Cameroon stripped of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosting rights

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The executive committee of CAF are searching for a new site for next year’s expanded Africa Cup of Nations after deeming the original hosts unfit Cameroon have been stripped of hosting duties for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to delays over their preparations for the tournament. The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the decision on Friday following a lengthy meeting in Accra, Ghana. Next year’s expanded edition of the biennial tournament will be held in June and July, with 24 nations taking part. Cameroon, who lifted the trophy…

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Real Madrid coach Solari’s relationship with Isco is ‘broken’ after bust-up before Champions League trip

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Real Madrid considered leaving midfielder Isco behind in the Spanish capital for their Champions League trip to Rome after the playmaker showed a ‘lack of respect’ to new boss Santiago Solari. While the Spanish international eventually made the trip to avoid controversy, he was left in the stands for Tuesday’s encounter. The relationship between player and coach is ‘broken’ after a bust-up last weekend, according to Madrid-based radio station Cadena Cope. Isco confirmed to reporters that there were no injury problems behind his absence while Solari was evasive when asked about Isco. “Starting or being benched…

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Djokovic and Federer to meet in Paris Masters semi-final

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Second seed Novak Djokovic will face third seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters. Djokovic fought back from a set down to beat Croat Marin Cilic 4-6 6-2 6-3 in two hours and 12 minutes. The Serb lost the opening set and went 2-1 down in the third before immediately breaking back and then moving ahead at 5-3. Australian Open champion Federer beat Japanese 10th seed Kei Nishikori 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 21 minutes. The Swiss held off a break point late in the first…

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Jose Mourinho wants striker to stay at Old Trafford

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says now that Anthony Martial is “much closer to being a top player” that he “would like him to stay” at the club. The France striker’s agent claimed last summer that Martial wanted to leave the Old Trafford club. His contract runs out next summer and United have the option to extend it by another season. “I know the club wants him very much to stay, so hopefully he is going to stay,” said Mourinho. Martial, who scored 11 goals in 45 appearances last season,…

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Cristiano Ronaldo Is Now The Most followed Person On Instagram In The World

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There’s a new leader in the Instagram clubhouse, for now. International football (soccer) superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Selena Gomez as the most-followed person on the ‘gram. The numbers are constantly changing but at last count Cristiano had reached 144,332,498 followers, roughly 14,000 more than Gomez and her 144,318,439 followers. Gomez recently announced that she was taking a break from social media to seek treatment for her mental health, and has stayed off instagram ever since. Her last post, which came on September 23 and has over 8.2 million likes, reads, “Update: taking a social…

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Barcelona beat Real Madrid 5:1 at Nou Camp

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Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona outclassed Real Madrid to seal a stylish El Clasico victory that further damages their bitter rivals and Madrid’s stricken manager Julen Lopetegui. The former Spain boss now seems certain to lose his job in the wake of a humiliating defeat in a match crucial to his chances of survival. His side conjured something of a revival in the second half but ultimately they were sunk by an irresistible Barca performance, and it now appears only a question of when he will be fired.…

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Crystal Palace get a point against Arsenal

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Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic scored twice from the penalty spot to earn his side a dramatic draw and end Arsenal’s 11-game winning run. The Serb smashed in a late equaliser after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s controversial goal had put the visitors ahead after the break. Milivojevic scored the opener in the first half after Shkodran Mustafi brought down Cheikhou Kouyate. Granit Xhaka’s sublime free-kick had drawn Arsenal level at 1-1 Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Xhaka in the box with seven minutes to go and Milivojevic drilled his spot-kick into…

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Leicester City owner among five helicopter crash victims

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The owner of Leicester City FC died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has confirmed. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger died when the aircraft crashed at about 20:30 BST on Saturday. Witnesses said the helicopter just cleared the King Power Stadium before it spiralled out of control and crashed in a fireball. Thousands of bouquets and scarves have already been left outside the ground. Leicestershire Police said it believed the dead to be: Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Two members of…

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Singo and Buddu to battle off today in masaza Cup final

