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Emmanuel Frimpong: The end of a chapter

For a long-time, the former Arsenal midfielder has had to play through the pain. Now, at the tender age of 27, the former Ghanaian international has decided to hang up his boots. Lest we forget, he has left us with solid memories created across his experience in the Premier League, Russian Premier League, UEFA Champions League, English Championship etc

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Ballon d'Or winner, Ada Hegerberg's stance to sit out the 2019 World Cup a huge leap towards gender equality in football?

In light of Women’s History Month, Ada Hegerberg is one of the most inspirational ladies across the globe. After historically becoming the first woman ever to win the Ballon d’Or, Norway’s Hegerberg is also keen on using her platform to improve the women’s game. Even if it means she has to sacrifice her dream of playing at the 2019 Women’s FIFA World Cup.

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Why Obi Mikel & Chukwueze were left out of the Nigerian squad for the upcoming AFCON Qualifier

Nigeria have already qualified for the 2019 AFCON finals to be held in Egypt later this year. In this piece, we provide an analysis as to why the Super Eagles have more to gain by leaving out former Chelsea midfielder, Obi Mikel and the highly rated Spanish La Liga youngster, Samuel Chukwueze.

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The rebirth of Ghana’s Jeffrey Schlupp

Upon becoming the Premier League champions in the 2015/16 season, Leicester City released the Ghanaian fullback to Crystal Palace. After months of playing second fiddle to many players, Schlupp has cemented his place in Palace’s midfield, courtesy of Roy Hodgson’s faith in the 26-year-old.

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MLS Preview: Top 10 Must Watch Players Of African Descent - #8 Kei Kamara

One of the league’s most prolific strikers comes in at #8. Kei Kamara is coming off one of his best seasons to date where he scored 14 goals in 28 matches for the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Sierra Leone international was was selected by FC Cincinnati in the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft and immediately traded to the Colorado Rapids for the 2019 season.

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MLS Preview: Top 10 Must Watch Players Of African Descent - #9 Bill Hamid

#10 on our MLS player watchlist for 2019 is the DMV hometown hero, Bill Hamid. Outside of a short stint at Danish side FC Midtjylland, Hamid has become synonymous with DC United and remains one of the few players left from Ben Olsen’s earlier days at the club. The U.S. International has already one MLS Goalkeeper of the Year (2014), and will singlehandedly change the course of matches for United this season.

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Do Leicester City have a future star in South Africa's Khanya Leshabela?

Who said South Africans are too laid back to pursue careers away from home? They are definitely looting up spots in top European leagues, with the English Premier League not being an exception. The latest addition is Khanya, who has found a home amongst the Foxes.

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Mbwana Samatta is carrying Tanzania's torch in Europe

He is the first ever Tanzanian to play European football but is already creating the stuff of a legend. Averaging a goal in every Belgian Pro League match, topping the charts and helping Genk to a possible league title, Samatta is writing new history for Tanzanians. The CAF Champions league winner means business.

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This may be Iwobi's best chance to build a legacy at Arsenal. Can he seize it?

The 22-year-old Nigerian international clearly has the manager’s backing, as well as age and talent on his side when faced with the task of becoming one of Arsenal’s key players. But the time may be now or never for him to take the next step and secure his place at the club.

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