European football focusing on restart in July and August

European football, currently at a standstill because of the coronavirus, is focusing on a restart in July and August with clubs and leagues being told that stopping competitions should “really be the last resort.” Uefa, the European Club Association and the European Leagues’ umbrella group sent a joint letter to their members on Thursday saying […]

Boateng fined for leaving Munich ‘without permission’

Bayern Munich have fined defender Jerome Boateng for leaving the city “without permission”, an act in breach of the strict rules of confinement imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to TVO television, the 31-year-old had left the city to visit his sick son and was involved in a minor road accident on Tuesday. “Bayern […]

FG reviews lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise by 35

• Food markets to open 10am to 2pm every other day • Nine cases surface in Osun, seven in FCT, hit 174 The Federal Government has relaxed total lockdown it imposed on the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states to curb the spread of COVID-19. The government, in the new guidel0in0ery other day. Also, […]

Nigerian paralympic gold medalist, Ndidi Nwosu, dies .

Ndidi Nwosu, who was Nigeria’s Powerlifting Gold medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, is dead…According to Brila Fm, she died in Owerri Imo state on March 1, 2020, following complications arising from a lung infection.. The news was broken by former President of the Nigeria Powerlifting Federation, Ms Queen Uboh. According […]

Premier League season has to be finished – Fuchs.

The Premier League winner’s contract expires at the end of the season, whenever that might prove to be and he wants to finish the campaign Christian Fuchs is hoping the footballing authorities find a way to complete the current season amid the coronavirus outbreak which sees football suspended in almost every country across the world. The […]

Messi never rejected wage cuts, says Barcelona president Bartomeu.

The Catalan club’s president denied there was any unrest from the Argentine superstar over the financial cuts made to players’ salaries Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said Lionel Messi agreed with pay cuts at the Liga champions, after the captain criticised senior club figures behind the scenes. Barca confirmed a massive wage cut to help the […]

Red Bull official wanted drivers to deliberately catch coronavirus

Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko has admitted that he wanted the team’s Formula One drivers to deliberately contract coronavirus before the potential start of the new season. The 76-year-old said his idea was to bring the team’s senior drivers, Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon, together with the junior drivers in a training camp. “The […]

Five more coronavirus patients discharged .

Good news as Lagos State Government on Monday discharged five coronavirus patients at Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital…This brings the total number of discharged patients from the centre to eight. The patients, who had been quarantined at the isolation centre for weeks, looked stable and unruffled.

Mourinho to take Spurs training via video amid coronavirus lockdown.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff will put players through their paces from home starting on Monday as the club holds live video training sessions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Spurs’ players are in self-isolation with Britain in lockdown and the Premier League suspended until at least April 30. The players so far […]

EFCC uncovers 35 ‘illegal’ betting operators

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it has uncovered 35 lottery operators allegedly doing business without core licenses and permits. It stated this in a series of tweets posted via its verified Twitter handle on Thursday afternoon. The commission said the discoveries followed an attempt to end tax fraud in the […]