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169 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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169 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

169 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday November 26, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Kaduna-74, FCT-42, Lagos-17, Kano-8, Ogun-6, Oyo-6, Rivers-6, Ekiti-3, Bauchi-3, Katsina-2, Delta-1, Ondo-1.   There are now 66974 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,169 deaths have been recorded.  62,585 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

152 new cases of Coronavirus were recored in Nigeria on Tuesday November 10, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-93, FCT-21, Oyo-15, Rivers-11,  Bauchi-7, Kwara-2, Bayelsa-1, Edo-1, Plateau-1.   There are now 64,336 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,160 deaths have been recorded. 60,333 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
59 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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59 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

59 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Saturday November 7, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Kaduna-28, Rivers-9, Ogun-8, Ondo-8, Kano-2, Niger-2, Kwara-1, Plateau-1.   There are now 63,790 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,154 deaths have been recorded. 59,884 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan
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Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan

Real Madrid have announced Eder Militao has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Champions League clash with Inter Milan.   The 22-year-old Brazilian will now undergo a mandatory period of self-isolation.   The club also revealed that no other positive results were recorded from the latest round of testing except Militao.   A statement from Madrid said: 'Real Madrid would like to inform that our player, Eder Militao, has tested positive in the COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday, Sunday morning.   'All the other players and the technical staff from the first team, as well as all the employees of the club who work directly with them, tested negative in that same test.   'The club would like to confirm once again that everyone...
Premier League confirm eight new positive coronavirus cases among players and staff
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Premier League confirm eight new positive coronavirus cases among players and staff

The Premier League has confirmed eight positive coronavirus tests have been returned from the latest round of testing.   In a statement, the league confirmed 1,575 players and staff were tested between Monday, October 12, and Sunday, October 18.   “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday Oct. 12 and Sunday Oct. 18, 1,575 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were eight new positive tests,” the Premier League said in a statement.   Those eight players or club staff must now isolate for a period of 10 days, meaning they will not be allowed to take part in match preparations.   The announcement comes after Crystal Palace striker, Jordan Ayew tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from international d...
118 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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118 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

118 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Monday October 19, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-51, Riversp0-26, Imo-12, Osun-8, Plateau-6, FCT-5, Kaduna-4, Ogun-3, Edo-2, Niger-1.   There are now 61,558 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,125 deaths have been recorded. 56,697 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus
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Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus

Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet has tested positive for coronavirus.   The Belgian stopper is one of four Club Bruges staff members who returned positive test results after the club carried out massive testing ahead of their Champions League clash with Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, October 20.   Players Odilon Kossounou, Michael Krmencik, and CEO Vincent Mannaert are the other three people to test positive.   A club statement read: "On Saturday morning, the entire Bruges delegation was tested for Covid-19 in anticipation of the European match in and against Saint Petersburg.   "Internationals Simon Mignolet and Odilon Kossounou and attacker Michael Krmencik tested positive.   "CEO Vincent Mannaert also passed a positiv...
Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”
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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”

The Italian frontman has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, but says he's got a new destination lined up Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". Balotelli dropped into the free agency pool after being released by Brescia at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old forward failed to report for training with the Italian club following the coronavirus lockdown, and was publicly criticised for a lack of discipline by his manager.
Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine
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Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine

The enigmatic Swedish frontman is the only member of the playing and coaching staff at San Siro to have posted a positive test AC Milan have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be taking in a period of quarantine. The 38-year-old must self-isolate after seeing it revealed that he is a carrier of the coronavirus. The enigmatic Swedish striker is the only member of playing and coaching staffs at San Siro to have posted a positive test.
‘It was poor judgement’ – Man Utd star Greenwood apologises for inhaling laughing gas
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‘It was poor judgement’ – Man Utd star Greenwood apologises for inhaling laughing gas

The controversial spell that the teenager has endured continued when he was caught on film apparently inhaling nitrous oxide Mason Greenwood accepted he showed "poor judgement" after footage emerged of the Manchester United striker appearing to show him inhaling laughing gas. The video, which was published by The Sun , comes in the wake of Greenwood being sent home prior to England's Nations League contest with Denmark having broken coronavirus protocol rules after making his Three Lions debut against Iceland last weekend. In the footage, teenager Greenwood can be seen filling a balloon apparently with nitrous oxide from a canister before inhaling.
WHO and Africa CDC launch COVID-19 laboratories network
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WHO and Africa CDC launch COVID-19 laboratories network

