Sports

Eriksen to Man United most likely, Lukaku uncertain

By NBC

Chelsea in negotiations with Leganes over €7m Omeruo

Leganes have made a €4.5 million offer for Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo, who impressed during a loan spell with the Spanish club last season.

The Blues are, however, holding out for €7m (£6m/$8m), with Celta Vigo having previously been interested prior to their signings of Joseph Aidoo from Genk and Jorge Saenz on loan from Valencia.

The 25-year-old is keen to depart Stamford Bridge and he has been spending his summer at the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria.

Maguire to Manchester United complete for world-record fee

According to a report by The Telegraph’s John Percy and Sam Wallace, Manchester United has finally completed a deal for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, making him the most expensive defender in the world.

Baxter quits as South Africa coach after Cup of Nations flop

England-born Stuart Baxter quit Friday as South Africa coach after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) campaign in Egypt during June and July.

"I feel that I cannot continue to work with the required professionalism and passion as I have done,," the 65-year-old told a press conference at a Johannesburg sports club.

Baxter was widely unpopular with the South African public, while the media welcomed his decision to leave a job reportedly worth 490,000 rand ($33,500/30,000 euros) a month.

McTominay wants to be 'a leader' at Manchester United

Scott McTominay says he wants to be a leader at Manchester United, despite his relative inexperience compared to the other names in the midfield.

The Scotland international was elevated to the first team by Jose Mourinho, but appeared not to be trusted by new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he replaced the Portuguese in December.

McTominay found himself back in the first team at Old Trafford through injury and knew he would have to prove himself to his new boss, something he believes he has achieved.

Why I signed Manchester United extension, by Mata

Juan Mata says he decided to sign a contract extension at Manchester United because it is a "special club" and he already has his sights on winning major trophies next season.

Afcon 2019: 'It’s a dream come true' – Chukwueze revels after Man of the Match performance

Samuel Chukwueze has expressed his delight after he was named Man of the Match in Nigeria’s 2-1 win over South Africa.

Aside from getting Super Eagles’ first goal, the youngster who became 2019 Afcon’s youngest goalscorer put up a stout attacking display against Stuart Baxter’s men.

Also, Wednesday’s strike was the Villarreal man’s first senior international goal and he has acknowledged it as a dream come true.
“I feel so happy to be named as Man-of-the-match because it has not been easy for me and the team. I have been working so hard,” Chukwueze told media.

AFCON: Super Eagles qualify for semi-finals

.Send Bafana Bafana back to S’Africa with 2-1 victory
By Valentine Amanze

Ugwuanyi appoints Jay Jay Okocha, ex-NBC boss, others as reform c’ttee members

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

Super Eagles former Captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, and former Director-General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr. Emeka Mbah, are among professionals, technocrats and experts, inaugurated on Monday by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as members of the last batch of the sectoral ad-hoc committees to review various sectors of the state government and design roadmaps for optimized service delivery and advancement of good governance in the state.

AFCON: Tunisia knockout Ghana on penalties to end 54-year dominance

Tunisia defeated Ghana 5-4 on penalties Monday with Ferjani Sassi converting the decisive spot-kick to end a 54-year Africa Cup of Nations losing streak against the Black Stars.
After a 1-1 draw following extra time in Ismailia, Tunisia scored from all five penalties while Ghana substitute Caleb Ekusan had his attempt saved by Farouk Ben Mustapha, who came off the bench especially for the shootout.

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