Archive | March 13, 2020

CAF postpones March AFCON qualifiers because of coronavirus….

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed upcoming qualifiers for the 2020 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and 2021 Men’s Africa Cup of Nations because of the spread of coronavirus. In a letter to member associations on Friday, CAF said that despite the fact only a few cases had been reported on the continent, the men’s matches – scheduled to take place between 25 March and 31 March – would be moved, with the women’s matches the following week also suspended.

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Coronavirus: Callum Hudson-Odoi tests positive….

Callum Hudson-Odoi is 'doing well and looking forward to returning to the training ground'

Chelsea’s full squad have gone into self-isolation after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus, the club said in a statement in the early hours of Friday morning. Hudson-Odoi displayed cold symptoms on Monday morning and has stayed away from the club since then. His test result was returned on Thursday night making him the first Premier League player known to have contracted the virus.

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Ighalo continues to shut doubters up as Manchester United trounce LASK….

Manchester United took control of their Europa League last-16 tie with a resounding 5-0 first-leg win at LASK, in front of a crowd of 500 people. Odion Ighalo’s superb goal set United on their way inside a largely empty Linzer Stadion after the Austrian government had restricted the attendance in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The 30-year-old Nigeria striker has now scored four goals in three starts United, who are now unbeaten in their last 11 games in all competitions.

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Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus….

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus and the club’s game against Brighton on Saturday has been postponed. The Gunners have closed their training ground and club staff who had recent contact with Arteta will now self-isolate. The Premier League will hold “an emergency club meeting” on Friday to discuss future fixtures. “This is really disappointing,” said Spaniard Arteta, 37.

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