Liverpool boss Klopp thanks 'God' for Mane, Salah, Firmino

Jurgen Klopp says he "thanks God" for having Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino at his disposal after the fearsome front three's fine start to Liverpool's season.

Liverpool have scored nine goals in four competitive matches this season, with the trio having already racked up a combined nine goal involvements between them.

Mane has started the campaign in particularly deadly form, netting three and registering the assist for Firmino's winner in the 2-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday.

D’Tigress beat Senegal to win 2019 FIBA Afrobasket Championship

Nigeria’s D’Tigress have emerged champions of the 2019 FIBA Afrobasket Championships in Dakar, Senegal.

D’Tigress edged hosts Senegal 60-55 points in the final to retain the title they won in 2017 and their fourth overall. D’Tigress began the enthralling encounter on a bright note winning the first quarter 14-10 points; second quarter 18-14 points and third quarter 18-13 points.
But the Senegalese fought back in the fourth quarter 18-12 points but it was a little too late as the D’Tigress coasted home to victory.

Manchester United should keep Pogba even if Real Madrid bid £200m, says Berbatov

Manchester United shouldn't accept a bid of even £200 million ($242m) for Paul Pogba from Real Madrid following the France international’s starring role in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Chelsea, says the club’s former striker Dimitar Berbatov.
Pogba played an exquisite ball to set up teammate Marcus Rashford to score United’s third against the Blues at Old Trafford, but continues to be linked with a move to Real.

Fifa bans former Nigeria coach, Siasia, for life

Fifa has banned former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia from all football activity for life after being found guilty of accepting to receive bribes to manipulate matches.
Siasia, who led Nigeria U20 and Nigeria U23 teams to second-place finishes at the 2015 Fifa U20 World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was also fined CHF 50,000.
According to the world’s football ruling body, the 52-year-old breached the 2009 edition of the Fifa Code of Ethics after investigations began on February 11 this year.

Chelsea boss, Lampard, angry at Abraham abuse

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard condemned the "disgusting" racist abuse aimed at Tammy Abraham and called for more to be done to eradicate a problem that continues to plague English football.

The 21-year-old was targeted on social media after missing the deciding spot-kick as Chelsea lost 5-4 on penalties to Liverpool following a 2-2 draw in the UEFA Super Cup.

England colleagues Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are among those to have pledged support to Abraham, who has made just a handful of competitive appearances for the Blues.

Maguire excellent acquisition for Man United, says Solskjaer

Harry Maguire has already made a big impact at Manchester United on and off the field, according to head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United agreed a reported £80 million ($97m) deal with Leicester City earlier this month to make Maguire the most expensive centre-back of all time.

The England international impressed on his debut last weekend as he helped his side keep a clean sheet in their 4-0 home win against Chelsea on the opening weekend of the 2019-20 season.

Chelsea will be difficult for Leicester City – Ndidi

Although Chelsea succumbed to defeats in their last two matches, Wilfred Ndidi has warned his Leicester City teammates to be aware of the danger posed by Frank Lampard’s men.

The teams will lock horns against each other at Stamford Bridge this Sunday as they chase their first win of the season.

Brendan Rodgers’ men kicked off their Premier League campaign with a goalless draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers while the Blues were hammered 4-0 by Manchester United.

Moses Simon: Nantes snap up Levante’s Nigeria forward on loan

The 24-year-old becomes the latest Nigeria international to move to the French top-flight after agreeing a temporary deal with the Canaries

Moses Simon has signed for French Ligue 1 club Nantes on a season-long loan from Spanish LaLiga outfit Levante.

Simon becomes the latest Nigeria international to move to France this summer after Victor Osimhen’s switch to Lille and Henry Onyekuru’s move to Monaco.

Kanu gets political post, promises to boost grassroots sports

Nwankwo Kanu has pledged to keep supporting the growth of grassroots sports development in Nigeria.

The African football great was appointed as Senior Special Assistant on sports matters to Imo State Governor Chukwuemeka Ihedioha.

This role will see the two-time African Footballer of the Year advise Ihedioha on sports-related issues in his state of origin.

Nigerian govt condemns killing of Nigerian pastor in China, demands investigation

Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has demanded for thorough investigation into the death of a Nigerian Pastor in China, Joseph Ogenna Nwajueze from the Chinese authorities.

In a statement issued in Abuja by the NIDCOM Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, stated that the death of the Nigerian Pastor based in China was condemnable.