It takes a ‘thick skin’ to play under José Mourinho-Luke Shaw

He would know better than anyone Luke Shaw has not had an easy ride at Manchester United. After a difficult first season under Louis van Gaal, he hit a run of form at the start of the 2015/16 campaign. That was cut short by a devastating leg break against PSV in the Champions League. The long road to recovery was a difficult one, and even since his return to fitness, he has been subjected to a lot of harsh criticism from his own manager, José Mourinho. But the England left-back…

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Ashley Cole released by LA Galaxy after two-year spell in MLS

Could one last move be on the cards? Ashley Cole is set to leave LA Galaxy after the club declined to exercise the year extension option in his contract, the club have announced. Cole joined the Galaxy in 2016 form AS Roma and has racked up 86 appearances for the side over the past two years. He is one of many Premier League stars to have played for the California side, including David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane and Nigel De Jong. Ahead of the 2018 season, head coach Sigi Schmid…

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Kenya assets risk seizure by Chinese

Kenya is among countries at the highest risk of losing strategic assets to China over the pile of debt it owes Beijing, global ratings firm Moody’s Investor Service has said in a newly-released report that has raised eyebrows in public finance circles. Moody’s says in the report that China’s response to sub-Saharan Africa countries facing liquidity pressure has not been uniform or transparent – meaning predictability of credit implications are less clear. “Countries rich in natural resources, like Angola, Zambia, and Republic of the Congo, or with strategically important infrastructure,…

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UNEP bosses spent Sh5.8bn on travel in 2 years

Top managers of Nairobi based UN Environment (Unep) spent Sh5.8 billion ($58.5 million) travelling over a two-year period that culminated in last week’s ousting of its executive director, Erik Solheim. An audit report seen by the Business Daily paints a picture of an organisation that broke its own governance rules with impunity. “The OIOS (Office of Internal Oversight Services) review of relevant correspondence displayed a culture of scant regard for internal controls and existing rules which are established to ensure responsible use of public funds,” states the report. The audit,…

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