Tottenham’s under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44, the Premier League club announced early yesterday. Tottenham announced in a statement: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu.” The former defender, capped four times by England, was being treated in hospital after collapsing at the club’s training ground on Thursday. Ehiogu also starred for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.
The African Nations Cup will move from January to June and July from its next staging in Cameroon in 2019, and be expanded from 16 to 24 teams, the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided on Thursday.
Neymar's decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde, who will lead the club for the first time in Saturday's pre-season match against Juventus, has dismissed speculation linking Neymar with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Kenya started the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on the wrong footing after losing 2-1 to Sierra Leone, but the country now has a realistic chance of playing in the competition following an increase in the number of qualifying teams to 24.