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Another Super Eagles star Henry Onyekuru pulled out of Ukraine international friendly encounter billed for September 10 in Dnipro.

Super Eagles squad storm Dnipro ahead Ukraine friendly

William Troost-Ekong and Oghenekaro Etebo are expected to lead the Super Eagles into Dnipro, Ukraine today (Saturday) ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly match with the nation’s national team.
William Troost-Ekong

Ukraine Friendly: William Troost-Ekong, Oghenekaro Etebo lead Super Eagles to Dnipro

Italy–based defender William Ekong and England–based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo are expected to lead the delegation of Super Eagles’ playing body into Dnipro, Ukraine, on Saturday, ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly match with the host country’s senior team.
Maurizio Sarri has returned to the training field with Juventus as he continues his recovery following a bout of pneumonia.

Maurizio Sarri returns to take Juventus training as pneumonia recovery continues

Maurizio Sarri has returned to the training field with Juventus as he continues his recovery following a bout of pneumonia.
KAA Gent midfielder Anderson Esiti has revealed he is struggling to control his muscles that he now does very little at the gym.

Gernot Rohr replaces injured Wilfred Ndidi with PAOK star for Ukraine tie

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has replaced injured Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi with PAOK star Anderson Esiti for the September 10 friendly encounter against Ukraine in Dnipro.
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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Champions League ‘group of death’ awaits Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City

Premier League clubs could be placed in a Champions League ‘group of death’ when the draws for the group stages are conducted on August 29, the UK Mirror reports.
The UEFA Champions League football cup is displayed prior to the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

UEFA Champions League draw holds August 29

Liverpool are heading into the Champions League 2019/20 competition as defending champions.
Efe Ajagba will step into the ring against European champion, Ali Eren Demirezen in a battle of 2016 Olympians putting their unbeaten records on the line.

Pablo Sarabia set to join PSG in deal worth over €20 million

Pablo Sarabia is all set to leave Sevilla to join Paris Saint-Germain, with the Ligue 1 club prepared to pay more than his €18 million (£16m/$20m) release clause.

Slaven Bilic appointed West Brom boss

Former Croatia and West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has been handed the task of leading West Brom back to the Premier League, the Championship side announced on Thursday.
Jurgen Klopp lifts the Champions League trophy (Photo by Michael Regan-Getty Images)

Osaze Odemwingie hails Jurgen Klopp after Champions League triumph

Former West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie has lauded Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp and the entire Reds squad for winning the 2018-19 Uefa Champions League trophy.
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has praised the Eagles, the coaching crew and himself for pushing the team to the 3rd best position in Africa and 42nd best in the world having taking over the team when it was not faring well in the FIFA Rankings over two years ago.

AFCON: Super Eagles begin camping Sunday

Nigeria’s final preparations for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which will hold in Egypt is set to begin on Sunday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said on Friday.
Former international Nwankwo Kanu has given accolades to retiring Osaze Odemwingie as a perfect gentleman who comported himself both on and off the pitch.

Nwankwo Kanu: Osaze Odemwingie a perfect gentleman

Former international Nwankwo Kanu has given accolades to retiring Osaze Odemwingie as a perfect gentleman who comported himself both on and off the pitch.
The Russian Premier League ethics committee is set to probe alleged racist comments made by the veteran international striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, local media reported on Sunday.

Pavel Pogrebnyak fined by Russian Football Union for racist remarks

Pavel Pogrebnyak has been fined 250,000 rubles (£2,938) by the Russian Football Union (RFU) after suggesting black players should not represent Russia.
Oumar Niasse

Oumar Niasse joins Cardiff on loan for the rest of the season

Niasse has scored nine goals in 39 appearances for the Toffees since joining from Lokomotiv Moscow in February 2016 but he has struggled to make an impact under Marco Silva.
Galatasaray

Henry Onyekuru’s Galatasaray drops to Europa League

Nigeria duo of Henry Onyekuru and Brian Idowu’s Galatasaray and Lokomotiv Moscow finished third and fourth respectively in Group D of 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League to confirm their elimination from the tournament.
Henry Onyekuru celebrates another goal for Galatasaray

Henry Onyekuru, Bonaventure Dennis drop to UEFA Europa League

Henry Onyekuru and Bonaventure Dennis will now play in the UEFA Europa League after their respective teams finished third in their Champions League first round groups.
The Nigerian Football Federation on Friday dismissed reports of an alleged denial of visas to some Super Eagles players by the South African Embassy in Turkey, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Gernot Rohr: Injuries, suspensions mean opportunities for others

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr rues the injuries and suspension that has robbed him of four of his regulars for Saturday’s crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, but is comforted that the situation has presented opportunities for some other performers to step onto the runway.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo still absent as Portugal announce Nations League squad with four recalls

Fernando Santos has recalled four players, but Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in Portugal's final two UEFA Nations League fixtures later in November.

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Oyo governor pledges fairness to all religions

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