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Sanchez reveals how he wanted to leave Man Utd and return to Arsenal after his first training session

Sanchez reveals how he wanted to leave Man Utd and return to Arsenal after his first training session

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Alexis Sanchez has admitted he wanted to leave Manchester United and return to Arsenal after his very first training session with the Red Devils.  The former Barcelona attacker left the Emirates for Old Trafford in January 2018 but struggled to impress across two seasons before being sent to Inter on loan last year.  In Serie A across the 2019-20 campaign, Sanchez showed glimpses of his former self and secured a permanent move to Milan in August.  Reflecting on his time in Manchester via a video posted on his Instagram, the 31-year-old claims he knew very quickly he wasn't going to enjoy his time with the club and hit out at the club's lack of unity during his time there.  "After the...
SPORTS: Premier League 2020-21 fixtures announced, Liverpool to face Leeds in opening games

SPORTS: Premier League 2020-21 fixtures announced, Liverpool to face Leeds in opening games

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Leeds face the toughest possible start to their first Premier League campaign in 16 years Champions Liverpool will face Championship winners Leeds United in the standout opening weekend game of the 2020-21 Premier League season. Championship play-off winners Fulham will host Arsenal, while West Bromwich Albion, the third promoted side, are at home to Leicester City. The opening round of fixtures will take place on the weekend of 12 September. However, Manchester City v Aston Villa and Burnley v Manchester United will be rearranged. Those two games will not be played on the opening weekend to give City and United 30 days since their defeats in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the Europa League respectively. Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wa...
SOCCER: Man City to face Lyon tonight in the Champions League semis

SOCCER: Man City to face Lyon tonight in the Champions League semis

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Man City vs Olympique LyonEstadio Jose Avalade, LisbonSaturday, 15-08-2020 @10pmRef: Danny Makkelie (Holland) Man City and Lyon will square off in the final UEFA champions league quarter final on Saturday night. With PSG, RB Leipzig and Bayern taking up the first three semi final spots, Saturday will decide the other team completing this season’s final four. The group stage was a walk in the park for City, who went undefeated, scoring 16 goals and conceding just four. However, they were paired up against the kings of the competition – Real Madrid in the Round of 16. They were not to be stopped, though, as they scored four past them over two legs, conceding two thanks to a tactical masterclass from Pep Guardiola. For Lyon, they were handed a relatively tighter group, led by ...
SPORTS: Arsenal FC latest news for today

SPORTS: Arsenal FC latest news for today

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Gabriel Magalhães’ sister started following Arsenal on Instagram & it’s all over social media within 10 minutes. Arsenal have the best fan base in the world. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.  @Arsenal Sporting Lisbon have rejected a £28.9m offer from Arsenal for winger Joelson Fernandes. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.  @Arsenal Two clubs from the Premier League & one from the Bundesliga are understood to be preparing bids for Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.  @Arsenal Willian has undergone his Arsenal medical. [The Standard] View pictures in App save up to 80% data.  @Arsenal After being one of Unai Emery’s favorites for over a year, Guendouzi was given a bit of a real...
SPORTS: URA FC signs former KCCA midfielder

SPORTS: URA FC signs former KCCA midfielder

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NAKAWA – URA FC are off and running in the 2020 summer transfer window. Despite being linked to a host of players, the Tax Collectors have had to wait until August 11, to complete their first signing. The player in question is attacking midfielder Jackson Nunda. Nunda joins the Tax Collectors as a free agent after his contract with KCCA FC expired at the end of June. The left-footed playmaker is believed o have signed a three year deal at Sam Simbwa’s side and will play for them until-at least 2023. Nunda claims he joined the Tax Collectors because of their ambitions and expects to fight for a starting role in the team as they try to win trophies. “I chose URA because it’s an ambitious team and I love the competitiveness in the club. Noted Nunda. “Of course, I don’t e...
SPORTS: Manchester United to face FC Copenhagen in  Europa League semis

