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Barcelona were stabbed in the back when Vinicius Junior moved to Europe, claims the Blaugrana's former head scout in South America, with those at Camp Nou left feeling betrayed as a hot prospect ended up at Real Madrid.

Barcelona ‘stabbed in the back’ in deal that took Vinicius to Real Madrid –...

Barcelona were "stabbed in the back" when Vinicius Junior moved to Europe, claims the Blaugrana's former head scout in South America, with those at Camp Nou left feeling "betrayed" as a hot prospect ended up at Real Madrid.
Trent Alexander-Arnold scored an injury-time winner as Liverpool came from behind to beat Aston Villa and end a run of six consecutive defeats at Anfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury-time winner rescues Liverpool against Villa

Trent Alexander-Arnold scored an injury-time winner as Liverpool came from behind to beat Aston Villa and end a run of six consecutive defeats at Anfield.
Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez has been announced as the winner of the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award for March, beating Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho to the individual accolade.

Riyad Mahrez wins PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez has been announced as the winner of the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award for March, beating Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho to the individual accolade.
Kelechi Iheanacho with the match ball after his hat-trick against Sheffield United (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Kelechi Iheanacho wins Leicester City’s Goal of the Month for March

Kelechi Iheanacho has added more glorious feathers to his cap as his goal won Leicester City’s Goal of the Month for March.
Kelechi Iheanacho with the match ball after his hat-trick against Sheffield United (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Kelechi Iheanacho nominated for PFA Fans’ Player of the Month

Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho is in the running for Fans’ Player of the Month award in March, reports Completesports.com.
Super Eagles and Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new deal with the Club, keeping him at King Power Stadium until at least 2024.

Kelechi Iheanacho points to supportive environment after Leicester contract extension

After agreeing a new deal to 2024, striker Kelechi Iheanacho spoke of the support he has received from his Leicester City team-mates and the Football Club’s backroom staff.
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s brilliant form in March has seen him named the Premier League’s EA SPORTS Player of the Month.

Leicester City fans celebrate Kelechi Iheanacho after winning Premier League award

Leicester City fans have been showing Kelechi Iheanacho their appreciation after the striker was named Premier League player of the month for March.
Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for March, with Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho claiming the player award.

Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel named Premier League Manager of the Month for March

Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for March, with Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho claiming the player award.
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s brilliant form in March has seen him named the Premier League’s EA SPORTS Player of the Month.

Kelechi Iheanacho thrilled to win Premier League Player of the Month Award

Kelechi Iheanacho is elated to win the Premier League Player of the Month award for the first time in his career.
Kelechi Iheanacho has been named as the Premier League’s Player of the Month for March 2021.

Kelechi Iheanacho wins Premier League Player of the Month for March

The former Manchester City man beat the likes of Harry Kane, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, Riyad Mahrez, Andreas Christensen, Leandro Trossard, and Illan Meslier to the award.
Kelechi Iheanacho with the match ball after his hat-trick against Sheffield United (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

EPL: Super Eagles star nominated for player, goal of the month awards

Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho is in the run for two awards in the English Premier League (EPL) for the month of March.
Inter’s Romelu Lukaku and Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic were among players on target in the World Cup qualifiers.

Romelu Lukaku, Dusan Vlahovic score in World Cup qualifiers

Belgium saw two Serie A stars combine in their 3-1 victory over Wales, as Napoli record-holder Dries Mertens was brought down for the penalty, converted by Lukaku.
The Netherlands suffered a terrible blow in losing to Turkey at the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday, coach Frank de Boer said.

WCQ: Loss to Turkey is terrible blow for the Netherlands – Frank de Boer

The Netherlands suffered a terrible blow in losing to Turkey at the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday, coach Frank de Boer said.
Enyimba will begin their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title defence, with a home fixture against Nasarawa United.

NPFL: Kwara United thrash Adamawa United 5-0 to reclaim top spot

Kwara United yesterday stormed back to the top of the 2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season after a massive 5-0 win over hapless Adamawa United in the Week 17 match played at the Ilorin Township stadium.
Leicester City’s Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on March 21, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP)

Kelechi Iheanacho breaks Didier Drogba’s FA Cup record

Nigeria’s Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho Sunday broke the record set by Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba for the most goals scored by an African player in the FA Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Darren Bent: Jose Mourinho’s tactics ‘a bit dated now’

Jose Mourinho's tactics are "a bit dated now", according to Darren Bent, who says that a Carabao Cup final triumph would only "paper over the cracks" at Tottenham.
Hugo Lloris will not return to training for Tottenham before the end of this calendar year, the club have announced.

Tottenham skipper blasts teammates over Europa League poor show

Tottenham captain, Hugo Lloris, blasted his teammates after their dismal Europa League elimination at the hands of a rampant Dinamo Zagreb.
Kelechi Iheanacho with the match ball after his hat-trick against Sheffield United (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Alan Shearer includes Kelechi Iheanacho in Premier League Team of the Week

Legendary England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer included hat-trick hero Kelechi Iheanacho in his Premier League Team of the Week.
Kelechi Iheanacho with the match ball after his hat-trick against Sheffield United (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Kelechi Iheanacho reveals story behind heartfelt goal celebration

Kelechi Iheanacho captured the hearts of the nation when he dedicated his maiden Premier League hat-trick to mums around the world, but there is a poignant story to his message.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who scored his first Premier League hat-trick in the 5-0 hammering of bottom placed Sheffield United on Sunday.

Kelechi Iheanacho: Togetherness can push Leicester City for the remainder of the season

Iheanacho, 24, netted a stunning trio of goals in City’s 5-0 triumph over Sheffield United which, after Manchester United’s win over West Ham United, leaves Leicester in third place in the Premier League on 57 points.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Fabio Capello defends Cristiano Ronaldo over record at Juventus

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Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho netted the only goal of the game to put Leicester through to the fiifth round of the FA Cup after a 1-0 win on Saturday, January 25, at Brentford.

Jamie Vardy congratulates Kelechi Iheanacho after netting hat-trick against Sheffield United

Jamie Vardy has sent congratulatory message to strike partner Kelechi Iheanacho following his hat-trick in the 5-0 win against Sheffield United on Sunday.

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NCS: Bauchi jailbreak attempt caused by mobile phone

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Nigerian government urges resident doctors to call off strike

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At least four migrants found dead on boat off Canary Islands

At least four people were found dead on a migrant boat off the Canary Island of El Hierro on Sunday, the Spanish Red Cross said.
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Bandits kill man, son, three others in Kaduna

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Police commend officers who ‘rejected’ N500,000 bribe

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