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South African ‘great legend’ Philemon Masinga dies

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former South Africa star Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga died Sunday aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national football association said in a statement. Retired South Africa captain Lucas Radebe, who played with Masinga at then English top-flight club Leeds United in the …

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Solskjaer hails De Gea as United dig deep to beat Spurs

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said David de Gea was making a case to be considered Manchester United’s greatest-ever goalkeeper after he produced a masterclass on Sunday to protect his side’s 1-0 lead against Tottenham. The match at Wembley pitted two of the bookmakers’ favourites to …

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Resurgent Man City resume title quest against in-form Wolves

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola’s rejuvenated Manchester City face a potentially tricky challenge at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday as they continue their Premier League title defence. But the early days of 2019 suggest their uncharacteristic December collapse is firmly behind them. The final month of …

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Players not Pochettino should be Man Utd’s focus – Solskjaer

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his side’s trip to Tottenham should be about the players and not his head-to-head battle with Mauricio Pochettino. Sunday’s Premier League match at Wembley will see Solskjaer face off against the man widely considered his main …

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Willian eager to stay at Chelsea despite exit rumours

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Willian insisted he had no intention of leaving Chelsea after his superb goal sealed a 2-1 win at home to Newcastle on Saturday. Newcastle, threatened with relegation from the Premier League, had seen Ciaran Clark score a surprise equaliser before half-time after an early …

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Higuain determined to leave, says AC Milan coach Gattuso

Milan, Italy | AFP | Gonzalo Higuain has made up his mind to leave AC Milan, coach Gennaro Gattuso said on Saturday amid speculation linking the striker to Premier League side Chelsea. Higuain joined Milan on a season-long loan from Juventus in July with an option to make the deal …

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Emery defends Ozil omission as Arsenal lose to West Ham

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Unai Emery indicated Mesut Ozil did not deserve a place in his squad after he missed a London derby loss to West Ham on Saturday. Ozil, Arsenal’s highest-paid player, has returned to full training over the last week following a knee injury. …

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Nigeria eyes graft charges against football officials

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | The head of a Nigerian presidential anti-corruption body has said charges will be brought against football officials for allegedly misappropriating public funds. Okoi Obono-Obla disclosed that the body was in the process of finalising charges and that a “prima facie case” had been established. “We …

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Willian gem sinks Newcastle as Chelsea cement fourth place

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Maurizio Sarri warned his Chelsea stars to improve their mentality after Willian’s sublime strike sealed a hard-fought 2-1 win over struggling Newcastle on Saturday. Sarri’s side took the lead through Pedro’s early goal, but Ciaran Clark snatched a shock equaliser before half-time. With Chelsea …

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