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Ozil shares excitement as Ghanaian club is named after him Arsenal and former Germany international Mesut Ozil has expressed his delight by the renaming of a Ghanaian youth club after him. A post on social media shows a gathering of excited kids clad in Arsenal jerseys, all with the player's name written on their backs.

Mbappe must accept my decisions - Tuchel Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has to respect decisions after he reacted to being substituted, says coach Thomas Tuchel.

Simba SC part ways with assistant coach Kitambi days after dismissing Aussems Simba SC have parted ways with assistant coach Dennis Kitambi. The decision to fire the former AFC Leopards coach comes just a few weeks after the Tanzanian champions fired Belgian coach Patrick Aussems. In a statement seen by Goal, the club has confirmed they have agreed to part ways with Kitambi on mutual agreement.

Flick aware slip up against Tottenham will dash hopes of keeping Bayern Munich job Hansi Flick admits he is fighting for his future at Bayern Munich as he battles to make a case to stay in charge of the first team. Bayern's interim head coach, appointed after Nico Kovac departed in November, may be in the frame to stay at the helm until the end of the season.

Cecafa Challenge Cup: Tanzania won't underrate Sudan - Mgunda Tanzanian coach Juma Mgunda has warned his players not to underrate Sudan when the two sides face off in their last Group B match of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup on Thursday.

Rebuilding Real Madrid not Champions League contenders - Altintop Real Madrid are not contenders to win the Champions League this season, according to former player Hamit Altintop. Madrid won three consecutive Champions League trophies under Zinedine Zidane between 2016 and 2018 but, without the Frenchman, exited to Ajax in the round of 16 last term.

Massive games in store for fantastic Maritzburg United - Tinkler Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler is happy with his side's rich depth as he also targets a top-eight Premier Soccer League finish. The KwaZulu-Natal outfit is currently placed eighth on the PSL standings and will play in the Telkom Knockout final against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.

Who owns Manchester United & who are the Glazer family? Manchester United are currently owned by the six children of the late former owner Malcolm Glazer: Avram, Joel, Kevin, Bryan, Darcie and Edward Glazer. Malcolm Glazer took hold of a majority stake in the club in 2005 through investment company Red Football Ltd.

QPR's Eberechi Eze makes Championship Team of the Week Queen Park Rangers winger Eberechi Eze has been named in the Championship Team of the Week. The 21-year-old Anglo-Nigerian delivered a spectacular performance for QPR in their 2-0 victory against Preston North End on Saturday.

Heavy fixture schedule is a norm at Mamelodi Sundowns - Marlin Fresh from a draw in Morocco, Mamelodi Sundowns are set to play three games in one week and former goalkeeper Calvin Marlin tips his former club to cope.

AIFF to launch football masters course in 2020 The All India Football Federation has announced plans to launch a football masters course next year in an executive committee meeting held on Tuesday in New Delhi. The details regarding admission for the course that is scheduled to start in mid-2020 will be advertised soon.

The runners & riders at the FIFA Club World Cup The FIFA Club World Cup kicks off in Qatar on Wednesday when the two outsiders Al-Sadd and Hienghene meet in a standalone play-off to progress to the quarter-finals. The winners of that tie will face Monterrey, with Al-Hilal and ES Tunis meeting in the other last-eight match.

Resurgent Rashford backed by Lingard to get even better after run of 13 goals in 14 games for Man Utd & England Marcus Rashford has scored 13 goals in his last 14 appearances for Manchester United and England but there is even more to come from him, according to Jesse Lingard. One product of a famed academy system at Old Trafford is enjoying a serious purple patch for club and country.

Cecafa Challenge Cup: I didn't stop Kenya from playing - Kimanzi Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has hit out at Cecafa in the wake of Monday's decision to slap him with a two-match ban at the Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala.

Odisha FC's Josep Gombau - We deserve more points Interestingly, Odisha FC will use Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium in Pune as their home base for the first few matches, a venue where Hyderabad FC, whose players used to play their trade for FC Pune City last season, are familiar with. Coach Josep Gombau mentioned that it is more of a home game for their opponents than themselves.

Cecafa Challenge Cup: Tanzania back on track after win against Zanzibar Tanzania have defeated Zanzibar 1-0 in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Uganda. Taifa Stars opened their title campaign on a low note, after falling to defending champions Kenya on Sunday by a solitary goal. To stand a chance of making it to the last four, the eight-time champions had to win against Zanzibar who drew 1-1 with Sudan.

Saint-Etienne's Bouanga nominated for Ligue 1 award Saint-Etienne forward Denis Bouanga has been nominated for the Ligue 1 Player of the Month award for November. The 25-year-old winger was in a sparkling form last month, scoring three goals to help Claude Puel's men clinch two victories.

How to watch the FIFA Club World Cup live online The FIFA Club World Cup brings six federation champions together to crown a world champion. Liverpool, Flamengo, and Monterrey are the favorites.

Lingard: I feel back to myself after rediscovering Man Utd spark Jesse Lingard is starting to feel like his old self again at Manchester United, with the 26-year-old having enjoyed a welcome return to form over recent weeks. A testing start to the 2019-20 campaign for an Old Trafford academy graduate saw him slip out of the Red Devils side and senior England squad.

WATCH: Movers and Makers - Ronaldo, Hee-Chan, Ziyech and Willian ready for UEFA Champions League crunch time Four accomplished UCL performers are primed to do everything they can for their clubs on a potentially momentous MD6.

Henderson wants Mane to continue fantastic form as Liverpool clash with Salzburg Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has urged his teammate Sadio Mane to continue his impressive form as they take on Red Bull Salzburg in Tuesday's Champions League game.

'Lampard hates losing & lets Chelsea players know!' - Zouma hails passion of Blues boss Frank Lampard "hates defeat", says Kurt Zouma, with the Chelsea boss having made it clear to his squad that he expects the standards set in his playing days to be replicated in 2019-20. The Blues boss secured a standing as a Stamford Bridge legend when spending 13 productive years in west London.

What results do Liverpool & Chelsea need to qualify for Champions League last 16? While Liverpool have looked near-unstoppable in England this year with an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League, they haven't been quite as ruthless in Europe.

Boakye and Red Star Belgrade want to finish Champions League campaign on a high Ghana international Richmond Boakye-Yiadom previews Red Star Belgrade's midweek clash with Olympiacos in the Uefa Champions League.

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