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Ajara Nchout and Aboudi Oungene are in the Cameroon squad for the fifth and final round of their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifier against Zambia.

Tokyo Olympics: Ajara Nchout, Aboudi Oungene headline Cameroon squad for crucial Zambia clash

Ajara Nchout and Aboudi Oungene are in the Cameroon squad for the fifth and final round of their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifier against Zambia.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has brought two Nigerian youth defenders Tobi Omole and Tolaji Bola into first-team training amid an injury crisis.

Mikel Arteta promotes two Nigerian youngsters to Arsenal’s first team

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has brought two Nigerian youth defenders Tobi Omole and Tolaji Bola into first-team training amid an injury crisis.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Lionel Messi picks surprise defender as his toughest man marker

Lionel Messi claims he's not bothered by the man marking he is regularly subject to while playing for Barcelona and has picked Girona's Pablo Maffeo as his most complicated marker.
Lionel Messi has ordered Barcelona directors to ship out Sergio Busquets before the end of the season, according to report.

Barcelona confirm squad for Spanish Super Cup

Barcelona have confirmed their squad ahead of the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia and manager Ernesto Valverde has included six players from the Barcelona B team.
Jose Mourinho has stressed that Manchester United are in his past as he prepares to make his first return to the club since being sacked at Old Trafford last December.

Jose Mourinho blames his players after Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Norwich

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has blamed his defenders for their 2-2 draw with Norwich City on Saturday.
Nigeria Internationals Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem were on parade for Leganes in their 1-1 draw with Valencia in Sunday’s La Liga game at the Mestalla Stadium.

Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem win with Leganes

Nigeria defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem helped Leganes keep a clean sheet while Morocco’s Youssef En-Nesyri was on target in their 2-0 win over Espanyol.
EA Sports has revealed the 55-man list for the EA Sports FIFA Team of the Year.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, 53 others nominated for FIFA Team of the Year

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo alongside 53 others were nominated.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has confirmed Francis Kimanzi as the new coach for Harambee Stars.

Cecafa Cup: Kenya coach names provisional squad

Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi has unveiled his provisional 26-man squad for the upcoming Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup to be held in Uganda in December.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has finally react to his first goal for Nigeria in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Francis Uzoho shortlisted for 2019 Caf best XI

Former Nigeria international Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Francis Uzoho have been shortlisted for the 2019 Caf best XI.
Spain had the World Cup at their mercy given a gentle side of the bracket but they were deservedly eliminated. EPA-MAHMOUD KHALED

Spain confirm 23-man squad for final Euro 2020 qualifiers

Dinamo Zagreb starlet Dani Olmo has been called up to Spain’s senior squad for the first time ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Malta and Romania.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has warned his players to utilize all their chances in today’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash against Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles begin preparations on Sunday

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Sunday begin preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Benin Republic.
Benin Republic head coach Michel Dussuyer has named former Premier League star Stephan Sessegnon and 22 others for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying doubleheader against the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Benin coach names ex-Premier League ace, 22 stars for Super Eagles tie

Benin Republic head coach Michel Dussuyer has named former Premier League star Stephan Sessegnon and 22 others for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying doubleheader against the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Nigeria’s Group B opponent Cote d’Ivoire have announced a star studded squad for the U-23 AFCON 2019 holding in Egypt this month.

U-23 AFCON: Cote d’Ivoire unveil squad for Olympic Eagles clash

Nigeria’s Group B opponent Cote d’Ivoire have announced a star studded squad for the U-23 AFCON 2019 holding in Egypt this month.
Captain Yaw Yeboah of Celta Vigo, whose goal ensured the Black Meteors' qualification for their first-ever U23 Afcon since the tournament's inception, has been picked alongside Badajoz right-back Kingsley Fobi and Cordoba striker Kwabena Owusu, who ended the qualifiers as Ghana's top scorer.

U23 AFCON: Celta Vigo’s Yaw Yeboah headlines Ghana’s final squad

Captain Yaw Yeboah of Celta Vigo, whose goal ensured the Black Meteors' qualification for their first-ever U23 Afcon since the tournament's inception, has been picked alongside Badajoz right-back Kingsley Fobi and Cordoba striker Kwabena Owusu, who ended the qualifiers as Ghana's top scorer.
Olympic Eagles have departed Abuja on Thursday for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. 7

U23 AFCON: Imama Amapakabo picks Kelechi Nwakali, Taiwo Awoniyi, 19 others

Head Coach Imama Amapakabo has named team captain Azubuike Okechukwu, defenders Anthony Izuchukwu, Sincere Seth and Olisah Ndah, midfielders Kelechi Nwakali, Muyiwa Olabiran and Ndifreke Effiong, and forwards Taiwo Awoniyi and Orji Okwonkwo in his final list of 21 players to defend the U23 Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt next month.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has warned his players to utilize all their chances in today’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash against Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium.

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr rolls out Eagles for Benin, Lesotho

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has empaneled his squad for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho, with Captain Ahmed Musa back after injury and midfielder Ramon Azeez retained after seeing action in this month’s 1-1 draw with five–time world champions Brazil in Singapore.
French Ligue 1 side, Lille have congratulated Victor Osimhen for his maiden goal for the Super Eagles in Tuesday’ s friendly against Ukraine at the Dnipro Arena.

AFCONQ: Victor Osimhen makes squad as Daniel Akpeyi, Mikel Agu return

Super Eagles and OSC Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, despite his injury concerns has been named in the squad list to execute the double header AFCON qualifiers next month.
Ahmed Musa of Nigeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, Semifinals match between Algeria and Nigeria at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 14 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Nigeria recall Ahmed Musa for 2021 Africa Cup qualifiers

Nigeria recalled skipper Ahmed Musa, South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and midfielder Mikel Agu on Monday for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

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