World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has earned major bragging rights after taking a spot as the second-richest young sportsperson in the United Kingdom.
In the ranking done by The Sunday Times,Gareth Bale was rated the richest young sports star.
Apart from Joshua, others on the young sports stars Rich List are footballers who are aged 30 or below. Among them are Paul Pogba, Kevin de Bruyne, David de Gea, Raheem Sterling, and N’Golo Kante.
Anthony Joshua reportedly earned an estimated £78 million from his fights with Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019, taking his net worth to £107 million.
Check out the full list below:
1.Gareth Bale (football) 114 million
2.Anthony Joshua (boxing) 107 million
3.Paul Pogba (football) 50 million
4.Kevin de Bruyne (football) 34 million
5.David de Gea (football) 34 million
6.Raheem Sterling (football) 28 million
7.N’Golo Kante (football) 25 million
8.Harry Kane (football) 24 million
9.Daniel Sturridge (football) 22 million
10.Jordan Henderson (football) 21 million
World Record Holder, Wilson Kipsang, Slapped With A Four Year Ban From Competitions
Kenya’s world record holder Wilson Kipsang has been slapped with a four year ban from competitions after missing series of doping tests. A ruling published by the Athletics Integrity Unit on Friday states that the ex-marathon runner was found to have missed three tests.
He failed to provide timely information on his whereabouts on a fourth occasion, in 2018 and 2019. Kipsang won bronze in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympic. He broke the world record the following year in Berlin.
The athlete held the record until Dennis Kimetto bettered his time the year after. Kipsang has won the New York and Tokyo Marathons and won the London Marathon twice.
Lawyer Bestine Kazadi Takes Over The Leadership Of AS Vita FC – DR CONGO
The game is slowly but surely getting dominated by women… In the Democratic Republic of Congo, one woman has just moved to manage one of the country’s large football clubs – AS Vita in Kinshasa.
Bestine Kazadi is taking over leadership of a team that has been on tabs with the successes of TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi. Her predecessor was president for 13 years and she is the first woman at the top of the club since it was created in 1935.
This and other highlights including the additional time for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations hosts as the tournament is pushed to January 2022 to their relief, how the face of football is changing in DRC with the first woman president of a major club plus highlights from around Europe to see how African players are performing in Serie A, Premier League, and La Liga
Chelsea Introduce New Nike Herringbone-knit Pattern 20/21 Home Kit, And Shirt Partner Three
Chelsea’s 2020-21 home kit brings a touch of Savile Row to Stamford Bridge by blending the latest in athletic innovation with the finesse of fine London tailoring. Inspired by west London’s long association with master tailors and their exquisite craftsmanship, the Blues’ new home jersey ventures into the realm of statement shirting. A luscious, textured, modern classic, wholly befitting the capital’s most stylish club.
Just as Chelsea is woven into the fabric of London life, the city’s rich fashion heritage is woven into the new shirts, with our traditional blue elevated by a subtle all-over herringbone knit and garnished with bespoke flourishes.
The kit also begins the partnership with mobile network Three as our new principal shirt sponsor, with their iconic brand appearing on the front of the shirts. As the newest team member, Three is keen to help connect us more than ever before and hopes to be more than just a logo on a shirt. Look out today for more about the start of this partnership.
‘The kit is really, really smart – very Chelsea,’ says homegrown striker Tammy Abraham. ‘You can see the story behind the kit with how it looks and all the little touches that remind you of a good suit. I think we will certainly be the best dressed team next season.’
Chelsea’s new home look is made up of the blue jersey, blue shorts and white socks. The tasteful herringbone pattern covers both the shirt and the shorts, creating a sophisticated textured effect. The jersey is framed by a deep, dark blue collar and trim on the sleeves. The trim is monogrammed with ‘CFC’.
‘I’m really excited to be wearing this kit when we take to the pitch again for the 20/21 season,’ says striker Fran Kirby. ‘Winning the WSL was an incredible moment for the club and we’ll be proud to be wearing the new kit as champions next season.’
The new kit has dark blue tape running down the sides of the torso and is embossed with the phrase, ‘The Pride of London’. Both the font and the indigo lettering are reminiscent of the labels sewn inside London-crafted suits. White socks, decorated with a Nike Swoosh and a Chelsea lion, complete a sharp head-to-toe look.
‘London is the epicentre of men’s tailoring and the kit takes its inspiration from this iconic craft,’ says Nike’s Scott Munson, VP, Nike Football Apparel. ‘We paid tribute to the work of these skilled tailors with the use of bespoke details and trims to create a really crisp aesthetic which complements Chelsea’s uniquely stylish identity.’
The 2020-21 Chelsea home kit will be worn for the first time in the Premier League game against West Ham today and is available from our official online store and the Stamford Bridge Megastore from 9 July.
The new Chelsea kit the players will wear on pitch as well as replica jerseys for the fans are constructed with 100% recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. To create the kits that deliver peak performance with a lower impact on the environment, plastic bottles are collected, cleaned and melted down to produce a high-quality yarn for manufacturing.
Since 2010, Nike has been using recycled polyester to produce football kits as well as Flyknit yarns for the footwear. So far 7.5 billion of plastic bottles have been diverted from landfills and waterways. Learn more about Nike commitment to sustainability
CAF Sets January 2022 For Its Flagship Competition – AFCON
The continental football governing body is still optimistic its flagship competition will go ahead in January 2021 but has a Plan B in place
Caf Secretary General Abdelmounaim Bah says moving the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament to June or July is not an option, but January 2022 would be an alternative in the event the finals fail to be staged next year.
Qualifying matches for Afcon have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that could see the finals scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2021, being moved to later dates.
Caf has already cancelled the March and June qualifiers, and Bah says it is now impossible to have August matches go ahead as planned.
With some countries intending to have their domestic leagues running in the next few months and also following the resumption of football in Europe, Caf hopes Afcon qualifiers could continue in October, at a time when four rounds of matches would have already been lost.
“What we can say is that all the confederations hope to be able to play again this year and each is making its [own] arrangements. In this regard, the Asian confederation has announced that it will resume its qualifications in October and November. And at Caf we subscribe to this logic,” Bah told Radio Sport Info .
“The international windows scheduled for March and June have been cancelled, but the months of October and November 2020 represent a lot of hope. We no longer include September in the strategies because it will be quite complicated to have the teams travel from one country to another as early as September. This means that the matches can resume locally but international matches will be difficult to be held because of the travel factor.”
Bah says if Afcon fails to take place in January 2021, the next best option would be to stage the tournament 12 months later. He says switching the tournament to June 2021 would see Afcon suffer counter-attraction from the European Championship and Copa America.
“If we cannot make up for the Afcon 2021 qualifiers in October and November, we will have to think of another plan… But today the longer the crisis lasts, the more this scenario deserves to be thought about. Afcon next January, however, remains our number one priority,” said Bah.
“January 2022 remains the second option for Afcon 2022…As everyone knows, playing in June/July in Cameroon is difficult because of the weather conditions. In addition, in June/July 2021 there is already a lot of competition with the Euros and the Copa America. So the best time to postpone the Afcon would be January 2022. But all that I repeat, these are alternatives because our priority for the Afcon is to play in January 2021.”
Also affected by the coronavirus is the African Nations Championship which was due for April 2020 in Cameroon as well as the Africa Women Cup of Nations which was slated for November and Caf admits that both tournaments would be difficult to reschedule.
The current Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup campaigns which were stopped at the semi-final stages could, however, resume “very soon.”
“We can announce here that the Champions League and the Confederation Cup are the competitions by which we will resume very soon. Besides, this year we have four magnificent posters not to be missed,” Bah said.
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