COVID-19: Anthony Joshua in self-isolation as Prince Charles tests positive

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua has issued reassurances about his health after it emerged he met Prince Charles, who has tested positive for coronavirus, at a function earlier this month. The three-belt world heavyweight champion and the Prince both attended a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, a little over two weeks before it was revealed the heir to the throne has coronavirus. Joshua is currently still scheduled to defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20. His spokesperson told the Daily Mail: “AJ is at home following government guidelines, he is fit and well. “He wishes everyone affected a speedy recovery and a huge thank you to all the front line key workers.” The spokesperson did not say whether Joshua had been tested for the disease, which continues to shut down sport and communities across the world. Bob Arum, who is due to co-promote Tyson Fury’s third fight with Deontay Wilder this year, said on Wednesday the contest is “clearly not” going to happen in July, a delay which has potential knock-on effects on Joshua’s 2020 programme.Tags: Anthon y JoshuaCommonwealth DayKubrat PulevPrince Charleslast_img read more

2020 Africa 5s Football Competition Postponed

first_imgFollowing the World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic and various measures implemented by governments in the continent to curb the virus, Castle Lager and Trophy Lager have announced the postponement of all 2020 Africa 5s activities to a date yet to be determined.“The impact of COVID-19 as well as the safety and well-being of our consumers and other role players is something we take extremely seriously. In light of measures implemented by governments in the continent and the world over, we have come to a decision to postpone our planned activities to later this year.“We understand that this decision may disappoint the football community, but in the spirit of encouraging social distancing and playing our part in curbing the spread of the virus, we have to make this difficult yet necessary decision on the basis that football is a highly social sport that is enjoyed in large groups,” said Castle Lager Brand Director, Kudzi Mathabire. Africa’s Premier Social League, Africa 5s, a leading movement to connect Africans from different walks of life and as with every year, the winning country champions will compete against other country champions in South Africa on a date that is yet to be confirmed.While the 2020 Ultimate winners of the Africa 5s were set to win a football trip to Milan, Italy, hosted by campaign ambassador, Samuel Eto’o, the seriousness of COVID-19 has led to the decision that for the first time in the history of the Africa 5s, the winners prize will be of monetary value totalling to $15, 000 for each of the teams.“It is unfortunate that participants will not be getting this experience , however, the safety of our consumers remains our number one priority. Furthermore, we truly believe that the teams can use the prize money to better their lives,” said Mathabire.Entries for participants across all countries will effectively be extended to the 31st of July 2020 and will only be through web entries.“Consumers from the various countries will have to stay tuned to the allocated brand communication, where dates for the respective country finals will be communicated,” organizers concluded yesterday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Badgers ready for Big Ten foes

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoAs the weather begins to turn cool, the No. 15 University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team readies itself for the start of Big Ten play.”The Big Ten is almost like restarting the season again,” UW assistant coach Carrie Barker said. “Once the Big Ten starts, it’s like starting from scratch. The Big Ten is like a different life.””Anyone can beat anyone on any given day in the Big Ten,” Baker added. “It’s very competitive and the most important thing right now.”With two losses already credited to their record, the Badgers are slightly off the pace they established last year.”Last year, we went 10-0 non-conference,” sophomore goalkeeper Lynn Murray said. “It was huge because we did not have the same strength of schedule that we have this year. Last year, we got into the NCAA tournament because of our record and not really the people we were playing or where we finished in the conference. As a team goal, we are trying to get to the same place we were last year.”Though the Badgers’ record currently stands at 5-2-1, the road to the NCAA tournament won’t be easy with a tough conference season ahead. Several Big Ten schools have found success early in the year.No. 2 Penn State leads the Big Ten with eight victories, as the Nittany Lions have outscored their opponents 24-6. Senior forward Tiffany Weimer has managed to score in all eight games — racking up 11 goals.Penn State is the only Big Ten school besides Wisconsin with a national ranking. En route to their unblemished record, the Nittany Lions have already defeated four ranked teams. The Badgers will have home-field advantage against the Lions Sunday, Oct. 2, and will be out for revenge after last season’s 4-0 loss in Madison.”Last year we lost pretty badly to them,” Barker said. “I think we need to have a recap and let them know that we are going to remember last year’s game and not be afraid to play them again. It’s important for us to evaluate ourselves.””We are a year older, more experienced and more driven to prove to them that last year’s game was an embarrassment and we will not let that happen again.”Northwestern is also off to a booming start. The Wildcats have won six contests, losing one road game to No. 23 Marquette, but have a history of losing away games. Last season they fell in seven of their nine road contests and were outscored 28-9.”The biggest lesson we learned last year was that we need to be as prepared to compete on the road as well as at home,” Northwestern head coach Jenny Haigh said. “We have a lot of pride playing on our home field, but we need to carry that same pride as competitors at any facility against any opponent.”Wisconsin will travel to Northwestern Oct. 28.The Badgers will open Big Ten play this weekend when they travel to Iowa and Illinois.The Hawkeyes have not had the same early season success, recording only one win, which came in overtime against Air Force. Over the last two years, Iowa has failed to win a conference game. Its last conference win occurred Oct. 25, 2002, against Illinois. Wisconsin has won three out the last four meetings between the two teams.”Iowa’s record does not mean anything,” Barker said. “You could have a horrible non-conference season and get that one win that will change the whole season around. We are concerned about playing them and after we are through with them, we will concentrate on Illinois.”Inconsistency has plagued Illinois this season. After advancing to the quarterfinal round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament, the Illini began the season with a No. 13 national ranking but have since fallen out of the rankings. Sunday, Illinois lost 2-1 to Indiana State. The win was the first for the Sycamores against a Big Ten or nationally ranked opponent. However, the Badgers lost to the Illini last year, 1-0.”Illinois haven’t had the season they’ve wanted,” Barker said. “We can’t think they’ve had some bad losses and they are done. Anything can happen in the Big Ten.”last_img read more

Setkic won ITF Futures Tournament in Sharm el Sheikh

first_imgAldin Setkic, Bosnian tennis player, won the ITF Futures tournament worth 15,000 US dollars in Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh.Setkić, currently ranked 226 tennis player in the world, after nearly two hours of the match, defeated French Gleb Sakharov, 235th player in the world, with result 3: 6, 6: 2 and 6: 0.This was Setkic’s 27th victory in tournaments Futures series.(Source: klix)last_img