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TEVEZ DUBS HIS STINT IN CHINA A HOLIDAY

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CARLOS Tevez was the highest paid player in the world on £650,000 a week at Shanghai Shenua but labelled his time in China a ‘holiday’. The former Manchester United and City striker was roundly criticised for being overweight and disinterested during his time in the Far East. And it seems those criticisms were well founded, with Tevez admitting he didn’t take his time in ...

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RONALDINHO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM FOOTBALL

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Brazil 2012 World Cup and 2005 Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho has retired from football, his brother and agent Roberto Assis said on Wednesday. World footballing icon Ronaldinho has retired from the game, his brother and agent Roberto Assis has confirmed. The 37-year-old has enjoyed a glittering career which has included stints with European ...

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KATSVAIRO BACK AT KAIZER CHIEFS

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Pretoria — Zimbabwean attacker, Michelle Katsvairo is back at South African Premier Soccer League side, Kaizer Chiefs following his departure from Singida United. Goal.com The 27-year-old joined the Tanzanian club on a season-long loan deal at the start of the campaign, and he enjoyed a promising start to his career in the Tanzanian Premier League. Katsvairo became an instant hit, scoring ...

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DEMBARE BID FOR ANOTHER CAMEROONIAN

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HARARE football giants, Dynamos are angling to secure another Cameroonian forward, as they continue to build a squad they hope can win the league title in the forthcoming season.   BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA Reports suggest that Christian Ntouba, who led DeMbare’s forward line last term, has had some influence in the bid for the player, with whom he shares a ...

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COUTINHO – FROM OBSCURITY TO SUPERSTAR

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When Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool in 2013, the Brazil forward was so lightly regarded that his signing was overshadowed by the arrival of Daniel Sturridge at Anfield earlier that month. But five years later, Coutinho has become such a formidable force that his departure is being mourned by Liverpool fans around the world after Barcelona signed the Reds star on ...

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THE RETURN OF JOEY ANTIPASS

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“SOUTH AFRICA is a beautiful country. I would have loved to coach in the Absa Premiership and make my own piece of history there but it didn’t happen. That’s why I had to retrace my footsteps back to Chicken Inn,” two-time Premier Soccer League winning coach Joey Antipas said after serving the Standarsport crew some soft drinks at his Arcadia ...

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PIRATES INTENSIFY BILLIAT PURSUIT

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PRETORIA — KickOff.com has learnt that Orlando Pirates have stepped up their efforts to sign forward Khama Billiat from Mamelodi Sundowns.   KickOff Billiat is free to sign a pre-contract with any team as his deal with Sundowns is due to expire in June. This website has gathered that Pirates have submitted a new offer to the Zimbabwean’s representative after their ...

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CAPS STALK NHIVI

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AFTER being decimated by the departure of several stars including the reigning Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Golden Boot winner Dominic Chungwa, Caps United have moved to assemble what could turn out to be the deadliest attack on the domestic soccer scene, with reports suggesting former striker Simba Nhivi could return to the club.   BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA The former ...

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POGBA LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR SANCHEZ

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If Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez does make the switch to Manchester United during this transfer window, he will join a team that, while 12 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, have built the necessary platform for the Chilean’s strengths. And what has become increasingly clear this season is that the key element of that platform is Paul Pogba. The ...

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MADINDA ASSEMBLES YOUNG SQUAD

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A 27-MEMBER youthful Highlanders squad has embarked on a two-week training camp outside Bulawayo as new head coach Madinda Ndlovu starts preparations for the 2018 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season.   Fortune Mbele  Sources said the squad that travelled for the team-building camp is without veterans Erick Mudzingwa, Simon Munawa, Ralph Matema,Tendai Ngulube and Allen Gahadzikwa, whose contracts expired ...

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