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It is hard to forget the dramatic style in which Singo scored five against Buddu in the 2015 Masaza Cup finals at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Buddu’s return to Masaka in the aftermath of that game was as chaotic as it was emotional. Their coach then Steven Bogere resigned immediately while some players left. Those that remain like winger Malida Kuteesa have a chance to cleanse their reputation at a repeat of that fixture in the finals of the 14th edition of the Masaza Cup due today at Namboole. “The…

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José Mourinho: Juventus at a different level to Man United

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José Mourinho claimed more investment is needed at Manchester United to bridge the gap to the Champions League’s big hitters after his side slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus at Old Trafford. United lost their first Group H match thanks to a 17th-minute Paulo Dybalagoal but remain second on four points, five behind Juve, and two ahead of Valencia. Yet Mourinho was clear that United are inferior to the best sides on the continent and further investment is needed despite the manager having spent close to £400m in his five transfer windows at…

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Real Madrid suffer fourth loss in five games

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Real Madrid suffered their fourth loss in five games and set an unwanted record with a defeat by Levante at the Bernabeu. The result put further pressure on coach Julen Lopetegui, whose side remain fifth in La Liga, three points behind leaders Alaves and a point behind Barcelona, who have yet to play. “Right now that is the last thing that I’m thinking about,” said Lopetegui when asked if he was worried about losing his job. “I feel more encouraged than ever to continue because the team gave their heart…

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Messi injury overshadows Barca’s return to form

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Lionel Messi will miss El Clasico after being ruled out for three weeks with a fractured arm as Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-2 to go top of La Liga. The Argentine was left writhing in agony after landing heavily on his right arm after colliding with Franco Vazquez. He was still in obvious discomfort as he left the field in the 26th minute. Just moments earlier the Barcelona captain had scored a sublime goal to put Barcelona 2-0 up. Messi had also set up Philippe Coutinho for the opener on two…

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Vipers SC Has Unveiled A Refurbished St Mary’s Stadium – Kitende, Ahead Of The Uganda Premier League Kickoff This Weekend.

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St. Mary’s stadium, the home of Vipers Sports Club continues to become a better facility every other passing day and the recent developments have given it an appealing look. The state of the art facility was on Tuesday unveiled to the media with several new changes made ahead of the new season. Club President, Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa before taking the media around the ground for a tour explained the new changes on the stadium. “We have made several changes from the playing surface, drainage, dressing rooms and setting arrangement to…

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Jose Mourinho: Paul Pogba no longer Manchester United’s ‘second captain’

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Jose Mourinho has confirmed Paul Pogba is no longer “second captain” at Manchester United but has denied the pair have fallen out. Pogba was rested as United were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Derby County on penalties on Tuesday night and afterwards the Portuguese coach confirmed the Frenchman, who has worn the armband three times this season, will no longer be considered for captaincy duties when Antonio Valencia is absent. Sources told ESPN FC that the news was delivered to Pogba and the rest of the players at…

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AFCON Qualifier 2019: Desabre Names Cranes’ 33 Man Squad For Lesotho

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The Uganda Cranes Head coach Sebastien Desabre has summoned a 33 man Squad for the AFCON Qualifier match between Uganda and Lesotho to be played on 13th October, 2018 at Mandel National Stadium, Namboole. The Squad has 16 foreign based players and the rest are stars from the Uganda Premier League with some coming from the National U-20 team. Local based players will start training on 5th October before the rest of the squad joins three days later for the residential camp ahead of the back to back ties against Lesotho to…

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Rajiv Ruparelia donates millions to PWDs at annual skills expo

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The Director Ruparelia group of companies has donated millions of shillings in cash and gifts to People with Disabilities at the Skills and Talent Expo 2018 that was organised by the Rena community Development Association. The executive director of the Rena community development association, Mr Twaha Katende, who was also the chairman of the organising committee of the event, said the expo was aimed at finding a solution to the problems faced by PWDs. “We can only achieve this by giving out all that we can to make their lives better,”…

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She Cranes Beats Zimbabwe To Win Second Consecutive African Championship

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Uganda She Cranes have won the 2018 Africa Netball Championship. She Cranes defeated Zimbabwe 66-51 at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia to claim their second successive continental title unbeaten. The two sides went into the game unbeaten, with the winner to be crowned African champions. The win means that the She Cranes will into next year’s World cup in Liverpool-England as African champions.

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