Golden Arrows captain’s brother says he died of heart failure….

South African Premier League team Golden Arrows’ captain Nkanyiso Mngwengwe – who died suddenly on Monday morning – passed away due to heart failure, his brother has said. The defender for the Durban-based club was taken to hospital early on Monday after his body began convulsing. When his death was announced, the cause was undermined.

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Burnley assistant manager tests positive for coronavirus….

Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan has tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League club has confirmed. The Clarets’ first-team squad and staff were all tested for Covid-19 at the weekend, before a return to training. Burnley say former midfielder Woan, 52, is “asymptomatic” and will now self-isolate for seven days.

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Coronavirus: Nigerian league to resume after government clearance….

Domestic football league in Nigeria will return when the country’s Federal Government gives the all-clear, the Nigerian Football Federation has said. Countries across Africa have been deciding what to do with their suspended leagues since the coronavirus pandemic halted sporting activities, with some declaring their leagues over, others voiding them – and in the case of Senegal, opting for a play-off system once football is cleared to return.

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Man City appeal against European ban set for June….

Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European club competition will begin on 8 June at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The Premier League champions were given the punishment by UEFA in February after being found to have committed “serious breaches” of club licensing and financial fair play regulations. City have denied the breaches, saying they are “simply not true”.

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Coronavirus: Bundesliga chief urges players to respect clear guidelines….

Bundesliga players will be reminded of the return-to-play guidelines before next weekend’s matches after Hertha Berlin’s players ignored them during Saturday’s 3-0 win at Hoffenheim. The DFL [German football league] has already said Hertha will not be punished for their celebrations. However, Bundesliga International chief executive Robert Klein says the guidelines need to be followed.

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Kobe Bryant helicopter crash post-mortem released….

A post-mortem examination of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant has ruled blunt force trauma as the cause of death for all nine victims. The 180-page report also found that the pilot, 50-year-old Ara Zobayan, tested negative for drugs and alcohol. The cause of the 26 January crash, which occurred in California amid heavy fog, is still being investigated. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was with him on board the helicopter.

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Coronavirus: TP Mazembe declared DR Congo champions….

TP Mazembe have been declared champions of the Democratic Republic of Congo after the country’s league season was brought to an end because of the coronavirus pandemic. DR Congo’s football federation, FECOFA, issued a statement saying they reached their decision following a meeting on Wednesday after the 2019/20 season had been halted by the Covid-19 crisis. 

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Dele Alli held at knifepoint during burglary….

Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli was held at knifepoint during a burglary in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Two men broke into the 24-year-old’s house in north London, where he is spending lockdown with his brother and their respective partners. Alli was threatened and punched during the incident and suffered minor facial injuries in a scuffle.

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