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Claude Le Roy: Slave-merchant agents must be eradicated in Africa

Togo coach Claude Le Roy says African football will not reach its potential until ‘slave-merchant agents’ on the continent are eradicated.

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick charges Golden Eaglets to stay focused, pick AFCON ticket

Amaju Pinnick, Pesident, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has charged the U-17 national team, Golden Eaglets, to keep level heads and stay focused to conquer Ghana’s Black Starlets in Niamey.

Union: Players will have final say on La Liga game in US

Players will have the final say on plans to play Girona's 'home' match against Barcelona in Miami, according to the Spanish players' union (AFE).

Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf banned, fined $5,000 for accepting cash from agents

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for a year and fined $5,000 after he was found guilty of receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as football agents.

Deadly mass shooting at video game tournament in Florida

A mass shooting at a video game tournament has led to "multiple fatalities" in the US state of Florida, according to police.
Markson Ojobo

Rivers United declares Ojobo AWOL, suspends three others

Rivers United have declared right back, Markson Ojobo Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) after he absconded from the club’s camp.

Willian: No chance I’d have stayed at Chelsea under Antonio Conte

Barcelona bid to secure Willian from Chelsea over the summer, although they were put off as the club demanded more than £60 million for the winger, who has also interested Manchester United in recent seasons.
Roberto Martinez and Eden Hazard

Belgium’s Roberto Martinez hints at Eden Hazard’s Chelsea exit

Belgium head coach, Roberto Martinez, has hinted that his captain, Eden Hazard, could leave Chelsea this summer.

‘Future Eagles’ off to Algiers for African Youth Games

Players and officials of the U15 National Team, nicknamed Future Eagles, will arrive in Algiers on Monday, 16th July for the football event of the 3rd African Youth Games taking place in the Algerian capital 19th – 28th July 2018.
The trapped Thailand boys

Health official: Thai boys’ skinnier but in good health after cave rescue

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from inside a flooded Thai cave lost an average of two kg during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showed no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday.
Russia 2018

Ukrainian goalkeeper sacked for supporting Russia World Cup win apologises

Ukrainian goalkeeper Mikhail Gotra has apologised after having his contract with FC Karpaty terminated for cheering on Russia on his Instagram page.
Super Eagles

Segun Odegbami: Why Super Eagles lost to Argentina

Ex-Nigeria international and sports administrator, Segun Odegbami, on Wednesday said the Super Eagles of Nigeria lost to Argentina at the World Cup due to the “inexperience of some key players” and the inability of the coach to manage the last 10 minutes of the match.
Eagles during the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Nigeria v Iceland on the 22nd June 2018 at Volgograd Arena, Russia | KABIRU ABUBAKAR

World Cup: Sports director, others urge Super Eagles to win last group match

Osun Director of Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Layi Adesiyan, on Monday urged the Super Eagles to win their match against Argentina on Tuesday to progress to the Round of 16.

World Cup: Super Eagles get FIFA integrity briefing

Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup–bound squad members have been taken through the paces of the world body’s integrity initiative, as they were fully briefed by the Assistant Director (Legal) of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Okey Obi, in London on Thursday last week.

Usain Bolt trains with Norwegian top-flight side Stromsgodset

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is training with Norwegian top-flight football team Stromsgodset.

Andres Iniesta to leave Barcelona at the end of season

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta will leave the Spanish club at the end of the season.

Darren Moore calls for West Brom unity after Alan Pardew exit

Caretaker manager Darren Moore has called for unity at West Brom after Alan Pardew's "brutal" departure.

Kwara United set to unveil Abubakar Bala today

Coach Abubakar Bala have been appointed as the new technical adviser of Kwara United after the club part ways with John Obuh.

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Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.

Neymar criticises PSG injury handling after Borussia Dortmund defeat

Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: New research places Nigeria among high risk African countries

The study suggested other countries – among them Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya – would all need support with detecting and handling imported cases of the coronavirus.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook sued by US for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

That lawsuit went to trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, and the crux of the case is a 2010 deal between Facebook and an Irish subsidiary it uses to shuffle money around internationally. The IRS alleges Facebook undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Lionel Messi speaks out after Barcelona social media scandal

Lionel Messi, in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, has spoken publicly for the first time since reports emerged that Barcelona hired PR firm I3 Ventures for their social media channels which were aimed at tarnishing the images of Gerard Piqué, Messi himself and others associated with the club.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

BMO: President Buhari fully in-charge of critical affairs of government

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), says President Muhammadu Buhari is “fully in charge of critical affairs of government” in the country