Italian footballer Davide Astori found dead in hotel room

Italy international defender Davide Astori died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday to Sunday, his club Fiorentina said on Sunday. “Fiorentina are profoundly shocked to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” the Serie A club said on Twitter. La Fiorentina profondamente sconvolta si trova costretta… Read More Italian footballer Davide Astori found dead in hotel room

Ex-captain of Enyimba FC Chinedu Udoji dies in auto crash

Kano Pillars’ defender, Chinedu Udoji has been reported dead. The former Enyimba captain died Saturday night following a car accident in Kano. Udoji was Man of the Match in Sunday’s NPFL Week 9 match against his former club Enyimba, which ended in a 1-1 draw. An official said Udoji was heading back to the Pillars’… Read More Ex-captain of Enyimba FC Chinedu Udoji dies in auto crash

Soccer legend Pele spokesperson denies hospitalization reports

Spokesperson of soccer legend Pele dismissed reports that he had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was resting at home. The Brazilian cancelled a trip to London this weekend for a dinner in his honour with the English Football Writers’ Association (FWA), with the FWA saying he had collapsed from exhaustion and been taken… Read More Soccer legend Pele spokesperson denies hospitalization reports

UEFA to create imposition of luxury tax on big clubs in bid to balance competition

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said he is ready to follow through on his pledge to create a luxury tax aimed at curbing the power of the continent’s biggest clubs. “We are preparing a very important strategic document for the future. Because, and this might surprise you, UEFA in the past had no concrete strategy,”… Read More UEFA to create imposition of luxury tax on big clubs in bid to balance competition

Soccer legend Pele cancels London trip following hospitalisation due to exhaustion

​Soccer legend Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this weekend, the English Football Writers Association (FWA) revealed on Friday. The 77-year-old, a three-time World Cup winner, collapsed on Thursday according to the FWA and is being monitored in hospital in Brazil. ​The FWA… Read More Soccer legend Pele cancels London trip following hospitalisation due to exhaustion

Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho officially announces retirement

Former Brazil and FC Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho , who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game. His brother and agent Assis made the announcement on Tuesday saying Ronaldinho, who will be 38 in March, has not played a competitive match since 2015… Read More Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho officially announces retirement

Anthony Joshua to battle Joseph Parker for World Heavyweight title on March 31

Heavyweight boxing moved closer to having an undisputed world champion after it was announced Sunday that Britain’s Anthony Joshua and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker will meet for a multiple title bout in Cardiff on March 31. Joshua will put his World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belts on the line against Parker, the World… Read More Anthony Joshua to battle Joseph Parker for World Heavyweight title on March 31