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Football’s return ‘good for everyone’ – Mourinho

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes bringing football back, even behind closed doors, would be a much-needed morale boost for fans starved of action during the coronavirus crisis. No Premier League games have been played since March 9 due to the pandemic, which has claimed more …

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‘No match worth risking a life’, says FIFA boss Infantino

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday said that “no match” is worth “risking a single human life” and that world football’s governing body would be able to help financially national federations during the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of top football leagues and international competitions have been suspended due to the …

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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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