Football

Newcastle United ‘have a deal in place’ to sign Joelinton

Newcastle takeover could shake QPR board

The Evening Chronicle reports the Reuben brothers are part of the group looking to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashley but it is not Simon or David Reuben who will be part of the board – rather it will be Jamie, son of David.
Brazilian striker Neymar shared a video on social media training with two dogs that tried to take the ball off him.

Neymar employs two very fast opponents to train with

The PSG player is enjoying himself in Brazil during the confinement and is waiting to return to France when there is a chance to resume the competition.

Robinho: Why my move from Real Madrid to Chelsea collapsed

Former Brazilian forward Robinho has lifted the lid on why he made his record-breaking £32.5million move to Manchester City instead of a much publicised transfer to Chelsea.
Liverpool fan Ben Price was given a surprise when an ordinary video call was interrupted by Virgil van Dijk.

Virgil van Dijk surprises Liverpool fan with video call

The defender had been listening to Price, a member of the LFC Foundation, tell his story about dealing with anxiety and realising a dream to become a barber.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has reacted for the first time after his contract termination by Trabzonspor over coronavirus comment.

Botafago offer Mikel Obi 18-month contract worth $2 million

According to information from ESPN journalist Jorge Nicola, on his YouTube channel, Botafogo have offered Mikel higher values ​​than what he received at his last club, Trabzonspor of Turkey.
Juventus are weighing up a summer move for Chelsea’s contract rebel Willian.

Willian reveals Chelsea career coming to an end

Premier LeagueBrazilian star Willian has admitted his time at Chelsea is coming to an end after revealing he is no longer talking to the club about a new contract.
Always the lightning rod for controversy, Neymar Jr.’s arrival was highly anticipated. Last summer, he famously arrived after his teammates much to the chagrin of Leonardo but this time, Neymar showed up right on time and with a new blonde hairstyle.

Neymar agrees with Barcelona to snub Real Madrid

Barcelona and Neymar have agreed that the Brazilian superstar will not join Real Madrid this summer.
Liverpool star forward Sadio Mane donated £41,000 to help fight coronavirus in his country Senegal.

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland rates Sadio Mane above Mo Salah, Wilfred Ndidi

Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has given his verdict on who he considers to be Africa’s best player at the moment and his choice might not come as a shock to many.
The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) insist they are aware players must “share the financial burden” during the coronavirus as the row over wage cuts for Premier League stars mounted on Thursday.

Coronavirus: PFA questions merits of 30 percent pay cut

The Professional Footballers' Association is in favour of Premier League players doing their bit during the Covid-19 outbreak - but is still unconvinced that pay cuts are the answer.
Kalidou Koulibaly has called Napoli's 4-0 Champions League win over Genk on Tuesday night an important victory.

Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly celebrates Senegal on 60th Independence Day

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has taken to social media to join in the celebrations of his country Senegal which marked its 60th Independence Day on Saturday.
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his delight after he returned to action for Leicester City in their 4-1 win against West Ham United, in Wednesday’s Premier League game.

Wilfred Ndidi: N’Golo Kante is a machine

Wilfred Ndidi has addressed comparisons between himself and former Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League players and clubs apparently at odds over salary cuts – report

There is apparently a stand-off between some Premier League players and their respective clubs regarding the handling of the wage cuts during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Damiano Tommasi, the President of the Italian Professional Footballers’ Association, the AIC, discussed the ongoing Coronavirus emergency, the season and the players’ salary cuts in an interview.

We want to return to the pitch but it depends on the virus – Italian...

Damiano Tommasi, the President of the Italian Professional Footballers’ Association, the AIC, discussed the ongoing Coronavirus emergency, the season and the players’ salary cuts in an interview in today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
European giant Lazio is showing a strong interest for dubbed Nigerian Neymar Chidera Ejuke this summer transfer window, according to a report from Italy.

Lazio want to sign inform Nigerian forward dubbed as Neymar

European giant Lazio is showing a strong interest for dubbed Nigerian Neymar Chidera Ejuke this summer transfer window, according to a report from Italy.
Belarus FA (BFF) general secretary Sergei Zhardetski says there is no reason for the league to be suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Belarus FA: No reason to stop playing football despite coronavirus pandemic

Belarus FA (BFF) general secretary Sergei Zhardetski says there is no reason for the league to be suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Fatau Dauda said he is ready to return to the Black Stars set-up, dismissing speculation about his international retirement.

Fatau Dauda eyes return to Ghana national team

Fatau Dauda said he is ready to return to the Black Stars set-up, dismissing speculation about his international retirement.
Rivers United FC coach Stanley Eguma

Stanley Eguma calls for calm in NPFL post coronavirus

Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma has called for calm amidst the talk on what next to expect from the League Management Company of Nigeria as regard decision to be taken on the NPFL post-Covid-19 with the current league season 13 games away but fixture imbalance for some teams who have played less in the process.
Nigeria National League NNL

Abdul Sule: NNL waiting on NPFL’s decision

Ex international and Chairman of Nigeria National League side Kogi United, Abdul Sule, has stated that the decision on the status of the Nigeria National League which has been on hold since December 2019 after just five and four games respectively will largely be dependent on some of the decisions taken by the topflight league.

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Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.

Chinese city bans consumption of dog, cats, others

Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria confirms 8 more coronavirus cases, 32 discharged

As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-three have been discharged with five deaths.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

British premier Boris Johnson hospitalised over coronavirus infection

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital over his coronavirus infection.