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CHAN: El Kaabi hat-trick takes Morocco to last 8, Uganda plays Thursday
THURS: Uganda vs Namibia 10.30pm | WED: Morocco 3 Guinea 1 & Sudan 1 Mauritania 0 Casablanca, Morocco | AFP |  Ayoub el Kaabi was the hat-trick star as hosts Morocco reached the African Nations Championship quarter-finals by defeating Guinea 3-1 in Casablanca on Wednesday. The 24...
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Aubameyang chasing Arsenal move -reports
Berlin, Germany | AFP | Borussia Dortmund want-away star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly close to signing for Premier League side Arsenal — with the German club in turn hoping to recruit Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea. German daily Bild says Dortmund want 70 million...
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Dennis Onyango: Fame, humility in soccer
Kampala, Uganda | AGNES NANTABA | He is the only goal keeper and the first Ugandan to achieve the feat of African-based Footballer of the Year, to which he was voted in January 2016. The final tally saw Dennis Onyango pick up 252 votes, compared to 228 votes for second place …
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Ronaldinho retires from football – brother
Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a k...
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Joshua laughs off Parker’s drug taunts
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Anthony Joshua dismissed a claim by New Zealand’s Joseph Parker he is the “king of steroids” ahead of their world heavyweight title unification bout. The two boxers will meet in Cardiff on March 31, with Joshua, a London 2012 Olympic gold...
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Sanchez transfer ‘hinges on Mkhitaryan deal’, says agent
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United’s bid to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way, the Armenian player’s agent said Tuesday as Antonio Conte distanced Chelsea from a potential deal. Chile international Sanchez, who appear...
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James takes aim at Trump as King remembered
Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James aimed fresh criticism at US President Donald Trump on Monday as the NBA joined millions of Americans in remembering the legacy of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King. Speaking to reporters ahead o...
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