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Cristiano Ronaldo has begun the 19th season of his illustrious career but the 35-year-old remains one of the fittest footballers on the planet.

Andrea Pirlo lauds Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance against Roma

Juventus coach, Andrea Pirlo, praised two-goal Cristiano Ronaldo after their 2-2 draw at Roma.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

Gernot Rohr lists Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has called up 25 players ahead of next month’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled for Austria. Five other players have been put on standby.
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 Champions League announce nominees for 2019/20 awards

The Champions League have announced the nominees for their 2019/20 positional awards.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze in the summer.

Eberechi Eze makes PFA Championship Team of the Year

Other players in the list are Brice Samba of Nottingham Forest, West Bromwich Albion’s Romaine Sawyers, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Joe Bryan of Fulham and Brentford duo of Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins.
New Everton signing Allan is one of the best defensive midfielders in world football, according to Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti.

New Everton signing Allan one of the world’s best – coach

New Everton signing Allan is one of the best defensive midfielders in world football, according to Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti.
France's Paul Pogba in action with Turkey's Burak Yilmaz REUTERS-Gokhan Kilincer-File Photo

Paul Pogba left out of France squad after contracting coronavirus

“But unfortunately for him, he took a test (for COVID-19) yesterday which turned out to be positive today, so at the last minute he was replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”
Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood have been included in the England squad for September’s Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.

Nations League: Manchester United duo named in England squad

Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood have been included in the England squad for September’s Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.
Al Nassr forward Ahmed Musa has quashed reports linking him with a move to Galatasaray by claiming that he is yet to receive any offers for his signature.

Ahmed Musa targets 20th League Game, 2nd goal of season for Al Nassr vs...

Ahmed Musa will be gunning for his second goal in what will be his 20th Saudi Pro League game of the season when Al Nassr FC host Al-Wehda at the Prince Mohamed Bin Fahd Stadium today (Saturday).
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed Naby Keita is close to returning for his side.

Virgil van Dijk hopes Naby Keita stays fit next season

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk is desperate for Naby Keita to avoid another injury-interrupted season in 2020-21 and prove to the Premier League he is “world class”.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba has had probably a bigger impact on the team than some fans may recognise.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer realistic on transfers but keen to keep Paul Pogba

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not seek huge funds for transfers this summer due to the economic realities of the coronavirus crisis, but is keen for the club to tie down Paul Pogba to a long-term contract.
Ederson has credited Pep Guardiola with making him a better goalkeeper and says the Manchester City boss sees football in another way to others.

Ederson credits Pep Guardiola with improving his game

Ederson has credited Pep Guardiola with making him a better goalkeeper and says the Manchester City boss "sees football in another way" to others.
Real Madrid star Casemiro will miss the clash against Real Mallorca on Wednesday at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium after the Brazilian picked his 10th yellow card of the season in the 2-1 win against Real Sociedad on Sunday at the Reale Arena.

Real Madrid star to miss the match against Real Mallorca

Real Madrid star Casemiro will miss the clash against Real Mallorca on Wednesday at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium after the Brazilian picked his 10th yellow card of the season in the 2-1 win against Real Sociedad on Sunday at the Reale Arena.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is “desperate” to play after having his ankle cast removed following surgery earlier this month but there is still no timeline for the Frenchman’s return, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer challenges Paul Pogba to show leadership for Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Paul Pogba to show leadership at Manchester United as the midfielder seeks to put a wretched season behind him.
English side, Leicester City, have demanded €55m from French team, Paris Saint-Germain to secure the services of Nigeria’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.

Wilfred Ndidi urged to take huge step forward to join a big team

Emmanuel Amuneke believes Wilfred Ndidi is currently one of the best defensive midfielders in the world and should have to problem joining a big club later in the future.
Arsenal rising star Joseph Olowu wants Super Eagles call up after opting to play for Nigeria ahead of Three Lions of England.

Arsenal rising star wants Super Eagles call up after opting to play for Nigeria

The 20-year-old Ibadan-born defender who is currently on six months loan with Ireland struggling side Cork in January but the teenager hoping that some impressive performances across the sea would pave the way for a first-team role at Mikel Arteta team when the 2020-21 season kicks off.
Nigeria’s Victor Moses and teammates at Inter Milan are willing to accept pay cut as the Serie A outfit plan to reduce salaries due to the coronavirus crisis, according to the Italian agency ‘ANSA’,

Inter confirm all coronavirus tests of first team players negative

Inter have released an official club statement confirming that all COVID-19 tests conducted on the Inter first team have come back negative.
Kelechi Nwakali

Emmanuel Amuneke: Kelechi Nwakali must work harder to revive career

World Cup-winning Nigeria captain Kelechi Nwakali has been urged to work harder in order to revive his career by Emmanuel Amuneke.
Nigeria’s Victor Moses and teammates at Inter Milan are willing to accept pay cut as the Serie A outfit plan to reduce salaries due to the coronavirus crisis, according to the Italian agency ‘ANSA’,

Victor Moses makes Liverpool’s worst signings list

Former Nigeria international Victor Moses has been included in a list of Liverpool’s terrible signings made under current Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.

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A late winner from Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 2-1 against the Parisians at the Parc des Princes - the scene of their famous Champions League win versus PSG in 2019.

Manchester United set new club record after another Champions League win vs Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United's victory against PSG in the Champions League has seen the club win 10 consecutive away games for the first time in their history.
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‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.