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Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for Confed Cup semi-final berths

Sochi, Russia | AFP |  Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to clinch their place in next week’s Confederations Cup semi-finals. Ronaldo brushed off allegations of tax evasion in Spain with man-of-the-match performances in the 2-2 draw …

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KCCA FC, FUS, Africain and Rivers on 6 points

KCCA, FUS, Africain and Rivers on 6 points after dramatic winners in CAF Cup thrillers Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Club Africain of Tunisia and Al Hilal Obeid of Sudan snatched dramatic stoppage-time winners Wednesday to boost hopes of reaching the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals. Imed Meniaoui volleyed a …

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VIDEO: Mujib Kasule issues statement on FUFA Elections

VIDEO: Mujib Kasule issues statement on FUFA elections  Former footballer Mujib Kasule has explained the circumstances under which soccer governing body FUFA disqualified him from the race to challenge Moses Magogo for the presidency of the association in August’s elections. Kasule said the FUFA Electoral Commission came up with many new …

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‘Taxing’ double challenge for SuperSport, KCCA in Nigeria

Tuesday Rivers Utd (NGR) v Kampala Capital City Authority (UGA) Tunisia Club Africain (TUN) v FUS Rabat (MAR) Johannesburg, South Africa |  AFP |  South African club SuperSport United could field separate teams under different coaches this week when they play two major matches within five days. On Tuesday, the Pretoria …

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Tale of the tape as video ref stars at Confederations Cup

Moscow, Russia | AFP |  The video assistant referees were called upon for several key decisions at the Confederations Cup in Russia on Sunday, as Portugal were held 2-2 by Mexico and Chile beat Cameroon 2-0. The first senior global tournament to have video technology for decisions other than goalline …

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Only two Kenyan CHAN venues ready – CAF

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Only two of five Kenyan stadiums earmarked to host the African Nations Championships (CHAN) in January 2018 are ready, a visiting CAF delegation said on Saturday. But the delegation led by CAF vice-president Constant Selemani brushed aside concerns that the 16-team championship, reserved for …

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Russia get off to winning start in Confederations Cup

Saint Petersburg, Russia | AFP |  Hosts Russia got off to a winning start at the Confederations Cup on Saturday, Fedor Smolov’s second-half goal sealing a 2-0 win over New Zealand in Saint Petersburg in the tournament opener. Russia went ahead in the first half of the Group A encounter …

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