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African Players ‘Not Respected’ In Ballon d’Or Vote, Says Eto’o

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African Players 'Not Respected' In Ballon d'Or Vote, Says Eto'o

African former footballer of the year, Samuel Eto’o Fils believes there is nothing stopping an African player from winning this year’s Ballon d’Or

Eto’o says African players still do not get the recognition they deserve.

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George Weah, the Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan former striker who is now the president of Liberia, won the Ballon d’Or in 1995, no African player has won since then.

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CAF Set To Move AFCON To 2022

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CAF Set To Move AFCON To 2022

There is a possibility of the African Cup of Nations holding in 2022 instead of next year. French radio Monte Carlo reports this is as a result of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.

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The French radio says a source from within the Confederation of African Football (CAF) attributes the possible postponement to difficulty of organizing the tournament.

The next AFCON is scheduled for January the 9th.

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Real Madrid Remains Most Valuable Football Club In Europe

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Real Madrid Remains Most Valuable Football Club In Europe

The Football Clubs’ Valuation has on Thursday revealed that the Spanish football giants Real Madrid remains the most valuable club in Europe.

The fifth annual report ranks clubs based on their “enterprise value”, a metric created by analyzing profitability, popularity, sporting potential, TV rights and stadium ownership to January 1, 2020.

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In the report by accountancy firm KPMG published, Manchester United is second despite its on-pitch struggles in the Premier League while Barcelona and Bayern Munich got the third and fourth position respectively.

According to Al jazeera report, Andrea Sartori, global head of sport at KPMG said “club values have certainly been affected” by the coronavirus pandemic “but the immediate impact cannot yet be quantified.”

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Many sporting events around the world have been postponed and canceled due to the outbreak which has so far infected more than 5.7 million persons and killed more than 350,000.

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Recently, Germany’s Bundesliga became the first major football league in Europe to resume after a two-month break, despite many fans opposing the resumption of the season.

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Coronavirus: UK Government Gives Green Light To ‘Close-Contact’ Sport Training

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Coronavirus: UK Government Gives Green Light To 'Close-Contact' Sport Training

The UK government has released a second phase of guidelines for athletes, elite sportsmen and women for organized and close-contact training to take place under carefully controlled medical conditions.

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Public health officials and sports medical officers have contributed to the drafting of the guidelines.

Premier league footballers have already returned in socially distanced small groups, but clubs now face a key vote on Wednesday over contact training.

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