On the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly of Heads of State and Government, President Ramkalawan, who is currently leading the Seychelles delegation in New York, also participated in several strategic side events for Seychelles.
Bilateral discussions have been crucial networking platforms and important discussions with key partners and Seychellois stakeholders.
The President participated as one of the panelists at the African Heads of Government Climate Finance Dialogue organized by Africa Investors (Ai) and the UN Special Adviser for Africa (OSAA).
At their invitation, President Ramkalawan was the keynote speaker at the panel discussion under the guided theme "Partnerships and opportunities to implement the investable NDCs, Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)".
President Ramkalawan spoke together with three other African Heads of State; which included the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and the President of the Republic of Gambia, HE Adama Barrow.
President Ramkalawan also attended Blue Leaders 30X30: Catalytic Action for a Global Network of Fully and Highly Protected Marine Areas and a Strong New High Seas Treaty event held at the Plaza Hotel in New York. The event, which was organized by the Government of Belgium and Nigeria, where President Ramkalawan was one of the Blue Leaders Heads of State who addressed the audience.
The Prime Minister of Curaçao, Gilmar Pisas, also made a presentation, while the Prime Minister of Belgium made a virtual video statement.
The main event was opened by the CEO of Blomberg Philanthropies, Patricia E.
Harris, and the panel discussions were moderated by the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium.
Following the Blue Leaders event, the President also held discussions with Mission Blue/The Sylvia Earle Alliance President and President, legendary oceanographer, Her Deepness Dr. Sylvia Earle.
Dr. Earle is an Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society, and is called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, a Living Legend of the Library of Congress, and Time magazine's first Hero for the Planet.
Familiar with Seychelles, the meeting with the Head of State was an opportunity for Dr. Earle to brief President Ramkalawan on her previous expeditions and work in Seychelles, as well as to engage in fruitful discussions on how Mission Blue can further support Seychelles.
Seychelles in its environmental conservation efforts.
She will soon be in Seychelles for a mission in Aldabra accompanying Prince Albert of Monaco.
In his capacity as Vice President of the SIDS DOCK Initiative, President Ramkalawan also delivered a virtual statement at the 7th session of the SIDS DOCK Assembly.
SIDS DOCK is an initiative among the member countries of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) created to help SIDS transform their energy sectors and address adaptation to climate change in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN.
Other side meetings included discussions with the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, Ms. Rabab Fatima.
While at the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York, the president also had the opportunity to engage with a number of world leaders during a closed-door, high-level meeting of the Association of Small Island States (AOSIS), limited to Heads of State or Government focused on two main issues: objective discussion namely; progress towards the Adoption of a Multidimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI) at the UN and the Establishment of a Financing Agreement to Address Loss and Damage at COP27.
President Ramkalawan was assisted by Ambassador Ian Madeleine and other Foreign Ministry officials.
Africa's conservation heroes were honored at the prestigious 2022 African Conservation Awards at the African Rangers Congress in Botswana on Saturday 17 September.
The Awards are an annual celebration to honor the brave men and women who are committed to protecting Africa's wilderness and, in doing so, raise awareness of the critical and diverse work they do to ensure that our wildlife and places wild are protected for generations to come.
Now in its 11th year, the awards were held once again after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, at an in-person event as part of the African Ranger Congress.
The event was organized by the Game Rangers Association of Africa in Kasane, Botswana, where game rangers from across Africa came together to share experiences.
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is the sponsor of the Africa Conservation Awards, reminded us of the "threats and dangers facing this selfless group of individuals" when referring to the assassination of Best Ranger Award finalist Anton Mzimba, in a video.
message; “He reminds us of the importance of his profession, the risks he faces on a day-to-day basis, but also the determination and dangerous nature of those he faces and often faces alone.
I applaud the fact that you are now honoring all the heroes of biodiversity beyond the rhino.
You are the fighting vanguard of a global movement that we must all promote, encourage, support and prolong."
