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Bayern Munich Resume Training But Hugs, Handshakes Are Banned

  Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich resumed training Monday for the first time since the German league was suspended due to coronavirus but the players were put through their paces in small groups and maintained social distancing measures. Keeping at least 1.5 metres from each other, players including captain Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller …

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Premier League players’ ‘backs against wall’ over coronavirus, says Rose

Newcastle defender Danny Rose is willing to contribute a portion of his wages to those fighting the coronavirus outbreak but says Premier League players feel their “backs are against the wall”. Top-flight stars have come under increasing pressure to take pay cuts from government officials after a number of clubs said they would use public …

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New Barca coach eyes Osimhen, others

SUPER Eagles and Lille of France striker Victor Osimhen’s chances of joining Spanish giants Barcelona may have suffered a setback as new Barcelona boss Quique Setien has kept mute over the possibility of signing a new striker this month. Setien was officially unveiled as Ernesto Valverde’s successor yesterday after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal at Camp …

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Sadio Mane emerges as Africa’s best player of the year

Saido Mane was on Tuesday crowned the 2019 CAF Player of The Year ahead of Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Riyad Mahrez (Algeria), Sports Extra reports. The 2019 CAF Awards ceremony was held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt, with top football dignitaries in attendance. Mane, who had been a finalist in the previous …

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Mane, Salah, Mahrez battle for CAF’s best player award of the year

   It’s been 20 years since a Nigerian player won the CAF Player Of The Year Award and the wait will continue when the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony holds at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday (tonight), Sports Extra reports. Nwankwo Kanu was the last recipient of the award in 1999, beating Ghanaian …

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Enyimba International FC sacks Coach Abd’Allah

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Monday said it has relieved team head coach/Technical Adviser, Usman Abd’Allah, of his job with the club. Felix Anyansi-Agwu, the club’s chairman, said in a statement that after a string of disappointing results the club believes it must set a new course. “The club has to regain its …

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Ibrahimovic’s statue vandalised in his hometown malmo

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue in his hometown of Malmo was vandalised overnight Saturday, Swedish police reported. The statue has been the target of numerous attacks since the Swedish footballer invested in Stockholm-based Hammarby, angering supporters of Malmo FF, the club where he began his professional career. In November, a day after his investment in Hammarby, Ibrahimovic …

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FIFA bans former Panama federation president for life

World football ruling body, FIFA, has banned the former president of Panamanian football federation, Ariel Alvarado, for life on Thursday after finding him guilty of bribery. FIFA also fined him 500,000 Swiss francs (390,821.19 pounds). Alvarado was investigated in relation to matches organised by the Panamanian Football Association. The investigation was also related to contracts …

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