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DSTV PREMIERSHIP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS BEAT CHIEFS TO MOVE ON TOP OF DSTV PREMIERSHIP TABLE

DSTV PREMIERSHIP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS BEAT CHIEFS TO MOVE ON TOP OF DSTV PREMIERSHIP TABLE

FIFA, Football, Sports
Mamelodi Sundowns stole the show ahead of their Sunday afternoon opponents (2-0) at Loftus Versfeld Stadium to go on top of the Dstv Premiership table. It took just seven minutes for the Brazilians to break the deadlock as Grant Kekana put the home side ahead as he converted an assist from Lyle Lakay into the back of the net. Despite Amakhosi’s struggles to come back to the scoresheet, the scoreline remained unchanged until the referee whistled the half-time. Read more : Sundowns vs Chiefs – Confirmed line-ups Masandawana did not change their ambitions, rather they increased them and scored a second goal thanks to their talisman Peter Shalulile in the 63rd minute. Kaizer Chiefs had the opportunity to reduce the scoring, but South African midfielder Lebogang Manyama mis...
EGYPTIAN PLAYERS ABROAD EGYPT INTERNATIONAL MOHAMED SALAH ASKING HUGE SALARY FROM LIVERPOOL

EGYPTIAN PLAYERS ABROAD EGYPT INTERNATIONAL MOHAMED SALAH ASKING HUGE SALARY FROM LIVERPOOL

Egypt, EPL, FIFA, Football, Liverpool, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports
Liverpool have expressed their interest in signing Mohamed Salah to a new deal with his current contract to run its course in June 2023. And according to reports, the Egypt international wants half a million pounds a week to extend his stay. The Reds have already signed Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker and Jordan Henderson to new contracts. And they are now aiming to do the same with Salah. Also Read : JURGEN KLOPP OPENS UP ON MOHAMED SALAH’S CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH LIVERPOOL Liverpool have been in talks with Salah’s representatives for the past few months. But there seems to be a huge gap between what the Reds are prepared to pay and the 29-year-old’s demands. At £500,000-a-week, Salah would become the club’s...
Kenya Harambee Stars 0-0 Uganda Cranes | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers – Group E

Kenya Harambee Stars 0-0 Uganda Cranes | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers – Group E

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, KENYA, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports, UGANDA
Uganda Cranes kicked off FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign with an away point off the Kenya Harambee Stars during group E at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi. The two countries huffed and puffed throughout the 90 minutes of the well contested game played under closed doors because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Uganda Cranes started the game on a low tone with an untimely injury to defender Halid Lwaliwa after just five minutes into the game. Express Football Club captain Enock Walusimbi was introduced at the heart of defence. Action during the game in the opening half The visitors had the inaugural attempt on target in the 20th minute from midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga in his first ever start for the national senior team. Three minutes later, Joseph Ochaya shot off targ...
QATAR 2022 LIBYA COME FROM BEHIND TO STUN GABON 2-1

QATAR 2022 LIBYA COME FROM BEHIND TO STUN GABON 2-1

FIFA, Football, Gabon, LIBYA, Sports, World Cup
Libya came from behind to beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-led Gabon 2-1 at Benina Martyrs Stadium in Benghazi on Wednesday evening. Sanad EL Warfali scored the later winner four minutes into injury time as Libya won maximum points in Group F . Bigoyo Poko had put the visitors ahead after 11 minutes into the match. However Libya responded through Ali Salama’s 28th minute goal from a header. The hosts finally snatched the victory when they scored through Warfali after a counter attack to give the Mediterranean Knights maximum points. Libya underwent camp training in Turkey to fine-tune for the match under the tutelage of Spanish coach Javier Clemente. After today’s game, Libya will travel to Angola for the second match of the group on Tuesday. Ahead of the match, Ga...
Ugandan Players Abroad: Opondo Strikes Late In Odense Stalemate, Nalukenge, Luwagga Set For Debuts

Ugandan Players Abroad: Opondo Strikes Late In Odense Stalemate, Nalukenge, Luwagga Set For Debuts

