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2019: Northern youths back Obasanjo, advises President Buhari to heed the call not to re-contest

– Northern youths have commended former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his letter asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest in 2019 – The youths stated that Obasanjo spoke the mind of millions of Nigerians – They urged President Buhari to heed the advice and quit his office in 2019 Northern youths have commended former President…



Emery: Neymar is loved by PSG fans

Neymar is loved and supported by Paris Saint-Germain fans, according to coach Unai Emery. The Brazil international was jeered by supporters despite scoring four goals in an 8-0 Ligue 1 win over Dijon last week. Neymar decided to take a late penalty in that victory, rather than allowing Edinson Cavani the chance to break Zlatan…



Nigeria Police denies arresting Oby Ezekwesili, BBOG activists in Abuja

– The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to the alleged arrests of some members of the Bring Back Our Girls group (BBOG) – A prominent leader of the group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, had raised alarm on social media that she and the other members were detained – DSP Anjuguri J. Manzah, Police Public Relations Officer…



The Covert Agent: Central Coast set to lose out on Apostolos Giannou

EXCLUSIVE: Goal’s resident spy reveals the Gosford club have been outbid for the Socceroos attacker Central Coast Mariners are set to miss out on the signing of Australian striker Apostolos Giannou. The Covert Agent  can reveal the 27-year-old attacker is close to inking a loan deal with a Cypriot club for the rest of the…



Simeone shoulders full blame for Atletico's cup exit

Atleti were beaten by Sevilla in the quarter-finals on Tuesday and the club’s manager took full responsibility Diego Simeone shouldered the blame for Atletico Madrid’s Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Sevilla in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. Atletico shipped two late goals to lose the first leg 2-1 and conceded within 24 seconds…



Enugu Rangers’ Madu predicts more wins after first victory of the season

The Flying Antelopes midfielder is optimistic that the Flying Antelopes have rediscovered their form after their first win of the season Enugu Rangers’ Chiamaka Madu believes their first win of the season against Heartland will usher in more. The Flying Antelopes were beaten by Akwa United and Lobi Stars in their opening two fixtures but…



January transfer news & rumours: Arsenal make fresh bid for Aubameyang

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Arsenal up Aubameyang bid to £50.9m Arsenal are not giving up on their pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and have tabled a fresh £50.9 million bid for the striker, reports the…



My players heeded to instructions to defeat Kano Pillars, says Rivers United's Eguma

The Pride of Rivers overcame Ibrahim Musa’s men and the gaffer credited the victory to their well-executed game plan in the second half Rivers United head coach Stanley Eguma says his players heeding instructions helped them to a 2-1 home victory over Kano Pillars at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium. Guy Kuemian’s second-half strike helped the…



Conte: Batshuayi will leave on loan if Chelsea sign a striker

The Blues boss thinks that his Belgian striker has had his chance to impress him at Stamford Bridge and accepts he needs a loan in January Antonio Conte has publicly admitted that Michy Batshuayi will go on loan in January should Chelsea sign a striker this month. The Blues have been linked with multiple names…



Chaotic Carabao Cup run shows Man City nearly always find a way to win

Pep Guardiola’s side have been near perfect in all the other competitions but have made things hard for themselves on the road to Wembley Manchester City’s route to the Carabao Cup final was not always as smooth and free-flowing as the first two-and-a-half minutes, but you get the feeling that Pep Guardiola’s men will be…



Guardiola: All teams are judged by titles

With his side earning plaudits for their free-scoring performances, the Man City boss knows the final judgement will come from winning trophies Pep Guardiola knows his Manchester City side will be judged on trophies rather than the fantastic performances they have produced this season, as they closed in on the first silverware of a possible…



Sevilla 3 Atletico Madrid 1 (5-2 agg): Griezmann stunner not enough for semi spot

Sevilla extended their unbeaten record at home to Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey to nine games as part of a quarter-final triumph. Sevilla advanced to the Copa del Rey semi-finals with a 3-1 second-leg victory over Atletico Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday, despite a stunning goal from Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann…



‘Best birthday in heaven’ – Adepoju in emotional tribute to Stephen Keshi

The LaLIga Nigeria chief has posted a heartfelt tribute on Twitter following to mark the fallen legend’s posthumous birthday on Tuesday Mutiu Adepoju has posted an emotional tribute to Stephen Keshi, who passed away in June 2016. The football fraternity celebrated the posthumous birthday of the fallen legend who made 64 international appearances for the…



Morocco launch 2026 Fifa World Cup bid logo

The north African country are set for their fifth World Cup bid after failed attempts to host the tournament in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 Morocco have unveiled its campaign and logo to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup. They rival a joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the United States to stage the global…



Man City to trigger €65m clause as Laporte decides to leave Athletic

The Premier League leaders will now pay the Frenchman’s €65 million release clause after he informed Athletic Bilbao that he wants to leave Aymeric Laporte has decided to leave Athletic Bilbao and join Manchester City this month, Goal understands. Goal reported on Tuesday morning that City intend to sign the 23-year-old centre-back in January by…



Heartland seek redemption against Go Round – Madu

The handler of the team is bullish that the Naze Millionaires won’t be consumed by their home loss to Enugu Rangers Heartland coach Ramson Madu has described their home loss to Enugu Rangers as ‘unfortunate’ but assures that they will rediscover their form against Go Round on Wednesday. The Naze Millionaires were stunned by a…



VIDEO: Nothing compares to lifting the World Cup – Pirlo

Goal joined the Italy star at the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola, where he revealed how it felt to lift football’s greatest prize World Cup-winner Andrea Pirlo says nothing will ever compare to the moment he lifted the World Cup trophy. The legendary former Italy international helped his nation to their fourth world…



Chelsea couldn't compete with Manchester clubs over Alexis – Conte

The Blues head coach gave a stark assessment of his club’s place in the football landscape after seeing his side unable to compete with their rivals Antonio Conte admitted that Chelsea are no longer among the world’s richest clubs after losing out to the Manchester clubs for Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window.  Goal understands…



Conte accepts need for Batshuyai loan as Dzeko deal looms

The Blues boss thinks that his Belgian striker has had his chance to impress him at Stamford Bridge and accepts he needs a loan in January Antonio Conte has publicly admitted that Michy Batshuayi will go on loan in January should Chelsea sign a striker this month. The Blues have been linked with multiple names…



Lobi Stars only interested in winning, says Solomon Ogbeide

The Pride of Benue are league leaders after Go Round win, and the tactician says his side is focused on maintaining their fine start Lobi Stars head coach Solomon Ogbeide has revealed that his side are not keen on playing well but winning this season. On Sunday, Samad Kadiri’s strike was all the Pride of…



President Buhari is laying a solid foundation for the future of Nigeria – Femi Adesina

Editor’s Note: Femi Adesina needs no introduction in the Nigerian media space. He is a longstanding journalist and special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity. A veteran with almost 3 decades of practice, Adesina has carved a niche for himself in the industry where many of his close associates chose to call…



Bristol City 2 Manchester City 3 (3-5 agg): Guardiola through to first English final

The first trophy of a possible quadruple is in sight for Manchester City after they reached the final of the EFL Cup. Manchester City reached their first final under Pep Guardiola after beating Bristol City 3-2 in the second leg of the EFL Cup last-four meeting on Tuesday. Guardiola went trophy-less in his first season in charge,…



City ease past Bristol into Carabao Cup final

Bristol City 2 Manchester City 3 (3-5 agg): Guardiola through to first English final The first trophy of a possible quadruple is in sight for Manchester City after they reached the final of the EFL Cup. Manchester City reached their first final under Pep Guardiola after beating Bristol City 3-2 in the second leg of the EFL…



Go Round will 'get it right' against Heartland, says Ngozi Elechi

Having suffered a narrow loss to Lobi Stars, the new NPFL boys’ gaffer is confident is side will bounce against the Naze Millionaires Go Round head coach Ngozi Elechi believes his players will recover their winning mentality when they face Heartland in Omoku on Wednesday. The Nigeria Professional Football League newcomers claimed their first league…



O'Neill signs Ireland extension after missing out on World Cup

The Boys in Green may have seen their Russia hopes ended by Denmark, but their manager is ready to try and make it to Euro 2020 Martin O’Neill has signed a two-year contract extension to remain as Republic of Ireland manager until 2020. O’Neill guided Ireland to the play-off stage of qualifying for the 2018 World…