Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Tuesday, September 11.
International and European club football
Stoke City midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has underlined the importance of Nigeria reaching the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals; Ghanaian star Kevin-Prince Boateng says he is looking forward to a top-of-the-table Serie A clash between Juventus and his Sassuolo side this coming weekend; and Kieran Trippier has called for the FA to offer England manager Gareth Southgate a new contract.
Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership
Dele Alli should be fit for Tottenham's Premier League game with Liverpool on Saturday despite the midfield withdrawing from the England squad for Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland; Luke Shaw is likely to miss Manchester United’s next two games following the concussion he suffered on England duty; Aston Villa could be about to make a move for Robert Huth after missing out on a new deal for ex-England captain John Terry; and Aberdeen midfielder Dean Campbell has become the latest member of the club’s under-20 squad to commit his future to the club after signing a new deal which will keep him at Pittodrie until the summer of 2021.
Ligue 1, Belgian First Division A, Eredivisie, Turkish Super Lig & MLS
Teenage forward Myron Boadu has revealed that he rejected an offer from English giants Arsenal to remain at Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar; Former Saint-Etienne footballer William Gomis has died, the French club have confirmed, with the 19-year-old reportedly shot dead; and Swansea City loanee Andre Ayew has hailed level and intensity of the Turkish Super Lig, insisting the league deserves respect.
Transfer rumours & gossip
Man Utd left-back Luke Shaw is still to make a decision over whether to sign a new deal at Old Trafford; St Mirren have parted company with first-team coach Darren Jackson following the appointment of new manager Oran Kearney; Nottingham Forest have reportedly taken an interest in former Crystal Palace attacker Bakary Sako, according to the Nottingham Post; and Peter Crouch says he hopes to continue playing until he is 40 and has revealed he would ‘love’ to return to Queens Park Rangers before he retires.