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) have launched a new laboratory network that will reinforce the genome sequencing of Coronavirus in Africa. The initiative seeks to study the possible mutations of the virus in order to prepare better responses in public health. Experts from the WHO and the Africa CDC believe that the move will help countries understand the different strains of the SARS-Cov-2 virus, in order to improve the countries’ responses, treatments, or possible vaccines and make them more relevant to the continent’s population. WHO Twelve specialised laboratories will join the network in Africa. Ten different lineages have been identified so far in the continent. This move comes after the Africa CDC said that early reports were...
I drink cow urine everyday – Popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar
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I drink cow urine everyday – Popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar

Bollywood actor, Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, popularly known by his screen name as Akshay Kumar, has disclosed that he drinks cow urine everyday to ''protect himself from diseases.''   The 53-year-old actor believes that the animal’s waste has medicinal benefits that fight diseases, including the dreaded Coronavirus. A thought shared by lots of Indians.   The actor is a loyal supporter of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s party, which has earmarked millions of dollars for research into products using bovine waste to cure diseases like diabetes and cancer.     During a live show with the British television adventurer Bear Grylls, they drank tea made from elephant dung in an Indian tiger reserve as they spoke about their new show.   While talki...
Trump goes on defensive after new book claims he intentionally misled the American public about the dangers of COVID-19
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Trump goes on defensive after new book claims he intentionally misled the American public about the dangers of COVID-19

US President Donald Trump, has gone defensive after a new book revealed he knew how “deadly” coronavirus was as far back as February, but in public he was declaring to Americans it was no worse than the flu while insisting it was under control.   The claims made in a new book by journalist, Bob Woodward, and released on Wednesday September 9, say Trump deceived Americans publicly but in private was really scared about the disease.   Coming less than eight weeks before Election Day, the revelations in the book claim the president’s handling of the pandemic that has allegedly so far killed about 190,000 Americans even as Trump pushes for a resumption of normal activity to bolster his political position in his electoral campaign against rival, Joe Biden.   &nb...
Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for Coronavirus
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Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for Coronavirus

Trip star, Tiffany Haddish revealed that she tested positive for Coronavirus in a video posted on her YouTube page this week.   Sharing her experience with one of the White House’s top experts during the pandemic and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Dr Anthony Fauci, the actress and comedian disclosed that she contracted the virus about three months ago after working on a movie where someone else came down with COVID-19.   Haddish said her first test came back negative, but she got tested again when someone else she knew tested positive and she found out she was negative.   She said;   “I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus. "I was not in direct contact with them. But they ...
Welder on the run after allegedly raping an SS2 girl while she was hawking
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Welder on the run after allegedly raping an SS2 girl while she was hawking

A welder is on the run after allegedly raping a 19-year-old in Ile-Ife, Osun State.   Korede Adewumi fled his abode after he was accused of raping an SS2 student while she was hawking 'aadun' around Olubuse area of Ile-Ife.   The girl began hawking to keep herself busy since schools are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While hawking on Friday, July 3, the welder allegedly pretended he wanted to buy her snacks and lured her to his house where he raped her.   Korede Adewunmi was allegedly sitting in the verandah of his house when he saw her and called her. He went inside, pretending he was going to get her money, then, he came to his door and asked her to come get her money. As soon as she got to him, he allegedly pulled her hands and forcefully dragge...
Social distancing is not observed in aircraft because it is hygienic — Sirika
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Social distancing is not observed in aircraft because it is hygienic — Sirika

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has explained why social distancing is not observed in aircraft following the resumption of flights amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The Minister who spoke as he embarked on a simulation return flight to the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano to assess the preparation of the airport for resumption of flights, said the cabin is safer than any hospital theatre because of the purifying procedures air circulated within the cabin goes through. Sirika added that the non-adherence to physical distancing was responsible for the ‘affordable’ ticket fare. He said; “Because of the nature of the airplane, the airplane is hygienic enough once you have your mask, you are safe to remain seated on your seat and where possible, we will keep the dista...
575 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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575 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

