Usain Bolt tests positive for covid-19

By Tafadzwa Hove

Jamaican athlete, Usain Bolt has tested positive for covid-19 after attending a birthday party. He celebrated his 34th birthday in his native, Jamaica with a party.

Bolt hosted other sports stars including Raheem Sterling of Manchester City, Leon Bailey as well as other stars.

Nationwide90FM reports that the 100 and 200 – metre world record holder will now be in self-isolation as a result of contracting the deadly virus.

The future looks bright for women’s football

By Tafadzwa Hove

The future for women’s football definitely looks bright and promising, taking a closer look at how the current ongoing women’s world cup is viewed. It has taken such a long time for people finally appreciate women’s football as compared to men’s.

The quarter final game between France and the United States of America (USA) was fully packed to capacity, and the defeaning yells of, ‘ALLEZ LES BLEUS’ and, ‘USA’, could be heard in the stadium. It seemed as if there was no big difference at all compared to men’s. In the past, it was difficult for women’s stadiums to be full as it is in today’s now modern age.

In reality women’s soccer has entered into the new stage, as FIFA says the competition is supposed to reach a total of 1 billion viewers across all platforms worldwide. FIFA also reports that the England – USA game attracted viewers of approximately 8.8 million people.

However, there are still visible imbalances between women and men in terms of the money they get at the World Cup tournament. The winners of the 2019 women’s world cup will win US$4 million, while the winners of the 2018 men’s world cup – France scooped up US$38 million. That’s almost 10 times the amount given to men compared to women who are doing precisely the same job.

More international misery for Messi

By Tafadzwa

Argentina and Barcelona FC forward ‘s dreams of holding an international trophy came to an end after Argentina were thrashed 2-0 by Brazil in the Copa America competition.

The win has made a way for Brazil to qualify for their first Copa America final since they last won it in 2007. At the same time, Argentina ‘s hopes of going into the finals were shattered as they have waited since 1993 to win silverware.

Goals which came from Gabriel Jesus ‘ 19 and Roberto Firmino ‘ 71 eliminated Brazil from the competition.

However, looking closely at statistics, Messi really played brilliantly even though his side failed to win anything in the 2019 Copa America competition . Messi created a lot of chances,hit the ball off post, with little help from his teammates.

Lionel Messi for Argentina at the Copa America 2019

*Most take-ons completed (20)

*Most shots (16)

*Most fouls won (15)

*Most chances created (9)

The Barcelona star may be one of the greatest footballers who has never managed to get hold of his first trophy with Argentina after 9 times of trying, but all in vain.

Brazil are either facing Chile or Peru on Sunday, who are yet to play together.

Neymar consoles Suarez after Uruguay – Peru blunder

By Tafadzwa Hove

Neymar Jr has consoled Uruguay striker penalty blunder in the Uruguay – Peru match. Neymar, who is Suarez ‘s former club team-mate, offered words of support to him when he wrote on Instagram story, “Get up, You are very great brother. I love you friend.”

Suarez missed a crucial penalty shootout as Uruguay was eliminated from the Copa America competition by Peru. Peru won by 5-4 against Uruguay on penalties. Suarez exited the field in tears as Uruguay were knocked out of the competition.

His penalty turned out to be the only missed penalty in the entire shootout which led Uruguay to be eliminated from the Copa America at the quarter finals stage.