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Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn has described Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as an absolute beast and is loving playing alongside the powerful centre-back with the national team.

Steven Bergwijn: Virgil van Dijk an absolute beast

Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn has described Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as "an absolute beast" and is loving playing alongside the powerful centre-back with the national team.
Nordin Amrabat of Morocco challenged by Petrus Shitembi of Namibia during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Morocco and Namibia at Training at Al-Salaam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 23 June 2019. ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Afcon: Morocco sneaks past Namibia 1-0

Namibian Itamunua Keimuine headed an 89th-minute Hakim Ziyech free-kick into his own net to gift Morocco a 1-0 victory on Sunday in the opening Africa Cup of Nations Group D match.
Mohamed Salah’s introduction played a major role in Egypt defeating Guinea 3-1 in Alexandria in their final friendly before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Sunday.

AFCON: Fit and firing Mo Salah carries hopes of hosts Egypt

Ahead of Liverpool's Champions League final victory over Tottenham, Mohamed Salah, glanced at a photograph to draw up pain and fuel his already burning desire
Lionel Messi has defended Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde for the defeat against Liverpool, saying he and his team-mates deserve most of the blame.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo included in Champions League squad of the season

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been included in the Champions League squad of the season despite failing to reach the final.
Ajax star Hakim Ziyech

European clubs on red alert as Ajax confirm Hakim Ziyech can leave

Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has confirmed that Hakim Ziyech will be allowed to leave the club this summer.
Frenkie de Jong believes Ajax deserved to reach the Champions League final, labelling the club's European run as a fairytale with an unhappy ending.

Sunday Oliseh bemoans “horrible” Ajax loss to Tottenham in Champions League

Sunday Oliseh has expressed his frustration following Ajax’s 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the second leg of their Uefa Champions League semi-final at Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday.

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag proud of players after agonising defeat

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag expressed pride in his team after seeing their rousing Champions League run come to an end in cruel fashion in their semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.
Lucas Moura was lost for words after leading Tottenham to their first Champions League final thanks to his stunning last-gasp winner in the 3-2 victory against Ajax.

Hat-trick hero Lucas Moura stunned as Spurs reach Champions League final

Lucas Moura was lost for words after leading Tottenham to their first Champions League final thanks to his stunning last-gasp winner in the 3-2 victory against Ajax.
Frenkie de Jong believes Ajax deserved to reach the Champions League final, labelling the club's European run as a fairytale with an unhappy ending.

Frenkie de Jong: A fairytale with an unhappy ending

Frenkie de Jong believes Ajax deserved to reach the Champions League final, labelling the club's European run as a fairytale with an unhappy ending.
Erik ten Hag lamented Ajax's cruel Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Tottenham on Wednesday.

Erik ten Hag rues Ajax’s ‘cruel’ Champions League exit

Erik ten Hag lamented Ajax's "cruel" Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Tottenham on Wednesday.
Matthijs de Ligt says Ajax's elimination at the hands of Tottenham felt cruel, stating that he feels his side saw their dreams crushed on Wednesday evening.

Matthijs de Ligt: We thought we’d reached Champions League decider

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt said the Dutch club thought they had made it through to the Champions League final before Tottenham's dramatic winner on Wednesday.
Jordi Alba's mistakes resulted in Liverpool's first two goals in their Champions League win over Barcelona. AP Photo-Dave Thompson

Liverpool beat Barcelona and the greatest Champions League comebacks in history

Sensational comebacks are increasingly a staple of the modern Champions League and Liverpool arguably topped them all on Tuesday.
Donny van de Beek gave the youthful Dutch side the win, edging Ajax toward a first European Cup final in 23 years.

Ajax win 1-0 at Tottenham in first leg of UCL semi-final

Ajax won the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur with 1-0 in London on Tuesday.
(From 2ndL) Ajax’s Dutch defender Perr Schuurs, Ajax’s Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, Ajax’s Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt and Ajax’s Dutch midfielder Dani de Wit attend a training session on April 15, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Torino, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match against Juventus. (Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP)

Andre Onana: Ajax fear no-one as they hunt unlikely European glory

Star midfielder Frenkie De Jong will leave for Barcelona in the summer for an initial 75 million euros ($89 million), while centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, who sent Juventus packing with a bullet header in the quarter finals, could follow his teammate to Catalonia.
Barcelona Matthijs De Ligt Ajax Marc Overmars

Ronald de Boer: Matthijs de Ligt departure is unstoppable

Matthijs de Ligt is destined to link up with Barcelona or Juventus sooner or later, admits Ronald de Boer, with an Ajax legend conceding that a departure from Amsterdam is “pretty much unstoppable”.
Ajax dismantled an abject Real Madrid 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeau to qualify for the quarter finals on the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 22 years at the expense of the defending champions.

Ajax axe UCL champions Real Madrid as Tottenham sails through

Ajax dismantled an abject Real Madrid 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeau to qualify for the quarter finals on the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 22 years at the expense of the defending champions.

Wilfred Ndidi named in France Football Magazine’s African Team of the Year

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been named in the highly revered and authoritative France Football Magazine African Team of the Year for 2018.

CAF Awards: Super Eagles coach, players get nominations

The Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, and Odion Ighalo are among the names on the list of nominees for CAF Player of the year.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.