Nations Cup: Nigeria fired up by Madagascar hurt, says Troost-Ekong

Nigeria fired up by Madagascar hurt, says Troost-Ekong
Nigeria’s defender William Troost-Ekong said that the shock 2-0 group stage defeat by Madagascar was providing extra motivation for the team ahead of Saturday’s clash with defending Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon.

Rashford agrees new four-year deal at Man Utd

Marcus Rashford committed his long-term future to Manchester United on Monday by agreeing a new four-year contract with the option for a further year.

The 21-year-old's previous deal was due to expire in 2020 and the England striker had attracted interest from Barcelona among others across Europe.

However, United have reportedly committed to a bumper contract worth £250,000 ($317,000) a week to ensure that Rashford remains at Old Trafford.

Rashford has scored 45 goals in 170 appearances since breaking into the United first team as an 18-year-old.

Madagascar stun Nigeria 2-0

.Top Group B

Madagascar truly showed themselves to be the fairytale story of the competition beating Nigeria 2-0 to run out Group B winners.
The Barea impressed with a draw with Guinea and a win with Burundi, but superseded this with a tremendous performance and goals from Lalaina Nomenjanahary and Carolus Andriamahitsinoro.
The opener came after 13 minutes when Nomenjanahary nipped in front of Leon Balogun on the edge of the Nigeria box and calmly rounded Nigeria’s keeper, Ikechukwu Enzenwa, before slotting home.

Breaking: Nigerian Super Eagles deteat Guinea 1-0

.Qualify for next round of AFCON 2019
By Valentine Amanze

How Mourinho snubbed Newcastle link

.Says eighth or ninth is not for me
Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Jose Mourinho but the former Manchester United boss indicated he would not be interested.
Mourinho gave a clear indication that the vacant manager's position at Newcastle United would not appeal to him, saying that taking charge of a club where the objective is to stay in the top half of the table not in his nature.

Neymar accepts pay-cut in 'verbal agreement' with Barca

Neymar is ready to cut his salary by 12 million euros to leave Paris Saint-Germain as part of a "verbal agreement" reached between the Brazilian and Barcelona, according to reports in the Spanish press.
PSG are yet to sanction the sale of their star striker, who they paid a world record 222 million euros to sign from Barca only two years ago.
But Neymar is reportedly eager to return to Spain and Barcelona are prepared to take him back, with Spanish sports newspaper Diario Sport claiming a five-year contract has been agreed.

Where's FIFA? Failing to promote a fun, high-quality Women's World Cup

The get-in price for Friday’s Women’s World Cup quarterfinal matchup between the United States and France is hovering around $425.

That is a high-rent price that serves as proof of the passion there is for women’s soccer, even if the sport’s signature event feels like it is operating on a shoestring marketing budget.

Super Falcons protest unpaid bonuses in France after Women's World Cup exit

Players and officials of the Nigerian women's team staged a sit-in protest in Grenoble on Sunday.

On Saturday, the Super Falcons lost 3-0 to Germany in the Round of 16 but refused to leave their Mecure Hotel in protest over their unpaid bonuses and other outstanding payments.

It is the third time Nigeria's women's team will stage a sit-in protest over bonuses since 2004 in South Africa and 2016 in Abuja. The previous two occasions were after winning the Africa Cup.

Afcon 2019: Cameroon bonus crisis reinforced team spirit - Seedorf

Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf believes the team's strike over their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) appearance fees and bonuses before leaving for the tournament will not disrupt their ambitions of ruling the continent for the sixth time.

The Indomitable Lions' scheduled trip to Egypt was delayed until Friday as they held a sit-in until fruitful talks with the country's sporting officials.

There have been fears that the incident will affect the side's concentration and chances of successfully defending their title.

Breaking: Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Burundi 1-0 in AFCON

.Super Falcons out of Women World Cup, lose to Germany 0-2
By Valentine Amanze