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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said his side’s 1-0 defeat by Arsenal on Wednesday was their own fault and a “wake-up call” ahead of a huge end to the season.

Chelsea boss: Arsenal defeat a wake-up call

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said his side’s 1-0 defeat by Arsenal on Wednesday was their own fault and a “wake-up call” ahead of a huge end to the season.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Jose Mourinho: I never let outside noise affect my managerial decision

Former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho insists he does not let outside noise affect his managerial decisions as he prepares to take over at AS Roma.
2. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Shola Shoretire may get starting shirt vs Leicester City

Nigeria born England junior international Shola Shoretire is set to play an important role as Manchester United host Leicester City on Tuesday.
Akwa United defenders Olisah Ndah says couples of missed and questionable officiating are the factors that cost the promise Keepers all important three points against Katsina United.

NPFL: Akwa United secure top spot after victory vs Sunshine Stars

Akwa United moved to the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League following a slim 2-1 win against Sunshine Stars in Uyo on Sunday.
Moses Simon is among the nominees for Nantes' Player of the Month award for February.

Ligue 1: Moses Simon grabs assist in Nantes’ derby win over Bordeaux

Moses Simon provided an assist as Nantes defeated Girondis Bordeaux 3-0 in the Atlantic derby at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau on Saturday afternoon.
Cyril Olisema says Enyimba can reach the final of the CAF Confederation Cup after their impressive performance against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday.

Enyimba seek top 4 place in Eastern derby game vs FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Nigeria’s current sole flagbearers in the CAF Confederation Cup, are looking to reproduce their impressive form and take out FC Ifeanyi Uba in their today’s Eastern derby – a rescheduled NPFL 2021 matchday 14 game, at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.
Norwich City have clinched the Championship title on Saturday after coming from behind to defeat Reading 4-1 at Carrow Road.

Norwich City seal Championship title finally at Carrow Road

Daniel Farke’s dominant side had already sealed an immediate return to the Premier League with five matches to spare on April 17 and are now celebrating winning the second division for the second time in only three seasons.
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Big Sam backs Semi Ajayi to bounce back from error vs Aston Villa

The Baggies were 90 seconds away from beating Dean Smith’s side on Sunday but were ultimately held to a point after Kienan Davis fired in to level the scores at 2-2 in stoppage time.
William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after Watford recorded their third consecutive win in the Championship with a hardfought victory at Stoke City on Friday night.

William Troost-Ekong: Watford pushing hard for Premier League return

William Troost-Ekong admits last weekend’s derby defeat to Luton Town motovated the team to go all out for a win against leaders Norwich City on Tuesday.
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney believes VAR is not fit for purpose.

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United will take care of fans in Super League breakaway

Derby boss, Wayne Rooney, is confident Manchester United won’t ignore the fans in their Super League plans.
British sport stopped to pay tribute to Prince Philip ahead of his funeral on Saturday with two minutes’ silence held before Newcastle’s Premier League match against West Ham and several Championship fixtures on Saturday.

Sport across Britain pays its respects to Prince Philip

British sport stopped to pay tribute to Prince Philip ahead of his funeral on Saturday with two minutes’ silence held before Newcastle’s Premier League match against West Ham and several Championship fixtures on Saturday.
New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes that he can win the fans of the biggest football club in England back onside after a difficult few months, as he aims to recapture the halcyon days of Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal boss: Fulham unlucky to sit in the relegation zone

Fulham may be in the relegation zone but Scott Parker’s side have been unlucky in the Premier League and their results are not an accurate reflection of their performances this season, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said.
Soccer Football – Champions League – Round of 16 Second Leg – Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – August 7, 2020 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Juve look to reboot Serie A title defence in Turin derby

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Serie A on Saturday with Juventus looking to reboot their title defence against struggling city rivals Torino.
Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as the 42-year-old goalkeeper played his 648th Italian top-flight match in Juventus’ game against Torino.

Juventus veteran Gianluigi Buffon handed one-match ban for blasphemy

“The Juventus goalkeeper, sanctioned by the National Federal Court with a fine of €5,000, had been referred for having uttered a sentence containing a blasphemous expression during the match against Parma last December 19."
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been left out of the starting XI for disciplinary reasons, Mikel Arteta has confirmed.

