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Ademola Lookman scored against Leicester in a Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium. The goal put Fulham ahead and the striker paid tribute to former Fulham and Senegal footballer Papa Bouba Diop, who died last Sunday at the age of just 42.

Fulham’s Ademola Lookman scores, pays tribute to Papa Bouba Diop

Ademola Lookman scored against Leicester in a Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium. The goal put Fulham ahead and the striker paid tribute to former Fulham and Senegal footballer Papa Bouba Diop, who died last Sunday at the age of just 42.
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso has urged fans paying tribute to club legend Diego Maradona to wear their masks to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Napoli boss urges fans to wear masks while paying tribute to deceased club legend

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso has urged fans paying tribute to club legend Diego Maradona to wear their masks to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
Javi Martinez admits the time is approaching for him to experience “something new”, with the World Cup winner approaching the end of his contract at Bayern Munich.

Javi Martinez ready to leave Bayern Munich for ‘something new’

Javi Martinez admits the time is approaching for him to experience “something new”, with the World Cup winner approaching the end of his contract at Bayern Munich.
New Zealand captain Sam Cane laid an All Blacks No.10 jersey emblazoned with Diego Maradona’s name in the centre circle ahead of their match against Argentina in memory of the football legend Saturday.

Tears as Argentina’s Primera Division returns without Diego Maradona

The first games in Argentina’s Primera Division since the death of Diego Maradona kicked off Saturday amid tears and memories, with the club he last coached notching up a victory in tribute to the footballing genius.
Former Republic of Ireland international striker Tony Cascarino claims that VAR is destroying the soul of football.

VAR: Football has lost its soul – Tony Cascarino

Former Republic of Ireland international striker Tony Cascarino claims that VAR is destroying the soul of football.
New Zealand captain Sam Cane laid an All Blacks No.10 jersey emblazoned with Diego Maradona’s name in the centre circle ahead of their match against Argentina in memory of the football legend Saturday.

All Blacks pay tribute to Diego Maradona ahead of Pumas game

New Zealand captain Sam Cane laid an All Blacks No. 10 jersey emblazoned with Diego Maradona’s name in the centre circle ahead of their match against Argentina in memory of the football legend Saturday.
Diego Maradona's off-field antics don't matter in terms of his lasting legacy as a footballer and a human being, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Diego Maradona’s off-field antics don’t matter

Diego Maradona's off-field antics don't matter in terms of his lasting legacy as a footballer and a human being, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Tunisian former referee Ali Bin Nasser eulogizes the late Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 on Wednesday, describing him as a ''genius''.

Ex-Tunisian referee eulogizes Diego Maradona

Tunisian former referee Ali Bin Nasser eulogizes the late Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 on Wednesday, describing him as a ''genius''. Nasser officiated the 1986 world cup quarterfinal, in which Diego Maradona scored his famous double against England.
Former Super Eagles midfielder Austin Okocha has joined millions of football fans across the world to pay tribute to the late Diego Maradona.

Austin Okocha: Diego Maradona will be missed

The Argentine legend died on Wednesday after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest. The former Barcelona and Napoli player was released from the hospital a couple of weeks ago following brain surgery.
Hundreds of people on Thursday began filing in to see the coffin of Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires' Casa Rosada after the football legend died at the age of 60.

Argentines file in for Diego Maradona’s wake in Buenos Aires

Hundreds of people on Thursday began filing in to see the coffin of Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires' Casa Rosada after the football legend died at the age of 60.
Olivier Giroud has to be considered “one of the best foreign imports” that the Premier League has ever seen says Tony Cascarino, with Chelsea urged to continue finding a role for the Frenchman.

Tony Cascarino: Olivier Giroud one of the Premier League’s best imports

Olivier Giroud has to be considered “one of the best foreign imports” that the Premier League has ever seen says Tony Cascarino, with Chelsea urged to continue finding a role for the Frenchman.
Peter Shilton was saddened to learn of the death of Diego Maradona but remains vexed by the Argentina legend’s 'Hand of God' goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.

Diego Maradona had greatness in him but no sportsmanship – England legend

Peter Shilton was "saddened" to learn of the death of Diego Maradona but remains vexed by the Argentina legend’s 'Hand of God' goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.
Former Super Eagles chief coach and captain, Sunday Oliseh, has paid tribute to football great Diego Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday.

Sunday Oliseh: Diego’s death pains me in a strange way

“Sad day not just for football but for Mankind as we loose arguably the best player ever to play football. So how Diego’s death pains me in a strange kind of way, I can’t seem to understand right now. May his blessed soul Rest in peace” he wrote.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 21, 1994 Argentina’s World Cup soccer team Captain Diego Maradona (C) yells out as he and his teammates celebrate after Argentina scored a goal in their World Cup match against Greece at Foxboro Stadium near Boston. – Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020 (Photo by DANIEL GARCIA / AFP)

Diego Maradona: ‘I hope we’ll play together in the sky’ – Pele

Brazilian football great Pele mourned his fellow legend Diego Maradona after the Argentine died Wednesday, saying he hoped they would “play together in the sky” one day.
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan to mark Ghana league return under new coach at Legon Cities

The Accra-based outfit has announced the development after days of media speculation about the coach’s future following the club's disappointing 3-0 loss to Great Olympics in the Ghana Premier League (GPL) on Friday.
D’Tigers have confirmed their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after beating China 86-73 at the FIBA World Cup game played at the Gyangzhou Gymnasium, China.

D’Tigers chase 2012 FIBA AfroBasket place to Kigali

Nigeria’s men national basketball team, D’Tigers, will begin the quest to qualify for the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket tournament on Thursday when they square up against South Sudan at the Kigali Arena.
Pope Francis speaking at the Vatican in February. Alessandra Tarantino-AP

Pope Francis: I know first-hand what coronavirus patients are going through

Pope Francis said he can relate directly to COVID-19 sufferers given his own near-fatal brush with death from a respiratory disease decades ago.
Former South Africa World Cup defender Anele Ngcongca, who died Monday in a car accident near Durban aged just 33, has been hailed by his former coach, Pitso Mosimane, as an “unsung hero”.

South African footballer dies in car accident

Former South Africa World Cup defender Anele Ngcongca, who died Monday in a car accident near Durban aged just 33, has been hailed by his former coach, Pitso Mosimane, as an “unsung hero”.

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala named Forbes’ African of the Year

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Nollywood star calls for boycott, alleges ill-treatment of actors, actresses

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The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE commence training for 1,700 women, youths in Katsina

Under the Special Open Apprenticeship Scheme, the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Katsina State office has commenced the training of 1700 persons drawn from across the 34 local government areas of the state.
No fewer than 1070 newly promoted policemen in Sokoto were on Tuesday decorated with their new ranks by Mr Ibrahim Kaoje, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, a statement by ASP Muhammad Sadiq, the command’s public relations officer said.

PPRO: 1, 070 promoted policemen in Sokoto wear new ranks

No fewer than 1070 newly promoted policemen in Sokoto state were on Tuesday decorated with their new ranks by Mr Ibrahim Kaoje, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, a statement by ASP Muhammad Sadiq, the command’s public relations officer said.
Pep Guardiola has ruled out the possibility of returning to Camp Nou, insisting his period as Barcelona manager is over.

Pep Guardiola turns focus to Premier League after Champions League qualification

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola says his players can now fully focus on turning the tide in the Premier League during a busy festive period after securing top spot in the Champions League Group C with one game to spare.