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Kenyan punter hits jackpot with countryman’s goal

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | A lucky Kenyan gambler won a record-breaking 230 million shilling ($2.2 million) sports betting jackpot, thanks to an English Premier League goal from fellow countryman Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur. Gordon Opiyo, a 31-year-old shopkeeper in Nairobi’s sprawling, poor Kibera neighbourhood, took home the biggest …

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Chelsea paying for Champions League gain – Hazard

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard believes the English champions’ defence of their title was always going to be compromised by a return to Champions League football this season. Despite the Belgian’s 13th goal of the season, Chelsea crumbled to a 4-1 defeat at Watford on …

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Ayew ‘proud’ of African roots following West Ham exit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Swansea’s Ghanaian forward Andre Ayew hit back at West Ham’s sacked director of recruitment Tony Henry for calling into question the attitude of African players. Henry was dismissed by the London club on Friday following an investigation into a report by the Daily Mail …

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Sanchez move outshone Neymar on social media: Man Utd chief

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The social media frenzy surrounding Alexis Sanchez’s high-profile move to Manchester United dwarfed interest shown when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Thursday. Sanchez joined United from Premier League rivals Arsenal last month in a deal that saw …

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What’s gone wrong at Chelsea?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea’s troubled season hit a new low on Monday as the Premier League champions crashed to a 4-1 defeat at Watford that heaped fresh pressure on beleaguered boss Antonio Conte. Less than a year after being hailed as the mastermind of Chelsea’s title triumph, …

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New-look Arsenal just the tonic for Wenger

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Just days after Arsenal were lurching towards another crisis, Arsene Wenger can suddenly look to a brighter future thanks to a revitalised attack spearheaded by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. An error-strewn 3-1 defeat at struggling Swansea last Tuesday was the latest low-point of …

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Unconcerned Conte puts ball in Chelsea’s court

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said he will lose no sleep over the threat he could be sacked less than a year after winning the Premier League following a 4-1 thrashing at Watford on Monday. The champions have now conceded seven goals in their last …

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Near-flawless CHAN boosts Morocco World Cup bid

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Morocco were near-flawless hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), which ended at the weekend, confirming they are creditable candidates to stage the 2026 World Cup. FIFA member nations will this June select the kingdom or a Canada/Mexico/United States alliance to host the global …

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Five reasons why Morocco are CHAN champions

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Morocco ended 42 years without a senior national team football trophy by hosting and winning the African Nations Championship (CHAN) for home-based footballers at the weekend. It was the first success since the country won the 1976 Africa Cup of Nations by drawing with Guinea …

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