Archive | February 27, 2020

Suspect arrested after Guardiola’s emails are allegedly hacked….

A man has been arrested after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s emails were allegedly hacked. Manchester police say investigations are ongoing but a 30-year-old has been released after being questioned. The Sun newspaper claims to have spoken to an IT contractor who says the emails contained players’ contact details and information on transfer talks. It’s claimed Guardiola was targeted in 2017 with the man attempting to sell details for £100,000.

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Samuel Eto’o in Nigeria for Castle Africa 5s….

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Football fans in Nigeria are in for a big thrill as Samuel Eto’o Fils, one of Africa’s greatest football legends has arrived in Lagos for the launch of the 2020 edition of Castle Africa 5s, the continental leg of the Trophy 5-A-Side developmental football tournament. Eto’o arrived in Lagos yesterday and was received by the Trophy Lager team in company of International Breweries management and members of the sports media.

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Liverpool announce £42m profit….

Mohamed Salah scored from the penalty spot in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Tottenham in last season's Champions League final

Liverpool say they are seeing sustained growth across all areas of the club after announcing a pre-tax profit of £42m and increased turnover for last season which saw them win their sixth European Cup. In the club’s annual financial accounts for the year to May 31, 2019, published on Thursday, Liverpool announced that turnover had increased by £78m to £533m, with media revenue increasing by £41m to £261m. Commercial revenue was also up by £34m to £188m and match revenue increased by £3.5m to £84m. The club spent a record £223m on Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri during this period, with players including Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke leaving Anfield.

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Cameroon striker Christian Bassogog pledges $16,000 to compatriots in China….

Cameroon attacker Christian Bassogog has announced he will donate 10m CFA Francs ($16,000) to Cameroonian students living in areas of China stricken by the deadly coronavirus. The 24-year-old, who joined the Chinese Super League club Henan Jianye in 2017, is currently in Yaounde while football is suspended in China due to the virus. Cameroon’s embassy in China says there are close to 300 Cameroonians, mainly students, living in Hubei Province, considered the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic.

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Alphonso Davies, the Bayern Munich star born in a refugee camp….

Few journeys to the top of professional football can compete with the story of Alphonso Davies – the Bayern Munich youngster who starred against Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday. Born in a refugee camp in Ghana in 2000, his parents had fled fighting in the second Liberian civil war. They then moved to Canada as refugees when the player was five years old. Davies joined the Vancouver Whitecaps youth set-up in 2015 at the age of 14, before making his MLS debut a year later, and his big break came in the summer of 2018. That was when European giants Bayern agreed a Major League Soccer record £9.84m fee to sign the player the following January – and the teenager quickly found himself rubbing shoulders with superstars.

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Lewandowski out for four weeks….

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski will miss the second leg of their Champions League tie against Chelsea after being ruled out for four weeks with a leg injury. The Poland international assisted two Serge Gnabry goals and scored a third as Bayern won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg on Tuesday.

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Dele Alli charged over Coronavirus post….

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association over a post on social media about coronavirus. Alli, 23, put a video on Snapchat in which he joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man. He later deleted the post and released a new video on Chinese social media platform Weibo to apologise, saying: “I let myself down and the club.”

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CAS registers Manchester City’s appeal against European ban….

Manchester City’s appeal against their two-year ban from European club competition has been registered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The Premier League champions were also fined 30m euros for serious breaches of UEFA’s financial regulations. City chief executive Ferran Soriano has said the breaches are simply not true. CAS says “it is not possible” to say when the matter will be resolved. CAS arbitration procedures involve an exchange of written submissions between the parties while a panel of arbitrators is convened to hear the appeal.

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