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Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni: Gernot Rohr is the worst coach in Nigeria history

Yakubu Aiyegbeni believes coach Gernot Rohr and a significant proportion of Nigeria's national team players are not fit to wear the famous green and white shirt in the wake of their outing against Sierra Leone.
Enyimba

Enyimba, Plateau United get CAF Champions League opponents

Enyimba and Rahimo met at this same stage of the Champions League last year with the Nigerian club triumphing 5-1 on aggregate.
Former CHAN Eagles forward Anthony Okpotu was on target for his Tunisian side US Monastir in their 3-1 win over Tataouine on Monday.

Anthony Okpotu wins top scorer award in Tunisian Ligue 1

Okpotu was not in action on Sunday as US Monastir ended their league campaign with a 1-1 draw against Ben Guerdane at home. They join fourth-place Etoile du Sahel as Tunisia's representatives for next season's Caf Confederation Cup.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF send birthday wishes to Ex-Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo at 51

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo who clocked 51 on Monday.
Junior Ajayi returned to action for Al Ahly despite fears a knee injury in December could keep him out for the long haul.

CafCL: Junior Ajayi shines as Al Ahly ousts Sundowns

Al Ahly forward Junior Ajayi was impressive for the Egyptian side as they zoomed into the semifinals of the CAF Champions league on Saturday edging out Mamelodi Sundowns on 3-1 aggregate.
Former Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko, has expressed doubts about the success of Gernot Rohr and Joseph Yobo’s combination as Super Eagles coaches .

Kashimawo Laloko: Gernot Rohr, Joseph Yobo combination not good for Super Eagles

Former Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko, has expressed doubts about the success of Gernot Rohr and Joseph Yobo’s combination as Super Eagles coaches .

Austin Ejide targets Super Eagles return after six years

Nigerian goalkeeper Austin Ejide said he is in the best form of his career and his not ruling out a return to the Super Eagles six years after his last appearance.
The Sudan Football Association has named Frenchman Hubert Velud as their new national team coach.

Sudan appoint former Togo boss Hubert Velud as new manager

Two weeks after leaving Algerian club JS Kabylie, Velud takes over with Sudan third in Group C of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, three points behind leaders Ghana.
Tunisian giants Esperance de Tunis still reign supreme ahead of continental rivals Al Ahly and TP Mazembe.

Esperance lead in latest CAF club top 10 rankings

The most recent update of Africa’s top 10 greatest clubs has been revealed – and North African heavyweights keep a steady grip at the summit.
Kano Pillars have unveiled their 18-man travelling squad for Sunday’s Caf Champions League second leg preliminary round tie away to Asante Kotoko.

CafCL: Gambo Muhammad dropped as Pillars name squad to face Kotoko

Kano Pillars have unveiled their 18-man travelling squad for Sunday’s Caf Champions League second leg preliminary round tie away to Asante Kotoko.
Kano Pillars goalkeeper Ibrahim Iddrisu believes their slim lead over Ghanaian club Asante Kotoko in the Caf Champions League by virtue of a 3-2 triumph in the first leg, places Masu Gida in the driving seat for the return fixture on Sunday.

Caf Champions League: Pressure on Kotoko – Kano Pillars goalie

Kano Pillars goalkeeper Ibrahim Iddrisu believes their slim lead over Ghanaian club Asante Kotoko in the Caf Champions League by virtue of a 3-2 triumph in the first leg, places Masu Gida in the driving seat for the return fixture on Sunday.
Kano Pillars midfielder Anazemba Nzube has stated the mission of his team in Sunday’s Caf Champions League second leg preliminary round tie away to Asante Kotoko in Kumasi is simply not to lose.

Anazemba Nzube: Kumasi is not the end of the road for Kano Pillars

Kano Pillars midfielder Anazemba Nzube has stated the mission of his team in Sunday’s Caf Champions League second leg preliminary round tie away to Asante Kotoko in Kumasi is simply not to lose.
Captain Rabiu Ali scored with an overhead kick as Kano Pillars came from behind to beat Asante Kotoko 3-2 in the first leg Caf Champions League preliminary round clash at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Saturday.

Rabiu Ali: Kano Pillars to take game to Asante Kotoko

Kano Pillars skipper Rabiu Ali has stated Masu Gida are not lost on the challenge ahead of their Caf Champions League away decider with Ghanaian outfit Asante Kotoko on Sunday.
Captain Rabiu Ali scored with an overhead kick as Kano Pillars came from behind to beat Asante Kotoko 3-2 in the first leg Caf Champions League preliminary round clash at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Saturday.

Kano Pillars return to Kaduna to prepare for Caf Champions League tie against Asante...

Ahead of their crucial Caf Champions League tie away to Ghana's Asante Kotoko in Kumasi next weekend, the management of Kano Pillars have announced the club will be returning to Kaduna to prepare for the game.
Enyimba have moved closer to winning their record eighth Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) title after they defeated FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 on Monday at the Agege Stadium, Lagos in a Championship playoffs tie.

Enyimba begin third Caf Champions League title chase against Burkina Faso’s Rahimo

Nigeria champions, Enyimba International will begin their chase of a possible third CAF Champions League title on August 10, when they welcome Rahimo of Burkina Faso in the first leg of the First Round of the competition.
Former Sunderland forward Wahbi Khazri headlines Tunisian final 23-man squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ex-Sunderland star headlines Tunisia final 23-man for AFCON

With Reigning African Champions, Esperance de Tunis players dominate the list but Al Ahly’s left-back Ali Maaloul was the biggest casualty in the team after he was omitted despite enjoying an impressive season, scoring six goals while assisting seven in 24 games.
Flying Eagles skipper, Ikouwem Udo Utin, has asserted that he is not in any rush to take any decision despite the influx of foreign clubs clustering him for a contract.

Ikouwem Utin: I won’t rush to sign for any foreign club

Flying Eagles skipper, Ikouwem Udo Utin, has asserted that he is not in any rush to take any decision despite the influx of foreign clubs clustering him for a contract.
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Confederation Cup: Sudan’s Al Hilal against Etoile postponed

The political turmoil in Sudan means Sunday's Confederation Cup tie between Al Hilal and Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel has been postponed.

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NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
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Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.