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Jordan Torunarigha has lodged a complaint with police after the Germany Under-21 defender was allegedly subjected to racist abuse during a German Cup game at Schalke, his club Hertha Berlin confirmed Friday.

German Cup: Torunarigha lodges police complaint over racist abuse

The visibly upset Torunarigha was sent off for a second yellow card during extra time in Hertha’s 3-2 extra-time defeat on Tuesday after allegedly hearing monkey chants and other racist abuse in Gelsenkirchen.
Robert Lewandowski hit his 20th league goal this season as Bayern Munich climbed to second in the Bundesliga Sunday with a 4-0 romp at Hertha Berlin to trim RB Leipzig’s lead to four points.

Robert Lewandowski strikes again as Bayern go second in Bundesliga

Robert Lewandowski hit his 20th league goal this season as Bayern Munich climbed to second in the Bundesliga Sunday with a 4-0 romp at Hertha Berlin to trim RB Leipzig’s lead to four points.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Germany gives conditions to play Super Eagles in international friendly

The German Football Association has given the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) conditions before it can accept any proposal for a friendly between both nations in the coming year.
Nigeria born Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi is in the middle of a triple tug of war involving Arsenal, Liverpool and La liga giants Barcelona.

Arsenal, Liverpool eye Karim Adeyemi as Redbull rejects Barcelona bid

Nigeria born Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi is in the middle of a triple tug of war involving Arsenal, Liverpool and La liga giants Barcelona.
Jerome Boateng's future has not yet been decided, according to Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, despite reported interest from Manchester United.

Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng handed two-game ban

Jerome Boateng has been handed a two-match ban by the German Football Association (DFB) following his red card in Bayern Munich's 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
The German Football Association proposed Freiburg’s Fritz Keller as their new president on Thursday as the world’s biggest single sports association looks to end the search for a successor to Reinhard Grindel, who resigned in April.

German FA nominates Freiburg chief to become president

The German Football Association proposed Freiburg’s Fritz Keller as their new president on Thursday as the world’s biggest single sports association looks to end the search for a successor to Reinhard Grindel, who resigned in April.
Clemens Toennies

Clemens Toennies: Schalke boss steps down for three months following ‘racist’ slur

Clemens Toennies has stepped down for three months as chairman of German Bundesliga club Schalke following widespread condemnation of alleged ‘racist’ comments he made last week.
Wolfgang Niersbach

Swiss indict former German officials in relation to 2006 FIFA World Cup

Swiss prosecutors said on Tuesday they had indicted three former German football officials in relation to the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals hosted by Germany.
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno wants to start Europa League final against Chelsea

Bernd Leno pulls out of Germany squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has pulled out of the Germany squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying games against Belarus and Estonia due to injury and been replaced by Sven Ulreich.
Reinhard Grindel

German FA chief Reinhard Grindel resigns over scandals

Under-fire German Football Association (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel confirmed his resignation on Tuesday following a series of scandals.
(FILES) This handout picture taken and released on May 13, 2018 and released on May 14, 2018 by the Turkish Presidential Press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) posing for a photo with German footballer of Turkish origin Mesut Ozil (L) in London. Footballer Mesut Ozil said on july 22, 2018 he had no regrets about his controversial photograph with Erdogan that sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's national squad ahead of the World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / KAYHAN OZER

Mesut Ozil slammed for reportedly inviting Recep Erdogan to his wedding

Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil has been criticised for reportedly inviting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his wedding as his witness.

Joachim Low disappointed after Mesut Ozil rebuffs talks

Germany head coach Joachim Low is disappointed and confused by Mesut Ozil's apparent disinterest in holding face-to-face talks.

Joachim Loew blocked from meeting Mesut Ozil at Arsenal training

Germany head coach Joachim Loew was reportedly blocked from meeting Mesut Ozil at Arsenal’s training ground on Monday to discuss the midfielder’s fiery retirement from international duty.

Reinhard Grindel, Gianni Infantino exchange heated letters over bid for Euro 2024

Reinhard Grindel, the head of the German Football Association , and Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, have exchanged heated letters over bids for Euro 2024, German media reported on Friday.
President of the German Football Association (DFB - Deutscher Fussball-Bund) Reinhard Grindel poses during a photo session in Monaco on August 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - VALERY HACHE

German FA boss Grindel confident Ozil affair doesn’t threaten Euro 2024 bid

The under-pressure president of the German Football Association (DFB), Reinhard Grindel, has told AFP he is confident the controversy over Mesut Ozil's international retirement will not have a negative impact on Germany's bid to host Euro 2024.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 27, 2018 Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany at the Kazan Arena in Kazan. AFP PHOTO - Luis Acosta

Oliver Bierhoff: Mesut Ozil ‘shying away’ from Germany exit discussions

Germany national team general manager Oliver Bierhoff still hopes to speak with Mesut Ozil to understand his reasons for walking away from international competition in July.

Joachim Loew rejects Mesut Ozil’s racism accusations

Joachim Loew has rejected Mesut Ozil’s accusations of racism within the German FA as the head coach gave his analysis of Germany’s World Cup debacle on Wednesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 27, 2018 Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany at the Kazan Arena in Kazan. AFP PHOTO - Luis Acosta

German FA chief admits Mesut Ozil needed more support over ‘racist attacks’

The under-fire president of the German Football Association (DFB), admitted on Sunday that he should have given Mesut Ozil more support when the midfielder was the target of "racist attacks".

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

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NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

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Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

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