Denmark, Egypt, FIFA, Football, FUFA, GERMAN, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports, Sweden, USA
It was yet again another weekend full of action of a number of Ugandan female and male footballers in the diaspora over the weekend with more to play on Monday and Tuesday. 102.1 Fm’s Ronald Lusulire who also presents Tugukyangangira Bunayira (A program dedicated for Ugandan foreign based players) every Tuesday Night from 10pm-12Midnight kept close tabs on them to find out who was in and who was out. Denmark Moses Opondo celebrates with teammates after netting the equalizer. Midfielder Moses Opondo came on in the 78th minute for Sabbi and levelled matters late in the 90th minute off a Frokjaer assist as his Odense FC drew 2-2 at Aarhus in the Premier League. Robert Kakeeto wasn’t in the match day squad as his Aalborg FC side beat Nordsjaelland 2-1 at home. Czech Republic...
Vipers SC unveil Brazilian Roberto Oliviero as new head coach

Vipers SC unveil Brazilian Roberto Oliviero as new head coach

FIFA, Football, Vipers SC
Robertinho: Am an attack-minded coach Vipers Sports Club have ended speculation by appointing Roberto Oliviera aka Robertinho the new head coach. He replaces Fred Kajoba, who left the club towards the close of last season. Oliviera was unveiled by club President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa before a packed press conference at St Mary’s Kitende Stadium press room. Mulindwa revealed that Olivieira had been selected from 84 applicants, and that his CV was the most compelling of all. “It was a very rigorous process and we are very happy with the selection we made,” Mulindwa noted. “He is a Brazilian with a winning mentality but beyond that, his understanding of the game is precisely where Vipers want to be and we will offer him all the support we can to make Vipers the number ...
Diallo will leave Man Utd on loan – Solskjaer

Diallo will leave Man Utd on loan – Solskjaer

FIFA, Football, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Sports
The winger has made just eight appearances for the Red Devils since joining from Atalanta in January Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Amad Diallo will be sent out on loan for the rest of the season.fi The 19-year-old joined the Premier League side from Atalanta in January but has made just eight senior appearances in all competitions. Diallo has not been part of the United squad for either of their top-flight matches so far this season and Solskjaer says he will get first-team experience elsewhere.
MOYALE CONDEMN NYASA BIG BULLETS TO THIRD CONSECUTIVE DEFEAT

MOYALE CONDEMN NYASA BIG BULLETS TO THIRD CONSECUTIVE DEFEAT

AFRICA, FIFA, Football, Sports, TNM Super League summit
Defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets wasted a chance to go five points clear at the TNM Super League summit after losing 1-0 to Moyale Barracks FC on Saturday afternoon. Llyod Njaliwa scored Moyale’s lone goal of the second-round match at Mzuzu Stadium in the Northern Region to condemn Bullets to third their consecutive defeat in all competitions within a week. Bullets went into the match while smarting from a 1-0 loss to Uganda champions Express FC in the Cecafa Kagame Cup final played in Tanzania last weekend. On return home, Bullets then lost 4-2 on post-match penalties to Silver Strikers in the FDH Cup quarterfinal match played in Lilongwe on Wednesday. Moyale compounded the problem for Bullets after beating them on Saturday. The defending champions remain top on 48 po...
Ghana Black Stars legend Asamoah Gyan has landed in Cameroon on Sunday evening as he is set to take part into AFCON 2021 Draw in Cameroon.

Ghana Black Stars legend Asamoah Gyan has landed in Cameroon on Sunday evening as he is set to take part into AFCON 2021 Draw in Cameroon.

