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FIFA approves Akpoguma Nigeria allegiance switch

World football governing body, FIFA, has granted the application of Hoffenheim defender, Kevin Akpoguma, to switch international allegiance from Germany to Nigeria. President, Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, announced this on his Twitter page Monday evening. “I’m extremely happy to announce that @FIFAcom has just granted Hoffenheim defender and former German U-20 national team skipper […]

Brazillian winger Alves joins Kwara United on one-year deal

Kwara United have snapped up exciting Brazilian winger Lucas Ribeiro Alves on a one-year loan deal. The new arrival will be unveiled soon, according to the player’s Greece-based Nigerian agent Peter Denise Alade. Alves is the second high-profile signing to join the Afonja Warriors, ahead of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League, following the arrival […]

Champions League draw: Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd learn opponents

Manchester United will face Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League group stage this season. Premier League champions Liverpool will have to negotiate a group containing Ajax, Atalanta and Danish side Midtjylland. Chelsea will play Europa League winners Sevilla, Krasnodar and debutants Rennes. Manchester City are in Group D with Porto, […]

Ighalo’s €10,000 transfer money with sports ministry – Osun United

Tajudeen Amodu, the media officer of Osun United FC, on Thursday said the £10, 000 the club got as part of Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo’s transfer fee – which was allegedly missing, – was kept with the Osun State Ministry of Sports. The money was reportedly diverted into private accounts. But Amodu insisted the money […]

Spur edge past Chelsea

Mason Mount missed the crucial spot-kick as Tottenham edged past Chelsea on penalties after a 1-1 draw to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. A total of nine penalties had been converted before Mount stepped up to take the 10th, but the England midfielder’s effort clipped the post and went wide. Chelsea had dominated the first […]

Super Eagles striker bags brace for Belgian club

Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has continued his impressive goal-scoring form for his Belgian club RKC Genk; scoring twice in Monday night’s 2-2 draw against Oostende in one of the Belgium Jupiler League ties. Genk were playing at home at their Luminus Arena against Oostende and it was the away side who opened the scoring […]

When are Champions League and Europa League draws?

Bayern Munich won the Champions League last season while Sevilla claimed the Europa League – but there is little time to rest on their successes. Teams across the continent will discover their European fate when the Champions League draw takes place on Thursday (16:00 BST) and the Europa League draw on Friday (12:00 BST). Here […]

Arsenal’s Aubameyang: Barcelona among clubs I rejected to sign new deal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said he rejected multiple offers to leave Arsenal this summer, including one from Barcelona, but was convinced to stay by manager Mikel Arteta and his relationship with the club’s supporters. Aubameyang ended months of speculation by signing a bumper long-term contract with Arsenal earlier this month. Sources told ESPN the new deal […]

Ruben Dias: Benfica announce Manchester City deal for Benfica defender

Manchester City have agreed a £65m deal to sign defender Ruben Dias, Benfica have announced, with Nicolas Otamendi moving in the opposite direction. The deal for Dias is worth an initial £62m, with a further £3m subject to add-ons, and was confirmed in a statement from Benfica on Sunday night following City’s 5-2 defeat at […]

Messi nets as Barca win La Liga opener

Lionel Messi scored a penalty as Ronald Koeman’s era as Barcelona boss began with a comfortable La Liga win over Villarreal. Ansu Fati was the game’s outstanding player and scored Barca’s first two goals, with a first-time finish from a Jordi Alba ball and then a low drive from Philippe Coutinho’s pass. He won the […]