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‘Dembele as good as Maradona’

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Tottenham make the short journey across London to take on Crystal Palace on Sunday with manager Mauricio Pochettino comparing midfielder Mousa Dembele to Diego Maradona. “I have said before that he is a genius of football,” said the Spurs boss of the Belgium international. “I put him next to Ronaldinho, Maradona, (Jay-Jay) Okocha -– players that I was lucky to ...

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Salah credits manager Klopp for goal rush

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool’s top scorer Mohamed Salah has credited manager Jurgen Klopp’s tactics for his prolific form, saying a change in his playing position has helped him score more goals. Salah has netted 30 goals in 36 matches across all competitions in his debut season at Liverpool, and is the league’s second highest goalscorer with 22 goals to his name, one fewer ...

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Akwa in CAF Confederation Cup trouble

during the Ghana Premier League week day 8 between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko playing on the 19th March 2017 ©Christian Thompson/BackpagePix

Nigerian club Akwa United face a second humiliating CAF Confederation Cup preliminary-round exit unless they score at least twice away to Banjul Hawks in the Gambia this week. The west African teams meet on Wednesday with the unfancied Hawks holding a shock 2-1 lead from the first leg in southern Nigerian city Uyo this month. Muhammed Jallow and Lamin Charty ...

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Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case

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An anti-doping case has been opened against Russian medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). Krushelnitsky, who won Winter Olympic bronze with wife Anastasia Bryzgalova in the mixed doubles, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium. Cas opened a case against the 25-year-old following a request from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). A hearing date ...

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Mourinho denies rift with Pogba

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed media speculation of a rift with Paul Pogba as a “big lie” and said that the midfielder was well aware of the need to improve after below-par displays in the last few weeks. The France international, 24, was substituted in the 2-0 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and started the next game ...

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Mourinho denies rift with Pogba

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed media speculation of a rift with Paul Pogba as a “big lie” and said that the midfielder was well aware of the need to improve after below-par displays in the last few weeks. The France international, 24, was substituted in the 2-0 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and started the next game ...

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Mourinho denies rift with Pogba

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed media speculation of a rift with Paul Pogba as a “big lie” and said that the midfielder was well aware of the need to improve after below-par displays in the last few weeks. The France international, 24, was substituted in the 2-0 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and started the next game ...

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Chelsea target top-four finish – Hazard

Chelsea's Eden Hazard
during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, London, England on 05 Nov  2017. 

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Chelsea must strive to finish in the Premier League’s top four and secure Champions League football for next season, playmaker Eden Hazard has said as the London outfit got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday. The champions have failed to replicate last season’s dominance, winning just three of their last 11 matches ...

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FAZ announces super league kick off

Zambia Vs. Guinea game

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has announced that the 2018 Super League season will kickoff on FAZ Communications Manager Desmond Katongo says as per tradition, the season opening will be preceded by the Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu Charity Shield semi-final clashes that will kick off on 3rd March, 2018 with the final slated for 10th March 2018 at Nkoloma stadium. ...

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PSG tie set to define Real Madrid season – Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Real Madrid’s season is now effectively all about their looming Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain as the Spanish giants trail off the pace in La Liga. “The tie…is one that could define the whole season,” the Portuguese forward told Real’s website after picking up a prize for best player in the world last season ...

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