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Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

WCQ: Super Eagles drawn in ‘soft group’ in qualifying campaign

Nigeria have been drawn to square up against Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR) and Liberia in the penultimate round of the qualifying race for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.
Enyimba have been dumped out of CAF Champions League by Sudan’s Al–Hilal after a 1-0 victory in Omdurman on Sunday.

Rangers, Enyimba lose CAF Cup group openers

Nigerian contenders Enugu Rangers and Enyimba were both beaten by north African clubs on Sunday as the CAF Confederation Cup group phase kicked off.
Nigeria’s Sand Eagles suffered their worst defeat in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup after Tuesday’s night 12-2 loss to Brazil in Paraguay.

Sand Eagles suffer worst defeat in Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigeria’s Sand Eagles suffered their worst defeat in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup after Tuesday’s night 12-2 loss to Brazil in Paraguay.
Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday booked a spot in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-1 away win against South African side TS Galaxy.

CAFCC: Enyimba, Rangers get group stage opponents

Enyimba and Rangers will come up against North African oppositions in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Premier League sharpshooters in Africa as CAN qualifying begins

English Premier League sharpshooters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah flew to Africa this week, seeking goals as 2021 Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying kicks off.
Cristiano Ronaldo was upset with Maurizio Sarri after he was substituted during the closing stages of Juventus’ victory over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo upset with Sarri after being substituted during Juventus’ win

Cristiano Ronaldo was upset with Maurizio Sarri after he was substituted during the closing stages of Juventus’ victory over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo happy with ‘more attacking’ Juventus

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo gave coach Maurizio Sarri a vote of confidence on Monday when he said he was happy with the “more attacking” approach the club had adopted since Sarri came on board in the summer.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

UEFA Champions League 2019/20 group stage draws

Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain, while defending champions Liverpool have been paired with Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in the Champions League group stage this season.
Madagascar targets to win all its three fixtures in the group stage of the forthcoming Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt despite losing to Kenya in their last warm-up match in Paris on Friday night.

Madagascar upbeat against Super Eagles after slim loss to Kenya

Madagascar targets to win all its three fixtures in the group stage of the forthcoming Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt despite losing to Kenya in their last warm-up match in Paris on Friday night.
Barbara Bonansea fired Italy to a remarkable comeback win over Australia after her brace, including a stoppage-time winner, claimed a 2-1 Group C victory on Sunday.

WWC: Barbara Bonansea seals Italy’s comeback win over Australia

Barbara Bonansea fired Italy to a remarkable comeback win over Australia after her brace, including a stoppage-time winner, claimed a 2-1 Group C victory on Sunday.
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FIFA release the 24 teams squad for the Women World Cup

FIFA has announced the 24 teams squad that will participate in the Women World Cup in France, meet the teams and the 23 players each from each team including the Super Falcons of Nigeria.
Former Nigeria youth international Terry Envoh has hailed the bright start the Nigeria U20 team have made at the ongoing Fifa U20 World Cup in Poland, but he has predicted tougher days ahead for the team.

U20WC: Terry Envoh warns Nigeria U20 team ahead of clash against USA

Former Nigeria youth international Terry Envoh has hailed the bright start the Nigeria U20 team have made at the ongoing Fifa U20 World Cup in Poland, but he has predicted tougher days ahead for the team.
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles produced a dominant performance to thrash Qatar 4-0 in their first Group D match at the U-20 World Cup holding in Poland.

Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru: Flying Eagles good enough to win U-20 World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles midfielder Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru believes the team can go far in the competition following their scintillating 4-0 win against Qatar in their first Group D match on Friday at the Tychy Stadium.
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles produced a dominant performance to thrash Qatar 4-0 in their first Group D match at the U-20 World Cup holding in Poland.

U20 World Cup: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles thrash Qatar in Poland

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles produced a dominant performance to thrash Qatar 4-0 in their first Group D match at the U-20 World Cup holding in Poland.
Nicolas Pepe has helped Lille qualify for next season's Uefa Champions League with his brace in their 5-0 thrashing of Angers on Saturday.

Nicolas Pepe’s brace seals UEFA Champions League berth for Lille

Nicolas Pepe has helped Lille qualify for next season's Uefa Champions League with his brace in their 5-0 thrashing of Angers on Saturday.
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2019 Africa Cup of Nations fixtures

Updated fixtures for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after organisers announced details of knockout rounds (all kick-off times GMT).
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Minister Dalung: Super Eagles must be ‘business-like’ against all AFCON opponents

Nigerian Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has warned the Super Eagles not to underrate their Group B opponents when the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in June in Egypt.
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USA start Basketball World Cup defence against Czechs

A United States team packed with NBA stars will begin its bid for an unprecedented third Basketball World Cup title in a row with a clash against debutants the Czech Republic.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.