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The English, Scottish and Irish FAs have released “updated Heading Guidance”, stating that children aged 6-11 should no longer be allowed to head the ball during training sessions. Klaus Vedfelt-Getty Images

British FAs bans heading football for U-12s

Heading the ball in training sessions has been outlawed for primary school children under the age of 12 in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland as part of the Football Association’s updated “heading guidance” for the game.
Toni Kroos has revealed that Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard tried to talk him into a move to Liverpool as Manchester United passed up the opportunity to do a deal in 2014.

Toni Kroos: Luis Suarez tried to lure me to Liverpool

Toni Kroos has revealed that Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard tried to talk him into a move to Liverpool as Manchester United passed up the opportunity to do a deal in 2014.

Kwara wins Ramat Cup

Kwara State has emerged winner of the 37th edition of the U-16 annual Ramat Football competition, which was concluded last weekend at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho watches on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 22, 2020. (AFP)

Jose Mourinho: Reaching Champions League would be among top triumphs

Jose Mourinho says delivering Champions League football for Tottenham next season would be among his greatest managerial achievements as he battles what he calls the worst injury crisis in Europe.
Justin Fashanu was on Wednesday inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Justin Fashanu deserved Hall of Fame induction – Amal Fashanu

Born of a Nigerian father and a mother from Guyana, Fashanu was Britain’s first £1m black footballer and won the BBC’s Goal of the Season award for his memorable volley against Liverpool in February 1980.
Shkodran Mustafi

Shkodran Mustafi open to Arsenal stay after incredible turnaround under Mikel Arteta

A matter of months ago it seemed certain that Shkodran Mustafi was on his way out of Arsenal.
Chris Smalling is ready to hold talks regarding a permanent move to Roma from Manchester United and is also eyeing up an England recall ahead of Euro 2020.

Chris Smalling ready to discuss Roma stay after being cast adrift by Manchester United

Chris Smalling is ready to hold talks regarding a permanent move to Roma from Manchester United and is also eyeing up an England recall ahead of Euro 2020
Arsenal Bukayo Saka

Arsenal contract talk with Bukayo Saka suffer new setback

Arsenal could lose Nigerian-born youngster Bukayo Saka if they fail to secure European football for next season, according to reports.
Kevin De Bruyne is edging closer to breaking Thierry Henry's record for the most assists in a Premier League season.

Kevin De Bruyne reveals how Manchester City players reacted to ban

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has insisted his teammates are focused on winning trophies this season and are not thinking about their Champions League ban.
A French football player has been handed down a five-year ban for bitting a rival player’s penis.

French footballer banned for Biting opposition player’s penis

The amateur player has been given a five-year suspension from his local league in eastern France after a wild post-match carpark brawl that climaxed with the ultimate low blow.
Virgil van Dijk is refusing to rule Manchester City out of the Premier League title race despite a “special” win for Liverpool taking them nine points clear of the defending champions.

Liverpool qualify for next season’s Champions League

The knockout stage of this season’s Champions League hasn’t even started yet – but holders Liverpool have already qualified for next year’s competition.

Jamie Carragher: Why UEFA are ‘desperate’ for Manchester City not to win trophy

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has claimed that UEFA would be “desperate” for Manchester City not to win the Champions League this year.
Justin Fashanu will be inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame on Wednesday

Justin Fashanu to be inducted into football Hall of Fame

Justin Fashanu, Britain's first and only out gay male professional footballer, is to be posthumously inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame later this week.
All is not well in the camp of Nigeria professional football league side Sunshine stars of Akure as their players are reportedly ready to boycott their next league game against FC Ifeanyi Ubah over financial dispute with the management.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah beat Sunshine Stars in Nnewi

FC Ifeanyi Ubah kicked off the second stanza of the Nigeria football league season with an impressive 3-1 win over Sunshine Stars of Akure on Sunday.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri insists Jurgen Klopp is playing mind games with his Champions League comments last week.

Maurizio Sarri: Jurgen Klopp playing mind games with Juventus Champions League comments

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri insists Jurgen Klopp is playing mind games with his Champions League comments last week.
Chelsea have been told that Jadon Sancho will cost £100 million to sign from Borussia Dortmund should they look to buy the attacker in January.

Chelsea ‘open talks with Jadon Sancho’ ahead of summer switch

Chelsea have opened talks with the representatives of in-demand Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, according to France Football.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said that he is prepared to take referees to court over damages in future if they do not consult VAR.

Napoli president threatens to sue over poor VAR calls

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said that he is prepared to take referees to court over damages in future if they do not consult VAR.
Oghenekaro Peter Etebo is delighted to see Getafe record a win in his maiden LaLiga appearance for the club. Oghenekaro Peter Etebo is delighted to see Getafe record a win in his maiden LaLiga appearance for the club.

Peter Etebo starts for Getafe against Barcelona

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Peter Etebo is in the Getafe’s line up to face giants Barcelona in today’s Spanish La Liga encounter at the Camp Nou.

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The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three teachers arrested for defiling teenage students in Ekiti

The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.

Hisbah apprehend woman for marring two husbands in Kano

A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.