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UK Freezes Bank Account Of Abramovich’s Chelsea

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There is more trouble for Chelsea owned by Roman Abramovich as the United Kingdom government has frozen the bank account of the club.

Abramovich has been subjected to sanctions over his relationship with Russia President Vladimir Putin as he continues to wage his war in Ukraine.

Though the Blues have been given a special licence to continue with football related activities, a proposed sale of the club has been put on hold.

The special licence expires on May 31 2022, but HM Treasury may vary, revoke or suspend this licence at any time.

However, the club’s bank accounts have now been frozen, leaving the club facing ‘financial paralysis’.

Despite the licence allowing Chelsea’s day-to-day activities to continue, several of the club’s corporate accounts, including credit cards’ have been frozen.

READ ALSO: UK Seizes Chelsea From Roman Abramovich

This is due to banks being ‘risk-averse’.

A source said: “The licence allows the club to continue with day-to-day activities but the banks don’t have the risk appetite for it.

“They’ve frozen some of the corporate credit cards. It puts a lot more pressure on the club.”

 

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AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Get Easy Opponents

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Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the likes of Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying games.

The draw was conducted on Tuesday evening.

The Super Eagles failed to get past the Round of 16 in the last edition of the tournament played in January/February in Cameroon this year.

READ ALSO: Ex-Super Eagles Player Christopher Slumps, Dies

While the Eagles where in group A, current holders Senegal are in Group L with Benin Republic, Mozambique and Rwanda.

Full list:

Group A: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Sa o Tome e Principe or Mauritius
Group B: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Togo, Eswatini
Group C: Cameroon, Kenya, Namibia, Burundi
Group D: Egypt, Guinea, Malawi, Ethiopia
Group E: Ghana, Madagascar, Angola, Central African Republic
Group F: Algeria, Uganda, Niger, Tanzania

Group G: Mali, Congo Brazzaville, Gambia, South Sudan
Group H: Ivory Coast (hosts), Zambia, Comoros, Lesotho
Group I: Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Mauritania, Sudan
Group J: Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Botswana
Group K: Morocco, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Liberia

Group L: Senegal (holders), Benin, Mozambique, Rwanda
Dates

May 30-June 14: Matchdays 1, 2
Sept 19-27: Matchdays 3, 4
March 20-28, 2023: Matchdays 5, 6

 

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Christiano Ronaldo’s Son Is Dead

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Manchester United playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo, has announced the passing of his son.

The five times Ballon d’Or winner, revealed this through his social media pages on Monday.

A statement jointly signed by the couple reads: “It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our baby boy. It’s the greatest pain any parent can feel.

READ ALSO: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Son Officially Joins Manchester United

“Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.

“We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support. We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time,” they wrote.

 

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NFF: Why I’ll Step Down – Amaju Pinnick

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The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that he will not be seeking  a third term when his current tenure expires.

Pinnick who has been in charge of the NFF since 2014 was asked to resign after the national team failed to qualify for the world cup finals in Qatar later this year.

He has now revealed that his time at the Glass House might be coming to  an end as it has taken a toll on his relationship with his family over the years.

READ ALSO: Why NFF Sacked Gernot Rohr – Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick while responding  to questions on Arise TV  said: “I’m eligible to run based on the statue. Do I want to run?, it’s a no-no, my family is very key to me, they said it’s taking a toll on me and the family.

“They believed that I’ve done my best and it’s time to move on . It’s a regrettable decision, but it’s the best,” Pinnick told Arise TV.

 

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