Every organization and individual that has been shortlisted has shown a remarkable determination to succeed when the odds have often been stacked against them and the African Conservation Awards provide the platform to ensure they get the recognition they deserve.
The winners The winners, selected by evaluating the work done over the past 12 months, beginning in July 2021, were announced as follows: BEST FIELD RANGER Winner: NDOUROU Boris Harding, Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park , Central African Republic - As Head of Sector, Boris leads a team of 80 rangers and ensures tactical advice on operational deployments where he leads anti-poaching and biomonitoring activities.
Until 2019, this park was subject to poachers, illegal wildlife traders, and armed groups, but Boris took the initiative to relaunch operational activities in the park, resulting in an increase in wildlife.
To date, Boris' anti-poaching operations have deterred 147 poaching violators and seized 41 hunting weapons.
He has also reached 258 transhumance herders through outreach activities and helped divert 23,000 head of cattle from the national park.
Boris has been committed to the conservation mission since 2008 and works alongside the Wildlife Conservation Society team.
1st Runner-up: KITITCHA Jacques, Pendjari National Park, Benin 2nd Runner-up: KILOLO MAKWAYA Eric, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo BEST GAMING RANGER Winner: Anton Mzimba (posthumous), Chief of Ranger Services, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa: Anton began his career at Timbavati Private Nature Reserve as a general laborer in the mid-1990s, where he patched roads, built gabions, maintained fences and completed the daily tasks required of a general laborer.
He always strove to be a ranger, and over the next 25 years, Anton rose through the ranks, going from ranger to corporal, sergeant, and eventually chief of ranger services.
Apart from the many accolades and press, Anton's greatest gift was his ability to lead and inspire the people of the local communities bordering the Kruger National Park. Anton led by example, working to change the stigma that conservation was a privilege of a wealthy minority and instead the birthright of all humanity, from all backgrounds, races and cultures.
He believed in developing his team and wanted both local men and women to have the opportunity to rise through the ranks into leadership positions.
On July 26, 2022, Anton was killed outside his home by three gunmen allegedly linked to poaching syndicates, paying the ultimate sacrifice for being a ranger and a leader on the front lines of the rhino poaching war.
1st Runner-up (tied): Colin Rowles, Warden, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa 1st Runner-up (tied): Leonardo Gungalo, Field Ranger Support Manager, Oceans Without Borders, Mozambique BEST CONSERVATION TEAM Winner: Simba Community Wildlife Scouts, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, Kenya: Simba Scouts is a conservation team working within the Kuku Group Ranch in southeastern Kenya.
They include a dedicated team of 18 Maasai warriors (Moran), who day in and day out monitor GPS-collared lions and other wildlife, which is a very important measure to mitigate human-wildlife conflict within the local communities of Maasai.
Another impact of Simba Scouts has been the influence of the community on the adoption of conservation.
Before becoming Simba Scouts, some members of the team were renowned warriors who led lion hunts.
However, they have become the guardian lions of the ecosystem, which is a testament to their good work.
1st Runner-up: Mount Kenya Trust, Kenya 2nd Runner-up: Nigeria National Park Service Management Team, Nigeria BEST CONSERVATION SUPPORT Winner: Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association, Kenya - Over the past four decades, Kenya has lost more than 68% of its wildlife .
The Kenya Wildlife Conservation Association (KWCA) was established to address this problem.
KWCA has mobilized a membership of 174 primarily community-based conservancies to take a holistic approach to addressing the biodiversity crisis and addressing the complex problem of habitat loss.
Today, the network of more than 215 conservancies in the country is a celebrated success as the organization celebrates its 10th anniversary.
The network of conservation areas has more than doubled the area under conservation from 8% of the country's land mass to 20% (adding 7.2 million hectares of conserved land) today, mainly due to the enabling policy environment and incentives negotiated through the KWCA.
1st Runner Up: Britius Munkombwe, Community Outreach Manager, Game Rangers International, Zambia 2nd Runner Up: BirdLife South Africa Landscape Conservation Programme, South Africa "In these dark times of unchecked human overpopulation, causing climate degeneration and the destruction of life around the world, our conservation heroes are the last hope!
