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Jose Mourinho: Why I did not sign Egypt legend Mohamed Aboutrika

World-renowned coach Jose Mourinho has disclosed that he was interested in signing Egyptian football icon Mohamed Aboutrika during his first stint as the Chelsea FC manager.

Egypt want Nations Cup to start a day earlier

African Cup of Nations hosts Egypt want to start the tournament a day earlier than scheduled so fans can take full advantage over the opening weekend, the African Football Federation told AFP on Friday.
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Israel-based Chikeluba Ofoedu begs for a chance with Super Eagles

Chikeluba Ofoedu, Maccabi Tel Aviv attacker, has called on Gernot Rohr to give him a chance to prove himself with the Super Eagles.
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Seyi Olofinjana backs Super Eagles for Nations Cup Glory

Ex-International Seyi Olofinjana has backed Nigeria for success in the forthcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations holding in Egypt.
US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial US government shutdown.

Donald Trump cancels US delegation’s Davos trip to World Economic Forum

US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial US government shutdown.
Mohamed Salah has been named Liverpool Player of the Month for October.

Jordan Henderson: Mo Salah similar to Luis Suarez

Mohamed Salah has the same ‘very strong mentality’ to Luis Suarez, says Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

AFCON: Alex Iwobi remains Super Eagles playmaker – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles’ technical adviser Gernot Rohr has insisted on making Arsenal star Alex Iwobi his first choice playmaker for the Eagles for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations.
Relations between Doha and Ankara have strengthened since the blockade was imposed [Naseem Zeitoon-Reuters]

Qatar-Turkey trade surges to $2bn amid Gulf tensions

Trade between Qatar and Turkey is estimated to have topped the $2bn mark in 2018, a 54 percent jump compared to the previous year, a Turkish official said.
Yang Jiechi (R), Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special representative, meets with Arab League Secretary-general Ahmed Aboul-Gheit in Cairo, Egypt, January 15, 2019. -Xinhua Photo

China, Egypt agree to promote pragmatic cooperation in all fields

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special representative Yang Jiechi and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi agreed on Wednesday to promote pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in all fields, CGTN has reported.
A picture taken on January 15, 2019 shows anti-government demonstrators in the Sudanese capital Khartoum’s southern business district of El-Kalakla. – Sudanese police fired tear gas tioday at crowds of protesters chanting “Peace, justice, freedom” in the capital, witnesses said, after organisers of anti-government demonstrations pressed on with new rallies. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Sudan police tear gas anti-government protest in Kassala

Sudanese police Wednesday fired tear gas at crowds of anti-government protesters in Kassala, witnesses said, in the first such demonstration held in the eastern town bordering Eritrea.
Flying Eagles at the U20 WAFU Cup in Togo

AFCON: Super Eagles have a chance to win in Egypt – Julius Aghahowa

Former Super Eagles’ striker, Julius Aghahowa, has named the Super Eagles as favourites to win the forthcoming 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt later this year.
Former Nigeria Super Eagles Captian, Nwakwo Kanu, on Monday said he was embittered by the illegal takeover of one of his properties, “Hardly Apartment’’, located in Victoria Island, Lagos, which was under litigation.

Nwankwo Kanu backs Super Eagles for 2019 AFCON glory

Former Arsenal and Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has sensationally backed the Super Eagles to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
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Esperance celebrate centenary despite ban for supporters

Tunisia's Esperance are continuing the club's centenary celebrations despite being punished by the Confederation of African Football (Caf).

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick targets 2019 AFCON title

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has targeted the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as the Super Eagles’ main priority.
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Swiss-born Sebastian Osigwe vows to give Francis Uzoho healthy competition in Super Eagles

With the lack of form and inactivity of Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is combing Europe for a quality goalkeeper who can provide healthy competition to current number one, Francis Uzoho.
Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Gernot Rohr: NFF must give me the right support to win AFCON

Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has stated that his team (Super Eagles) has all it takes to win this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt if given all the necessary support by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Mohamed Salah has been named Liverpool Player of the Month for October.

Jordan Henderson: Mo Salah will be motivated by criticism

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson backed Mohamed Salah and said the forward would only get better if criticism of him continued.

Egypt deports second German in a week for alleged Islamic State links

Egyptian officials say authorities have deported a German teenager they say had come to Egypt with the intention of joining Islamic State militants fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Delta monarchs task INEC, stakeholders on credible elections

Traditional Rulers in Delta State have asked the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and other stakeholders in the electoral process to exhibit the highest degree of impartiality, neutrality and non-partisanship in the conduct of the presidential election.

Activist cautions Nigerians not to politicize Justice Onnoghen’s case

A human right activist, Mr Modibbo Bakare, has urged Nigerians to thread with caution in order to avoid the politicisation of the case filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen.
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Federal government asks CCT to remove Justice Onnoghen as CJN, NJC chairman

The Federal Government has filed a motion before the Code of Conduct Tribunal asking for the removal of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council.

Jose Mourinho: Why I did not sign Egypt legend Mohamed Aboutrika

World-renowned coach Jose Mourinho has disclosed that he was interested in signing Egyptian football icon Mohamed Aboutrika during his first stint as the Chelsea FC manager.
Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight.

Zimbabwe groups say at least 12 killed in unrest

A collection of Zimbabwe human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed, at least 78 have been shot and more than 240 have faced "assault, torture, inhumane and degrading treatment" in a crackdown on protests that began on Monday over a dramatic rise in fuel prices.