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Man Utd into Cup quarters despite VAR troubles, West Brom exit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Debate over the merits of video assistant refereeing was again raised as a Romelu Lukaku double eased Manchester United into the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-0 win at Huddersfield despite a controversial call going against Jose Mourinho’s men. Juan Mata thought he had …

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Illness rules Pogba out of United’s visit to Huddersfield

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A frustrating few weeks for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba continued when he was ruled out of Saturday’s FA Cup fifth round trip to Huddersfield Town due to illness. “U23s midfielder Ethan Hamilton has taken his place in the squad,” United posted on Twitter. United …

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Sanchez to make United debut in FA Cup tie with Yeovil

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Alexis Sanchez will make his Manchester United debut on Friday after being named in the Premier League giants’ starting line-up for their FA Cup fourth-round tie away to lower league Yeovil Town. The team posted on United’s official Twitter feed showed Sanchez in the …

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Mueller helps Bayern battle past Dortmund

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Thomas Mueller scored the decisive goal as Bayern Munich fought to a 2-1 victory over rivals Borussia Dortmund to reach the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday. Goals from Jerome Boateng and Mueller gave Bayern a comfortable lead before half-time, but Andriy Yarmolenko’s second-half header made …

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Kenya beat Zanzibar on penalties to win Cecafa Cup

Machakos, Kenya | AFP | Kenya won the Cecafa Challenge Cup on Sunday as they edged Zanzibar 3-2 in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time in the final in Machakos. Ovella Ochieng put hosts Kenya into a fifth-minute lead after bending in a long-range strike, but …

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Zanzibar dump holders Uganda out of Cecafa Cup

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Abdulaziz Makame and Mohammed Issa scored as Zanzibar ended Uganda’s Cecafa Challenge Cup reign with a 2-1 victory in the semi-final in Kisumu on Friday. Zanzibar, bidding for their first Cup in 22 years, will play Kenya in the final on Sunday. The tournament’s surprise …

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Football: Ambitious Zanzibar eye Ugandan scalp in Cecafa semis

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Zanzibar are challenging for a first Cecafa Challenge Cup title in 22 years following their impressive run to the semi-finals of the nine-nation tournament. The competition’s surprise packages take on holders Uganda in the last four in Kisumu on Friday, knowing that victory would send …

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CECAFA; Kenya beat Tanzania 1-0 to go top of Group A

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Hosts Kenya maintained their unbeaten form to beat rock-bottom Tanzania 1-0 to go top of Group A and qualify to the semi-finals of the Cecafa Challenge Cup on Monday. Burly striker Vincent Oburu scored the decisive goal in the 20th minute that proved vital for the …

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Nine-man Uganda hold Ethiopia 1-1 to reach semis

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Derrick Nsibambi was the hero for Uganda, as the Cecafa Challenge Cup holders came from behind to hold Ethiopia 1-1 and reach the semi-finals in Kakamega on Sunday. Nsibambi rescued the 14-time champions, who were in danger of being knocked out of the tournament after …

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