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Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that they will not be one of the clubs joining the proposed Super League.

Borussia Dortmund confirm they will not join European Super League

Plans for the formation of a new European competition were unveiled on Sunday, with 12 founding clubs having already signed up for the competition which has been designed to rival the current Champions League.
Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward reacts ahead of the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) /

Manchester United vice-chairman quits UEFA role amid Super League breakaway

Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward has resigned from his role with UEFA.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA disapproves of ‘closed Euro breakaway league’

Fifa said on Sunday it disapproved of the proposed breakaway European Super League as it was outside of international football structures.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel’s masterful undoing of Pep Guardiola’s dream of four championships

A lot had been made of the dreamy unprecedented pursuit of a quadruple of trophies this season by English Premier League champions-elect Manchester City that the term “unprecedented” came to qualify their every win in the second half of the 2020/2021 campaign, as they kept the dream alive with one victory after another.
Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi is excited and happy at Barcelona despite ongoing transfer talk.

Barca supremo: Lionel Messi not leaving Camp Nou

The newly elected president of Barcelona Football Club, Joan Laporta, has insisted that six-time Ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi, will not leave the Catalan giants this summer.
Jérôme Boateng says Hansi Flick ‘brought back the joy for us’ at Bayern Munich since replacing Niko Kovac in December. M Donato-FC Bayern-Getty Images

Jerome Boateng to leave Bayern Munich after 10 years

Jerome Boateng will leave Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League holders Bayern Munich in the summer after a decade at the club.
Asisat Oshoala netted twice to help Barcelona secure a 7-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano in Wednesday's Spanish Primera Iberdrola fixture.

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala undergoes surgery

The official statement by the Spanish club further disclosed that the Super Falcons skipper has been experiencing some discomfort in the right foot, which made her to miss a game.
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Barcelona continue to push for Erling Haaland’s signing despite the complicated situation

According to ESPN, the newly elected Barcelona board will continue it’s pursuit to sign Erling Haaland. However, reportedly the club acknowledges the fact that financial conditions of the club might impede a possible deal.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Victor Osimhen starts for Napoli, Simon Nwankwo also for Crotone

Super Eagles strikers Victor Osimhen and Simon Nwankwo will both start when Napoli welcome Crotone in a Serie A clash today.
Chelsea reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in seven years with a 3-0 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid.

Ex-Manchester City defender tips Chelsea to reach Champions League final

Former Man City defender, Micah Richards, has tipped Chelsea to make it to the final of the UEFA Champions League.
3. Chelsea moved into the FA Cup semi-finals as Oliver Norwood’s own goal and a late Hakim Ziyech strike sealed a 2-0 win against Sheffield United on Sunday.

Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Porto gets new venue

Both legs of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final tie with Porto will be played in Spain next month, UEFA have confirmed.
Manchester City and Real Madrid coasted into the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Manchester City, Real Madrid coast to UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

Manchester City and Real Madrid coasted into the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed the absolutely fantastic performance of Eric Bailly in the 2-0 win over rivals Chelsea on Monday night.

Eric Bailly celebrates century of games with Manchester United after AC Milan draw

Eric Bailly has taken to social media to celebrate his 100th appearance for Manchester United after their 1-1 draw with AC Milan in the Uefa Europa League round of 16 first-leg.
Amad Diallo lit up Old Trafford as he scored his first ever Manchester United goal against AC Milan.

Amad Diallo scores as Manchester United draw vs AC Milan

Teenager Amad Diallo found the net with his first-ever shot for Manchester United on Thursday but AC Milan struck in injury-time to secure a 1-1 draw in the Europa League.
Andrea Pirlo said to forget this elimination will take a few days but then we will have to look forward and try to move up the [Serie A] rankings. Matteo Ciambelli-DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Juventus boss unperturbed about sack after Champions League exit

Andrea Pirlo insisted he was not worried about his future despite Juventus’ exit in the round of 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League.
Jamal Musiala of FC Bayern München celebrates after scoring during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and FC Schalke 04 at Allianz Arena on September 18, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst-Getty Images)

Jamal Musiala signs 5-year deal with Bayern Munich

After weeks of speculations fuelled by rumours about the contract situation of German youngster and attacking midfielder for Bundesliga Bayern Munich, the 18-year-old Jamal Musiala has finally penned a five-year contract until 2026, as announced by the Bavarian giants themselves.
Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus (right) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal with Bernardo Silva. László Balogh-AP

Rio Ferdinand: Only Bayern Munich, PSG can stop Manchester City from winning Champions League

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has disclosed that the only two teams that can stop Manchester City from winning the UEFA Champions League are Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Rangers new boy Nnamdi Ofoborh says he can’t wait to get a crack at the Champions League with Steven Gerrard’s side next season.

Nnamdi Oforboh reveals Rangers Champions League dream

Rangers are on the verge of clinching their first league title in a decade which means Ofoborh and his new team-mates will have crucial Champions League qualifiers to look forward to in July.
Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo made his first appearance for Manchester United in their Monday night premier league clash with Chelsea.

Odion Ighalo: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave me the chance to live my dream

Nigeria’s Odion Jude Ighalo will forever be grateful to Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for supporting him to live his dream with the Old Trafford squad.
Bundesliga, European and DFB-Pokal Cup champions, Bayern Munich, were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal Cup on Wednesday by lowly Holstein Kiel on penalties, after 90 minutes and extra time ended 2-2.

Bayern Munich name strong squad for FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar

The present crop of German and European football champions Bayern Munich are keen to add the title of world champions to their enviable collection of accolades when the tournament kicks off on Thursday, February 4.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta should build his team around Mesut Ozil, according to Jermaine Pennant, who thinks the midfielder has been given a new lease of life.

Shkodran Mustafi: How Arsenal failed Mesut Ozil

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has described the departure of Mesut Ozil from the team as a result of Arsenal’s failure to assist Ozil.
UEFA were forced into an embarrassing about-turn Friday after they mistakenly tweeted that Euro 2020 would keep its original title despite being pushed back to 2021 as a result of the coronavirus.

UEFA planning for unchanged Champions League and Euros despite coronavirus

UEFA is not planning any imminent changes to the format for the upcoming Champions League knockout stages or to its plans to hold the delayed Euro 2020 this year despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and other sporting events being cancelled.

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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, in her goodwill message yesterday during the commemoration of the “2021 International Women’s Day National Policy Dialogue,” noted that through the implementation of Finance Acts 2019 and 2020, the federal government is providing tax relief and other forms of support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which are owned by women.

Minister: Nigerian government rejected governors’ request to borrow from central bank for March shortfall

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

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Minister: Nigerian government to launch national emergency medical service, ambulance system

The federal government, Tuesday, said it was poised to launch what it called the “National Emergency Medical Service and Ambulance System” to provide prompt and efficient emergency Medical Service to the people.
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