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Nigerian footballer in Italy tests positive to coronavirus

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A Nigerian professional football player plying his trade with Pianese FC in the Italian serie c – third division, have tested positive to the deadly Corona virus.

He is the first confirmed case of a footballer in Europe to be infected with the virus.

The player, Paul Akpan Udah has been identified in a live update by the BBC

Udoh is 22 and untill his infection had been playing for Pianese FC

He was diognised on Thursday and had been quarantined.

A statement from the Tuscany region read, “Two new suspected positive cases of Coronavirus in Tuscany. Both are awaiting confirmation by the Higher Institute of Health.

“One is a 22-year-old man in the Siena province, a Pianese player, who last Saturday had symptoms in a hotel in Alessandria, where he was training with the team ahead of Sunday’s game (at Juventus U-23s).

“He did not play the game that morning as he had a high fever. The team returned to Piancastagnaio, while he went home. Wednesday morning, he was tested in his home and the results came back as positive in the evening.

“Since early this morning, he is at a hospital in Siena, in isolation. He is in good, healthy condition. Another player of the team felt the same symptoms, which the club is tracking.”

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Photos From Super Eagles Second Training Session Ahead Of AFCON

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Pictures of Super Eagles stars having their second training session ahead of the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, have been shared online, Newspremises has gathered.

Some of the Superstars were pictured in high spirit as they make preparation for the tournament which kicks off on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Nigeria will face Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau in Group D.

HERE ARE SUPER EAGLES’ SQUAD FOR 33RD AFCON CAMEROON 2021

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Tyrone Ebuehi (Venezia FC, Italy); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Galsgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic)

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Messi Shaves His Beard As Enthusiastic Barca Stars Train Before Laliga Returns

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Messi shaves his beard as enthusiastic Barca stars train before La Liga return

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Bundesliga Restarts Today! With Dortmund Vs Schalke 04

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After 64 days of shutting down, the Bundesliga is back again to continue from where it stopped with the following matches starting off by 2:30PM.

Dortmund Vs Schalke 04
RB Leipzig Vs Freiburg
Hoffenheim Vs Hertha Berlin
Dusseldorf Vs Paderborn
Augsburg Vs Wolfsburg

All of the aforementioned matches will be played by 2:30PM Nigerian time so stay glued to your TV screens. It’s great to have football back.

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