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LUIZ ‘MUST” PLAY DESPITE BROKEN WRIST

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is pinning his hopes on David Luiz playing against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League next week even though the defender has a broken wrist. Luiz sustained the injury in Sunday’s goalless draw with Arsenal when he clattered into the advertising hoardings at the end of the first half. The Brazil defender continued in the second ...

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WENGER DENIES SENDING A MESSAGE TO SANCHEZ

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger denied trying to send a message to Alexis Sanchez by playing him in the League Cup and Europa League and says midweek minutes have helped the Chilean close in on full fitness after an injury disrupted pre-season. The striker made his first appearance in the League Cup since September 2015 on Wednesday, playing a full 90 ...

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SA BASED PLAYERS ROUND UP

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ABSA Premiership round five saw Kudakwashe Mahachi again at his best when he fired his team back to the top of the log after scoring a late winner against Platinum Stars on Wednesday. By Mufaro Machenjera – Soccer24 Mahachi scored from the spot in the added time. This was his third goal of the season and now jointly leads the ...

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MUSONA SCORED TWICE IN OOSTENDE’S CUP VICTORY

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Knowledge Musona scored a brace to help KV Oostende win a Belgian Cup match by 3-1 against Union Saint-Gillois. By David K. Muchechetere – Soccer24 Musona netted twice late in the 85th and 90th minutes and Zinho Gano once, to dispatch the lower division side. The win will come as a confidence booster as the team seeks a turn around ...

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‘MIGHTY WARRIORS MUST IMPROVE DEFENSIVELY’

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MIGHTY Warriors coach, Sithethelelwe Sibanda has called on her team to improve defensively if they are to beat a red-hot Kenya side, when the two sides meet in the Cosafa Women’s Championship semi-final football match at Barbourfields Stadium this afternoon. BY HENRY MHARA The match, which kicks off at 3pm, will follow the first semi-final clash between Zambia and South ...

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FIFA PROBES CHELSEA OVER SIGNINGS

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World soccer body Fifa are investigating Premier League champions Chelsea for the third time in eight years over a potential breach of young player regulations. “We can confirm that an investigation is ongoing,” Fifa said in an emailed response on Wednesday to questions about media reports regarding the club signing foreign players under the age of 18. “We cannot provide ...

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GIGGS, SCHOLES NO-SHOW ANGERS FANS

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Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes have angered Indian fans by failing to turn out for a futsal tournament in which they were billed as the star attractions. The Hindu newspaper said the pair were “understood to be ‘tired’ ” on their arrival in Bangalore for the event on Tuesday. Scholes, 42, is meant to be captain of ...

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CITY, UNITED SEIZE TITLE SPOTLIGHT

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A year later than expected, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola appear set for a season-long fight for the Premier League title. Having overseen successful close-season spending sprees after lacklustre first seasons in charge at Old Trafford and Eastlands, Mourinho and Guardiola have put United and City in pole position among the early pace-setters. After ...

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MUSONA SCORES DESPITE POLOKWANE CITY’S LOSS

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Walter Musona scored in Polokwane City’s 3-2 defeat to Free State Stars on Tuesday. By Mufaro Machenjera The former FC Platinum forward scored his first of the season in the 58th minute when he sent home a decent header to reduce the deficit to 3-1. Polokwane City’s hopes were enlightened when they scored the second one with ten minutes remaining ...

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KARURU MAKING PROGRESS FOLLOWING INJURY

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Johannesburg — AmaZulu slippery winger Ovidy Karuru has been tipped to make a quick return to action from injury. The Zimbabwean was forced out of the 4-1 loss to KwaZulu-Natal neighbours Golden Arrows with a joint problem on Sunday, but is on the mend according to Usuthu physiotherapist Karel du Toit. Du Toit also revealed 22-year-old centre-back Sibongiseni “Fani Fani” ...

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