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The Dutch football federation (KNVB) said Tuesday it was hoping the top two divisions would restart on June 19 following their suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dutch FA plans for league to resume on June 19

The Dutch football federation (KNVB) said Tuesday it was hoping the top two divisions would restart on June 19 following their suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Arsenal have joined Manchester City and Liverpool in tracking Lyon midfield wonderkid Houssem Aouar.

Premier League trio track £65m-rated Lyon midfielder

The 21-year-old is seen as one of the hottest talents in Europe, with a number of the top clubs following his progress.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus vaccine: WHO rejects using Africa as testing ground

Tedros Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organisation, has dismissed as “racist” a suggestion by two French scientists that the coronavirus vaccine should be tested in Africa.
Matthew Ashimolowo

Matthew Ashimolowo: 5G has nothing to do with coronavirus

There are too many theories, too many fake video and too many fake news out there- 5Gs this, 5Gs that. Please, stay out of those theories. Keep your eyes on the Lord. Do not be afraid. Do not say, “My Lord, this is the anti-Christ!”
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2019 French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire leaves the Elysee palace in Paris after the weekly cabinet meeting. – France could see its deepest recession this year since the end of World War II, due to the coronavirus crisis, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned on April 6, 2020. “The worst growth figure in France since 1945 was -2.2 percent in 2009, after the financial crisis of 2008. We will probably be very far beyond -2.2 percent” this year, Le Maire told a Senate panel. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)

France heading for worst recession since WWII – minister

France is likely to see its deepest recession since the end of World War II this year because of the coronavirus crisis, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned Monday.
Barcelona is set to rival Real Madrid for Nigerian attacker Victor Osimhen in the summer, as both La Liga top clubs battle for his signature.

Tijani Babangida: Victor Osimhen must go the extra mile to break Rashidi Yekini’s record

Former Ajax star, Tijani Babangida, has urged Victor Osimhen, to go the extra mile in a bid to challenge Rashidi Yekini’s Nigeria record.

Egypt, Lebanon evacuate citizens from Nigeria

More countries yesterday evacuated their nationals from Nigeria amidst fears of possible explosion of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
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.
Barcelona have confirmed Ivan Rakitic has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury.

Atletico Madrid favourites to sign Manchester United target

Barcelona are set to let midfielder Ivan Rakitic leave the club for a fee of £17million this summer with Atletico Madrid leading the race for his signature, according to Marca.
Juventus

Juventus accused of bringing coronavirus to France

On February 26, with northern Italy beginning to suffer from the coronavirus, Juventus went to Lyon to play the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, a match that perhaps should not have been played, and which some point to as the entry point of the COVID-19 in France.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

Coronavirus: UK set to evacuate citizens from Nigeria

The United Kingdom says it is working round the clock to airlift its citizens in Nigeria amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Google Maps marked 15 years on the road Thursday with the rollout of new features for the popular mobile app which has helped move navigation into the digital age.

Google to publish user location data to help government tackle coronavirus

Google says it will publish users’ location data around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures, brought in to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

World Cup winner Marcel Desailly rubbishes Ghana technical director reports

Former France international of Ghanaian descent Marcel Desailly has debunked media reports about ongoing talks with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over the football governing body's technical director role.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra sends more samples for coronavirus testing, sets up isolation centres

Governor Willie Obiano said that Anambra state had sent more samples for testing, even as six samples tested earlier were negative for the Coronavirus.
Amazon has stopped selling N95 respirators, paper surgical masks, face shields, surgical gowns and gloves, and large-volume containers of sanitizer to general consumers, according to Recode.

Amazon stops selling N95 and surgical masks to public

Amazon has stopped selling N95 respirators, paper surgical masks, face shields, surgical gowns and gloves, and large-volume containers of sanitizer to general consumers, according to Recode.

Passenger bus stoned in DR Congo capital

A bus transporting people of European extraction came under attack in Kinshasa, from locals who claimed they had brought coronavirus to the DR Congo.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Coronavirus crisis to end ‘unhealthy’ spending in football

The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic will stop the “unhealthy” inflation of player wages and transfer fees in football, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wrote in an editorial published on Thursday.

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Mexico boss Tata Martino is willing to negotiate a pay cut to help during the coronavirus pandemic and believes every coach and player should be ready to do so.

Mexico manager Tata Martino willing to take pay cut during coronavirus crisis

Mexico boss Tata Martino is willing to negotiate a pay cut to help during the coronavirus pandemic and believes every coach and player should be ready to do so.
The deadline to leave for up to four cruise ships anchored off the Australian State of Queensland will come at midnight on Wednesday.

Deadline looms for cruise ships still in Australian waters amid coronavirus outbreak

The deadline to leave for up to four cruise ships anchored off the Australian State of Queensland will come at midnight on Wednesday.
This was made known by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr Emmanuel Ekuwem during the routine covid-19 press briefing held in Government House, Uyo on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Akwa Ibom: Five coronavirus cases hale and hearty

The Akwa Ibom state government has stated that all five reported positive test cases of COVID-19 in the state are hale and hearty while awaiting the conduct of a reconfirmation test.

Work Health Day: NMA seeks healthy, dignifying working environment for workers

As the World Health Organisation, WHO, celebrates the nursing profession by making the theme of the 2020 World Health Day to be “Support Nurses and Midwives,” the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has asked for a healthy and dignifying working environment for health workers in the country.
Sadio Mane has challenged Liverpool to prove their title-winning credentials after suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

Sadio Mane states how he will react if Liverpool are not awarded the title

Plenty of people on social media have suggested that the season should be cancelled, but it is highly unlikely that it will come to that, as UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has stated that Liverpool will more than likely be awarded the title at some point.