• Only one coronavirus patient is missing- Osun govt confirms
    by Chinyere Okoroafor on April 4, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Toba Adedeji, Osogbo The Osun State government on Saturday has confirmed that one coronavirus patient is missing at the Isolation facility in Ejigbo. A statement by the Commissioner of information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemonde denied the report that six of coronavirus patients escaped the facility. Egbemonde said, “This morning we embarked on a

  • COVID-19: KAROTA impounds 35 vehicles over border closure violation
    by Chinyere Okoroafor on April 4, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Kolade Adeyemi, Kano Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has impounded over 35 vehicles at various entry points into the state for violating the state border closure over COVID-19. The Agency made the arrest after it identified bush routes used by defaulting motorists to access Kano from other states where a total number of 350

  • Olympic men's football age limit raised to 24 after Tokyo Games postponement
    by Associated Press on April 3, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Fifa alters rules for intended under-23 men’s tournamentCountries can still select three over-age playersFifa has extended the age limit for the men’s football tournament at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics to 24 from 23. Following the Games’ postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, the amended rule retains the original stipulation regarding teams being based around players born on or after 1 January 1997, but given the Olympics’ move to 2021 this now means older players will be allowed to participate.It means players eligible for the intended under-23 tournament in 2020 can still play in Japan at age 24 next year. The men’s football tournament will kick off before the 23 July 2021 opening ceremony in Tokyo. Continue reading...

  • Premier League players tarnished by taking too long to act on pay | Dean Ashton
    by Dean Ashton on April 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Footballers do care but too many live in a bubble or follow the crowd and they have not been helped here by the PFAFootballers have always been an easy target. They are in the public eye and the amount of money they earn is regularly splashed over the newspapers, so it surprises me that swifter action hasn’t been taken to resolve the issue over whether Premier League players should accept pay cuts or wage deferrals because of the coronavirus pandemic.There could have been more forward thinking from clubs, players and their representatives. While I am sure that players want to help, they haven’t acted quickly enough and a lot of damage has already been done to their reputations. There is a rush to typecast footballers, to assume they’re all greedy, and they should have seen it coming, although hopefully the decision by Premier League clubs to ask for 30% wage drops will win public approval. Continue reading...

  • Ex-Ogun Sports Commissioner, Olopade, Tests Positive For Coronavirus
    by siteadmin on March 27, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    The former Commissioner for Sports in Ogun State, Bukola Olopade, has tested positive for Coronavirus.  In a video he posted online, Olopade said, “A few days ago, I did make a video that I have been tested for COVID-19. I did promise to make it public once it was done and it has come out a couple of hours ago that I tested positive for COVID-19. “As you all know, it’s not a death sentence, it’s not the end of the world, I feel no symptoms, I feel great and I feel healthy.  “But I have been called in and I have packed my stuff ready to go in for observation and by the special grace of God, I will come out with a clean bill of health.” Nigeria has 65 confirmed cases of Coronavirus so far and one recorded death.  PUBLIC HEALTH Sports News AddThis :  Original Author :  Saharareporters, New York Disable advertisements : 

  • Abducted Enyimba FC Player, Colleague Regain Freedom After Kidnap In Ondo
    by siteadmin on March 26, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Dayo Ojo, a footballer with Enyimba Football Club, who was kidnapped by suspected gunmen in Ondo State, has been released, SaharaReporters can confirm. Ojo regained his freedom on Wednesday night along with Benjamin Iluyomade of Abia Comets.  The two footballers were kidnapped on Sunday evening.  Recall that Ojo and Iluyomade were abducted along Benin-Owo Expressway while on transit to Akure, the Ondo State capital. The duo had left Abia State following the suspension of the Nigerian Professional Football League season as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.  Their abductors had demanded a ransom of N20m before being set free from captivity.  But on Wednesday, officials of Enyimba Football Club announced the release of the two players.  The club said, “Enyimba midfielder, Ekundayo Ojo, and Abia Comets’ Benjamin Iluyomade, who were kidnapped on Sunday have regained their freedom. “The footballers were released on Wednesday night following the combined efforts of Enyimba Football Club and the families of the players. “The players have since reunited with their families." A source however, told SaharaReporters that ransom money was paid to release the players but the amount was not disclosed.  Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, Ondo State Police spokesperson, also confirmed the release of the players when contacted on Thursday morning.  Sports News AddThis :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :