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FIFA-Qatar World Cup 2022: Suffering, Human rights abuses and deaths- the story of migrant workers in Qatar
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FIFA-Qatar World Cup 2022: Suffering, Human rights abuses and deaths- the story of migrant workers in Qatar

‘we don’t know what to do…. we are heading to seven months without salary’-This is the story of Daniel, one of the migrant workers working on a World Cup stadium in Qatar. Daniel is among more than 100 migrant workers in Qatar who have not received their salaries for the past 7 months. With less than 6 moths to the Word Cup, migrant workers in Qatar say they have no day off, as they work day and night to make the 2022 world Cup a reality. Amnesty International has recorded several human rights cases of abuse among migrant employees working at Qatar Meta Coats (QMC). Among the several workers interviewed, some said they do not have any day off to rest and they are forced to work long hours under threats of pay cuts. For example, security guards told Amnesty International that the...
‘Postpone all GPL matches until our match with Ashantigold is played’- Kotoko to GFA
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‘Postpone all GPL matches until our match with Ashantigold is played’- Kotoko to GFA

Asante Kotoko SC has written to the Ghana Football Association to postpone all Premier League matches until its outstanding game between Ashantigold SC is honoured.The Porcupine Warriors were expected to face The Miners on Thursday in week 29 fixture of the Ghana Premier League.The game was postponed at the last minute whilst the team had arrived in Obuasi to prepare ahead of the game.The announcement came on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours to kickoff and both teams in camp, ready to face off in Obuasi.This comes after AshantiGold were demoted to Division Two last season for their involvement in match manipulation.The Ghana Police Service has raised an alarm over security threat should the game come off at the Len Clay Sports Stadium, forcing the game to be postponed by the Ghana FA.A...
Thomas Tuchel reviews the Chelsea defender who refuses to play in Their FA cup final against Liverpool
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Thomas Tuchel reviews the Chelsea defender who refuses to play in Their FA cup final against Liverpool

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has commented on Andreas Christensen's late withdrawal from the FA Cup final against Liverpool, saying that it is "not the first time" the player has felt unable to participate. On the morning of Saturday's Wembley battle, the West London side's plans were thrown into confusion when the Danish centre-back, who was not injured, notified his club that he would be unable to participate. Liverpool went on to win the title after winning on penalties, but Blues coach Tuchel did not reveal why Christensen had declared himself unavailable. Speaking on Wednesday, as per the BBC, Tuchel said: "He had his reasons. They stay private and confidential. But it was not the first time as you can see over the last weeks we had some of the same situations why he di...
UK Government insider on Chelsea sale
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UK Government insider on Chelsea sale

"Two big sticking points remain - where exactly the proceeds of the sale will be held, and what legal guarantees government will be given about the money going to good causes." "Essentially, despite committing to all proceeds going to good causes in public, Abramovich seems unwilling to give the same legal commitments…" "Which would have backed up his public statements of about a week ago, that in the deal neither he nor his affiliates could basically try and stake a claim to that unpaid debt between Fordstam and Camberley." "A deal which would allow the cash to be diverted during the deal would be a breach of sanctions and is seen as a red line for ministers. There are deadlines at the end of this month and the start of June…" "Which would either see the club booted out o...
Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp shortlisted for PL Manager of the Season award
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Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp shortlisted for PL Manager of the Season award

Five men have been nominated for the 2021/22 Barclays Manager of the Season award.Thomas Frank, Pep Guardiola, Eddie Howe, Jurgen Klopp and Patrick Vieira are in contention for the prize. The fans have until 18:00 BST on Monday 16 May to choose their favourite by voting below.The votes from the public will be combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner.Barclays Manager shortlistThomas Frank (BRE)P36 W12 D7 L17 GF44 GA52 GD-8The Dane has enjoyed an incredible debut Premier League season, leading his promoted Brentford team to 13th place as well as gaining plaudits for his team’s brilliant style of play which has helped them to beat Chelsea, West Ham United and Arsenal. Pep Guardiola (MCI)P36 W28 D5 L3 GF94 GA22 GD+72The Spaniard is aiming to win the award for a ...
Gernot Rohr is thankless,’ says Nigerian football legend
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Gernot Rohr is thankless,’ says Nigerian football legend

