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Kelechi Iheanacho

Efe Ambrose: Brendan Rodgers can transform Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho can become “one of the best strikers in the world” under Brendan Rodgers, former Celtic and Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose has boldly claimed.
John Ogu

John Ogu: I’ve no Trabzonspor link, but there’re offers from Turkey

Former Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel midfielder, John Ogu, has dismissed outrightly the reports that he is on the verge of linking up with Turkish Super Lig side, Trabzonspor.
Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.

Leon Balogun: I’m not injury-prone

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has rubbished claims that he is an injury-prone player after sitting out the side’s training session on Wednesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

Niger Delta leaders decry marginalization of Delta State

Niger Delta leaders on Friday vowed to take up the marginalisation issue of Delta State with the highest authority in Nigeria. The leaders said there was no reason whatsoever for Delta State to be so treated compared with Bayelsa, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River in the appointment of Chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun has asserted that his players have learned from their mistakes ahead of their final group stage encounter of the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Poland against Ukraine.

Paul Aigbogun: Flying Eagles not afraid of Senegal in U20 World Cup

Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun has stated that they will accord the necessary respect to their Fifa U20 World Cup second round opponents, Senegal but that they are not afraid of them ahead of the tie in Lodz, Poland.
The organiser of Nigeria Pitch Awards, Shina Phillips has joined other optimists, tipping the Super Eagles to lift the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

WAFU Cup: Super Eagles draw Togo in new tournament format

Super Eagles of Nigeria will open their 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations campaign when they face Togo in Senegal this September.
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has praised the Eagles, the coaching crew and himself for pushing the team to the 3rd best position in Africa and 42nd best in the world having taking over the team when it was not faring well in the FIFA Rankings over two years ago.

Nwankwo Kanu gives condition for Super Eagles triumph in Egypt

Former international Nwankwo Kanu has tipped Eagles to win the Nations cup in Egypt adding however that the players must have champion’s mentality and put the entire arsenal in their armory into the project.

Federal government declares May 29 public holiday

The federal government has declared Wednesday, May 29, as work-free day to mark the 2019 presidential inauguration.
Former Golden Eaglets star, Victor Osimhen, grabbed a hat-trick on Monday as Nigeria’s under-23 male national football team defeated their Libyan counterparts 4-0 on Monday in Asaba 5

Victor Osimhen crowned Sporting Charleroi’s Player of the Season

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been crowned Sporting Charleroi's Player of the Season for the 2018-19 campaign.
Liverpool has been advised to make a move for Wilfried Zaha by former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino.

Cascarino: I wouldn’t be surprised if Liverpool signed Wilfried Zaha

Liverpool has been advised to make a move for Wilfried Zaha by former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino.
Wallace Karia

Tanzania will host successful U-17 AFCON – TFF chief

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) president Wallace Karia has expressed optimism that the East African nation will host Africa well when eight nations gather for the 2019 AFCON U-17 tournament.
The Pirates of Seychelles head coach, Gavin Jeanne has stressed that they were thrilled with their performance against the Super Eagles even though they were beaten 3-1 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba in the final game of the AFCON qualifiers.

AFCONQ: We will learn from Super Eagles defeat – Seychelles coach

Seychelles head coach Gavin Jeanne says his side took pleasure in playing against three-time African Cup of Nations winners, the Super Eagles of Nigeria away from home.

AFCON: Seychelles’ Pirates land in Nigeria

The delegation of the Senior National Team of Seychelles, known as Pirates, has landed in Nigeria for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Super Eagles.
Boubacar Barry celebrates after helping Ivory Coast beat Ghana to win the Africa Cup of Nations. Xinhua News Agency-Rex

Ivorian AFCON winning keeper Boubacar Barry retires from football

Ivory Coast's Nations Cup winning goalkeeper Boubacar Barry has announced his retirement from football with immediate effect.

Cameroon clubs drop their case against CAF over 2019 hosting

The body representing amateur clubs in Cameroon (ACFAC) has dropped the two cases it lodged at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

UN: Bigotry ‘moving at lightning speed on internet’

The UN has raised an alarm over what it termed the “alarming increase” in bigotry fuelled by the Internet.

Kwara rice farmers to boost production as lawmaker donates tractor

A House of Representatives member representing Baruten/Kaiama Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Zakari Mohammed, has presented a tractor to farmers in Baruten Local Government Area (LGA) ahead of farming season.
Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o: African coaches lack confidence

African coaches lack confidence in themselves despite having the needed qualifications to excel in the round leather game.

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Gareth Bale's agent insists the Wales international is 100 per cent committed to Real Madrid despite Zinedine Zidane's comments after the defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

Real Madrid star tells Zinedine Zidane he wants out of Bernabeu

A Real Madrid player has confronted Zinedine Zidane and told the French manager of his desire to quit Santiago Bernabeu in the coming season, according to report in AS.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

Official: UNICEF supports enrolment of 242, 214 girls in Katsina

No fewer than 242,214 girls have been enrolled into primary one in Katsina State following the successes recorded by the Girls Education Project (GEP) 3 Enrollment Campaign at community levels under the UNICEF.
President Buhari receives Salah Homage in celebration of Eid El Filtri in State House on 4th June 2019 1

President Buhari, APC governors meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum.
Brie Larson and stunt doubles (L-R) Ingrid Kleinig and Joanna Bennett

‘Avengers’ dominates MTV awards as Larsen honours stunt doubles

Box office-busting “Avengers: Endgame” dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards Monday, as “Captain Marvel” star Brie Larsen led tributes to real-life heroines by ceding the spotlight to her stunt doubles.
Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants for no fewer than 154 suspects, including soldiers, over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind a coup attempt in 2016.

Turkey hunts 154 suspects over 2016 failed coup

Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants for no fewer than 154 suspects, including soldiers, over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind a coup attempt in 2016.