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Fulham sack manager Jokanovic, appoint Ranieri

English Premier League strugglers Fulham sacked manager Slavisa Jokanovic and appointed former Leicester supremo Claudio Ranieri on Wednesday. Jokanovic, a 50-year-old Serbian, led Fulham back into England’s top flight in May 2018 but the Londoners currently sit bottom of the table with just five points from 12 games. It is Ranieri’s second appointment since leading Leicester to the Premier League ...

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Brexit deal: Theresa May to face cabinet showdown

Theresa May faces a crunch cabinet meeting later as she tries to win colleagues’ support for a draft Brexit agreement between the UK and Brussels. Senior ministers will gather at Downing Street at 14:00 GMT amid calls to reject the deal from both senior Brexiteers and Remain supporters. The PM is also continuing one-to-one briefings with ministers on the plans. ...

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Tokyo 2020: Africa football Qualifiers

okyo Olympic Games football qualifying fixtures in Africa from Wednesday (all kick-off times GMT): First round, first legs Wednesday At Bujumbura Burundi v Tanzania (1300) At Addis Ababa Ethiopia v Somalia (1300) At Nairobi Kenya v Mauritius (1300) At Rubavu, Rwanda Rwanda v Democratic Republic of Congo (1330) At Victoria Seychelles v Sudan (1330) At Kampala Uganda v South Sudan ...

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UEFA open to reopening financial fairplay cases

UEFA warned Monday that clubs whose finances have already been scrutinised by its Financial Fair Play regulations may not be out the clear yet, European football’s ruling body told AFP. Less than a week after the latest revelations in the Football Leaks series, UEFA suggested it could reopen previously concluded cases should new information arise. Every club affiliated to UEFA ...

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Man Utd news: Glazers make Jose Mourinho signing decision after Manchester City defeat

MANCHESTER UNITED’s owners, the Glazer family, are reportedly reluctant to let Jose Mourinho sign a defender despite their Premier League defeat to Manchester City on Sunday. Manchester United boss Mourinho retains the backing of the Glazer family despite Sunday’s defeat to Manchester City exposing their shortcomings. The Red Devils are, simply, not on the same level as their fierce rivals ...

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Uganda boarding school inferno kills nine students – Police

Nine students died after fire engulfed a dormitory at a secondary school in southern Uganda early Monday, police said, one of the deadliest in a string of conflagrations at schools across the country in recent years. Police spokesman Patrick Onyango told Reuters the nine male students died when the blaze erupted at a dormitory that housed about 130 students at ...

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Ali Bongo: Gabon leader ‘seriously ill but recovering’

Gabonese President Ali Bongo is seriously ill but on the mend, his spokesman says, ending weeks of official silence on his condition. Speculation has mounted on the health of President Bongo, 59, with some reports saying he suffered a stroke. He is being treated in Saudi Arabia, with the initial announcement last month saying he was suffering fatigue. His spokesman ...

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