575 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, July 6. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 123 new cases, FCT-100, Delta-58,  Edo-52,  Ogun-42, Katsina-24, Bayelsa-23, Rivers-22, Borno-19, Plateau-18, Ondo-18, Oyo-17, Kwara-15, Osun-13, Enugu-9, Nasarawa-7, Abia-6, Cross River-5, Kaduna-3, Ekiti-1. Nigeria has now recorded 29,286 cases of COVID-19 with 654 deaths, while 11,828  patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country.   See a break down of the cases in different states below.
Lampard: Kante may have to change the way he trains to stay injury-free at Chelsea
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Lampard: Kante may have to change the way he trains to stay injury-free at Chelsea

The Blues boss had used his World Cup-winning midfielder in every minute of every game since the restart - before he went down injured against Watford Frank Lampard thinks N'Golo Kante might have to change the way he manages himself after a spate of injuries this season has often left him unavailable for selection. The 29-year-old had been the only Chelsea player to line up for every minute of his side's return since the coronavirus-enforced stoppage in the Premier League. However, he is now out of the upcoming trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace, while he is also unlikely to be fit to face Sheffield United at the weekend.
Most entertainers are broke, COVID-19 has shown who saved for the rainy day – Illbliss
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Most entertainers are broke, COVID-19 has shown who saved for the rainy day – Illbliss

Nigerian rapper, Illbliss has shared his thoughts on the effect of Coronavirus in the entertainment industry. In a tweet the rapper shared, he stated that most entertainers are now broke as they blew their "lean change on jewellery, rented terrace houses, sneakers and drugs." Illbliss added that COVID-19 has now shown those who saved for a rainy day.   He tweeted;   Don’t be fooled kid. Most of these cats are dead broke. They blew their lean change on jewellery, rented terrace houses, sneakers and drugs. Covid is a bastard. Now we know who saved for the rainy day.  
Dynamo Moscow’s Premier League game postponed after two Africans test positive
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Dynamo Moscow’s Premier League game postponed after two Africans test positive

The Russian Premier League game between the White-Blues and third-placed Krasnodar has been postponed until July Dynamo Moscow have announced the postponement of Sunday's Premier League match against Krasnodar after three players tested positive for coronavirus. The three infected players were identified to be Cameroon striker Clinton Njie, Burkina Faso midfielder Charles Kabore and Sebastian Szymanski after Saturday's test and they have been placed in a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Dynamo Moscow were scheduled to resume their 2019-20 Russian top-flight campaign on Sunday after the league was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Liverpool got lucky in an ‘all-in’ derby match – Klopp says Reds weren’t smart enough in Everton draw
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Liverpool got lucky in an ‘all-in’ derby match – Klopp says Reds weren’t smart enough in Everton draw

The Reds' boss concedes that his side had a slight let off at Goodison Park and wants to see his team sharpen up offensively Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he felt his side got a little “lucky” as they picked up a point in a scoreless draw with Everton. The Merseyside derby marked the end of a three-month hiatus for both sides due to the coronavirus pandemic and was played out in unusual circumstances at Goodison Park, with no fans present and the Reds forced to change in the car park. The resultant game proved to be something of a scrap, and while the single point takes Liverpool to within five of a maiden Premier League title, they could count themselves somewhat fortunate to claim that given the home side’s Tom Davies had the game’s only big scoring opportunity,...
‘I don’t think he deserves a ban’ – Spurs boss Mourinho unhappy with Alli suspension
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‘I don’t think he deserves a ban’ – Spurs boss Mourinho unhappy with Alli suspension

The midfielder has paid the price for an "extremely poorly judged joke", but his manager says others behaved worse during the Covid-19 lockdown Jose Mourinho is frustrated he cannot call on Dele Alli for Tottenham's big clash with Manchester United on Friday. England midfielder Alli must serve a one-match ban for a racially insensitive social media post he made in February, forcing him to miss Spurs' first game since the Premier League returned. A video on Snapchat showed Alli in an airport mocking an Asian man in reference to coronavirus, before the lockdown. Alli said he videoed the man because he was coughing, not because of his ethnicity and admitted he made an "extremely poorly judged joke".
Saka contract a priority for Arsenal, says Arteta
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Saka contract a priority for Arsenal, says Arteta

The teenager has another year left on his current deal and has been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United Mikel Arteta has confirmed sorting out a new contract for Bukayo Saka is a priority for Arsenal alongside resolving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future. Saka has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the Emirates Stadium and has made 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and supplying 10 assists. He impressed as a makeshift left-back in the weeks leading up to the coronavirus lockdown, but is keen to revert to his more natural position on the left wing in the future.
‘Do the right thing’ – Rashford urges government U-turn on free school meals
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‘Do the right thing’ – Rashford urges government U-turn on free school meals

The England international has his sights set on "something much bigger than football" as he looks to persuade the government to change its approach Marcus Rashford has vowed to continue his fight for free school meals, stating combating child poverty is "something much bigger than football". United Kingdom prime minister Boris Johnson on Monday rejected a plea from England international Rashford for children who qualified for the food voucher scheme during the coronavirus lockdown to carry on receiving them after the academic year ends. The Manchester United forward responded by tweeting: "We aren't beaten yet, stand strong for the 200,000 children who haven't had a meal to eat today and keep retweeting #maketheUturn."
Norwich player tests positive for coronavirus as Premier League confirms two Covid-19 cases in latest round of testing
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Norwich player tests positive for coronavirus as Premier League confirms two Covid-19 cases in latest round of testing

With the return of England's top flight just days away, two more individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus Two individuals at two Premier League clubs have tested positive for Covid-19 after the latest round of testing. Norwich have confirmed that one of the two positive cases is one of their players, and that the player in question will now self-isolate for seven days. A total of 1,200 tests were carried out over June 11 and June 12, ahead of the league's return to action on June 17.
Kevin-Prince Boateng returns to Super Lig action in Besiktas loss by Antalyaspor
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Kevin-Prince Boateng returns to Super Lig action in Besiktas loss by Antalyaspor

The Ghanaian forward played for 65 minutes with the Black Eagles suffering defeat on their turf Kevin-Prince Boateng was back in action for Besiktas from the resumption of the Turkish Super Lig, but he was on the losing side of 2-1 defeat to Antalyaspor at Vodafone Park on Saturday evening. Football in the Turkish top-flight had been on hold since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic which has affected more than 170,00 people till date in the country. The last game Besiktas played before the lockdown was against Istanbul rivals Galatasaray which ended in a goalless draw.
Don’t believe stories flying around, EFCC still can’t prove their case against me – Mompha advices from experience after Hushpuppi’s arrest
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Don’t believe stories flying around, EFCC still can’t prove their case against me – Mompha advices from experience after Hushpuppi’s arrest

Mompha has served an advice after Hushpuppi's arrest which has been confirmed the International Police (INTERPOL). It was reported earlier that Huspuppi and his accomplices in Nigeria, Dubai and other countries allegedly defrauded the US government of over $100 million meant for Native Americans in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. However reacting to this via an Instastory post he shared, Mompha told his followers not to believe the stories flying around. He stated that same stories surfaced when he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), but he was only charged with selling foreign currency without license. Mompha also disclosed that the anti-graft agency are still yet to prove their case against him.  
Chelsea Women donate £100,000 WSL prize money to charity
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Chelsea Women donate £100,000 WSL prize money to charity

After receiving a prize fund for winning the shortened Women's Super League this season, the Blues have donated that money to Refuge Chelsea have donated the winnings from their Women's Super League triumph to the charity Refuge. The WSL was suspended in March amid the coronavirus pandemic and on Friday Chelsea were confirmed as champions on a points-per-game basis. The team received a £100,000 prize fund, all of which has been given to a charity that provides support services to people suffering from domestic abuse.
Kano Govt announces discharge of 46 coronavirus patients, records one death
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Kano Govt announces discharge of 46 coronavirus patients, records one death

The Kano State government has announced the discharge of 46 coronavirus patients from the treatment center in the State. The announcement was made by the State’s Ministry of health in a tweet via its Twitter account on Tuesday. According to the Ministry, the patients were discharged after showing full recovery from the virus. It also stated that the State now has a total number of 497 discharged patients, with 1,020 confirmed cases. The tweet reads “COVID-19 Kano Update as at 11:45 pm 9th June 2020. “16 new cases of COVID19 have been confirmed in the State from 218 results received from the laboratories. “46 additional COVID19 Kano patients were discharged after showing full recovery. “Sadly, one COVID19 death was recorded which brings the total number of deaths record...
Man Utd friendly called off at last minute after Stoke boss O’Neill tests positive for coronavirus
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Man Utd friendly called off at last minute after Stoke boss O’Neill tests positive for coronavirus

