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Nine-man Uganda hold Ethiopia 1-1 to reach semis

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Derrick Nsibambi was the hero for Uganda, as the Cecafa Challenge Cup holders came from behind to hold Ethiopia 1-1 and reach the semi-finals in Kakamega on Sunday. Nsibambi rescued the 14-time champions, who were in danger of being knocked out of the tournament after …

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Shaban sent off as Swaziland holds Uganda’s Hippos

COSAFA U20: Swaziland 2  ?? Uganda 2 CECAFA: South Sudan 1  ?? Uganda 5 Kitwe, Zambia | INDEPENDENT & AFP | Swaziland threw group A of the COSAFA Under-20 Championships open by picking their first point in 2-2 draw with highly fancied Uganda. While the result kept Uganda top of the group, they …

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Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or award

Paris, France | AFP |  Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or award for the year’s best player on Thursday. The Real Madrid forward’s second successive win draws him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five Ballon d’Ors, after beating the Argentinian and Brazilian Neymar. ?⚽ …

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CECAFA: Uganda held to goalless draw by Burundi

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Holders Uganda settled for a goalless draw against Burundi in their opening Cecafa Challenge Cup Group B match at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega, Western Kenya on Monday. Uganda interim coach Moses Basena took a cautious approach to the match, between his youthful side and …

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WC DRAW: Spain vs Portugal and Nigeria vs Argentina

Spain and Portugal drawn in same World Cup group Moscow, Russia | AFP |  The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in an exciting draw for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Friday. Neymar’s Brazil meanwhile will have to negotiate a …

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LIVE: Putin opens 2018 World Cup draw ceremony in Moscow

Tweets about @FIFAWorldCup Moscow, Russia | AFP |  Russian leader Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday opened the ceremony for the 2018 World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow. “Our country is looking forward to the championship and intends to hold it at the highest level,” …

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Kenyan coach wary of Rwanda, Libya firepower

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s new coach Paul Put has warned his players to expect Rwanda and Libya to be at full strength when they meet in the group phase of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. In his first game since taking over from Stanley Okumbi last month, the Belgian-born …

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Arsenal lose at Cologne, Balotelli propels Nice

Paris, France | AFP | Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at struggling German side Cologne. The Frenchman made 11 changes to the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur in last weekend’s north London derby, with starts handed …

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Shaban brace as KCCA FC sinks Vipers

KCCA FC 3-1 Vipers SC Villa 1-0 Onduparaka UPDF 0-1 Kirinya-Jinja Bul 1-0 Proline Bright Stars 1-1 Masavu Maroons 0-0 Mbarara City Kampala, Uganda | KCCAFC MEDIA |  Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) thumped Vipers Sport Club 3-1 with a brace from Shaban Mohammad in Tuesday’s  Azam Uganda …

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Neymar nocturnal antics no worry to PSG coach as Celtic arrive

Paris, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insists he is not concerned about Neymar’s lifestyle after the Brazilian superstar was photographed at a Paris nightclub in the early hours of Sunday. “Outside of his work, his football, he can enjoy himself with his friends,” Emery said on Tuesday …

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