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Aubameyang strikes twice as Arsenal beat City to reach 21st FA Cup final

Arsenal reached a record 21st FA Cup final as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double clinched a shock 2-0 win over holders Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday.Gunners boss Mikel Arteta outwitted City manager Pep Guardiola with an astute counter-attacking scheme and...

Man City European football ban overturned

Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), the Lausanne based court said on Monday.The decision means Pep Guardiola’s team will compete in next season’s Champions League.CAS ruled that...

Arsenal tie Nigerian teenager Bukayo Saka to long-term deal

Arsenal has tied down Nigerian teenager, Bukayo Saka to a long-term contract on Wednesday, ending speculations over the highly-rated teenager's future.Saka, 18, has made a major impact in 33 appearances in a variety of positions this season and has...

Novak Djokovic and wife test positive for coronavirus

World number one Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus, the Serb star becoming the fourth player to contract the virus after taking part in his exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans.Djokovic, who is "not showing...

Fmr IAAF chief Lamine Diack goes on trial for doping cover-up

Trial of Senegalese born former head of IAAF athletics’ governing body (IAAF), Lamine Diack, begins Monday in Paris on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal reports Reuters.The former IAAF is being prosecuted for...

Fifa medical chief say matches should not be played till September

FIFA’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has said football should not be played until at least the start of September to limit the spread of the new coronavirus and when it does resume that yellow cards be handed out...

Chelsea star, Rüdiger buying masks for Sierra Leone traders

Sierra Leone national and Chelsea footballer Antonio Rüdiger has launched a campaign to raise money to buy face masks for market traders in Sierra Leone.Rüdiger says he hopes they will help protect them and stop the spread of coronavirus.He...

Sadio Mane says would understand’if Liverpool were denied EPL title

Sadio Mane says he would understand if Liverpool were denied the Premier League title even though they were on the brink of glory when coronavirus forced a shutdown.Jurgen Klopp's men were 25 points clear of Manchester City when football...

Pep Guardiola loses 82 years old mother to coronavirus

Pep Guardiola's 82-year-old mother, Dolors Sala Carrio has died in Manresa, Barcelona, after contracting coronavirus, Manchester City announced on Monday."The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep's mother Dolors Sala Carrio, who died in...

Tokyo Olympic games 2020, moved to summer 2021

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the last international sporting showpiece still standing this year.Though a huge blow to Japan, which...
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Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least...
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Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...

South African police clash with protesters at Zimbabwe embassy

South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse dozens of protesters outside the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria on Friday, an AFP...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara joins the infamous club, seeks for a third term

After weeks of denials and playing hide and seek, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has finally shown that like many African leaders, he cannot...

Lightning strikes again for Tanzanian miner with another huge gem find

Lightning has struck again for a small-scale miner in Tanzania Laizer Saninu, who became an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed...