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BREAKING: Egypt To Host 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security. Details Later… (The Punch)

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Solskjaer Tipped As Interim Successor To Mourinho

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s interim manager after the club appeared to accidentally announce the appointment on their website. Mourinho was axed on Tuesday after just two-and-half years in charge at Old Trafford and the troubled Premier League club are reportedly ready to bring back one of their old heroes to take his ...

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Mourinho Sacking A ‘Shame’, Says Real Madrid’s Marcelo

Real Madrid defender Marcelo believes it is a “shame” Jose Mourinho has been sacked as coach of Manchester United and has paid tribute to his work at the Spanish club. Mourinho was dismissed by United on Tuesday after a poor run of form left the club sixth in the Premier League table and 19 points adrift of leaders Liverpool. The ...

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Lightning Kills Footballer As He Celebrates Goal

A Kenyan footballer has been struck dead by lightning as he celebrated his team’s equaliser against their opponents. The News Agency of Nigeria quoted a report by The Standard of Kenya, as noting that the victim, Allan Mbote, was a 20-year-old Kenyatta University student. He played as a defender for a team known as Red Sharks. The incident happened on Sunday, ...

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Salah Scores Hat-Trick To Send Liverpool To Top Of Premier League

Liverpool delivered a clear sign they intend to push Manchester City all the way in the Premier League with an emphatic 4-0 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday that was capped by a hat-trick from Mohamed Salah. This victory, the Reds’ fifth consecutive league win, secured with the additional help of a Steve Cook own-goal, extended Jurgen Klopp’s side’s unbeaten start ...

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Modric Wins Ballon d’Or As Mbappe Wins Young Player Of The Year

Luka Modric saw off competition from France’s World Cup stars as the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder won the Ballon d’Or on Monday to end a 10-year stranglehold on the award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Modric, 33, was announced as the winner of the prestigious prize in Paris ahead of Ronaldo and French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann. ...

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Mo Salah, Ighalo, Iwobi, Musa Jostle For CAF Player Of The Year

Three Nigerian players, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi were among the 34 African players nominated to vie for CAF’s flagship award, Player of the Year. Mohamed Salah of Liverpool leads Egypt’s three nominees that included, Ahmed Gomaa of El Masry and Walid Soliman of Al Ahly. Morocco led the nominations with four players: Ayoub El Kaabi who plays ...

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Lucky Super Falcons Edge Cameroon For AWCON Final

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have qualified for the final of the Total 2018 CAF African Women Nations Cup final, edging Cameroon 4-2 in penalty shootout. The first semifinal game of the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) played at the Accra Sports Stadium, which saw the Indomitable Lionesses dominating the proceedings, ended 0-0 at regulation time. With an extra 30 ...

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