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Oghiabekhva becomes first African to clinch Women’s Champions League Golden Boot

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Minsk failed to progress beyond the Round of 16 but the Nigerian still finished the tournament’s top scorer to make history
Emuidzhi Oghiabekhva has clinched the Golden Boot of the 2019-20 Uefa Women’s Champions League following her exploits for Minsk.
Oghiabekhva scored 10 goals in seven games for Minsk and becomes the first African woman to finish among the Champions League top scorers since the inception of the tournament in 2001.
Despite Minsk’s Round of 16 exit to Barcelona, the Nigerian scored six goals in qualifying rounds and four in the main competition on her fourth European outing with the Belarusian side.After Sunday’s final in Spain , she emerged as jot-topscorer and will share the Golden Boot with
Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and Breidablik’s Berglind Bjorg Borvaldsdottir also netting 10 times.
This is coming months after she was named the 2019 Belarusian Women’s Premier League Best Player of the Year, having scored 29 goals in 17 league games, totalling 44 goals for Minsk.
Her fine form saw Minsk celebrate a domestic treble during the 2019 campaign and reach the Round of 16 of the Champions League.
Before joining Minsk in 2016, the 30-year-old has featured twice for Rossiyanka twice and Energiya Voronezh and BIIK Kazygurt once.
She has now competed in the Champions League with four different clubs in eight seasons, scoring a total of 29 goals in 33 matches.
Following her last season’s Player of the Year performances, she has kept up her fine goalscoring run, scoring 17 goals in 11 outings for Minsk before leaving the club due to injury in August.
At international level, she featured for Nigeria at the 2012 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, where the West Africans finished fourth at the expense of Cameroon .

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West Ham : David Moyes , Issa Diop & Josh Cullen Test Positive For Covid-19

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West Ham United manager David Moyes and two of the club’s players have tested positive for coronavirus.
The Premier League club were informed of the positive tests while preparing for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Hull City at London Stadium.
Moyes, 57, defender Issa Diop, 23, and 24-year-old midfielder Josh Cullen will now be required to self-isolate.
“The manager and both players immediately left the stadium and have returned home,” said a club statement.
West Ham said the three men were all asymptomatic and assistant manager Alan Irvine took charge of the Hull match, which both Diop and Cullen were due to start.
Public Health England guidelines state those with Covid-19 should self-isolate for at least 10 days, meaning Moyes, Diop and Cullen will not be able to attend training or the league game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 27 September.
BBC Radio 5 Live’s John Southall said the trio travelled to the ground with the squad in two or three separate coaches.
“They say they all social distanced, the squad, from when they met up and throughout the journey,” he said.
“As soon as they arrived, the results from the tests done yesterday came through and the two players and the manager were isolated immediately in separate rooms and left the ground very quickly, I’m told.
“West Ham say they are satisfied nobody else in the squad needs to self-isolate and that is why the game went ahead.”
The news comes after Leyton Orient v Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup third round on Tuesday was called off because a number of the home players had contracted coronavirus.
It came on the day the government announced a raft of new coronavirus restrictions for England which could last for up to six months.
As part of the stricter rules, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed plans for fans to return to watch live sport events in England from 1 October will not go ahead.
Sports bodies have been told not to expect spectators at stadiums and venues until the end of March at the earliest.

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Man City squad stretched to its limit, says Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola said his squad is stretched to the limit as Manchester City prepare to launch their League Cup defense after Monday ’ s opening Premier League win against Wolves .
City claimed an impressive 3- 1 victory at Molineux on Monday as Kevin De Bruyne , Phil Foden , and Gabriel Jesus struck in their Premier League opener.
They remain without Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Oleksandr Zinchenko , Sergio Aguero , Aymeric Laporte , and Eric Garcia while Ilkay Gundogan is self – isolating after testing positive for coronavirus .
City, who have won the League Cup for the past three seasons, start the defense of their trophy against Bournemouth on Thursday and Guardiola knows they cannot afford to lose more players.
“ All we want is the seven players that are out to come back , ” he said .
“ Now we have a competition that we cannot spend the energy that we spent today , before Leicester ( on Sunday) , so we ’ re going to play mostly academy players and try to keep the energy for the Premier League .
“ With this lack of preparation and seven players out and not coming back soon , we have to keep the players from Monday as safe as possible .
“ We will see how many are available , how they recover . We have just three days . We won the Carabao ( League ) Cup three times in a row and we would like to continue but we don’ t have the players in this period to play every three days . ”

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Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open title

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Novak Djokovic claimed a record 36 th Masters crown on Monday, beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the final of the Italian Open .
The world number one won 7 – 5 , 6 – 3 to break a tie with Spanish rival Rafael Nadal for most master titles .
For Djokovic , it was a fifth title in the warm – up clay – court tournament for next week ’ s French Open .
Nine- time Rome winner Nadal, the defending champion, fell in the quarter -finals to eighth- seed Schwartzman .

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