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Brazil 2014: 5 Cameroon players to watch at the world cup

Samuel Eto'o leads the way, and with him go Cameroon's chances at the World Cup. The Chelsea striker is the biggest star in a team with plenty of quality. But just being in a group with Brazil, Croatia and Mexico will make it tough for the Indomitable Lions to advance to the knockout round. Here are five players to watch: SAMUEL ETO'O Four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto'o is at the twilight of…
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Eto'o 'very annoyed' at Jose Mourinho's embarrassing Chelsea criticisms

Samuel Eto'o is "very annoyed" with Jose Mourinho's decision to criticise the player in a conversation that was secretly filmed and later broadcast, according to the striker's former international coach.Veteran boss Claude Le Roy, who has enjoyed two spells with the Cameroon national team during his career, discussed Mourinho's jabs with Eto'o—reported by Canal Plus via ESPN:"I had him on the phone just before I came on screen, and he's very annoyed.Actually, Mourinho went to…
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How José “the Special One” Mourinho got his Mojo back - Sunday Oliseh

The Moment Ivanovic struck the ball into the net past Joe Hart (for what turned out to be Chelsea’s Winning goal) I felt it was done and dusted, over, knowing Jose “the Happy special one” MourinhoThis was definitely the best and most entertaining encounter of the Premier league 2013/2014 and the victory has now thrown open the EPL title race for the top three(Chelsea, Man. City and leaders Arsenal).In a game where tactics, technique and…
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Joseph Yobo joins Norwich City on loan

Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo has joined Norwich City on loan from Turkish club Fenerbahce until the end of the season.The centre-back, who has won 95 caps for his country, left Everton in 2012 after a decade at the Premier League club."This is a league I understand and I hope to give my best to Norwich," Yobo, 33, told BBC Sport."There were several options but Norwich clearly made their intentions known from the beginning."Yobo has fallen…
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Mali midfielder Seydou Keita joins Valencia

  Mali midfielder Seydou Keita has joined Valencia until the end of the season, the Spanish club revealed on Thursday.The 34-year-old former Barcelona player arrives at the club on a free transfer from Chinese side Dalian Aerbin.Valencia said on their website that Keita's deal will run until 30 June with an option for another season.Keita won 14 trophies in four seasons with Barcelona between 2008 and 2012 and has also been capped 88 times by…
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Nigeria and Chelsea defender Keneth Omeruo to join Middlesbrough on loan

  Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo is poised to join Middlesbrough on loan from Chelsea.Middlesbrough's Spanish manager Aitor Karanka confirmed a deal is being finalised after their 2-0 loss to Hull City in the FA Cup third round.Karanka knows Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho well having been his as assistant at Real Madrid."I am happy (Omeruo) will come here to help us. I think that he will come until the end of the season," he said.However any…
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Rooney could leave if Manchester United miss out on top four - Moyes

Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that striker Wayne Rooney may not sign a new contract if the champions miss out on a top-four finish.The Red Devils currently languish in seventh place in the Premier League, five points behind Liverpool in fourth and 11 points off top-of-the-table Arsenal.Rooney’s current deal expires at the end of next season and, as exclusively revealed by Goal in December, the striker has rejected United’s latest attempts to open…
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Former Senegalese Coach Bruno Metsu buried in Senegal

 The burial of Bruno Metsu took place in Senegal on Monday, with President Macky Sall among a host of people who paid tribute to the Frenchman.Former Senegal national team coach Metsu died from cancer aged just 59 and was laid to rest in Dakar.Sall described the Frenchman Metsu, who led Senegal to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals, as "an example of humanity and virtue".He also called him a "hero among Senegalese heroes"."In this time of…
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World Cup:FIFA reveals African playoff draw procedures ahead of draws

FIFA has released the draw procedure for Monday's African Zone play-offs involving ten teams.Ten teams from the continent who topped their second round groups will be entered into a draw to be held by the Confederation of African Football - CAF in Egypt.Ghana and nine other group winners - Ivory Coast, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Senegal and Cameroon - will be drawn for the two-leg ties, with the winners going to the…
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Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo granted work permit

Nigeria Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, is set for English Premier League after he was granted a work permit, MTNFootball.com has reported. A top Chelsea official told MTNFootball.com: “Kenneth has been granted a five-year work permit by the British Home Office. It’s a big breakthrough.” Chelsea is believed to have used the “special talent” argument to ensure the 19-year-old highly promising central defender’s application for a work permit was granted. It was the same case…
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