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Riyad Mahrez opts out of Algeria’s AFCON qualifier against Botswana

Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez has pulled out of Algeria's trip to Botswana due to family reasons.
Riyad Mahrez has asserted that it is difficult to live with playing from the bench at Manchester City.

Riyad Mahrez: Playing from the bench at Manchester City is difficult to live with

Riyad Mahrez has asserted that it is "difficult to live with" playing from the bench at Manchester City.
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Premier League sharpshooters in Africa as CAN qualifying begins

English Premier League sharpshooters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah flew to Africa this week, seeking goals as 2021 Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying kicks off.
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Riyad Mahrez: I nearly joined Arsenal in the summer of 2016

Speaking in an interview with France Football, Algerian international and Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez discussed how he nearly joined Arsenal, being in contention for the Ballon D’Or, Leicester City blocking his exit and a lack of playing time under Pep Guardiola last season.
Roberto Firmino has described Liverpool's clash with Manchester City on Sunday as a potential six-pointer, with the home side aiming to extend their healthy lead at the top of the table.

Roberto Firmino: Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City worth six points

Roberto Firmino has described Liverpool's clash with Manchester City on Sunday as a potential six-pointer, with the home side aiming to extend their healthy lead at the top of the table.
Soccer Football – The Best FIFA Football Awards – London Palladium, London, Britain – October 23, 2017 Former Inter Milan and Barcelona player Samuel Eto’o speaks during the awards. REUTERS-Eddie Keogh

Samuel Eto’o: African players ‘not respected’ in Ballon d’Or vote

African players still do not get the recognition they deserve, Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o told AFP in an interview, as he hopes that this will finally be the year another player from the continent wins the Ballon d’Or.
YESSENTUKI, RUSSIA - JUNE 12- Daniel Akpeyi of Nigeria poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session on June 12, 2018 in Yessentuki, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan - FIFA-FIFA via Getty Images)

AFCONQ: Daniel Akpeyi returns as Super Eagles No. 1

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, who is back in the squad of the Super Eagles for their AFCON 2021 qualifiers, will likely be in goal when they take on Benin Republic and Lesotho, respectively, later this month.
Super Eagles and Leicester city defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has come out to explain why he did not honor the Ukraine friendly after being declared fit enough to play by Leicester City medics and Manager Brendan Rodgers.

Brendan Rodgers confident Leicester can keep Wilfred Ndidi, others

Brendan Rodgers believes Leicester City have the capacity to keep the likes of Wilfred Ndidi and some of the big names who have become targets for some of the clubs in the premier league.
Manchester City’s Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on October 29, 2019. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) /

Manchester City stroll into League Cup quarters, Everton ease pressure on Bernardo Silva

Manchester City cruised into the League Cup quarter-finals as Sergio Aguero’s double added to struggling Southampton’s misery in a 3-1 win on Tuesday.
England ace Raheem Sterling was the star of the show as Manchester City came from a goal behind to thrash Serie A side Atalanta 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.

Raheem Sterling bags hat-trick as Manchester City thump Atalanta

Raheem Sterling scored an 11-minute hat-trick and had a hand in all five goals as Manchester City came from behind to thump Italian side Atalanta 5-1 in their Champions League Group C encounter on Tuesday.
Senegal . Kalidou Koulibaly . Napoli

Ballon d’Or: Recognition makes me want to do better – Kalidou Koulibaly

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly believes his nomination for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award will spur him to do better.
Riyad Mahrez has stated David Silva is the Manchester City teammate he would love to learn from.

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez wants to emulate David Silva’s special ability

The Spaniard has been a loyal servant at Etihad Stadium since 2010, with his passing and technical prowess translating to 72 goals and 134 assists.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named Premier League Player of the Month for September

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for September.
Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling calmed Manchester City’s nerves on Saturday as the Premier League champions overcame a searching test to beat feisty Everton 3-1 and keep leaders Liverpool in their sights.

Manchester City thrash feisty Everton 3-1

Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling calmed Manchester City’s nerves on Saturday as the Premier League champions overcame a searching test to beat feisty Everton 3-1 and keep leaders Liverpool in their sights.
Algerian Riyad Mahrez was the top-performing African in major European club action on Saturday, as he starred in Manchester City’s 8-0 destruction of Watford at the Etihad Stadium.

Riyad Mahrez stars in Manchester City’s destruction of Watford

Algerian Riyad Mahrez was the top-performing African in major European club action on Saturday, as he starred in Manchester City’s 8-0 destruction of Watford at the Etihad Stadium.
Riyad Mahrez has praised Manchester City’s impressive start to the Champions League following their 3-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

Riyad Mahrez lauds Manchester City’s perfect Champions League start

Pep Guardiola’s men cruised past the Ukrainian Premier League side with the Algeria international playing a key role in the victory.
Sadio Mane was once again a star man for Liverpool as they maintained their 100 percent record in the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Burnley on Saturday evening.

Sadio Mane helps Liverpool maintain 100 percent record

Sadio Mane was once again a star man for Liverpool as they maintained their 100 percent record in the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Burnley on Saturday evening.
Arsenal’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League were all but snuffed out on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to lowly Brighton.

Arsenal, Tottenham battle for North London derby supremacy

After recording their best start in the Premier League in almost a decade-two wins in two games, Arsenal fell like a pack of cards against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend while Tottenham Hotspurs against all odds, lost 0-1 at home against Newcastle.

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In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

Kogi guber: PDP candidate rejects result of poll

Engineer Musa Wada, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the result of yesterday’s Kogi gubernatorial election.
Eric Abidal has confirmed that Barcelona are interested in signing Inter forward Lautaro Martinez as a possible replacement for Luis Suarez.

Barcelona re-affirm bid for Lautaro Martinez as Eric Abidal eyes Suarez successor

Eric Abidal has confirmed that Barcelona are interested in signing Inter forward Lautaro Martinez as a possible replacement for Luis Suarez.
The National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) has said its members had increased their initial production of 200,000 metric tons to 300,000 metric tons for 2020, as they target to bring about 300,000 farmers on board.

Cotton farmers target 300,000MT in 2020

The National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) has said its members had increased their initial production of 200,000 metric tons to 300,000 metric tons for 2020, as they target to bring about 300,000 farmers on board.
Security personnel had mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: We were overstretched, overwhelmed – Police commission

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said its officials were overstretched in protecting voters and election materials during the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi.