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October 19, 2017 9:18 AM Europa Feature: Crvena v Arsenal

Crvena Zvezda got the better of Arsenal before all of their current players were born, and will hope to do so again when the sides reconvene in Europa League Group H. The teams met in the 1978/79 Uefa Cup third round, Branko Stankovic's Crvena Zvezda winning 1-0 in Belgrade – Cvijetin Blagojevic the scorer – and then making it through to the next round 17

October 18, 2017 8:56 PM Rashford's magnificent free kick earns uninspired Man United a win at Benfica

Having won both of their games coming in to this match, while Benfica had lost both of theirs, the real pressure was on the home side and not Manchester United ahead of kickoff on Wednesday. That was telling in the first half of the 1-0 win, with United not showing an awful lot of quality in attack and Benfica not able to create the clear cut chances 14

October 18, 2017 8:56 PM Manchester United player Marcus Rashford shows Paul Pogba knack vs Benfica

Marcus Rashford won Man Utd their Champions League tie vs Benfica after overcoming a poor first-half at the Estadio da Luz. Louis van Gaal was warmly applauded by Manchester United fans at Liverpool and his spirit lingered in Lisbon. United were about to record successive 0-0 draws for the first time since October 2015 before Van Gaal's last great discovery 14

October 18, 2017 1:35 PM Amapakabo thrilled with fresh El Kanemi Warriors challenge

New El Kanemi Warriors coach, Imama Amapakabo is relishing the opportunity to coach in northern Nigeria for the first time in his career. “I told everyone that I was glad to be there having worked in the south for some years now I felt it was time for me to move to the north to see the terrain over there too,” Amapakabo told Goal. "I will say I am pleased 13

October 18, 2017 6:17 AM Enyeama restored to Lille’s first team by Bielsa

Nigerian goalkeeper, Vncent Enyeama, has been restored to Lille’s first team by manager Marcelo Bielsa, following his return from six-month injury lay-off. Enyeama and 11 others were deemed surplus to requirements by Bielsa, when he was appointed as coach in the summer. However, Enyeama could not make a move in the summer, as he was recuperating from the meniscus 14

October 18, 2017 2:17 AM Don’t use Paris Club refund as precondition to pay workers’ salaries, NLC warns Govt

ABUJA — Governors of the 36 states of the federation, yesterday, met President Muhammadu Buhari, demanding payment of the 50 per cent balance of Paris Club refund as agreed in 2016. The governors, who met the President under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, also commended the President for his intervention 13

October 17, 2017 12:49 PM Smoke on Thai beaches, pay $4k or go to jail

Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand’s most famous tourist beaches will face a 100,000 baht (S$4,095) fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said. The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a cleanup of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5km stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province. Its introduction 12

October 16, 2017 8:17 PM President Buhari, Buhariphobics And That World Bank Hoopla By Peter Claver Oparah

Only an entrenched and implacable Buhariphobic will work himself into unnecessary ecstasy over the comments of the President of the World Bank that President Muhammadu Buhari urged the World Bank to focus its efforts in the North, in the wake of the calamitous wreckage by the Boko Haram terrorist group. It is only those that are permanently fixated on finding 18

October 16, 2017 2:53 PM Pogba unhappy playing alongside Matuidi in midfield for France

Paul Pogba is unhappy with his role in France team playing alongside Juventus' Blaise Matuidi, according to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho. The former world most expensive footballer has been out of action for the Old Trafford outfit since their 3-0 victory over Basel in the Champions League, in which Pogba picked up an hamstring injury. The injury 16

October 16, 2017 6:27 AM Ronaldo gives Real Madrid shortlist of three goalkeepers to sign

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has called on the club to sign a new goalkeeper next summer. According to Diario Gol, Ronaldo has gone further by drawing up a three-man shortlist. Manchester United keeper David De Gea makes the cut, along with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Marc Andre ter Stegen of Barcelona. Ronaldo has reportedly told Madrid 14