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Mohammed Rabiu relieved to end two-year injury nightmare

Ghana international Mohammed Rabiu hopes that he's come to the end of a two-year injury nightmare and is keen to earn a return to the Black Stars fold.

The midfielder has sat on the sidelines nursing an anterior cruciate ligament, but now has a chance with Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala after the club announced they have re-signed him on a short-term deal.

The 28-year-old did not play a single game for Anzhi when he signed a three-and-half-year deal with them in August 2016, with...


Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah signs with Columbus Crew SC as a DP

Jonathan Mensah has played in two World Cups for Ghana.

Columbus Crew SC completed the signing of Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah as a designated player on Tuesday.

Mensah, 26, moves from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala and joins Federico Higuain as the second DP in Columbus.

The MLS club did not reveal details of the transfer for the center-back, who had another year and a half on his contract at Anzhi.

"We are pleased to announce the signing of central defender Jonathan Mensah as a designated player," coach Gregg Berhalter said in a statement.


Pavel Vrba departs Czech Republic to take Anzhi Makhachkala job

Pavel Vrba took charge of Czech Republic in 2014.

Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba has left his role to take charge of Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Vrba has stepped down from the post following Czech Republic's early exit at Euro 2016, where they finished bottom of Group D after losing to Spain and Turkey, while drawing with Croatia.

The Football Association of the Czech Republic (FACR) confirmed the news on Thursday, announcing that Vrba will join Anzhi with immediate effect.

FACR chairman Miroslav Pelta says a new Czech Republic...

Anzhi Makhachkala demand action over CSKA Moscow 'bigotry'

Only a select number of fans were fortunate enough to be in attendance for CSKA Moscow's home Champions League match versus Bayern Munich.
CSKA Moscow fans abused Anzhi Makhachkala supporters at the Arena Khimki on Saturday.

Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala has called for an end to "bigotry" in domestic football after its fans were abused by CSKA Moscow supporters.

Throughout CSKA's 1-0 home win over Anzhi on Saturday, CSKA fans shouted derogatory slogans about the Caucasus region. They also displayed a banner bearing the words "animal planet" with a modified Anzhi crest featuring an apparent anti-gay slur.

Anzhi fans typically hail from ethnic minority groups in the Caucasus.

In a statement issued on Sunday,...

CSKA Moscow retain Russian title

CSKA Moscow retained the Russian Premier League title with a last-day win over Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday.

CSKA Moscow's players celebrate retaining the Russian Premier League title.
CSKA won the Russian Premier League for the second straight season.

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CSKA prevailed 1-0 at home to take their fifth Russian title by one point, as Zenit St Petersburg won 4-1 away to FC Kuban to finish second and qualify for the Champions League.

Lokomotiv led the title race for much of the season before their form dipped. They...