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Soccer – Cosafa president Phillip Chiyangwa voted out as Zimbabwe FA boss

Soccer – Cosafa president Phillip Chiyangwa voted out as Zimbabwe FA boss

Cosafa president Phillip Chiyangwa was defeated in his bid to retain his seat as Zimbabwe FA boss on Sunday. Felton Kamambo was elected the new Zimbabwe FA president on Sunday, beating Cosafa boss Phillip Chiyangwa at an elective congress in Harare. Chiyangwa polled 24 votes while Kamambo garnered 35 which were however insufficient for a…

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Soccer – ‘He needs good service!’ – Leicester City’s Claude Puel defends misfiring Iheanacho

Soccer – ‘He needs good service!’ – Leicester City’s Claude Puel defends misfiring Iheanacho

The Super Eagles star has struggled in front of goal in the English Premer League this campaign Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has not been receiving good service from the midfield despite his good attacking movements, manager Claude Puel claimed. The Nigeria international has managed just a goal in 16 league games for the Foxes who…

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Soccer – Kenneth Omeruo revels in Leganes’ unbeaten run

Soccer – Kenneth Omeruo revels in Leganes’ unbeaten run

The Nigeria international helped Mauricio Pellegrino’s men to keep a clean sheet and claim a point against the Sky Blues at Abanca-Balaidos Kenneth Omeruo has expressed his delight after Leganes extended their unbeaten run with a 0-0 draw against Celta Vigo in Friday’s La Liga game. The Chelsea loanee played the entire duration to help…

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Soccer – Hodgson relieved as Crystal Palace end Zaha curse

Soccer – Hodgson relieved as Crystal Palace end Zaha curse

Since 2016-17, the Eagles have not won a Premier League match without the star winger but against the Foxes, they broke the jinx Roy Hodgson has expressed relief after Crystal Palace secured a win over Leicester City without the services of star man Wilfried Zaha. The Eagles have lost their last 13 outings that had…

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Soccer – ‘Feel good, it’s a good life’ – Roma loanee Sadiq Umar responds to reported Rangers exit?

Soccer – ‘Feel good, it’s a good life’ – Roma loanee Sadiq Umar responds to reported Rangers exit?

According to reports, the Scottish Premier League side are set to offload the underwhelming 21-year-old forward next month Sadiq Umar has responded to reports of an abrupt end of his season-long loan in the Scottish Premier League with Rangers. The Nigeria youth international has struggled to impress Steven Gerrard at the Ibrox Stadium since he…

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Soccer – Leon Balogun backs Brighton and Hove Albion to stun Chelsea

Soccer – Leon Balogun backs Brighton and Hove Albion to stun Chelsea

After shocking Manchester United in August, the Nigeria international is looking forward to a similar display when they clash with the Blues Leon Balogun has thrown his weight behind Brighton and Hove Albion to defeat Chelsea when they meet in Sunday’s Premier League encounter. Last weekend, the Blues claimed a famous victory over reigning champions…

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Soccer – Achraf Hakimi: Africa’s most improved player in 2018?

Soccer – Achraf Hakimi: Africa’s most improved player in 2018?

The Borussia Dortmund wideman has gone from strength to strength this year and could become Africa’s next great full-back COMMENT      Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi has seen his stock soar in 2018, and is beginning to look like he could be Africa’s next footballing superstar. Certainly, it’s tricky to find too many African talents whose reputations…

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Soccer – Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia facing three months injury layoff

Soccer – Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia facing three months injury layoff

The Central African Republic international suffered a muscular injury in the Oranges’ victory over the Red Devils Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is facing three months layout after he was injured in their 2-1 win over Manchester United in Wednesday’s Champions League game. The 25-year-old sustained a muscular injury in the closing stages of the encounter, although…

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Soccer – Chuba Akpom exclusive: New life in Greece, breaking Thierry Henry’s sprint record and more

Soccer – Chuba Akpom exclusive: New life in Greece, breaking Thierry Henry’s sprint record and more

The former Gunners striker is enjoying a new lease of life after Greek giants PAOK where he reflects on a memorable 16 year spell with the Gunners Sixteen years at Arsenal, six successive loan spells and one club record later – despite being only 23, Chuba Akpom feels many see him as having been “around for…

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Soccer – ‘Taarabt’s Queens Park Rangers return would be incredible’, says former teammate Shaun Derry

Soccer – ‘Taarabt’s Queens Park Rangers return would be incredible’, says former teammate Shaun Derry

The talented Moroccan midfielder is reported to be looking for an escape route from Benfica, with the English second tier said to be an option A move for wantaway Benfica attacking midfielder Adel Taarabt by Queens Park Rangers ‘would be incredible’, according to former teammate Shaun Derry. Reports emanating from Portugal, via Record, states that,…

