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ZURICH — Lionel Messi’s record fourth consecutive Ballon d’Or win on Monday was as expected as it was justified after an incredible year saw him break German legend Gerd Mueller’s 40-year-old record for the most goals in a calendar year. ...
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PLYMOUTH Argyle and Warriors’ defender Onismor Bhasera is reportedly close to securing a deal to join English second tier football division side Walsall. ...
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SOCCER Star of the Year and Dynamos attacking midfielder Denver Mukamba left for South Africa yesterday where he is scheduled to undergo medicals at Absa Premiership side Bidvest Wits this week. ...
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NEW Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane wants to change things for the better at the club and Zimbabwe international midfielder Lionel Mtizwa could be one of those offered a second chance. ...
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ACCRA — Ghana midfield star Andre Ayew could miss the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in South Africa this month after injuring a hamstring while training with French club Marseille. ...
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ABUJA — Nigeria have surrendered in the country versus club row as regards Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi for the Africa Cup of Nations Cup (Afcon), officials have said. ...
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LUSAKA — African champions Zambia suffered a third consecutive friendly defeat when losing 2-0 to fellow qualifiers Angola on Saturday in a 2013 Africa Cup (Afcon) of Nations warm-up. ...
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LONDON - Danny Graham poached an 87th-minute equaliser to earn Swansea City a 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal in an FA Cup third-round tie that finished with a rapid exchange of goals at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. ...
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LONDON — Substitute Robin van Persie netted a dramatic injury-time equaliser as Manchester United clung to life in the FA Cup third round by rescuing a 2-2 draw at West Ham United on Saturday. ...
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MADRID — Deportivo La Coruña got the perfect start under new coach Domingos Paciencia with a second-half Luis Pizzi strike giving them a 1-0 win over high-flying Malaga which took them off the bottom of La Liga. ...
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WITH JUST four days into the 2013 transfer window, Zimbabwe football players at South African Absa Premiership giants Mamelodi Sundowns - Esrom Nyandoro, Method Mwanjali and Nyasha Mushekwi are teetering on the brink of exits as their contracts run out on June 30. ...
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ABIDJAN — Ivory Coast football federation officials paid visits to a mosque and a church in Abidjan on Wednesday to seek for prayers from clerics for the national team’s success at the looming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). ...
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JOHANNESBURG — African champions Zambia resumed training on January 2 as they continued to shape up for the defence of the Africa Cup title they won last February. ...
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ANFIELD — Liverpool got the New Year off to the best of possible starts on Wednesday night by defeating Sunderland 3-0 at Anfield to move up to eighth place in the Premier League. ...
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LONDON — Shaun Wright-Phillips dealt a major blow to Chelsea’s Premier League title hopes and boosted Queens Park Rangers’ chances of survival by giving his side a shock 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. ...
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ZIMBABWE international midfielder Bradley Pritchard could be headed for his biggest career move with media reports in Britain indicating the footballer has attracted the attention of Barclays Premier League sides Aston Villa, Fulham and Reading. ...
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JOHANNESBURG - The recent appointment of former German national team defender Stefan Reuter as FC Augsburg sporting director could further complicate the football career of Zimbabwean striker Knowledge Musona. ...
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JOHANNESBURG — Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund’s 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) assembled in Johannesburg yesterday to start preparing for the continental showpiece. ...
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CAPE TOWN — Ajax Cape Town are hoping to tie down the futures of their midfielders Tafadzwa Rusike and Nhlanhla Vilakazi in the coming weeks, before they enter the last six months of their contracts. ...
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ZIMBABWE striker Knowledge Musona will have a new manager at the resumption of the Bundesliga after the winter break after his club side, Augsburg, appointed Stefan Reuter as their new manager yesterday. ...
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ABUJA — Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has advised West Bromwich Albion striker, Peter Osaze Odemwingie to “grow up”. ...
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BARCELONA - David Villa is an important member of the Barcelona squad, his club and international teammate Andres Iniesta said on Thursday amid speculation the Spain striker could move in the January transfer window. ...
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JOHANNESBURG — Angola and the defending champions Zambia are the first of the African Nations Cup competitors to arrive in South Africa for the tournament, almost a full three weeks before the kickoff of the tournament. ...
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RABAT — Morocco have left Queens Park Rangers forward Adel Taarabt out of their 24-member African Nations Cup squad for the finals which start in South Africa next month. ...
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CAIRO — Al Ahly contracts manager Magdy Tolba has revealed that their head coach Hossam Al Badry wants three new players to be signed before the start of the new season. ...
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WARRIORS and Ajax Cape town winger Khama Billiat’s dreams of playing in Europe have been dealt a blow after his club yesterday announced that they would not allow any player to leave the team — at least for now. ...
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MANCHESTER - The Football Association (FA) will consider the nature of any disciplinary action when it has received Mike Dean’s report. ...
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LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale is among the most special talents in world football, manager Andre Villas-Boas said after the left winger grabbed a hat-trick in Wednesday’s 4-0 mauling of Aston Villa. ...
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MANCHESTER - Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini had some harsh words for referee Kevin Friend and said his club may as well not bother turning up at Sunderland next season after suffering a 1-0 defeat in the Premier League on Wednesday. ...
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LONDON - Manchester United were prevented from restoring their six-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the English Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw at Swansea City yesterday. ...
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