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Nkana promotes juniors to first team

Nkana promotes juniors to first team

Nkana have promoted two players from their junior team that coach Zeddy Saileti has added to his side’s eight-day pre-season camp away in Livingstone. The duo is goalkeeper William Mtonga and midfielder Golden Mulowa, travelled with the record 12-time Zambian champions on Sunday. Mtonga and Mulowa are some of the six new faces on the 29-member teams’ trip to Zambia’s ...

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Zanaco not feeling the pressure

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Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba, insists they are not under pressure to emulate Zesco United’s success in the 2016 Caf Champions League. Zanaco toiled to the pre-group stage of the 2017 Champions League after beating APR of Rwanda 1-0 away on Saturday, to advance from the preliminary round by the same aggregate score line. The win eased the pressure on Zanaco, ...

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Arsenal beat Sutton to reach FA Cup quarter-finals

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Arsenal avoided an FA Cup giant-killing and spared manager Arsene Wenger further pressure with a hard-fought fifth-round victory over non-league Sutton United at Gander Green Lane. Wenger made seven changes from the side thrashed 5-1 at Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie – and his players had enough to see off a team 105 ...

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Mahlambi in Amajita’s Afcon squad

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South African National u20 head coach Thabo Senong has named his 21-man squad for the 2017 CAF u20 Afcon tournament that will take place in Zambia from 26 February 2017 – 12 March 2017.With less than 10 days to go before the kick off, Senong said his Amajita side has what it takes to take Africa by storm. Amajita are ...

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Zambia name U20 Afcon team

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Beston Chambeshi has named his final 21-member team, to represent hosts’ Zambia in the 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations. Zambia will host the Under-20 Afcon from February 26 to March 12. Chambeshi has cut five players, from last December’s victorious 2016 Cosafa Under-20 Cup team from his final list. Out are goalkeeper Dominic Nzala, defender Boyd Mkandawire, midfielder Linos ...

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Ibrahimovic fires Man Utd into last eight

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score the winner as holders Manchester United had to work hard to beat Championship strugglers Blackburn in the FA Cup fifth round. Striker Ibrahimovic was allowed too much time in the box to latch on to fellow substitute Paul Pogba’s pass and tuck in from close range to set up a quarter-final tie ...

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I will manage next season – Wenger

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Arsene Wenger says he will definitely be managing next season, whether at Arsenal “or somewhere else”. Wenger, 67, was speaking at the end of one of the most turbulent weeks of his two-decade tenure as Gunners boss. After Wednesday’s 5-1 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich, several ex-players said they believed his time in charge was coming to an end. ...

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Chelsea look to avoid Cup savaging

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Chelsea will look to avoid an FA Cup upset at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday with the mood still upbeat despite being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Burnley last Sunday. The Londoners hold an eight-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League but the Cup could give them a chance to rest some of their more established players ...

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Europa hat-tricks for Ibra, Dzeko

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The goals continued to flow for Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko as they bagged hat-tricks to help their teams take commanding leads in the first legs of their Europa League last 32 ties on Thursday. United swept aside St Etienne 3-0 at Old Trafford and Roma made light work of last season’s semifinalists Villarreal with a ...

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Wenger future decision at end of season

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A decision on the future of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be made at the end of the season – but a new contract remains on the table. Despite Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg thrashing at Bayern Munich, there is currently no prospect of Wenger leaving before the summer. It is expected the decision for him to stay or leave ...

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