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Factfiles of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Factfiles of 24 qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt between June 21 and July 19: Algeria Qualifying results: Benin 2-0 home 0-1 away, Gambia 1-1 1-1, Togo 1-0 4-1 Scorers: Bounedjah 3, Mahrez 2, Abeid, Attal, Bensebaini, Hanni 1 each Coach: …

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Henry, Vieira reunion ends in stalemate on Cote d’Azur

Paris, France | AFP | It was honours even between Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira as the old France and Arsenal teammates clashed for the first time as coaches on Wednesday in a controversy-laden 1-1 draw between Monaco and Nice. The presence of the two greats in the respective dugouts …

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16-year-old footballer turns out to be 28

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gourav Mukhi went from being celebrated as the youngest goal scorer in the history of the Indian Super League to being suspended for six months, after authorities found that he wasn’t actually 16-years-old, but 28. His troubles started back in October, when the Jamshedpur FC …

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Salah retains African award to seal great day for Egypt

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal Tuesday. The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Senegalese Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists. “I have dreamt of winning this award since …

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Kaizer Chiefs blunder gifts Mamelodi Sundowns victory

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A disastrous mistake by Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Virgil Vries gifted Mamelodi Sundowns a 2-1 victory this weekend in a high-profile South African Premiership showdown. Namibian Vries came too far off his line and a seemingly aimless 81st-minute long pass from Lyle Lakay bounced over …

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Authorities move to fence-off Namboole Stadium Land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities are moving to fence off the land housing Mandela National Stadium in Namboole, in order to save it from further encroachment. The 40,202 sitting capacity stadium was the first project of the sports complex designed to have all sporting facilities. But most of the …

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Over 60 wounded in Algeria football clashes

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | More than 60 people, mostly police officers, were wounded in clashes with supporters at a football match in Algeria, local authorities said on Wednesday. The fixture between top division club MC Alger and third league Village Moussa was marred by repeated stone-throwing before the referee …

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