John ‘Shoe’ Moshoeu: Five years on since the Bafana legend passed away

By Muambo Edward, kick442.com It’s been five years to this day, since one of Africa’s best football feet and brain left the stage — former Bafana Bafana playmaker John ‘Shoe’ Lesiba Moshoeu, who died after a long battle with stomach cancer, aged 49 on April 21, 2015. The highly gifted native of Ga-Mashashane came through the ranks of Blue Whales and Kaizer Chiefs before playing almost 600 league games, scoring 152 goals for eight clubs in South Africa and…

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Emmanuel Adebayor responds to critics, saying he does not donate

Ghanasoccernet.com Togo striker Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor claims he does not donate after being criticized for not being generous to aid the underprivileged amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Many footballers have made donations to the vulnerable people and families in their various countries in order to help them survive the prevailing situation in the world at the moment. But the former Arsenal FC, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur forward thinks otherwise. The former Togo captain, through videos circulating on social networks,…

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Coach Jackson Mayanja says Tanzanian footballers are lazy

Football256.com Kyetume Football Club head coach Jackson Mayanja has revealed the aspect Tanzania footballers must work on to hit the top of the world of football. Mayanja who was coach at four clubs in Tanzania claims that he rates his time at Simba SC and Kagera Sugar as ‘the best moments of his career’ while stressing on the need for Tanzanian footballers to work harder. According to Mayanja, the relationship with fellow coaches and the players at both clubs…

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Asamoah Gyan says 2010 World Cup penalty miss still haunts him

By Benjamin Ankomah-Appiah, kick442.com 2010 World Cup in South Africa brings a lot of memories in the minds of Africans spanning from the first of the competition in Africa to the near miss semifinals. Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan is one who will forever remember the competition because of the mixed feelings he had from scoring a spectacular individual brilliance against the USA, to missing what could have been Africa’s only best performance in the World Cup history — a place…

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FIFA stars applaud healthcare personnels in the fight against COVID-19

By Anye Nde Nsoh, kick442.com “To all healthcare workers and other professionals who keep working like true heroes, an infinite applause. Thank you, merci, vielen dank, gracias, grazie, obrigado…” This is in a video message by stars, trending on social media from FIFA TV applauding healthcare personnels for the brilliant job in the fight against Coronavirus. The one minute 25seconds video comprises 52 stars in their various locations, both coaches, retired footballers, and current players. Not leaving out healthcare…

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Samuel Eto’o begins accomplishing his promise in fight against COVID-19

By Anye Nde Nsoh, kick442.com Four times African Player of the Year Samuel Eto’o, in the fight against coronavirus, has provided items to help some Cameroonians fight against the global pandemic. To accomplish his promise made, the former Barcelona striker has begun the race in his home town the littoral Region-Douala where in items such as food items, soaps, sanitisers and protective equipment. This was done through his foundation with support from Betoo, Kadji Group and Utopia as fulfillment of…

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China’s Wuhan city revises Coronavirus death toll up by 50%

  Al Jazeera China’s Wuhan City says 1,290 more people died of COVID-19 than previously thought after cases were missed in early days of outbreak. Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the Coronavirus first emerged late last year, has revised sharply upwards its death toll from the disease, admitting people died at home and cases were missed as hospitals struggled to cope in the early days of the outbreak. The adjustment, detailed in a social media posting by the…

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Trump implies WHO deliberately mishandled Coronavirus pandemic

  Aljazeera.com US President Donald Trump escalated his attack on the World Health Organization, saying its early guidance on the Coronavirus outbreak was a “horrible” mistake — and perhaps even a deliberate one. “Tragically, other nations put their trust in the WHO and they didn’t do any form of ban,” Trump said at his daily White House briefings on the pandemic on Wednesday. “You see what happened to Italy, you see what happened to Spain, you see what happened…

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US explores possibility that Coronavirus started in Chinese lab, not a market

By Josh Campbell, Kylie Atwood & Evan Perez, CNN US intelligence and national security officials say the United States government is looking into the possibility that the novel Coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory rather than a market, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter who caution it is premature to draw any conclusions. The theory is one of multiple being pursued by investigators as they attempt to determine the origin of the Coronavirus that has resulted in…

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Roger Milla: The oldest player to ever participate and score in a World Cup

  By Afeseh Apong, kick442.com The name Albert Roger Milla is certainly not new to football lovers, especially those who were opportune to watch football in the period between the early 1970 and the late 1990’s.  Born in Cameroon’s political capital on May 20, 1952, young Roger Milla would commence his football journey at the tender age of 13, when he joined the youths ranks Eclair de Douala. His rich football journey took him through 11 clubs both in…

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