COVID-19: I thought I’ll die when I couldn’t breathe for 25 minutes — Aston Villa goalie

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina claims he feared for his life after “running out of oxygen” while battling the coronavirus. Reina revealed last week he was recovering after contracting the virus, explaining how the illness felt like “a truck” had driven over him. In a further interview, the 37-year-old has gone into greater detail about his symptoms, claiming that for 25 minutes he “could no longer breathe”. He told the Italian press: “I am winning the battle against coronavirus only now. “The most difficult moment was when I could no longer breathe, the 25 minutes I ran out of oxygen. It was the worst moments of my life. “I was very tired after experiencing the first symptoms of the virus. A fever, dry cough and a headache that never left me – it was just that constant feeling of tiredness. “The only real fear I had was when I understood that there was no oxygen: endless minutes of fear, as if suddenly my throat had closed. As a result I spent the first six or eight days indoors.” Reina has made six appearances for Villa since joining on loan from AC Milan in January. He will likely have to wait a considerable amount of time for the next one with the Premier League currently suspended until at least April 30.Tags: AC MilanAston VillaCoronavirusCOVID-19English Premier LeaguePepe ReinaRecoverylast_img read more

ICC World Cup Rain factor in New Zealand semi-final makes Virat Kohli’s India favorites to enter World Cup final – This is how

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand league game was abandoned due to rain.New Zealand has lost three games heading into the semi-final.India has a 3-4 head-to-head record against New Zealand in World Cups. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: The knock-out stages of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 are finally here with India taking on New Zealand in the first match at Old Trafford while Australia takes on England in Edgbaston. India has been in magnificent form, losing just one game and performing clinically with both bat and ball. New Zealand, on the other hand, has lost three consecutive games and had to rely on a certain winning and losing margin against England and for the clash between Pakistan and Bangladesh. If Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet is anything to go by, New Zealand simply has no chance to knock the Indian juggernaut out.However, Indian cricket fans can start booking their ticket to Lord’s. The reason being the weather in Old Trafford. Rain, which ruined the start of the tournament, is set to make a comeback in the knock-out stages especially in the game between India and New Zealand. The weather forecast for Manchester is not too promising with rain expected for a couple of hours on July 9. However, according to the ICC playing regulations for the knock-outs, there is a reserve day for the semi-final and the final.The weather on July 9 is expected to feature a couple of showers throughout the course of the match. If the match gets washed off on July 9, then it will be played on July 10 but the weather is worse on that day as well with 70 per cent chances of rain. If the semi-final gets washed out on both the days, then India will enter the final as they finished on top of the group table.One hopes that the semi-final contest is played without any interference of rain and that both teams slug it out on the field.The final has a reserve day. In case it gets washed out and conditions are such that even a super over is not possible, then the trophy will be shared.  India will be determined to continue their winning run but for many Indian cricket team fans, they will be looking for a rain dance if the team has to reach the finals.last_img read more

Derrick Kwakye, Yasmin Kadri win Eastern Region Armwrestling Challenge

first_imgDerrick Kwakye known in media cycles as ‘Asoka’ was crowned the Champion of Champions in the Eastern Regional edition of the Eagle Extra Stout Armwrestling Challenge over the weekend.The most popular Jackson Park in Koforidua was brought to a standstill as thousands trooped to the venue to be part of the event held under the auspices of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF).The night brought together all those who matter the Koforidua and its environs including the MCE Hon. Isaac and Michael Okyere Baafi of Ghana Free Zones Authority. Top media personnel and comedian Baba Spirit were also there to add colour to the event sponsored by the Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) through their Eagle Extra Stout brand.In the female division, young Yasmin Kadri defeated Victoria Zatey to be crowned the female champion while Zatey received a silver medal with Rose Avanyo winning bronze at the end of the day.In the men’s under 60kg, Elliot Lamptey won gold after pinning Listowell Lamptey who won silver while Isaac Nii Amugi defeated Richard Tanye in the 70kg.Edward Asamoah of Ghana Immigration Service proved his worth as captain of the team when he won gold in the men’s 90kg followed by Francis Adamavi who won silver and Issa Kunya who won bronze. The highlight for the night was the +100kg where Derrick Kwakye defeated Mark Antwi aka “Punisher” while SWAG Armwrestler for the year, Haruna Tahiru won bronze in the category.President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation, Charles Osei Asibey thanked the people of Koforidua for responding massively to their call and urged them to continue playing the sport, the reason for the challenge.He said the technical department of the federation will assess the performances of the participants and add deserving ones to the national armwrestling team as they prepare to defend their continental title in Mali.On his part, John Baptiste Akado, Brand Manager for Eagle Extra Stout was elated at the level of organisation and turnout even after the heavy downpour and reiterated on a continued support brand Association with the Armwrestling Federation.Kumasi will host the next Eagle Extra Stout Armwrestling Challenge in June. —last_img read more