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Former Bolton Wanderers and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha has urged Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to join Barcelona.

Chelsea want Mo Salah back, add Egyptian star to summer target list

Salah joined Chelsea in January 2014 from FC Basel for around £11m but things didn’t work out for the 28-year-old and he left two years later after playing only 19 games.
Barcelona are celebrating 20 years since star player Lionel Messi joined the club with his two decades outlined in an extraordinarily comprehensive report in Marca.

Javier Subirats certain Leion Messi will leave Barcelona

Former Valencia sporting director, Javier Subirats, is certain Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona this summer.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is set for knee surgery today.

Barcelona confident on new deal for Germany goalkeeper

Barcelona are confident of renewing the contract of goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen with president Josep Maria Bartomeu seeing it as a priority before he departs the club next year.
Stephen Odey

Two French clubs interested in signing Stephen Odey

Former MFM striker Stephen Odey is reportedly attracting interest from two french clubs ahead of the new league season.
The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League, made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Tuesday

UEFA Europa League third qualifying round draw

The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League, made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Tuesday:
Inter manager Antonio Conte has insisted that he does not feel that it is the right time to discuss his future as Inter boss following Inter’s Europa League final loss to Sevilla on Friday night.

Antonio Conte: Why Sevilla defeated Inter Milan in Europa League final

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal.
Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos (right) scores the only goal of the game from Éver Banega’s cross. Ina Fassbender-Reuters

Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk reach Europa League semi-finals

Sevilla midfielder Lucas Ocampos headed a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as they reached the Europa League semi-finals on Tuesday.
VAR will be introduced in this season's Europa League from the beginning of the knockout stages, UEFA have confirmed.

Europa League last 32 draw

First legs to be played February 20; Second legs to be played February 27

Ogenyi Onazi back in action after long injury lay off

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi made his first competitive appearance in over a year after featuring in Trabzonspor’s Europa League loss against Swiss club, FC Basel, on Thursday night.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring Arsenal's third goal with Bukayo Saka. (David Price-Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Teenager Bukayo Saka scores as Arsenal win at Frankfur

Teenage winger, Bukayo Saka, scored his first goal for Arsenal as they beat 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in the first round of Europa League group matches on Thursday.
FC Zurich's Stephen Odey

FC Zurich’s Stephen Odey hopes for better finish next year after Swiss Cup exit

Stephen Odey has moved on from the disappointment of FC Zurich exit from the Swiss Cup following a 3-1 loss to FC Basel in their semi-final tie on Thursday.
Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah makes Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people

A humble figure loved by all Egyptians, Scousers and Muslims, Mohamed Salah, has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.
Crotone of Italy striker, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Simy)

Basel in talks to sign Crotone forward Simy Nwankwo

Switzerland club side FC Basel are reportedly in talks with Italian Serie B side Crotone for the services of Super Eagles world Cup striker Simy Tochukwu Nwankwo.
FC Basel Aldo Kalulu

FC Zurich condemn fans who threw a banana at Basel’s Aldo Kalulu

Swiss club FC Zurich have condemned fans who threw a banana at rival player Aldo Kalulu when he went to take a corner during their league match at FC Basel on Sunday.
Xherdan Shaqiri . Liverpool

Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri wants more respect for previous achievements

Shaqiri, 27, won two Bundesliga titles, two German cups, the Club World Cup and the Champions League during his time in Bundesliga, and also has three Swiss titles to his name from his spell in Basel.
Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji

Manuel Akanji: Manchester United move my dream

Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji has said it is his dream to play for Manchester United one day.
Nicolas Tie Chelsea

Chelsea’s keeper Nicolas Tie out of Ivory Coast squad

Chelsea academy goalkeeper Nicolas Tie has been forced to withdraw from Ivory Coast's squad for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Central African Republic (CAR).
Nicolas Tie Chelsea

Chelsea Academy’s Nicolas Tie in Ivory Coast squad

Ivory Coast have included Chelsea academy goalkeeper Nicolas Tie for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Central African Republic (CAR).

Unai Emery confirms Mohamed Elneny will stay with Arsenal

Unai Emery has ruled out the possibility of Egyptian international Mohamed Elneny leaving Arsenal this European summer.
Kepa Arrizabalaga

All Premier League completed transfer deals

The Premier League summer transfer window was shut on Thursday with the familiar craze of the deadline day. Several teams bolstered their side while some didn't bother getting new faces in.

Pep Guardiola thrilled to land first trophy with Manchester City

Pep Guardiola was delighted to land his first trophy at Manchester City after winning the Carabao Cup with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Arsenal.

All eyes on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal hover

All eyes will be on whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to Borussia Dortmund's starting line-up at Hertha Berlin on Friday, with the star striker reportedly chasing a move to Arsenal.

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

‘Kogi most peaceful state in Nigeria’

This was stated by Governor Yahaya Bello’s security adviser, Navy Commander Jerry Omodara (retd.), at an annual interfaith dinner organised by Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) to foster religious unity in Kogi.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he will make any decision that they wish to take about his position “easy” for the club.

Real Madrid coach bewildered by handball decision

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was left baffled after two handball calls went against his side in Sunday’s enthralling 2-2 draw at home to Sevilla which left Los Blancos still trailing La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid in the title race.
Neymar opened the scoring with a penalty on the stroke of halftime but Serhou Guirassy equalised in the 70th minute to leave PSG, who finished with 10 men after Presnel Kimpembe was sent off in the 87th minute, on 76 points.

Ligue 1: PSG title chances dented by draw at Rennes

Paris St Germain’s Ligue 1 title hopes took a major knock on Sunday when the defending champions were held to a 1-1 draw at Stade Rennes, leaving Lille holding a three-point advantage at the top with two games remaining.
The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Nigerian government, governors table revenue-sharing model to end financial autonomy dispute

The federal government and governors of the 36 states of the federation have agreed on a revenue-sharing formula to resolve the raging dispute over the full implementation of financial autonomy for state judiciaries and legislatures.
West Bromich Albion manager Sam Allardyce bemoaned his side’s lack of efficiency in front of goal as he suffered the ignominy of relegation from the Premier League for the first time after a 3-1 loss at Arsenal.

Big Sam rues lack of firepower as West Brom go down

West Bromich Albion manager Sam Allardyce bemoaned his side’s lack of efficiency in front of goal as he suffered the ignominy of relegation from the Premier League for the first time after a 3-1 loss at Arsenal.

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The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Edo: Ex-APC national chairmen attend stakeholders’ meeting, urge members to close ranks

Two former National Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Adams Oshiomhole, attended a stakeholders meeting of the Edo APC in Benin City on Saturday.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba governor advises Nigerian government on state police

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba has advised the Federal Government to try state police in addressing the security challenges in the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government pledges to save abducted Kaduna university students from execution

The federal government yesterday expressed its commitment to do all it could to save the remaining 16 students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, whose abductors have threatened to kill for the delay in ransoming them.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Six ‘killed’ as gunmen attack police station in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, on Saturday launched another attack on Odoro Ikpe Police Station, in Ini LGA of Akwa Ibom State, killing six officers on duty.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

FCTA debunks ‘schools’ closure’

The Education Secretariat of FCT Administration has debunked reports that schools in the Bwari Area Council have been closed due to the fear of the residents that the area might have been infiltrated by bandits after sighting trucks loaded with strangers in the communities bordering Kaduna State on Wednesday.