The murder of Anton Mzimba and the deaths of hundreds of his fellow conservation heroes around the world underscore the crisis.
Please join me in congratulating all the winners and finalists of the African Conservation Awards 2022!
We are incredibly grateful to you" - Dr. Larry Hansen, Founder of the African Conservation Awards.
Each Field Ranger and Game Ranger finalist will receive Jim Green African Ranger boots and membership in the GRAA, which includes medical evacuation, accidental death and disability insurance coverage.
Zeiss also supported the selected winners with binoculars.
Uniting to Support Africa's Rangers On the morning of the awards, wildlife ranger teams came together for the 2022 Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a half marathon taking place around the world with one goal: raise money to support the men and women on the front lines of Africa.
94 ranger teams have registered for the 2022 Wildlife Ranger Challenge from 21 different countries!
Attendees at the Rangers Congress in Kasane attempted the "fastest known time" in Kasane over 21 km with 22 kg.
As well as raising money for frontline conservation efforts, this pan-African sporting event aims to raise awareness of the increasingly diverse role of wildlife rangers at a time when resources are scarcer than ever.
The African Conservation Awards are organized annually by the Game Rangers' Association of Africa (GRAA) and are made possible through the generous support of sponsors Chinese New Enterprise Investment (CNEI) and backed by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is committed to the protection of endangered species through the support of his Foundation, is the Patron of the African Conservation Awards.
Goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, on loan at Monaco from Bayern Munich, has refused to return to the Bundesliga champions while Manuel Neuer is still active.
Nübel, 25, was signed on a free transfer from Schalke 04 in 2020, but any hopes of rivalling Neuer as Bayern Munich number one were over soon after.
He then went to Monaco on loan.
“It is out of the question for me to come back while Manu is still there.
I certainly won’t do that, I can rule out sitting on the bench again at Bayern Munich,” he said on Thursday.
Nubel’s Bayern Munich deal runs until 2025, with 36-year-old Neuer having a contract until 2024. OLAL(
Nearly 500 dignitaries from around the world are set to descend on London to pay their last respects to the long-reigning monarch alongside members of the Royal family in one of the largest diplomatic moments of the century.
They will join members of the Royal family, UK prime ministers past and present, and key figures from public life at Westminster Abbey – the historic church that can hold around 2,000 people – at 11am next Monday.
“This is the biggest international event we have hosted in decades,” a Whitehall source said.
The source compared the logistical task to organising “hundreds of state visits” within a matter of days.
Normally, there might only be two or three a year.
It presents a huge logistical, diplomatic and security challenge, with practice runs taking place in the dead of night.
Invitations were sent over the weekend to the heads of state of nations with which the UK has diplomatic relations.
For most countries, that means the head of state plus one guest.
So, who can we expect to see attend Her Majesty’s funeral on Monday, September 19?
The late Queen’s four children – King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – will be present at the funeral, as well as their respective spouses: Camilla, the Queen Consort; Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Sir Tim Laurence.
The Duke of York’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, is also expected to attend.
The late Queen’s grandchildren will also be in attendance at the service – Prince William, Price Harry, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
Spouses of close family, including Catherine, the Princess of Wales and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex will pay their respects too.
Other Royals expected to attend the funeral ceremony include Queen Elizabeth II’s cousins: the Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
Monarchs from across the world will also fly into London to pay their respects.
Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia have been confirmed as guests, while former king and queen Juan Carlos and Sofía have been invited.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway and Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco have all confirmed their attendances.
Other members from Europe’s royal families will also be in attendance, including Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and Greece.
Her Majesty met with countless world leaders during her 70-year reign and many of these politicians are expected to attend her state funeral.
The recently appointed prime minister, Liz Truss, will attend, as well as the Labour party leader, Sir Keir Starmer.
Both the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, and the Irish premier, Michael Martin, have also confirmed they will be travelling to London for the service.
