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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.

African Games: Nigeria U20 women face Algeria in semi-final

The Nigeria U20 women's team will battle Algeria in the semi-final of the ongoing 2019 African Games in Rabat.

The Falconets reached the knockout stage in style as they defeated South Africa 3-0 before getting a walkover against Zambia. Then they were held to a 1-1 by Cameroon.

Cameroon's 1-0 win over South Africa means Christopher Danjuma's side finished top of Group B on superior goals despite being tied on seven points after three games.

Flying Eagles qualify for semi finals of 12th African Games

NIGERIA’S U20 boys, Flying Eagles, qualified for the semifinals of the men’s football event of the 12th African Games after a hard fought 2-2 draw with hosts Morocco on Friday evening at the FAR Sports Complex Rabat.

The result meant the Flying Eagles garnered five points from three games behind Burkina Faso who topped the group, and ahead of Morocco and South Africa.

The Flying Eagles fell behind after Morocco profited from some slack defending to allow Mohsinne Abba to head home the opener in the 12th minute.

Ndidi, Leicester City midfielder, studying business and management

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is 'happy' to be studying business and management at the De Montfort University (DMU).

The 22-year-old is focused on being educated despite his daily commitments at the King Power Stadium.

Ndidi has established himself as a regular fixture in Brendan Rodgers' team since his arrival from Genk in 2017.

Despite his involvement at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria, he has played every minute of Premier League football this season and rescued a point for Leicester City against Chelsea last Sunday.

Zidane to Bale: Show why you are one of world best players

Zinedine Zidane has challenged Gareth Bale to show why he is still one of the world’s best players as he continues his reintegration at Real Madrid.

Bale, 30, was a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up against Celta Vigo last weekend, when Madrid opened with an impressive 3-1 win in La Liga and Bale was arguably man of the match.

Zidane said in July it would be “best for everyone” if Bale left Madrid this summer but the Welshman has been eager to stay and appears to be regaining the confidence of his coach.

Paul Onuachu: Genk sign Nigeria striker from FC Midtjylland

Paul Onuachu has left FC Midtjylland for Belgian top-flight side Genk in a deal reportedly worth €6 million.
The Nigeria international, who has six caps, left his boyhood club to take up a four-year contract at Luminus Arena.

During his time at MCH Arena, Onuachu played 181 games and was on target 74 times. He played a key role in their Danish Cup triumph last season.

Meanwhile, Midtjylland sporting director Svend Graversen has lauded the Nigerian for his contribution during his time at Wolves.

African Games: Cameroon know how to tackle Nigeria - Kamdem

Cameroon's U20 head coach Charles Kamdem has described Wednesday's All African Games showdown with Nigeria as their most important encounter.

Following the withdrawal of Zambia, the Central Africans will seek to secure maximum points against the Falconets in their opening match of the competition at Stade des Chênes.

With Nigeria's 3-0 opening triumph over South Africa, the gaffer is unmoved by the quality of Christopher Danjuma's ladies as he insists his side knows how to claim a win.

China World Cup boost as nine foreigners switch nationality

By AFP

China could soon field a national team made up almost entirely of players born elsewhere after authorities said nine foreign footballers were switching allegiance.

On Wednesday Brazil-born striker Elkeson became the first player without Chinese heritage to be named in the national squad, as China attempts to reach the World Cup for a second time.

The 30-year-old is poised to make his debut next month in a 2022 World Cup qualifier in the Maldives, where London-born Nico Yennaris -- who is half-Chinese -- will likely win a third cap.

Alexis Sanche is a disaster in Manchester United, says Neville

Alexis Sanchez has “been a disaster” for Manchester United, admits Gary Neville, with the Red Devils legend looking for the Chile international to be moved on before transfer windows close across Europe.

A proven Premier League performer arrived at Old Trafford from Arsenal in January 2018 amid much fanfare.
With rival interest from Manchester City having been fended off to secure a prized signature, excitement and expectation greeted the arrival of a forward supposedly at the peak of his powers.

Greenwood is more of a natural finisher than Rashford or Martial - Solskjaer

Mason Greenwood is "more of a natural finisher" than Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, according to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils sold Belgian centre-forward Romelu Lukaku to Inter earlier this month, leaving Martial, Rashford and Greenwood as the only remaining senior strikers on the books at the Theatre of Dreams.

Greenwood, who signed his first professional contract with United in 2018, scored three goals during the club's pre-season tour, leading to calls for him to earn a regular spot in Solskjaer's starting XI.

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