Sport – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Sun, 15 Mar 2020 20:34:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ‘I won’t forgive you if my family get infected through me’ – Rooney criticises UK govt over coronavirus response https://www.thecable.ng/i-wont-forgive-you-if-my-family-get-infected-through-me-rooney-criticises-uk-govt-over-coronavirus-response https://www.thecable.ng/i-wont-forgive-you-if-my-family-get-infected-through-me-rooney-criticises-uk-govt-over-coronavirus-response#respond Sun, 15 Mar 2020 14:19:39 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424581 Wayne Rooney, former captain of Manchester United, has accused the British government and football authorities of treating footballers as “guinea pigs” during the coronavirus outbreak. The ex-Everton attacker also warned

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CAF postpones 2021 AFCON qualifiers indefinitely over coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/caf-postpones-2021-afcon-qualifiers-indefinitely-over-coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/caf-postpones-2021-afcon-qualifiers-indefinitely-over-coronavirus#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:36:35 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424260 The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers until further notice due to coronavirus outbreak. The decision was reached during an emergency meeting

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Coronavirus: Premier League, EFL suspended until April 4 https://www.thecable.ng/premier-league-efl-suspended-until-april-4-over-coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/premier-league-efl-suspended-until-april-4-over-coronavirus#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 11:31:36 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424113 All English Premier League (EPL) matches have been suspended till April 4, to curb the spread of coronavirus. The Premier League disclosed this on Friday, after a protracted meeting. It

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UEFA postpones all next week’s Champions League, Europa games over coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/uefa-postpones-all-next-weeks-champions-league-europa-games-over-coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/uefa-postpones-all-next-weeks-champions-league-europa-games-over-coronavirus#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 11:27:29 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424084 UEFA, European football’s governing body, has postponed all next week’s Champions League and Europa League fixtures due to coronavirus. In a statement issued on Friday, UEFA said further decisions on the

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Iwobi self-isolates alongside Everton squad as player shows coronavirus symptoms https://www.thecable.ng/iwobi-self-isolates-alongside-everton-squad-as-player-shows-coronavirus-symptoms https://www.thecable.ng/iwobi-self-isolates-alongside-everton-squad-as-player-shows-coronavirus-symptoms#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:45:55 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424074 Everton’s first-team squad, coaching team including Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi are self-isolating after a first-team player “reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus”. In a statement issued on its Twitter page on Friday,

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Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea winger, tests positive for coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/hudson-odoi-chelsea-winger-tests-positive-for-coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/hudson-odoi-chelsea-winger-tests-positive-for-coronavirus#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 09:10:16 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424025 Chelsea have confirmed that Callum Hudson-Odoi, England winger, tested positive for coronavirus. The first-team squad, coaching staff and some members of the club’s backroom staff are to self-isolate after Hudson-Odoi’s

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Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-arsenal-manager-tests-positive-for-coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-arsenal-manager-tests-positive-for-coronavirus#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 22:46:18 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423981 Mikel Arteta, manager of Arsenal, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club announced on Thursday. Based on the development, the club closed its London training centre and directed all those

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Ighalo scores as Man United thrash LASK inside empty stadium https://www.thecable.ng/ighalo-scores-as-man-united-thrash-lask-inside-empty-stadium https://www.thecable.ng/ighalo-scores-as-man-united-thrash-lask-inside-empty-stadium#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 21:01:57 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423955 Manchester United defeated LASK, Australian side, 5-0 away from home, with Odion Ighalo scoring the first goal in the Europa League round of 16 first leg encounter. Despite being played

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Ndidi, Iheanacho at risk as three Leicester players exhibit coronavirus symptoms https://www.thecable.ng/ndidi-iheanacho-at-risk-as-three-leicester-players-exhibit-coronavirus-symptoms https://www.thecable.ng/ndidi-iheanacho-at-risk-as-three-leicester-players-exhibit-coronavirus-symptoms#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 16:19:08 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423808 Brenda Rodgers, Leicester manager, says three of his players are currently in isolation from the rest of the squad after displaying symptoms of coronavirus. Rodgers disclosed this during a press

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La Liga suspended as Real Madrid players go into quarantine over coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/la-liga-suspended-as-real-madrid-players-go-into-quarantine-over-coronavirus https://www.thecable.ng/la-liga-suspended-as-real-madrid-players-go-into-quarantine-over-coronavirus#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:31:13 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423800 Real Madrid have announced that the whole football club is going into quarantine “with immediate effect” due to fears of coronavirus. The decision, announced by the club on its website,

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