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Meseret set to return to Boston

When Meseret Defar and Bernard Lagat compete at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on 7 February, both will be marking milestones in their careers at the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting. Two-time Olympic champion Defar will be competing for the first time since the birth of her daughter …

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Arsenal’s Gedion Zelalem becomes U.S. citizen

Gedion Zelalem is a U.S. citizen. The German-born midfielder, who played six years of youth soccer in the D.C. area before signing with Arsenal in 2013, was in Washington on Monday to finalize the naturalization process, clearing the way to represent the United States in international competition, the Insider has …

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Addis Ababa to host 12th African Junior Athletics Championships

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) has announced today that Addis Ababa will host the 12th African Junior Athletics Championships, which will be held here from February 10 to March 8, 2015. Abdisa Yadeta, Ethiopia’s Sports Commissioner said that decision was made after the EAF held a …

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Algeria defeat Ethiopia in 2015 AFCON qualifiers

Algeria made it five wins from five in their 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with their 3-1 victory over Ethiopia at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida on Saturday evening. Goals from Sofiane Feghouli, Riyad Mahrez and Yacine Brahimi moved Algeria up to 15 points, the only team …

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Ethiopia face Algeria without key player

Ethiopia will face Algeria on Saturday in a 2015 Afcon qualifier without one of their inspirational stars Saladin Said. Kick-off is at 9:00pm (CAT). The injured player, who joined Egyptian giants Al Ahly early this year, and South African based professional Getaneh Kabede, who scored one of the goals in …

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Equatorial Guinea to host 2015 Nations Cup

Cairo, 14 November 2014 – The Head of State and President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo this Friday 14 November met with the President of CAF Issa Hayatou concerning the possibility for Equatorial Guinea to host the Africa Cup of Nations Orange 2015. Following fraternal …

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