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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed suggestions his side have reignited the Premier League title race after ending Manchester City’s 21-match winning run with a stunning 2-0 derby victory.

Manchester United boss: We can still catch Manchester City in title race

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Manchester United can still catch rivals Manchester City in this season’s Premier League title race as ‘stranger things have happened’ in football.
Germany’s Coach Joachim Loew answers journalists’ questions before the UEFA Nations League football match between Germany and Spain in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on September 3, 2020. (Photo by Thomas KIENZLE - AFP)

German FA: Joachim Loew to remain in charge at Euro 2020

Joachim Loew will remain Germany coach at Euro 2020 despite last week’s latest humiliating defeat, the president of the German FA (DFB) declared on Tuesday.
Didier Deschamps has called for improvement from Kylian Mbappe, insisting the forward cannot be satisfied with his recent displays on the international stage.

France boss calls for Kylian Mbappe improvement

Didier Deschamps has called for improvement from Kylian Mbappe, insisting the forward "cannot be satisfied" with his recent displays on the international stage.
Dutch referee Danny Makkelie has offered Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal an apology after disallowing the striker's goal against Serbia.

Referee apologises to Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal for disallowed goal vs Serbia

Portugal had to settle for a 2-2 draw in their 2022 World Cup qualifying clash after Ronaldo was denied a last-gasp winner by the match officials.
Cristiano Ronaldo has protested over his disallowed goal against Serbia, saying that ‘an entire nation has been harmed’.

UEFA: Serbia, Portugal could have avoided Cristiano Ronaldo fury

A Cristiano Ronaldo goal not given in a dramatic 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Serbia and Portugal should have stood, UEFA said on Monday.
FIFA has officially opened an investigation after anti-gay chants were audible during the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match between Mexico and the Dominican Republic on March 18.

FIFA may hammer Mexico over anti-gay chant

FIFA has officially opened an investigation after anti-gay chants were audible during the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match between Mexico and the Dominican Republic on March 18.
Comoros coach Amir Abdou is in a relaxed mood going into Sunday’s clash with Egypt in Cairo.

AFCON: Comoros coach happy with achievement made so far

The Comoros according to him are not only happy to have picked one of the tickets to next year’s Nations Cup but also happy to be on same level with 6-time Nations Cup champions Egypt.
South Africa international Percy Tau is feeling confident and he wants revenge on Ghana ahead of their upcoming 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday.

AFCONQ: South Africa’s Percy Tau wants revenge vs Ghana

South Africa international Percy Tau is feeling confident and he wants revenge on Ghana ahead of their upcoming 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday.
Amad Diallo lit up Old Trafford as he scored his first ever Manchester United goal against AC Milan.

Manchester United’s Amad Diallo gets first senior call-up for Ivory Coast

Amad has impressed since joining United from Atalanta in January, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now picking him regularly to feature in the first team after initially allowing him to find his feet with the U23 squad.
The reigning champions had the chance to take first place from Lille on goal difference but strikes from Randal Kolo and Moses Simon wiped out PSG’s half-time lead, which came through Julian Draxler, and inflicted a fourth home defeat this campaign on the capital club.

Moses Simon goal help Nantes inflict fourth home defeat on PSG

Paris Saint-Germain missed the chance to move top of Ligue 1 on Sunday after falling to a shock 2-1 home loss to Nantes, allowing Lille to maintain their league lead despite drawing 0-0 at Monaco.
FIFA has explained why some votes for Mohamed Salah to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award was not counted.

AFCONQ: Liverpool’s Mo Salah invited for Egypt’s games vs Kenya, Comoros

Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry has invited Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and five other players based abroad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros.
RB Leipzig swept past Hertha Berlin with a 3-0 away win on Sunday to cut Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to just two points.

RB Leipzig move to within two of Bayern Munich after beating Hertha Berlin

Leipzig capitalised on Bayern's 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt 24 hours earlier. A long-range goal by captain Marcel Sabitzer gave second-placed Leipzig a first-half lead in Berlin. A superb second-half strike by defender Nordi Mukiele and a header from centre-back Willi Orban sealed the victory.
Marco Rose will coach Borussia Dortmund from the start of the 2021-22 season.

Marco Rose confirmed as next Borussia Dortmund boss

Rose will remain at Gladbach until the end of the season. The German has been the the favourite to take the Dortmund job on a permanent basis since Lucien Favre was sacked in December.
Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru was on the winning side as Galatasaray defeated archrival Fenerbahce 1-0 at the Ülker Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium on Saturday.

Henry Onyekuru shines as Galatasaray stuns Fernabahce at home

Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru was on the winning side as Galatasaray defeated archrival Fenerbahce 1-0 at the Ülker Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium on Saturday.
Former Southampton boss, Glenn Hoddle, is overwhelmed by the attitude of Manchester United’s players for their 9-0 humiliation of the Saints on Tuesday.

