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Esperance Stun Al Ahly To Win CAF Champions League

Against expectations, Esperance of Tunisia stunned Al Ahly of Egypt 3-0 Friday night in Rades to win a third CAF Champions League title. They had trailed the eight-time winners 1-3 last week in the first leg in Alexandria. Esperance also scooped N900 million ($2.5 million or 2.2 million euros) prize money, apart from qualifying automatically for the 2018 FIFA Club ...

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Didier Drogba Retires From Football

Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has ended his glittering football career. Drogba, now 40 years old, decided to hang his boots after his team, Phoenix Rising, which he part-owned lost to Louisville City in the USL Cup final. It was the final of U.S. football’s second tier. According to BBC Sport, co-owner of Rising,  Berke Bakay thanked Drogba ...

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Juventus Are Champions League ‘Super Favourites’ – Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claimed that Juventus are “super favourites” to win this season’s Champions League ahead of their clash in Turin on Wednesday. Three-time winners United are second in Group H after three games on four points — five behind leaders Juventus who are poised to qualify for the last 16. Mourinho said that United would not be ...

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Madrid Sack Lopetegui

Real Madrid have given their coach Julen Lopetegui the boot, less than five months after he was hired to replace Zinedine Zidane. He will be replaced by Santiago Solaris, who coaches Madrid’s junior team. The firing of the former Spanish coach was speculated ahead of the meeting today of Madrid C.F. board of directors, in the wake of the 5-1 ...

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Real Madrid To Replace Lopetegui With Conte

Real Madrid are set to sack coach Julen Lopetegui after their 5-1 humiliation by arch-rivals Barcelona. Spanish media reported on Monday that Lopetegui might be replaced by former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Lopetegui’s record of four wins, two draws and four defeats has left Real Madrid languishing ninth in the La Liga standings, seven points behind leaders Barca.

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles Move To 44th In FIFA Ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots to the 44th in the world in the October FIFA -Coca Cola Ranking. In the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points as against 1415 it had in September. The movement has now placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind ...

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Mbappe Scores Again As PSG Extend Winning Streak

Paris Saint-Germain continued the blistering start to their Ligue 1 title defence with a record-extending 10th straight win as Kylian Mbappe scored in a 5-0 thrashing of Amiens on Saturday. Coach Thomas Tuchel left key men Neymar, Thiago Silva and Thomas Meunier out of the squad altogether at the Parc des Princes with Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Napoli in ...

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Mourinho Mad At Chelsea Staff For Celebrating United Draw

What was surely a thrilling match at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as Chelsea and Manchester United played a 2-2 draw was marred by Jose Mourinho’s anger when a Chelsea staff taunted him. Mourinho took exception to the celebrations of one of Sarri’s backroom staff, Marco Ianni, who ran in front him on the touchline, as he seemed set for a ...

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