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Wayne Rooney has officially been confirmed as the new manager of Derby County.

Wayne Rooney officially named as Derby County manager

Speaking to the club’s official website, Derby County’s Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pearce said: “We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as our new manager.
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Wayne Rooney ends playing career to become Derby manager

Former Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has called time on his playing career after being named as manager of Derby County, the Championship club said on Friday.
Wayne Rooney has said he’s ready to take the caretaker job at Derby County.

Wayne Rooney confirms he’s ‘joining Derby coaching staff’

Manchester United great Rooney has confirmed he will take charge of Derby County’s Championship game against Bristol City next weekend after Phillip Cocu was sacked.
Wayne Rooney admits he has a desire to get into football management as he prepares for his return to the English game in January.

Wayne Rooney emerges ‘senior coaching figure’ after Derby manager sack

Wayne Rooney is one step closer to becoming a first-team manager, even before retiring as a player, after Derby County announced that Phillip Cocu had been fired on Saturday after seeing the Rams into 24th place (out of 24 teams) after 11 games in the EFL Championship.
Imoh Ezekiel scored his first goal in his debut for Al-Jaziri who defeated Baniyas 3-1 away in the UAE league on Tuesday night.

Imoh Ezekiel scores on Al-Jaziri debut in away win

Imoh Ezekiel scored his first goal in his debut for Al-Jaziri who defeated Baniyas 3-1 away in the UAE league on Tuesday night.
Ajax’s 13-0 win over VVV-Venlo broke the Amsterdam giants’ own record for the biggest win in Eredivisie history

Ajax hammer VVV-Venlo in record 13-0 win

Ajax set a new Eredivisie record as they put thirteen goals past 10-man VVV-Venlo on Saturday to secure a mammoth 13-0 result.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has insisted that the organisation were not at war with Lionel Messi, and that he is happy to see the Barcelona superstar stay put.

Samuel Eto’o: Leo Messi alone is not enough for Barcelona

The diminutive Argentine was trying to force a move out of Camp Nou. Such a move proved difficult as Messi still has a year left on his contract and a €700 million release clause (according to the club and La Liga) is binding.
Asisat Oshoala joined Lionel Messi to model Barcelona’s third kit for the 2020-21 season.

Assist Oshoala joins Leo Messi to model Barcelona third kit for 2020/21 season

The Catalans wore pink as a third kit in 2018-19 and have gone with it again for the new season. The new effort comes with dark green shorts and green and pink socks.
John Obi Mikel is back in England as he has officially penned a deal with Stoke City ahead of the 2020-21 season

Mikel Obi: Stoke City belongs to the Premier League

Mikel returned to English football after signing a one year contract with the Michael O’Neil led Potters ahead of the coming season.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has reacted for the first time after his contract termination by Trabzonspor over coronavirus comment.

Mikel Obi to join Stoke City on one-year deal

John Mikel Obi will join Sky Bet Championship club Stoke City on Monday.
Marcelo Bielsa hit the headlines in 2018-19 for sending a member of his Leeds staff to Derby's Moor Farm training ground to report on their training routine.

Leeds mock Derby spygate scandal ahead of first game following promotion

Leeds United mocked last season's infamous Derby 'Spygate' scandal ahead of their first game following promotion to the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney has revealed that he would be left unsurprised if concluding the 2019-20 football campaign took until the end of the year, cutting significantly into next season's projected calendar.

Derby County thank Wayne Rooney as players accept wage deferral

Derby County have thanked captain Wayne Rooney for the leading role he played in the club agreeing to a wage deferral with players to help the English Championship club survive the coronavirus crisis.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury after the La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday evening, the France star finished the game but had some discomfort on his leg as he walked off the pitch.

Barcelona gets LaLiga permission to sign a striker in 15 days

Barcelona have been given permission to sign a new striker after the LaLiga medical commission agreed that Ousmane Dembélé is set for a long spell on the sidelines.
Wayne Rooney admits he has a desire to get into football management as he prepares for his return to the English game in January.

Wayne Rooney confesses his ambition to manage after he retires from playing

Wayne Rooney admits he has a desire to get into football management as he prepares for his return to the English game in January.

LaLiga unveils four new ambassadors

Four new Ambassadors have been unveiled in Madrid, as LaLiga continues to strengthen its squad of ambassadors around the globe of its most distinguished representatives.
Wayne Rooney will win his 120th and final England cap vs. United States.

Wayne Rooney to join Derby County as player-coach

Rooney, 33, will link up with the Championship club from MLS side DC United, where he has been playing since 2018 after leaving Everton.
Wayne Rooney will win his 120th and final England cap vs. United States.

Derby confident of landing Wayne Rooney in player-coach role – owner

Derby County are confident that they can sign Wayne Rooney as a player-coach despite potential interest from rival teams for the former England captain’s signature, the Championship club’s owner Mel Morris said on Tuesday.
Krystian Bielik

Derby confirm club-record arrival of Krystian Bielik

“We’re very happy to announce the signing of Krystian Bielik,” head coach Phillip Cocu told the club’s official website.
Phillip Cocu

Phillip Cocu: I’m not going to try to be like Frank Lampard

Former PSV boss Cocu was appointed as Lampard's successor at the Championship club after the ex-England midfielder returned to Chelsea as their new head coach.

Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum laughed at Turkey move speculation

Georginio Wijnaldum has said he was baffled by reports linking him with a move from Liverpool to Turkey earlier in the summer.
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Fenerbahce name Dutch legend Phillip Cocu as new coach

Istanbul giants Fenerbahce on Friday named former Netherlands and Barcelona midfielder Phillip Cocu as their manager, as they seek to again have an impact on Turkish and European football.

PSV beat nine-man Ajax to clinch Eredivisie league title

PSV Eindhoven stormed to a 24th Eredivisie title after beating Ajax 3-0 on Sunday.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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The Kaduna State Government has successfully vaccinated 6,250 dogs to curb the manace of rabies across the state.

Official: Kaduna vaccinates 6,250 dogs against rabies

The Kaduna State Government has successfully vaccinated 6,250 dogs to curb the manace of rabies across the state.
1. The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Tuesday, met with the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.

Pastor Adeboye: Reason for my Kaduna trip

First, he said he went to Kaduna to see his children who God saved from abductors. He was actually referring to eight members of the church who were recently abducted by gunmen in Kaduna but later regained their freedom. That was on their way to Kachia in preparation for the church’s Let’s Go a Fishing Easter programme.
Ex-Liverpool player Jamie Carragher has tipped his former teammate Steven Gerrard to take over from Reds bos Jurgen Klopp in the future.

Liverpool legend wants Steven Gerrard to be ‘fully equipped’ before returning to Anfield

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, hopes former teammate Steven Gerrard will manage the club when the time is right.
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Twitter: APC lacks understanding of governance – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the declaration by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the by-passing of Nigeria by Twitter to cite its African Headquarters in Ghana as “a non-issue” is a confirmation that the ruling party has little or no understanding of governance.
President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as the substantive Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).

President Buhari appoints new DTCA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as the substantive Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).