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AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB, WHICH IN MOST YEARS WOULD BE PREPARING TO HOST THE MASTERS, ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY IT WILL GIVE 2 MILLION DOLLAR TO HELP FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN ITS REGION.

NIGERIA’S MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT, SUNDAY DARE HAS REVEALED ONGOING PLANS FOR AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON COVID-19 TO BE PRODUCED BY THE MINISTRY.

THE BAYELSA STATE GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED THE IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF ALL LAND AND SEA ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS INTO AND OUT OF THE STATE.

ANTHONY JOSHUA’S HOPES FOR AN UNDISPUTED WORLD TITLE CLASH THIS YEAR COULD BE OVER, AS TYSON FURY’S THIRD FIGHT WITH DEONTAY WILDER IS SET TO BE PUSHED BACK TO OCTOBER.

A WORLDWIDE GROUP REPRESENTING OLYMPIC HOPEFULS IS CALLING ON THE IOC TO POSTPONE THE TOKYO OLYMPICS UNTIL THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IS UNDER CONTROL.

SWISS TOP-FLIGHT OUTFIT FC SION HAVE TERMINATED THE CONTRACTS OF FORMER ARSENAL PAIR ALEX SONG AND JOHAN DJOUROU, AS WELL AS OF SEVEN OF THEIR TEAM-MATES, DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC,

THE NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION (NFF) LATE WEDNESDAY IN ABUJA ANNOUNCED THE CESSATION OF ALL FORMS OF FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES IN THE COUNTRY FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS.

ANTHONY JOSHUA’S WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT AGAINST KUBRAT PULEV ON JUNE 20 COULD BE MOVED TO JULY, SAYS PROMOTER EDDIE HEARN. THE 30-YEAR-OLD BRITON IS DUE TO DEFEND HIS WBA, WBO AND IBF BELTS AT THE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM.

NIGERIAN COACH, GERNOT ROHR COULD BE PREPARING TO BID FAREWELL TO THE SUPER EAGLES IN THE SUMMER AS THERE IS NO POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION (NFF) REGARDING A CONTRACT EXTENSION.

WITH MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS EITHER SUSPENDED OR  CANCELLED, EIGHT MEMBERS OF THE SUPER EAGLES ARE PRESENTLY BEING CONFINED TO PROTECTIVE CUSTODY IN SPAIN AND ENGLAND, IN A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE AGAINST THE PANDEMIC CORONAVIRUS.


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