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Malaysia Says It Won’t Host Any Sporting Event Involving Israel

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Malaysia Says It Won't Host Any Sporting Event Involving Israel

Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has announced that the country will not host any future events involving Israel.

Abdullah also said the Malaysian government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition.

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The event in July serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo paralympics.

The foreign minister said the cabinet affirmed last week that no Israeli delegates can enter Malaysia for sporting or other events.

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He added that Malaysia also decided not to host any more events involving Israel “to reflect the government’s firm stance over the Israeli issue.

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2019 AFCON: Egypt Choose Six Venues To Host Finals

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2019 AFCON: Egypt Choose Six Venues To Host Finals

Egypt has chosen six venues across five cities to host this year’s African Nations Cup finals.  One of the locations is the port said stadium where 72 supporters died in the country’s worst violence at a soccer venue in 2012.

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After a board meeting, the Egyptian Football Association confirmed that Cairo stadium, Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria and Ismailia stadium are among the venues chosen for the tournament.

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Other venues are the army-owned June 30 stadium, on the outskirts of Cairo, and the Suez Stadium.

The 74,000-seater Cairo stadium hosted the finals of previous nations cup tournaments in 1986 and 2006.

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The port said stadium was closed for five years after the 2012 disaster that followed a league match between Al Masry and Al Ahly.

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Botswana Sacks National Coach David Bright

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Botswana Sacks National Coach David Bright

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Baxter To Resign If Bafana Fails To Qualify For 2019 AFCON

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Baxter To Resign If Bafana Fails To Qualify For 2019 AFCON

Head coach of the South African men’s national football team, Stuart Baxter, says he will resign if his team fails to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt this summer.

The team, Bafana Bafana, must avoid defeat in their final group game against Libya to qualify for the tournament.

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The Englishman’s comments certainly got tongues wagging across the rainbow nation, but for many, they came as no surprise after the trials and tribulations he has endured in his second stint in charge of the South African national team. Baxter knows if he fails to get to the AFCON tournament, his time is up.

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Rumors are already circulating, linking Mamelodi Sundowns’ coach, Pitso Mosimane, with the job, but his quest for success with the 2016 African champions may just rule him out and open the door for another local coach.

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