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The draw itself will take place on Tuesday, August 17 with all the 24 qualified nations to be drawn in groups. Asamoah Gyan who is scored in six Africa Cup of Nations out of seven participation has been invited as a guest star by Confederation of African Football (CAF). Read more : AFCON 2021 Draw procedure and match schedule Gyan who is Black Stars’ all-time top scorer with 51 goals and most capped player (109 appearances) has been spotted alongside Ivory Coast legend and former Elephants centre-back Didier Zokora. The competition itself will start from January 9 February 6 2021 with five cities namely Douala, Yaoundé, Bafoussam, Garoua and Limbe hosting the tournament. Source: Black Stars legend Asamoah Gyan arrives Cameroon ahead of AFCON 2021 draw (africatopspor...
Antonio matches West Ham record in comeback win

Antonio matches West Ham record in comeback win

ENGLAND, EPL, FIFA, FIFA, Football, West Ham
All Pictures:Getty Images. Story by EPL Michail Antonio scored one and assisted another as he became West Ham United’s joint-leading Premier League goalscorer in their 4-2 comeback victory at Newcastle United.  The striker matched Paolo Di Canio's record total of 47 PL goals for the club to seal a fightback from 2-1 down. Callum Wilson’s ninth goal in 11 league matches against West Ham put Newcastle ahead on five minutes. He headed in from Allan Saint-Maximin’s cross following some dazzling trickery by the winger. West Ham levelled on 18 minutes when Aaron Cresswell’s low strike squirmed in across a crowded penalty area. Newcastle retook the lead before half-time with Jacob Murphy's header from a Matt Ritchie cross. Said Benrahma headed the Hammers' secon...
Didier Drogba resigns as AFI vice-president

Didier Drogba resigns as AFI vice-president

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, Ivory Coast
Didier Drogba has resigned as the vice-president of the Ivory Coast Footballers Association (AFI). He announced his decision in a letter posted on social media, in which he claimed the organisation has shown a “flagrant lack of coherence”. Drogba has been at odds with the AFI ever since they refused to back him in his bid to become the president of his country’s FA last year. The International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) sided with Drogba in that dispute and has placed the AFI under indefinite suspension. Didier Drogba has resigned as the vice-president of the Ivory Coast Footballers Association (AFI). He announced his decision in a letter posted on social media, in which he claimed the organisation has shown a “flagrant lack of coherence”. ...
Meanwhile, Messi has opted to go with number 30 on the back of his jersey, the same number he used in his breakout season at Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Messi has opted to go with number 30 on the back of his jersey, the same number he used in his breakout season at Barcelona.

FIFA, Football, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, PSG, WORLD
By Emmanuel Okogba Paris Saint-Germain have officially announced the signing of Argentine forward, Lionel Messi on a two-year deal as a free agent for £25m. Messi’s move to Paris was confirmed on Tuesday after he agreed terms with the Ligue 1 giants. Barcelona’s removal of Messi’s mural from the Camp Nou sealed it. Announcing the 34-year-old’s arrival, PSG wrote, “Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the signing of Leo Messi on a two-year contract with an option of a third year.” There are reports that teammate, Neymar who wears the number 10 offered it to Messi but he turned down the gesture. Source: PSG unveil Lionel Messi as he opts for jersey number 30 (vanguardngr.com)
Press Release – MTN Uganda to Award the Best SUPL Football Club, Players, Coaches as chosen by the fans.

Press Release – MTN Uganda to Award the Best SUPL Football Club, Players, Coaches as chosen by the fans.

Business, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, MTN, South Africa, Sports, UGANDA
Dubbed the MTN SUPL Fans Awards, the initiative follows the completion of the 2020-2021 SUPL season that involved fans voting for their best performing players, coaches, and clubs, The awards follow the successful five-months online engagement spearheaded by MTN to keep the football passion alive amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. The awards are in favour of the club and personalities solely chosen by the SUPL football fans. Up to three fans with the highest online engagements shall also win cash. Fans can vote (from the monthly winners’ shortlist) for their favourite footballer, coach, and club on the MTN website sports.mtn.co.ug/fansawards and via the Sanyuka TV Facebook page. Thursday, 21st July 2021: Kampala- Uganda; MTN Uganda, the number one supporter of football in Uganda an...
England penalty: Arsene Wenger says ‘VAR let the referee down’ in Denmark’s Euro 2020 exit

England penalty: Arsene Wenger says ‘VAR let the referee down’ in Denmark’s Euro 2020 exit

