Emmanuel Adebayor quits Kayserispor….

Togo legend Emmanuel Adebayor is considering his future after quitting Turkish top tier strugglers Kayserispor. The 35-year-old joined Kayserispor in August following a spell with rivals Istanbul Basaksehir and had high expectations when he made a return to the country. He scored in Kayserispor’s 4-1 loss at giants Besiktas on Monday before announcing his departure from the Kayseri outfit who are bottom of the 18-team Turkish Super Lig.

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Jonathan Pitroipa calls time on international career….

Burkina Faso forward Jonathan Pitroipa has announced his retirement from international football after 13 years playing for the Stallions. The 33-year-old, who is currently playing French second-tier club Paris FC, was part of the Burkina Faso squad at five Africa Cup of Nations finals tournaments. Pitroipa was named as Player of the Tournament at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as he helped Burkina Faso finish runners-up in South Africa.

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Amr Fahmy to bid for CAF presidency….

Amr Fahmy, who was removed as general secretary of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in April, has entered the race to be the governing body’s next president. His announcement comes despite the next elections for the top position, currently held by Ahmad, are set for 2021.

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FIFA announce plans to raise $1bn for Africa….

Football’s world governing body has announced plans to raise $1bn dollars to build at least one stadium meeting FIFA standards in each African country. FIFA president Gianni Infantino was talking in Lubumbashi during the 80th anniversary celebrations of DR Congo side TP Mazembe. He insisted that FIFA wants African football to shine and will work with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and other stakeholders to improve refereeing, infrastructure and competitions on the continent.

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Watford sack manager Quique Sanchez Flores….

Watford have sacked manager Quique Sanchez Flores after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Southampton, saying “ultimately results have dictated our decision”. Chris Hughton is a possible successor and the Hornets said a replacement will be appointed “imminently”. Sanchez Flores, who was in charge for the 2015-16 season, was reappointed on 7 September, replacing Javi Gracia.

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Pochettino says he gave his best at Tottenham….

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he “gave the best” of himself during his five-and-a-half years with the club. The 47-year-old Argentine led Spurs to four successive top-four finishes and last season’s Champions League final. He was replaced by Jose Mourinho last week and in his first statement since, Pochettino said: “There were equally tough challenges as exciting successes.

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Cameroon’s Pierre Webo becomes a coach in Turkey….

Former Cameroon forward Pierre Webo has been appointed as assistant coach at Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir. The 37-year-old returns to the club he played for between 2011 and 2013 and also to Istanbul where he also appeared for giants Fenerbahce.  The Super Lig outfit confirmed Webo’s appointment to work alongside Ekrem Dag, as assistants to manager Okan Buruk.

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Zamalek of Egypt refuse to travel to ‘enermy’ Qatar for African Super Cup….

Egyptian club Zamalek confirms it will not travel to Qatar to play Champions League holders Esperance of Tunisia in February’s African Super Cup. The annual match brings together the winners of the African Champions League and the Confederation Cup. Zamalek president Mortada Mansour has re-iterated his club’s stance on travelling to play in Qatar. “We are two African teams, why should we play in Asia?” he questioned at a press conference on Tuesday.

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Two Club Bruges players sent off for celebrating equalizer….

Club Bruges  celebrated their late equaliser at Galatasaray so much that they had two men sent off. When Krepin Diatta curled home from outside the box deep into injury time to make it 1-1 in Istanbul, you might have expected the drama to be over. He took his shirt off to celebrate, as modern footballers love to do. Unfortunately he appeared to forget he had already been booked so was shown a second yellow card and a red.

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Marco van Basten suspended over Nazi remark….

Former Netherlands striker Marco van Basten has been suspended by Fox Sports after he made a Nazi remark on-air. The Dutch edition of the sports channel said the “Sieg Heil” comment – a phrase associated with use at Nazi rallies – was “stupid and inappropriate”. In an apology Van Basten, 55, said he had “not intended to shock people”.

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Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa plans to sponsor 100 students….

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has announced he will be sponsoring 100 students at a university in the Nigerian city of Kano. Musa has made the gesture to mark his ambassadorial role for the Skyline University. Despite its size Kano and being the commercial centre of northern Nigeria there is a real lack of opportunity for education, which many simply cannot afford.

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Hosts Egypt win 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations….

An extra-time goal from Ramadan Sobhi helped Egypt beat Ivory Coast 2-1 to lift the 2019 Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations trophy on Friday. The final came soon after a dramatic third place play-off match where South Africa clinched the third African place at the 2020 Olympics with a penalties win over Ghana after the match had ended 2-2.

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Jose Mourinho promises passion and happiness at Tottenham….

New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has promised to bring “passion” and “happiness” to the club. The Portuguese, 56, was appointed on Wednesday morning, following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night. Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho praised the quality of Spurs’s squad and their “world class” stadium and training ground.

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