September's matches against Peru and France.
Jose Mourinho admits he fears the start of the Premier League after a tumultuous pre-season at Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United haven’t improved at all

United, who finished second in the Premier League last term, brought in goalkeeper Lee Grant, defender Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred, but Mourinho is thought to have wanted a new centre-back and has openly criticised the club's failure to back him.
Kepa Arrizabalaga

All Premier League completed transfer deals

The Premier League summer transfer window was shut on Thursday with the familiar craze of the deadline day. Several teams bolstered their side while some didn't bother getting new faces in.
Daley Blind

Ajax agree deal for Manchester United’s Daley Blind

Manchester United have agreed to sell Daley Blind to Ajax for a fee that could eventually rise to £18.5m.

Jose Mourinho: Marouane Fellaini will decide Manchester United future

Jose Mourinho has acknowledged that Marouane Fellaini holds the balance of power in his Manchester United contract negotiations, but believes the midfielder wants to stay.

Jose Mourinho: I want to keep Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho wants Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian to stay at Manchester United, but admits the club will consider offers if the players are not happy.

Manchester United’s Daley Blind dropped from Netherlands squad

Manchester United's Daley Blind was not included in the final Netherlands squad for this month's friendlies in England and Portugal as new coach Ronald Koeman named five uncapped players.

Ashley Young: Manchester United not in awe of Manchester City

Ashley Young insists Manchester United have not been in awe of Manchester City's performances this season.

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk in Tunis, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Tunisia, April 29, 2021. Picture taken April 29, 2021. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo

Tunisia announces one-week coronavirus lockdown from Sunday

Tunisia will impose a COVID-19 lockdown for one week from Sunday, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said on Friday, ahead of next week’s Eid al-Fitr holiday when families and friends traditionally gather.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Popular Nigerian pastor wants Arsenal boss sacked after Europa League exit

General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has called for the sack of Mikel Arteta, following Arsenal’s exit in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

ABSU kidnap: Only one student left with hoodlums – official

After search and rescue efforts for the kidnapped Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) students, the state government has confirmed that only one student is left with the hoodlums.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Lagos council poll: New APC nomination fee outrageous – group

The new nomination guidelines for Lagos local government poll aspirants by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is drawing criticisms from different quarters. One of such criticisms is coming from the Lagos4Lagos movement, a group within the party.
A woman walks past portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the end of a memorial service in the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu December 10, 2013. REUTERS-Siegfried Modola-File Photo

South Africa losing cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to coronavirus

A pair of boxing gloves worn by Nelson Mandela at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa lie under a thick layer of dust in a darkened room, the silence broken only by the thud of moths nose-diving onto the glass display case.

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Several reports have confirmed that Nigerian musicians Davido and Burna Boy got themselves into an all-out brawl after they met at a popular night club in Accra.

Davido: President Buhari’s supporters will go to hell

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has berated the Federal Government and its supporters concerning the unrest in the country.

Ekiti election: INEC warns political parties against premature campaigns

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, warned political parties to desist from engaging in premature campaigns, ahead of the 2022 governorship election or risk being sanctioned.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

2023: Niger governor makes case for Southern presidency

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has made case for a southern Presidency in 2023, saying that there is going to be rotation of positions in 2023.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan advocates media freedom, responsible journalism

Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on governments in Africa to ensure press freedom in their countries even as it calls on media professionals to use information as a tool for nation-building.
Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Nigeria, Microsoft partner on ‘digital transformation’, target 27,000 jobs

The Nigerian government and Microsoft have detailed several projects aimed at intensifying the nation’s move to become a more digital economy.