Swiss Super League side FC Sion have sacked nine players who reportedly refused to sign an agreement for a wage cut during the coronavirus crisis. Former Arsenal players Alex Song and Johan Djourou and ex-Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami are among those confirmed as being dismissed by the club.
The Monaco Grand Prix has been cancelled and the Dutch and Spanish races have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The first four races in Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam and China had already been called off due to the pandemic. The sport’s governing body, the FIA, says it expects the 2020 season to begin “as soon as it is safe to do so after May”. Monaco organisers said it was “not possible” to rearrange a date. It is still hoped the other two races can be rescheduled later in the year.
The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) has suspended its football league for four weeks after the number of confirmed cases in the country increased from three to eight. According to a statement by The NFF “the shutdown affects all on-field activities the various National Teams, the Nigeria Professional Football League, the other Leagues, youth football programmes and even street football.”