Author Archives: Nathan Quao

Jurgen Klopp: I’ll miss Borussia Dortmund fans when I’m gone

Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has praised the Borussia Dortmund supporters following Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg and said he will miss them when he is no longer in charge of the club. Dortmund had to settle for a point at the Westfalenstadion, despite taking the lead twice and having had a number of chances to seal their third consecutive home win in the Bundesliga. ...

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Albert Ebosse: New tests claim Cameroonian died after beating

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New post-mortem tests claim Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse died in Algeria as a result of a beating rather than being hit by a projectile. The JS Kabylie striker died in August after his side lost a league match. Findings by the Algerian authorities stated that the 24-year-old was killed by a sharp projectile thrown by fans. But tests by a ...

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Mbia to miss Cameroon’s opening AFCON match

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– Cameroonian midfielder Stephane Mbia will miss The Indomitable Lions’ first group match at the 2015 AFCON after receiving a red card during the qualifiers against Cote d’Ivoire. The Sevilla player was sent off in the match and the Cameroonians filed an appeal with the Confederation of African Football leading to a video review of the incident. Sources close to ...

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Private sector to partner NSA

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The National Sports Authority (NSA) has given the strongest indication to engage in Public Private Partnership in the management of some major sports facilities belonging to the state. Reacting to media reports that broke out over intentions to invite the private sector in the management of the facilities, Public Relations Officer of the NSA, Fredericka Davies, has revealed that partnerships ...

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Michael Garcia: Fifa investigator resigns in World Cup report row

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Fifa’s independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia has quit in protest over the handling of his report into bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The American lawyer cited a “lack of leadership” at the top of football’s world governing body. Garcia said he lost confidence in the independence of German judge Joachim Eckert, an ethics committee colleague. Uefa president ...

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South Africa to play Zambia in pre-AFCON friendly

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South Africa will play against the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Johannesburg as part of their preparations for the 2015 AFCON. Bafana Bafana will face the 2012 AFCON winners at the Orlando Stadium on the 4th of January before flying to Gabon where they will face Mali on the 9th January, 2015. The South African Football Association (SAFA) is currently speaking ...

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Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge heads to US for treatment

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will continue his rehabilitation from a thigh injury in the United States over Christmas. The England forward spent 10 days in Los Angeles to help with his recovery and he will now travel to the east coast to link up with the medical team at the Boston Red Sox, who share the same owners in Fenway Sports Group. ...

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Thierry Henry: ‘Managing Arsenal would be a dream’

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Thierry Henry insists he will have to prove himself all over again to fulfil his dream of one day managing and helping his beloved Arsenal. Aged 37, Henry announced his retirement from playing football on Tuesday morning and signed a multimillion-pound deal to be the new face of Sky television. The Sky contract allows Henry to start work on his coaching badges, which ...

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My helmet saved us – Cech

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Goalkeeper Petr Cech insists his padded helmet saved him and Chelsea team-mate Kurt Zouma from serious injury. The pair clashed heads in the Blues’ 3-1 Capital One Cup quarter final win at Derby on Tuesday, forcing Zouma to be carried off. Cech has worn headgear since fracturing his skull in a collision with Reading’s Stephen Hunt in 2006 and believes it prevented further injury ...

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Ghana’s opponents Senegal to hold pre-AFCON camp in Morocco

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The Senegalese Football Federation has announced that the Teranga Lions will have their pre-tournament camp in Morocco ahead of the African Nations Cup in January 2015. The team will be based in El Jadida where they will play two friendly matches against local club , Difaa Hassani El Jadidi and possibly Gabon who will also be camping in Morocco ahead of ...

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