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Vissel Kobe midfielders Andrés Iniesta (L), Kyogo Furuhashi (C) and Daigo Nishi (R) celebrate a goal during the AFC Champions League group G football match between Japan’s Vissel Kobe and Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim at Misaki Park Stadium in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture on February 12, 2020. (Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

Andres Iniesta sorcery sparks Japan’s Kobe to 5-1 Asian win

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta produced a magical display on his Asian Champions League debut Wednesday to inspire Japan’s Vissel Kobe to a 5-1 thrashing of Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim.
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.
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.

Anxiety as Champions League knockout stage draw holds

As the coaches of the 16 qualifiers for the Champions League last 16 prepare to watch Monday’s draw in Nyon, they might ask: what is the price of success?
Didier Deschamps

France boss signs contract extension through to 2022

Deschamps’ previous deal was due to expire following the conclusion of Euro 2020, but following a successful spell in charge of the national team, he has been given the security of being able to work through until the end of their World Cup defence in Qatar.
French international Loic Remy has hail Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen for his superlative performances for their modest French Club Lille Metropole.

Victor Osimhen inspirational again as Lille move up in Ligue 1

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen’s only strike made the difference for Lille in their 1-0 league win over Brest at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Friday evening.
Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham: Chelsea must be at their best at the Mestalla

Tammy Abraham says Chelsea's Champions League duel with Valencia on Wednesday is their biggest game of the season so far.
Riyad Mahrez has asserted that it is difficult to live with playing from the bench at Manchester City.

Riyad Mahrez: Playing from the bench at Manchester City is difficult to live with

Riyad Mahrez has asserted that it is "difficult to live with" playing from the bench at Manchester City.
Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen strikes again as Lille beat Strasbourg 2-0 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Ligue 1 encounter.

Frank Lampard: Victor Osimhen has fantastic future

Chelsea’s coach, Frank Lampard has described Lille of France striker, Victor Osimhen, as a player with a lot of potential to be great in future after the Nigerian scored against his team in the UEFA Champions League game on Tuesday.
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.
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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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Rampant Arsenal face Lisbon test, Chelsea sweat on Eden Hazard

Amid a packed schedule, Arsenal take a 10-match winning streak to Sporting Lisbon as their quest to win the Europa League continues Thursday, when city rivals Chelsea, possibly without the influential Eden Hazard, host BATE Borisov of Belarus.
Europa League

Europa League: Arsenal drawn with Sporting Lisbon

The complete draw for the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League group stage, made in Monaco on Friday.
FIFA HQ

Senegal ask FIFA to revise new fair play ruling

After Japan and Senegal finished level on points, goals scored and goal difference, the Africans became the first team to exit a World Cup because of their disciplinary record.

Jose Mourinho picks Super Eagles to reach World Cup Round of 16

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has picked the Super Eagles and Argentina to emerge from a tough-looking Group D at the World Cup in Russia.

Zinedine Zidane struggling to shore up Real Madrid defence

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted injuries will force him into patching up a makeshift defence for Saturday's visit of Sevilla after Raphael Varane joined an increasing list of absentees.

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Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.

US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over deadly cross-border attack

Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Thirteen killed in Katsina bandit attacks

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.
Dr. Dominic Ukpong, Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health

Akwa Ibom discharges two coronavirus patients

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who announced this on Saturday said those discharged have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing to 16, the total of those treated and discharged of the viral infection since the first set of cases were recorded on April 1, 2020.

Lagos to decamp pipeline explosion victims from relief camp

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.