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Lille president Gerard Lopez has distanced the club from rumours they will hire Jose Mourinho in the near future, insisting the coach must instead be scouting the French side's players for his next club.

Jose Mourinho eyes national team job

The Former Manchester United, Madrid, Chelsea, Porto and Inter manager has declared his readiness to accept an international coaching job for the first time in his career.
Kanu Nwankwo

Nwankwo Kanu gets appointment for AFCON, six others

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed former Nigeria internationals Kanu Nwankwo in the class special envoy for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Olympiacos ready to sign Super Eagles star Mikel Agu

Olympiacos ready to rival Besiktas for Super Eagles out of favour midfielder Mikel Agu on a permanent deal from Portuguese giant FC Porto.
Iker Casillas has dispelled rumours that he is set to retire from football following a heart attack during a Porto training session.

Real Madrid great Iker Casillas denies fresh retirement reports

Iker Casillas has denied fresh reports he is retiring from football after he suffered a heart attack during training with Porto last month.
Ferland Mendy of Olympique Lyon

Real Madrid sign Ferland Mendy from Lyon in £47 million deal

Real Madrid have signed left-back Ferland Mendy from Lyon in a deal worth up to £47.1m, which takes their summer spending close to £300m.
The Democratic Republic Congo have announced their final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to begin in Egypt on June 21.

AFCON: DR Congo unveil final squad

The Democratic Republic Congo have announced their final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to begin in Egypt on June 21.
Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he has no immediate plans to retire from international football after helping Portugal lift the inaugural Nations League on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo still hungry for more glory with Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he has no immediate plans to retire from international football after helping Portugal lift the inaugural Nations League on Sunday.
The FA's fears of trouble ahead of Nations League semi-final were realised on Wednesday. @-MATTBROWN

Gareth Southgate: Troublemakers aren’t supporters of England

England manager Gareth Southgate labelled a section of the country's supporters an "embarrassment" after trouble during the Nations League Finals.
Portugal will be without veteran centre-back Pepe as they aim to lift the first ever Nations League title on home soil on Sunday.

Portugal defender Pepe to miss first Nation League final on home soil

Portugal will be without veteran centre-back Pepe as they aim to lift the first ever Nations League title on home soil on Sunday.
The FA's fears of trouble ahead of Nations League semi-final were realised on Wednesday. @-MATTBROWN

English FA: Misbehaving England fans ‘not welcome in football’

England fans causing trouble while in Porto for the Nations League Finals have been dubbed "an embarrassment" by the Football Association (FA), which insists the perpetrators "are not welcome in football".
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has admitted he would love to see Matthijs de Ligt move to Anfield, claiming the teenage defender plays like a 29-year-old.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Matthijs de Ligt to Barcelona a good move

Matthijs de Ligt is ready for a move to Barcelona, according to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who believes that products from the Ajax academy are galvanising Netherlands after they missed out on the World Cup in 2018.
Real Madrid's Julen Lopetegui

Sevilla appoint Julen Lopetegui as their new coach

Sevilla have announced the appointment of Julen Lopetegui as their new coach.

Kelechi Nwakali trains with Kanu Nwankwo

Arsenal loanee Kelechi Nwakali spent some time at Kanu Nwankwo’s Papilo academy where he trained with the Gunners legend and his academy students.
Jim Pallotta

Roma: Daniele De Rossi didn’t get Eusebio Di Francesco fired – Jim Pallotta

Roma owner Jim Pallotta has insisted that stars such as Daniele De Rossi, Kostas Manolas, Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko did not conspire to get former coach Eusebio Di Francesco sacked.
The UEFA Champions League trophy is taken away after the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 12, 2016. - AFP PHOTO - Fabrice COFFRINI

Recent UEFA Champions League winners

Recent winners of the UEFA Champions League ahead of the 2018/19 final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on Saturday.
Felipe

Felipe sold to Atletico Madrid for €20m

Porto have confirmed the sale of Brazil international defender Felipe to LaLiga side Atletico Madrid.

Andre Villas-Boas not interested in return to ‘chaotic’ Premier League

Villas-Boas arrived in England with Chelsea in 2011, having built a reputation as a promising coach with Academica and Porto, and went on to manage Tottenham after failing to impress at Stamford Bridge.
Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce face UEFA sanctions after FFP breach

Fenerbahce face sanctions from UEFA after breaching their Financial Fair Play (FFP) agreement in 2018-19.

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Court: Kaduna government has no right to license preachers

A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday ruled that the state had no right to screen and issue licences to preachers in the state.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Former microfinance bank chief arraigned for alleged fraud

A former Managing Director of Imperial Microfinance Bank, Chijioke Mbagwu, was on Wednesday arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged fraud.

Niger Delta youths to protest to Aso Rock over politicisation of NDDC

Youths drawn from the nine Niger Delta states under the aegis of Consolidated Youths of Niger Delta (CYND) have threatened to march to Aso Rock to protest alleged hijacking of the Niger Delta Development Corporation (NDDC) by politicians.
New Zealand’s government on Thursday launched a multi-million-dollar, six-month guns “buy-back” scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of deadly attacks on two mosques in the Southern city of Christchurch.

New Zealand sets $135 million to buy back guns banned after Christchurch attack

New Zealand’s government on Thursday launched a multi-million-dollar, six-month guns “buy-back” scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of deadly attacks on two mosques in the Southern city of Christchurch.
Dayo Adewole

Kidnapped son of former health minister regains freedom

Mr Dayo Adewole, the son of a former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewale, who was kidnapped on Tuesday by four unknown gunmen, has regained freedom.