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Hansi Flick says defender Jerome Boateng will have the final say over his own future after falling out of favour at Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng involve in auto crash

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng crashed his Mercedes into a motorway barrier and caused £22,000 worth of damage after visiting his sick son in hospital.
Former Super Eagles winger Ejike Uzoenyi has joined Bosnia and Herzegovina club FK Zvijezda on a short-term deal.

NFF celebrates former Super Eagles star Ejike Uzoenyi at 32

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles forward Ejike Uzoenyi who turns 32 years on Monday.
Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison has heaped praises on teammate Wilfred Ndidi for his contributions towards the team’s 2-0 victory against Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Barcelona eyeing to make move for Super Eagles star

Barcelona eyeing to make move for Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi in the summer as the La Liga holder looking for Sergio Busquets longtime replacement.
Leicester City assistant manager Kolo Toure said his dream is to see an African team lift the Fifa World Cup trophy in the near future.

Leicester City coach Kolo Toure reveals World Cup dream

The ex-Ivory Coast international played for Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool in England before calling time on his career at Scottish Premiership side Celtic.
First choice in goal Adamu Abubakar is joined by Super Eagles’ goaltender Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Enyimba’s Theophilus Afelokhai, as well as defenders Olisah Ndah, John Lazarus, Etboy Akpan and Ebube Duru.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa: Islam Slimani tougher to face than Ryhad Mahrez

Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has picked Algeria and Monaco forward Islam Slimani as the toughest player he has ever faced.
Legendary Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta has explained the reason he snubbed Europeans giants like Real Madrid and AC Milan during his playing career in Europe.

Gabriel Batistuta: Why I did not sign for Real Madrid and AC Milan

Legendary Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta has explained the reason he snubbed Europeans giants like Real Madrid and AC Milan during his playing career in Europe.
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.

Gernot Rohr: I won’t beg NFF for new contract

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says he will not be ‘asking’ his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) about his contract renewal.
Former Brazil and Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho

Ronaldinho wins five-a-side tourney in prison, scores five goals

Legendary Brazilian forward Ronaldinho won a five-aside futsal prison football tournament in Paraguay with he and his teammates winning a 16kg suckling Pig as their prize.

FIFA give clubs permission to decline international call-ups, recommend fixture postponement

FIFA have issued a statement granting clubs the option to prevent their players from joining up with their national teams and have recommended that all international matches be postponed until further notice due to coronavirus.
Shehu Abdullahi was absolutely delighted with his first goal for Bursaspor [Twitter]

NFF celebrates Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi at 27

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday greetings to Super Eagles right-back Shehu Abdullahi who clocks 27 years on Thursday.
Vincent Enyeama

Former Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama denies retirement claims

According to local media outlets the 37-year-old, who hasn’t played a competitive fixture since April 2017, has called time on his career, but Enyeama insists that is not the case.

Fifa and AFC postpone World Cup qualifiers

Countries are currently split into eight groups in the second round of qualifying and World Cup regulars such as South Korea, Japan, and Australia will all be affected by the decision.

Coronavirus: FIFA considering postponement of World Cup 2022 qualifiers

FIFA is considering postponing the Asian World Cup qualifiers due to be played this month because of the coronavirus outbreak, the global football body said on Thursday
Out-of-favour Super Eagles forward Simy Nwankwo was among the goals for Crotone in their 3-1 win over Ascoli in Italian Serie B cracker on Friday.

Simy Nwankwo hits 13th goal of the season in Italy

Nigerian forward Simmy Nwankwo was on action and he bagged a goal for his Club Crotone as they laboured to a 1-0 win against Pisa on Tuesday.=
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has continued his good run of form between the sticks as he kept his fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league when Kaizer Chiefs ran out 2-0 winners against Chippa United in an ABSA Premiership clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday.

Daniel Akpeyi’s agent blasts ex-PSL players for ganging up against

Daniel Akpeyi’s agent has leapt to the defence of his client and slammed ex-PSL players like Junior Khanye for ganging up against the Nigerian goalkeeper.
Aisha Falode

NWFL: Why we should get a percentage of FIFA’s $194K largesse to clubs

The board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) headed by Aisha Falode at the weekend came out strongly to make a case for the league board to be given a percentage of the FIFA largesse to Nigerian clubs whose players were paraded at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Massimiliano Allegri is the top candidate to become Manchester United's next permanent manager, according to former Italy and Juventus coach Marcello Lippi.

Max Allegri excited with prospect of coaching outside Italy amid Manchester United link

Former Juventus boss Max Allegri is ‘fascinated’ by the prospect of managing outside of Italy next season amid reports he could replace Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo on Wednesday said that he had tipped in-form CD Leganes FC player, Kenneth Omeruo, to step into his shoes as a regular centre-back.

NFF appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles’ defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team.

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The state commissioner for health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, made the call in a telephone interview in Uyo on Saturday.

Akwa Ibom government demands second coronavirus tests, questions NCDC announcement of confirmed cases

The Akwa Ibom government appears to be contesting the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)’s announcement of cases of the novel coronavirus in the state.

Shippers council donates N10 million items to curtail coronavirus spread

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), has donated protective gears for port users worth N5 million and an additional N5 million to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos and FCT respectively.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Official: Bauchi to discharge two coronavirus patients

The Bauchi State Government has said that two out of the three index Coronavirus (covid-19) patients would soon be discharged.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Multi-national troops launch massive offensive operations against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has launched a coordinated offensive to dislodge Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists from Tunbuns Islands of the Lake Chad.
Juventus are weighing up a summer move for Chelsea’s contract rebel Willian.

Willian set for Stamford Bridge exit after seven seasons

“I have a beautiful story at Chelsea. I have a great relationship with the fans and everybody at the club. But my contract is ending and it’s going to be difficult,” the 31-year-old was quoted as saying by Brazilian news service Uol.