SPORTS: Manchester United to face FC Copenhagen in Europa League semis

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Europa League Quarter FinalMan United vs FC CopenhagenRhein Energie Stadion, KolnMonday, 10-08-2020 @10pm The quarter finals of the European competitions begin on Monday, with the unique, one-off UEFA Europa League tournament taking place in Germany. Manchester United will return to action on Monday, as they take on FC Copenhagen at the RheinEnergieStadion, with a place in the semi-finals on the line. United have turned their season around in 2020, reaching the semi-finals of both the domestic cup competitions before finishing in the top four in the Premier League to qualify for the Champions League. In the Europa League, the Red Devils have been clinical, comfortably going past every stage so far, beating LASK 7-1 on aggregate in the Round of 16. Copenhagen, on the other h...
SPORTS: Chelsea in mission-impossible task away to Bayern

SPORTS: Chelsea in mission-impossible task away to Bayern

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Bayern Munich vs Chelsea (Agg: 3-0)Allianz Arena, MunichSaturday, 08-08-2020 @10pmRef: Ovidiu Hategan (Romania) Chelsea travel to Germany to take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg, with the herculean task of turning a 3-0 deficit around if they are to secure an unlikely berth in the quarter-final. A tetchy Blues back line was taken to the cleaners when the two teams met last time out, as a brace from Serge Gnabry followed by a 76th minute strike from Robert Lewandowski summed up a captivating a 3-0 win for Bayern. The German champions, owing to the form they’ve maintained since Hansi Flick’s arrival, already have one foot inside the quarter-final. While Bayern have their batteries recharged after over a month’s break from their DFB-Pokal triumph, ...
SPORTS:  Ronaldo blow in golden shoe hunt

SPORTS: Ronaldo blow in golden shoe hunt

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Cristiano Ronaldo's hopes of finishing as Europe's top scorer were dealt a blow as he failed to score as champions Juventus were beaten by Cagliari. Ronaldo has scored an incredible 31 Serie A goals this season but found himself frustrated on Wednesday night. Luca Gagliano's close-range finish and Giovanni Simeone's powerful drive secured the win for the hosts. Ronaldo trails Lazio striker Ciro Immobile by four goals in the battle for Europe's Golden Shoe. Immobile scored his 35th goal of the season as Lazio beat Brescia 2-0 on Wednesday. With one game of the Serie A season remaining, Immobile is the outright leading scorer in Europe as his latest strike moved him ahead of Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, who finished the Bundesliga season with 34 goals. Immobile is a...
Premier League: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp named LMA manager of the year after historic season

Premier League: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp named LMA manager of the year after historic season

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Jurgen Klopp has been named the League Managers' Association (LMA) manager of the year on Monday. Klopp was presented with the Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy after being voted for by the full LMA membership. After being presented with the trophy, Klopp said it feels extra special to win the award since he was voted for by his fellow managers. Klopp further said that everything that Liverpool accomplished this year could not have been done without the "superb input" of coaching staff. "They make us a really special bunch of football brains. I love to work with my coaches, my players and everyone at LFC and, of course, I am thankful for the support from all our wonderful Liverpool fans,” Klopp said. Liverpool FC tweeted a video of Klopp where he said, "I have to say ‘th...
SPORTS: Who stayed and Who is out as the English Premier League Season comes to an end.

SPORTS: Who stayed and Who is out as the English Premier League Season comes to an end.

