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Chelsea Player Picks Nigeria Jollof Over Ghana

Chelsea hitman, Tammy Abraham has outlined his everyday activity as the lockdown continues although he has admitted cooking food has not been taking up any of his time.

The centre-forward appeared on the BBC’s Football Focus programme, detailed how he is remaining active as well as describing his downtime, and he gave his opinion on a well-known African food dish; Jollof rice.

On how he is and how he has been spending time, Abraham said: “I’m good. I’ve just been chilling – legs up, laid back and just been playing PlayStation all day – mixing it up playing FIFA, Call of Duty and Fortnite. I have come so close at winning on War Zone but I haven’t yet.”

He chose Fikayo Tomori as the team-mate he would most like to spend quarantine with due to their shared enthusiasm for playing Monopoly. There does however need to be greater physical activity than that from Abraham to maintain fitness.
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“We have a schedule from the club,” he confirmed. “You can mix it up if you really want to. It is going for a run, different types of run, upper-body sessions, lower-body sessions.

“I keep active and any time I have the chance to kick a ball around the house I always take advantage of that and it has been good I have been staying active and fit.”

But when it comes to nutrition, he had an admission to make.

“My sister or my mum or dad cook for me, I am lucky to have them in the house and not have to do it myself.”

Asked to choose between the Nigerian and Ghanaian versions of jollof rice and having been qualified to play for Nigeria through his father before committing his international future to England, his choice was of little surprise.

“Can I cook jollof? Absolutely not but my mum can, so probably the meal I have had most in quarantine has been jollof rice.
“The Nigeria version is my choice to be honest. The Ghanaian one is a little bit more spicy but it is about the flavours, not just about the spice, how it sits in your mouth, how it digests into your stomach.”

Haaland Makes History As Bundesliga Resumes

The setting may be unfamiliar with the German Bundesliga returning behind closed doors after a two-month coronavirus shutdown, but the identity of the day’s first goal-scorer was entirely familiar as Erling Braut Haaland put Borussia Dortmund ahead against Schalke.

Haaland who diverted a low Thorgan Hazard cross into the far corner of the net in the 29th minute made history for scoring the post-lockdown goal in the Bundesliga league.

It was a 10th goal in nine Bundesliga appearances for the prolific 19-year-old Norwegian striker, who moved to Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in the winter.

Usually, the scorer of the first goal in the Ruhr derby — one of the biggest fixtures in German football — could expect to be mobbed by his teammates.

Bundesliga results
Augsburg 1 – 2 Wolfsburg
Borussia D. 4 – 0 Schalke 04
Fortuna D. 0 – 0 SC Paderborn 07
Hoffenheim 0 – 3 Hertha BSC
R’Ballsport L. 1 – 1 Freiburg
Eintracht F. 1– 3 Borussia M.

Rashidi Yekini’s Mother Now On Ministry Of Sports Payroll

The mother of late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini, Alhaja Sikiratu is now on a monthly stipend of N10,000 courtesy of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

Mr Olaitan Shittu, a representative of the Minister of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this at Ijagbo, near Offa in Kwara on Wednesday, when he donated Ramadan gifts on behalf of the minister to the aged mother.

Reports had it that the minister donated the sum of N50,000 as part of the Ramadan gifts to Yekini’s mother.

Some of the items donated with the cash included a 50 kg bag of rice, 10 kg bag of wheat and six tins of Milo beverage drink.

Shittu explained that it was not the first time the minister was reaching out to Alhaja Yekini as he was also at her residence in September, 2019.

He said that the Ministry would also be extending the same gesture to the mother of late Super Eagles player, Samuel Okwaraji.

Responding, Alhaja Yekini, who spoke in her local dialect (Yoruba), thanked the minister and prayed fervently for him.

“I have been abandoned for a long time and have not seen any help from anyone.
“I was hospitalised for few days some months ago and I did catered for myself despite scarce resources: even last month, I received treatment from the hospital.

“I need help from Nigerians, but this minister has done very well, especially remembering me in this holy month of Ramadan.

“Since my son died, it has been very tough for me because I do not have any help from people.

“Rashidi’s siblings are not doing well too, so, I was left to struggle for life everyday,” she said.

The late Super Eagles star died eight years ago in Ibadan after retiring from football.

Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international from 58 games and represented the nation in five major tournaments, including two World Cups where he scored the country’s first-ever goal in the competition against Bulgaria in the USA ’94 World Cup.

He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993.

German League Set To Return Mid-May

The German Bundesliga is set to return on May 15 with the German government poised to agree on measures to further ease coronavirus restrictions.

It has been reported that measures to control the spread of the coronavirus will be eased in a teleconference with Chancellor Angela Merkel scheduled for Wednesday.

Germany has been more successful than other large European countries in slowing the spread of the virus – it estimates that every 100 carriers of the virus now infects only 74 others on average, well below the 100 mark where new restrictions must be imposed.

German clubs have been back in training since last month with restrictions ahead of a planned return to full training and then games this month.

The Bundesliga has been on pause since March, with nine games left to play for most clubs in the division.

The restart could look bizarre, with players facing the possibility of playing in masks and being told not to touch one another in scenarios such as celebrations – all while playing in front of eerily empty arenas.

Dembele May Be At Old Trafford Next Summer

Lyon Striker, Moussa Dembele, according to Manchester Evening News, could leave Lyon in the summer transfer window and he would find it hard to reject a move to Old Trafford.

The Daily Record revealed sometimes ago that the former Fulham player is keen on joining the Red Devils. Not so long ago, Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol also claimed that Dembele’s dream would be to play for Manchester United in the Champions League.

It must be remembered that after the decision taken by Ligue 1 to end the campaign, Lyon have finished 7th in the table, which means they will not be taking part in any sort of European football (next term) for the first time since 1997.

It must also be taken into consideration that United were 5th in the table when the season was suspended and if it is canceled, then the Red Devils will once again miss out on Champions League football.

The latest update provided by the Premier League is that all the clubs want to complete the remaining fixtures.

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