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All international football should be postponed, says FIFA

Paris, France | AFP |  FIFA on Friday recommended that all international football matches scheduled for March and April be postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus. Falling short of banning matches outright, world football’s governing body said that clubs would be allowed to refuse to send their …

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How the coronavirus has hit global sport

Paris, France | AFP |  The Milan-San Remo cycling one-day classic and the Alpine skiing World Cup finals were postponed on Friday, the latest high-profile sports events to be scratched from the international calendar due to the global spread of the deadly coronavirus. AFP Sport looks at the effects on sport …

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Matches on and off the field

Nigerian wives pick a side | OLUDAYO TADE | There are about 100 million active soccer fans in Nigeria and the majority actively follow Europe’s UEFA Champions League and the UK’s Premier League, according to the Nigeria Football Market Report 2019. It says Nigeria; the most populous country in Africa …

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Vipers hand top job to Kajoba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former International goalkeeper Fred Kajoba has been handed the top job at Vipers Sports Club. He takes over from Edward Golola who was sacked early in the week after a string of poor results despite the team being top of the league table. Kajoba,50, …

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Vipers SC sack coach Golola

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vipers Sports Club have just announced that head coach Edward Golola and his entire technical team have been relieved of their duties with immediate effect. According to a statement released Thursday afternoon, a caretaker technical team will be appointed until the end of the current …

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BREAKING: Allan Okello finally goes professional

Algiers, Algeria | THE INDEPENDENT | Algerian giants Paradou Athletic Club has confirmed they have signed one of Uganda’s most promising young footballers Allan Okello from KCCA. Paradou FC picked interest in the Ugandan striker after two games last year in which they knocked out KCCA in the Total CAF Confederation …

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Villa snap up Tanzanian Samatta in bid for survival

✅ First Tanzanian to score in the European CL ✅ First Tanzanian to score in the Europa League ✅ First Tanzanian to win the African CL ✅ First Tanzanian to play in the English Premier League London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Aston Villa completed the signing of Tanzanian striker …

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Stanbic Uganda Cup is back

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ‘Stanbic Uganda Cup’ is back and bigger with yet another increase in prize money for participating teams and exciting rewards for football fans. Winning Prize money has been increased from Shs 120million to Shs 132 million for the final sixteen teams with the …

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Lionel Messi is the 2019 Ballon d’Or winner!

  Paris, France | AFP | Lionel Messi won a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane to take the honours. Now aged 32, it is Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and his sixth overall as he moves one …

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