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Wenger fumes over gruelling schedule

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger has criticised the gruelling schedule that forces Arsenal to play three games in the space of just seven days. Wenger’s side eased to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s brace at the …

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Rejected Kenya vow to continue stadia project

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya, stripped this weekend of the right to stage the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), have vowed to continue with a stadium construction project. Only one of four venues earmarked for the January 12/February 4 competition was ready, leading the CAF executive committee to dump the …

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Neymar earns 3m euros per month at PSG – report

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Brazil superstar Neymar earns just over three million euros a month at Paris Saint-Germain, according to German magazine Der Spiegel. The magazine, using Football Leaks as a source, claims the 25-year-old Neymar, who cost PSG 222 million euros ($265m) from Barcelona, earns 36.8 million euros …

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Wenger foresees transfer shake-up

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes there will be a radical overhaul of the transfer market within the next year following the stratospheric spending of the close-season trading period. Paris Saint-Germain smashed the world transfer record to sign Neymar from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($266 …

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Barca remain perfect in Girona, Real bounce back

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Barcelona maintained their perfect start to La Liga with a sixth straight win as Luis Suarez and two own goals secured a 3-0 win at Girona in a match laced with political tension on Saturday. Real Madrid remain seven points behind Barca thanks to Dani …

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Coutinho scorcher gets Liverpool back on track

Leicester, United Kingdom | AFP | Philippe Coutinho marked his first Premier League start of the season with a superb goal as Liverpool returned to winning ways by edging Leicester City 3-2 on Saturday. Coutinho submitted a transfer request on the eve of the season, only for Liverpool to block his …

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Everton reject-turned-super-sub Niasse sinks Bournemouth

Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP |  Oumar Niasse came in from the cold to lift Everton as the Senegal forward’s second half brace clinched a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. Ronald Koeman’s side were heading for a fourth successive Premier League defeat when Josh King put Bournemouth ahead after …

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Kenya stripped of 2018 CHAN hosting rights

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Kenya were stripped Saturday of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra. The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day gathering of the African football “cabinet” headed by president Ahmad …

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Top Sierra Leone FA officials indicted

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Sierra Leone’s anti-graft agency indicted the country’s football federation president Isha Johansen and secretary general Chris Kamara on six counts of abuse of office and corruption on Thursday, following a year of investigations. The indictment was issued in Freetown by Anti-Corruption Commission chief Ade Macauley, …

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Manchester United post record profits

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United announced record revenues and operating profits on Thursday despite missing out on the riches of the Champions League last season. The Old Trafford club earned revenues of £581.2 million ($783 million, 659 million euros) in the 12 months to the end of June …

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