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Sports Activities Resume In Rwanda After Lockdown



Outdoor sports activities are now allowed to resume following resolutions from Cabinet Meeting held on February 19, 2021 on measures related to the prevention of COVID-19 in Rwanda, the Ministry of Sports said on Sunday Morning.

The decision is part of the government’s decision to allow a progressive resumption of social and economic activities effective from February 23, after a three week-long lockdown.

The Ministry said that the following individual and non-contact activities include jogging, athletics, individual physical fitness outdoor exercises, hiking, cycling, golf, tennis, table-tennis, golf, badminton, skate, archery and squash; Martial arts (Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Kung Fu, and Fencing).

Only individual fitness exercises and practice are allowed. Group practice and competitions are prohibited, the Ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, gyms, recreational centers, and swimming pools remain closed, however, gyms and swimming pools in hotels are allowed to operate for accommodated guests with COVID-19 negative test results.

“The mentioned individual and outdoor sports are allowed at the Amahoro Stadium’s surrounding from 6AM to 6PM in respect to the related preventive measures,” the communique signed by the Sports Minister, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, said.

Districts with stadium facilities are allowed to use them for the above-mentioned individual sports granting access to their citizens.

They are however requested to issue stadium access guidelines and enforce compliance to preventive measures during practice hours.

National Teams, Clubs preparing and participating in international competitions are allowed to train and prepare under special authorization requested to the Ministry of Sports after submission and approval of proposed COVID-19 preventive guidelines to comply to during training.

“Wearing a face mask before and after the exercise session is a must. Hand sanitizers must be carried all the time during outdoor sports and physical exercises and be used whenever necessary;” the Ministry warned.

It also insisted that there must be strict respect of social distancing of at least two meters between individuals in outdoor physical exercises and each individual is strictly requested to have their own sports equipment and avoid sharing or side placing with others.

Individuals with symptoms such as flu, cold, fever, cough, sneezing, headache are not allowed to practice sports or physical exercises in public but rather consult health services.


Will Mbappe and Rashford Be Future of Football ?



Paul Pogba of Manchester United has declared Marcus Rashford and Kylian Mbappe “the present and the future of football.”

Rashford has become a vital figure for club and country at the age of 23, and has drawn plaudits for his off-field campaigns to help impoverished children as well. 

Mbappe, meanwhile, has emerged as one of the world’s best strikers and won the 2018 World Cup with France alongside Pogba.

Pogba said of the pair: “They’re two big, big, big talents. I think they are so young and so talented.

“They achieved so much for their young age. I think they are the present and the future of football.”

Pogba was also asked the eternal question of which player he would pick between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and declined to offer a preference.

“It’s a nice but trick question as there is no best for me,” the midfielder said. “Two different players. They are two players who both bring joy to watch.

“Any people are going to have their own opinion of them, just two legends. Me, I would just say they are two legends and not one is better than the other one. Just two people that give us football players, or football lovers, joy to watch.”

Pogba was also asked who was the best finisher on United’s squad, and offered a split decision between Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani.

“The best finisher, I think it’s Mason. Yeah, Mason, I would say. And Edi. Yeah, Mason with the feet and Edi with his head,” Pogba said. 

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Manchester City Wins Carabao Cup For Fourth Year in Row



Manchester City won the Carabao Cup for a fourth year in a row after Aymeric Laporte steered them to a 1-0 win over Tottenham in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley.

In a game dominated by City from first to last – their Expected Goals was 3.63 to Tottenham’s 0.06 – the only real surprise was that it took until the 82nd minute for them to get the winner.

The victory took City to a joint-record eighth win in this competition alongside Liverpool – while they also became the second side after the Reds to win this competition for the fourth time in a row.

It was also the first leg secured by Pep Guardiola’s side of a potential treble this season, with the Premier League looking almost sewn up and a Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain to come.

For Spurs, the 13-year wait for a trophy will go on. It is now a sixth-straight loss at Wembley for them in neutral games.

The first half was just wave after wave of City attack as they spurned countless chances to take the lead. Raheem Sterling saw a close-range effort blocked by Eric Dier, Phil Foden saw a shot deflected off Toby Alderweireld and onto the post, while Riyad Mahrez curled one just wide. In total City had 29 touches in Spurs’ box in the first 45 minutes, while Spurs had just one in City’s.

The only real bright spot of the first half for Tottenham – other than somehow managing not to concede – was the threat that Lucas Moura posed to Laporte. The City defender twice hauled down the Brazilian as he beat him on the counter-attack, and was perhaps lucky only to be booked for the second one.

Spurs came out for the second half much more on the front foot and finally tested Zack Steffen in the City goal, as he was forced to tip a Giovani Lo Celso effort from the edge of the box wide of the post.

City grew again as the half went on, though, and Spurs had Hugo Lloris to thank for keeping them on level terms after 74 minutes when he dived low to his right to keep out a bending Mahrez attempt.

Finally, the breakthrough was found with eight minutes to go, as Kevin De Bruyne delivered a perfect free-kick to the far post, where Laporte arrived to head home and send 4,000 City fans into raptures.

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Footballers Some of World’s Most Highly Paid Individuals



Football has attracted a wave of billionaire investors into the game in the past thirty years, making it one of the most extravagant commercial products in existence. 

The rise in TV and advertising revenue, particularly since England’s first tier was rebranded to become the Premier League in 1992, has helped put more money into player’s pockets. 

The game has changed rapidly and significantly, and the fact some of Europe’s top clubs unsuccessfully attempted to create a European Super League earlier this week suggests there’s no end in sight to the exponential economic growth across the game. 

As player salaries continue to rise, it seems that the individuals who are choosing to line the pockets of football’s superstars are seeking for new ways to satisfy their mind-boggling demands. 

But who are the highest earners on the planet and how much do they take home on a weekly basis?

Take a look at the ranking in ascending age order below: 

16: Youssoufa Moukoukou (£6,000-per-week)

17. Jude Bellingham (£52,000-per-week)

18. Ansu Fati (£70,000-per-week)

19. Gabriel Martinelli (£90,000-per-week)

20. Vinicius Junior (£197,000-per-week)

21. Matthijs de Ligt (£214,000-per-week)

22. Kylian Mbappe (£403,000-per-week)

23. Ousmane Dembele (£212,000-per-week)

24. Ben Chilwell (£190,000-per-week)

25. Leroy Sane (£298,000-per-week)

26. Marquinhos (£250,000-per-week)

27. Talisca (£383,000-per-week)

28. Philippe Coutinho (£406,000-per-week)

29. Neymar (£859,000-per-week)

30. Eden Hazard (£407,000-per-week)

31. Gareth Bale (£564,000-per-week)

32. Paulinho (£450,000-per-week)

33. Lionel Messi (Just shy of £4m-per-week) 

34. Luis Suarez (£281,000-per-week)

35. Sergio Ramos (£340,000-per-week)

36. Cristiano Ronaldo (Reportedly in the region of £1m-per-week)

37. Franck Ribery (Just over £100,000-per-week)

38. Pepe Reina (£65,000-per-week)

39. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£187,000-per-week)

40. Rodrigo Tabata (More than £27,000-per-week)

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