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Nigerian international Orji Okonkwo ‘feels lucky’ to play under Thierry Henry

Nigeria youth international Orji Okonkwo feels lucky to return for a second loan spell with Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact under manager Thierry Henry.Okonkwo, 22, joins from Italian side Bologna, after his eight goals in the 2019...

Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant and daughter killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star and one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday with 13 years old daughter Gianna. He was...

Nigeria int’l Iheanacho’s 4th minute goal takes Leicester to FA cup 5th round

Leicester edged into the FA Cup fifth round as Kelechi Iheanacho's early goal sealed a 1-0 win at second tier Brentford early on Saturday.Brendan Rodgers' side are chasing a trip to Wembley on two fronts and they took the...

Nigeria international Victor Moses joins Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea

Victor Moses has signed for Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea, the Serie A club announced on Thursday, reuniting the Nigeria international with former Blues coach Antonio Conte.In a statement, Inter said that Moses -- who moved to Chelsea...

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says Sierra Leone is home, donates $101k

Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has said that 'Sierra Leone is home' as he made a donation to the country's Free Quality Education initiative.Rudiger was born to Sierra Leonean parents in Germany and has gone onto play 30...

Kipchoge to go head to head with Ethiopia’s Bekele in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, the only men to go under two hours, two minutes for the marathon, will go head to head over the classic distance in this year’s London Marathon, organizers said on Friday.Kenya’s Kipchoge had already...

Billionaire Aliko Dangote renews interest in Arsenal takeover

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, who has previously been linked with buying the club, has delivered an update on his interest in the Gunners.He told the David Rubenstein Show: "It is a team that yes I would like to buy...

Barcelona sacks coach Ernesto Valverde, appoints Setien

Two major Catalan radio stations, Onda Cero and Catalunya Radio, are reporting that Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has been informed he is to be sacked, according to goal.com.Former Real Betis coach Quique Setien has been named to take charge...

Senegalese Sadio Mane wins CAF African Player of the year

Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been named CAF African Footballer of the year 2019, holding off competition from club team-mate Mohamed Salah and the Man City winger Riyad MahrezMane was a standout player as Liverpool went all...

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool fight for €45m rated Nigerian international

As Arsenal hierarchy prepare to unveil their new manager in Mikel Arteta, the club has reportedly shown interest in the potential transfer of Lille forward Victor Osimhen.Yesterday, a report from Sky Sports linked the talented young Nigeria international with...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month...
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Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...