The Red Devils were forced to abandon a match with Stoke at their Carrington training centre Manchester United had a scare at their Carrington training ground on Tuesday as a friendly was cancelled at the last minute after Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill tested positive for the coronavirus. The two clubs had arranged a behind-closed-doors friendly at Man Utd's training base as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side step up preparations ahead of the return of the Premier League, beginning with a visit to Tottenham on June 19. Players from both teams were spotted arriving at Man Utd's training base only for the Stoke players to leave shortly after, before a ball was kicked.
APC suspends Senator Bulkachuwa for ‘neglecting his constituency’
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APC suspends Senator Bulkachuwa for ‘neglecting his constituency’

Adamu Bulkachuwa, the lawmaker representing Bauchi north senatorial district has been suspended by the Bauchi state Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for allegedly neglecting his constituency for over six months since his inauguration. Announcement of the suspension was made by executives of Kafin kuka, Kofar Gabas ward of Katagum local government area of Bauchi state. The ward chairman, Sa’adu Muhammed who insisted that Bulkachuwa is not fit to represent the constituency as he does not uphold the interest of the people, also disclosed that he failed to visit the area to commiserate with the people over the outbreak of Coronavirus and deaths. Muhammad said; “The essence of democracy is primarily to present and safeguard the interest of the populace. “A representa...
West Ham United boss Moyes ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Ngakia exit
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West Ham United boss Moyes ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Ngakia exit

The DR Congolese descent turned down a new contract and he is set to leave the club at the end of the month West Ham United manager David Moyes has described Jeremy Ngakia’s decision to leave the club as a "kick in the teeth". Ngakia, who rose through the ranks at West Ham, was handed his first-team debut in January against Liverpool, and he made three more Premier League appearances before the league was suspended in March due to the coronavirus lockdown. He joined the Hammers at the age of 14 and he is set to seek a new adventure when his contract expires on June 30, after rejecting a new offer which is reportedly worth £5,000-a-week.
Bentaleb: Newcastle United will be ready for Sheffield United clash
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Bentaleb: Newcastle United will be ready for Sheffield United clash

The Algeria international looks forward to playing a part for the Magpies when they resume league action at St. James’ Park later this month Nabil Bentaleb has praised his Newcastle United teammates for their hard work in training ahead of the Premier League restart. The English top-flight will resume action on June 17, more than three months after it was suspended due to coronavirus lockdown and Steve Bruce’s men are scheduled to host Sheffield United at home four days later. Newcastle intensified their preparation with a behind-closed-doors training match at St James' Park on Saturday with the Algerian midfielder scoring a stunning goal from outside the penalty area.
I planned to use Goretzka as a right-back, reveals Germany coach Low
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I planned to use Goretzka as a right-back, reveals Germany coach Low

In form in an attacking sense in recent weeks, the national team boss admits that he has had very different plans for the 25-year-old Germany boss Joachim Low has revealed that he planned to use Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka as a right-back. The 25-year-old has been in eye-catching form with the Bundesliga leaders since the resumption of play following the coronavirus crisis by scoring two goals and laying on three more as FCB have extended their advantage over second-placed Borussia Dortmund to seven points. While the former Schalke man has been impressing with his acumen in the final third, Low admits that he has toyed with using the midfielder at the opposite end of the field.
Serie A’s ‘Plan B’ announced in case of new coronavirus setback
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Serie A’s ‘Plan B’ announced in case of new coronavirus setback

Top-flight sides in Italy have thrashed out an agreement to determine how the season will end if play is stopped once again Plans have been put in place by the Italian FA (FIGC) in order to decide Serie A should the league be stopped again because of coronavirus. Football in Italy was put on hold in March due to the outbreak of the illness, which infected close to 250,000 in the country and took the lives of almost 34,000, with the north of the country particularly hard hit. With the infection increasingly under control - there were 280 new cases announced on Tuesday - Serie A is gearing up to begin again after a three-month break, but a contingency plan has been put in place to decide placings should it prove impossible for top-level football to continue.
‘I had the sweats for two nights’ – Keane reveals coronavirus struggle
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‘I had the sweats for two nights’ – Keane reveals coronavirus struggle

