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It was an epoch-making day when Stephanie Frappart reached another historic landmark in her professional career as a referee by becoming the first woman to ever officiate a men’s World Cup qualifying match, when she handled the whistle on Saturday.

French lady referee becomes first female to officiate men’s World Cup qualifier

was an epoch-making day when Stephanie Frappart reached another historic landmark in her professional career as a referee by becoming the first woman to ever officiate a men’s World Cup qualifying match, when she handled the whistle on Saturday.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Ajax’s 13-0 win over VVV-Venlo broke the Amsterdam giants’ own record for the biggest win in Eredivisie history

Ajax hammer VVV-Venlo in record 13-0 win

Ajax set a new Eredivisie record as they put thirteen goals past 10-man VVV-Venlo on Saturday to secure a mammoth 13-0 result.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius says he has ended his loan contract with Turkish club Besiktas following a pay dispute.

Liverpool goalkeeper to undergo medical with Bundesliga side ahead of loan move

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius will undergo a medical with Union Berlin today before joining the Bundesliga side on a season-long loan, Football Insider reports.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Callum Wilson from AFC Bournemouth.

Callum Wilson joins Newcastle on four-year deal

Newcastle have confirmed the signing of striker Callum Wilson from Bournemouth.
Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has hailed Sevilla has one of the best sides in Europe following their victory over Inter Milan in the Europa League final.

Sunday Oliseh: Why Inter Milan lost Europa League final to Sevilla

Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has hailed Sevilla has one of the best sides in Europe following their victory over Inter Milan in the Europa League final.
Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has disclosed the secret behind his team’s Europa League success this season.

Julen Lopetegui: How Sevilla became Europa League champions

Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has disclosed the secret behind his team’s Europa League success this season.
Inter manager Antonio Conte has insisted that he does not feel that it is the right time to discuss his future as Inter boss following Inter’s Europa League final loss to Sevilla on Friday night.

Antonio Conte: Why Sevilla defeated Inter Milan in Europa League final

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal.
Former Manchester United skipper, Rio Ferdinand, has called on English football chiefs to cut through the ranks — and give black voices a say in the game.

Rio Ferdinand slams Manchester United’s exit from Europa League

Rio Ferdinand offered a blunt assessment of Manchester United’s performance after the loss to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-final.
Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos (right) scores the only goal of the game from Éver Banega’s cross. Ina Fassbender-Reuters

Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk reach Europa League semi-finals

Sevilla midfielder Lucas Ocampos headed a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as they reached the Europa League semi-finals on Tuesday.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Coronavirus: Bundesliga set to resume season in early May

The Bundesliga are aiming to become the first major European league to resume action – with a return set for early May amid the coronavirus outbreak.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Bundesliga clubs return to training amidst coronavirus outbreak

All Bundesliga clubs have returned to training for the first time since the season was suspended due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury after the La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday evening, the France star finished the game but had some discomfort on his leg as he walked off the pitch.

Barcelona gets LaLiga permission to sign a striker in 15 days

Barcelona have been given permission to sign a new striker after the LaLiga medical commission agreed that Ousmane Dembélé is set for a long spell on the sidelines.
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Premier League not following FIFA advice for handling racism

Tottenham has asked the Premier League to clarify the procedures it follows in the wake of the fallout from Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reporting being subjected to monkey noises from the home fans in Sunday’s London derby.

LaLiga unveils four new ambassadors

Four new Ambassadors have been unveiled in Madrid, as LaLiga continues to strengthen its squad of ambassadors around the globe of its most distinguished representatives.
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.
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)

European Leagues critical of proposed Champions League reforms

The European Leagues has said plans to revamp the Champions League should be started from scratch as the current proposals only benefit "a few rich and dominant clubs".
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi magic seals FC Barcelona victory at PSV Eindhoven

Lionel Messi scored an excellent individual goal and laid on another as FC Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 to secure top spot in Group B of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Ronald Koeman name provisional Netherlands squad for Wesley Sneijder swansong

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been included in Netherlands' provisional 34-man squad for September's matches against Peru and France.

Andre Onana: Edwin van der Sar, Marc Overmars made Ajax ‘play sh*t’

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has lashed out at CEO Edwin van der Sar and director of football, Marc Overmars for the club’s poor performance this season.

PSV beat nine-man Ajax to clinch Eredivisie league title

PSV Eindhoven stormed to a 24th Eredivisie title after beating Ajax 3-0 on Sunday.

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Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

NSCDC arrests alleged serial rapist suspect

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Sokoto State has arrested a 30-year-old alleged serial rapist suspect.

NASFAT shocked over Pastor Adeboye son’s demise

The Nasru-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), a Muslim prayer group, on Monday commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Nigerian Immigration shortlists 6,105 candidates out of 45,323 applicants

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has shortlisted 6,105 candidates out of the 45,323 who applied to be enlisted in its 2019/2020 recruitment.

Minister inaugurate panel to investigate suspended NPA boss

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has inaugurated a committee to investigate the alleged shortfall in operating surpluses by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under the leadership of the suspended MD/CEO, Hadiza Bala Usman.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

House minority caucus wants EFCC to investigate suspended NPA boss

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called for the involvement of the Economic and other Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the investigation of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)’s alleged N165bn non-remittance and other allegations.

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American actress Tawny Kitaen who appeared in “Bachelor Party” and provocative 1980s rock videos, has died in California.

American actress Tawny Kitaen dies at 59

American actress Tawny Kitaen who appeared in “Bachelor Party” and provocative 1980s rock videos, has died in California.
From 4.00 a.m. on Saturday (0300 GMT), anyone arriving from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba will have to self-isolate for 14 days, Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, tweeted.

UK ‘open’ to hosting Champions League final due to Turkey travel ban

Britain on Friday said it was willing to step in to host the Champions League football final, after the UK government placed Turkey on a coronavirus travel red list.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

James Ibori’s kinsmen flay AGF, Britain on delay and £2.6 million shortfall in Delta...

The Oghara Development Union (ODU), Lagos branch, has asked the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to tell Nigerians the truth about the delay in repatriating the proceeds of assets confiscated from the three ladies in the former Governor James Ibori money laundering trials.
FILE PHOTO - A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao-File Photo

Fake currency gang busted with over $5 million at Ghana airport

The National Security has busted a 13-member gang involved in the printing and distribution of fake currency notes to unsuspecting victims, mostly foreign nationals.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI, CAC partner to check tax evasion, terrorism financing

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.