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Premier League history made with the highest-scoring gameweek

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gabriel Jesus’s late goal in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers set a Premier League record as 44 goals were scored across Matchweek 2’s 10 fixtures. There was barely time to draw breath as the goals kept flying in around the grounds in a …

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NCS to meet sports federations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Council of Sports-NCS is scheduled to meet different sports federations to discuss how to resume sports activities in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by the Health Ministry to stop the spread of Covid-19. It comes after President Yoweri Museveni okayed …

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Basketball body considers 3X3 tournament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association-FUBA has unveiled plans to hold a 3×3 basketball tournament following the President’s guidance on sports activities in the country. FUBA is discussing the possibility of holding the tournament in November in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs including testing …

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Mane brace and Alisson penalty save give Liverpool win

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sadio Mane’s second-half double and Alisson’s penalty save gave Liverpool a 2-0 victory over 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Andreas Christensen was dismissed at the end of a closely-contested first half, with referee Paul Tierney reviewing the defender’s challenge on Mane on the pitchside monitor …

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Perfect start: Arsenal 2-1 West Ham

  London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT |  Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to grab a late winner as Arsenal made it two wins out of two at the start of the season. In truth Arsenal were below par for much of their opening home game of the campaign, despite …

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Zaha’s double stuns Man Utd

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wilfried Zaha scored twice as Crystal Palace beat Manchester United 3-1 for back-to-back victories at Old Trafford. Andros Townsend’s close-range finish gave Palace the lead after seven minutes and David De Gea twice denied Jordan Ayew as the away side threatened on the counter. …

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PSG to set up academy in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda | XINHUA | Paris Saint-Germain is set to open up a soccer academy in Rwanda in October, the Rwandan Ministry of Sports announced here on Friday. The football academy is scheduled to be located in Huye district, southern province, said Rwandan Minister of Sports Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju at …

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The Premier League: It is back this Saturday with a bang

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new Premier League season is underway. The 2019/20 campaign saw Liverpool end a 30-year wait to lift the trophy as they finished 18 points ahead of holders Manchester City. How will Jurgen Klopp’s team perform this time around? What has happened so far …

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Ex-Brazil midfielder Neves joins Sport Recife

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   Former Brazil international midfielder Thiago Neves has joined Sport Recife, three days after parting ways with their Brazilian Serie A rivals Gremio. The 35-year-old agreed to a contract that runs until the end of the current Serie A season in February, Sport said on Thursday. …

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