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Sir Alex Ferguson Advice For Manchester United Players On Coaching Future

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Sir Alex Ferguson believes that modern players are not sufficiently prepared to take on management jobs when they retire. The former Manchester United boss won 13 Premier League titles, two European Cups and five FA Cups during close to three decades at Old Trafford. But few of those who played for him...

CAF President Steps Down As VP Of The Madagascar Senate

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Newly elected Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad Ahmad has stepped down as vice president of the Madagascar Senate. Ahmad, who is also the Madagascar Football Federation (MFF) boss, tendered his resignation on Monday at 4.45pm local time to vacate the office he has occupied since February 2016. The 57-year-old former...

Messi, Iniesta Will Sign New Deals - Barcelona Sporting Director

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Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez is confident Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta will sign contract extensions. Messi's current contract expires in 2018, having last signed an extension in the summer of 2014, while Iniesta's deal also runs out at the end of next season. "Messi will renew, as I've always said," Fernandez told Cadena...

FIFA Bans Ghanaian Referee For Life For 'Match Manipulation'

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Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls "match manipulation". The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November. He penalised Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays showed the ball hit...

Manchester United Midfielder Paul Pogba Out With Injury

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will miss Sunday’s Premier League match at Middlesbrough’ with a hamstring injury. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the France international pulled up in the second half of United’s Europa League win over FC Rostov on Thursday and had to be replaced by Marouane Fellaini. The...

Boboye, Ajiboye Handed NPFL Bans

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Plateau United duo Dele Ajiboye and Kennedy Boboye were on Thursday given suspensions from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The two men were given bans from the Nigeria top flight by the League Management Company following their roles in an altercation that occurred during a league game at 3SC on...

Ahmad Ahmad Elected As New CAF President

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Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar has been elected as the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).  Ahmad got 34 votes against Issa Hayatou’s who got 20 votes. The election was held in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Ahmad is the president of the Madagascar Football Federation while Hayatou has been CAF...

British Olympian Fronts Appeal For Starvation In East Africa

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British Olympic champion Mo Farah is supporting a charity appeal, launched on Wednesday, for 16 million people facing starvation in East Africa, including Somalia where he was born. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), an alliance of 13 leading British aid agencies, are raising funds for South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia,...

Romelu Lukaku Tells Everton He Will Not Sign New Deal

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Romelu Lukaku has told Everton he will not sign their latest contract offer but talks will continue, Sky sources understand. Everton were willing to make the Belgium international, who has just over two years remaining on his current deal, their highest-paid player on a deal worth £100,000 per week. Last month the...

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Retains 41st Position

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The Super Eagles remained unmoved at the 41st position in the FIFA World ranking for the month of March. The ranking table was published on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday. The FIFA ranking also kept the Super Eagles as the 7th team in Africa behind Egypt, Senegal,...

Luis Enrique: Barcelona Boss To Step Down At End Of Season

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Barcelona boss, Luis Enrique, will step down at the end of the season, saying he needs to "rest". The 46-year-old, in his third season in charge of Barca, was speaking after their 6-1 win over Sporting Gijon. He won the Champions League as part of the treble in his first year and...

Ambode: We Are Set To Take Over National Stadium Lagos

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has indicated his government’s readiness to take over the management of the National Stadium in Surulere.  Mr Ambode made this known in Lagos on Wednesday during an inspection tour of the facility, in company of the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung. The governor said his decision was...

South Africa Considers Dropping 2022 Commonwealth Games Hosting Due To Financial Constraints

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Durban may be unable to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games because of financial constraints, South Africa's sports minister has said. "We gave it our best shot but we can't go beyond. If the country says we don't have this money, we can't," Reuters quoted Fikile Mbalula as saying. He said a final...

Ex-FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke Challenges 10-Year Ban

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The former right-hand man of ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter has appealed against his 10-year ban from football. Jerome Valcke, who was secretary general of the sport's world governing body, was banned last year for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from World Cup ticket sales. The Frenchman, 56, has now asked the...

Victor Moses Relishing London Stadium Return As Chelsea Eye Revenge Mission Against West Ham

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Chelsea wing back, Victor Moses, will temporarily cast aside the fond memories of his time at West Ham United when the London rivals meet in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Monday. Moses, who has made 25 league appearances for leaders Chelsea this season, spent last season on loan...

Dalung To Meet NFF Over CAF Elections

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The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has called for an emergency meeting with the executive board members of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), on Tuesday in Abuja. This follows the controversy surrounding the elections into the Confederation of African Football (CAF), scheduled to hold on March 16, in Addis Ababa,...

Leicester City Sacks Manager, Claudio Ranieri

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Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri, has been sacked, nine months after leading them to the Premier League Title. The Foxes are one point above the relegation zone with 13 matches left. His remarkable achievement with a squad worth £55million saw him named as FIFA coach of the year. But the Italian was unable...

Mourinho Unhappy With Timing Of Chelsea FA Cup Showdown

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Jose Mourinho's delight at Manchester United's progress to the last 16 of the Europa League has been tempered by the timing of their FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea, with the manager criticising the tie being scheduled for a Monday. United, who beat St Etienne 1-0 on Wednesday to progress 4-0 on...

FA Cup: Wayne Shaw's Pie Resignation 'A Nightmare' Says Sutton Boss, Paul Doswell

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Sutton United's FA Cup fairytale turned into a "nightmare" with the resignation of goalkeeper Wayne Shaw on Tuesday, says manager Paul Doswell. Shaw, 45, was seen to eat a pie on the bench during Monday's FA Cup loss to Arsenal, after a bookmaker offered odds of 8-1 that he would do...

Giggs Discusses Man United’s Chances Of Signing Bale

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Ryan Giggs does not believe Manchester United or any other Premier League side will tempt Gareth Bale to return to England any time soon. Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in summer 2013 for a then-world record £86million. The Welshman has won two Champions League trophies, a Copa del Rey, a UEFA...


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