August 9 – Covid-19 has once more thrown Chinese football in disarray with matches in the Chinese Super League (CSL) needing to be rescheduled in Haikou, the capital of China’s island province Hainan, due to an outbreak of the coronavirus.
August 9 – On the eve of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) general assembly in Tanzania, Gambia’s Lamin Kaba Bajo has been elected as the president of the Wafu A.
August 9 – Adidas is taking over from Umbro as the sponsor of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and official kit supplier to its national teams.
August 9 – Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, worshipped by fans throughout a 24-year career, has a more “sinister” side to his character, prosecutors said Monday, as he went on trial on charges of assault and use of coercive behaviour against an ex-girlfriend and her sister.
August 9 – Roma manager Jose Mourinho says Olympic sprint champion Marcell Jacobs would have made a great footballer in another life after jokingly pretending to sign the 100m king.
August 9 – The CVC-funded Boost LaLiga programme, that will see the venture capitalist invest nearly $2 billion in LaLiga’s commercial business entity, has now see its club membership grow to 40 teams.
August 9 – Bundesliga’s Hertha Berlin has signed CG Elementum as the club’s sleeve sponsor for league and cup games with immediate effect.
August 9 – Premier League Brentford has added online retailer Aosom UK as an Official Cub Partner in a two-season deal.
By Paul Nicholson
August 8 – This Wednesday club-owning CAF president Patrice Motsepe is due to unveil plans for an African Super League, to launch in August 2023, with prize money of $100 million.
August 8 – FIFA has reminded the All India Football Federation (AIFF) that the governing body runs the risk of a ban and losing the hosting rights to the U-17 Women’s World Cup if it does not stick to an agreed roadmap to stage new elections.
August 8 – Fenerbahce have been handed a one-game partial stadium closure by UEFA, suspended for two years, after their fans chanted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s name in a Champions League qualifier against Dynamo Kyiv.
August 8 – Debt-ridden Barcelona have suffered a massive pre-season blow after being blocked by LaLiga from registering their five summer signings ahead of the new Spanish season.
August 8 – Manchester City’s stellar summer signing Erling Haaland marked his Premier League debut with both goals as the champions began their title defence by strolling to a 2-0 victory at West Ham United on Sunday.
August 8 – The 2022 Scotiabank Concacaf League (SCL) will enter the knockout stages next weekend with Concacaf having confirmed the schedule for the Round of 16 two-legged match-ups.