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Odion Ighalo: Man Utd forward included in squad for Premier League game at Chelsea

Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo will be in the squad for Monday’s Premier League game at Chelsea, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ighalo missed the club’s training camp in Spain due to fears the coronavirus outbreak may have led to him being…

Joseph Yobo: Former Nigeria captain appointed as assistant coach

Nigeria have appointed former captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the senior national team. The 39-year-old will work with manager Gernot Rohr and replaces Imama Amapakabo in the technical crew, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). His country’s…

Fifa bans Ugandan player for life for ‘match manipulation’

Fifa has banned Ugandan player George Mandela for life for involvement in “match manipulation” while he was playing for Kenyan club Kakamega Home Boyz. Three of his Kenyan team-mates Moses Chikati, Festus Okiring and Festo Omukoto were handed four-year bans…

Confederation Cup draw completed

The draw for the knock-out stage of the Confederation Cup has been held in Cairo. Libyan side Al-Nasr, who have qualified despite not having a league to play in at the moment, will meet Hassania Agadir of Morocco. Zambia’s Zanaco…

Ex-Norway international Pa-Modou Kah wants to coach The Gambia

Ex-Norway international Pa-Modou Kah says that he wants to coach The Gambia, where he was born, one day. The 39-year-old has just begun his first job as a senior coach at Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC. Kah was born…

Hubert Velud: Sudan appoint former Togo boss as new manager

The Sudan Football Association has named Frenchman Hubert Velud as their new national team coach. The 60-year-old former Togo, JS Kabylie, TP Mazembe and Etoile du Sahel boss succeeds Zdravko Logarusic, whose contract was not renewed in December. Two weeks after…

Wilfried Bony: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad announce signing of Ivory Coast forward

Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad have announced the signing of Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony on an 18-month deal. He has joined the Saudi Arabian club as a free agent. The 31-year-old has not played a competitive game since July, when his Ivory…

Zdravko Logarusic: Croatian coach appointed by Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has named Croatian Zdravko Logarusic as the new coach of the national team. The 54-year-old left as coach of Sudan in December when his contract was not renewed. He has signed a two-year deal and will…

Pioneering DR Congo forward Leon Mokuna dies aged 90

The first player from DR Congo to play in Europe, Leon Mokuna, has died at the age of 90 in the Belgian city of Ghent. He had settled in Ghent, where he had begun his time in Belgium at KAA…

Chelsea’s Rüdiger says ‘Sierra Leone is home’, donates $100,000 towards education

Chelsea and German international Antonio Rudiger has donated $100,000 towards free education project by the Sierra Leone government. The player said it was his contribution towards the development of the country of his parentage. He made the donation when he…