Iheanacho, Iwobi and Oshoala up for Glo-Caf awards

The Nigeria trio, Florence Omagbemi and the Dream Team VI have been nominated along with the Super Falcons for African football prize

Arsenal duo Alex Iwobi and Asisat Oshoala have both been nominated for the 2016 Glo-Caf awards.

The Confederation of African Football released the nominees for the other categories for the 2016 awards with Nigeria in contention for six awards.

For the Women Player of the Year crown, Oshoala will battle with South Africa’s Janine Van Wyk, Cameroon’s Gabrielle Onguene, Raissa Feudjlo Tchanyo and Ghana’s Elizabeth Addo for the top prize.

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Rigobert Song: Cameroon legend comes out of two-day coma

Former Cameroon international Rigobert Song has come out of a two-day coma and will be flown to France for treatment.

The 40-year-old was admitted to Yaounde Central Hospital on Sunday after falling unconscious.

"He has come out of his coma and the oxygen has been disconnected," Dr Louis Joss Bitang A Mafok, director of the hospital's emergency centre confirmed.

"His high blood pressure has returned to normal and the cerebral haemorrhage has been controlled."

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Jurgen Klopp has revolutionised Liverpool

With the first anniversary of his appointment fast approaching, Jurgen Klopp's reign at Liverpool is approaching the giddy heights he promised in his first press-conference.

He stated his ambition to 'turn doubters into believers' at Anfield and revitalise the fortunes of a club that had gone stale under Brendan Rodgers and the expectations of a fan base that had become increasingly disillusioned.

Two cup final appearances last season suggest the German had little trouble injecting his 'heavy metal' style of football into the club.

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Arnold Palmer left an indelible mark on everyone he met

Arnold Palmer didn’t just leave an indelible mark on the game he graced but on everyone he met. He was that kind of man. If he saw a stranger dining alone in the restaurant at his Bay Hill golf club he would ask if he could join them.

He made time for everyone. I was once allotted a ten-minute interview slot in his office in Florida and began by asking him about Flags of My Fathers, a wonderful wartime tome adorning his bookshelf. Talking about that took up half an hour.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s substitution at Real Madrid has become a soap opera

Nothing summed up the soap opera of Zinedine Zidane replacing Cristiano Ronaldo with 20 minutes left on Saturday better than the faces of Isco and James Rodriguez warming up on the touchline.

The two were captured by the cameras of Cuatro – Rodriguez looked across to the technical area and spotted that Ronaldo’s number was about to be raised. When he tipped off his team-mate, Isco pulled a face that said: ‘He’s not gonna like that’.

And he didn’t like it. He didn’t like it one bit. 

Cuatro got the lip-readers to work on the mumbled curse words that came forth as he accepted Zidane’s outstretched hand but never looked at him; then blanked matchday delegate Javi Col as he told Ronaldo to stay calm; and then took his place on the bench.

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Arjen Robben insists he’s on track for a full recovery

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has dismissed concerns regarding his ongoing comeback from an adductor injury and hopes to be in contention to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Dutchman remained on the sidelines as Carlo Ancelotti's side secured a late 1-0 victory at Hamburg on Saturday.

The 32-year-old was restricted to just 15 Bundesliga appearances last season and the thigh injury flared up again in pre-season, but Robben insists he is close to a full recovery.

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