Morocco awaits government go-ahead to resume football….

Morocco’s football federation (FRMF) says its domestic season will restart when it gets the go-ahead from the country’s government. The federation said on Thursday that a committee, led by vice president Hamza El Hajoui, has been set up “to study realistic solutions for the resumption of football activity in the kingdom.”

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Toure backs Drogba’s bid for Ivorian FA presidency….

Yaya Toure is backing former Ivory Coast team-mate Didier Drogba’s bid to become president of the Ivorian Football Association (FIF). “It’s time for change in our football. It needs modernity,” said Toure. “When I say I support Drogba, it’s also for the good of the country, to have a former player of his kind investing himself in Africa.” Drogba represented his country 105 times and announced his intention to run for the post back in September.

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Evander Holyfield to make ring return….

The rivalry between ‘Real Deal’ Evander Holyfield and ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson always felt as if it merited a trilogy of fights. The pair have made us wait more than two decades since Holyfield claimed wins over ‘the baddest man on the planet’ in 1996 and 1997 but suddenly there is hope of a third hard-hitting and probably controversial affair. Tyson, 53, wants to box again in charity matches and Holyfield, 57, has announced he will make a similar move.

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Formula 1 may not race in 2020….

Formula 1 chairman Chase Carey has admitted that the sport’s owners are preparing for “the remote possibility of no racing in 2020”. He said they discussed with lenders how to handle the loss of income involved in not being able to run a season. But he emphasised: “We are increasingly confident – although there are no guarantees – that we will have a 2020 championship season.”

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Germany’s Bundesliga to resume on 16 May….

The Bundesliga will resume behind closed doors on 16 May, becoming the first European league to restart following the coronavirus shutdown. One of the games on the day of relaunch will be the derby between Schalke and Borussia Dortmund. Champions Bayern Munich, who are four points clear at the top of the table, travel to Union Berlin on Sunday. Most teams have nine games to play, with the final weekend of the season rescheduled for 27-28 June.

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Tennis bodies set up fund to support players….

That Was Confidential" - Serena Williams Responds to Roger Federer ...

Tennis’ governing bodies have confirmed the creation of a Player Relief programme to support players affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund, which is already worth at least $6m, will target around 800 singles and doubles players from the ATP and WTA Tours. The figure is likely to rise as donations from players, including Briton Andy Murray, will also be added.

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Coronavirus: Germany’s Bundesliga to resume this month….

The German Bundesliga season can resume this month, Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed. It will become the first major league in Europe to return to competition, with a date for resumption to be confirmed by the German Football League (DFL) on Thursday. All matches will be played behind closed doors. With nine games remaining, Bayern Munich are top of the table, four points above Borussia Dortmund.

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Zambian League could resume next month….

The Football Association of Zambia has confirmed to the Confederation of African Football that they intend to resume their domestic football season next month, subject to approval by health authorities in the country. CAF had set Tuesday as the date by when countries should confirm whether they will continue or stop their domestic seasons suspended to curb the spread of the covid-19.

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No decision on contract for Nigeria’s coach Rohr….

Nigeria's Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr ranks 19 in world top 20

Gernot Rohr, coach of the Nigeria men’s national team, has said months-long talks between himself and the Nigeria Football Federation over the renewal of his contract have not been finalised. The German told BBC Sport Africa “we have still not taken a decision”, two weeks after a proposed contract was sent the way of the France-based coach.

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Coronavirus: Liberia end league season….

Liberia have followed Ethiopia in declaring their football season over following the coronavirus outbreak. The 2019/20 Liberia Premier League season, which started in November, was declared null and void following an emergency executive committee meeting. “There is no champion, no promotion, no relegation. We start a new league and determine a new champion for the 2020/2021 league season,” Mustapha Raji, President of the Liberia Football Federation.

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Coronavirus: Salomon Kalou suspended by Hertha Berlin….

Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has been suspended by his club Hertha Berlin after filming himself flouting social distancing rules on his return to training. Kalou appeared to make light of the coronavirus pandemic live on social media as the Bundesliga attempts to return to action later this month. The Ivorian also filmed himself interrupting a team-mate’s test while screening it live on Facebook – an act that was branded “absolutely unacceptable” by the German league.

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Coronavirus: 10 positive results from top two flights in Germany….

Clubs in the top two German divisions have returned 10 positive results from 1,724 coronavirus tests, says the German football league. Clubs have been training in groups, with the tests taken before a planned return to training as teams. Measures including “the isolation of the affected person” have been taken, said the DFL. Top-flight side Cologne have had no further Covid-19 infections after three people tested positive last week.

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Coronavirus: Ex Canada keeper LeBlanc elated to hold baby again….

Former Canada goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc has spoken of the emotions she experienced when forced to stay away from her newborn daughter for two weeks. The 40-year-old was admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties a week after her daughter Paris was born. Doctors then told her she needed to self-isolate because of concerns she had contracted coronavirus while being treated.

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US Women’s equal pay claim dismissed by court….

US women's national team take legal action over discrimination ...

The United States women’s football team’s bid for equal pay has been dismissed by a court, with the judge rejecting the players’ claims they were underpaid compared to the men. The lawsuit was filed by 28 women’s national team players last year against the US Soccer Federation (USSF). They had been seeking $66m in damages under the Equal Pay Act.

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