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Player accused of drug dealing out of Champions League tie

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Mauritius international Joseph Leopold has not been allowed to travel to Sudan for an African Champions League fixture because of drug trafficking charges.

The AS Port-Louis 2000 (ASPL 2000) goalkeeper was arrested in September after an Anti-Drug Smuggling Unit found 22 doses of heroin in his home in Port Louis.

His lawyer moved for a temporary lifting of the travel ban imposed on Leopold since his arrest but police objected, arguing the accused could seek refuge abroad.

Leopold, formerly a reserve goalkeeper for the Mauritian national team, has denied the charges.

ASPL 2000 are due to play the first leg of their Champions League tie against Al Hilal in Sudan on Sunday.

The 27-year-old keeper’s lawyer told the court in Port Louis that his client would respect all bail conditions and gave a guarantee he would not flee as his companion and children are in Mauritius.

The district court magistrate denied the request.

This is the second time Leopold has failed to overturn his travel ban.

The first occasion came in early February when the club travelled to Kenya to play Tusker FC in the preliminary round of Africa’s premier club competition.

ASPL drew 1-1 before Leopold participated in the return leg in Mauritius as the team won 2-1 and so qualified for this weekend’s clash against Al Hilal.

Leopold, whose ASPL 2000 side are Mauritian champions, was the reserve goalkeeper for his country during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.

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Nigeria announce 21-Squad for U17 Fifa World Cup.

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Nigeria under-17 coach Manu Garbage has announce a final 21-man squad for the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Brazil later this month.

Nigeria are the most successful team in the history of the event with five wins (in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015) and three runners-up medals.

The West Africans are in group B alongside Hungary, Ecuador and Australia and will face Hungary in their opening game on 26 October.

They will lock horns with Ecuador three days later before they play their final group match against Australia on 1 November.

Nigeria squad:

Goalkeepers: Sunday Stephen (Football College Academy), Joseph Oluwabusola (Bournemouth, England), Daniel Jinadu (West Ham United, England)

Defenders: Usman Ibrahim (Giant Brilliants FC), Quadri Edun (G12 FC), Charles Etim (Blessed Stars Academy), Ferdinard Ikenna (A&B FC)

Midfielders: Daniel Francis (FC Hearts), Monsuru Opeyemi (B. Angel FC), Ibrahim Said (Dabo Babes Academy), Samson Tijani (Collings Edwin FC), Hamzat Ojediran (Jossy United FC), Peter Agba (Falala FC)

Forwards: Wisdom Ubani (Giant Brilliants FC), Peter Olawale (Delta Warriors FC), Akinkunmi Amoo (Sidos FC), Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi (Sporting Dreams FC), Olakunle Olusegun (ABS FC), Ibraheem Jabaar (Ijebu FC), Abba Bichi (Talentbase Sport FC), Divine Nwachukwu (Riverline FC).

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Victor osimhen bags player of the month award

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Lille’s Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been named September’s French Ligue 1 Player of the Month.

The 20-year-old striker, who joined the club in August from Belgian side RSC Charleroi, scored twice and provided two assists in five matches last month as Lille climbed into the top five.

“It’s been an amazing time at this club and to get this award is surreal,” says Osimhen

“I’m grateful to those who voted, thankful to my teammates, our backroom staff and the entire Lille fans for the love.

“I never expected this to happen so soon but I guess this is what comes when you are surrounded by great players, loved ones and the blessings of God.”

Osimhen saw off the challenges of Monaco’s Algerian international Islam Slimani and veteran Nantes defender Nicolas Pallois to the monthly honour awarded by the Player’s Union (UNFP).

He succeeds Angola-born Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who won the August award and became the youngest ever winner at the age of 16.

An incredible two months for Osimhen in the colours of Lille has resulted in eight goals in 11 appearances for the northern club.

Osimhen was the top scorer as Nigeria clinched a fifth Under-17 World Cup title in 2015 with 10 goals in Chile, which saw him win the Golden Boot and Silver Ball.

He also scored on his full debut for Nigeria in a 2-2 friendly draw against Ukraine in September.

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