Sports highlights – May 22, 2018

Sports highlights – May 22, 2018

AFC Leopards looking to defend Shield title

Defending champions AFC Leopards will start their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield title defense against third tier side Shabana FC when this year’s tournament kicks off on June 1. AFC won their 10th Shield title last year with a 2-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks and will be looking to repeat the same feat this year. Sharks will in turn start their journey for a second consecutive final appearance and probably a shot at the title with an away trip to Nanyuki Youth.

Unai Emery to be appointed Arsenal Manager this week

Arsenal will appoint former Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery as manager this week. Emery, who left his job at PSG earlier this month, was in London on Monday for talks with the Gunners. The 46-year-old Spaniard led the French Ligue 1 side to a domestic treble this season, but did not have his two-year contract extended and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel.

Ibrahimovic sent off for slapping opponent during LA Galaxy, Montreal Impact clash

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off by the video assistant referee for slapping an opponent as LA Galaxy beat Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer. Michael Petrasso stood on the ex-Manchester United striker’s foot in the 40th minute, prompting Ibrahimovic to hit him in the face – and then both players to go down, apparently injured. After watching a replay, referee Ismail Elfath showed captain Ibrahimovic the 13th red card of his career.

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