Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Okoye, Glasgow Rangers’ Aribo earn first Nigeria call-up

Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Maduka Okoye and Glasgow Rangers’ Joe Aribo are part of Nigeria’s 23-man squad for a friendly against Ukraine on September 10.

The Super Eagles face Andriy Shevchenko’s men on September 10 as part of their preparations for November’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Semi Ajayi and Tyronne Ebuehi make a return to the team after missing the 2019 Afcon.

However, there was no place for goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and clubless player John Ogu.

Lampard sees positives as Chelsea miss out on Super Cup

Coach Frank Lampard took great encouragement from Chelsea's display in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday, despite the disappointment of losing on penalties to English rivals Liverpool.

"I think we can get better, there are things I still want us to improve on in terms of how we play slightly, but I am really happy with the performance," said Lampard after Chelsea held the European champions to a 2-2 draw after extra time, only to lose 5-4 in the shoot-out.

Equal pay mediation talks break down between USWNT players, U.S. Soccer

Hopes for a settlement between the U.S. women's national team and their boss, U.S. Soccer, were dashed Wednesday when mediation talks broke down without any resolution.

The mediation sessions were framed by both sides as a chance to find common ground and avoid a battle in federal court – but it took just days for the players to announce the negotiations were over.

Omeruo, Nigerian defender, excited to join Leganes from Chelsea

Kenneth Omeruo is ‘so happy’ to join La Liga side Leganes on a permanent basis from Premier League club Chelsea.

The Nigeria international teamed up with the Cucumber Growers at the start of last summer for his sixth loan spell away from Stamford Bridge, having featured for ADO Den Haag, Middlesbrough, Kasımpasa and Alanyaspor.

Omeruo impressed during his temporary stay, helping Mauricio Pellegrino’s men to keep 11 clean sheets in 31 appearances across all competitions.

Mourinho: Man City's 'B team' is better than Man Utd or Chelsea!

Jose Mourinho claimed that the Manchester City 'B team' has more chance of winning the Premier League this season than his former clubs, Manchester United and Chelsea.

United get their Premier League campaign underway against the Blues on Sunday, but the Portuguese doesn’t hold much hope for either side ahead of the new season.

When asked on Sky Sports who he thought was in the race for the title, Mourinho identified four teams: “Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City B team.

Man United humble Chealsea 4-0

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United began their Premier League campaign with an emphatic win over Chelsea at Old Trafford.
England forward Rashford opened the scoring from the penalty spot after being fouled by Kurt Zouma.
New £80m signing Harry Maguire won the ball which started the sweeping move for Anthony Martial to double the lead.
Rashford made it 3-0 before new signing Daniel James scored on a bad day for new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
Chelsea had their moments before United scored three second-half goals.

Arsenal starts its EPL season with 1-0 win at Newcastle

Arsenal's club-record signing Nicolas Pépé watched as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored to give his team a 1-0 win at Newcastle in their Premier League opening game on Sunday.

Aubameyang, who had been threatening intermittently in a game of few chances, finally broke the deadlock in the 58th minute when he stopped Ainsley Maitland-Niles' cross with his first touch and dinked it past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka with his next.

Nigeria's Osimhen stars on debut as Lille make winning start

New signing Victor Osimhen marked his Ligue 1 debut with two goals as last year's runners-up Lille kicked off their new campaign with a 2-1 victory over Nantes on Sunday.

Christophe Galtier's hosts, who finished 16 points behind champions Paris Saint-Germain last term, were indebted to 20-year-old Osimhen at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

The five-time Nigeria international, signed from Belgian outfit Charleroi in the close season, quickly displayed his pace by racing clear and slotting home the opening goal in the 19th minute.

Lukaku will be an 'excellent signing' for Inter, says Conte

Antonio Conte is sure Romelu Lukaku will be an "excellent signing" for Inter and the coach expects the striker to work hard to settle in Milan.

Lukaku finally joined the Serie A side from Manchester United on Thursday, completing a reported €80million move after two years at Old Trafford.

Without Lukaku, Inter claimed a penalty shoot-out win over Valencia after a 1-1 draw in the Trofeo Naranja on Saturday.

Conte, in his first season at the helm, believes the Belgium international will prove to be a great addition for Inter.

Shaibu, Ehanire, others tee-off Oyegun 80th birthday Golf Tourney

Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, Minister designate, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and Senator Domingo Obende, were on Saturday morning joined by other golfers to tee-off a golf tournament organised as part of activities to mark the 80th birthday of the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in Benin City.

Addressing journalists, the celebrant, Chief John Odegie-Oyegun thanked God for his life, expressing delight that God has kept him alive to celebrate 80 years of age.