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Portugal cruise into semi-finals of 2017 FIFA confederations cup

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Portugal saw off New Zealand 4-0 to win Group A and progress to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-finals, in front of 56,290 fans in Saint Petersburg. Cristiano Ronaldo, with rumours abound of him being rested ahead of the game, started and was Portugal’s protagonist once more. He hit the crossbar with a header before converting a first-half penalty ...

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SportPesa to end Kenya football league sponsorship over tax

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Sport betting company SportPesa has announced it will end sponsorship of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) after the government imposed a hefty tax increase on gaming revenue. Company boss Ronald Karauri said the 35% increase would negatively affect its business operations. KPL’s top official Jack Oguda told the BBC that the news was devastating for Kenyan football. SportPesa’s sponsorship of ...

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Safe standing: West Brom open to pilot scheme at The Hawthorns

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West Bromwich Albion say they are willing to use The Hawthorns as part of a pilot scheme for safe standing. The Premier League wrote to all 20 top-flight clubs about a trial to re-introduce standing areas, which were banned in 1994. Albion’s director of operations Mark Miles said: “We would be very keen to be involved. “It is the same ...

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Kingsley Sarfo is third most expensive signing in Malmo’s history

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Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo is the third most expensive signing in the history of Swedish giants Malmo FF. The 22-year-old sealed the move from Swedish side Sirius on Thursday afternoon after passing his mandatory medical earlier in the day. The talented winger was signed for $1.5m on a four-year contract. The Ghanaian thus becomes the third highest signing by Malmo ...

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Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Adebayor installed chief in native Togo

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Former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been installed as a chief in his native country. The 33-year-old has been honoured in Kpalimé for his humanitarian activities in the Southwest Togo. Adebayor is a nationwide tour where he is offering humanitarian support to his compatriot. The former Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur attacker has committed himself to support ...

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Samuel Inkoom suspended by FIFA for failing to pay agent

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Ghanaian footballer, Samuel Inkoom, has been handed a one-year ban from football by FIFA for failing to pay Andrew Evans, a football agent an amount of Euros 352, 500 based on a contract the two parties signed back in 2010. Evans reported Inkoom to FIFA after Inkoom had moved from Basel in Switzerland to Dnipro in Ukraine in 2011 The ...

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Juventus to release Dani Alves from contract

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Juventus have confirmed they will release right-back Dani Alves from the final year of his contract. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is known to be interested in the 34-year-old, whom he knows from their time together at Barcelona. Speaking to Italian media on Wednesday, Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta said that Alves had “expressed a desire to try a new ...

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‘Pay more attention to grassroots football’ – Stephen Appiah tells gov’t

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Former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah, wants the state to do more in terms of developing young football talents. Appiah was speaking in Elmina at the start of the national finals of the Milo U13 Champions League tournament. The former Juventus midfielder believes that the government needs to recognize the value of Ghanaian footballers and do a lot to groom ...

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Turkish side Bursaspor pull out of Asamoah Gyan deal

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President of Bursaspor has confirmed he will not be chasing Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan after failing to agree personal terms with the player. According to President Ali Ay who has never hidden his admiration for the hard working Ghanaian forward- the club has decided to move on to other targets after weeks of back and forth. Speaking at the signing ...

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Cameroon coach Broos seeks brighter start

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Cameroon will seek to impose themselves early on in Thursday’s match against Australia at the Confederations Cup,” said coach Hugo Broos. The Indomitable Lions will be keen to avoid a repeat of the tepid start to their opening game of the tournament which they lost to Chile. “I hope we start the game better than we did against Chile. “The ...

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