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Jose Mourinho Appointed Tottenham Head Coach

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Tottenham Hotspur have announced Jose Mourinho the new coach of the club, replacing the sacked Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino, who joined the club in 2014 was sacked Tuesday with the club languishing 14th in the Premier League.

The Portuguese former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager signed a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season, the north London club said in a statement.

Pochettino, 47, transformed Spurs’ fortunes after arriving from Southampton in 2014 and although he failed to win a trophy he took the club to the Champions League final for the first time in their history just six months ago.

But the Argentine was sacked on Tuesday, with Tottenham struggling in the league after picking up just three wins from their opening 12 games.

This season they were knocked out of the League Cup by fourth-tier Colchester United and suffered an embarrassing 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

“I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” said Mourinho, who has won domestic titles in a record four different countries.

“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy said: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football. He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician.

“He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”

Spurs hailed their new boss, saying in their statement: “Jose is one of the world’s most accomplished managers having won 25 senior trophies.”

He won Champions League titles with Porto and Inter Milan.

The 56-year-old Portuguese won three Premier League titles over two spells in charge of Chelsea and returned to England to manage Manchester United in 2016.

Mourinho was sacked last December following a poor run of results and has been out of work since, most recently working as a TV pundit.

His first match in charge will be the London derby away to West Ham on Saturday.

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CAF Postpones 2021 African Cup Of Nation To 2022

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According to the latest report, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a recent statement has postponed the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to 2022.

The tournament, which was earlier scheduled to take place between January 9 and February 6, 2021, in Cameroon has now been postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

“After consultation with stakeholders and taking into consideration the current global situation, the tournament has been rescheduled for January 2022,” CAF confirmed in a statement.

“The date for the final tournament and the remaining matches of the qualifiers will be communicated in due course.”

CAF also announced that the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) has been postponed to 2021, while the 2020 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations was cancelled due to ‘challenging conditions.’

See full details of the decisions made by the CAF Executive Committee at the meeting.

Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021

After consultation with stakeholders and taking into consideration the current global situation, the tournament has been rescheduled for January 2022. The date for the final tournament and the remaining matches of the qualifiers will be communicated in due course.

Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Cameroon 2020

The final tournament has been postponed till January 2021 in Cameroon.

“The CAF Executive Committee is satisfied with t the Cameroonian authorities for their commitment towards the hosting of the two competitions. Cameroon is ready to host either competition and are within schedule,” CAF President Ahmad Ahmad said.

Interclubs 2019/20 season

The Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup, will resume in September with a Final Four (4) format. Semi-Final matches will be played in a single match.

Total CAF Champions League

Venue for Final Four to be decided

Total CAF Confederation Cup

Morocco will host the Final Four

Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2020

Due to challenging conditions, the 2020 edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations has been cancelled.

Meanwhile, the CAF Women’s Champions League will be launched in 2021. The format and other details will be communicated in due course.

Zonal Qualifiers for U-20 & U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

A meeting with the Organising Competitions for Youth Football and the Zonal Unions has been proposed to finalize the arrangements for the zonal qualifiers. Meanwhile, the U-17 AFCON will take place in July 2021.

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Following the withdrawal of Uganda, a new hosting bid will be launched for the organization of the final tournament either in 2020 or 2021.

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Osimhen Beats Moses Simon To Win The Marc-Vivien Foe Prize

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Nigerian Forward, Victor Osimhen has won the annual Marc-Vivien Foe award in the French Ligue 1.

The Marc-Vivien Foe is a French annual award for the best African player in the league 1.

The Lile star saw off competitions from fellow compatriot Moses Simon who plays for Nantes, Denis Bouanga from Saint Etienne, Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and Edouard Mend all from Renne, Andy Delort from Montpellier and Islam Slimani from Monaco.

Osimhen won this award after votes from Jury consisting of African sports journalist who were impressed with the young stars’ performance since joining the French club.

Osimhen was a replacement for Ivorian star Nicolas Pepe who was sold to Arsenal and Victor has impressed since joining from Belgian club Sporting Charleroi.

He has so far scored 18 goals and had 6 assists for Lile in all competitions before the French League was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Manchester United To Battle Chelsea In FA Cup Semis

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Former FA Cup champions Manchester United and Chelsea have been pitched against each other in the semi-final of the tournament on July 18 and 19 at Wembley Stadium.

Manchester United beat Norwich City 2-1 in the quarterfinal on Saturday while substitutes made the difference as Chelsea and Arsenal both won away from home to reach the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley turned in a cross from Willian midway through the second half in a 1-0 win at lacklustre Leicester.

Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos netted an injury-time winner in a 2-1 win at Sheffield United, which had two goals ruled offside by video replay. Ceballos pounced with a low shot, just four minutes after David McGoldrick had equalised from close range.

Arsenal will face Manchester City in the second semi-final at Wembley after defending champion Man City beat Newcastle 2-0.

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