Arsenal directors pondering on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s summer sale

Football Insider reports several powerbrokers inside Arsenal feel that the 31-year-old has already passed the peak of his career and that it is time to sell.
Arsenal fear Real Madrid will demand £50million for Martin Odegaard this summer.

Arsenal skipper promises fans over Martin Odegaard transfer

The 22-year-old has found his feet with the Gunners in recent weeks. After scoring a scorcher against Olympiacos, he was then on target against Tottenham in the derby.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick is upbeat Super Eagles pair Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze have the potential to become Africa’s best in the coming years.

AFCONQ: Alex Iwobi dropped, Kelechi Iheanacho starts with Victor Osimhen

Everton star Alex Iwobi is the major omission by the Super Eagles in the starting XI against Benin with Kelechi Iheanacho starting alongside Victor Osimhen in the Eagles attack.
Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.

Jose Mourinho faces fight to save season with Tottenham players

Tottenham Hotpur players are ‘miserable’ as Jose Mourinho faces a fight to save their season — and his job.
Tottenham star Son Heung-min went off injured less than 20 minutes into Sunday's Premier League clash against Arsenal.

Tottenham boss warns Son Heung-min may not be released for South Korea duty

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has cast doubt over whether Son Heung-min will be released to play for South Korea against Japan next week.
Tottenham defender, Toby Alderweireld, has praised the work of Arsenal’s backline after the North London derby.

​Tottenham stopper gives credit to Arsenal defence

Tottenham defender, Toby Alderweireld, has praised the work of Arsenal’s backline after the North London derby.
Lionel Messi “might be thinking about” joining Paris Saint-Germain says Rivaldo, with the Barcelona legend conceding that an all-time great may have made his last Champions League appearance at Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi equals Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona record

Lionel Messi who scored twice in Monday’s 4-1 win against Huesca equalled former teammate Xavi’s record for most Barcelona appearances.
Arsenal hero, Ray Parlour, has hit out at skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal hero blasts team skipper over act of indiscipline

Parlour believes the current crop of Gunners players would be well within their rights to “have a little word” with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his lateness cost him a place in the north London derby.

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Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has urged residents not to panic over reported plans by criminals to unleash violent attacks during this festive period.

CP: Baba Ijesha to remain with police until courts resume

The Lagos State Commissioner of police (CP), Hakeem Odumosu, has explained that Nollywood’s Baba Ijesha would not be released from detention until the striking Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) resumed from its nationwide strike.
Nine days after he escaped and his house burnt, the Nigeria Army has arrested the late Ikonso’s second in command in Imo state, of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB/Eastern Security Network, ESN, a 48-year-old man, whose name was given as Anwurum Eze popularly known as “Maputo”.

Imo attacks: Special forces trailing Ikonso, Maputo’s boys

Nine days after he escaped and his house burnt, the Nigeria Army has arrested the late Ikonso’s second in command in Imo state, of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB/Eastern Security Network, ESN, a 48-year-old man, whose name was given as Anwurum Eze popularly known as “Maputo”.

UK, US, France, others to support Boko Haram victims with £276 million

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1. President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 44th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

President Buhari: We’ll resist bandits’ threat to disrupt food production

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the readiness of his administration to vehemently resist the threat by bandits to disrupt food production in the coming growing season.
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Abductors of Deeper Life Pastor demand N30 million ransom

The abductors of a Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor, Otamayomi Ogedengbe in Ondo State have made contact with his family.

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Tottenham defender, Toby Alderweireld, has praised the work of Arsenal’s backline after the North London derby.

Arsenal set for complete overhauling, close in on £43 million move

Arsenal are set for a busy summer in the transfer market as Mikel Arteta looks to better the Gunners’ underwhelming season this time out, and the north London side are being linked several names.

Ex-minister: We must advocate restructuring rather than secession

An elder statesman and former Minister of Aviation under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has described the decision of southern governors to meet over insecurity as a good development for Nigeria,
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 21 officers killed by gunmen in Akwa Ibom

The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.
2. Super Eagles forwars Victor Osimhen was unstoppable with two goals and an assist as Napoli flattened Spezia 4-1 away from home on Saturday, but lost Dries Mertens to injury.

Serie A: Victor Osimhen will become top scorer next season – agent

Victor Osimhen’s agent William D’Avila has tipped the forward to emerge as the leading marksman in the Serie A next season.

Benue: Five APC ward chairmen defect to PDP with supporters

Five Ward Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue state, yesterday defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with thousand of their supports.