Segun Odegbami, a football legend, has claimed that former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has not expressed gratitude to Nigeria. Odegbami claimed in his weekly column that despite failing to deliver on the NFF's mandate, the Franco-German coach was set to receive close to $380,000 after being fired. He explained that dismissals are common for coaches and that they happen for a variety of reasons. “There is nothing special about firing an unproductive coach as was the case with Gernot Rohr who failed in five and a half years to win any Silverware with the Super Eagles. “So, he was fired and offered the promise of his 6 months wages in lieu of the sack. Instead of being grateful to the country that gave him opportunity to get an international appointment, that elev...
Morocco was the only country that applied to host the CAF Champions League final- CAF head of operation and media relations
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Morocco was the only country that applied to host the CAF Champions League final- CAF head of operation and media relations

CAF's head of operations and media relations  Luxolo September, has explained  why Morocco was chosen to host the CAF Champions League final. The Red Devils advanced to the CAF Champions League final after a 4-0 win over ES Setif in the first leg of the semi-finals. Meanwhile, Wydad Casablanca defeated Petro Atletico de Luanda 3-1 to advance to the competition's final. CAF announced ahead of the second leg of both matches that this season's Champions League final will be held at Morocco's Mohammed V Stadium. In response to the situation, CAF's head of operations and media relations insisted that Morocco was chosen solely because it was the only country that applied to host the final. "We spoke to all African countries back in January, and only Morocco and Sene...
Amber Group joins Chelsea as official sleeve partner
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Amber Group joins Chelsea as official sleeve partner

Chelsea Football Club today announced a new partnership with Amber Group, a global leader in digital asset products and infrastructure. As part of this historic partnership, Amber Group will become the club’s official sleeve partner, with the logo of WhaleFin – the company’s flagship digital asset platform – emblazoned across the kit of both the men’s and women’s teams from the start of the 2022/23 season. As the first digital asset partner for Chelsea Football Club, Amber Group will introduce WhaleFin to football fans around the world. Built with the deep expertise that Amber Group has developed serving both institutional and retail digital asset markets, WhaleFin is an all-in-one platform that serves as a gateway to crypto finance for everyone. Amber Group’s focus on raising Whale...
Amber Group joins Chelsea as official sleeve partner
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Amber Group joins Chelsea as official sleeve partner

Chelsea Football Club today announced a new partnership with Amber Group, a global leader in digital asset products and infrastructure. As part of this historic partnership, Amber Group will become the club’s official sleeve partner, with the logo of WhaleFin – the company’s flagship digital asset platform – emblazoned across the kit of both the men’s and women’s teams from the start of the 2022/23 season. As the first digital asset partner for Chelsea Football Club, Amber Group will introduce WhaleFin to football fans around the world. Built with the deep expertise that Amber Group has developed serving both institutional and retail digital asset markets, WhaleFin is an all-in-one platform that serves as a gateway to crypto finance for everyone. Amber Group’s focus on raising Whale...
Tuchel: I don’t care if Chelsea players hate me<br>
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Tuchel: I don’t care if Chelsea players hate me

Thomas Tuchel says he doesn't care if his managerial methods cause Chelsea players to hate him and acknowledged he may not be well-liked at the moment following a mandatory training session on their expected day off Sunday.The German coach admitted he may not be popular right now in his own dressing roomThe Blues' 2-2 draw on Saturday prompted Tuchel to call in the squad on short-notice for tactical drills and a talk about their poor form.Chelsea are mired in a slump that has seen them win just one of their past five matches.“If you want to be loved on a daily basis you should not become a high level football coach. It will not happen," he told reporters. "At this moment I’m probably not popular. Most of them expected a 30 minute team talk and then to watch the game again. Once they under...