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Liverpool start Champions League with a narrow win at Ajax

Liverpool start Champions League with a narrow win at Ajax

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Reigning English champions Liverpool began the group phase of the 2020/2021 Champions League campaign with a 1-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in Amsterdam. Without injured captain Virgil van Dijk, out for several months with a knee injury, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp selected Fabinho and Joe Gomez in the center of defense. Ajax coach Erik ten Hag opted for a system with only two strikers, Dusan Tadic and David Neres, to try and stem Liverpool's attack. With an early injury for midfielder Mohammed Kudus, Ajax had to change its original plan quickly, with Quincy Promes coming on as replacement. Ajax had the first chances through Lisandro Martinez and Ryan Gravenberch, but Liverpool went in front in the 35th minute. A shot by Sadio Mane was deflected by Ajax defender Nicolas ...
In Brazil’s Serie A, Inter wins Again to Tie for Top Spot

In Brazil’s Serie A, Inter wins Again to Tie for Top Spot

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Internacional won their fourth game in a row to move to the top of Brazil’s Serie A on Sunday with the league’s top goalscorer Thiago Galhardo getting one of the goals in a 2-0 victory over Vasco da Gama. Galhardo scored with a penalty 10 minutes before half time to add to an earlier strike by Edenilson. It was his 14th goal of the Brazilian league season and takes Inter to 34 points, level at the top with Flamengo, who hammered Corinthians 5-1 earlier in the day. Atletico Mineiro have 31 points but have two games in hand. Vasco’s loss was their eighth game without a win and leaves them in 13th position in the 20-team table.
FUFA Gears Up Preparations Prior to 96th Annual Ordinary Assembly

FUFA Gears Up Preparations Prior to 96th Annual Ordinary Assembly

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Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) is focused towards holding a successful 96th Annual Ordinary Assembly at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi as hosted by Kampala region. Addressing the media at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala, the FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar Watson hinted on the preparations for the AGM, a mandate of the federation constitution in compliance with the National Council of Sports (NCS). ‘We are glad to announce that FUFA will hold the 96th Ordinary Assembly at Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala region on Saturday, 17th Saturday 2020 in line with the statures of FUFA. The standard agenda of this Ordinary Assembly is by constitution. The Assembly will be held in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures of COVID-19. The delega...
Ochan: Uganda shot-stopper extends AFC Leopards contract

Ochan: Uganda shot-stopper extends AFC Leopards contract

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The 30-year-old has been one of the key players for the 13-time league champions AFC Leopards goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan has extended his stay at the club for a year.  The Uganda shot-stopper joined Ingwe in July 2019, signing an initial one year contract. The contract expired a couple of months ago and the two parties struggled to reach an agreement owing to financial constraints experienced by the club. However, Betsafe came on board and management were able to convince the custodian to extend his deal. "It is a theme of joy for us because finally the agreement has been reached and Ochan will be with us for another season," an official from Leopards confirmed to Goal on Sunday. "[Ochan] has been a key player for us, and we all know how he...
Uganda to Host Cameroon in World Cup Qualifier

Uganda to Host Cameroon in World Cup Qualifier

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The East Africans will host their West African counterparts later in the year to decide the nation which books an India U17 slot Ugandan coaches Ali Zzinda and Mustapha Kayinda have discussed the probability of the U17 Women's national team of qualifying for the U17 World Cup. Uganda will host Cameroon in the final qualification round as they bid to book a maiden slot in the world tournament which will be hosted in India next year. The winner of the two-legged encounter will join participants from other continents for the bonanza. The first leg will be played between October 30 and November 13 as per the new qualifying calendar released by the Confederation of African Football (Caf). The return leg will be played a fortnight after the initial meeting. Zzinda of Sh...
Express FC to Renovate Wankulukuku Stadium Ahead of New Season

Express FC to Renovate Wankulukuku Stadium Ahead of New Season

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The Red Eagles have assured their fans they will make the venue conducive to them ahead of the new season Express FC have promised fans they will work on their stadium ahead of the new Ugandan Premier League (UPL) season. The Red Eagles have Wankulukuku as their venue for the home matches and the club has now promised to renovate it so as to create a conducive environment for the fans when the new season kicks off. “Express have stepped up their bid to create a conducive environment for her fans by the time the Uganda Premier League kicks off in October,” revealed a statement on the club’s official website. According to the club’s CEO Isaac Mwesigwa, the club will renovate the stadium, with emphasis on the drainage system, especially near the technical area and maintaining th...
Ter Stegen set to be out until November after knee surgery

Ter Stegen set to be out until November after knee surgery

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen had successful knee surgery but will not play again for two and a half months, Barcelona say. Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is likely to be out until November following an operation on his knee, the club have confirmed.  The Germany international underwent successful surgery on his right patella tendon on Tuesday.  Barca confirmed in a statement that the procedure had been a success and Ter Stegen is now facing a recovery period of two and a half months.  Ter Stegen played 46 times in all competitions in 2019-20, keeping 15 clean sheets. Barca signed Brazilian keeper Neto as a back-up to Ter Stegen last year, but the 31-year-old has played only two LaLiga matches for the Catalans. The news is a further blow during a diffi...
Lionel Messi Demands To Leave Barcelona

Lionel Messi Demands To Leave Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has asked to leave Barcelona this summer. The Argentine's contract is set to expire in 2021 but seems to have his mind set on leaving now rather than later. Turns out it can get worse for Barcelona fans. Only days after recording their worst-ever loss after losing to Bayern Munich 8-2 in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, captain and legend Lionel Messi has asked to leave the club. This comes from Marcelo Bechler, a Brazilian journalist who was the first journalist to break the Neymar transfer to PSG. When translated it says that Messi wants to leave Barcelona this summer and not wait until the expiration of his contract in 2021. Messi has been linked with clubs such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and PSG. Graeme Souness said to...
Thierry Henry On Barcelona’s Shortlist To Replace Quique Setien

Thierry Henry On Barcelona’s Shortlist To Replace Quique Setien

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Thierry Henry is one of a number of managers being considered as Quique Setien's replacement, after Barcelona were embarrassed by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Setien's future as Barca manager was already under threat ahead of next season before Friday night, but the 8-2 defeat to Bayern sped up the process rather quicker than anyone expected. The utter annihilation by the German side has led to a lot of questions about the Catalan giants but the easiest one to sort is the manager. Exactly who could be next in line is uncertain but, according to Spanish outlet SPORT, Henry is on the shortlist along with Mauricio Pochettino, Ronald Koeman and Max Allegri. Henry spent three seasons as a player at the Nou Camp, scoring 49 goals in 121 games in all competitions and win...