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Olivier Giroud: Chelsea signing Timo Werner gives me motivation

Olivier Giroud says fellow striker Timo Werner signing for Chelsea is going to provide him with "more motivation" and that he relishes the competition.
Gennaro Gattuso hailed the ‘God of football’ after he lifted his first coaching trophy as Napoli beat Juventus 4-2 on penalties to win the Italian Cup for the sixth time on Wednesday.

Gennaro Gattuso: There’s a God of football

Gennaro Gattuso hailed the ‘God of football’ after he lifted his first coaching trophy as Napoli beat Juventus 4-2 on penalties to win the Italian Cup for the sixth time on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA Champions League set to resume in August

UEFA have announced that the Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be held in Lisbon between August 12-23.

Olivier Giroud explains decision to extend Chelsea stay

Olivier Giroud has opened up on his decision to extend his stay at Chelsea, outlining his plans to "keep winning trophies" and show Frank Lampard "he can count on me".
Gareth Bale is “not ecstatic” at Real Madrid, admits his agent Jonathan Barnett, but the Wales international has “never asked to leave” the La Liga giants.

Gareth Bale faults critics of golf hobby

In spite of winning four Champions League titles with Real, and scoring crucial goals in three finals, Bale still divides opinion in Spain due to a perceived lack of commitment as well as poor injury record, which the Spanish media have often blamed on his passion for playing golf in his spare time.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

Football with fans will be back soon – UEFA chief

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is confident “good old football with fans will come back very soon” despite the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA approves five substitutions during matches

Football teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when play resumes after the coronavirus pandemic, the sport’s law-making body announced on Friday.
Cameroon forward Stephane Bahoken believes “there is still time” to complete the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers and stick to the January staging of the tournament despite the coronavirus pandemic plunging the football calendar.

Stephane Bahoken: I’m not in favour of postponing Afcon in Cameroon

Cameroon forward Stephane Bahoken believes “there is still time” to complete the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers and stick to the January staging of the tournament despite the coronavirus pandemic plunging the football calendar into uncertainty.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez reacts. REUTERS-Anton Vaganov-File Photo

Roberto Martinez to stay in charge of Belgium until next World Cup – reports

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has extended his contract through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, ending weeks of speculation about a new deal, Belgian media reported on Saturday.
Former Everton man, Daniel Amokachi, has questioned Stephen Keshi’s decision to drop some of the players who had played a part in Nigeria’s third continental title a year earlier.

Daniel Amokachi: Stephen Keshi took some ‘useless’ players to 2014 World Cup

Former Everton man, Daniel Amokachi, has questioned Stephen Keshi’s decision to drop some of the players who had played a part in Nigeria’s third continental title a year earlier.
Manchester United have priority access to re-signing Memphis Depay, Lyon sporting director Juninho has confirmed.

Memphis Depay: I’d like a music career after football

Netherlands star Memphis Depay says once his footballing career is over, he would like to move into the music industry.
Next summer's European Championships will still be known as Euro 2020 despite being contested a year later than originally planned.

UEFA: No name change for Euro 2020 despite postponement to 2021

Next summer's European Championships will still be known as Euro 2020 despite being contested a year later than originally planned.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said over the weekend that the current season could be lost if it is unable to re-start by the end of June, although he did not rule out extending it into the next season.

UEFA gives women’s European Championship new slot in 2022

The next women’s European Championship in England has been put back a year to 2022, UEFA confirmed on Thursday, after initially being postponed as a knock-on effect of the coronavirus crisis.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA to decide football’s post-lockdown landscape

UEFA meets on Thursday to put the seal on plans that will shape football’s post-lockdown landscape and pave the way for the 2019-20 season to finally be drawn to a conclusion.
Aleksander Ceferin, the Uefa president, says a European Super League is ‘a fiction or a dream’. Thanassis Stavrakis-AP

UEFA: Leagues across Europe ready to play behind closed doors

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin on Monday disclosed that leagues across Europe were ready to return to action behind closed doors in a bid to limit the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA to meet on April 23 to discuss plans for resumption of football season

UEFA will hold an Executive Committee meeting by videoconference next Thursday, April 23, European football’s governing body has confirmed, as it continues to look at ways of restarting the season in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

FIFA chief warns against re-starting football too early

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has warned against re-starting football too early amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling FIFA’s 211 member associations on Friday that such behaviour would be irresponsible.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

Ex-President Obasanjo, Gordon Brown, others demand action against pandemic

About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.

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The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi.

Ray Hushpuppi faces 20 years in US prison

The United States Department of Justice, Central District of California, Friday said Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, popularly known as Hushpuppi on Social Media, made a court appearance in Chicago Friday, and will be transferred to Los Angeles, where his trial for conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars in cybercrime proceeds would begin in the coming weeks.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP orders redeployment of 10 AIGs, CPs

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the posting and redeployment of some senior officers in the Force.
The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi.

FBI: Hushpuppi attempted to dupe Premier League club of £100 million

Alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Ray Hushpuppi, on Friday made his first court appearance in an American court where the Federal Bureau of Investigation alleged that he attempted to dupe an English Premier League football club of £100m (N48.4bn).
BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live and 24-7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29, with the live eviction shows and weekly highlights aired on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family.

BBNaija new housemates in isolation ahead of show’s premier

Organisers of the reality show, Big Brother Naija, say all new members of the show are currently in isolation ahead of the July 19, 2020 premier of Season 5.
The management of the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta has shut down the institution for two weeks after a medical personnel at the school’s health centre died as a result of complications arising from coronavirus.

FCE Osiele shuts down after a health worker dies of coronavirus

The management of the Federal College of Education , Osiele, Abeokuta has shut down the institution for two weeks after a medical personnel at the school’s health centre died as a result of complications arising from coronavirus.