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Former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu and Sunday Oliseh and the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have joined the rest in mourning former Senegal star Papa Bouba Diop, who died on Sunday.

Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop gets post-humous national award

Former Senegalese soccer international, Papa Bouba Diop, who died last Sunday in Arras, northern France, will receive a post-humous national award on Friday, after his body arrived in Dakar, before his burial on Saturday in Rufisque, his hometown.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius says he has ended his loan contract with Turkish club Besiktas following a pay dispute.

Liverpool goalkeeper to undergo medical with Bundesliga side ahead of loan move

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius will undergo a medical with Union Berlin today before joining the Bundesliga side on a season-long loan, Football Insider reports.
West Ham, Crystal Palace enter race along with Rangers & Everton for Nigerian striker Josh Maja.

Josh Maja named Ligue 1 Player to watch in 2020/21

Super Eagles forward Josh Maja has been named by Germany-based French football podcast cavanisfriseur.de as the Ligue 1 player to watch for the 2020/21 season.
Chelsea made unsuccessful attempts to sign Neymar from Santos ahead of his move to Barcelona, it has emerged.

Neymar matches Lionel Messi with Champions League feat against Atalanta

Neymar has etched his name into the history books after playing a lively part in Paris Saint-Germain's dramatic 2-1 win over Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Timo Werner of RB Leipzig celebrates the second goal of his hat-trick during RB Leipzig’s thrashing of Mainz. Kai Pfaffenbach-Getty Images

Timo Werner bags hat-trick as Leipzig trounce Mainz

Sweet-toothed striker Timo Werner bagged a hat-trick as RB Leipzig thrashed Mainz 5-0 on Sunday to climb back to third in the Bundesliga and keep their dwindling title hopes just about alive.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Bundesliga stars get coronavirus tests results same-day

Several Bundesliga players are being tested daily and receiving same day results after coronavirus cases were discovered in their squad.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Coronavirus: Bundesliga set to resume season in early May

The Bundesliga are aiming to become the first major European league to resume action – with a return set for early May amid the coronavirus outbreak.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Bundesliga clubs return to training amidst coronavirus outbreak

All Bundesliga clubs have returned to training for the first time since the season was suspended due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has glowingly hailed his players’ hard work that ensured that they won their second Africa Cup of Nations trophy after 29 year hiatus.

Djamel Belmadi hails Algeria players for ‘extraordinary, historic’ second Afcon title feat

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has glowingly hailed his players’ hard work that ensured that they won their second Africa Cup of Nations trophy after 29 year hiatus.
Senegal defender Salif Sane said he is fully fit to play against Benin in their quarter-final game at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Afcon: I am fit to play against Benin – Senegal’s Salif Sane

Senegal defender Salif Sane said he is fully fit to play against Benin in their quarter-final game at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.
Kalidou Koulibaly believes the Lions of Teranga have enough strength in depth to cope with Salif Sane's ankle injury, suffered during Senegal’s 2-0 victory over Tanzania in their opening Group C fixture in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt on Sunday.

Afcon: Kalidou Koulibaly reassures Senegal fans after Salif Sane injury

Kalidou Koulibaly believes the Lions of Teranga have enough strength in depth to cope with Salif Sane's ankle injury, suffered during Senegal’s 2-0 victory over Tanzania in their opening Group C fixture in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt on Sunday.
Senegal forward Sadio Mane has hit out at the poor state of the pitch of Stade Lat Dior after Saturday’s Group A 2-0 win over Madagascar.

