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Chelsea sacks Lampard

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Struggling Chelsea have sacked coach Frank Lampard after a spate of poor results. “Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard,” said a statement from the club. FULL STATEMENT This has been a very difficult decision, and not one that …

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UPDATE: Why Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Frank Lampard has been sacked by Chelsea after 18 months in charge. Thomas Tuchel in line to replace him. FULL STATEMENT This has been a very difficult decision, and not one that the owner and the Board have taken lightly. We are grateful to Frank …

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Analysis: Tension at Bayern over player signings and departures

Berlin, Germany | THE INDEPENDENT |    Bayern Munich remains in turmoil due to internal disagreements about which players to sign and sell. Everybody is concerned that the current squad might not be capable of successfully defending this season’s Champions League and national league titles. But disunity about the measures to …

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Togo defeats Uganda cranes in second CHAN match

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes have suffered defeat to Togo in their second game at the on-going Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Douala, Cameroon. After the 2-1 defeat to Togo at the Reunification Stadium on Friday night, Uganda Cranes are now on the brink of elimination.  After …

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Real Madrid coach Zidane tests positive for COVID-19

Madrid, Spain | Xinhua | Real Madrid on Friday confirmed in a communique that first team coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19. The test means that Zidane has been forced to self-isolate and is unable to travel with the rest of the squad for Saturday’s La Liga …

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FA Cup: Man United host toothless Liverpool

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The pick of fourth round matches is definitely the meeting of Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford. The traditional rivals met recently in a key Premier League clash and a renewal of hostilities so soon is a real treat for fans. The Red Devils …

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Star African NBA player to watch: Joel Embiid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 26-year-old Embiid, who was born in Yaounde but moved to the United States at 16 years of age to pursue his dream of becoming a professional basketball player, has firmly established himself as one of the Philadelphia 76ers’ best players – especially in recent …

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