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On Sports Today: Salah is still Africa’s Best !!!

January 9, 2019

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On Sports Today: Salah is still Africa’s Best !!!

Egypt to host 2019 AFCON

Eygpt is set to host this year’s Afcon after Caf striped Cameroon off the hosting rights due to inadequacy and security issues. CAF president Ahmad Ahmad made this announcement on Tuesday in Dakar before the Awards ceremony.

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This year’s tournament is set to hold between 15th June and July 13. Eygpt will be looking to win this year’s tournament as hosts having won three of the four previous tournaments they hosted. This year’s tournament will see 24 teams compete against each other.

Salah retains the title as African’s Best Player

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Egyptian forward and Liverpool Star, Mohamed Salah won the African Player of the Year award for the second year in a role after dusting off his club team Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Salah became the fourth player after Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure and El-Hadji Diouf to win the award back to back.

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Other winners from the award ceremony include Chrestinah Kgatiana who won the female goal of the year and the Women Player of the Year. Morocco’s Herve Renard won the men’s coach of the year award and the super falcons won the female team of the year.

Spurs have an edge over the Blues in the English League Cup

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Kane’s first-half spot-kick which was awarded via VAR proved to be enough as Tottenham saw out a 1-0 lead over Chelsea in the first leg of the league cup.
Pochettino has charged spurs to finish the job in the second leg at Stamford Bridge on Jan 24.

Tennis

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Roger Federer has won the Hopman Cup for a record Third time after Switzerland beat Germany in a winner -takes all point. Federer had earlier beaten Zverev in the singles tie but his partner Bencic lost to Kerber which put the tournament at a 1-1 tie.

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Federer and Bencic then came up trumps in a deciding mixed doubles clash that came down to the final match point.

NBA

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There has not been any significant change in the standings as the Nuggets are still top of the Western Conference while the Raptors are top of the Eastern Conference.
There were wins for the 76ers, Pacers, Nuggets, Raptors, Timberwolves, Suns, Warriors and the Clippers last night.

This is where i draw the cutains on today’s episode Till I come your way next week, Do have a beautiful week

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