The centre-back tested positive for the disease but has recovered and is eager to start playing again Everton centre-back Michael Keane has opened up about his battle with coronavirus. The 27-year-old contracted the disease after the Premier League had been suspended and had to isolate as a result. Keane has revealed that he had difficulty breathing and could not go for a run before he tested positive.
Liverpool boss Klopp: We can’t afford £50M signings
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Liverpool boss Klopp: We can’t afford £50M signings

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits they do not have the money to compete for big signings this summer. Klopp claims Liverpool cannot splash out £50-£60million on a new player after asking to take wage cuts because of the financial impact of coronavirus. Liverpool shelved their interested in Timo Werner, who is set to join Chelsea for £52million. Klopp said: “At the moment, all clubs are losing money. “Discussing with the players things like salary waivers and on the other hand buying a player for £50m-£60m, we have to explain.
Arsenal target Edouard in contract talks with Celtic, says Lennon
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Arsenal target Edouard in contract talks with Celtic, says Lennon

The Hoops boss has confirmed that the Scottish champions are trying to tie a prized asset down to a new deal Neil Lennon has revealed that Celtic are in talks with rumoured Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard over a contract extension, while praising him as a "top-class striker". Edouard enjoyed another superb season at Parkhead in 2019-20, hitting 22 goals in 27 appearances to help Celtic wrap up an unprecedented ninth successive Scottish Premiership crown. The Hoops were awarded the title on a points-per-game basis after the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, with Edouard subsequently picking up the Golden Boot award.
Klopp says Liverpool’s Premier League title parade could happen next season because of coronavirus disruption
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Klopp says Liverpool’s Premier League title parade could happen next season because of coronavirus disruption

If the Reds end their 30-year wait for a league title in 2020, their manager is happy to put off the open-top bus until the time is right Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has suggested holding a Premier League title parade next season when coronavirus restrictions could be eased. The Reds were just two wins from securing their first league triumph in 30 years when the 2019-20 season was halted in March due to the pandemic. The Premier League is set to return on June 17, but matches will be held behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, denying fans the opportunity to celebrate inside Anfield.
Everton good enough to beat Liverpool – Pickford
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Everton good enough to beat Liverpool – Pickford

The England No.1 has backed the Toffees to turn the tables on their rivals after losing 5-2 at Anfield in December Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has backed his team to beat Liverpool in the forthcoming Merseyside derby. The Toffees have a notoriously poor record against their local rivals, having lost 5-2 at Anfield in December, while the Reds stand on the cusp of winning a first title in the Premier League era, requiring only six points from their remaining nine fixtures. Play, however, has been halted in England for over three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is slated to restart in mid-June.
‘We’re looking at new ideas’ – Solskjaer impressed with Man Utd’s return to training
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‘We’re looking at new ideas’ – Solskjaer impressed with Man Utd’s return to training

The Red Devils resume their season away to Spurs on June 19 and the manager hinted fans can expect fresh ideas Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been implementing "new ideas" in Manchester United's training and the manager is impressed with the team's spirit as training intensity is ramped up ahead of the Premier League's resumption. United will get their 2019-20 campaign back underway in two weeks' time at Tottenham, more than three months after their most recent match – the 5-0 Europa League win at LASK on March 12. Prior to the coronavirus-enforced hiatus, United had hit a strong run of form, enjoying an 11-match unbeaten streak across all competitions, including Premier League wins over Chelsea and Manchester City.
Higuain injured during Juventus training as AC Milan provide update on Ibrahimovic calf issue
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Higuain injured during Juventus training as AC Milan provide update on Ibrahimovic calf issue

The Italian top flight will restart on June 20 after the coronavirus pandemic saw it suspended, however key players are looking likely to miss out Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain and Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are set to miss the opening games of the Serie A restart after picking up injuries in training, while Milan have provided an update on the progress of Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he suffered a calf problem. The 2019-20 Serie A campaign is about to get back underway following the coronavirus pandemic, with the first matches in the Italian top-flight scheduled for June 20. It is shaping up to be a fascinating end to the season in Italy, with Juventus and Lazio virtually neck and neck as they aim to clinch the Scudetto. Perennial champions Juve lead the table on 63 ...
Son prepares for Spurs return after completing military service
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Son prepares for Spurs return after completing military service

