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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos kept his nerve to score a late penalty kick and help his side secure a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Getafe on Thursday.

No interest from Liverpool in Sergio Ramos

The fact that Jurgen Klopp fielded two midfielders at the heart of the Reds’ defence in Monday night’s loss at Southampton may have hammered home the Premier League champions’ desperate need to sign a new centre-half, but the captain of Real Madrid will not be rocking up at Anfield any time soon.
Liverpool’s controversial application to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ has been unsuccessful.

Liverpool ‘unlikely’ to sign new centre-back in January

Liverpool are unlikely to add any further additions to their squad during the January transfer window, according to The Athletic.
Pep Guardiola passes on instructions to Kevin De Bruyne in Saturday’s derby defeat. Lindsey Parnaby-AFP via Getty Images

Pep Guardiola confident Kevin de Bruyne will commit future to Manchester City

Pep Guardiola expects Kevin De Bruyne to commit his long-term future to Manchester City despite reports the Belgium midfielder's contract talks have stalled.
According to the NFF, the Golden Eaglets will go ahead with plans to compete at the tournament, despite the cancellation of the FIFA U-17 World Cup due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

Golden Eaglets off to Togo for WAFU tourney

Five-time world champions Nigeria and three-time world champions Ghana headline the seven-team West African Football Union (WAFU B) U17 Tournament taking place in Lome, Togo 5th – 20th January 2021.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette hails Mikel Arteta’s tactics

Speaking to RMC, Arsenal’s leading goalscorer pointed to Mikel Arteta’s switch to 3-4-3 as the reason the team have been able to start winning games as the bottom of the table came flying up at them fast.
Soccer Football – Champions League – Round of 16 Second Leg – Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – August 7, 2020 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

France Football name ‘all-time’ Ballon d’Or dream team

Chosen by a jury of 140 journalists (our invitation must have got lost in the post) the dream team was revealed on Monday, and it’s bound to raise a few eyebrows.
Everton are launching a bid for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.

Everton launching bid for Tottenham’s Dele Alli

Alli has made just one Premier League start since the opening day of the season and has fallen way down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.
Southampton striker Che Adams scored against his former club and midfielders Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond struck after the interval as they beat Sheffield United 3-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium on Sunday to go third on the table.

Southampton cruise past Sheffield United 3-0 to go third

Southampton striker Che Adams scored against his former club and midfielders Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond struck after the interval as they beat Sheffield United 3-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium on Sunday to go third on the table.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is in contention for Everton’s Player and Young Player of the Season awards.

Carlo Ancelotti hails hardworking Alex Iwobi after Everton win vs Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti has praised Alex Iwobi and his midfield teammates for their hardwork which helped Everton to a 1-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Nduka Ugbade: Why I won’t blame Gernot Rohr

Two-time assistant coach of the Golden Eaglets, Nduka Ugbade, has said he does not buy into the coaching philosophy of Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has explained the rationale behind his choice of Alex Iwobi for the left wing-back position during his side’s 1-0 loss to Leeds United in their last Premier League outing at Goodison Park.

Carlo Ancelotti: Alex Iwobi key to Everton

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has explained the rationale behind his choice of Alex Iwobi for the left wing-back position during his side’s 1-0 loss to Leeds United in their last Premier League outing at Goodison Park.
Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala continued her impressive goal scoring form as she grabbed a brace in Barcelona Ladies’ 7-0 thrashing of Sporting de Huelva in the Spanish women’s league.

UEFA.com Women’s Team of the Year voting now open

For the first time you can now vote for the UEFA.com fans’ Women’s Team of the Year, with 50 players available when selecting your chosen XI.
The 50 players shortlisted for the UEFA.com fans' Men's Team of the Year 2020 vote represent 21 clubs and 19 different national teams.

UEFA Team of the Year 2020 nominees revealed

Uefa have revealed the women’s and men’s nominees for the Uefa.com Team of the Year.
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, newsmen report.

Austin Okocha: Super Eagles don’t have natural offensive midfielders

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, newsmen report.
Pep Guardiola has ruled out the possibility of returning to Camp Nou, insisting his period as Barcelona manager is over.

Txiki Begiristain: We are really happy with Pep Guardiola’s commitment

Speaking to the Man City’s official website, he said: “Pep is really happy and we are really happy with his commitment to Man City for this next two years. He is already working hard as always, thinking how to beat the opponent. I am so happy to see him here…”
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Ladan Bosso names 20 players for WAFU U-20 Cup

Head Coach Isa Ladan Bosso has picked his 20 -man squad that will contest for the WAFU B Cup of Nations title at the tournament taking place in Porto Novo, Benin Republic next month.
Three stars each from Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the CAF Champions League final in Cairo Friday, according to Egyptian football officials.

Six players contract coronavirus ahead of CAF Champions League final

Three stars each from Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the CAF Champions League final in Cairo Friday, according to Egyptian football officials.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal which could cost the Reds up to £27 million ($35m).

Thiago Alcantara backed to repeat Bayern Munich success at Liverpool

Thiago Alcantara is capable of replicating the success he enjoyed at Bayern Munich with Liverpool says Xabi Alonso, with the 29-year-old considered to be “one of the best midfielders” on the planet.

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Edo government suspends resumption in all schools

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Paul Pogba admits playing for Manchester United “is not easy”, but he is keeping his sights set on “the big stuff” after enduring more semi-final heartache at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Paul Pogba doesn’t feel loved at Manchester United as Real Madrid, PSG eye transfer

According to Don Balon, Pogba doesn’t feel as appreciated or “loved” by the club as some other star players like Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, and that could play a part in his departure.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ogun: Police arrest three Lagos-based ‘robbers’

A statement by the command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the three men; Samuel Sunday, a 20 years old resident of Fagba in Lagos State, Adeleke Mustapha; a 22years old resident of Ajala area of Lagos State and Joel Rotimi, a 19 years old resident of Taju Bello street Agbado, Ogun state were arrested on Thursday, 14 January 2021.
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U.S. vice president-elect set to resign Senate seat on Monday

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California will resign from the Senate on Monday in preparation for her inauguration as Joe Biden’s vice president on Wednesday, according to aides familiar with her plans.

Lagos DPP: 91% of prison inmates are awaiting trials

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State Ministry of Justice, has said that 2,663 inmates out of 2,423 representing 91 percent of total inmates enrolled at the five federal correctional centres in the state, as at December 2020, are awaiting trial.