Sharing the magic of football with the entire world: “FIFA World Football Museum” becomes “FIFA Museum” with immediate effect to focus on celebrating and safeguarding football heritage and culture globally. The new brand identity, including its logo and colours have been designed to emphasize the close relationship between the museum and the world’s football governing body and its role as FIFA’s passionate, inspiring cultural institution in Zurich and abroad.
The two main elements of the new FIFA Museumbrand are the ‘time wheel’ and the ‘center field of a football pitch’. This reflects the idea that every game has a beginning, every story has a start and every moment can last forever. But time does not just move forward, it moves around us. As FIFA’s dynamic platform, the museum, its exhibitions, as well as its cultural and educational programs, will not only focus history of football, but will also look at the present and into the future, exploring the global phenomenon of football culture.
Safeguarding football heritage, culture
“This rebranding is a big milestone! It opens a new chapter for the important cultural work of the FIFA Museumon a global level,” said FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura. “We are looking forward to supporting the further development of this institution in their efforts to safeguard football heritage and culture for the game, for the fans and for the FIFA member associations.”
FIFA Museum Managing Director Marco Fazzone adds: “We are very happy to unveil our new name and logo today. Six weeks after welcoming cultural representatives from more than 60 FIFA member associations to our second international FIFA Museum Conference, we can now show our new brand to the world. It is a brand that perfectly reflects our identity as a responsible institution, which represents the excitement and love for the game and reaches out to fans across the globe with engaging, educational content about the football’s heritage and culture.”
Djokovic complains about nagging wrist, eyes ATP Finals
Novak Djokovic on Monday said he was bothered by a wrist problem during the Laver Cup in London, and his lengthy absence from the Tour recently could be the reason.
“I have been struggling with my right wrist for the last four, five days, to be honest. I have been keeping it under control,” Djokovic told reporters.
The three-day tournament in London’s O2 Arena was Djokovic’s first event since the Serb won his 21st Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in early July.
He had missed the North American hardcourt swing and the U.S. Open due to COVID-19 vaccination.
But he produced a dazzling performance on his return to the Tour on Saturday by winning his singles and doubles matches.
However, he lost to Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime on the final day of the competition on Sunday.
“The two matches of Saturday probably had an effect. Sunday was not easy. I couldn’t serve as fast or as accurately as I would like to. That has affected the whole game,” he said.
Djokovic said qualifying for November’s ATP Finals in Turin remained his goal.
He will play a tournament in Tel Aviv this week, followed by an event in Kazakhstan next week and then the Paris Masters at the end of October.
His Wimbledon victory guarantees him a spot in the Tour-ending finals if he remains ranked in the world’s top 20.
Djokovic, currently ranked seventh, said the wrist issue could be due to a combination of factors.
“Could be (the effect of) not playing matches almost three months, and then conditions here are such that the balls are really big and slow,” he said. “You always have to generate a lot of wrist action and speed, which could be the case why I have been feeling soreness.”
CAF disqualifies Volcan Club for failing to play Champions League match
The Interclub Organising Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has disqualified Volcan Club de Moroni from the ongoing 2022/2023 CAF Champions League.
The club from Comoros were disqualified after they failed to arrive and honour their Champions League first preliminary round fixture.
They were to play against hosts La Passe FC of Seychelles.
After the conclusion of the preliminary first-round matches, their case was brought before the committee, which went on to apply the competition’s regulations, basing its decision on Article IX 10.5.
“It is the duty of the visiting team to organise its travel arrangements in a way that permits it to arrive at the venue of the match at a reasonable time ahead of the scheduled date of the match,” the CAF committee said.
La Passe FC have now automatically progressed to the second preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.
Katsina United FC invite 120 indigenous players for screening
The Katsina United FC management has invited 120 indigenous players across 34 local government areas of Katsina for a talent hunt and screening.
Club’s spokesman Nasir Gide disclosed this in a statement. According to him, the screening will be held between September 28 and October 6 at Muhammadu Dikko Stadium Katsina.
The invited players are expected to arrive at the venue by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
“The exercise is meant to revamp the team and also to give more chances and playing time to the home-based players,” said the statement.
The club’s director of football development, Saleh Yusuf, said the players’ slot depended on active football teams in the local government areas.
“Katsina local government, being the centre, carried 20 slots with some of the players from the Junior Katsina United FC. The director stated that feeding and accommodations will be provided to all the invited players,” the club explained.
It added, “The invited players are therefore urged to exhibit sportsmanship and discipline during the screening and assured that fairness and just consideration will be done to whoever deserves to be registered with the club.”
The club thanked Bishir Gambo-Saulawa, the sports commissioner, for giving the state home-based players a chance to exhibit their talents.
Kachikwu says ADC will beat APC, PDP, unveils plans on Tuesday
Dumebi Kachikwu, the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples...
Atiku ignores Wike, appoints Saraki, Anyim, Shekarau, others as campaign advisers
Ahead of the commencement of the 2023 election campaign on Wednesday, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and...
We won’t return to work till after Appeal Court judgement – ASUU
Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have vowed that no one, not even the Federal Government, can...
APC, PDP failed Nigerians; can’t stand ADC in 2023 poll, says Kachikwu
Dumebi Kachikwu [Photo Credit: Vanguard News] Dumebi Kachikwu, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential candidate, says the All Progressives Congress...
Court strikes out fresh money laundering charge against Olisa Metuh
Naija News Today A federal high court in Abuja has struck out a money laundering charge preferred against Olisa Metuh,...
Kidnap kingpin John Ewa paraded in Yenagoa
Naija News John Ewa, the Bayelsa born suspected kidnap kingpin, who was arrested in Abuja and alleged to be responsible...
APC candidate, Bola Tinubu off to London
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has travelled to the United Kingdom for a meeting...
Benin group thanks Muhammadu Buhari for bestowing national honours on Oba Ewuare II
Naija News Today The coalition of Benin socio-cultural groups has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the conferment of national...
Nigerian government begins labour, factory inspection in Akwa Ibom
Metro News Happening In Nigeria Today The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has begun the National Integrated Labour and...
APC Ghana faults list, demands inclusion
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ghana has faulted the party’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) list, insisting that it should...
- Big Brother NaijaSeptember 7, 2022
BBNaija: Deji reacts to leaked ‘sex’ video with Chichi
- EducationSeptember 14, 2022
JAMB generates N8.732bn revenue out of proposed N12.132bn from UTME, Direct Entry registration, others
- PoliticsSeptember 2, 2022
27 State Chairmen endorse resignation of ADC’s National Chairman, Nwosu
- ForeignSeptember 16, 2022
Allan Saint-Maximin, Erling Haaland, Mikel Arteta emerges Premier League Goal, Player, Manager of the Month winners
- PoliticsSeptember 7, 2022
Nigeria is not Lagos, Tinubu may lose in north – APC forum
- Big Brother NaijaSeptember 7, 2022
#BBNaija: Deji, Chichi caught having s3x
- PoliticsSeptember 2, 2022
Why i support Wike’s demand for PDP chairman, Ayu resignation – Bode George
- HeadlinesSeptember 2, 2022
Court acquits Jang, Yusuf Pam of criminal charges