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Bayern Munich apply to host 2021 UEFA Champions League Final

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have introduced that they are applying to host the 2021 UEFA Champions League closing at their Allianz Arena home.

“I’m able to affirm that FC Bayern, collectively with the Town of Munich, will be formally applying to host the 2021 Champions League closing,” mentioned club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

It would be the 2nd time the Allianz Arena has hosted the closing of Europe’s best-tier club competitiveness. The preceding event in 2012 observed Bayern even get to the closing before shedding on penalties to England’s Chelsea in what became recognised as the “Finale dahoam” – closing at home, in Bavarian.

“Despite the substantial disappointment of 2012 against Chelsea, we still feel back fondly to the “Finale dahoam”. We’d be incredibly delighted if UEFA granted us the probability to welcome the footballing world to Munich the moment once again,” Rummenigge continued.

The deadline for closing dossiers to be presented to UEFA is fifteen February 2019, and the decision on the host venue will be made in the spring. St. Petersburg in Russia was the only other metropolis to declare their fascination before the 26 October 2018 cut-off date.

While it would be the 2nd time the Allianz Arena has performed host to the Champions League closing, Bayern and Munich have experienced the honour on two prior occasions when the closing was held at the Olympiastadion in 1993 and 1997. The latter observed fellow Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund win their one and only Champions League title.

This would be the to start with time 5-time European champions Bayern host the closing as sole tenants of their stadium, with the Allianz Arena just lately getting renovated into the club’s red and white colors. The ground is also one of 10 that will host UEFA Euro 2024 matches in Germany.

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Onana extends Ajax deal until 2021 – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday May 18, 2017. 16:00


Information reaching AfricanFootball.com is that Cameroon goalkeeper Andrew Onana has extended his deal with Ajax Amsterdam until 2021.

Reports indicate that the the 21-year-old featured in 32 league appearances this season as Ajax narrowly finished second behind champions Feyenoord.

Onana joined Ajax in 2015 from Barcelona, having found his way to the famous La Masia academy through a link with the Samuel Eto’o football foundation in Cameroon.

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The net minder’s form this season has been instrumental in Ajax’s journey to the Europa League final, where they will play Manchester United on 24 May in Stockholm.

“I feel at home at Ajax and in the Netherlands. Now I want to win great prizes with this great club,” he told their official website.

Onana made his first team debut for the four-time European champions on 20 August 2016 against Willem II.

Meanwhile, the ex-junior international is yet to make his senior international debut for five-time African champions Cameroon.

The Cameroonian was one of seven Indomitable Lions players who snubbed the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.



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