President Joe Biden has said he will be present, with his wife, First Lady Jill Biden.
The former U.
S. presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama will also not be attending, the White House confirmed on Monday.
European leaders who will be in attendance include the French president Emmanuel Macron, the German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Italian president Sergio Mattarella and Finland’s Sauli Niinisto – the latter as per his presidential statement.
The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, and European Council President, Charles Michel, will also attend.
Other world leaders who are also expected to be present are New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern, as well as her Australian and Canadian counterparts Anthony Albanese and Justin Trudeau.
Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley will also be joining, as will Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro.
Yoon Suk-Yeol’s office confirmed the South Korean president’s attendance.
A representative of North Korea will be allowed to attend the funeral.
Britain and North Korea established diplomatic relations in 2000 after 60 years without embassies.
However, Kim Jong Un, the country’s leader, rarely travels abroad and is unlikely to attend.
The Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako will travel to Britain to attend.
Traditionally, a Japanese emperor stays away from funerals whether at home or abroad because of a cultural belief based in the Shinto religion that considers death impure.
The decision for Naruhito to attend the Queen’s funeral underscores the importance and the deep bond between the royal families.
HH Amir Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, Emir of Qatar, will also be attending the funeral, according to a source familiar with the Qatari leadership.
Israel’s president will be present, however the prime minister will not attend.
Although Iran’s Supreme Leader will not be attending, the BBC’s James Lansdale confirmed that the country would be represented at an ambassadorial level.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will attend “if the schedule allows”.
Four leaders of Pacific Commonwealth nations will join the Australian Prime Minister at the Queen’s funeral.
Anthony Albanese told a press conference shortly before midday local time on Wednesday that the leaders of the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Samoa and Papua New Guinea have accepted Australia’s offer of help with transportation to London.
The delegation, which is due to leave on Thursday evening, will also include governor-general David Hurley as well as 10 Australian citizens “who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities”.
Her Majesty relied on many close staff, such as her ladies-in-waiting and footmen, who will most likely also be in attendance to pay their respects to the late Queen.
All holders of the Victoria Cross or George Cross will be able to attend the Queen’s funeral, the PA news agency understands.
Invitations to the Queen’s funeral have not been sent to Russia, Belarus and Myanmar.
Russia has not been invited because of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, diplomatic sources said.
According to Dmitry Peskov, although “Russians respected her for her wisdom”, Putin’s attendance at the late Queen’s funeral “is not being considered”.
Venezuela and Syria are not invited because Britain does not have full diplomatic relations with them, The Telegraph understands.
No representatives from Afghanistan will be invited because of the current political situation there.
The seating plan will be determined after the RSVP deadline on Thursday.
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Karim Benzema scored twice in the final few minutes to give Real Madrid a 3-1 win at Espanyol on Sunday, their third in the first three games of the new La Liga season.
Real Madrid sit top of the table on nine points, level with Real Betis.
Barcelona and Villarreal are right behind on seven points, with Osasuna and Real Sociedad on six.
Vinicius Jr opened the scoring early in the first half with a first-touch finish from a brilliant pass by Aurelien Tchouameni.
The young French midfielder put in another solid performance in place of the departed Casemiro, who left the club after signing for Manchester United.
Tchouameni added an extra dimension to the Real midfield and showed why they agreed to pay a potential 100 million euros (99.49 million dollars) fee to Monaco for the 22-year-old France international.
Real Madrid were in control until Joselu levelled from a rebound right before halftime.
Roared on by their fans, Espanyol put up a fight against the Champions League and LaLiga champions, dominating most of the second half.
Javi Puado almost put the home team in front after collecting a good pass inside the box, but his shot ended up being blocked by a defender for a corner.
In the 58th, keeper Thibaut Courtois pulled off a fantastic one-handed stop to keep out Joselu’s close-range shot.
As Espanyol upped the aggression, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti brought on youngsters Rodrygo and Eduardo Camavinga and they started to turn the match in Real’s favour, especially on the counter-attack.
