Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, has been appointed as first Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to replace Kwesi Nyantekyi of Ghana.
Nyantekyi vacated the position after getting a two-year ban from all football activities stemming from allegations of corruption and other malpractices levelled against the former Ghana Football Association chairman.
Pinnick’s appointment is immediately applicable according to CAF statutes and would be ratified at a CAF executive committee session coming up in September.
The appointment comes amid controversy between Pinnick and Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, who previously ordered for Pinnick to step down in accordance with a court ruling setting aside the NFF election of September 2014.
Chris Brown spends hours in police custody, posts bail
Music star, Chris Brown, spent a few hours in police custody in Florida after he was accosted by officers at the end of a show in his tour promoting his eighth studio album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon.
Breezy was reportedly arrested for an outstanding warrant from a nearby county and is said to have posted a $2,000 bail. The singer later confirmed he would be performing at another show on his tour later on Friday.
Idris Elba enlisted as villain in Fast & Furious spinoff
The Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw, is beginning to take shape after it was revealed Idris Elba will play the villain of the action movie set for release in July 2019.
This is coming after Elba’s last film appearance in Avengers: Infinity War while he is also working on his comedy series, Turn Up Charlie, for Netflix as well as his lead role in the fifth season of Luther.
Hobbs and Shaw would follow the characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw from the Fast & Furious films played by Dwyane Johnson and Jason Statham respectively, with Vanessa Kirby also set to star in the film.
It would be directed by David Leitch who was at the helm of Deadpool 2 while Fast & Furious writer, Chris Morgan, would write the script for the spinoff.
Defending Women’s Wimbledon champion suffers shock early exit
Defending women’s Wimbledon champion, Garbine Muguruza, has been knocked out at just the second round of this year’s edition following a 7-5, 2-6, 1-6 loss to Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium on Thursday.
Muguruza who was seeded third at Wimbledon this year, is now one of six from the top 10 women’s seeds already out of the competition, with Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens, Petra Kvitova, Elene Svitolina, and Caroline Garcia the others who have failed to make it far at Wimbledon this year.
The men’s draw also saw its third seed knocked out in the second round after Australia Open finalist, Marin Cilic, relinquished a two-set lead to lose 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-7, 5-7 to Guido Pella.
Cilic becomes the fourth top 10 seeded player to bow out of Wimbledon before the third round following the earlier exits of Grigor Dimitrov who was seeded sixth, seventh seed Dominic Thiem through injury, and 10th seeded David Goffin.