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Former Barcelona, Arsenal midfielder Alex Song signs two-year deal with Sion

Alex Song left Rubin Kazan in January amid a dispute over unpaid wages.
Alex Song left Rubin Kazan in January amid a dispute over unpaid wages.

Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has signed a two-year contract with Sion of the Swiss Super League, the club announced on Tuesday.

Song, 30, joined Sion after parts of two seasons with Rubin Kazan, having left the club in January when FIFA intervened to terminate his contract because the club were falling behind on paying players' wages.

According to the Telegraph, Song was still owed £7.9 million by Rubin in June.

The former Cameroon international made more than 200 appearances...

Samuel Eto'o: Cameroon will be ready to stage 2019 African Nations Cup

Cameroon will be ready to stage the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) next year, Samuel Eto'o has told RFI.

Suggestions that Cameroon would not be ready for the tournament, expanded to 24 teams and scheduled in the summer for the first time, have plagued the build-up, with Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad voicing doubts last year.

But Eto'o, Cameroon's all-time leading goalscorer and still going strong at 37, said he was certain the tournament will go ahead as planned. 

"It...

Clarence Seedorf continues tradition of Dutch coaches in Africa

The arrival of Clarence Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert in Cameroon to begin their tenure as coach and assistant respectively of the Indomitable Lions marks a renewal of a 30-year span of coaches from the Netherlands taking charge of African national teams.

The pair signed four-year deals, which include the proviso that they live in Cameroon, and have been tasked with ensuring Cameroon win the 2019 African Nations Cup on home soil, and qualify for both the 2021 edition and the next World...

Fulham sign Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Joe Bryan

Fulham have completed deadline-day moves for Olympique de Marseille's Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan, the Premier League new boys confirmed on Thursday.

As well as loan deals for Sergio Rico, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Luciano Vietto, Fulham brought Bryan in on a four-year deal, with Zambo Anguissa putting pen to paper on a five-year deal subject to a work permit.

Left-back Bryan had appeared set for Aston Villa earlier in the day, but snubbed the Villains in order...

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa set for €30m Fulham switch - sources

Olympique de Marseille's Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa appears primed to sign for Fulham in a deadline-day move, according to reports in France.

RMC understand that the newly promoted side have made a €30 million bid for the 22-year-old as they look to bolster their midfield options ahead of the new campaign.

The source notes that an agreement has almost been reached between the two clubs, with Zambo Anguissa having agreed a five-year contract with the Cottagers.

He's set to pass his medical...