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French Open To Allow 1,000 Fans Daily At Roland Garros

Written by on 25 September 2020

A maximum of only 1,000 spectators will be allowed each day at Roland Garros after the French government insisted Thursday on tougher restrictions to counter the resurgence of the coronavirus. Organisers of the French Open, which gets underway four months later than planned in Paris on Sunday, had hoped for a maximum of 5,000. That […]

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Ibrahimovic tests positive for COVID-19

Written by on 24 September 2020

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for coronavirus, the Serie A club have confirmed. The announcement comes just hours before Milan are due to take on Norwegian side FK Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday. The club say that they have informed the “relevant authorities” and that Ibrahimovic will […]

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Chelsea sign Rennes goalkeeper Mendy

Written by on 24 September 2020

Chelsea on Thursday announced the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes on a five-year deal for a reported fee of £22 million ($28 million). The Senegal international will compete for a starting spot with Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has struggled for form and confidence at Stamford Bridge. He is Frank Lampard’s seventh senior signing of […]

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Tokyo Olympics Could Take Place Without Vaccine-IOC chief

Written by on 24 September 2020

Olympic boss said Thursday that the Tokyo Games could take place next year even without a coronavirus vaccine, pointing to the success of the Tour de France. Striking an optimistic note at a meeting with Tokyo 2020 organisers, he vowed to make the postponed event a triumph despite the uncertainties of the pandemic. “We can […]

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Mourinho challenges Alli to earn his place at Spurs

Written by on 23 September 2020

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho expects Dele Alli to be at the Premier League club when the transfer window shuts next month, confirming his presence in the squad for this week’s Europa League fixture. The England midfielder, who has been left out of the past two games, has been linked with a loan move to Paris […]

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COVID-19 threatens Eagles’ friendlies as case rises in Austria

Written by on 23 September 2020

Super Eagles’ international friendly games against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia billed to hold in Austria next month could be cancelled or moved to another country if the current rise in COVID-19 cases persist in the European country. According to reports from various international media outlets , Austria has […]

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Plans for fans to return to sport events in October called off

Written by on 22 September 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed plans for fans to return to watch live sport events in England from 1 October will not go ahead. The plans were placed under review after a rise in coronavirus cases. The UK’s Covid-19 alert level has moved to 4, meaning transmission is “high or rising exponentially”. “We have […]

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I’m not desperate for CAF presidency – Pinnick

Written by on 22 September 2020

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, says he is not desperate to contest for the presidency of the Confederation of African Football, adding that he is yet to take a decision on gunning for the continent’s top football job. Speaking to our correspondent after the unveiling of the official logo and brand ambassadors of […]

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Ghana approves football restart

Written by on 21 September 2020

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday announced the return of professional football as part of a loosening of restrictions following a fall in the number of coronavirus cases. But the West African country’s land and sea borders remain closed, and its beaches, bars, cinemas, and night clubs will also stay shut, for the time being, […]

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Osimhen is young lad with head of a 40-year-old, says Gattuso

Written by on 21 September 2020

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso is notoriously hard to please but he dished out rare praise on Sunday when describing new Nigerian signing Victor Osimhen as a “young lad with the head of a 40-year-old,” reports Reuters.Osimhen, who became Napoli’s record signing when he joined from Lille in the summer for a reported 70 million euros, […]

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