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S. Sudan FA probe officials over age cheating in U20-AFCON

The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) is probing three senior officials following the expulsion of nine players from the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda last week. Nine South Sudanese players were evicted from the 2019 AFCON championship tournament for being over aged, which left the world’s newest nation with no substitutes. Uganda won the match 5-1 in Kampala. Daniel Alul, spokesman for the SSFA said Wednesday the football governing body does not condone cheating, as such;…

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Brazil legend Ronaldinho retires from football

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won the World Cup in 2002, last played in 2015 during a brief stint with Fluminense. However his brother and agent Roberto Assis said he would not play again and would now concentrate on tribute…

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FEATURE -South Sudan’s disabled swap stigma for sport

The two teams whizzing across the stadium are almost too fast to catch with the naked eye. Strapped into wheelchairs, the ten basketball players are highly focused on their game as East African beats blare in the background and excited crowds cheer and dance. The stadium erupts in applause as the ball hits the net; the winning team is a mass of beaming faces. It’s competition and fun – but more than that, too. Sport for disabled people in…

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