Drogba offers hospital in Abidjan for Covid-19 screening

  By Muambo Edward & Angu Lesley, kick442.com African football great Didier Drogba has offered his hospital in his native Côte d’Ivoire to serve as a Coronavirus treatment facility. Drogba opened the doors of the Abidjan based hospital in 2016 and he named it after after former Côte d’Ivoire forward Laurent Pokou. The hospital is part of Drogba’s Foundation that was launched by the former Marseille and Chelsea forward to provide support in education and health across the continent by…

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Snipers volleyball team clocks a decade: 2020 year of league medal and National Championship ticket

By Trust Mtegha Snipers Volleyball Club, established in 2010 as CFC (Calvary Family Church), have clocked 10 years and the future looks bright for the team on the court. The initial idea in the formation of the team was meant as a pastime for the church’s youth group until in 2012 when the name changed to Snipers because after joining Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL) in 2011 there was the hunger to be competitive. The coming in of non-church…

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CAF opens door for AFCON’s return to summer

Ghanasoccernet.com Confederation of African Football (CAF) general secretary Abdel-Moneim Bah has revealed that the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will return to the summer again after the next tournament is held early next year. The last Nations Cup was held in Egypt last year with the participation of 24 teams in the summer for the first time. Cameroon was supposed to host the next version in the same period in 2021. But CAF retracted and announced the return of…

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Former Cameroon star Sampson Che denies claims Schafer shaped Eto’o

By Angu Lesley, kick442 Former Cameroon international Sampson Che has expressed his disapproval of the comments made by German coach, Winfried Schafer about the career of Cameroon football legend Samuel Etoo Fils. The 70-year-old German managed the Indomitable between 2001-2004, winning the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) crown in style in 2002 and guided Cameroon to the final of the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. Schafer arrived in Cameroon in November 2001 as replacement for Pierre LeChantre, who had claimed…

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Yaya Toure picks Eto’o ahead of Drogba in his all time best 5

By Muambo Edward, kick442.com Speaking to fans on FIFA’s social media account, former Côte d’Ivoire international midfielder Yaya Toure named his best five teammates of all times and his compatriot Didier Drogba is not among them. Toure, who spent three years at the Camp Nou, from 2007 to 2010 after joining Barcelona from AS Monaco, when asked by one of the fans to name the best five players he has shared a team with, the Ivorian named five of…

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FIFA president Infantino ready to help clubs in financial difficulties

By Muambo Edward & Angu Lesley, kick442.com World football governing body’s president Gianni Infantino has opened the door for some financial assistance to clubs heavily affected by the Coronavirus pandemic,  Speaking in an interview to UOL Esporte, in Brazil, the FIFA boss promised that a fund will be launched that will come to the assistance of clubs that will be badly hit financially as a result of suspension of games due to the Coronavirus pandemic. “We are currently doing…

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Olympic qualification period suspended until December 1, 2020

Worldathletics.org World Athletics announced on Tuesday the suspension of qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games effective from April 6, 2020 until November 30, 2020 following consultation with its Athletes’ Commission, Area Presidents and Council. During this period, results achieved at any competition will not be considered for Tokyo 2020 entry standards or world rankings, the publication of which will also be suspended. Results will continue to be recorded for statistical purposes, including for world records, subject to…

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Ghana legend Abedi Pele pays moving tribute former Marseille president late Pape Diouf

Ghanasoccernet.com Ghana legend Abedi Ayew Pele has paid a glowing tribute to former Olympique Marseille president late Pape Diouf, revealing how the Senegalese shaped his career and that of his superstar children Andre and Jordan Ayew to become some of the recognizable names in world football. Diouf, a former journalist who rose to become an agent and then the leader Marseille, passed away on Tuesday from the Coronavirus disease in his hometown Dakar. Diouf was the first black man to chair an…

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Former Marseille FC president Pape Diouf dies of Coronavirus

Ghanasoccernet.com Former Olympique Marseille President Pape Diouf, the man who mentored Ghanaian international stars, Andre and Jordan Ayew, died in his native Senegal on Tuesday night after being infected with the Coronavirus, Senegalese national television and his relatives confirmed. After contracting the virus, Diouf (68) was to be flown to France on Tuesday night for treatment  but he could not stay long for the journey. He is still the only African to be the president of a major club…

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COVID-19: MultiChoice Group sets aside R80 million to cater for local content video producers’ salaries

  By Duncan Mlanjira Economic businesses across Africa has been impacted greatly following disruptions that have arisen due to the precautionary measures for Coronavirus (COVID-19) that nations are adhering to and has affected some employees across the the continent. Realizing the challenges that it’s partners in the industry might be facing following this disease that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared as a pandemic, MultiChoice Group says it has set aside R80 million to ensure that current video entertainment…

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