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Arsenal tie Nigerian teenager Bukayo Saka to long-term deal

Arsenal has tied down Nigerian teenager, Bukayo Saka to a long-term contract on Wednesday, ending speculations over the highly-rated teenager's future.Saka, 18, has made a major impact in 33 appearances in a variety of positions this season and has...

Novak Djokovic and wife test positive for coronavirus

World number one Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus, the Serb star becoming the fourth player to contract the virus after taking part in his exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans.Djokovic, who is "not showing...

Fmr IAAF chief Lamine Diack goes on trial for doping cover-up

Trial of Senegalese born former head of IAAF athletics’ governing body (IAAF), Lamine Diack, begins Monday in Paris on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal reports Reuters.The former IAAF is being prosecuted for...

Fifa medical chief say matches should not be played till September

FIFA’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has said football should not be played until at least the start of September to limit the spread of the new coronavirus and when it does resume that yellow cards be handed out...

Chelsea star, Rüdiger buying masks for Sierra Leone traders

Sierra Leone national and Chelsea footballer Antonio Rüdiger has launched a campaign to raise money to buy face masks for market traders in Sierra Leone.Rüdiger says he hopes they will help protect them and stop the spread of coronavirus.He...

Sadio Mane says would understand’if Liverpool were denied EPL title

Sadio Mane says he would understand if Liverpool were denied the Premier League title even though they were on the brink of glory when coronavirus forced a shutdown.Jurgen Klopp's men were 25 points clear of Manchester City when football...

Pep Guardiola loses 82 years old mother to coronavirus

Pep Guardiola's 82-year-old mother, Dolors Sala Carrio has died in Manresa, Barcelona, after contracting coronavirus, Manchester City announced on Monday."The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep's mother Dolors Sala Carrio, who died in...

Tokyo Olympic games 2020, moved to summer 2021

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the last international sporting showpiece still standing this year.Though a huge blow to Japan, which...

Drogba to fans; take coronavirus very serious

With the world on a standstill, the African legend thinks the spread of the virus is being taken lightly by everyoneChelsea legend Didier Drogba has urged fans to take the coronavirus pandemic very seriously and adhere strictly to measures...

Mikel blasts Trabzonspor over coronavirus handling and say they don’t care

Former Nigerian international and Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi returned to his family in England after protesting at Turkish football's continuation during the Covid-19 crisisMikel insists he has no plans to return to Trabzonspor after walking out on the...
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COVID-19 vaccine may start in Africa by first quarter 2021

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Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death...

S/Sudan diplomat sparks uproar after urinating during live panel discussion

A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States, Gordon Buay has sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...