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AFCON 2019 third-place: Nigeria beats Tunisia to win bronze

Odion Ighalo scored the only goal as Nigeria beat Tunisia in the third-place play-off at the Africa Cup of Nations. Ighalo, the tournament’s top scorer with five goals, tapped in after keeper Moez Ben Cherifia deflected the ball off his own defender Yassine Meriah. In a slow-paced game between the two losing semi-finalists in Cairo, […]

Confederation of African Football: President Ahmad questioned in France

Fifa has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football President Ahmad is being questioned by authorities in France. A statement from football’s world governing body says it is “in relation to allegations related to his mandate while President of Caf.” It added that “Fifa is unaware of the details surrounding this investigation and is

African Champions League final was abandoned after VRA row

Caf Champions League: Esperance awarded win after Wydad VAR controversy The African Champions League final was abandoned due to a row over the Video Assisted Referee (VAR) system. Play was halted for over an hour after Wydad Casablanca refused to play when VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser. VAR had been set up […]

FOOTBALL: Neymar accused of sexual assault in Paris

The Brazilian football star, Neymar, has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Paris. According to a police report filed in São Paulo, the woman alleges that the attack took place in a hotel in the city where Neymar plays for Paris St-Germain (PSG). There has been no response to the allegations from the […]

José Mourinho rejects Benfica manager job

Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager José Mourinho is reported to have rejected an opportunity to return to Benfica to become the club’s new manager. Britain’s Sky News reports that Mourinho said he feels it is too early to return to the Portuguese football at this stage of his career. According to the report, Mourinho […]

UK: Solskjaer named Man Utd caretaker manager until end of season

Manchester United have named former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season, a day after sacking Jose Mourinho. Solskjaer spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final. The 45-year-old takes over with United sixth in the Premier League. “Manchester United is […]
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