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Afcon: Kelechi Iheanacho has changed but lacks confidence, says Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said that Kelechi Iheanacho has changed his attitude to training and he is now working hard during sessions with the coaching staff.

How to improve Man Utd for 2019-20 season, by Smalling

Chris Smalling has highlighted the main area he feels Manchester United need to improve for the 2019-20 season, with the Red Devils seeking to become more consistent.

Another change in manager, as Jose Mourinho was ushered through the exits, and a sixth-place finish in the Premier League is not what those at Old Trafford had in mind for the 2018-19 campaign.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now charged with the task of trying to deliver a reversal in fortune, with a big transfer window for United having swung open.

CAF boss, Ahmad Ahmad, under arrest in France

The current Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss, Ahmad Ahmad, is having a very difficult time in the last few days.

Eden Hazard: Chelsea, Real Madrid 'agree fee' for Belgium star

Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid is edging closer after a fee was agreed for the forward, according to reports.
La Liga giants Real have long been interested in the Belgian star’s services and Chelsea have had to ward them off regularly in recent years.

But Hazard confessed, after scoring twice in Chelsea’s Europa League final triumph against Arsenal, that he was imminently set to leave the club.
And it appears a ‘dream’ move to the Spanish capital to play under former France icon Zinedine Zidane is on the horizon.

CAF orders replay of abandoned African Champions League final

African football’s governing body has ordered the abandoned second leg of the CAF Champions League final between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca to be replayed at a neutral venue after this month’s Cup of Nations.

The turmoil in Africa’s premier club competition comes just over two weeks before the start of an expanded 24-team Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Tunisian club Esperance were initially handed the title after Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca walked off an hour into last week’s return match in Tunis because VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.

‘Genius’ Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal into Nations League final

Portugal manager Fernando Santos hailed Cristiano Ronaldo a “football genius” after his 53rd career hat-trick sent Portugal into the final of the Nations League on home soil in Porto with a 3-1 win over Switzerland.

The hosts had to withstand a huge moment of VAR controversy as after Ronaldo’s free-kick opened the scoring, Portugal thought they had the chance to double their lead from the penalty spot.

FIFA U-20 World Cup: F’Eagles qualify for second round

…battle Ukraine to 1-1 draw, to face Italy or Senegal

Dennerby names Falcons Nwabuoku, 19 others for WAFU Cup

Super Falcons head coach, Thomas Dennerby has included defender and former team captain Evelyn Nwabuoku and midfielder Amarachi Okoronkwo in the 20-women list to represent Nigeria in the WAFU Women’s Cup tournament in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from May 08 -18, 2019.
Nigeria, who finished in third place at the last edition of the competition in 2018, will play in Group B alongside Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Mali. Host nation Ivory Coast will tackle Senegal, Togo and Ghana in Group A.

Solskjaer faces ‘great challenge’ to resurrect Man United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stabilized Manchester United during a terribly turbulent time when he took over as interim manager back in December, but the Norwegian couldn’t will the Red Devils to a top-four finish after being named Jose Mourinho’s permanent replacement in March.
Now, with a summer full of uncertainty looming, Solskjaer is fully aware of the “great challenge” ahead of him: rebuilding a first-team squad that hasn’t challenged for the Premier League title since winning it in Sir Alex Ferguson‘s final season.
The year was 2013.

I don't get paid to speak - Pogba

Paul Pogba has responded to his critics, which include outspoken former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, by stating that he is “not paid to speak”.
A World Cup winner continues to find his every move dissected in minute detail.
As an £89 million asset at Old Trafford and supposed club talisman, the 26-year-old has had to get used to operating under the brightest of spotlights.
With so much expected of him, his performances are picked apart like few others.
Pogba has grown accustomed to such a standing and has learned to turn a deaf ear to his detractors.

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