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(VM) Cote d’Ivoire name squad for African Cup of Nations


January 6th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Abidjan, Jan 6 (IANS) Cote d'Ivoire coach Francois Zahoui named two new players in the 25 member squad for the African Cup of Nationsin Equatorial Guinea and Gabon January ... Read more...

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Keep distance from Van Persie, Wenger tells Manchester City


October 1st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Manchester City not to entertain any hopes of signing his captain Robin van Persie to get rid of Carlos ... Read more...

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FIFA chief tells Toure: Can’t use ignorance as defence for positive drug test


March 9th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): FIFA chief Jerome Valcke has warned Manchester City defender Kolo Toure that he cannot use ignorance as a defence for his positive drug test.In the wake of failing ... Read more...

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Toure’s drug ban expected to be similar to rugby player Duckworth’s verdict


March 8th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8(ANI): Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has been given a hint of his possible punishment for failing a drugs test after York City Knights rugby league player Matty Duckworth ended ... Read more...

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Man City star Toure admits to taking wife’s diet pill to fight flab


March 5th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 5 (ANI): In the wake of failing to pass a drugs test, Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has admitted that he took diet pills used by his wife to ... Read more...

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Toure says Manchester City will defeat ‘vulnerable’ Man U in Manchester derby


February 8th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8(ANI): Manchester City defender Kolo Toure reckons that current Premier League points' table leaders Manchester United will wobble now that they have surrendered their unbeaten run in the season.Toure ... Read more...

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Coach Mancini fines four Man City stars for fighting during training


January 14th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.14 (ANI): Coach Roberto Mancini has fined four Manchester City stars for fighting at training.Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Mario Balotelli and Jerome Boateng were all hit in the pocket for ... Read more...

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Manu, Kolo involved in training ground feud


January 5th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.5 (ANI): There has been tension between Manchester City stars Manu Adebayor and Kolo Toure since Toure publicly told some players at the club to stop wining and get on with ... Read more...

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Mancini all set to replace Carlos Tevez as Man City captain


December 20th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is all set to replace Carlos Tevez as captain of the club.City play Everton on Monday with Mancini considering handing the armband to ... Read more...

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FIFA ropes in Roger Milla for anti-Malaria campaign


June 15th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 15 (IANS) Cameroon football legend Roger Milla and FIFA have teamed up in a campaign that seeks to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. The campaign inspired by the first ... Read more...

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Drogba’s despair could pep Portugal in group of death


June 14th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Port Elizabeth, June 14 (DPA) Ever since the announcement of the World Cup schedule, football fans have been relishing the match between the Ivory Coast and Portugal for its showdown between ... Read more...

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Capello blames ‘non spending’ for absence of English clubs in Champions League


May 6th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): England coach Fabio Capello has said that failure to strengthen the team by big Premier League clubs is the reason behind no England representation in the Champions ... Read more...

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Adebayor assures of good gestures for Man City-Arsenal clash


April 24th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24 (ANI): Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor has given assurances about unproved behaviour when he lines up for Manchester City during their Premier League game against Arsenal at the Emirates ... Read more...

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Manchester City to make 50 million pound bid for Fabregas


April 11th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11(ANI): Manchester City is reportedly preparing to break the British transfer record with a sensational 50 million pound bid for Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas.According to reports, the club's owner, ... Read more...

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Mancini will continue as Man City manager: Toure


March 28th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28(ANI): Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has urged club owners to retain Roberto Mancini as manager.Toure's appeal came after it was revealed that the board is looking for alternatives ... Read more...

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Angolan rebels warn of more attacks on Premier League players


January 10th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): English Premier League stars participating in the Africa Cup fear for their lives after being warned by the Angolan rebels that they are on the list of ... Read more...

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Mansour’s spending on City revealed at $632 million


January 6th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (DPA) Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan has invested $632 million in Manchester City since buying the club in August 2008, it emerged on Wednesday. A document filed with Companies House ... Read more...

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Drogba leads Ivory charge (Team Profile)


November 30th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Abidjan, Nov 30 (DPA) It is almost impossible to think of Ivory Coast without conjuring up an image of Didier Drogba prolific, powerful and petulant in equal measure ­ but the ... Read more...

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A tragedy that continues to spur Chelsea’s Drogba


November 8th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 8 (ANI): Chelsea's Didier Drogba is still haunted by the memory of the March 29, 2009 stampede when 19 Ivory Coast supporters lost their lives, fighting for breath when ... Read more...

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‘Disappointed’ Hughes expects his players to learn from mistakes


October 26th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26(ANI): Registering Manchester City's third successive draw after their Premier League game against Fulham, manager Mark Hughes has said that he was disappointed by his team's performance.With the help of ... Read more...

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Toure backs Manchester City’s title tilt


October 8th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.8 (ANI): Kolo Toure claims Manchester City's early-season results prove they are in with a chance to nab this year's Premier League title.After seven games, Mark Hughes' City have only ... Read more...

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A C Milan to make 31 million pound bid for Arsenal’s Fabregas


August 5th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.5 (ANI): Arsenal is braced for a 31 million pound bid from A C Milan for Cesc Fabregas.Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi will meet coach Leonardo and his technical director ... Read more...

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Manchester City’s wage bill crosses 100-million-pounds mark


August 2nd, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 2 (ANI): Manchester City's whopping annual wage bill has crossed the 100 million-a-year pound mark.Kolo Toure's arrival at Eastlands means that salaries at Manchester City have doubled in two ... Read more...

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Football stars bid for Ronaldo’s 4.5 million “Gold Trafford”


July 31st, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Chester (England), July 31(ANI): Numerous football stars have come forward in a new bidding war, bid for a staggering 4.5 million pounds seven-bedroom mansion at Chester county, which belongs to former ... Read more...

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Cool Hughes refuses to react to Fergie’s hairdryer strikes


July 31st, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has refused to react to the verbal barbs being directed at him by his United rival Alex Ferguson after his 14 million ... Read more...

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Henry believes Arsenal still has the quality to win Premier League


July 28th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Arsenal idol Thierry Henry insists the Gunners can still win the Premier League next season - despite another the exodus to Emirates.The club's most prolific striker, however, ... Read more...

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Man City close to netting Arsenal’s Kolo for 14 million pounds


July 27th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Manchester City are believed to be close to signing Ivory Coast center-half Kolo Toure for 14 million pounds.Toure currently plays for Arsenal and will be City's next ... Read more...

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22 football fans killed in Ivory Coast city stadium stampede


March 30th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Mar.30 (ANI): At least 22 people were killed and 132 were injured when a wall came down on them before a football match between the Ivory Coast and ... Read more...

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