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Chelsea confirmed they will play in the lucrative Champions League next season after a 2-0 over Wolves meant they finished fourth. Manchester United joins them in European football’s premier competition after winning 2-0 at Leicester City, who finish fifth, despite spending much of the season in the top four. Leicester will play in next season’s Europa League along with Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves, who finished sixth and seventh respectively. Watford, Bournemouth and Norwich City lost the fight to retain their place at the top table and were relegated to the Championship on a dramatic final day of the season. The three relegated clubs will be replaced by three teams from the Championship. Leeds United were the first promoted team, followed by West Brom. They will be joined...
SOCCER: Denis Iguma set to join KCCA

SOCCER: Denis Iguma set to join KCCA

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Sources at the club reveal that Iguma who passed his medical at the club is said to have signed a two-year deal with the 13-time league champions. "He finalised with the medical and we believe everything will go smoothly. We are preparing a team that will be able to compete on the continent and local scene," stated club board member Ali Kasirye Nganda while speaking on Bukedde FM on Tuesday evening. The 26-year-old who can play both in defence and midfield arrives at a time when KCCA will be without its reliable defender John Revita for a chunk of the upcoming season due to a knee injury. Revita who underwent knee surgery few weeks back at CoRSU Hospital along Entebbe Road will need a lot of time to recover and that may be the reason why KCCA is working quickly to fill the void. ...
SOCCER:  Man United, Chelsea both at home as Arsenal travels away to Wolves on Saturday

SOCCER: Man United, Chelsea both at home as Arsenal travels away to Wolves on Saturday

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Norwich vs Brighton and Hove AlbionCarrow Road, NorfolkSaturday, 04-07-2020 @2:30pmRef: Scot Attwell Norwich have won seven of the past 10 meetings in all competitions, drawing one and losing two. Brighton’s 2-0 win in November’s return fixture was their first top-flight encounter since 1983. Norwich City defender Timm Klose is available after a one-match ban, but Moritz Leitner won’t play again this season because of a hernia problem. Grant Hanley, Christoph Zimmermann and Sam Byram are long-term absentees. Brighton will assess the fitness of defender Adam Webster, who missed Tuesday’s defeat by Manchester United with a hamstring injury. Davy Propper has overcome the minor calf issue that led to his substitution during that match. Norwich have lost five straight games in all ...
SOCCER: Why Barcelona captain Messi  is becoming increasingly fed up at the Nou Camp.

SOCCER: Why Barcelona captain Messi is becoming increasingly fed up at the Nou Camp.

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According to the Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, the Barcelona captain has broken off contract talks after finally running out of patience with the club because of the constant rumours and allegations that he is one of the prime reasons for unrest around the Nou Camp. Messi is disillusioned with any number of things emanating from his life at Barcelona at the moment. He is fed up of being accused of running the club, fed up of people saying he hires and fires the coaches, fed up of claims he chooses who should be signed and who should play and fed up with the general direction of the club and the huge mistakes they have made in the transfer market. Enough is enough and now he has, according to the the radio station's programme El Larguero, told the club he will be leaving at the e...
SOCCER: Liverpool have taken Man City’s Premier League title, now they want their records – Alan Shearer

SOCCER: Liverpool have taken Man City’s Premier League title, now they want their records – Alan Shearer

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There won't be any fans inside Etihad Stadium on Thursday, but I am still expecting it to be a very lively night. Manchester City will show Liverpool great respect with a guard of honour before the game, but it will hurt Pep Guardiola and his players to have to do it, and they will want to prove a point on the pitch afterwards. The level Liverpool are at might depend on how much partying they have done since becoming Premier League champions last week. They deserved those celebrations but they have had a few days to get them out of the way, and my guess is they will want to be at their very best again when they play City. This is a big game even without any silverware riding on it. Liverpool have already taken City's title, and now they want their records too - most points, bigge...
SPORTS: AFCON postponed to 2022.

SPORTS: AFCON postponed to 2022.

