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Chelsea’s Frank Lampard Sacked.

Chelsea’s Frank Lampard Sacked.

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FRANK LAMPARD was summoned to a breakfast time sacking - after Roman Abramovich decided the former Blues midfielder’s reign could not be rescued. Abramovich made the final call to sack Lampard - who will be replaced by German Thomas Tuchel - after seeing no real signs of improvement in the FA Cup win over Luton. Despite the victory, Abramovich was left concerned at the flat and edgy nature of the performance, with Timo Werner’s penalty miss the clearest sign of the lack of confidence in Lampard’s squad. While the Chelsea owner was desperate to give Lampard time to turn his listing Blues ship away from the rocks, Abramovich reluctantly agreed that a change had to be made to prevent the entire season capsizing and took what was described as a very difficult decision. SunSpor...
Premier League clubs discuss rising Covid-19 cases, Everton & Liverpool may face two-week break

Premier League clubs discuss rising Covid-19 cases, Everton & Liverpool may face two-week break

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Premier League chairmen are reportedly informally discussing the prospect of a two-week break in January to combat further outbreaks Premier League clubs are discussing the idea of a two-week break next month due to fears that rising Covid-19 cases could cause chaos. After Man City were forced to call off their game against Everton on Monday due to an outbreak of the virus that has also shut the club’s training ground, Sheffield United became the latest club to confirm numerous positive tests among its club staff. Whilst the Blades’ game against Burnley will still go ahead, the news is indicative of a rise in cases in the Premier League, with the latest round of testing revealing 18 more people have tested positive for the virus - the highest figure since testi...
Everton vs Manchester City postponed due to positive Covid-19.

Everton vs Manchester City postponed due to positive Covid-19.

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Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus’ positive tests were confirmed last week and now more City players and staff have tested positive Manchester City’s game against Everton this evening has been called off due to a number of positive Covid-19 tests. City had already confirmed that Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus tested positive for the virus prior to their last game against Newcastle United, and now the elite report that even more of their squad and staff have contracted the virus. The Premier League allow games to be postponed if positive coronavirus tests mean that teams are left with a lack of first-team players. Newcastle have previously had a game postponed due to an outbreak of the virus at their training ground. Man City were set to take on Everton at Goodison Park...
Former Captain Simeon Masaba Appointed as an Assistant Coach by URA FC.

Former Captain Simeon Masaba Appointed as an Assistant Coach by URA FC.

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The defender served the Tax Collectors as skipper between 2010/11 to 2013/14 when they won the league title and two Uganda Cups Uganda Revenue Authority (URA FC) have appointed former captain Simeon Masaba as an assistant coach. The former defender has been brought on board in order to help the team push for another Ugandan Premier League title something he helped the club win in the 2010/11 season. “East or West, home is best. The thirst and excitement from the URA technical team and administration to have the old guard in [Simeon] Masaba back at the club is unquenchable,” URA said. “The 37-year-old club legend joins us in the technical area as part of the elusive team that plays an assistant role to the magnificent Sam Ssimbwa. He and the other assistant coaches wi...
Ozil Dropped from Arsenal’s Premier League Squad.

Ozil Dropped from Arsenal’s Premier League Squad.

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Arteta rejected reports which suggested Ozil was omitted due to an internal rift over player pay cuts Mikel Arteta insists Mesut Ozil was dropped from Arsenal’s Premier League solely for “football reasons” and rejected reports which suggested Ozil was omitted due to an internal rift over player pay cuts.  Speaking at his press conference ahead of Thursday's Europa League Group B opener at Rapid Vienna, Arteta took full responsibility for Ozil's absence, but insists it was a call made purely for footballing reasons. "Everybody is free to express his feeling," he said. "What I can say from my side is that it is just a football decision. My conscience is very calm because I have been really fair with him. My level of communication with him has been real...
The Return of Gareth Bale as West Ham Fight back from Three Goals down

The Return of Gareth Bale as West Ham Fight back from Three Goals down

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JOSE MOURINHO refused to blame the introduction of Gareth Bale for Tottenham’s spectacular collapse yesterday as West Ham fought back to claim an extraordinary 3-3 draw. The dramatic encounter was the latest in a series of high-scoring, unpredictable matches in the new Premier League season, with Spurs’ capitulation coming soon after the arrival of Bale in the 72nd minute for his first appearance since returning to his former club from Real Madrid. Spurs were coasting to victory after racing into a 3-0 lead in the first 16 minutes, with a Heung-min Son goal after 45 seconds and a brace from Harry Kane. But the Hammers, with their manager David Moyes back in the dugout, recovered in unlikely fashion with three goals in the last eight minutes, the comeback completed with a stu...
Newcastle Failed to Break The 19-year Record in Defeat to Manchester United

Newcastle Failed to Break The 19-year Record in Defeat to Manchester United

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The Magpies fell to a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Manchester United at St James' Park and the numbers behind the defeat weren't pretty Newcastle fell to a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday evening on a night that began full of promise. The Magpies looked set to continue their positive start to the season when Luke Shaw steered Emil Krafth's low cross into his own net. Harry Maguire headed Manchester United level after Bruno Fernandes had a goal disallowed and the Portuguese midfielder also saw a penalty saved by Karl Darlow. But the visitors did finally break Newcastle's resistance when Fernandes got his goal in the 86th minute, before Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford got on the scoresheet to compound their misery. ...
Premier League clubs heading to court over Man Utd and Liverpool

Premier League clubs heading to court over Man Utd and Liverpool

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A meeting of the top-flight's shareholders this week is set to be a fiery affair, amid the attempted power grab from Manchester United and Liverpool Premier League clubs could be set to take the Big Six to court over Project Big Picture. EFL chairman Rick Parry A specially-convened meeting of the top flight’s shareholders is expected to be a fiery affair this week over plans condemned as a power grab by the group led by Manchester United and Liverpool. Chief among the concerns is the fear that the Premier League’s top foreign owners want to prevent any threat to their domination - in return for bailing out the cash-strapped EFL. One club source told Mirror Sport: “They will just vote for more and more for themselves over time. “It’s rich, fore...
‘HE’S AMAZING’: ARSENAL YOUNGSTER SAYS ARTETA HAS TAKEN HIS GAME ‘TO THE NEXT LEVEL’

‘HE’S AMAZING’: ARSENAL YOUNGSTER SAYS ARTETA HAS TAKEN HIS GAME ‘TO THE NEXT LEVEL’

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Bukayo Saka spoke to England’s official YouTube channel about Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. The teenager was brought onto the scene by Unai Emery last season, and he caught the eye instantly. Saka scored four goals and provided 11 assists in all competitions, and his performances earned him a new contract at Arsenal. Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) gestures with Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to...
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...
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