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Former Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was evasive when asked about his ambition to run as president of the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF).

Chelsea legend eyes top Ivorian FA job

Chelsea legend and former Cote d’Ivoire captain, Didier Drogba, is favourable to secure the top job of his country’s football body.
Barcelona are said to be fuming after missing out on Takefusa Kubo to bitter rivals Real Madrid. Getty

Takefusa Kubo reveals why he rejected Barcelona return

Real Madrid wonderkid Takefusa Kubo has explained why he chose to sign for Los Blancos rather than make a return to Barcelona.
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Thiago Silva’s wife still not a big fan of Arsenal’s Unai Emery

Isabelle Silva, the wife of Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva, granted an interview to Le Parisien recently in which she talked about her relationship with her husband through the years.
Rangers International FC have booked their place in the Confederation Cup group stages following Sunday’s 3-1 victory over AS Pelican.

Rangers coach hails players CAF Confederations Cup qualification

Rangers International FC have booked their place in the Confederation Cup group stages following Sunday’s 3-1 victory over AS Pelican.

Yomi Elijah returns to ABS as technical adviser

Speaking at the ceremony, the club’s Director of Football, Alloy Chukwuemeka, said he was delighted to have Elijah rejoin the Ilorin based club.
Iranian women have been prohibited from entering stadiums since early 1980s [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

FIFA orders Iran to allow women free access to football stadiums

In the wake of the ‘Blue girl’ incident where a woman killed herself after being arrested trying to access a football stadium a FIFA delegation has demanded Iran allow women free unlimited access to stadiums.

Minister: FCT remains safer than other cities

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, on Wednesday debunked the rumour making the round that the nation’s capital is not safe.
Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) vice-president George Afriyie believes call-ups to the nation's various national teams are highly influenced by external entities for selfish reasons.

Call-ups to the Ghana national teams are a joke – ex-GFA chief

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) vice-president George Afriyie believes call-ups to the nation's various national teams are highly influenced by external entities for selfish reasons.
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NPFL Super Six: Lobi Stars’ Barnabas Imenger assures fans on club’s chances

Lobi Stars team manager Barnabas Imenger has assured the club's fans that the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions will be ready for the season-ending playoffs, which start in Lagos next week.
Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals of the Europa League after defeating Slavia Prague 4-3 at Stamford Bridge, resulting in a 5-3 aggregate victory.

Chelsea fans slam club over Europa League final fiasco

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) have criticized the club for failing to help or show solidarity with their supporters ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku on Wednesday, and accused official travel partner Thomas Cook of charging an “extortionate” price for flight packages to Azerbaijan.
Gbenga Ogunbote

Gbenga Ogunbote: Bendel Insurance’s tie is very important

Rangers International FC of Enugu technical adviser Gbenga Ogunbote has tagged his side’s matchday 20 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash against Bendel Insurance as a decider for Flying Antelopes’ Super-Six play-off qualification.
Abubakar Bala

Abubakar Bala resigns as Kwara Utd coach

Kwara United FC of Ilorin coach Abubakar Bala, says he has resigned his position with immediate effect.
Nigeria international Odion Ighalo was on the scorer’s sheet for Shanghai Shenhua who suffered their fifth defeat of the season in the Chinese Super League.

Shanghai Shenhua suffer fifth defeat as Odion Ighalo scores

Nigeria international Odion Ighalo was on the scorer’s sheet for Shanghai Shenhua who suffered their fifth defeat of the season in the Chinese Super League.
Enyimba International FC Technical Adviser, Usman Abd’Allah

Coach Abd’Allah frowns at Enyimba’s give away goal

Enyimba International FC Technical Adviser, Usman Abd’Allah, has expressed his displeasure over his side’s inability to keep their sixth straight clean sheet in their matchday 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash against Sunshine Stars on Sunday, as he faulted his charges for the goal conceded.
Godwin Aguda

Rangers ready to sell in-form Godwin Aguda

Rangers Int’l FC forward Godwin Aguda is in a rich vein of goalscoring form netting his 6th goal of the CAF Confederation Cup in the 2-0 win over Salimata et Taséré [Salitas] FC, but he could be moved on before the end of the season, according to club chairman Davidson Owumi.

Anthony Okoro joins FC Ifeanyi Ubah on a two-year deal

Okoro Anthony has completed a move to Nigeria Professional Football League side, FC Ifeanyi Ubah ahead of the 2018/2019 season.
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Enyimba, Lobi Stars join chase for Sunshine Stars’ Jide Fatokun

More than three top Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs are jostling for the signature of Sunshine Stars of Akure sensational midfielder, Jide Fatokun.
Mohammed Dewji

Report: Search still on for kidnapped billionaire Mohammed Dewji

Police in Tanzania are reportedly still searching for Africa’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji, 43, after he was kidnapped by masked gunmen in the capital Dar es Salaam.

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An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
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Timo Werner: Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are playing at Robert Lewandowski’s level

Timo Werner acknowledges he has little hope of outscoring Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga this season, as the Bayern Munich forward's form can only be matched by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.