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Former Nigeria international Mutiu Adepoju has stated that invitation of players to the national team should be kept open as long as Nigerian players continue to shine at club level. Adepoju speaking in a chat with newsmen after Nigeria and Bordeaux player Josh Maja got a hattrick of goals in Bordeaux’s 6-0 thrashing of Nimes in Tuesdays night’s Ligue un clash.

Josh Maja named in French Ligue 1 Team of the Week

Girondis Bordeaux forward Josh Maja has been named in the French Ligue 1 team of the week following his scintillating performance for the club in Tuesday night 6-0 thrashing of Nimes.
Depleted Bordeaux edged in-form Monaco 2-1 at home on Sunday to claw back into the top three in Ligue 1.

Bordeaux edge 10-man Monaco to go third in Ligue 1

Already deprived of defenders Edson Mexer and Vukasin Jovanovic who were both suspended, midfielder Youssef Ait Bennasser, who could not play because he is on-loan from Monaco, Bordeaux lost centre-back Laurent Koscielny to injury on Sunday morning and winger Jimmy Briand during the warm-up.
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French government faces backlash after student sets himself on fire

The French government on Wednesday attempted to defuse the anger caused by the attempted suicide of a student who set himself alight to protest the hardship he faced.
Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on October 27, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

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Samuel Kalu had a frustrating afternoon at the Matmut Atlantique as Bordeaux bowed to a 1-0 loss against Saint-Etienne, after a late goal from Gabon's Denis Bouanga.

Samuel Kalu struggles in Bordeaux’s loss to Saint-Etienne

Samuel Kalu had a frustrating afternoon at the Matmut Atlantique as Bordeaux bowed to a 1-0 loss against Saint-Etienne, after a late goal from Gabon's Denis Bouanga.
Etienne Eto’o son of former Cameroon international Samuel Etoo

Etienne Eto’o misses out on U17 World Cup squad

Etienne Eto’o Pineda, son of Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o, has been omitted from the final U17 squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Lille president Gerard Lopez has distanced the club from rumours they will hire Jose Mourinho in the near future, insisting the coach must instead be scouting the French side's players for his next club.

José Mourinho rejects Lyon and is ‘about to take a new job’

Lyon parted ways with Sylvinho this week after defeat in the derby with Saint-Étienne made it seven Ligue 1 matches without a win.
In-form Victor Osimhen’s seventh league goal of the season wasn’t enough for Lille on Sunday as they missed the chance to go third in Ligue 1 after drawing 2-2 with Nimes.

Lille miss out on third after Nimes draw

Nigeria international Osimhen, 20, who also scored in Lille’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Chelsea midweek, struck the hosts’ leveller with 11 minutes remaining after a Renaud Ripart penalty at the end of the first half and Kevin Denkey’s neat 70th-minute finish had cancelled out Loic Remy’s 13th-minute opener.
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Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim in spotlight amid awful start to season

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim insists he is unfazed by the speculation over his future as the 2017 French champions go into a midweek derby against Patrick Vieira’s Nice still without a win this season.
(Front row from L to R) Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria, Paris Saint-Germain’s Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia, Paris Saint-Germain’s Spanish defender Juan Bernat, Paris Saint-Germain’s Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, Paris Saint-Germain’s Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gueye (back row from L to R) Paris Saint-Germain’s Costa Rican Keylor Navas, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain’s Belgian defender Thomas Meunier, Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine forward Mauro Icardi and Paris Saint-Germain’s French defender Presnel Kimpembe pose for team a photo prior to the UEFA Champions league Group A football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, on September 18, 2019. (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

Idrissa Gueye gives edge to Paris Saint-Germain as Lyon lie in wait

Idrissa Gueye has earned rave reviews for his standout performance in Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League win over Real Madrid in midweek and the midfielder looks to be exactly what they have been sadly lacking in recent seasons.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

Europe’s clubs divided over Champions League reform

The battle over the future of the Champions League will resume on Monday and Tuesday when the European Club Association (ECA) meets in Geneva and the leadership faces a rebellion from members.
Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen believes he is not yet in top shape and will need to keep on training hard to become better.

Victor Osimhen wins Lille Player of the Month award

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has won the Lille player of the month for August after a fine start into the new season in the French Ligue 1.
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Super Eagles invitee Maduka Okoye concedes four

Super Eagles invitee Maduka Okoye conceded four goal in Sunday’s Regionalliga division (a fourth-tier league in German football) while in action for Fortuna Dusseldorf II, who lost 4-2 to Borussia Dortmund II, according to reports.
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Europa League group stage draw — in full

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Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is now leading the goalscorers’ chart in French League 1 after he came off the bench to fire Lille OSC to a 3-0 victory over Saint Etienne.

Victor Osimhen’s best yet to come – Lille coach

Lille manager, Christophe Galtier, has warned rival clubs that Victor Osimhen is not at his physical best yet despite the young forward’s blistering start to the French Ligue 1.
Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is now leading the goalscorers’ chart in French League 1 after he came off the bench to fire Lille OSC to a 3-0 victory over Saint Etienne.

Victor Osimhen becomes top scorer, bags brace against Saint Etienne

Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is now leading the goalscorers’ chart in French Ligue 1 after he came off the bench to fire Lille OSC to a 3-0 victory over Saint Etienne.
Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen believes he is not yet in top shape and will need to keep on training hard to become better.

Victor Osimhen nets brace in Lille home win against Saint Etienne

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen was on target twice as Lille defeated Saint Etienne 3-0 in their French Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Wednesday.
Super Eagles winger Moses Simon is delighted after scoring winning goal on his debut for French Ligue 1 club, FC Nantes.

Moses Simon delighted after scoring winning goal for Nantes

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon is delighted after scoring winning goal on his debut for French Ligue 1 club, FC Nantes.

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