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Ghana Referee, Joseph Lamptey Ban For Life Over Match Manipulation

  Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls “match manipulation”. The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November. He penalised Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays showed the ball hit his knee. FIFA says it will give more details “once the decision becomes final and binding”. Lamptey can now appeal to Fifa and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. One of his assistants, David Laryea, alsoRead More

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Manchester United Goes Fifth After Beating Middlesbrough 3-1

Manchester United moved up to fifth in the Premier League as Middlesbrough’s first game since sacking manager Aitor Karanka ended in defeat. Ashley Young’s deep cross found Marouane Fellaini at the back post to head past Victor Valdes, before Jesse Lingard’s terrific strike doubled United’s lead after the break. Boro, with caretaker boss Steve Agnew in charge, were invited to apply pressure and when Chris Smalling made a mess of an easy clearance in the box, substitute Rudy Gestede pounced. But former Manchester United keeper Valdes slipped in stoppage timeRead More

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Leicester City Gets First Away Win Of The Season

  An unmarked Robert Huth scores Leicester’s second goal as they held on to beat West Ham Leicester City held on to claim their first Premier League away win of the season and further ease their relegation worries in a stirring victory over West Ham. The Foxes scored twice inside the first seven minutes as Riyad Mahrez’s cross evaded Hammers keeper Darren Randolph before an unmarked Robert Huth headed in Marc Albrighton’s deft chipped pass following an excellent set-piece move. Manuel Lanzini put the hosts back in contention with aRead More

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Wenger To Announce Future Plans

  Arsene Wenger will announce “very soon” whether he will remain at Arsenal after reaching a decision on his future. The Gunners boss was speaking after a 3-1 Premier League loss at West Brom a fourth league defeat in five matches. The loss increased the pressure on the beleaguered Frenchman and left Arsenal facing the prospect of failing to finish in the top four for the first time since he joined the club in 1996. “I know what I will do,” said Wenger. “You will soon know.” The 67-year-old continued: “TodayRead More

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UEFA QUARTER FINAL: Bayern Munich To Play Real Madrid

The UEFA Champions League quarter final draw is as follows: Bayern Munich will play Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund locks horn with Monaco, Atletico Madrid will play Leicester city and Juventus will clash with Barcelona.   Facebook Comments

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Manchester United Beat FC Rostov 1-0

  Manchester United edged a nervy encounter with Russian minnows FC Rostov at Old Trafford to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate victory. Juan Mata got the decisive goal for United when he stabbed in from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s flick, but Rostov threatened to take the game to extra time and Sergio Romero made two good saves late on. The United goalkeeper first kept out Sardar Azmoun’s flicked header before thumping away Christian Noboa’s free-kick. It was a largely frustrating night for United, who dominated for large periodsRead More

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CAF PRESIDENT: Hayatou Lost To 57-Year-Old Ahmad

  Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign as head of the Confederation of African Football is over after Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad beat him in a presidential election on Thursday. Ahmad, 57-year-old, who goes by just a single name, won the CAF presidency by 34 votes to 20 in the poll, bringing to a surprise end the 29-year tenure of the 70-year-old Hayatou, who is from Cameroon. The result was greeted by cheers at the CAF  congress as Ahmad was carried on the shoulders of jubilant supporters to the podium after the resultRead More

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Barcelona Suffers Defeat, Lost 1-2 To Deportivo La Coruna

  Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes were hit as they followed up their famous Champions League win over Paris St-Germain with a defeat at struggling Deportivo La Coruna. Luis Enrique made five changes from the side who beat PSG 6-1, with the injured Neymar ruled out. Barca were below par, falling behind to a close-range Joselu finish. Luis Suarez equalised seconds after the restart but an Alex Bergantinos header sealed Depor’s win. Real Madrid will go top by two points if they beat Real Betis at 19:45 GMT, while ZinedineRead More

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Rivers United Thrash Al-Merrikh

  Rivers United on Sunday trashed Al-Merrikh of Sudan 3-0 to brighten their chances of qualifying for the group stages of the CAF Champions League (CAFCL). The match played in Port Harcourt was the round of 32 first leg clash of the competition. A first half brace from Guy Kuemian and another brilliant effort from Esosa Igbinosa gave the Pride of Rivers a comfortable lead going into the second leg next weekend. Kuemian opened scoring in the 15th minute of the encounter. The Ivorien forward then doubled his side’s leadRead More

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Craig Shakespeare Appointed Leicester City Boss

  Craig Shakespeare has been appointed Leicester City manager until the end of the season. The 53-year-old has been in caretaker charge since Claudio Ranieri was sacked on 23 February, nine months after winning the Premier League title. Shakespeare, who has never managed full-time, was Ranieri’s assistant after being brought to the club by the Italian’s predecessor, Nigel Pearson. Leicester have won both of their games with him in charge. Foxes vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “We always knew the team would be in good hands when we asked him to takeRead More

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