Premier League champions, Manchester City are set to be handed one-year ban from Champions League by UEFA.
An investigation into accusations that Manchester City misled European soccer’s financial regulators in pursuit of its success on the field is expected to recommend that the team be barred from the Champions League, European soccer’s richest competition.
According to New York Times, English soccer authorities and officials at UEFA, European soccer’s governing body and the organizer of the Champions League, have for months been investigating Manchester City amid allegations of rule-breaking revealed in damaging leaks over much of the past year.
Members of the investigatory chamber of UEFA’s financial control board, a group set up to analyze the accounts of clubs suspected of breaking strict cost-control regulations, met two weeks ago in Nyon, Switzerland, to finalize their conclusions.
Yves Leterme, the investigatory panel’s leader and the former prime minister of Belgium will have the final say on the submission to a separate adjudicatory chamber, which could be filed as soon as this week. The body is expected to seek at least a one-season ban.
Cristiano Ronaldo Is Now Football’s First Billionaire
Cristiano Ronaldo has become football’s first-ever billionaire ahead of his arch-rival, Lionel Messi.
The Juventus and Portuguese footballer, 35, is the third sports star to reach the milestone, joining Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr, according to Forbes. Hopefully, they won’t change their minds…lol
Ronaldo, who is in his second season with Juventus, earned $60 million in salary over the last year, even after taking a 30 percent pay cut because of the coronavirus pandemic in April, according to the magazine.
In his 17-year-old career, he has earned $650 million in salary during his career and is now set to reach $765 million in career salary when his current contract with Juventus concludes in June 2022.
The rest (roughly $350 million) comes from sponsorship deals with big brands.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players of all time, in the world’s most popular sport, in an era when football has never been so rich,” Sporting Intelligence’s Nick Harris told the magazine. “He’s box office.”
His rival, Lionel Messi has earned a total of $605 million in salary since his professional debut 2005, and is expected to reach the $1bn mark next year.
The Barcelona star pocketed £84m in the past year from his own wages and endorsement deals – which include Pepsi and adidas.
But neither Messi nor Ronaldo were Forbes’ top-earning sports star this year – with that honour going to tennis ace Roger Federer.
The Swiss legend, 38, banked £86m to edge out the footballing duo.
For The First Time Since March, New York City Reports No New Coronavirus Deaths In A Single Day
New York City might be seeing a relief in it’s battle against the Coronavirus pandemic as it recorded no deaths in a single day for the first time since March.
According to preliminary data from the New York City’s health department, zero deaths were confirmed within a 24-hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday.
The latest figures offer a welcome glimmer of hope following weeks and months that have seen thousands of deaths in America’s commercial capital.
New York City’s death toll currently stands at 21,752 and even though the death toll did increase by 59 on Wednesday, those deaths had taken place on previous dates rather than in the 24-hour period from Tuesday to Wednesday.
The last time New York saw an increase of zero daily deaths was on March 12 – one day after the first death was confirmed in the city.
Health officials in New York cautioned that it’s still possible that the number could be upgraded due to lag times in reporting, because the three probable Coronavirus deaths during that period are still under investigation.
‘This is great news,’ Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary Freddi Goldstein told the New York Daily News on Thursday night.
‘In the face of extraordinary challenges, New Yorkers have gone above and beyond to keep each other safe throughout the crisis,’ De Blasio’s spokeswoman Avery Cohen said.
‘With hope on the horizon, we will continue to do everything we can to reopen safely without losing sight of the progress we’ve made.’
Rev. Obofuor Under Fire As A Businessman Drags Him To Court For Defrauding Him Ghc 190,000
Founder and general overseer of Anointed Palace Chapel, Rev. Obofuor has been dragged to Accra High court by a businessman for defrauding him in the tune of Ghc 190,000.
Charles Frimpong, claims he had a power plant deal with the man of God which costs Ghc 70,000 which he did not pay upfront but requested another one be brought to him, taking his bill to Ghc 140,000. He said that Obofuor again requested for a transmitter which cost Ghc 90,000, bringing his total bill to Ghc 230,000.
Out of the total amount owed, Charles claims that the pastor has paid only Ghc 40,000 and has refused to pay the rest of the amount owed ie Ghc 190,000. The court is yet to pronounce judgment on the case.
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