Confusion reigns over the current status of Allam’s application after an arbitration tribunal found the original FA Council decision to reject his application could not stand. Allam told the Hull Daily Mail: “The club is up for sale as I’ve said before. There is no change. If I can change the club’s name to Hull Tigers then I will stay and develop the club further and further. I have shown it would be a success. “If it is not Hull Tigers then the club will be sold. What is the problem with that? I could have sold the club already, but I want it to go to a good home.” Allam appears to have until April 1 to submit a new bid to change the club’s name in time for next season, although he insists a new application is not necessary. Allam added: “The tribunal states, in this case the FA saying no to Tigers, that the decision should be set aside. That means nothing has happened. “The application has not been answered. The tribunal says our appeal was successful. That decision to set it aside was unanimous.” Hull owner Assem Allam has repeated his threat to sell the club if the FA fails to ratify his bid to change their name. Press Association
The first of the hurling semi-finals takes place at McDonagh Park in Nenagh at 2.45pm when Leinster take on Connacht.And then at 6.00pm in the football semi-finals Leinster host Connacht at Parnell Park in Dublin.Munster and Ulster begins their campaigns in both codes tomorrow.
The Ghana Football Association has confirmed the Essipong Stadium in Sekondi as the venue for Ghana’s match against South Africa in the qualifying for the 2013 African Under-17 Championship.Ghana will host the second leg clash in the final round on Saturday, December 1.The Black Starlets go into the second leg, leading 3-2 from the first leg and need a good aggregate result against the Amajimbos to reach next year’s finals in Morocco.