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Sports News of Friday, 22 May 2020


Ghanaian youngster Najeeb Yakubu returns to training with FC Vorksla Poltava

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Ghanaian youngster Najeeb Yakubu and his team mates at FC Vorskla Poltava have returned to training after close to two months absence due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The 20-year old took to his social networks to share photos of his first training with the Ukrainian top flight side on Thursday captioning it "Happy to be back to work".

FC Vorskla's return to training is part of the processes leading to the resumption of the 2019/2020 season in Ukraine and other Eastern European nations.

President of the Ukrainian Association of Football, Andriy Pavelko promised to continue the Ukrainian Premier League matches and that of the Ukrainian Cup.

Pavelko made this promise on his Facebook page while commenting on the decision made by the UEFA executive committee in April.

"The Premier League and the Ukrainian Cup should be played just like all matches of the championships of other European associations should be played.

"This was the position of the UEFA Executive Committee. The winners of national club competitions and participants in European competitions from Ukraine will be determined on the basis of sporting merit - this is the number one priority!

"Only the extension by the government of the decision on the impossibility of holding football competitions or insurmountable economic difficulties can obstruct the completion of the Ukrainian Premier League and the Ukrainian Cup," Pavelko wrote.