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AFCON 2023: Tragedy averted as plane carrying players loses oxygen

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A potential disaster was narrowly avoided as the aircraft transporting members of the Gambia national team had to make a u-turn to Banjul shortly after takeoff. The flight, en route to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, experienced a delay due to a loss of oxygen.

According to a statement released by the Gambia Football Federation on Thursday, the chartered flight carrying the Scorpions had to return to Banjul due to technical issues. The flight, which lasted nine minutes, prompted the crew to request an immediate return to Banjul. Preliminary investigations upon landing revealed a loss of cabin pressure and oxygen.

A new departure time has been arranged for the players and officials to continue their journey to the Africa Cup of Nations. The Gambia national team, known as the Scorpions, is placed in Group C alongside defending champions Senegal, five-time champions Cameroon, and Guinea.

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Aguero set to make return to football

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Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has announced that he is on the verge of returning to football as a club owner. Aguero, however, declined to disclose the name of the club.

The 36-year-old made this revelation during a recent conversation with Argentine streamer Coscu, whose real name is Martin Perez Disalvo.

When asked about his interest in returning to football as a manager, the former Barcelona star replied, “The truth is that I’m considering getting involved in a football club as an owner. I’m not going to reveal which club it is, but I believe we are on the right track. I enjoy being able to manage, to help the club progress, and to build a strong team and staff.”

Aguero retired from professional football in 2021 after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, just days after being hospitalized.

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EPL: Ex-Arsenal player, Kevin Campbell is dead

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Arsenal announced on Saturday that their former player, Kevin Campbell, has passed away at the age of 54.

Campbell, a striker, played for the Gunners, Nottingham Forest, and Everton.

Throughout his nearly 20-year career, he scored 148 goals in 542 club appearances.

“Everyone at Everton is deeply saddened by the death of our former striker Kevin Campbell at the age of just 54.

“Not just a true Goodison Park hero and icon of the English game, but an incredible person as well – as anyone who ever met him will know. RIP, Super Kev,” an Everton statement read.

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After retiring from playing in May 2007, Campbell went on to have a successful career in the media.

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Transfer: Guardiola names Man City player that could join Barcelona

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted Joao Cancelo could return to Barcelona next season.

Cancelo spent the last year on loan with the LaLiga side.

The defender left City after falling out with Guardiola.

However, Cancelo is set to return to the Premier League champions, except the two clubs agree a fresh deal.

“It has to be the best for everyone,” said Guardiola about Cancelo’s future.

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“The two clubs will sit down. He is our player and, if an agreement is not reached, he will have to return in the pre-season.

“If he wants to stay [at Barcelona], and the clubs agree, it will be done again.”

CREDIT: DAILY POST

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