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Grandma dies while celebrating grandson’s debut for Napoli

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Napoli starlet, Gianluca Gaetano’s celebrations for his Serie A debut against SPAL turned tragic after his grandmother died as she celebrated him.

Gaetano was introduced into the Sunday, May 12, clash as a substitute in the 85th minute to make his league debut in his side’s 2-1 win over their opponents.

His debut saw family members storm the streets of Naples alongside Gaetano’s grandmother identified as Carmela, lighting fireworks in celebration.

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However, Carmela is said to have been involved in a dispute with her neighbours who complained about the noise they made. It is at this point the granny suffered a fatal heart attack before eventually dying after first aid efforts to resuscitate her failed.

Gaetano took to his Instagram to pay an emotional tribute to the granny, thanking her for her support through his football journey.

”You saw me making the debut but I couldn’t see you for the last time, I thank you for everything about all the beautiful things done together, for the Christmas dinners and all of the birthdays,” he posted.

“Thanks for all these years, I’m sorry I didn’t see you for the last time and couldn’t hug you hard. I love you grandma, rest in peace, you will always be with me in my heart,” he added.

The 19-year-old wonderkid has had an impressive campaign with the reserve team this season, scoring 21 goals and providing eight assists.

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Covid-19: I tested positive after the premier league suspension, Brendan Rogers, reveals

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Leicester City head coach, Brendan Rodgers, has revealed that he had the novel COVID-19 after the Premier League was suspended in March.

Rodgers, who said he has now fully recovered from the virus, disclosed this in an interview with BBC radio.

The 47-year-old said:

“My wife and I had it [COVID-19] just after the Premier League was suspended.

“One week later, I started to struggle, I had no smell and taste, and it was the same with my wife.

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“I could hardly walk, and It reminded me of climbing mountain Kilimanjaro, as you climb higher you get more breathless.

“I went for a run, and I could not do it. I was so weak and had a weird sensation for three weeks of having no taste.”

Rodgers is now the second manager in the Premier League to confirm he had the virus after Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta.

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Apollo Crews: Nigerian-born wrestler wins first WWE US Champion title

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Nigerian-born America wrestler Sesugh Uhaa popularly known as Apollo Crews has clinched the United States Championship on Monday Night Raw.

The 32-year-old heavily built fighter, dethroned former champion, Andrade, to win his first-ever title in the WWE rings.

According to newsmen, the immediate ex-champion didn’t respond well to the defeat handed to him by his opposition

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The victory would delight Crews after stopping the person who prevented him from participating in the Money in the Bank ladder match.

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Reacting to his victory, he wrote;

I can finally say I’ve won my first title in @WWE.” Congratulations, @WWEApollo!!! #WWERaw“.

Reports reveal that the 32-year-old had booked his place in the men’s event ahead of his clash with Andrade on the April 27 edition of Raw.

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However, he tweaked his knee over the course of the bout, and El Idolo subsequently targeted it to such an extent the referee called for the bell.

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Russia to allow some spectators in stadiums when top flight matches resume

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Russia’s Sports Minister said on Friday he welcomed a decision by the authorities to allow spectators into stadiums when matches in the country’s top professional football league resume next month.

The Russian Premier League halted matches in mid-March because of the COVID-19 crisis and is set to resume action on June 21.

“It’s important that the football championship resumes in the presence of spectators, even though small in number,” Russian news agencies quoted Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin as saying.

“I watched Bundesliga matches. The mood is very strange. There isn’t enough emotion. Without spectators, the matches do not look the way we are used to.”

Several European professional leagues resumed matches this month, including German’s top professional league, but without spectators.

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Russia’s consumer health watchdog agreed on Thursday that stadiums could welcome spectators at Russian Premier League matches if they took up no more than 10 percent of a given venue’s capacity.

League champions Zenit St Petersburg currently leads the standings on 50 points after 22 matches played.

Lokomotiv Moscow and Krasnodar are second and third respectively, nine points behind the leaders.

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Earlier this month, Russia said it would allow foreign athletes competing in its domestic sports leagues to enter the country even though its borders remain closed to foreigners.

It said the move was designed to help clubs resume training.

As of Friday, Russia had recorded 387,623 cases of the novel coronavirus, the third-highest reported total in the world after the U.S. and Brazil

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