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Nacional sign Enugu Rangers' Christian Madu

CD Nacional have signed midfielder Christian Madu from Enugu Rangers, the Portuguese club have confirmed.

The 25-year-old has joined the Madeira-based outfit on a four-year deal according to a statement on the club's website.

He joins a considerable African contingent at the Estadio da Madeira, with Mozambique's Witi, Okacha Hamzaoui of Algeria and Cameroonian goalkeeper Ohoulo Fremlin having turned out for the club recently.

The defensive midfielder was a feature in the NPFL-winning team of 2016...


Nacional apologise for fans' Chapecoense airplane taunts

Nacional have apologised after some of their supporters were filmed making airplane gestures towards Chapecoense during a Copa Libertadores match on Wednesday.

A chartered plane carrying Chapecoense to the biggest match in the Brazilian football club's history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 71 people and leaving six survivors in November 2016.

CONMEBOL, South America's governing body, confirmed it has launched an investigation because of "offensive behaviors that...


FC Dallas signs striker Cristian Colman as young designated player

Cristian Colman has moved to MLS with FC Dallas.

FC Dallas signed Paraguayan forward Cristian Colman to a young designated player contract on Thursday.

The 22-year-old joins the MLS club from Nacional, where he has scored 18 goals in 65 games since 2015.

Terms of the transfer were not disclosed. reported earlier this month that Dallas paid the Paraguay club a $2 million fee to acquire Colman amid offers from such high-profile clubs as Mexico's Leon, Argentina's Lanus and Brazil's Sao Paulo and Gremio.

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San Lorenzo capture first Copa title

San Lorenzo head coach Edgardo Bauza says lifting the Copa Libertadores is the final piece of the trophy-winning jigsaw for the ten-time Argentine league champions.

It has been a long wait, but San Lorenzo of Argentina -- semifinalists in 1960, in the first version of the Copa Libertadores -- have finally won South America's premier club competition.

In front of their own fans they beat Nacional of Paraguay 1-0 to take the trophy 2-1 on aggregate.

The club have an illustrious supporter: Pope Francis is a staunch San Lorenzo fan, and perhaps he organised a little divine intervention. Because this was a game won, not by the hand of God, but perhaps by a hand...

San Lorenzo win Copa Libertadores

San Lorenzo players celebrate winning the Copa Libertadores over Nacional for the first Copa triumph in the team's 100-plus-year history.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- San Lorenzo of Argentina, Pope Francis' favourite team, defeated Paraguayan side Nacional 1-0 to win the Copa Libertadores title for the first time on Wednesday.

Nestor Ortigoza converted a penalty in the 36th minute to give the club their first major international title in their 106-year history. They clinched the title 2-1 on aggregate. The teams drew 1-1 last week in Paraguay.

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San Lorenzo had been the only top Argentine club yet to win Latin America's most important...