Thursday, August 13, 2020

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    COVID-19: Romania probes hospital where 10 newborns tested positive but mothers didn’t

COVID-19: Romania probes hospital where 10 newborns tested positive but mothers didn’t

A maternity hospital in Romania, a southeastern European country, is under investigation after 10 newborn babies tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility. The babies, who have shown no symptoms yet, were suspected to have contracted the disease from healthcare staff. In an interview with a television station on Monday, Nelu Tataru, the country's health minister, said the babies have been taken [...]

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    Oshoala, Oparanozie missing from Falcons’ squad for four-nation tourney

Oshoala, Oparanozie missing from Falcons’ squad for four-nation tourney

The Super Falcons left for China without two key players, Oshoala Asisat and Desire Oparanozie, as they kick-start their preparations for the Women’s World Cup. A delegation comprising of 16 players and nine officials departed Nigeria on Monday for the four-nation tournament. Four other players; defender Faith Michael, midfielder Rita Chikwelu and forwards Ini-Abasi Umotong and Chinaza Uchendu will fly to China [...]

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    Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open. The continent has 148 players - 95 men and 53 women - that have confirmed participation. A total of ten European countries are expected for the championship while Asia has three representatives and Latin America has one. Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are the [...]

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    Cameroonian footballer collapses on pitch, dies

Cameroonian footballer collapses on pitch, dies

Patrick Ekeng, a 26-year-old defensive midfielder, died on Friday after collapsing during action for his Romanian Dinamo Bucharest club. Ekeng, who joined the club in January, fell to the ground exactly seven minutes after coming on as a substitute in the league game against Viitorul Constanta. He was rushed to hospital where he died after over one hour of battling to restore his [...]

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    Why it is important to win your World Cup group

Why it is important to win your World Cup group

The Netherlands wanted to top their group at all costs in order to avoid a ‘strong’ Brazil in the next round. Their coach, Louis van Gaal, fielded a strong team against Chile in a game that was to decide the group's winner. Holland won 2-0 and will now meet a ‘weak’ Mexico in the second round. So, how important is it to [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 8: RVP, Robben to finalise van Gaal’s parting gift

COUNTDOWN 8: RVP, Robben to finalise van Gaal’s parting gift

Heartbreak. Is there any country in the world football that has suffered this as much as the Netherlands? Possibly not. Well, the Oranje another chance to make their country and outgoing coach, Luis Van Gaal, happy; and the two proponents will most likely be Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben. Captain van Persie is a skilled goal scorer, finishing moves with [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 12: How will Mitroglou answer Greece’s call to duty?

COUNTDOWN 12: How will Mitroglou answer Greece’s call to duty?

It’s been a decade since Greece stunned the giants of Europe to claim the Euro 2004 crown with legendary Otto Rehhagel at the helm. The Greeks are still to ever come close, but in steps Kostantinos ‘Kostas’ Mitroglou. The former Olympiakos striker had enjoyed a wonderful 2013/14 season until his move to now-relegated Fulham in England. This season with Olympiakos, he [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 20: Costly hopes to inspire Honduras on the world stage

COUNTDOWN 20: Costly hopes to inspire Honduras on the world stage

When a player moves from one continent to the other and continues to play regularly, it is hoped that the experience gathered will rub off on his country in big tournaments. That is exactly what would be expected of journeyman Carlos Costly. The much-travelled 31-year-old hit man has played in four continents: in Honduras, Mexico, Poland, England, Romania, the United States, [...]

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