As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Portsmouth chairman Al Fahim admitted to hospital

There's reports that Portsmouth chairman Sulaiman Al Fahim has been admitted to hospital in Dubai.

The 32-year-old, who took control of the Fratton Park club after a protracted takeover saga in the summer, was taken into hospital late on Thursday night.

It is understood that Al Fahim is undergoing tests and remains under the care of medical staff.

Photographs obtained by Arabian Business show the Pompey supremo in the hospital, with one published picture purported to be of his medical tag.

Al Fahim has pledged to refinance the troubled club with £50million of investment in the next few weeks.

Portsmouth have endured a dismal start to the new season, becoming the first side in Premier League history to lose their opening seven games.

Manager Paul Hart saw several big-name players sold during the summer to stabilise finances before embarking on a late recruitment drive as the transfer window drew to a close.

The club were forced to confirm on Thursday that their first-team squad and board members had not been paid September's wages, although they insist the matter will be resolved in the next 24 hours.



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free