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A former FIFA/CAF Instructor, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has identified lack of proper football development programme (FDP) as major factor hindering soccer development in the country. Onigbinde said this on Tuesday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, following the 2-3 defeat of the Golden Eaglets by Cote d’ Ivoire, in the final of WAFU B Under-17 Championship.

WAFU U-17: Adegboye Onigbinde blames Golden Eaglets’ defeat by Cote d’Ivoire on NFF

A former FIFA/CAF Instructor, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has identified lack of proper football development programme (FDP) as major factor hindering soccer development in the country.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.

Gary Neville: Manchester United may have bought Donny van de Beek as Paul Pogba...

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is one of many stars of the game who are looking forward to the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.

Robbie Fowler: 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a great spectacle

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is one of many stars of the game who are looking forward to the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.
Fabinho has insisted that Mohamed Salah is very happy at Liverpool amid speculation over the Liverpool star's future.

Fabinho: Mo Salah ‘very happy’ at Liverpool despite Real Madrid and Barcelona talk

The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with the Egypt international after comments made in December where he left the door open to a possible Anfield exit.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has continued his good run of form between the sticks as he kept his fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league when Kaizer Chiefs ran out 2-0 winners against Chippa United in an ABSA Premiership clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday.

Daniel Akpeyi comments on Kaizer Chiefs’ relegation concerns

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is adamant that the Glamour Boys will not get sucked into a relegation battle this season.
Mauricio Pochettino was officially named the new coach of French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel and immediately vowed to win with style.

Mauricio Pochettino: All great players are welcome at Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino has left the door open for the arrival of Barcelona icon Lionel Messi.
Super Eagles defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi got a five star rating Saturday at the King Power stadium even as the foxes were held to a 2-2 by visiting Manchester United.

Wilfred Ndidi gets 5-star rating in Leicester’s draw with Manchester United

The Nigerian international who only recently returned to full action after being sidelined by injury was rated 8 out of a possible 10 thus running away with the highest rating on the foxes side for the day. Only four other teammates came close to Ndidi’s rating standing at 7 out of a possible 10. Among them include James Vardy, Harvey Barnes, Youri Tielemans and Kasper Schmeichel.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Dutch giant Ajax Amsterdam have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida.

Tijani Babangida denies questioning Super Eagles defenders’ role

Former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida has denied quotes attributed to him questioning the invitations of William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo to the team.
Everton star Abdoulaye Doucoure believes his side can defeat Manchester United in the Carabao Cup quarter final on Wednesday.

Abdoulaye ​Doucoure: Everton confident they can beat Manchester United

Everton star Abdoulaye Doucoure believes his side can defeat Manchester United in the Carabao Cup quarter final on Wednesday.
Former coach of Nigeria senior national team Christian Chukwu has called for a reorganization of the Super Eagles and reevaluation of the team under the stewardship of coach Gernot Rohr after the team played another draw against Sierra Leone.

Nwankwo Kanu: Super Eagles showed signs of improvement vs Sierra Leone

In the wake of their draw against Sierra Leone, African football legend Nwankwo Kanu has jumped in defence of the Nigeria senior national team, claiming there are no longer minnows in African football.
Enyimba of Aba caretaker coach Fatai Osho says the team is working hard to be ready for their all important CAF Confederations Cup game with Hassania Agadir.

Enyimba boss satisfied with preparation for new campaign

“In terms of recruitment, quality players are coming in, the environment is so conducive, they are serial winner. Every discussion is all about how you are going to win and they want to give support all the time to actualize the dream,” the Coach stated.
Enyimba of Aba caretaker coach Fatai Osho says the team is working hard to be ready for their all important CAF Confederations Cup game with Hassania Agadir.

Enyimba will force anyone to be successful

Head Coach, Enyimba Football Club, Fatai Osho, has reiterated that fantastic and well grounded structure would make anyone to succeed at Enyimba, he describes the club as big institution with heart of tiger.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is satisfied with his team performance against Lesotho in Sunday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group L matchday-two fixture at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru. 3

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr expects difficult match vs Leone Stars

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says he’s expecting Sierra Leone to give his team a difficult match on Friday.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted there is concern about the club’s financial situation heading into the summer window.

Mikel Arteta confirms finances ‘big concern’ for Arsenal transfer dealings

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted there is concern about the club’s financial situation heading into the summer window.

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Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

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A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

NCDC: Coronavirus infection higher in males than females in Nigeria

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Nigerian government seeks asset manager for N15tn InfraCo fund

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

IGP decorates three newly promoted DIGs

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David de Gea has become “a real problem” for Manchester United says Paul Scholes, but the Red Devils legend feels another “real dominant centre-back” remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most pressing transfer requirement.

Manchester United ready to sell David de Gea

The 30-year-old has made 433 appearances for the Red Devils since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has remained the club’s first-choice stopper this term despite Dean Henderson’s return from a successful loan spell at Sheffield United.
An International humanitarian organisation, Mercy Corps, in collaboration with European Union (EU), has handed over 325 two-bedroom houses for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bama, the headquarters of Bama LGA, to the Borno government.

Mercy Corps, EU construct 325 houses for IDPs in Borno

An International humanitarian organisation, Mercy Corps, in collaboration with European Union (EU), has handed over 325 two-bedroom houses for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bama, the headquarters of Bama LGA, to the Borno government.