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Aaron Ramsey agrees five-year deal with Juventus

Aaron Ramsey has agreed a five-year deal with Juventus and will leave Arsenal at the end of the season. The 28 year old will thus be set to team up with former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo who joined Juve shortly after the World...

Salah wins CAF’s 2018 Africa’s best player award

• Thembi Kgatlana named Women's best Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah was voted as the African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year at the Confederation of African Football’s 2018 awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday. Salah beat fellow nominees, Liverpool teammate Sadio...

Arsenal make £63m move for Rodriguez

Arsenal has identified Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez as a potential January signing. The Gunners are said to be closing in on the addition of Denis Suarez from Barcelona, and it had been suggested that the deal would represent the Premier League’s...

Nigeia’s John Mikel Obi Searching For New Club

Nigeria’s John Mikel Obi is looking for a new club after leaving Chinese Super League side,Tianjin Teda by mutual consent with a year left on his deal. The 31-year-old left Chelsea in January 2017 but injuries meant he made just 31 appearances for Tianjin....

Griezmann special earns Atletico 1-1 draw at Sevilla

SEVILLE (Reuters) - A stunning free kick goal from Antoine Griezmann earned Atletico Madrid a 1-1 draw against Sevilla in an entertaining game between La Liga’s second and third-placed sides on Sunday which weakened both teams’ pursuit of leaders Barcelona. Sevilla took a deserved lead...

English footballer Rooney arrested in Dec in US for public intoxication

Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - English football star Wayne Rooney was arrested in December at Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C. for public intoxication, local police said on Sunday. Rooney, who has played for U.S. soccer team D.C. United since last year, was booked into the Loudoun...

NFL’s Jay Ajayi on Nigeria’s role in Super Bowl win

The final episode of our Diaspora Diaries series comes from Philadelphia, where a Nigerian-British athlete has helped to make sporting history. The Philadelphia Eagles had never won the Super Bowl before. But 2018 was the year that Jay Ajayi helped to end that record. He explains...

La Liga ready to help Nigeria beyond football

La Liga has concluded to extend its support program in Nigeria beyond football. The Spanish League targets to provide supports beyond the round leather game through its world projects and initiatives for overall development of sports and youths. Countries across the globe including some African nations...

PSG’s Neymar suffers groin strain, Mbappe bruises shoulder

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain said on Wednesday that Neymar had suffered a groin strain and Kylian Mbappe a bruised shoulder while on international duty, a week ahead of a crucial Champions League clash against Liverpool. Neymar strained his right adductor muscle and had...

Former Chelsea striker Drogba announces retirement at 40

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba announced his retirement on Wednesday, calling time on a 20-year career in which the bullish centre forward won four Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League. Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates with the trophy after their Champions...