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Botafogo sign another former Chelsea star

Brazilian club Botafogo has opted to sign another ex-Chelsea star Salomon Kalou after been heavily linked to former Nigeria international John Mikel Obi
Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr reacted to Moses Simon’s permanent move to French side Nantes FC from the Spanish Premiere division side Levante.

Gernot Rohr ready for tough year ahead with Super Eagles

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has no problem with the postponement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to 2022, but believes that 2022 will be a complicated year for his team.
South African Airways has announced that it will continue to honour its flight obligations to cargo and evacuation flight customers all through this month.

South African court dismisses appeal against SAA layoff ruling

A South African court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by administrators in charge of South African Airways (SAA) against a ruling which prevented them from laying off staff.
Roger Federer defied age and logic once again to save seven match points before beating unseeded American Tennys Sandgren in a sensational Australian Open quarter-final.

Roger Federer hopes to play in front of crowds on 2021 return

Roger Federer, who turns 39 next month, says he hopes to play again in front of crowds as he targets his comeback from a knee injury in 2021.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC increases gas supply to power sector by 19 percent

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced an increase of 19.14 per cent in the average daily natural gas supply to power plants in April 2020.

South Africa’s manufacturing output falls 49.4% year on year in April

South Africa’s manufacturing output fell 49.4% year on year in April during a nationwide lockdown, after contracting by a revised 5.5% in March, the statistics agency said on Thursday.
Asisat Oshoala has given an untimely injury scare for Nigeria after the striker picked up a knock in Barcelona's 1-0 win over Montpelier on Sunday.

Asisat Oshoala faults CAF over AWCON cancellation

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has condemned the decision of the Confederations of African Football (CAF) to cancel the 2020 African women’s championship.

Insurgents kill eight soldiers in Chad

At least eight soldiers in western Chad were killed and many others wounded when their vehicle struck a landmine laid by suspected jihadists, security sources and a local official said Thursday.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA hoping virus doesn’t ruin plans for Lisbon Champions League finale

Four months on from the last match in this season’s Champions League, the draw for the final eight will be held on Friday amid ongoing uncertainty about how safe it will be to play out the competition in Lisbon as planned, and with four last-16 ties still to be completed.
Pep Guardiola praised David Silva as the “incredible” Manchester City playmaker turned on the style one more time in Wednesday’s 5-0 rout of Newcastle.

Pep Guardiola praises David Silva after Manchester City rout Newcastle

Pep Guardiola praised David Silva as the “incredible” Manchester City playmaker turned on the style one more time in Wednesday’s 5-0 rout of Newcastle.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister: NPFL unlikely to make a return anytime soon

The Minister for Sports and Youths Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has disclosed plans have reached an advanced stage to have Nigeria sports back on stream post-COVID-19.
Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL)

Nigeria cancels 2019-20 Women’s Premier League season

The Nigeria Women's Football League [NWFL] board has announced the complete cancellation of the 2019-20 Nigerian Women's Premier League [NWPL] due to the coronavirus disruptions.
Kenyan ministry of health medical workers prepare to take swabs from truck drivers during a testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Namanga one stop border crossing point between Kenya and Tanzania, in Namanga, Kenya May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

In Africa, lack of coronavirus data raises fears of “silent epidemic”

When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge. Barely a month later, he claimed victory over the disease and invited tourists to return to his East African nation.
The NCAC boss had last week produced and kitted security agencies, the media and a select group of professionals in the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic with branded facemasks made exclusively from Adire and Ankara fabrics

Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks, other gear surges

Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warned Wednesday.
Aston Villa midfielder, Jack Grealish, has hinted he’d welcome a future move to Manchester United.

Jack Grealish’s agent responds to Manchester United transfer rumours

Jack Grealish's agent Jonathan Barnett has responded to rumours linking the Aston Villa playmaker with a move to Manchester United.
President Andry Rajoelina launched a local herbal concoction he claimed prevents and cures the novel coronavirus.

Madagascar re-introduces lockdown as coronavirus numbers increase

Madagascar has placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced Sunday.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has reacted for the first time after his contract termination by Trabzonspor over coronavirus comment.

West Ham set to rival West Brom for former Eagles skipper

English Premier League side West Ham United are in talks to sign former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi.
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Alberto Lingria

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target as Milan severely dent Lazio title hopes

Veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, starting his first match since the coronavirus stoppage, converted a penalty to help AC Milan to an emphatic 3-0 win at Lazio on Saturday, severely denting the Serie A title hopes of their ragged opponents.

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Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Brendan Rodgers: Kelechi Iheanacho can shoot himself out of Jamie Vardy’s shadow

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes Kelechi Iheanacho has the potential to replace Jamie Vardy as the Foxes’ main striker.
Inter have demanded €90 million plus Arturo Vidal on a permanent basis as well as Antoine Griezmann on loan from Barcelona, in return for Lautaro Martinez according to a report aired moments ago by Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset.

Barcelona agree personal terms for Inter striker as transfer faces another hurdle

Barcelona have agreed personal terms to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez but could only fund a transfer by selling Philippe Coutinho.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set to miss their Champions League game against Real Madrid next month, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

Man City striker out of Real Madrid Champions League clash

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set to miss their Champions League game against Real Madrid next month, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Cultism: Police investigates hospital over false analysis

This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Usman Nagogo, while updating journalists in Gusau on Friday on evidences recovered from a suspected cultist’s house, including human blood, last April in the state capital, Gusau.

UNFPA: 47 million women likely to be deprived of reproductive rights as a result...

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on Saturday says about 47 million women in low and middle-income countries were likely to be deprived of contraceptives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.