Enugu Rangers drawn against two Egyptian sides in CAF Confederations Cup….

The two Egyptian sides left in the Confederation Cup have been drawn in the same group after today’s draw in Cairo. Pyramids and Al Masry are both in Group A alongside Mauritania’s Nouadhibou and Enugu Rangers from Nigeria.

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South Africa and Nigeria claim wins at U23 Africa Cup of Nations….

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A Teboho Mokoena free-kick goal gave South Africa a 1-0 victory over Ivory Coast on Tuesday at the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Nigeria won Tuesday’s other Group B game as they beat Zambia 3-1 at the tournament that also decides the three African teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Dickson Etuhu found guilty of match-fixing in Sweden….

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Former Nigeria international Dickson Etuhu has been found guilty of attempted match-fixing by a Swedish appeals court. The Court of Appeal in Stockholm said in a release on Wednesday that it was clear that Etuhu and an unnamed former player tried to influence AIK keeper Kyriakos “Kenny” Stamatopoulos to fix a match in Sweden’s top division in 2017.

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Dominika Cibulková retires from tennis….

Former world number four and Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulková has announced her retirement from tennis. The 30-year-old won eight WTA titles – including the prestigious WTA Finals in 2016 – and in 2014 became the first Slovak to reach a Grand Slam final, losing to Li Na in Melbourne.

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Saudi Arabia to host Spanish Super Cup….

The Spanish Super Cup tournament will be played in Saudi Arabia in January 2020, the national football association (RFEF) said on Monday. The four-team event features Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia at the 62,000-capacity King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah.

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Man jailed for trying to rob Arsenal stars….

An armed mugger who tried to rob Arsenal footballers Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac has been jailed. Ashley Smith (left) admitted attempting to steal luxury watches worth £200,000 from the pair in Hampstead, north-west London. A second man, Jordan Northover (right), 26, has also admitted his role in the robbery.

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Liverpool to play two games under 24 hours….

Liverpool will field different teams in two separate competitions within 24 hours after the EFL announced the date of their Carabao Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa will not be changed. The Reds will play at Villa on 17 December at 19:45 GMT and will compete in the Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar the following day at 17:30 GMT.

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Athlete Madiea Ghafoor jailed for drugs trafficking….

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Dutch Olympic athlete Madiea Ghafoor has been jailed for eight and a half years after being found guilty of drug smuggling and trafficking. The 27-year-old, who competed in the 4x400m relay at Rio 2016, had £2m worth of drugs in the boot of her car when she was stopped at a routine border check near Elten in Germany in June.

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Cardiff City face FIFA transfer ban over Sala fee dispute….

Cardiff City face a three-window transfer ban if they fail to pay Nantes the first instalment of the £15m fee for striker Emiliano Sala. Sala, 28, died in a plane crash in January while travelling from France to join his new club. FIFA has released the full reasons for its September ruling ordering Cardiff to pay the first 6m euros. Cardiff will lodge an appeal against the decision in the next two weeks to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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