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Roman Abramovich sanctioned, assets frozen, Chelsea to operate on restricted basis

They just couldn’t leave it well alone, for just a few more days, could they? They just had to do something five days before the reported bidding deadline, after not doing anything for nearly two weeks. Today, the UK government have (finally) sanctioned Roman Abramovich for being “associated with a person who is or has been involved in destabilising Ukraine and ... Read More »

Russian soccer federation appeal FIFA, UEFA bans

The Russian soccer federation appealed Tuesday to have FIFA and UEFA bans on its teams frozen in a fast-track legal process and eventually overturned. Russian national and club teams were expelled from international competitions on Feb. 28 “until further notice” following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. FIFA and UEFA did not specify their legal reasons. The Court of Arbitration for ... Read More »

Guillermo Rigondeaux loses 80% of his sight in pressure cooker explosion

An exploding pressure cooker left a former champion boxer with severe facial injuries and caused him to lose most of his sight. Guillermo Rigondeaux was rushed to hospital after the “freak accident” which occurred at his home in Miami. The 41-year-old was cooking a meal when the pot exploded, his manager Alex Bornote explained to El Nuevo Herald. “When the pot exploded and we ... Read More »

MTN Group underlines its role as a driver of Africa’s progress through brand evolution

MTN Group today unveiled its evolved visual identity, articulating the context behind the logo many have seen since 16 February 2022. It is just the second brand overhaul since the Group was founded in 1994. Back in 2004, the changes made to the brand resulted in MTN taking ownership of the colour yellow that is now synonymous with MTN. Importantly ... Read More »

Ukrainian Sports Activities Forced To Be Suspended Due To The Russian Invasion In Ukraine

The terrible and dangerous escalation of the crisis between Russia and Ukraine is experiencing another decisive phase in these hours, creating a humanitarian crisis. A scenario that involves Ukrainian sports as well: after the introduction of martial law overnight by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy all sports activities have been suspended. CHAMPIONSHIP SUSPENDED The current situation involves the Ukrainian football world as well. The Ukraine championship, in fact, has ... Read More »

Scotland Fight Week: Undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor returns home to face Jack Catterall

Undisputed junior welterweight world champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor has already made history. The first British undisputed champion in the four-belt era, Scotland’s Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) will defend his titles against Jack “El Gato” Catterall (26-0, 13 KOs) this Saturday, Feb. 26, in front of a sold-out OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Taylor-Catterall and a loaded undercard, including ... Read More »

Samuel Eto’o declared the father of 22-year-old Spanish woman

Retired footballer Samuel Eto’o has been declared as the biological father of a 22-year-old woman in Madrid. The former striker has never acknowledged that he was the father of Erika Do Rosario Nieves and he did not attend the court proceedings in Madrid. Court number 83 in Madrid reached the verdict on Thursday to conclude a legal process that was ... Read More »

Senegal President rewards players with $87,000 and plots of land for winning AFCON

The President of Senegal has rewarded the players of the national team with cash prizes and plots of land for winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). President Macky Sall announced that each player will be given a bonus of $87,412 as well as 200 square metre plot of land in the capital, Dakar. In addition, the President awarded ... Read More »

Binance Charity to donate US$160,000 to victims of AFCON 2021 Stadium crush in Cameroon

Binance Charity, the first-ever blockchain-enabled transparent donation platform, is donating  $160,000 USD (over 90 Millions FCFA) to provide relief to the families of eight victims who passed away following a stampede crush at the Stade Olembé in Yaoundé before an Africa Cup Of Nations game in Cameroon on January 24, 2022. The incident occurred during the Cameroon-Comoros match held at ... Read More »

Burkina Faso coup: New leader Damiba gives first speech

The new military leader of Burkina Faso has promised a return to the normal constitutional order “when the conditions are right”. Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba led a mutiny that ousted President Roch Kaboré on Monday. He blamed the president for failing to contain violence by Islamist militants. Wearing a red beret and army fatigues, Lt-Col Damiba on Thursday addressed the ... Read More »