ENGLAND, EURO 2020, FIFA, Football, Sports, UEFA
England have booked themselves a place in the final of Euro 2020. England 2-1 Denmark (AET) The Three Lions reached their first major final since the 1966 World Cup with a dramatic win over Denmark, which went all the way to extra-time at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night.+ Mikkel Damsgaard fired Denmark into a shock first-half lead with a stunning free-kick, but England hit back before the break when Bukayo Saka's cross forced an own goal from Simon Kjaer. In the end, the semi-final was settled in the first-half of the additional 30 minutes as England won what has proven to be a controversial penalty. England vs Denmark match reaction (Football Terrace) https://www.youtube.com/embed/t-pBF1HM7mU England's controversial penalty Harry Kane saw the eventual spo...
FIFA celebrates Nigeria’s greatest Afcon hero

FIFA celebrates Nigeria’s greatest Afcon hero

FIFA, Football, HISTORY, LEGENDS, Nigeria, Sports
The world governing body recognised one of Nigeria’s finest ever football stars three decades after he departed this realm The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA, has celebrated late Green Eagles midfielder Mudashiru Babatunde “Muda” Lawal on the 30th anniversary of his demise. The world football governing body took to their official Twitter account to recognise the contribution of one of Nigeria’s greatest ever players, who died on July 6, 1991. Writing on the social media microblogging platform, FIFA said: “Muda Lawal inspired Nigeria to their 1st AFCON title in 1980 and was the 1st player to appear in 5 successive editions of the competition. “30 years ago today, the Super Eagles legend passed away, aged 37.” https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/sta...
Lionel Messi’s Argentina heavy favorite vs Ecuador in Copa quarters

Lionel Messi’s Argentina heavy favorite vs Ecuador in Copa quarters

Argentina, COPA AMERICA, Ecuador, FIFA, Football, Sports
Ecuador has yet to win a match after three draws and a loss, but Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has “maximum respect” for the team coached by his countryman Gustavo Alfaro Argentina has Lionel Messi, history and form going for it heading into its Copa America quarterfinal against Ecuador on July 3. Ecuador has yet to win a match after three draws and a loss, but Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has “maximum respect” for the team coached by his countryman Gustavo Alfaro. “Ecuador is a dynamic, quick team, which could it make it hard for anyone. They have interesting players,” Scaloni said. Argentina topped its group with three wins and one draw, and Messi in great shape. The captain scored three goals in the four games while setting a record for most Argentina caps. Messi,...
Tartan Army out in force ahead of Scotland vs England match

Tartan Army out in force ahead of Scotland vs England match

ENGLAND, EURO 2020, EUROPE, FIFA, Football, GAMES, SCOTLAND, Sports
The showdown with the Auld Enemy will kick-off at Wembley Stadium at 8pm on Friday night. Tartan Army: Scotland will take on England on Friday night. The Tartan Army is out in force ahead of Scotland’s crunch Euro 2020 tie against England. The showdown with the Auld Enemy will kick-off at Wembley Stadium at 8pm on Friday night. Euro 2020 is the first major tournament the national men’s team have qualified for in more than two decades. The Tartan Army is out in force ahead of Scotland’s crunch Euro 2020 tie against England. The showdown with the Auld Enemy will kick-off at Wembley Stadium at 8pm on Friday night. Euro 2020 is the first major tournament the national men’s team have qualified for in more than two decades. The Tartan Army is out in force ahead of Scotla...
Copa America: Argentina held by Chile despite Messi’s brilliance

Copa America: Argentina held by Chile despite Messi’s brilliance

Argentina, Chile, COPA AMERICA, FIFA, Football, SOUTH AMERICA, Sports
Argentinian playmaker frustrated after 1-1 draw with Chile; Paraguay go top of group A following victory over Bolivia. Messi, who turns 34 this month, said ahead of opening game that winning with his national team is 'the biggest dream' of his decorated career [Ricardo Moraes/Reuters] Lionel Messi scored a brilliant free-kick but that was not enough to earn three points for Argentina who were held 1-1 by Chile in their Copa America opener on Monday evening. Before the game at Rio de Janeiro’s Nilton Santos Stadium started, fans were stunned by a touching tribute to Argentina football legend Diego Maradona, who died in November aged 60.Messi, who turns 34 this month, said ahead of the game that winning with his national team is “the biggest dream” of his decorated career, despite ...