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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.
Although Chelsea succumbed to defeats in their last two matches, Wilfred Ndidi has warned his Leicester City teammates to be aware of the danger posed by Frank Lampard’s men.

Wilfred Ndidi: Chelsea will be difficult for Leicester City

Although Chelsea succumbed to defeats in their last two matches, Wilfred Ndidi has warned his Leicester City teammates to be aware of the danger posed by Frank Lampard’s men.
Manchester City’s Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez takes a drink as he warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) /

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez ready for West Ham clash after medical tests

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed Riyad Mahrez's readiness for Saturday's Premier League fixture against West Ham United.
Riyad Mahrez

Pep Guardiola rested Riyad Mahrez over Algeria medication doubts

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he rested Riyad Mahrez from the Community Shield win over Liverpool because he feared any medication the player received on international duty could have fallen foul of doping rules.
Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has insisted that he wants Leroy Sane to remain at the Etihad Stadium but claims he would talk to the club if the winger requests a transfer.

Leroy Sané travels to Wembley with Manchester City as Bayern Munich rumours intensify

Sané has been hotly tipped to join Bayern Munich before the Premier League transfer deadline on Thursday, with Sky Germany reporting that the winger has agreed a contract worth €18m-a-year with the Bundesliga champions.
A Nigerian businessman and billionaire, Femi Otedola, has disclosed plans to shift his focus to power generation.

AFCON: Femi Otedola fulfils $25,000 per goal pledge to Super Eagles

Business mogul Femi Otedola on Tuesday fulfilled his pledge of 25,000 dollars to the senior national team, the Super Eagles.
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's players should not return to pre-season training until they are totally ready due to the crazy scheduling of modern football.

Pep Guardiola: ‘Crazy’ scheduling is going to kill our players

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's players should not return to pre-season training until they are totally ready due to the "crazy scheduling of modern football.
Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has warned South Africa not to expect the same Nigeria performance as the qualifiers when they clash in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Wednesday.

Afcon: Odion Ighalo named in Caf best eleven

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has been named in the CAF Best Eleven in just concluded 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has warned South Africa not to expect the same Nigeria performance as the qualifiers when they clash in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Wednesday.

Afcon: Odion Ighalo wins top scorer award, makes Best XI

Ighalo with five goals to his name finished ahead of big guns like Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane who both finished on three goals respectively for Algeria and Senegal.
Odion Ighalo will spend the next two weeks on the sidelines, which would not threaten his chances of making his Africa Cup of Nations debut, according to reports.

Odion Ighalo closes in on Afcon top scorer award, equals Rashidi Yekini’s record

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has inched closer to emerging the highest goal scorer at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after bagging his fifth goal of the tournament.
Shanghai Shenhua forward, Odion Ighalo was the hero for Super Eagles as they began their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign with a 1-0 win against debutants Burundi at the weekend.

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo ends Afcon with hamstring

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo ends the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in frustration after picking up a hamstring during the third place match against Tunisia despite scoring the winning goal.
Nigeria team coordinator Patrick Pascal has stressed that the Nigerian team have forgotten about their loss to Algeria and are fully focused on their Africa Cup of Nations third-fourth-place playoff against Tunisia.

Afcon: Nigeria have forgotten about Algeria loss – Patrick Pascal

Nigeria team coordinator Patrick Pascal has stressed that the Nigerian team have forgotten about their loss to Algeria and are fully focused on their Africa Cup of Nations third/fourth-place playoff against Tunisia.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has no plans to sack Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr after the Africa Cup of Nations, according to the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick.

Afcon: Fans urge Super Eagles to compensate them with bronze

Football fans have urged the Super Eagles to compensate them by defeating Tunisia in the third-place match of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt on Wednesday (today).
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr insists there is no shame in losing to a tough Algerian side in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final on Sunday.

Afcon: Nigeria had superior possession against the best team Algeria – Gernot Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr insists there is "no shame" in losing to a tough Algerian side in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final on Sunday.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals game at Cairo International Stadium.

Afcon: Super Eagles feel motivated to beat Tunisia – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says his team have strong desire to beat Tunisia in their AFCON 2019 Third-Place match at the Al Salam Stadium Stadium, Cairo on Wednesday after last Sunday’s disappointing semi-final defeat to Algeria.

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