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Nigeria and Ukraine set for Kiev friendly in September

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the Super Eagles will face Ukraine in an international friendly on September 10.
The three-time African champions finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt thanks to their 1-0 win over Tunisia.

In a series of tweets by NFF president Amaju Pinnick, he noted the game is part of his administration’s initiative to expose more players to international football.

Inter Milan signs Lukaku for $90m

The Belgian striker, 26, arrived in Milan on transfer Deadline Day and has completed his $90 million switch from Manchester United to Inter.

Lukaku didn’t feature at all during Man United’s preseason and has been training with his former club Anderlecht in Belgium over the past few days, as his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has completely broken down.

In the end, this move works out well for everyone. There are no losers here.

Shanghai Shenhua's Ighalo punished over social media use

Odion Ighalo will be sanctioned by his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua after the Nigerian striker angered fans with his social media posts while out injured.

The 30-year-old former Watford star has not played for Shenhua for three months because of injury, the Africa Cup of Nations, then a reported knee problem.

Ighalo has been having treatment in Spain but social media posts while there irked the club and fans, some of whom accused him of trying to engineer a move and spending more time relaxing than recovering.

The pictures and videos appear to have been deleted.

Nwankwo Kanu wishes Everton's Alex Iwobi luck

Nwankwo Kanu has wished Alex Iwobi good luck following the 23-year-old’s move from Arsenal to Everton.
Iwobi agreed a five-year contract with Marco Silva’s men in a deal worth £40 million ($49m) that was disclosed on Thursday.

The Nigeria international has been a Gunner since joining the academy 15 years ago. Thanks to Arsene Wenger, he came through the ranks and made his senior team bow on October 2015.
He went on to make 148 appearances, scoring 15 goals winning one FA Cup and two FA Community Shields in the process.

Ihedioha tasks Heartland FC management on success

…as club unveils new coach

Ex-Ghana midfielder Michael Essien not ruling out a move to the PSL

Former Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has not ruled out a possible move to the Premier Soccer League (PSL), stating anything can happen in football.

Having enjoyed success in Europe with English Premier League (EPL) side Chelsea, the Black Stars legend is currently contracted to Sabail FK in Azerbaijan and has praised the South African top tier.

“South Africa is not bad, I would like to come here. You can never say never, I am keeping my options open,” Essien told the South African media at a Budweiser event.

Chukwueze: Villarreal confirm Nigerian forward’s return

The winger has teamed up with the rest of Javier Calleja’s squad after helping the Super Eagles finish third in the Africa Cup of Nations

Samuel Chukwueze has returned to his Spanish club Villarreal ahead of the 2019-20 season.

The forward was given an extended break after featuring in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where he scored once as Nigeria finished third.

On Monday, the Yellow Submarine confirmed the arrival of the Super Eagles forward for pre-season.

Nigeria Professional Football League confirms 2019/2020 kick-off date

The 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season will officially start on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

According to the official communication sent to participating clubs by Salihu Abubakar, the chief operating officer of the League Management Company, (LMC), Matchday 1 fixtures will be played on September 22 and the season will run until May 17 next year. The league is expected to take a break from December 30 to January 10.

Federation Cup: Kano Pillars get $40,000 reward from state govt

The Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has made a donation of $1,000 each to Kano Pillars players and their officials following their historic feat in the 2019 Federation Cup.

The Governor described the monetary reward as part of the preliminary gesture to appreciate Kano Pillars for ending their long Cup drought.

"We are giving you this one thousand Dollar ($1,000) to each and every player, with members of your technical committee. I think your number is 40,” the Kano State governor said during the brief reception put together for Pillars on their arrival from Kaduna.

Eriksen to Man United most likely, Lukaku uncertain

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