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Chelsea’s new manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed why he fell out with the former club, Paris Saint-Germain over players’ transfers.

Chelsea boss warns stars he may block them from playing international games

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has echoed the concerns of several other high-profile managers as he discussed the potential problems associated with players leaving on international duty in March.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Liverpool boss threatens to withdraw players from international duty

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has threatened to withdraw players from international matches this month if there is a chance they will have to quarantine on their return under coronavirus rules.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to shun talks about them gunning for the title this season.

Manchester United boss not ready to release players for Internationals

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it “doesn’t make sense” for his players to travel for international duty later this month if they have to quarantine on their return and miss games as a result.
An outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the Uruguay squad is causing increasing alarm as captain Diego Godin became the 16th member to test positive for the virus on Friday after returning to his club.

Anger grows from clubs after coronavirus outbreak in Uruguay squad

An outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the Uruguay squad is causing increasing alarm as captain Diego Godin became the 16th member to test positive for the virus on Friday after returning to his club.
Neymar is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday with a view to facing RB Leipzig in a crucial Champions League match next week, the club said.

Neymar returns for PSG ahead of Champions League resumption

Neymar is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday with a view to facing RB Leipzig in a crucial Champions League match next week, the club said.
Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr reacted to Moses Simon’s permanent move to French side Nantes FC from the Spanish Premiere division side Levante.

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr targets six points against vs Sierra Leone

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says his team will look to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sierra Leone.

Austin Eguavoen urges Genort Rohr to start planning for Afcon qualifiers immediately

Former Super Eagles captain Austin Eguavoen has advised Coach Genort Rohr to commence planning immediately after CAF has released the dates for AFCON and World Cup qualifiers.

Cricket World Cup: Nigeria begins campaign against Australia

Nigeria will on Monday file out for her first-ever Cricket World Cup match as they take on Australia at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley, South Africa at the ongoing Under 19 Cricket World Cup.

Emmanuel Okala lauds NFF resettlement programme for Carl Ikeme

Green Eagles’ veteran goalkeeper Emmanuel Okala has lauded the plans of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to train and employ Karl Ikeme as part of the coaching crew.

WCQ: Nigeria to use reserve players against Algeria – Salisu Yusuf

Salisu Yusuf, Assistant Coach of Super Eagles of Nigeria, on Monday said that he would use more reserve players for the 2018 world cup qualifier against Algeria on November 11.

WCQ: Gernot Rohr drops Victor Moses, recalls Henry Onyekuru for qualifier against Algeria

Injured Chelsea ace Victor Moses has been dropped from the list of players called up by coach of the senior national team of Nigeria for their dead rubber World Cup 2018 Qualifiers tie against Algeria.

England can replicate Manchester City’s style of play – John Stones

John Stones believes England have a squad capable of playing like Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Gareth Bale joins up with Wales ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

Gareth Bale met up with the Wales squad ahead of their crucial World Cup Qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland.

I’ve failed for England so far – Joe Hart

Goalkeeper Joe Hart says he has "failed" in his England career until now.

WCQ: Sergio Aguero out of Argentina’s squad with broken rib

Sergio Aguero is not in Argentina's squad for their final World Cup Qualifiers after breaking a rib in a car crash in Amsterdam.

WCQ: Mikel begins extra drills ahead of Zambia clash

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has started preparations for the crucial World Cup Qualifiers clash against Zambia, where a a win will seal Nigeria passage to the 2018 soccer showpiece.

Chelsea have squad depth for Champions League – Hazard

Eden Hazard insists Chelsea have the squad to compete in all competitions, after the club missed out on Deadline Day deals.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
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.

Manchester United boss rules out late title push despite derby win

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.

NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB approves $1.3 million grant for female financial inclusion research in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for respite for struggling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

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Former Manchester United midfielder Tosin Kehinde hopes to break into the Nigeria squad.

Former Manchester United midfielder targets Nigeria invitation

He was born in Lagos but moved to Manchester with his family at the age of six and has a special kinship with the city. Kehinde, a recipient of recent man of the match awards with Randers and linked to Queens Park Rangers in January, still harbours an ambition to break into the Nigeria squad.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

FIRS targets N5.9 trillion tax, other revenue collection for 2021

Its Chairman, Muhammad Nami, announced the anticipation in Abuja on Thursday while defending the Service’s 2021 budget before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance.

UNICAL investigates employment racketeering

Vice-Chancellor, University of Calabar (UNICAL), Florence Obi, has inaugurated a committee to investigate the 2019/2020 employment in the institution.
Toni Payne contributed two assists as Sevilla secured a 2-1 comeback victory against Valencia in Saturday's Spanish Primera Iberdrola game at Estadio Antonio Puchades.

Toni Payne grabs two assists in Sevilla victory vs Valencia

Toni Payne contributed two assists as Sevilla secured a 2-1 comeback victory against Valencia in Saturday's Spanish Primera Iberdrola game at Estadio Antonio Puchades.
Mario Lemina has assured that Fulham will “fight until the end to avoid relegation after the Cottagers snatched a 1-0 victory at Liverpool.

Mario Lemina vows Fulham will ‘fight until the end’ in relegation battle

Mario Lemina has assured that Fulham will “fight until the end" to avoid relegation after the Cottagers snatched a 1-0 victory at Liverpool.