Friday, 30 October 2020

Rohr names Nigeria squad for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

 


Sebastian Osigwe has been handed his maiden Nigeria call up ahead of November’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Sierra Leone, while Victor Osimhen and Joe Aribo return to the squad.

The Switzerland-born goalkeeper last represented the country at U20 level where he was part of John Obuh’s team to the 2013 Toulon tournament. However, he did not make the Flying Eagles’ cut to the U20 World Cup in Turkey.

Thursday, 29 October 2020

French Cup competitions have been suspended until 1 December



 The men's and women's French Cup competitions have been suspended until 1 December after a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in the country.

The French Football Federation (FFF) has also halted all amateur football.

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a second national lockdown until at least the end of November.

Valcke and Al-Khelaifi to know their fate over "Fifagate" scandal

 


Former Fifa number two Jerome Valcke and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi will discover on Friday if their roles in the "Fifagate" scandal, regarding alleged corruption in the allocation of World Cup TV rights, are damning enough to land them a stretch behind bars. 

That is when the Swiss Federal Criminal Court of Bellinzona, which conducted 10 days of hearings in September, will announce the verdict on the two men, along with Greek businessman Dinos Deris.

Clubs cannot compete financially with their rivals in the Premier League- Wenger



 Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said the main reason clubs on the continent are keen to establish a new European Super League is because they cannot compete financially with their rivals in the Premier League.

Manchester United and Liverpool are reported to be in talks over the creation of a new $6 billion breakaway tournament that would feature up to 18 clubs from Europe's top five leagues.