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Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF begins moves to get Ovie Ejaria, Cyriel Dessers to play for Super Eagles

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has begun moves to ensure that the pair of Heracles Almelo forward Cyriel Dessers and Reading midfielder Ovie Ejaria get to play for the Super Eagles.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr refutes claims on Ovie Ejaria, Eberechi Eze

Super Eagles German coach Gernot Rohr has dismissed claims he prefers Reading FC midfielder Ovie Ejaria to Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze for the national team, saying he has not granted any interview to any media organization both locally and internationally on the issue.

Man jailed for punching his dog while walking in park

Robert Black was given the 23-week sentenced at Reading Magistrates’ Court for causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.
Deontay Wilder has predicted Anthony Joshua will suffer a second straight defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr.

Ruiz vs AJ II in Saudi may be Anthony Joshua’s last fight

In what could prove to be Anthony Joshua’s final fight, the Briton’s team have been accused of cashing out following a loss to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Nigerian heavyweight contender Efe “The One And Only” Ajagba 11-0 (9 KOs), has withdrawn from Saturday’s fight against once beaten Jack Mulowayi (7-1-1, 3 KOs) after injuring his back in training last week.

Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba pulls out of Pennsylvania bout

Nigerian heavyweight contender Efe “The One And Only” Ajagba 11-0 (9 KOs), has withdrawn from Saturday’s fight against once beaten Jack Mulowayi (7-1-1, 3 KOs) after injuring his back in training last week.
Prime minister Boyko Borissov has asked his sports minister to suspend all relations with the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU), “including financial ones”, until Borislav Mihaylov resigns.

Bulgarian premier wants football coach sacked over fans’ racial abuse

The Bulgarian prime minister has called for the head of the country’s football association to resign after England players were racially abused in a European qualifier in Sofia on Monday.
Following their 1-0 loss to Valencia, Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has turned his attention to the Premier League clash against Liverpool.

Tammy Abraham unhappy over FIFA 20 rating

Nigerian-British born Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, is far from pleased with his FIFA 20 rating after receiving a ‘special delivery’ at Cobham on Thursday.
Aidy Boothroyd has included Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood in his England Under-21 squad for fixtures against Turkey and Kosovo next month.

Manchester United youngster included in England Under-21 squad

Aidy Boothroyd has included Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood in his England Under-21 squad for fixtures against Turkey and Kosovo next month.
Former Brazil star Rivaldo believes Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen would fit in well at Real Madrid, but says the Spanish giants do not need them.

Paul Pogba: Racist abuse ‘only makes me stronger’

Paul Pogba says he is ready to fight against racist abuse after the Manchester United star and his team-mate Marcus Rashford were subjected to social media taunts following their penalty misses.

Paul Pogba says racist abuse makes him stronger

Paul Pogba says he is ready to fight against racist abuse after the Manchester United star and his team-mate Marcus Rashford were subjected to social media taunts following their penalty misses.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is 'waiting' for Real Madrid to launch a formal offer for his services, according to Mathias Pogba, who claims 'anything can happen' before the Spanish transfer deadline on September 2.

Phil Neville calls for social media boycott in wake of Paul Pogba racist abuse

England women’s manager Phil Neville believes football players should boycott social media in the wake of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba becoming the latest high-profile figure to suffer racist abuse online.
Davide Zappacosta

Davide Zappacosta set to join Roma on season-long loan

After two seasons at Chelsea, Davide Zappacosta is set for a change of scenery for the upcoming campaign.
Paul Pogba has lauded new Manchester United team-mate Harry Maguire, branding him a “leader” after just one appearance for the club and revealing that he now calls him “The Beast”.

Harry Maguire advocates for social media verification after racial abuse of Paul Pogba

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has urged social media platforms to strengthen identification protocols after "pathetic trolls" aimed racial abuse at Paul Pogba.
N’Golo Kante has left Chelsea’s pre-season training base in Japan and returned to England for treatment on a knee injury.

Frank Lampard preaches caution in rushing N’Golo Kanté back from injury

After leaving Chelsea’s pre-season tour in Japan after a knee injury, N’Golo Kanté is working hard to regain full fitness as he looks to return to form and help Chelsea during the new Premier League season.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has tipped one of the Blue’s midfielder to shine in the upcoming season.

Frank Lampard issues stern warning to Chelsea fans

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has warned the club’s supporters against singing offensive songs and chants against their city rivals.
Trevor Chalobah

Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah wanted by Huddersfield as Blues consider sale

Huddersfield Town are among the Championship clubs keen on signing Trevoh Chalobah and they want to secure him on a permanent deal from Chelsea.
David Luiz has saluted the leadership qualities of Frank Lampard, while talking up Chelsea’s desire to secure more major silverware in the 2019-20 campaign.

Frank Lampard reveals how Chelsea will face their opponents

Lampard enjoyed a good spell with Derby County last season, he led the Rams into the Championship play-off finals, he feels he has the talents at his disposal to challenge for the Premier League competitors when the season begins.
FIFA Women’s World Cup France

FIFA release the 24 teams squad for the Women World Cup

FIFA has announced the 24 teams squad that will participate in the Women World Cup in France, meet the teams and the 23 players each from each team including the Super Falcons of Nigeria.

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Michael Jordan pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan mourned the death of Kobe Bryant on Sunday, saying the Los Angeles Lakers icon was “like a little brother” to him.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

EFCC arraigns Senator Shehu Sani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned a former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani.
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has laughed off reports of a bust-up with manager Jose Mourinho.

Tanguy Ndombele laughs off reports of rift with Jose Mourinho

The club-record signing has only featured sporadically under Mourinho due to a series of injury issues, with his manager making little attempt to hide his frustration.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has successfully destroyed a bandits’ logistics base at Ajia in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Nigerian Airforce destroys ISWAPs’ staging area at Gashigar in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) staging area at Gashigar in Borno, and neutralised several of the insurgents.
The late rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday won two posthumous Grammys, on a night when his life was celebrated in a moving musical tribute led by singer John Legend.

Nipsey Hussle wins two posthumous Grammys

The late rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday won two posthumous Grammys, on a night when his life was celebrated in a moving musical tribute led by singer John Legend.