Benzema had a great opportunity but was denied by keeper Benjamin Lecomte, put another effort wide, and had a goal ruled out by the video assistant referee on a really close offside call.
Yet two minutes from time, Rodrygo found Benzema at the far post with a perfect cross and the French striker put Real Madrid back in front.
In added time, the video assistant referee spotted a foul by Lecomte on Dani Ceballos in what was considered a clear goal-scoring opportunity on the edge of the area.
Lecomte was shown a straight red card and Benzema took charge of the free kick, bending it into the bottom corner to wrap up the points.
“It was not easy and it will not be easy.
“We started very well, we scored but then we went down.
After their goal, it was more complicated.
It ended in a two-way match and we were very good.
“We were spot on with the changes we made.
Rodrygo and Camavinga gave us the energy that we needed,” coach Carlo Ancelotti told Movistar Plus.
Manchester United was placed in the same section as Real Sociedad in Friday’s draw for this season’s UEFA Europa League in Istanbul, while Arsenal will come up against PSV Eindhoven.
United, who won the Europa League in 2017, will also meet Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol and Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus in Group E.
Real Sociedad qualified for Europe by finishing sixth in La Liga last season — they faced United in the Champions League group stage in 2013/14.
Arsenal’s draw appears slightly tougher on paper, as they will also take on Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt and Swiss title holders FC Zurich in Group A.
All three of the Gunners’ rivals dropped out of the Champions League qualifying phase.
PSV, coached by Ruud van Nistelrooy, beat Monaco in the Champions League third qualifying round before losing to Rangers in the playoffs and moving into the Europa League.
Manchester United have reached an agreement with LaLiga champions Real Madrid for the transfer of defensive midfielder Casemiro, the Premier League club said on Friday.
United said that the transfer is subject to the agreement of personal terms, British visa requirements and a medical.
Reuters understands that the 30-year-old is to sign a four- to five-year deal at United with wages of around 16 million euros ($16.1 million) per year.
British media said United had closed on a deal worth up to 70 million euros for Casemiro, who has 63 caps for Brazil.
Earlier, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti said Casemiro wanted to leave Real to face a “new challenge”.
“We understand his feeling, I do not think there is a way back,” Ancelotti told a news conference on Friday.
“Real Madrid loses a player that has linked really well with the other midfielders with more quality, (Luka) Modric and (Toni) Kroos.
“ He is important and has been key to Madrid’s success,” Ancelotti said.
Casemiro’s addition will boost United’s options in midfield, with Ten Hag currently having only Fred and Scott McTominay as the regular players in that department.
United are bottom of the Premier League after losing both their opening games.
They host rivals Liverpool on Monday night.
LaLiga and European champions Real signed France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni in June from AS Monaco, with the 22-year-old believed to be a replacement for Casemiro.
After joining the Spanish giants in 2013 from Sao Paulo, Casemiro won five Champions League trophies, three La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, and three Club World Cups among other honours.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta will co-chair tomorrow, Monday June 27, the second United Nations Conference on the Oceans in Lisbon with his counterpart from Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and the UN Secretary General, António Guterres.
The conference, co-hosted by Portugal and Kenya, initially scheduled for 2020 but postponed until this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, aims to accelerate the adoption of innovative science-based solutions to the challenges facing face the oceans. and the global marine ecosystem.
Speaking before the arrival of the Kenyan Head of State in Lisbon, the Kenyan Ambassador to Portugal, Professor Judi Wakhungu, revealed that in addition to the UN meeting, President Uhuru Kenyatta will pay a two-day state visit to the Portuguese Republic on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"Our two Heads of State will preside over the high-level opening of the ocean conference together with the UN Secretary-General."
“This is very special. It is historic because this is the first time in history that a Kenyan Head of State has been recognized by our hosts, the Republic of Portugal,” Professor Wakhungu said in reference to the two-day state visit.
