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COVID-19: Bournemouth Player Tests Positive

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An unnamed player of the Bournemouth football club has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League club announced Sunday, becoming the eighth case involving an English top-flight club.

Bournemouth added the player’s identity would not be disclosed due to “medical confidentiality” and that he would self-isolate for seven days.


The Premier League announced Saturday that there were positive tests at two clubs out of 996 tests conducted on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


That followed the first round of testing that produced six positive findings announced on May 19 at three Premier League clubs from a total of 748 players and staff-tested,

Those positives included Watford’s Adrian Mariappa and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan.


For the second round, the number of tests available to each club was increased from 40 to 50. Several players still have concerns about returning, among them Watford captain Troy Deeney and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante who have stayed away from training this week.

Source: today.ng

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Messi Returns to Barcelona For Training

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Football Legend Lionel Messi has returned to the Camp Nou after missing two group training sessions with a slight leg injury, while Luis Suarez is set to be fit for the La Liga restart next week.

Messi trained alone indoors on Wednesday and Friday, but worked on the sidelines of a group session at Barca’s home stadium, according to Spanish press.

La Liga leaders Barcelona play their first match since mid-March at Real Mallorca next Saturday.

Suarez will be fit to play for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in January after reporting feeling no pain following training.

Messi and Suarez have scored 38 goals between them in all competitions this season.

Barcelona lead Real Madrid by two points at the top of the table with 11 matches remaining.(AFP)

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Retired England Footballer Crouch Obtains Nigerian Passport

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Retired English professional footballer, Peter Crouch who hopes to represent the Super Eagles, has obtained a Nigerian passport.

Crouch announced via his official Twitter account that; ”So excited to get my Nigerian passport through today”.

Before his retirement, Peter had scored 22 goals for his country. He also appeared twice at the World Cup.

Source: pmnewsnigeria.com

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Awoniyi To Fight For Mainz’s Bundesliga Stay

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Nigeria’s Mainz 05 Striker Taiwo Awoniyi has asserted that the objective of his on loan German club is to ensure they remain in the Bundesliga beyond this season.

Though Awoniyi’s resolve suffered a setback on Sunday after Mianz were thrashed 5-0 at home by Leipzig , the former junior international stressed they would keep on pushing hard throughout the remaining seven games of the season.

“I can only be glad and be upbeat about the away point that we got. All glories to God for everything. I can only thank God for the goal,” Awoniyi said about his first goal of the season against FC Cologne.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup winner also praised the effort of the German Football Federation and the German Government for the proactive measures done to ensure restart of the Bundesliga season amidst Coronavirus pandemic.

He said: “I am a player that is ready to give everything to the course of Mainz 05 in the last games that we have in the German Bundesliga and ensure that we remain in the competition at the end of the season.

Mainz face FC Union Berlin in one of the midweek games today and must avoid a defeat if they do not want to slip into the relegation zone.

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