FIFA bribe allegations raise more questions over Qatar World Cup

7 April 2020, 9:14 PM
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has become the focus of fresh FIFA corruption allegations after the release of a new US Department of Justice indictment which says bribes were paid to football officials to secure their votes for hosting rights.
Wimbledon could be postponed or cancelled – AELTC 25 March 2020, 11:23 PM

This year's Wimbledon Championships could be postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELT) said on Wednesday.

AmaZulu FC taking COVID-19 matter very seriously: Dlamini 25 March 2020, 9:22 PM

Interim coach Ayanda Dlamini has revealed that AmaZulu FC have not trained since the first warnings over Covid-19 were issued by government, saying the club has taken the matter very seriously.

Athletes urged to take advantage of postponed Olympic games 25 March 2020, 9:12 PM

South African athletes have been urged to take advantage of the Olympic Games postponement by working on their preparations during this time.

Limpopo MEC for sport in self-isolation 25 March 2020, 8:24 PM

MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture in Limpopo Thandi Moraka is in self isolation after taking a test for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lions sign new players 25 March 2020, 5:31 PM

Central Gauteng Lions Chief Executive Jono Leaf-Write says the Imperial Lions are delighted to have signed Proteas budding fast bowler Lutho Siphamla for the 2020/21 cricket season.

Stop the clock – Japan awakes to reality of Tokyo Games postponement 25 March 2020, 2:28 PM

Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organisers into an unprecedented postponement.

US Soccer working to rebuild reputation with women’s team 25 March 2020, 4:06 AM

United States (US) Soccer hopes that resolving an ongoing pay equity lawsuit with its women’s national team will be a first step in a “long process” to rebuild its reputation, the body’s president and CEO told reporters on Tuesday. 

Netball SA’s president tests positive for coronavirus 24 March 2020, 9:30 PM

Netball South Africa president Cecelia Molokwane has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Tokyo 2020 to be rescheduled to no later than summer 2021: IOC and Japanese organisers 24 March 2020, 6:06 PM

The International Olympic Committee and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed, and held no later than the summer of 2021, the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Tuesday.

Carteron one of few European coaches making indelible mark in Africa 24 March 2020, 5:46 PM

The year 2020 marks approximately eight years since Zamalek head coach Patrice Carteron came into Africa and he continues to be one of the few European coaches who are making an indelible mark in African football.

Stellenbosch FC coach hopeful SA can curb COVID-19 24 March 2020, 4:53 PM

With the Absa Premiership suspended until further notice to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, football clubs across South Africa have to adapt as they wait to see if and when the league resumes.

It’s tough to be far from home during coronavirus pandemic: Roberts 24 March 2020, 4:09 PM

Stormers centre Jamie Roberts says it is a tough situation being so far away from his family during the coronavirus epidemic.

Arrows’ Ncikazi says everyone needs to take COVID-19 more seriously 24 March 2020, 4:03 PM

Lamontville Golden Arrows assistant coach Mandla Ncikazi says his club is trying to be as normal as possible in the abnormal circumstances currently engulfing the globe.

Japan in talks with IOC to postpone Tokyo Olympics by one year – Report 24 March 2020, 1:42 AM

Japan's government is negotiating with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games by a maximum one year, the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Olympic gold medalist Van der Burgh battling with coronavirus 23 March 2020, 7:17 PM

Former Olympic swimming champion Cameron van der Burgh has said he has been battling the new coronavirus for the last two weeks and that athletes who continue to train for the Tokyo Games are exposing themselves to “unnecessary risk”.

Cameron van der Burgh speaks out about the effects of contracting COVID-19 23 March 2020, 9:33 AM

Former South Africa swimmer Cameron van der Burgh has spoken out on social media about the effects of contracting  coronavirus (COVID-19).

Three-time Olympic gold medalists Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshida light the Olympic Flame
Japan says Tokyo Olympics may be postponed due to coronavirus 23 March 2020, 8:11 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may need to be postponed if the event cannot be held in its "complete form" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada pulls out of 2020 Olympics 23 March 2020, 6:48 AM

 Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time.

IOC to start discussions on possible Tokyo 2020 postponement 23 March 2020, 3:16 AM

The International Olympic Committee is stepping up its “scenario planning” for the Tokyo 2020 Games — including a possible postponement — as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, it said after an emergency meeting on Sunday.

Marouane Fellaini
Fellaini tests positive for COVID-19 22 March 2020, 3:35 PM

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been diagnosed with COVID-19 following his return to China, the Belgian's Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng announced on its official website on Sunday.

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Australian rules season suspended after coronavirus lockdown 22 March 2020, 9:59 AM

The Australian Football League's attempt to forge on with the season despite the coronavirus outbreak lasted just one round before it was shut down on Sunday in the wake of a government crackdown on non-essential travel.

Doping control facing challenges due to coronavirus, says WADA 22 March 2020, 4:30 AM

The coronavirus pandemic is restricting the fight against anti-doping, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said while issuing new guidelines to continue testing of athletes ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Paulo Dybala
Dybala tests positive for COVID-19 21 March 2020, 9:52 PM

Juventus and Argentina soccer forward Paulo Dybala has tested positive for coronavirus but has no symptoms, the Italian Serie A club said on Saturday, making him one of the most high-profile players to be infected so far.

SA soccer finances hit hard by COVID-19 21 March 2020, 6:26 PM

The suspension of football activities in South Africa due to the coronavirus is set to have huge financial consequences on the sport.

Chippa Mpengesi expresses disappointment in Mbenyane 20 March 2020, 3:12 PM

Chippa United’s longest-serving player Andile Mbenyane needs to step up or ship out.

Athletes concerned about Olympics Committee’s decision to go ahead with games despite COVID-19 20 March 2020, 3:01 PM

Athletes preparing to compete at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games in July and August are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Coronavirus concerns overshadow Olympic flame arrival in Japan 20 March 2020, 8:24 AM

An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece, with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the world’s biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

PSL maintains suspension of fixtures indefinitely: Khoza 19 March 2020, 9:22 PM

The Premier Soccer League has agreed to continue with the suspension of its programme in both divisions, the elite league and the Glad Africa Championship indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

More SA women footballers plying their trade abroad 19 March 2020, 8:54 PM

In spite of the coronavirus changing the sporting landscape at the moment, the new year has turned out to be an exciting period for South African women footballers as they consistently rake in moves to Europe.

Anxiety and fear for Dean Furman over COVID-19 19 March 2020, 7:54 PM

SuperSport United captain Dean Furman says this is by far the most worrying period for him, the team and his family abroad, adding no amount of football thrills and spills can amount to this kind of anxiety and fear.