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Anambra FA elections: Appeals committee disqualifies Okeke

By Chimezie Anaso Awka, Oct. 27, 2020 (NAN) The Appeals Committee of the Anambra State Football Association (AnSFA) 2020 elections, has disqualified Emeka Okeke from contesting for the chairmanship of the board in the election, billed for Oct. 30. The decision is contained in a document,...

FIFA President tests positive for COVID-19

Zurich, Oct. 27, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, the global football governing body said on Tuesday. Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation and will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA...

Anambra State FA Elections: Old issues, new crisis

By Victor Okoye Abuja, Oct. 27, 2020 (NAN) The Anambra State Football Association (AnSFA) has been engulfed in crisis in recent months as a result of its upcoming elections which will either replace or keep in place the board led by Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah. This FA...

Josep Bartomeu Resigns As Barcelona President

Barcelona President, Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned following increasing fan pressure and a public fall-out with Lionel Messi. Bartomeu, who became president in 2014, was set to receive a vote of no confidence with fans attempting to remove him. He fell out with forward Messi after...

Pogba denies quitting France team over Macron comments

Manchester (UK), Oct. 26, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba on Monday denied media reports which said he quit the France national team over comments made by the country’s President Emmanuel Macron. The comments were perceived to be against Islam. The French leader this month...

Organising committee says Port Harcourt safe for Gov. Wike football tourney

By Omuboye Sukubo Port Harcourt, Oct. 26, 2020 Bashir Badawiy, Chairman of the Organising Committee for Gov. Wike Pre-Season Football Tournament, says Port Harcourt is safe for the tournament and all participating teams. Badawiy, in a statement on Sunday in Port Harcourt, assured that there...

Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

São Paulo (Brazil), Oct. 26, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said on Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and was self-isolating. The ex-FC Barcelona and Paris St-Germain (PSG) player was in Belo Horizonte, where he played for local side Atletico Mineiro, when...

England cancel Germany friendly after positive COVID-19 test

London, Oct. 25, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) The England women’s football team have called off Tuesday’s friendly against Germany in Wiesbaden after a member of their backroom team tested positive for COVID-19. “While we all wanted to play Tuesday’s game, this was absolutely the right course of...

FC Barcelona hit by Coutinho injury blow

Barcelona, Oct. 25, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Midfielder Philippe Coutinho injured his left hamstring in the 3-1 home defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday, FC Barcelona said on Sunday. This has effectively ruled him out of his side’s UEFA Champions League showdown away to Juventus on Wednesday. A...

Kean double helps PSG go top with 4-0 win

Paris, Oct. 25, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Moise Kean scored his first goals for Paris St-Germain (PSG) on Saturday as the French champions recovered from their UEFA Champions League defeat by Manchester United. PSG thus moved top of the Ligue 1 standings with a 4-0 home victory...
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