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STRASBOURG, FRANCE - The European Parliament on Thursday awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in China for separatism.

Jailed Uighur Tohti wins European Parliament Sakharov Rights Award

The European Parliament on Thursday awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in China for "separatism".
Jose Mourinho has praised the work being done by Lille coach Christophe Galtier in developing young players including Nigeria international Victor Osimhen.

Victor Osimhen delighted to win French Ligue 1 player of the month award

Victor Osimhen is thrilled to win the French Ligue 1 player of the month award for September.
Jose Mourinho has praised the work being done by Lille coach Christophe Galtier in developing young players including Nigeria international Victor Osimhen.

French Ligue 1: Victor Osimhen wins player of the month

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been named the French Ligue 1 player for the month of September.
Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin de Bruyne out of Belgium Euro 2020 qualifiers squad

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne was left out of Belgium’s squad for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers due to a groin injury, coach Roberto Martinez announced on Friday.
Didier Drogba believes Paris Saint-Germain's exceptional strikers Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will both win the Ballon d'Or during their careers.

Didier Drogba: Neymar, Kylian Mbappe will win Ballon d’Or

Didier Drogba believes Paris Saint-Germain's "exceptional" strikers Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will both win the Ballon d'Or during their careers.
Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen strikes again as Lille beat Strasbourg 2-0 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Ligue 1 encounter.

Super Eagles star strikes again as Lille beat Strasbourg

Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen strikes again as Lille beat Strasbourg 2-0 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Ligue 1 encounter.
Lille forward Victor Osimhen says it’s an exceptional feeling to score for the club at home again after his first half strike in the 2-0 win against Strasbourg on Wednesday night.

Victor Osimhen thrilled to score for Lille at home in win against Strasbourg

Lille forward Victor Osimhen says it’s an exceptional feeling to score for the club at home again after his first half strike in the 2-0 win against Strasbourg on Wednesday night.
Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has named a 23-man squad that will face Mali in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in October.

Bafana Bafana coach names squad to face Mali in Mandela Challenge

Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has named a 23-man squad that will face Mali in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in October.
Mohammed Abacha, the oldest surviving son of Gen. Abacha, was particularly uncooperative in the loot recovery.

Bello Adoke: How Sani Abacha’s family hid $1 billion loot

The Abacha family thought they had done Nigeria a favour by giving up $1.3 billion but the Goodluck Jonathan administration soon discovered that they still had $1 billion hidden in various accounts in Europe, according to Mohammed Bello Adoke.
Real Madrid Leonardo Jardim Julen Lopetegui

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.
Henry Onyekuru provided an assist for Islam Slimani to score Monaco’s opener in their 2-2 draw with Nimes in Sunday’s Ligue 1 game.

Monaco’s Henry Onyekuru seeks third start, first goal for at Reims

Nigerian international Henry Onyekuru will be targeting his 3rd start for his French Ligue 1 side, Monaco when they take on home side Reims tonight at the Stade Auguste-Dalaune in Reims.
(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.
Neymar

Neymar: ‘Personal reasons’ behind desire to quit Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar claimed he can handle hostility from Paris Saint-Germain fans and "personal reasons" were behind his desire to quit the club.
Ander Herrera is excited to play alongside Neymar and believes the Brazilian can challenge fellow Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe to win the Ballon d'Or.

Neymar makes Paris Saint-Germain return against Strasbourg after transfer saga

The Brazilian had not been picked by the former Dortmund boss until his future had been resolved, but the close of the transfer window means that the 27-year-old will be with the club for the foreseeable future
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 scores again as Lille beat Angers

Nigerian youngster Victor Osimhen scored his fifth Ligue 1 goal of the season as Lille claimed a 2-1 win over Angers on Friday.
Ander Herrera is excited to play alongside Neymar and believes the Brazilian can challenge fellow Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe to win the Ballon d'Or.

Ander Herrera: Neymar a candidate for Ballon d’Or

Ander Herrera is excited to play alongside Neymar and believes the Brazilian can challenge fellow Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe to win the Ballon d'Or.
At long last, Mauro Icardi found a new club… for now. 1

Mauro Icardi calls PSG move ‘a majour step’ in his career — video

On Monday, Icardi joined PSG on a season-long loan deal, with a reported option to buy for €70m included.
Maduka Okoye

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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