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Nakamba, Musona back in Zimbabwe squad for Afcon qualifiers Marvelous Nakamba and captain Knowledge Musona are back in the Zimbabwe squad for next month's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Botswana and Zambia. Zimbabwe host Botswana on November 15, before meeting Zambia away four days later in their Group H fixtures.

Klopp reveals when Keita will be ready to start at Liverpool Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed Naby Keita is not far from returning to the Reds' starting XI. The midfielder recently returned to action, having been struggling with a hip injury problem since August, which he picked up ahead of the Reds' Uefa Super Cup win against Chelsea.

Ghanaian defender Salisu surprised by meteoric rise at Real Valladolid Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu talks about his good start to the Spanish La Liga after time in the club’s youth set-up.

Chemelil Sugar won't surrender KPL status - Odera Chemelil Sugar are ready for their upcoming league fixtures despite the tough financial situation they are finding themselves in, assistant coach Charles Odera has said.

Liverpool interested in signing Dortmund winger Sancho, says Hamann Liverpool could be lining up a big summer move for Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, according to the club's former midfielder Dietmar Hamann.

Telkom Knockout Cup: Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates clash could move to Durban or Mbombela Goal has reliably been informed the Telkom Knockout Cup quarter-final clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will be played outside the Gauteng province. The two giants of South African football were pitted together in a draw which was conducted at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Tuesday night.

We have been starved of players scoring hat-tricks in the PSL - McCarthy Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has challenged Premier Soccer League strikers to change their mentality and become hungry for goals, as he also lashed out at the players for celebrating their lethargic approach in front of goal.

Frimpong earns Celtic manager Lennon's praise after league debut Celtic boss Neil Lennon has tipped young fullback Jeremie Frimpong for a bright future following an impressive league debut on Saturday. Having joined the Scottish giants on a four-year deal from Manchester City during the summer transfer window, the 18-year-old was handed his Premier League debut in what ended in a 6-0 thrashing of Ross County.

Dylan Kerr denies Wazito FC approach and is ready to return to coaching Ex-Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr dismisses Wazito FC links but states he is ready to return to coaching after a few months out.

Explained: Why El Clasico was cancelled & when Barcelona vs Real Madrid will be played So what exactly is happening in Barcelona and why is the Clasico game directly affected? Goal takes a look. The first Clasico of the 2019-20 season was postponed by the Spanish football federation because of security concerns. It was originally scheduled for October 26.

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Highlands Park: Kick off, TV channel, live score, squad news and preview Pitso Mosimane will be looking to ensure Mamelodi Sundowns maintain their unbeaten start to the 2019/20 PSL season with a win over Highlands Park in Tshwane on Wednesday.

New date for rescheduled Clasico confirmed as December 18 Following the decision to postpone Saturday's meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid, it has been confirmed that the first Clasico of the season will take place on December 18.

Why Matip is not ready for Genk clash - Liverpool boss Klopp Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Joel Matip will not feature when they take on Genk in Wednesday's Champions League game. The defender picked up a knock against Sheffield United last month, which forced him to miss his side's outings against Red Bull Salzburg and Leicester City.

When is the next El Clasico? The dates of Real Madrid vs Barcelona 2019-20 fixtures The upcoming fixtures of Spain's top two teams are the first following Eden Hazard's move to Spain, and Goal brings you all the key dates and details.

Celtic vs Lazio Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions Inzaghi's men have been producing plenty of goalmouth action at both ends of the pitch, and Al Hain-Cole expects an entertaining clash at Celtic Park.

Malaysian schools to get FIFA's assistance for football A new FIFA programme set to launch next year will look to get more Malaysian children picking up the sport of football.

Wazito FC settle on Medo as new coach after Ambani & Okumbi dismissals Wazito FC have settled on former Mount Kenya United coach Melis Medo as their new tactician, Goal can exclusively reveal. Wazito sacked head coach Fred Ambani and technical director Stanley Okumbi on Monday after a dismal start to the season and now they are set to bring on board the American coach.

Video: Hat-trick hero Mbappe plays every minute if he's fit - Tuchel PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel explained why hat-trick hero Kylian Mbappe was left out of the starting line-up in the French side's 5-0 win against Club Brugge.

'That's just my face!' - Lampard's hilarious reaction to reporter who asked him why he's scared of Ajax Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was forced to deny claims that he is "scared" of Ajax in an extraordinary exchange with a reporter during a press conference ahead of Wednesday's game.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA welcomes Golden Eaglets to Brazil FIVE-TIME world champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have landed in the city of Gioania, Brazil, where the team will tackle Hungary at the Estadio Olimpico in the opening game of Group B of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals on Saturday.

FIFA chief takes note of positives in PHL football FÉDÉRATION Internationale de Football Association President Gianni Infantino recently visited the Philippines to show how FIFA can support football development and assess the Philippine Football Federation's efforts in further developing football in the country in line with the world governing body's Forward Program.

Mexico tries to kick homophobic chant out of football with FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification under threat Mexico is far from alone in struggling to deal with racist or homophobic insults shouted from the stands. But now, as a repeat offender, the country risks being banned from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FMF bosses warn.

Silva in awe of 'magnificent' Mbappe after PSG rout Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva heaped praise on hat-trick hero Kylian Mbappe after his record-breaking Champions League display. Mbappe came off the bench and scored three goals in a devastating performance as PSG routed Club Brugge 5-0 on Tuesday.

Odds slashed on Gerrard to be appointed next Tottenham manager Former Liverpool captain and current Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looms as a shock possible replacement for Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham. In the wake of Spurs' recent struggles, Gerrard's odds of becoming the club's next manager have been cut from $41 to $17 in the space of 24 hours with Sportsbet.

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