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    LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS: Pogba & Mourinho War: Can Jose Win The Fight With Frenchman, United Will Want More Than £200m From Pogba Deal PLUS Arsenal, Chelsea Updates



    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, was told he would not captain the club again after telling manager Jose Mourinho he wants to join Barcelona. (Mail)

    However, Pogba’s criticism of United’s tactics are a sign the Frenchman wants to move back to former club Juventus. (Tuttosport, via Sun)

    United will want more than £200m if they are to sell France international Pogba. (Mirror)

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, will one day return to the club after leaving for Juventus in July. (ESPN)

    Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 31, are at the centre of a row after snubbing the Fifa Best Awards. (Marca via Express)

    Germany manager Joachim Low was denied access to Arsenal’s training ground in order to meet 29-year-old playmaker Mesut Ozil, who has retired from international football. (Star, via Bild)

    Arsenal are interested in Rennes’ 20-year-old Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, who has been likened to Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele. (Mirror)

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants at least £3bn to sell the club. (Bloomberg)

    Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola believes Belgian winger Eden Hazard, 27, has not reached his full potential and can challenge for football’s top individual awards. (Telegraph)

    Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill but the 32-year-old wants to keep playing in the Premier League. (Sun)

    Brentford midfielder Josh McEachran, 25, came through the ranks at Chelsea and says the Stamford Bridge outfit “is probably one of the hardest clubs, if not the hardest, in the world for a young player”. (Times – subscription required)

    Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has backed 19-year-old defender Declan Rice’s decision to turn down a contract offer at West Ham. (Talksport)

    Monaco’s owner Dmitry Rybolovlev is looking to sell the club – there has been interest from the United States and the United Arab Emirates. ( – in French)

    Fifa spent almost £9m on private jets in less than three years, which included a sightseeing trip to the Taj Mahal. (Independent)

    Arsene Wenger is unsure over a return to football management, but the 68-year-old Frenchman says he has not retired after leaving Arsenal in the summer. (L’Est Republicain via Evening Standard)

    Celtic are facing a slow death because they cannot compete financially with the top European leagues, says Juventus president Andrea Agnelli. (Scotsman)

    Former manager Kevin Keegan says owner Mike Ashley’s Newcastle Unitedis the the worst-run club he has ever dealt with. (Newcastle Chronicle)

    Former Newcastle vice-president Tony Jimenez says Keegan turned down the chance to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 29, and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, 30, when he was in charge at the Tyneside club. (Times – subscription required)

    Paul Pogba & Jose Mourinho: Can Jose win the fight with Frenchman. Where do Manchester United go from here? (BBC Football)




    She Cranes Star Nuba Reveals Why She Decided To Play For Uganda Not South Sudan; Why She Regrets Giving Birth Early…



    She Cranes player Mary Nuba

    Born in South Sudan but grew in Uganda, that’s the story of the She Cranes goal shooter Mary Nuba Cholhok who was voted as the best shooter in the just concluded Fast5 Series tournament which was held in New Zealand.

    Uganda emerged in fifth position in the tournament. theGrapevine had a chance to talk to Nuba before she went back to England for her professional career.

    Grapevine: Why did you decide to play for Uganda and not for your native country South Sudan?

    Nuba: South Sudan is still lagging behind in Netball and I’m getting old, that’s why I decided to play for Uganda’s She Cranes.

    Grapevine: What challenges have you faced so far in your career?

    Nuba: Thinking about my five-year baby who stays in Uganda yet I’m in England playing for my professional club.

    Grapevine: Then what about your husband [the baby’s father] ?

    Nuba: I’m not married, though I gave birth.

    Mary Nuba was awarded Fans player of the Fast5 Series tournament

    Grapevine: How did you manage giving birth and playing Netball?

    Nuba: I realized that later that I made a mistake of getting pregnant. But I stood on my feet, forgot all the past and decided to move on with my child and my career.

    Grapevine: How do you manage those good performances?

    Nuba: I work very hard ever day in order to achieve my goals.

    Grapevine: Where do you see She Cranes in four years to come?

    Nuba: I see She Cranes winning the Netball World cup because we have good players who are still young.

    Grapevine: Tell us about the best game in your career?

    Nuba: When we defeated South Africa in the Common Wealth games in Birmingham.

    Grapevine: Who’s your role model in the game of Netball?

    Nuba: Peace Proscovia because of the way she managed to lift her life from a poor background. She is now superstar in the game.



    By Juma Ali


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    MIRACLE: All She Cranes Players Return After Incidents Of Players Disappearing While On Duty Abroad…



    She Cranes players and one of the start player Goal Shooter Mary Cholhok Nuba

    It was a miracle this time around after all the She Cranes players returned from New Zealand.

    It has been a habit for some Netball players to escape when the team travels for international tournaments.

    Just last month, two She Cranes players; Nakanyike Shakira, who was a Police Player and Rose Namutebi, who was a KCCA Player, disappeared in UK, during She Cranes international friendlies.

    The disappearance of these two players followed the disappearance of centre Player, Halimah Nakachwa, who disappeared in UK, in 2017 during another international friendly in UK.

    However, this time around, all the nine players who went for the first five series tournament in New Zealand, where She Cranes emerged fifth, after wining three games and losing three games, all returned with the team.

    National players disappearing while on duty abroad is also a habit in other sports disciplines like; boxing, table tennis, Rugby among others.


    By Juma Ali


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    It’s Time For Golola To Rest: I’m Going To Punch Him Into Retirement – General Fungu Vows…



    Moses Golola (L) and General Fungu (R)

    General Hamza Fungu has vowed to fight Moses Golola and send him into retirement come 26th December. 2022.

    Fungu said this during the launch at Akamwesi gardens today.

    Uganda’s middle weight kick boxing champion, Golola Moses is set to face his former trainer, General Hamza Fungu on bixing day at Akamwesi shopping mail gardens.

    Golola, who is known for his many words said that he has beaten many fighters who were better than Fungu, “now look at this piglet, I’m going to show him why I’m called Golola Moses ‘of Uganda ‘  and I call upon Ugandans to come and be witnesses on that day.”

    Though Golola said that he signed a contract which allows both fighters to fight until one gets tired, officials in charge of organizing the show said they will fight K-1 style for five rounds.

    Grapevine had a chance to sit down with Golola’s challenger General Fungu and and this is what he had to say;

    theGrapevine: How are you prepared for this fight?

    Fungu: I’m well prepared but they have also given us enough time. So, I’m going to prepare more.

    theGrapevine: Why, among fighters did you choose Golola?

    Fungu: I have been asking to fight Golola for the last five years but he has been dodging me. He one time asked for 20,000 dollars to fight me.

    theGrapevine: Why do you think he accepted this time around?

    Fungu: I think this time, he has been given a lot of money.

    theGrapevine: Which tactics are you going to use to defeat Golola?

    Fungu : Golola has words but I have the tactics which will defeat Golola.

    theGrapevine: Many people have come out to challenge Golola but he finally wins?

    Fungu : He has been favoured many times.

    theGrapevine: Is it true that the contract you signed for the fight allows you to fight until one of you gets tired?

    Fungu : The contract is a disadvantage to Golola not me because I was born a fighter.

    theGrapevine: What next after this fight?

    Fungu : After this fight, I will fight three more three bouts and retire.


    By Juma Ali


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