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Tennis: Andy Murray Plans to Retire

Tennis: Andy Murray Plans to Retire Britain’s Tennis sensation Andy Murray has indicated he wants to retire after this year’s Wimbledon due to injuries but fears the upcoming Australian Open, which starts next week could be the end of his impressive career. Speaking at a news conference in Melbourne on Friday, the visibly tearful Murry revealed he has not fully recovered from the hip surgery he underwent.   “I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for…

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Salah named CAF African Player of the Year

  Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year – the second consecutive year he has won the award. He received the award at a ceremony in Goree Island, Senegal on Tuesday. Egypt forward Salah, 26, beat Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the title. On the night Salah said: “I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I…

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Samir Nasri signs for West Ham after completing doping ban

Samir Nasri signs for West Ham after completing doping ban Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has signed a new contract with West Ham the same day he completed his doping ban. Nasri has signed a contract to stay with the Hammers until the end of the season. He has been since 31 January without a club following his 18-month doping ban. The 31-year-old Frenchman, who last played for the Turkish side Antalyaspor was banned for alleged…

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Breaking News: Manchester United sack manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United have sacked the manager Jose Mourinho after two and a half years in charge of the club. Despite winning both the League Cup and the Europa League at Old Trafford, the recent inconsistent results from the club have led to the dismissal of the 55-year old Portuguese, who is believed to be one of the most successful coaches in the world today.  However, despite Jose Mourinho’s impressive past coaching achievements, the recent defeat of Manchester United on…

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Nigeria draw hosts France at 2019 Women’s World Cup

African champions Nigeria have been drawn in Group A of the 2019 Women’s World Cup where they will face the hosts France. The draw for the 8th women’s event was held in Paris Saturday. The Super Falcons won a ninth African title out of 11 editions last weekend in Accra, beating South Africa on penalties in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations final. The champions will also face South Korea and Norway in the Group A setting. The Falcons…

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Congo Brazzaville bids to host 2019 AFCON

Congo Brazzaville has emerged as a strong contender to host next year’s rearranged Africa Cup of Nations, according to a senior official in the Confederation of African Football. Constant Omari, a vice-president of CAF, also said that the dossier of Guinea, hosts-designate of the 2023 edition, does not exist, according to AFP report. “Congo Brazzaville has written to organise (2019),” Omari told Radio France International. “Our (CAF) secretary-general, Anthony Baffoe, told me that he was going to tell me…

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Nigeria: African Champion Super Falcons return, get Dangote’s N50m

  The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, was at the head of a delegation of prominent Nigerians and top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation that received the Super Falcons on arrival in Abuja on Sunday evening. Nine-time African champions, Falcons, flew into the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport just before 4 pm, aboard an ASKY Airline flight from Accra, and were received by Kyari, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, as well as other officials…

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Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon has been stripped of hosting next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, which is due to start in June because of delays in the progress of preparation for the tournament. The decision was made by the African football’s governing body (Caf) on Friday after a marathon meeting in Accra, Ghana. Making the decision known, the Caf President Ahmad Ahmad intimated that a new country would be chosen before the end of the year to organise the tournament. The delays…

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Thierry Henry’s Monaco adventure

Thierry Henry needs little or no introduction to the football world. A terrific and meticulous player he was, who was a nightmare to the defence of his opponents and had mesmerized many goalkeepers during his impeccable football days. His prolific career came with fame and money. After retiring from the active football, the 41-year-old Frenchman went into coaching, working as the assistant head coach of the Belgium national team, which displayed excessive class and success during the last World…

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Nigeria’s Uzoho sad to miss South Africa, Uganda games

Nigeria’s first choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is sad that he will be out of action for four weeks after he suffered a rib fracture, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The Elche goalkeeper will therefore not take part in the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash against South Africa on November 17 and the friendly against Uganda billed for Asaba, Delta State. The on-loan Deportivo La Coruna keeper was in action for Elche when they lost 5-1 Cadiz in Sunday’s Segunda…

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Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic explains his refusal to wear poppy

Manchester United’s midfielder Nemanja Matic explained why he did not wear a poppy on Saturday during their 2-1 victory over Bournemouth. Matic said the poppy reminds him of the bombing of his village in 1999 when he was 12 years old. The 1999 bombing was part of a NATO-led military campaign aimed at driving out Serbian forces from Kosovo and eventually led to the independence of Kosovo. Nemanja Matic was the only Manchester United player, who did not wear…

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FIFA issues Ghana’s Nyantakyi life ban

Ex-Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned from the sport for life for breaking bribery and corruption rules, FIFA announced on Tuesday. Nyantakyi also broke conflict of interest rules, the world football governing body said. FIFA launched an investigation after Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter earlier this year. FIFA also fined Nyantakyi 500,000 Swiss francs (£390,000). Before his fall from power, Nyantakyi was also vice-president of the Confederation of African Football and a…

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