Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has on Tuesday tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to the Portuguese football federation, Ronaldo will now undertake a period in quarantine after contracting COVID-19 while away on international duty
The federation stated in a statement released that “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from training with the national team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden, adding that “the Portugal international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.
The 35-year-old played the full 90 minutes of Portugal’s 0-0 draw with France on Sunday, winning his 167th international cap in the process.
Portugal and France lead Group 3 with seven points each after three matches.
The Portuguese star is also set to miss Juventus’ trip to Crotone in Serie A this weekend, as well as their Champions League group stage opener against Dynamo Kiev on October 20.
NWFL Threatens To Relegate Erring Premiership Clubs
Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) have threatened to relegate clubs that do not meet up with the registration deadline.
Three clubs, queens of Akure Sunshine, Heartland Queens of Owerri, and Dream Stars of Lagos, are yet to comply with the licensing and registration procedures for the 2020/2021 NWFL premiership season.
Only 13 premiership clubs that beat the late November deadline are set to be licensed in the on-going registration to participate in the 2020/2021 NWFL premiership season.
D’Tigers Arrive Rwanda, Undergo COVID-19 Tests
D’Tigers team members are observing a 24-hour self isolation after arriving in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali on Monday. They are there to participate in the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers.
The games are scheduled to start on Wednesday, but Nigeria would face South Sudan in their opening game on Thursday.
BREAKING: FIFA Bans Africa Football Chief Ahmad Ahmad For 5 Years Over Corruption
The global governing football body announced FIFA has on Monday suspended the head of African football Ahmad Ahmad for five years for corruption
FIFA in a statement announcing the suspension said Ahmad, who has been president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) since March 2017 and was standing for re-election had “breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President”.
The 60-year-old Madagascan official was also fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($220,000) by FIFA for the misdeeds, which related to “the organisation and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca” and his involvement in CAF’s dealings with a sports equipment company.
In 2019, Ahmad was detained for questioning by French authorities on the eve of the Women’s World Cup over an equipment deal with a firm that appeared to have little connection with soccer.