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Senegal’s Tacko Fall set to be NBA’s tallest player

Senegal’s Tacko Fall, will become the tallest basketball player in the United States’ NBA, should he make the Boston Celtics’ 15-man roster for the upcoming season. The 23-year old center is 7ft 5in, which is just two and half inches shy of retired Romanian player Gheorghe Mureșan, the league’s tallest ever player. Fall was signed by […]

Sierra Leone captain could quit after attack on home

Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura says he is considering his international future after angry supporters vandalised his house in Freetown. The attack happened after the 31-year-old had a crucial stoppage-time penalty saved in a World Cup qualifier against Liberia last month. “I’m surprised and shocked at the fans’ behaviour to go to my house and

Zambia cancels South Africa friendly over xenophobic attacks

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has called off the country’s friendly soccer international against South Africa in Lusaka on Saturday after riots in Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria left at least five people dead. South African police arrested more than 80 people and confirmed the five deaths as violence intensified on Tuesday, spreading to […]

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 […]
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