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McKinstry names final Uganda Cranes squad for CHAN tournament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has named his final squad for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2020 finals to be held in Cameroon from 16th January to 7th February 2021. Uganda is in Group C alongside defending Champions Morocco, neighbours Rwanda and new …

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Comeback falls short as KCCA crash out of CAF Confederations Cup

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Football club has been knocked out of the CAF Confederations Cup by Rwanda based team AS Kigali. Despite defeating the visitors 3:1 at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende, the results didn’t secure their progress into the playoffs of CAF Confederations Cup. KCCA …

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Uganda cranes stops Zambia in pre-CHAN tournament

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes stopped Zambia 2-0 in their second game of the Pre-CHAN Mini tournament played at the Annex 1- OmnsiSports  Yaounde, Cameroon on Monday. Vianne Ssekajugo and Steven Mukwala scored in each half respectively to secure victory for coach Jonathan Mckinstry’s boys against Zambia’s Chipolopolo. …

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Uganda Cranes face former head coach Micho

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes are set to face their former head coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic as they face off with Chipolopolo in their second fixture of the pre-CHAN tournament in Cameroon. Micho coached Uganda Cranes from 2013 to 2017 and guided Uganda Cranes to qualify for the biggest …

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Neymar joins Maracana walk of fame

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil  | THE INDEPENDENT |    Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is the latest Brazilian football icon to join the Maracana stadium’s prestigious Walk of Fame. The 28-year-old, who returned to his homeland after suffering an ankle injury while playing for PSG last month, visited the Maracana in Rio’s …

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10-man Milan conquers Benevento, Ronaldo inspires Juve

Rome, Italy | THE INDEPENDENT |    AC Milan registered its first win of 2021 as it beat Benevento 2-0 despite being one player down, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s double helped Juventus crush Udinese 4-1 in Italy’s Serie A championship. Milan made the trip to Benevento without the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic and …

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Pochettino appointed as PSG head coach

  Paris, France | Xinhua | Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been hired as the head coach of Paris Saint-Germain, the French league giant announced on Saturday. The Argentine, 48, who replaced Thomas Tuchel of Germany, penned a contract until June 2022, with the option of an extra year. “We …

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It is Arsenal 4-0

➡ West Bromwich Albion 0 Arsenal 4 London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Once again, Bukayo Saka was the star of the show on Saturday as Arsenal blew West Bromwich Albion away in the snow. The teenage forward was unstoppable at times and scored a fine goal in Arsenal’s 4-0 …

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Tests confirm Barca’s midfielder Coutinho’s knee injury

Madrid, Spain | THE INDEPENDENT |    FC Barcelona will be without attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho for 8-10 weeks after tests on Wednesday showed the Brazilian damaged the meniscus ligament during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at home with Eibar. Coutinho had to limp out of the game in the closing minutes, leaving …

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PSG confirms Tuchel sacking, Pochettino favourite to take over

Paris, France | THE INDEPENDENT |    French club Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday confirmed it is parting ways with coach Thomas Tuchel, while former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly the likely successor to the German coach. “I would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his staff for all they have …

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