AFCON: Sadio Mane headlines Senegal squad

Senegal have released a preliminary 25-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), with Sadio Mane the star of Cisse’s side.
Leroy Sane

Manchester City beat Schalke 04 in five goal thriller

Manchester City have recorded a dramatic 3-2 victory over Schalke 04 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday night.
Senegal Coach Aliou Cissé during his team’s 2-1 victory over Poland in first-round group play. Senegal will play Japan on Sunday. Felipe Trueba|EPA, via Shutterstock

Aliou Cisse targets AFCON 2019 success for Senegal

Senegal coach Aliou Cissé says his target is to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as he unveiled a 23-man squad for their qualifier away to Equatorial Guinea next month.
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse looks on during his team's World Cup match against Poland

Senegal’s Aliou Cisse names five uncapped players in squad

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has named five uncapped players in his 23-man squad for the Teranga Lions' 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Madagascar next month.
Senegal’s head coach, Aliou Cissé, was in confident mood at the press conference before his side face Japan in Group H. Francis R Malasig|EPA

Annoyed Cisse slams Senegal defence after Japan draw

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse criticised his team for letting Japan equalise twice in their World Cup Group H game on Sunday, and said he expected more from central defenders Kalidou Koulibaly and Salif Sane.

Robert Lewandowski frustrated in Poland World Cup loss

Prolific Poland striker Robert Lewandowski's World Cup campaign opened in frustrating fashion Tuesday as Senegal starved him of possession as they claimed a 2-1 win in Moscow.

Mo Salah scores to equal Didier Drogba Premier League record

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah equalled the record for goals by an African in an English Premier League season when he scored his 29th in a weekend win at Crystal Palace.

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund crash to shock defeat at Hanover

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund crashed to a 4-2 defeat at Hanover on Saturday, collapsing at the back after the sending-off of young defender Dan-Axel Zagadou.

Bayern Munich thrash Freiburg on Jupp Heynckes return

Jupp Heynckes made a perfect start to his fourth spell as Bayern Munich coach with a 5-0 thrashing of Freiburg at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

US releases declassified Jamal Khashoggi report

The Biden administration has released a long-awaited declassified US intelligence report on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Northern governors condemn Zamfara schoolgirls abduction

The Northern States Governors Forum on Friday condemned another attack on Government Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted, saying enough is enough.
The move, according to the state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, is part of efforts to create an integrated transport system for Kano as emerging megacity.

Kano set to design metro transport master plan

The Kano state Executive Council has approved the constitution of a committee, to design a Strategic Metropolitan Transport Master Plan, in order to regulate the transport system in the metropolis.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi (second from right) recently met with bandits in Zamfara to negotiate peace.

Shiek Gumi: Bandits I met not behind Zamfara schoolgirls abduction

A prominent Islamic cleric, Shiek Ahmad Gumi, says the abduction of schoolgirls in Zamfara was not carried out by bandits he met with recently.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS: We didn’t attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho

The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied attempting to arrest Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

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Zimbabwe Vice President Constantino Chiwenga returned to the capital Harare on Saturday after spending four months in China, according to Bnnbloomberg.ca reports.

Zimbabwe praises China for coronavirus vaccine supplies

Zimbabwe is set to receive a further 800,000 doses of the Covid-19 jab from China, indicating the “excellent relationship” between the two nations and the Asian giant’s willingness to give the southern African state “preferential treatment” amidst a global “stampede” for vaccines, Zimbabwe’s presidential spokesman George Charamba is quoted by the state-owned Herald newspaper as saying.

NFF vice president assures NLO of massive support

The First Vice President Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, has assured the Nationwide League One (NLO) of massive support from the country’s apex football body.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Scarcity: APC has mechanism to re-stock registration cards – NPA chief

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman, yesterday assured intending participants in the ongoing revalidation exercise that the party has put up a strong mechanism to restock and address the scarcity of cards being experienced.

IPOB: We know nothing about killing of children in Anambra

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has distanced its members from the purported killing of six children in Anambra State, describing the allegation as “malicious and mischievous”.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Nigerian government seeks asset manager for N15tn InfraCo fund

The federal government plans to hire an asset manager for its new Infrastructure Development Company (Infraco), designed to raise as much as N15 trillion ($36.7 billion) for infrastructural projects and to accelerate growth.