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Rwanda President Paul Kagame has challenged Arsenal to aim for “bigger things” after beating Chelsea 2-1 to lift the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Rwandan president wants Arsenal to aim for ‘bigger things’ after winning record FA Cup

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has challenged Arsenal to aim for “bigger things” after beating Chelsea 2-1 to lift the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Arsenal have won the FA Cup after Mikel Arteta’s side came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 at an empty Wembley Stadium.

Former Chelsea star sends a message to the board after FA Cup defeat vs...

Chelsea hero Joe Cole sent a message to the board after the 2-1 defeat against Arsenal in the FA Cup finals on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium.
Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is delighted to reach the Europa League after winning the FA Cup.

Mikel Arteta still on cloud nine after Arsenal’s Europa League qualification

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is delighted to reach the Europa League after winning the FA Cup.
Mikel Arteta was left celebrating a unique feat on Saturday as he capped his debut season in charge of Arsenal by leading the Gunners to victory in the FA Cup.

Mikel Arteta makes Arsenal history with FA Cup final victory

Mikel Arteta was left celebrating a unique feat on Saturday as he capped his debut season in charge of Arsenal by leading the Gunners to victory in the FA Cup.
Frank Lampard says he regrets the language he used during his touchline row with Jurgen Klopp during Chelsea’s 5-3 defeat against Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Frank Lampard regrets touchline rant at Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool bench during 5-3 defeat

The Chelsea boss was seen shouting at Klopp and his bench after Sadio Mane went down and was awarded a foul, which Liverpool went onto score directly from, despite Mateo Kovacic clearly winning the ball cleanly.
Second half goals from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud secured for Chelsea a 2-1 comeback win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday.

Chelsea fight back to earn 2-1 win at struggling Aston Villa

Second half goals from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud secured for Chelsea a 2-1 comeback win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League: Only players with coronavirus will be quarantined

Only individual Premier League players who test positive for coronavirus will be quarantined rather than whole squads as plans for Project Restart gather pace.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

EA Sports announce Premier League team of the season

Virgil van Dijk, Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Agüero all made the line-up as voted for by E-Sports professionals and FIFA influencers.
Unwanted Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly set to return to Stamford Bridge this summer after Monaco decided against making his loan move permanent.

Unwanted Chelsea star set for Stamford Bridge return in the summer

Unwanted Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly set to return to Stamford Bridge this summer after Monaco decided against making his loan move permanent.
All the good vibes of yesterday’s great result were tempered with the revelation from Frank Lampard that both Willian and Mateo Kovačić are feared to have picked up Achilles injuries during the 2-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup.

FA Cup: Chelsea suffer double injury blow after 2-0 win over Liverpool

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that both Willian and Mateo Kovacic, suffered Achilles’ injures during their 2-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup on Tuesday.
Frank Lampard told his Chelsea side they need a ‘reality check’ (Getty)

Frank Lampard: Bayern Munich gave Chelsea a ‘reality check’

Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea were given a “reality check” by Bayern Munich as the Germans pushed his team to the brink of Champions League elimination with a 3-0 victory in the last 16 first leg on Tuesday night.
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Mateo Kovacic: Bundesliga not as tough as the Premier League

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic says that Bayern Munich will be better rested than the Blues heading into their Champions League encounter due to the Premier League being ‘tougher’ than the Bundesliga.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed the absolutely fantastic performance of Eric Bailly in the 2-0 win over rivals Chelsea on Monday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lavishes praise on Eric Bailly after Manchester United win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed the "absolutely fantastic" performance of Eric Bailly in the 2-0 win over rivals Chelsea on Monday night.
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his delight after he returned to action for Leicester City in their 4-1 win against West Ham United, in Wednesday’s Premier League game.

Wilfred Ndidi: Chelsea will be difficult opponents

Leicester City’s midfield enforcer Wilfred Ndidi has admitted that their upcoming Premier League match against Chelsea will be tough because of the calibre of players in the ranks of the opponents.
Frank Lampard looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Photo by Clive Brunskill-Getty Images)

Frank Lampard not perturbed despite Everton defeat

Chelsea lost 3-1 at Everton on Saturday, though Frank Lampard insists he is not yet at the point where he thinks transfers are needed.
England manager Gareth Southgate

Euro 2020: England boss excited about Croatia rematch

England manager Gareth Southgate waved away suggestions Croatia will be afraid of playing his team at Wembley in their opening game at Euro 2020 after they came out in the same group at Saturday’s draw in Bucharest.
Chelsea’s Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi (C) vies with Valencia’s Spanish defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena (L) and Valencia’s Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Valencia CF and Chelsea FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on November 27, 2019. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

Chelsea made to wait for last 16 spot after thrilling draw in Valencia

Daniel Wass’s late equaliser denied Chelsea a place in the last 16 of the Champions League as a profligate Valencia fought back for a 2-2 draw that maintains both sides’ chances of reaching the knockout stages.
N'Golo Kante

Frank Lampard: N’Golo Kante is ‘much more’ than a defensive midfielder

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists N’Golo Kante is ‘much more’ than a defensive midfielder.

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Edo guber: PDP chides Pastor Ize-Iyamu for adopting Comrade Oshiomhole’s style

The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council, PDPNCC, for Edo governorship election yesterday mocked says the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for saying that he would follow the footprint of the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, if voted into power.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen says he’s delighted to be joining Napoli and can’t wait to make his first appearance for the Club.

Manu Garba: Victor Osimhen will be big hit for Napoli in Serie A

“Having worked with Osimhen in the national Under-20 team that failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2017, I know he has the quality and ability to succeed in any league in the world. I have always known he will go places, so I am not surprised Napoli spent so much to get his signature,” Garba said.

Nigerian Breweries earns N152 billion revenue in six months

Nigerian Breweries Plc says it earned a revenue of N152 billion for the half-year (H1) ended June 30, 2020.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun hails Rangers duo after impressive win vs Aberdeen

Rangers’ new defender savoured his opening Scottish Premiership experience with an impressive performance in his side’s 1-0 win at Aberdeen, courtesy of Ryan Kent’s first-half strike.
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right), Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor (right), Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor (1st left), and Arc. Kester Ifeadi, project consultant, (2nd left), during the Governor’s inspection of the Leisure Park and Film village under construction in Asaba Monday

Governor Okowa: We‘ll boost Delta economy through projects

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, assured that the state government would continue to give priority attention to projects that would boost the economy and enhance the living condition of the people.