Ex-Southampton boss: Manchester United players were ruthless

Former Southampton boss, Glenn Hoddle, is overwhelmed by the attitude of Manchester United’s players for their 9-0 humiliation of the Saints on Tuesday.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi added another beautiful free-kick to his remarkable collection against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday evening.

Leo Messi creates another record as FC Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao

FC Barcelona moved a place up into second in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday after a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, with club captain Lionel Messi entering the record books again.
Inter Milan moved level on points with bitter rivals AC Milan at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Juventus.

Inter Milan beat Juventus to go top in Serie A

Inter Milan beat lacklustre champions Juventus 2-0 in Sunday’s Serie A classic and went top on goal difference ahead of crosstown rivals AC Milan.
Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic will look to sign Bright Osayi-Samuel during the January transfer window.

Bright Osayi-Samuel joins Turkish club Fenerbahce

Turkish side Fenerbahce have announced Bright Osayi-Samuel will join them at the end of the season on a four-year contract.
Golden Eaglets Coach Fatai Amoo says his team deserved to qualify for the 2020 U17 WAFU B semi-final in Lome.

Golden Eaglets coach targets victory against Burkina Faso

Amoo’s tactics has been heavily criticized owing to the team’s performance in the championship; the Eaglets lost their opening game to Ivory Coast and drew against Ghana.
Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool were denied a clear penalty as the Reds suffered a 1-0 defeat against Southampton at St Mary’s on Monday night.

Jurgen Klopp compares Liverpool penalty record to Manchester United

Jurgen Klopp stoked the fire ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Anfield next weekend by comparing penalty records after Liverpool were denied two spot-kicks in Monday’s defeat at Southampton.
Olivier Giroud has admitted that his current situation at Chelsea is worrying, and says he'll have to make a decision on his future in January.

Olivier Giroud: I really want to win the Premier League

Olivier Giroud has revealed his burning desire to win the Premier League this season and insists that Chelsea still have a chance to join the title race.
Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram was sent off for spitting in an opponent's face during Saturday's 2-1 home defeat against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram sent off by VAR for spitting

Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram was sent off for spitting in an opponent's face during Saturday's 2-1 home defeat against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

APC: PDP governors’ meeting ‘mere jamboree’

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Monday’s meeting of governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP as a jamboree and a complete waste of time, accusing the state executives of engaging in name calling and abuses.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

PDP governors asks President Buhari to summon Police Council meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has unanimously has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately summon the meeting of the Nigerian Police Council...
Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.

Kaduna strike: Nigerian governors appeal to NLC to exercise restraint

Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to exercise calm and restraint in its engagement with the Kaduna State government.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his star man Harry Kane is surrounded by the ideal pieces.

Harry Kane tells Tottenham he wants to leave this summer

The 27-year-old has grown frustrated over the club's inability to compete at the highest level, having seen his side fall out of contention to secure Champions League football for next season.
Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his struggles with an auto-immune disease, while claiming that when I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch..

Juventus considering Gennaro Gattuso as Andrea Pirlo’s replacement

Juventus are studying the future and are reportedly considering Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso as a possible alternative to replace Andrea Pirlo.

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National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Sunday alleged that the camp of former Governor Ayodele Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State.

Senator Olujimi: PDP may lose Ekiti governorship election

Biodun Olujimi has called on the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile contending groups in Ekiti State or risk losing the 2022 Governorship election.

NUT suspends strike as union, Niger government reach agreement

The Niger State Government and the state wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) at the weekend reached a six-point agreement leading to the immediate suspension of the 10-day-old strike declared by the union.

UK asks Nigeria to remove tariff on solar power equipment

The United Kingdom has asked the federal government to consider the issuance of tariffs and customs duty exemption on solar-powered equipment to accelerate Nigeria’s energy access and low carbon energy transition.
Charles Oliveira, right, a veteran of the UFC since 2010, won the lightweight belt Saturday night in his first title shot. Josh Hedges-Zuffa LLC

Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win UFC lightweight belt

Brazil’s Charles Oliveira rallied with brutal efficiency to knock out American Michael Chandler early in the second round at UFC 262 in Houston, Texas, on Saturday and be crowned new lightweight champion.
The worst that people feared about the missing Akwa Ibom woman has happened, Iniobong Umoren, the Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, who left her home for a supposedly job interview in the outskirt of Uyo, has been raped and killed.

Ini Umoren’s murder: I’m not into organ harvesting – suspect’s father

The Father of the alleged killer of Iniubong Umoren, a job seeker in Akwa Ibom, Frank Akpan has denied allegations that his family was into killing for organ harvesting.