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Nigerian players to watch as Spanish La Liga announces possible resumption date

Spanish La Liga

Super Eagles quintet of Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Ogenekaro Etebo, Ramon Azeez, and Samuel Chukwueze are set to resume football as Spanish Prime Minister announced date for the resumption of La Liga.

Spain’s La Liga has officially been given permission to resume in June, and we may be less than a month from seeing Super Eagles players take to the pitch to represent their respective clubs.

Saturday, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said La Liga can return as early as June 8.

However, the expectation is for the league to target June 12 or June 19 for action to officially resume, pending an official announcement from La Liga President Javier Tebas.

Tebas has counted the economic repercussion of canceling the league amidst the eventual resumption of the German Bundesliga.

“If we are looking at the economic impact, including the money we would get from European competitions, the revenue Spanish clubs would miss out on if we don’t get back playing again is €1 billion.

“If we do get playing but without spectators, it would be 300 million,” Tebas said in an interview in April.

“Even if we get back to playing with spectators, the damage this situation has already caused would be €150 million.”

He added that La Liga teams have played 27 games so far, with each team having 11 games remaining to complete the 2019-20 campaign.


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