English Premier League football to kick off on June 17 after 100-day shutdown

The Premier League plans to restart on June 17 after a 100-day shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with new staggered kickoff times to make sure every game can be shown on TV, as fans are prevented from attending games.…

Jordan Henderson: Premier League trophy win without fans would be ‘pretty strange’

Playing at Anfield and lifting the Premier League trophy without any fans will be “pretty strange”, says Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. The Reds were top of the table when the season was stopped and require just two wins from the…

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides update on Manchester United transfer plans

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not sure when the transfer window is going to swing open again, but he expects to be making some moves as and when it does. As the Premier League edges towards a restart…

Premier League to vote on return of contact training

Premier League clubs will vote on proposals for a return to contact training on Wednesday as the English top-flight seeks to take another step closer to resuming the season next month. New UK government guidelines issued on Sunday allow for…

Premier League coronavirus testing: Bournemouth player one of two new positives

An unnamed Bournemouth player is one of two new coronavirus cases discovered by the latest round of Premier League tests – taking the overall total of positive results to eight. The Cherries said the player’s identity will not be disclosed…

Premier League says two more people test positive for coronavirus

England’s Premier League on Saturday said that two more individuals from two different clubs have tested positive for coronavirus, just three weeks from a proposed restart of the season. In all, 996 players and club staff were tested over three…

*Court sentences unemployed youth to six months imprisonment for fraud (Nation) *Group calls on EFCC to prosecute Lagos Speaker over corruption (Guardian)

Court sentences unemployed youth to six months imprisonment for fraud (Nation) An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Wednesday sentenced an unemployed man, Lawal Sholaru to six months imprisonment for defrauding an American, Mr. David Geobel, of $1,200 in an online…

Coronavirus: Watford and Burnley confirm positive tests

One player and two staff at Watford and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan are among six positive Premier League tests for coronavirus. The other two are at a third club, the details of which have not been revealed. Players and…

*22-year-old COVID-19 pregnant woman delivers twins at LUTH (Vanguard) *Lady, whose death was announced by friends, resurfaces (Punch)

22-year-old COVID-19 pregnant woman delivers twins at LUTH (Vanguard) The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH has delivered another pregnant woman diagnosed with COVID-19 of twins. The delivery brings the total number of babies delivered at the LUTH isolation centre to…

Project Restart: Premier League plan surprise inspections during training

Surprise inspections, GPS tracking and video analysis are methods that could be used to ensure clubs adhere to new safety guidance as they prepare for the resumption of the Premier League. Teams agreed to start non-contact training in small groups…

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