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WCQ: Ghana wary of South Africa after Hugo Broos appointment

Veteran Ghanaian coach JE Sarpong believes South Africa's Bafana Bafana will be a hard nut to crack for the Black Stars following the former's appointment of renowned Belgian coach Hugo Broos as tactician.
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Manchester City playmaker, Kevin de Bruyne, as among the three best players in the world, behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jamie Carragher: Ruben Dias is Premier League’s best defender

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has rated Manchester City defender Ruben Dias as Premier League’s best defender this season.
Ex-international Victor Ikpeba is delighted with the nominations of Super Eagles trio,Victor Osimhen, Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi among the 30-man shortlisted for the coveted 2019 CAF African Footballer of the year award.

Super Eagles boss urged to begin search for Wilfred Ndidi’s replacement

Ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, former Nigerian midfielder, Emmanuel Amuneke has advised Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to search for a player that can be a perfect replacement for Wilfred Ndidi in the senior national team.
Jorge Mendes is to help Jose Mourinho secure his next job in the Premier League, with Wolves being mentioned as a possibility by Don Balon.

Roma name Jose Mourinho as new manager

The club, on their official twitter handle, said: “The club are delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with Jose Mourinho for him to become our new head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season.”
Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), disclosed this in Abuja on in an interview with newsmen.

TRCN vows to eliminate quacks from teaching profession

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has vowed to eliminate quacks camouflaging as professional teachers, hence its efforts to regulate the teaching profession and prevent it from being open to unqualified persons.
Nigeria will miss out of the World Athletics Relays, which starts in Silesia, Poland Saturday over visa issues, according to reports.

Team Nigeria out of World Relays over Polish visa issues

Nigeria will miss out of the World Athletics Relays, which starts in Silesia, Poland Saturday over visa issues, according to reports.
Granada’s French defender Dimitri Foulquier (C) heads the ball during the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Granada at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 29, 2021. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Barcelona’s shock defeat keeps La Liga title race wide open

Barcelona spurned the chance to go top of the table on Thursday as a shock 2-1 defeat by Granada added another twist to La Liga’s most unpredictable title race in years.
Enyimba is not under pressure to carry the hope of the Nation on their shoulders on the continent in the season’s campaign Midfielder Austin Oladapo has said.

John Noble: Enyimba now to go all the way to CAF Confederation Cup final

Enyimba have their sights fixed on going all the way to the final of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup after a dramatic qualification to the quarterfinals Wednesday night, according to goalkeeper John Noble.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE: Skills acquisition, solution to unemployment in Nigeria

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Kaduna State directorate on Wednesday said that acquisition of relevant skills would help reduce the level of youths unemployment in Nigeria.
Enyimba defender Anayo Iwuala is delighted with his maiden invitation to the Super Eagles.

Anayo Iwuala: Enyimba ready for tough duel vs Orlando Pirates

The two-time African champions are condemned to win to ensure qualification to the quarterfinals of the competition this term, and may not need to keep an eye on the group’s other game in Setif provided they beat Orlando Pirates with a scoreline better than the 2-1 loss to the Buccaneers in the reverse fixture
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.

Chelsea boss reveals game plan for Real Madrid clash

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.
Kelechi Iheanacho tonight fired Leicester City to the England FA Cup Final for the first time in 52 years.

Kelechi Iheanacho winner pushes Leicester closer to Champions League

Kelechi Iheanacho extended his career-best scoring form with a blistering winning goal as Leicester rallied to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the English Premier League and establish a seven-point cushion in the top four on Monday.
Dutch coach and pundit, Wim van Hanegem, has taken aim at Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool’s slide this season, saying things have ‘fallen’ apart for the club.

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool don’t deserve Champions League next season

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has declared they do NOT deserve Champions League qualification after their 1-1 draw with Newcastle United.
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has backed owner Mike Ashley’s call for pay-per-view (PPV) prices to be lowered.

Steve Bruce delighted to see big six club get a ‘slapping’ over Super League

Plans for a breakaway competition featuring the Premier League’s big six – alongside leading sides from Italy and Spain – crumbled this week following a huge backlash from supporters and rivals clubs, the outrage forcing those involved to withdraw their participation.

Kaduna council polls: APC conducts exams for chairmanship aspirants

Kaduna State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has organised written examination for their chairmanship aspirants, being the first in the history of Nigeria as condition for qualification to contest election into the chairmanship position of the local government.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA announces new Champions League format with group stage axed

UEFA has confirmed a monster shake-up to the Champions League just hours after the European Super League bombshell.
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that they will not be one of the clubs joining the proposed Super League.

Borussia Dortmund confirm they will not join European Super League

Plans for the formation of a new European competition were unveiled on Sunday, with 12 founding clubs having already signed up for the competition which has been designed to rival the current Champions League.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the “disgraceful decision” to lift a two-year European ban imposed on Manchester City for alleged Financial Fair Play breaches.

Tottenham Hotspur sack Jose Mourinho

The club are yet to confirm the decision, but it is understood Mourinho has left less than a week ahead of Sunday's Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA warns clubs over participation in breakaway Super League

Europe’s football ruling body UEFA is set to approve sweeping Champions League reforms on Monday and has issued a stern warning to clubs amid a latest Super League threat.
Manchester United and England legend Gary Neville has led the angry backlash criticising clubs who have signed up for a proposed European Super League.

Gary Neville, fans fault European Super League proposals

Manchester United and England legend Gary Neville has led the angry backlash criticising clubs who have signed up for a proposed European Super League.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Leicester ‘interested’ in Tammy Abraham this summer

Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has just reported that Leicester City are one the sides ‘interested’ in signing out-of-favour Chelsea star Tammy Abraham this summer.
New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes that he can win the fans of the biggest football club in England back onside after a difficult few months, as he aims to recapture the halcyon days of Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal boss: Fulham unlucky to sit in the relegation zone

Fulham may be in the relegation zone but Scott Parker’s side have been unlucky in the Premier League and their results are not an accurate reflection of their performances this season, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said.

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President Buhari mourns Senator Al-Hassan’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he is deeply saddened by the death of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, “Mama Taraba’’, who was Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development during his first term in office.
Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.

Newcastle boost survival hopes after hitting four past Leicester

Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.
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Barcelona news is once again dominated by a concerning update on Ansu Fati, who is suffering from pains in his knee so extreme that he is struggling to sleep.

Barca star set to undergo another surgery on Thursday

Ansu Fati will undergo another surgery with the intention of solving, once and for all, the problems caused by the rupture of the internal meniscus in his left knee last November during a match with Real Betis, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Katsina emirate council suspends district head for ‘banditry’

The Katsina Emirate Council has suspended the Sarkin Pauwan Katsina, who is also the district head of Kankara, Yusuf Lawal, over alleged involvement in aiding and abating banditry activities in his domain.
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NDLEA recovers baked cakes with marijuana in eateries

Freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa (marijuana) were recovered by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a raid on some eateries in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
Crotone head coach Serse Cosmi admitted that the club will find it difficult to hold on to Simy Nwankwo following his incredible run of form for the Serie A outfit.

Simy Nwankwo fumes as Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to swap jersey with him

Super Eagles striker, Simy Nwankwo has condemned the action of Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo to snub him when he requested they swap jersey together.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

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