"It was a busy three months", the Korean winger admitted after taking advantage of the lockdown to fulfill the obligation Heung-Min Son is now looking forward to starring for Spurs again in the Premier League after coming to the end of his mandatory military service in South Korea. The winger was excused from the full 21-month term, which all Korean men are obliged to complete, due to his participation in the 2018 Asian Games, which the nation won. But he was still expected to fulfil a shortened stint of four weeks before turning 28; a spell that, due to the interruption caused by coronavirus, he was able to see out from March onwards without missing any of the 2019-20 season.
Kroos: Adaptability key for Real Madrid ahead of La Liga return
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Kroos: Adaptability key for Real Madrid ahead of La Liga return

The German has stressed every side faces the same challenges of returning to play following the coronavirus pandemic Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos believes the team that adapts best when the La Liga season resumes will enjoy success. After being suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the La Liga campaign is set to get back underway on June 11. Madrid are two points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona with 11 matches remaining this season.
Klopp tells Liverpool players to wear masks and gloves – and can’t understand why the British public doesn’t do the same
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Klopp tells Liverpool players to wear masks and gloves – and can’t understand why the British public doesn’t do the same

The Reds boss has urged his players to play it safe when out and about as Covid-19 continues to spread Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged his players to wear masks and gloves in public to minimise the risk of contracting coronavirus. The Premier League will restart on June 17 after a three-month suspension caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Reds’ first game back will be away to city rivals Everton on June 20 as Klopp’s team edge towards a first Premier League title in 30 years. However the German manager has made the safety of the Liverpool players his main focus and he is confident the club will be able to make Anfield safe for all involved.
Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit
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Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit

Manchester United are yet to make an offer for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. United are monitoring Dembele's situation at Lyon and could make an approach in the upcoming transfer window, says ESPN. United yesterday announced that they had secured a loan extension for Nigeria international Odion Ighalo that will see him remain with the club until January 2021. But executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and co. are still on the look-out to bring another striker to Old Trafford to ease the burden on Marcus Rashford. RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is under consideration, but 23-year-old Dembele is still a target for the 13-time Premier League champions. Dembele scored 22 goals and provided seven assists in 42 appearances before the Ligue 1 season was halted due to the Coronavirus.
Kroenke refusing to dip intp fortune to help Arsenal market plans
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Kroenke refusing to dip intp fortune to help Arsenal market plans

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke isn't expected to part with any of his personal fortune to help the club. Kroenke is not putting funds into the club directly and that has cast doubt over Mikel Arteta's transfer hopes, reports Football.London. The billionaire is unlikely to splash the cash after the the end of the season as he is no longer putting funds directly into the club. Therefore, Arsenal are likely to follow the example of other Premier League clubs and prioritise loan deals, free transfers and swaps due to the financial impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the transfer market. The Gunners have been linked with names such as Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) and Layvin Kurzawa (PSG).
Russian COVID-19 cases exceed 390,000
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Russian COVID-19 cases exceed 390,000

Russia confirmed 8,952 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total infections to 396,575, its coronavirus response centre said in a statement Saturday. The death toll increased by 181 to 4,555, while 167,469 people have recovered, including 8,212 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement. Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, confirmed 2,367 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 178,196. As of Friday, about 307,000 people were under medical observation, Russia’s consumer rights and human well-being watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said in a statement on Saturday. More than 10.3 million laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted across the country so far, it added. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree allocating...
Europe urges Trump to reconsider decision to withdraw from WHO
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Europe urges Trump to reconsider decision to withdraw from WHO

European leaders called on U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday to rethink his decision to terminate the U.S.’ relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump announced the decision on Friday, arguing the UN agency has failed to respond to U.S. concerns about its handling of the virus, which originated in China. A spokesperson said the WHO, the founders of which include the U.S., had no comment to make on Saturday. The European Commission was more vocal. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on Trump to reconsider, saying only global cooperation and solidarity could help to combat the virus. Global cooperation is needed rather than solo efforts, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told newspapers belonging to th...