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Senegal’s World Cup referee Malang Diedhiou retires

Senegalese referee Malang Diedhiou is hanging up his whistle after a career that has seen him take charge at the Fifa World Cup, Confederations Cup and the Olympics.
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FIFA reduces number of officials for final phase of World Cup

The FIFA Referees’ Committee (FRC) on Monday, said it has reduced the number of match officials earlier slated for the final phase of the 2018 World Cup.
Referee Antonio Mateu reviews the VAR footage before awarding Australia a penalty against Denmark. Simon Hofmann | Fifa via Getty Images

FIFA picks 17 refs for next phase of World Cup

FIFA’s Referees Committee on Wednesday selected 17 referees, 37 assistant referees and 10 Video Assistant Referees (VARs) for the final phase of its 2018 World Cup, holding in Russia.

World Cup: FIFA names referees for Nigeria-Croatia match

Brazilian referee, Sandro Ricci, will alongside two compatriots and two Spaniards handle Nigeria’s opening Group D game against Croatia at Kaliningrad on Saturday in World Cup in Russia.

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APDA backs INEC for credible election

The Kano state chapter of the Advance Peoples Democratic Alliance ( APDA ), on Monday, threw its weight behind the postponement of the 2019 general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying it will enable the Commission to conduct a more credible, free and fair elections that will be acceptable to Nigerians.

Adamawa PDP chieftain kidnapped by unknown gunmen

An Adamawa Peoples Democratic Party’s chieftain, Chief Emmanuel Pentecost Agiso, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
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Scotland ace Charlie Adam hails Oghenekaro Etebo’s impact at Stoke City

Scotland and Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has commended Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo for his impact at English Championship club since he arrived last summer.

Two in court over alleged theft of phone worth N140,000

Two unemployed men: Azeez Noath and Ife Akinyemi, were on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for alleged theft of a Samsung phone valued at N140,000.
Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola says Monday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United marks the start of a crucial period in their stuttering season.

Gianfranco Zola likens Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea struggle to Pep Guardiola’s at Manchester City

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is still adapting to the Premier League but will not compromise on his style of play, much like Pep Guardiola did at Manchester City when he first arrived in England, the London club’s assistant Coach Gianfranco Zola, said.