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Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

AFCON: NFF confirms date of final qualifying matches for Super Eagles

On Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) took to the official Twitter account of the Super Eagles to officially confirm the dates and kickoff times for the final stage of the senior men’s national football team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
Villarreal manager Unai Emery has heaped praises to Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze after his impressive performance despite the team’s 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in Sunday’s La Liga clash.

Villarreal boss heaps praise on Samuel Chukwueze despite loss to Atletico Madrid

Villarreal manager Unai Emery has heaped praises to Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze after his impressive performance despite the team’s 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in Sunday’s La Liga clash.
Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona brush aside Sevilla to reignite La Liga hopes

Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s win over Wolves is a “big step forward” after they moved two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Manchester United draw AC Milan in Europa League Round of 16

The draws of the round of 16 ties in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League were drawn on Friday and the star fixture will be that between Manchester United and AC Milan. Both are former European champions but United have one triumph-2017, in Europe’s second trophy while AC Milan have never won it. The two teams have met thrice in European competition, and all the ties have been won by the Italians.
First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.

Atletico seek reaction as La Liga contenders go head-to-head

First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.
Nigeria winger, Samuel Chukwueze, just went through a successful surgery in Germany to remove a troublesome groin issue, his Spanish club, Villarreal confirmed.

Villarreal confirm Samuel Chukwueze’s successful surgery in Munich

Nigeria winger, Samuel Chukwueze, just went through a successful surgery in Germany to remove a troublesome groin issue, his Spanish club, Villarreal, confirmed.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery reacts. REUTERS-Eddie Keogh-File Photo

Unai Emery ‘tried to help’ Mesut Ozil at Arsenal

Unai Emery claims he “tried to help” Mesut Ozil during his time as Arsenal boss and prevent the unfortunate circumstances that have played out in 2020-21 from happening.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze listed among Africa’s top wonder-kids

Super Eagles and Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze has been rated among the six young players from Africa origin or background destined to shake the world this year with their outstanding performances.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

LaLiga hail Samuel Chukwueze on becoming youngest Villarreal centurion

Former Super Eagles midfielder Mutiu Adepoju and the LaLiga have celebrated Samuel Chukwueze after he made history on Tuesday by becoming the youngest-ever footballer in Villarreal’s history to feature in 100 games.
Villarreal coach Javi Calleja has heaped praises on Nigerian international, Samuel Chukwueze, and his teammates following their hard-fought win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Samuel Chukwueze bags assist in Villarreal’s win vs Levante

Samuel Chukwueze bagged an assist as Villarreal returned to winning ways following their 2-1 win against Levante in their LaLiga clash at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Saturday.
Nigerian international Samuel Chukwueze on Thursday donated training gadgets worth several millions of Naira to Super Stars Football Academy as part of his efforts to support grassroots football.

Samuel Chukwueze donates equipment to support grassroots football

Nigerian international Samuel Chukwueze on Thursday donated training gadgets worth several millions of Naira to Super Stars Football Academy as part of his efforts to support grassroots football.
Now, however, a bit less than halfway into the 2020-21 season, Barcelona are still a wounded giant. At the very start, it did seem like Koeman’s changes would be enough to weather the storm. Until they weren’t.

Barcelona back in La Liga title race after many ups and downs

Following a rather poor showing throughout the 2019/20 season, everyone knew this campaign would be a largely transitional one. After all, having lost two coaches in a relatively short span of time and then being on the edge of losing the best player in the history of the club was bound to rattle a few feathers. And rattle them it did.
The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League, made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Tuesday

Europa League: Arsenal, Manchester United get tricky draws

There are a number of intriguing ties to look out for in the Europa League last 32 with five British sides looking to progress to the latter stages of the competition.
Ander Barrenetxea gave Real Sociedad the lead in their 1-1 draw with Eibar. AFP

Real Sociedad retake top spot despite Eibar draw

The Basque club are level with Atletico Madrid on 26 points after the capital club fell to a 2-0 defeat to local rivals Real Madrid on Saturday evening.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze in action as Villarreal hold Elche

Samuel Chukwueze was on parade for Villarreal in their 0-0 draw against Elche in Sunday’s La Liga game at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was in goal for Sparta Rotterdam who thrashed ADO Den Haag 6-0 in the Eredivisie on Sunday.

Maduka Okoye targets third clean sheet in five league games for Sparta

Maduka Okoye will be looking to keep a third clean sheet in his fifth Dutch Eredivisie game of the season tonight when Sparta Rotterdam host FC Emmen at the Sparta Stadion.
Samuel Chukwueze scored his first goal in the Europa league this season for Villarreal as Unai Emery’s men pipped their hosts Sivasspor 1-0, sealing top spot in Group I and progress to the next round of the competition.

Samuel Chukwueze’s goal sinks Olanrewaju Kayode’s Sivasspor in Turkey

Samuel Chukwueze scored his first goal in the Europa league this season for Villarreal as Unai Emery’s men pipped their hosts Sivasspor 1-0, sealing top spot in Group I and progress to the next round of the competition.
Luis Suarez will be able to rejoin his Atletico Madrid team-mates for training after the striker posted a negative Covid-19 test following his battle with the coronavirus.

Luis Suarez tests negative for coronavirus

Luis Suarez will be able to rejoin his Atletico Madrid team-mates for training after the striker posted a negative Covid-19 test following his battle with the coronavirus.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze fires Villarreal past Sivasspor

Samuel Chukwueze scored the only goal of the game as Villarreal defeated Sivasspor 1-0 away in the Europa League on Thursday.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Villarreal boss demands more from Samuel Chukwueze

Villareal manager Unai Emery has urged Samuel Chukwueze to improve his game so as to fulfill his huge potential for the club.
Villarreal coach Unai Emery spoke to 'Marca' prior to the match against Real Madrid. The Basque coach talked in detail about his team's next opponents.

Ex-Arsenal boss nominated for Laliga Coach of the Month award

Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s impressive work at Villarreal has not gone unnoticed as he has been nominated for Laliga November Coach of the Month award.
Real Madrid are not happy with Takefusa Kubo's situation at Villarreal and they could look for a new team for him in January.

Real Madrid to offer Takefusa Kubo to Betis on loan

Real Madrid are not happy with Takefusa Kubo's situation at Villarreal and they could look for a new team for him in January. That is what 'Estadio Deportivo' has confirmed. They say that Real Madrid have offered to send the Japanese on loan to Real Betis in January.

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

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Bayelsa: We didn’t divert N3 billion central bank agric loan

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