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Arsenal wrong to sell Iwobi, says Kanu

Arsenal made a big mistake when they sold Alex Iwobi to Everton.

That is the view of Gunners legend Nwankwo Kanu, who believes his former club should have done all they could to hold on to a player they had developed since he was eight.

Iwobi left the Emirates on deadline day, switching north London for Merseyside in a deal that could eventually total £40 million ($49m).

It was a transfer that came out of the blue, with Everton switching their attention to Iwobi after seeing bids for Wilfried Zaha repeatedly knocked back by Crystal Palace.

Man United's Dalot visits 'Miracle Doctor' in China

Injured Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has been having treatment at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG under a Brazilian physio known as the "Miracle Doctor".

'Homeless' Somalia shock Zimbabwe for first World Cup victory

A late Anwar Sid Ali goal enabled Somalia to shock Zimbabwe 1-0 Thursday and achieve their first World Cup qualifying victory.

Unable to play at home because of the unstable security situation in the east African country, the Somalis moved the first round first leg to Djibouti.

The Ocean Stars shrugged off the disadvantage to win the match four minutes from time when Ali soared to head a perfectly weighted cross into the corner of the net.

Zimbabwe, who competed at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations three months ago, host the return match in Harare Tuesday.

Sanchez blames Man Utd flop on lack of game time

Alexis Sanchez believes his failure to shine in a dismal 18 months at Manchester United prior to joining Inter Milan on loan was due to a lack of opportunities.

The Chilean moved to Italy on a 10-month loan deal last week with United still paying a large chunk of his reported £400,000 ($484,000) a week wages.

Sanchez failed to live up to the expectations United had when signing him from Arsenal on a four-and-a-half year contract in January 2018, scoring just five times in 45 appearances for United.

Lukaku hits back at critics of his weight

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku defended his professionalism in the wake of criticism over his weight towards the end of his time at Manchester United.

The Belgian joined Inter in a 65 million euro ($73 million) move earlier this month after two years at Old Trafford.

Lukaku scored 42 goals for the Red Devils, but just 15 of them came last season as he fell down the pecking order once Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho.

Alex Iwobi: Former Arsenal man scores first Everton goal in League Cup triumph

Alex Iwobi opened his Everton account with a goal in the Toffees’ 4-2 victory over Lincoln City in Wednesday’s League Cup fixture.

It was the former Arsenal man’s first start after his summer switch to Goodison Park for £40 million ($49m) on a five-year deal.

Iwobi had made a losing debut, coming in for Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 61st minute as Marco Silva’s side crumbled 2-0 to Aston Villa in the Premier League on the weekend.

However, the Super Eagles star rediscovered his scoring form in the second round League Cup encounter at Sincil Bank.

Monaco forward, Onyekuru, returns to Galatasaray

Monaco summer-signing, Henry Onyekuru, has returned to Turkey to reunite with his former Galatasaray teammates and coaches.
After helping Monaco to a 2-2 draw against Nimes on Sunday, the Nigeria international visited the Lions’ training at Florya Metin Oktay Facilities the following day.
Onyekuru spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Galatasaray where he scored 16 goals in 39 appearances and won the domestic double of the Super Lig and Turkish Cup.

African Games: Morocco U20 women lose to Cameroon 1-3

Cameroon beat Morocco 3-1 in the African Games semi-final on Monday to ensure a rematch with Nigeria in the final.

The Cameroonians had advanced to the last four as runners-up in Group B, finishing behind Nigeria on goal difference, but needed extra-time to pull off an upset against the hosts.

After a goalless first half, the Moroccans, who finished top of Group B with nine points, gained the lead in the 63rd minute.

However, the Central Africans did not wait for too long as they restored parity through Engolo Takounda three minutes later.

African Games: Nigeria’s Falconets qualify for final of women’s footbal

Nigeria has ended its 12-year wait for a spot in the final of the African Games after thrashing Algeria 3-0 in the semi-final in Morocco.
The Falconets of Nigeria won the competition twice but has failed to reach the final stage since 2007, when the women team last won in Algiers.
Two goals from Cynthia Aku and one from Zainab Olapade earned Nigeria the victory.
Christopher Danjuma’s girls will play either Cameroon or Morroco in the final.

African Games: Nigeria will do everything to break final jinx - Ijamilusi

Nigeria forward Folashade Ijamilusi believes her side will give everything to ensure their passage to the final of the 2019 African Games.

The Falconets will square up against Algeria in the semi-final of the quadrennial tournament at the Boubker Aamar Stadium on Monday.

The West Africans are pitted against their Northern opponents after finishing top of Group B with seven points, while the Desert Foxes ended as runners-up in Group A with six points.

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