Ambassador Wakhungu said that despite the global meeting being postponed twice in the past due to COVID-19, Kenya and Portugal were ready to co-host a successful UN Ocean Conference in 2022. two countries were declared hosts of the conference after the inaugural 2017 UN Ocean Conference, co-hosted by Fiji and Sweden in New York.
“I have to applaud Portugal and Kenya for staying the course, for their tenacity and finally hosting this important meeting,” said Professor Wakhungu, who also serves as Kenya's envoy to France, Serbia, Vatican City and Monaco.
The oceans cover up to 70 percent of the Earth's surface and are home to more than 80 percent of all life on the world. They generate 50 percent of the oxygen that humans need, absorb 25 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, and capture 90 percent of the heat generated by anthropogenic activities.
As such, Professor Wakhungu said that the oceans are a key aspect of human life, emphasizing the importance of the conference not only for Kenya but for the world, especially now that humanity is increasingly facing the negative impacts of climate change.
“The conference is mainly focused on Sustainable Development Goal 14. All the Sustainable Development Goals are connected, but 14 is specifically about the oceans… More than 70 percent of the earth is ocean. Sometimes we take this for granted, but in fact it is very important,” Professor Wakhungu said, adding that 30 of the 54 African countries are maritime nations. Globally, there are 83 maritime nations.
Ambassador Wakhungu said that Kenya had prioritized the blue economy as a key driver of its socio-economic transformation agenda, adding that the conference builds on the successes of the inaugural UN Sustainable Blue Economy Conference held in Nairobi in 2018.
“Kenya registered its intention to make the blue economy an integral part of our livelihoods. We must protect our marine life, marine safety is important to Kenya," said Professor Wakhungu.
He added: “Our maritime training needs to be improved. Most importantly, we must protect our oceans from illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, which remains a scarcity in our marine ecosystems. But also very important, from an environmental point of view, we must expand our marine protected areas”.
Professor Wakhungu said that Kenya was globally recognized for its green strategy, which she said the country was expanding to include the blue economy in order to further its sustainable development agenda.
“Now we are combining green and blue. We signaled our intention to raise the blue economy strategy to global standards when our President, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, hosted the 2018 UN Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi," he said.
In the two-day state visit, Professor Wakhungu said that President Kenyatta will lead a Kenyan delegation for bilateral talks with their Portuguese hosts during which various agreements in areas such as tourism, education and training, trade, culture will be reached and signed. , transport and communication.
“At the same time, we will also promote trade and investment between Kenya and Portugal. Our two countries have continued to improve and enrich their bilateral relations,” said Professor Wakhungu.
Bordeaux FC demoted to lower league over financial woes
Berlin, June 15, 2022 Girondins Bordeaux FC have been demoted to the third tier of French football as a consequence of their financial difficulties.
The club finished bottom of Ligue 1 this season and were preparing for a campaign in Ligue 2 for the first time since the early 1990s.
But on Tuesday they were sanctioned by the National Directorate of Control and Management (DNCG).
It ordered a further demotion to the National 1 division following an examination of Bordeaux’s finances.
Bordeaux, Ligue 1 champions in 2009, confirmed they are appealing the ruling, which will reportedly provide them with an extra two weeks to get their finances in order.
Aurelien Tchouameni’s 100 million euros (111 million dollars) move from Monaco to Real Madrid is apparently set to bring in roughly 11 million euros.
Bordeaux stand to gain a substantial figure if Sevilla sell Jules Kounde, who has been heavily linked with Chelsea.
The club are said to have debts close to 40 million euros, but a statement on their website suggested confidence in getting the decision overturned.
“Heard on June 14 by the DNCG, the club presented the guarantee of the re-engagement of the majority shareholder in the amount of 10 million euros.
“An agreement with the holders of the club’s debt as well as offers to sell a few players, whose cumulative amount exceeds the objectives set by the Professional Clubs Control Commission,” their statement read.
If Bordeaux are successful in overturning the demotion to National 1, they will play the 20222023 campaign in Ligue 2. (