The delayed 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament going on in Cameroon has left many fans angered even as most of them have labeled it “African Cup of Red Cards”. Most fans said they have stopped watching the games. Many fans believe that what is happening in Cameroon is bad publicity for African football. Some former players are worried too. “Some of these red card decisions in #AFCON are shocking. Is football getting soft???”, Michael Essien, a former Chelsea midfielder who represented Ghana at past AFCONs twitted.
Former England midfielder Frank Lampard has been appointed Everton manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal. The 43-year-old replaces Rafael Benitez, who was sacked earlier this month after one win in 13 games. It is Lampard’s first job since he was sacked by Chelsea a year ago with Thomas Tuchel taking his role. “It is a huge honour for me to represent and manage a club with the size and tradition of Everton,” said Lampard.