Fomer Manchester City star, Yaya Toure is reportedly set to take his first coaching role at Ukrainian side Olimpik Donetsk. The Ivorian, 37, has enjoyed a trophy-laden career which included spells at Barcelona and Manchester City, and he also won 97 caps for the Ivory Coast. His last playing contract was at Qingdao Huanghai in the Chinese Super League, but reports suggest he will start his coaching career in the country he played in from 2003 to 2005. Toure is now set to join Vicente Gomez's coaching staff at Olimpik Donetsk. Toure's former agent Dimitry Seluk commented on Twitter: 'Yaya started his football career in the Donetsk club. He will also start his coach's career at the Donetsk club. '(He) Will come to Olympic.
US President, Joe Biden is facing criticism after signing an executive order that forces schools to include transgender athletes in girls' sports. According to the Biden Administration, the law is aimed at Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation. Some Americans are claiming that the order will now make it compulsory for schools to allow transgender female students to compete in girls' sports. Some critics say it will disadvantage cis girls; accusing Biden of 'erasing women' and imposing 'a new glass ceiling'. But many LGBT rights activists have hailed the executive order, arguing that Biden is making good on his promise to create a more unified and inclusive country. Back in March 2020, Idaho state became the nation's first
Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi could be hit with 12 matches ban after he was sent off in the last minute of Barcelona's Spanish Super Cup final defeat to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night. The Argentine playmaker was sent off as Barcelona were beaten 3-2 by Athletic Bilbao. It was Messi's first red card for Barcelona and only the third of his career. Referee Gil Manzano missed the incident initially but after a VAR review, he showed Messi a straight red card for violent conduct. Messi now faces being suspended between four and 12 matches, depending on the way the Spanish FA review the incident. If the six-time Ballon d'Or winner is deemed to have acted in an aggressive manner then he could face the maximum
T Didier Drogba has revealed his ten-year marriage is over after appearing in an intimate video in bed with a mystery woman. The Chelsea legend, 42, met Lalla Diakate in the late 1990s in Paris and they tied the knot in 2011. Steve Goodman reported in The Sun that former Ivory Coast striker Drogba had previously maintained a discreet private life as he tried to shield his loved ones from the limelight. But he has been forced into making a statement confirming his relationship with Lalla was over after saucy images of him and an unknown woman set tongues wagging. The photos and clips soon went viral on social media. And they showed the bare-chested Blues idol in bed with a nearly-naked young woman. In the film,
French motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin has died from his injuries after a fall during the Dakar Rally, becoming the notoriously perilous race’s first fatality this year, organisers said on Friday. “During his transfer by medical plane from Jeddah to France, Pierre Cherpin died from the injuries caused by his fall… on January 10th,” a statement said.
Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal knocked out after losing 23-21, 14-21, 16-21 to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in 2nd round. Saina Nehwal has been knocked out of the ongoing Thailand Open after losing 23-21, 14-21 and 16-21 to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in a gruelling 2nd round match that lasted over an hour on Thursday. Saina won the first game but failed to keep the momentum in the next two as Busanan came back strongly to take the final two games and advance in the tournament. Saina, who had tested positive ahead of the start of the World Tour Super 1000 tournament along with HS Prannoy, had defeated Malaysia's Kisona Selvaduray in straight games on Wednesday after getting clearance to take part in the event post negative COVID-19
Arsenal football club of England have been forced to take out a huge £120m short-term loan to help provide finance during the coronavirus pandemic. The £120million loan from the government was gotten via a scheme created to support significant businesses facing financial issues during the coronavirus pandemic. Arsenal say the loan, which will be repaid in May, is necessary to assist in managing the impact of the revenue losses that took place during the coronavirus pandemic. Other major companies who got the government's Covid corporate financing facility loan include British Airways, John Lewis, Burberry and the Football Association. "This is a similar approach to that taken by a wide variety of major organisations across many industries including sport, and is repayable in May 2021,"
The Reds forward is apparently considering his future after growing frustrated with life at Anfield Mohamed Salah is unhappy at Liverpool and the Reds are considering cashing in on the Egyptian, according to his former international team-mate Mohamed Aboutrika. Aboutrika says the 28-year-old was particularly frustrated at not being made captain for the recent Champions League tie against FC Midtjylland, though there are apparently other reasons why he is unsettled at Anfield. "I called Salah about his situation at Liverpool and he is upset, but that would never affect his performance on the field,” Aboutrika told beIN Sports. "I know that Salah is not happy in Liverpool, he told me the reasons why he is not happy but they are secrets and I cannot talk about it in public.
Robert Lewandowski has won the Best FIFA Men's Player award on Thursday night during a virtual ceremony. The Polish and Bayern Munich striker, 32, who enjoyed an historic treble-winning season with his club, winning the Champions League, the Bundesliga, and the German Cup in 2020, broke up Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's dominance to scoop the award. He also scored 55 goals in just 47 games last season and finished as the top scorer in the league, cup, and Champions League FIFA president Gianni Infantino showed personally to hand over the award, which recognised achievements between July 2019 and October 2020, to the Poland striker. In his acceptance speech, Lewandowski said: 'If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo,
A member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation and Coordinator for the South-South zone of the body, Mr. Emmanuel Ibah, is dead. A statement released by the Nigeria Football Federation NFF says Ibah died today December 15 of coronavirus-related complications. He was 61 years old. “Family sources confirmed to the NFF that Ibah, who was also Chairman of the Akwa Ibom Football Association, gave up the ghost on Tuesday morning after succumbing to complications from the new coronavirus pandemic. He was said to have underlying diabetic and hypertensive medical conditions.Ibah, an energetic figure who showed intense dedication and commitment to the work of the NFF and Nigeria Football in general, was always at the forefront of preparations for matches