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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 revised 2019/22 budget

Football’s global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of US$120 million in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle on Friday.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed that Arsenal are reluctant to meet the club's valuation of Houssem Aouar.

Arsenal reluctant to meet Houssem Aouar asking price – Lyon president

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed that Arsenal are reluctant to meet the club's valuation of Houssem Aouar.

Ekiti: We are ready for partnerships to develop sports

The Ekiti state government has reinstated its commitment to work with philanthropists and relevant organizations towards the growth and development of sporting activities in the state.
Ismaila Sarr suffered a hamstring injury in Watford’s 0-0 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s Premier League game.

Manchester United consider Ismaila Sarr move after Jadon Sancho failure

Manchester United have reportedly turned their attentions towards Watford’s Ismaila Sarr as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
FIFA

FIFA to hold first virtual congress

The approval of a revised budget and FIFA’s annual report are among the main items on the agenda for the worldwide body’s first remote Congress tomorrow.
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.
Thiago Silva has joined Chelsea after running down his contract at Paris Saint-Germain.

Gary Neville: Chelsea signing Thiago Silva will struggle

Gary Neville fears Thiago Silva will struggle at Chelsea this season.
Former Arsenal player and Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali made his La Liga debut for Huesca against Samuel Chukwueze’s Villarreal on Sunday.

Kelechi Nwakali: LaLiga debut a dream come true

Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali says he is enjoying his time Spain after making his La Liga debut on Sunday.
Arjen Robben’s emotional return to Groningen lasted less than 30 minutes on Sunday as he was forced out of his comeback match with a groin injury.

Arjen Robben’s Groningen comeback in doubt after groin injury

Arjen Robben’s emotional return to Groningen lasted less than 30 minutes on Sunday as he was forced out of his comeback match with a groin injury.
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette was delighted with victory at Fulham.

Sunday Oliseh wants Arsenal to continue with winning form

Former Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh, has urged Arsenal to continue with the terrific form that saw them subdued Fulham 3-0 in their Premier League opening duel.
Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has defended Victor Osimhen after the striker failed to find the back of the net in Napoli’s 4-0 win against Pescara on Friday.

Diego Maradona: Victor Osimhen is a 30-goal striker

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been lauded as a 30-goal striker by Diego Armando Maradona Junior.
The Governor of Kwara State Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has promised to host the Super Eagles squad that reached the round of 16 at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the U.S.A.

Kwara governor pledges to host USA ’94 Super Eagles squad

The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has promised to host the Super Eagles squad that reached the round of 16 at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the U.S.A.
They have been under threat from a Sevilla side on the rise and an ambitious Villarreal.

Sevilla take aim at Atletico Madrid as La Liga’s third force

Atletico Madrid have been sitting comfortably as Spain’s third power for the best part of a decade but that status is under threat ahead of the new La Liga campaign.
It was a sad day for Super Eagles full-back Ola Aina as his Club Torino suffered a 4-2 away defeat in the hand of Cagliari on Saturday.

Super Eagles star Ola Aina edges closer to Fulham move

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina is on the verge of returning to English football two years after teaming up with Torino.
Plateau United Captain Elisha Golbe says he is disappointed that his side will not be crowned Nigeria professional football league champions this season.

Football returning without the fans will be awkward – Plateau United skipper

Plateau united captain Elisha Golbe has stated that having football return after the lifting of restrictions on contact sports by the Presidential task force will be awkward but that players understand that it is for their own good.
Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has received a seal of approval from England teammate Kyle Walker.

​Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood wins praise from City’s Kyle Walker

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has received a seal of approval from England teammate Kyle Walker.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigerian government reads out riot act to NFF, clubs over resumption of league

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has read out the riot acts to the Nigerian Football Federation and club owners that no stadium would be opened for any football game without strict adherence to the sports protocols, even as there must be total implementation of the club licensing control before the new football season can resume.
Inter Miami coach Diego Alonso said Blaise Matuidi will be available for the team's match against Nashville SC on Sunday. (Inter Miami CF - Courtesy)

Inter Miami: Blaise Matuidi set for MLS debut Sunday

France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi is poised to make his debut for Inter Miami in Major League Soccer on Sunday following his move from Juventus last month.

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The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

WeChat, TikTok see US downloads climb ahead of Donald Trump administration ban

Preliminary data from analytics platform Sensor Tower showed Chinese-based WeChat had 10,000 installs in the US Friday, a 150 percent increase from Thursday and a 233 percent week-over-week increase. That’s the largest number of WeChat installs in the US in one day since October 7th, 2019.

Nigerian government disburses N24 million loan to 2,400 entrepreneurs in Sokoto

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has disbursed N24 million to 2,400 small scale entrepreneurs in Sokoto State.
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Enugu governor accepts leadership of Ebeano as he vows to improve lives of people

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has agreed to lead “Ebeano political dynasty” just as he reiterated his commitment to continue his people-oriented policies and programmes, saying that the development of infrastructure and human capacity in the state remains his priority.