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Swedish Court Clears Footballer, Dickson Etuhu Of Match-fixing Claims

Nigerian Footballer, Dickson Etuhu has been cleared of match-fixing claims by a Swedish court on Thursday.

The former Premier League player was charged with trying to influence a match between IFK Gothenburg and his former club Stockholm’s AIK by the goalkeeper of his team Kenny Stamatopoulos.

Upon Stamatopoulos informing the club about the alleged approach, the game, scheduled to hold May 18, 2017, was postponed.

However, after hearing testaments from both players, the Stockholm district court ruled in favour of the Nigeria midfielder, stating that there was not enough evidence to be convinced of Stamatopoulos’ claim.

In its judgement, the court said: “To discuss a crime only in general terms is typically not punishable,”

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Etuhu played in England featuring for Manchester City, Preston North End, Norwich, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers before a switch to Sweden. He also represented Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup.

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 Zidane warned over taking Man United job after Mourinho’s sack 

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has issued out warning to former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane over taking the Red Devils job.

Neville issued out the warning after United sacked manager, Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.

Zidane has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford over the past few months.

Neville has now warned Zidane to make sure he has “his own ground rules” and the “correct” support at the club if he eventually takes United job, else he will not succeed.

“Zinedine Zidane has won three European Cups in the last four seasons,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“From that point of view, I don’t think anyone could argue with his pedigree.

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“He’s been world class on the pitch, he’s been world class in the dugout at Real Madrid. He wouldn’t be my choice in the sense I would choose Mauricio Pochettino… but on the other hand you couldn’t argue with the introduction of Zinedine Zidane because of his record in the past four years.

“What I would say at this moment in time, any manager coming into that football club needs to make sure they come in with their own ground rules. Make sure the support around them is correct or they won’t succeed.

“If Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are buying better players, getting the first in on players, a better recruitment department and better support network, then they’ll still do better.

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“Clubs outspent United for many, many years 10, 12 years ago and Manchester United were still winning leagues. It’s not always about the amount of money you throw at it, there needs to be something more than that.”

Man United will now tackle Cardiff City this weekend in the Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.

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Man Utd sack Jose Mourinho: Red Devils part way with manager after poor start to the season


Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United following their disappointing start to the season.

The Red Devils currently sit sixth in the Premier League table but have already lost five times in 17 matches, leaving them 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and 11 off fourth-placed Chelsea in the fight for Champions League places.

That follows a summer transfer window in which Mourinho routinely complained at a lack of signings, with the Portuguese unable to persuade the club’s hierarchy to sign a new centre-back.

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Mourinho has continued to drop hints that he remains unhappy at that failure to spend big, and he now leaves after two-and-a-half years in charge at Old Trafford, with his final match in charge Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool.

“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” a statement read.

“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.
“A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”

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More to follow…

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Manchester United Faces PSG, Juventus To Battle Atletico – Full UCL Last 16 Draw


The draws for the 2018/2019 UEFA Champions leagie last sixteen has been concluded on Monday as four English teams and three Spanish teams as well as three German teams are set to battle each other.

According to the last 16 draws by the UEFA Champions League on Monday afternoon, the reigning champions, Real Madrid will take on Ajax, while Manchester City must tackle Schalke, and Tottenham will battle with Borussia Dortmund in the knock-out rounds.

Manchester United will face Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp must tackle German opposition in the form of Bayern Munich.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus meet Atletico Madrid, while Lyon have been handed the unenviable task of trying to shackle Lionel Messi and Barcelona. Roma have been paired with Porto and Ajax with reigning champions Real Madrid.

Below is the full list of fixtures;

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