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The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has announced the postponement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON to January 2022 citing the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament had been scheduled to take place between January and February next year. The football governing body, however decided that the local version of the AFCON, the Championship of African Nations, CHAN, will take place in January 2021. It had originally been slated to be played in April this year. Both competitions will be hosted by Cameroon. In a March 2020 announcement suspending the 2020 CHAN, CAF Organizing after a meeting in Cameroon cited amongst others, the confinement of population in many countries, restrictions imposed on grouping of teams and officials and the closure of...
SPORTS: FUFA to get $ 300,000 COVID-19 relief fund from CAF

SPORTS: FUFA to get $ 300,000 COVID-19 relief fund from CAF

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Confederation of African Football Association (CAF) has confirmed to release financial aid to all the 54 member associations worth $ 300,000 each (1,118,514,300.00 Ugandan Shilling) as relief fund in the telling times of Coronavirus Pandemic. This was communicated on Tuesday, 30th June 2020 during a CAF Executive Committee conducted by video conference. This meeting was to discuss the future of African competitions and other related issues, in a context marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. CAF has allocated an additional USD 16.2 million to lighten the financial burden on Member Associations in a context marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Member Association will receive an amount of 300,000 USD This money is a big boost after FIFA also confirmed to released $1.5M per the 21...
SOCCER: Bundesliga transfer window adjusted by DFB board

SOCCER: Bundesliga transfer window adjusted by DFB board

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The DFB board has decided to make changes to the upcoming transfer window for licensed and contracted players. The background to the changes is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on football matches. "Because of the coronavirus crisis and the resulting shifts in seasons, national and international adjustments to the transfer windows are necessary, so that the previous period [1 July to 31 August 2020] had to be updated. We have now made this adjustment together with the DFL and in coordination with FIFA," said Peter Frymuth, DFB Vice President for Match Operations and Football Development. The result of the joint vote, also in conjunction with the DFL Presidium, is a split and extended transfer period. Accordingly, the transfer window will be open on 1 July 2020 for a single day (c...
SOCCER: Liverpool defender out for the rest of the season.

SOCCER: Liverpool defender out for the rest of the season.

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The Cameroonian centre-back has been limited to just eight league starts this term through injury and picked up his latest knock in the 0-0 draw with Everton earlier this month.  Matip sat out the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace last week and the 28-year-old believes his season is now over.  "This season I will be not back on the pitch but for next season, I hope I’m going to be quite early a direct help for the team," he told the official Liverpool website.  The Reds have nothing left to play for this season after they were confirmed Premier League champions last week on the back of Manchester City's 2-1 loss at Chelsea. 
SOCCER: Leicester’s home game with Crystal Palace could be postponed after the city was put back into lockdown.

SOCCER: Leicester’s home game with Crystal Palace could be postponed after the city was put back into lockdown.

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Leicester's game against Crystal Palace at the weekend could be postponed, according to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.  The city was confirmed as the UK's first area to be hit by a 'local lockdown' after a regional flare-up of coronavirus cases, with schools to be closed from tomorrow and the abandonment of national easing measures, set to be implemented on July 6. Leicester's King Power Stadium is just south of the city centre which is at the heart of the lockdown zone - along with nearby suburbs such as Birstall and Oadby - meaning games, including the Foxes' upcoming home fixture against Palace, are at risk of either being moved away or postponed. Leicester's game against Crystal Palace could be postponed, according to Richard Masters M...
SPORTS: Rio Ferdinand “very upset” with Man Utd keeper Dean Henderson after latest perfomance.

SPORTS: Rio Ferdinand “very upset” with Man Utd keeper Dean Henderson after latest perfomance.

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Rio Ferdinand says he would be "very upset" as a defender with Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson after Arsenal's last-gasp winner at the shot-stopper's loan club Sheffield United. Henderson - who has impressed for the Blades - was beaten at his near post by Dani Ceballos as the Gunners booked their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. It came after David McGoldrick thought he had forced extra-time by cancelling out Nicolas Pepe's opener from the penalty spot at Bramall Lane. There has been some talk Henderson could usurp David de Gea as United's No.1 next season following a string of errors by the Spaniard over the last couple of years. But Ferdinand was seemingly unimpressed by the England Under-21 international conceding the late goal. He told BT Sport: "I sp...