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La Liga: Resumption date for Spanish top-flight league finally revealed

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La Liga: Resumption date for Spanish top-flight league finally revealed

Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez has disclosed that La Liga will be able to resume from June 8.

Recall that La Liga had been suspended for the past two to three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sanchez disclosed this on Saturday afternoon during a press conference, in which he assured “the worst is behind us” after COVID-19 deaths and new cases fell significantly in recent weeks in Spain.

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He said: “La Liga can begin again from June 8.

“The ball will roll with all the necessary health and safety conditions in place.”

The Prime Minister also announced that the borders were opening up again to tourists from July onwards.

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Wenger, perfect candidate to become new Arsenal chairman – Martin Keown

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Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has said legendary manager Arsene Wenger, would be the perfect choice to become the new Arsenal chairman.

Sir Chips Keswick retired from the position last week, after spending 15 years on the board.

Keswick admitted he always wanted to leave, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made him bring his decision forward.

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The Gunners are now looking for Keswick’s successor and Keown insists Arsenal should look no further than Wenger.

“It would be something special to see Arsene Wenger come onto the board.

“I don’t think so somehow, I think he’s said recently he doesn’t want to do that, never saw himself as someone who would sit on the board but they could do a lot worse.

“You know that I feel that would be almost the perfect answer for Kroenke, the young Josh Kroenke, he needs that older person perhaps around, someone with the experience,” Keown told talkSPORT.

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Aisha Buhari adopts kids of late Para-Powerlifting champion, Ndidi Nwosu

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Nigerian paralympic gold medalist Ndidi Nwosu is dead

Four-time para – powerlifting world medalist, Mrs Ndidi Nwosu had been laid to rest at her Umuagbada, Umuoba, Eziachi Orlu, home in Imo State.

Speaking at the funeral of the late sports ambassador, the wife of the president and grand patron, Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation, Hajia(Dr) Aisha Buhari, who was represented by the Deputy Governor of Enugu State and Matron of the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation, Hon. (Mrs) Cecilia Ezeilo expressed shock over the death of the late sports ambassador, Mrs Ndidi Nwosu.

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She said that through her Non-Governmental organization, she will carter for the late Ndidi ‘s two children. Hajia Buhari described, Ndidi as a “great Nigerian”, saying:

“She came, represented Nigeria in international Para Powerlifting championships and came home with medals.”

The wife of the president prayed God to grant Ndidi eternal rest.

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In her funeral oration, the Deputy Governor of Enugu State and matron, Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation, Hon. (Mrs) Cecilia Ezeilo said she was touched by her death.

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Rohr must win trophies, not just qualifying for tournaments – Akanni

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I will accept a pay cut to coach Eagles- Rohr

An ex-international footballer, Wahidi Akanni, on Tuesday said with the re-appointment of Gernot Rohr as the manager of the Super Eagles, winning trophies should be his major focus rather than qualifying for major tournaments.

Akanni said this in an interview with Newsmen in Lagos.

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) recently renewed  Rorh’s contract as coach of the Super Eagles for another two and half years.

“Well, having been on the job now for sometime, he’s got a good knowledge of the players in the team, I will expect to see a certain play pattern for the team that can make him achieve what NFF has set for him.

“Nigerians will expect better results than just qualifying for tournaments. Nigeria needs to win trophies.

“It is no longer enough that we qualify for major tournaments, we ought to have moved passed that and set new goals,” Akanni said.

Recently, the minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, stated that the NFF could terminate the appointment of Rohr whenever they felt he was falling short.

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But Akanni wondered whether Rohr needed such reminders at this time.

“My opinion will be that, he’s just renewed his contract, he should be allowed to work.

“Dangling harsh or sack tunes on him now is not good for the super eagles, in as much as I am not a fan of foreign coaches.

“He was employed as the coach, he should be allowed to work and until he doesn’t perform, then he can be relieved of his job,” the former Lagos FA boss said.

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