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Soccer – French Connection: ‘He’s on a cloud right now; – Francois Kamano taking Ligue 1 by storm

Soccer – French Connection: ‘He’s on a cloud right now; – Francois Kamano taking Ligue 1 by storm

The Guinea international continues to be a shining light in Le Championnat – the League of Talents Bordeaux winger Francois Kamano has enjoyed a breakout year for the Ligue 1 outfit, during which he has scored 15 goals, including eight already this season. Indeed, he had a key role to play in the club’s qualification…

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Soccer – Getafe striker Amath Ndiaye ruled out for six months

Soccer – Getafe striker Amath Ndiaye ruled out for six months

After rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament on Friday, the Senegal international has been operated successfully and he is set for a long layoff Getafe striker Amath Ndiaye has been ruled out for six months after suffering an injury in their 1-1 stalemate with Leganes in Friday’s LaLiga game. The 22-year-old was forced off in the…

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Soccer – Napoli ‘feared’ Liverpool ahead of Champions League clash, admits Kalidou Koulibaly

Soccer – Napoli ‘feared’ Liverpool ahead of Champions League clash, admits Kalidou Koulibaly

The Blues were eliminated from the top European competition and the defender is hoping for better showing in the Europa League Kalidou Koulibaly has admitted that Napoli feared Liverpool ahead of their Champions League meeting on Tuesday. Jurgen Klopp’s men came into the encounter knowing a win will secure their qualification to the knockout stages…

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Soccer – Champions League: Borussia Dortmund’s first-place finish thrills Achraf Hakimi

Soccer – Champions League: Borussia Dortmund’s first-place finish thrills Achraf Hakimi

The Bundesliga leaders ended the Champions League group stage with a win over Monaco that put them at the summit of Group A Achraf Hakimi is delighted by Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 victory over Monaco that saw them progress to the Champions League knockout round as group winners. Raphael Guerreiro’s goals in each half of Tuesday’s…

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Soccer – Brighton’s Chris Hughton counts on Leon Balogun’s experience for Chelsea clash

Soccer – Brighton’s Chris Hughton counts on Leon Balogun’s experience for Chelsea clash

The Super Eagles defender is in contention to make his second straight start for Seagulls as Duffy continues his three-game ban Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton is confident that Leon Balogun’s qualities and experience will help the team when they host Chelsea on Sunday. Since his arrival in the summer, the 30-year-old has…

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Soccer – ‘It wasn’t an easy game’ – Apologetic Ghoulam reacts to Napoli’s Champions League ouster

Soccer – ‘It wasn’t an easy game’ – Apologetic Ghoulam reacts to Napoli’s Champions League ouster

Mohamed Salah’s goal, coupled with a superb late Alisson save, denied the Italians a last-16 spot Following Napoli’s relegation to the Europa League on Tuesday evening, Faouzi Gholam has issued an apology to the fans and club. The Naples outfit entered Matchday 6 of the Champions League as Group C leaders with nine points, one…

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Soccer – Marega, Feghouli on target as Porto dump Galatasaray out of Champions League

Soccer – Marega, Feghouli on target as Porto dump Galatasaray out of Champions League

The Malian forward continued his goalscoring form in the elite European competition while his Algerian counterpart scored a penalty and missed another Moussa Marega and Sofiane Feghouli scored a goal each in Tuesday’s Champions League fixture but the latter could not help Galatasaray from suffering a 3-2 defeat to Porto. Marega maintained his fine form…

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Soccer – How can Nigeria get the best out of in-form Ola Aina?

Soccer – How can Nigeria get the best out of in-form Ola Aina?

The wing-back is having the time of his life at Torino, but has struggled to convince at international level COMMENT    By Solace Chukwu     Follow on Twitter  Coaches in modern football have increasingly come to be categorized by their concept of squad building. Opting to give primacy the integrity of the system is associated…

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Soccer – Mohamed Diame calls for Newcastle United’s improvement at home

Soccer – Mohamed Diame calls for Newcastle United’s improvement at home

The Magpies have lost seven of their last nine games at St James’ Park and the 31-year-old midfielder wants a change Mohamed Diame has urged his Newcastle United teammates to improve on their results in home games. On Sunday, Rafael Benitez’s men suffered a 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the St James’ Park to…

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Soccer – Caf set to announce 2019 Afcon hosts as bidding closes soon

Soccer – Caf set to announce 2019 Afcon hosts as bidding closes soon

New hosts for the 2019 Afcon were expected to be announced before the end of this month but will now be known in January The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has set December 14 as the deadline for prospective 2019 Afcon hosts to file official bids to organise the tournament. After submitting their bids, the…

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