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Man Utd Will Not Sign Unvaccinated Players : Manager, Ralf Ragnick Suggests

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Manager of Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick has hinted that the club will not sign unvaccinated players, claiming there are fears unjabbed players could miss games.

Last week, the Premier League revealed that 16 per cent of players are yet to receive any form of vaccination against the coronavirus, with Covid and especially the new variant spreading in players dressing rooms across the country.

The recent surge in cases has triggered debate as to whether clubs will sign unvaccinated stars, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp saying he would not sign anyone who refuses to be jabbed.

The last two weeks United have been hit by a Covid outbreak of their own, resulting in the postponements of their games against Brentford and Brighton, and interim boss Rangnick has shared Klopp’s concerns ahead of the January transfer window, where he hopes to sign players to his squad.

‘Yes, I think it could be a consideration and I fully understand what Jurgen said but it also depends if you want to sign a player and risk him not being available,’ he said via The Telegraph.

‘This is an issue the clubs seriously have to think about. If you sign a player knowing from the very first day that he has not been vaccinated, you have to be aware that he might not be available – not only for 10 days, but this could happen regularly in Covid times.’

Rangnick cited Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich as an example of the effects of ‘long Covid’. The German midfielder has expressed regret at not taking the vaccine sooner after he was ruled out until January due to lingering effects of the illness.

Minor lung issues have meant that Kimmich has not played since early November and Rangnick said the episode is a reason to convince players to get the jab.

‘You had the example of Joshua Kimmich, who was extremely hesitant at the beginning and I think in the meantime he has realised it might be a good idea to get vaccinated,’ Rangnick added.

‘He caught Covid, he still has some problems with his lungs. Hopefully, he’ll be back after Christmas, in the new year, at full strength and can play again for Bayern Munich.

‘I think this is an issue where of course everybody can and should have his free will but I think in football, especially at this level we are playing at, we need to try to convince our players to get vaccinated.’

The German insisted that United’s vaccination rate is above the Premier League average.

‘To be honest, I don’t know which of our players have had two or three vaccinations. This is a question that only our medical department could answer but I know from our medical department that our ratio of vaccinated players is above the average of the Premier League.’

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Milovan Rajevac To Receive In Excess Of $270,000 As Severance Package After Sack : Breakdown

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Milovan Rajevac will receive in excess of $270,000 as a severance package following the termination of his contract by the Ghana Football Association.

The GFA in a statement dated Friday, January 21, 2022, sacked the Serbian coach on the back of the shambolic performance of the Black Stars at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Milovan was appointed right after Coach CK Akonnor was sacked and he was tasked to qualify the Black Stars to the World Cup and to win the AFCON.

Milovan Rajevac to receive in excess of $270,000 as severance package after sack 

Milovan was placed on a monthly salary of $30,000.

Therefore, following his sack just three months into his appointment, Milovan Rajecvac has asked for his full salary for the remaining nine months to be paid to him.

That will amount to $270,000 in severance package to Milovan Rajevac.

Sports Journalist Gary al-Smith in explaining the rationale behind the decision of the FA and the Ministry to sack Milovan said the government felt it was the right decision to make as they work to restore the glory of the national team.

Milovan rejected a three-month compensation and the government accepted to pay the full $270,000 severance package after relieving Milovan Rajevac of his position as the head coach of the Black Stars.

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Bogoso Explosion: “My Son Went To Film The Blast But Never Returned” : Bereaved Mother Cries In Video

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Many Ghanaians were left in a state of shock on Thursday after an explosion in Apeatse near Bogoso in the Western Region.

The explosion near Bogoso killed 13 people and severely injured 59 others. One of the victims was a 15-month-old baby.

According to police, the incident occurred as a result of a collision between a vehicle carrying mining explosives, a motorcycle, and another vehicle. Many residents have been displaced as a result of the blast, which leveled their homes.

Ama Adomaa, a resident, said she lost one of her six children in the horrific incident.

According to Adomaa, her 21-year-old son, Justice, went to the scene after hearing the explosion and returned to warn her.

She claimed that after fleeing to a nearby bush with her mother, her son returned to the scene to film the incident.

Justice, on the other hand, was killed when the explosives in the truck detonated.

“I was sleeping at 11 a.m. when my son, Justice, rushed in and said, ‘Mum, wake up, something serious has happened.’ I stood up right away. When I saw smoke, I assumed the fire would completely destroy our home. I took my mother with me and went into the bush.

My son had returned to the scene to film the explosion, unbeknownst to me. “My 21-year-old son is no longer alive,” she told JoyNews correspondent Ina Thalia Quansah.

Ama Adoma is one of those who have been uprooted. She stated that the family sought refuge in a nearby bush.

“The fire completely destroyed both our old and new unfinished residences.” So we slept in the bush all night until morning.”

She is one of many affected families who rely on government assistance to survive.

“We’d appreciate it if the authorities could assist us. We are in pain. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence,” she said.

Meanwhile, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that plans are being made to build temporary housing facilities for all displaced residents of Bogoso-Appiatse.

He stated that the government has enlisted the assistance of the State Housing Corporation and mining companies in the area to provide an immediate safe haven for the stranded community members in the coming days.

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In addition, the Vice President stated that those injured in the explosion will receive the best medical care possible during their treatment.

On Friday, he led a government delegation to assess the state of affairs in the community and delivered the good news.

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Black Stars Head Coach, Milovan Rajevac Sacked

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Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevac, has been sacked, KUBILIVE can report.

The decision was taken following a meeting between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ghana Football Association in the aftermath of Ghana’s group-stage exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations last week.

Rajevac, 67, who returned for a second stint with the Black Stars in September 2021, supervised a disappointing AFCON campaign in Cameroon where Ghana picked up just one point from their three group stage games, finishing bottom of Group C.

The Sports Ministry summoned the GFA to a meeting on Friday, January 21, 2022, in which they directed the country’s football governing body to review the coach’s position because the people of Ghana “have lost confidence in the technical team’s ability to deliver success.”

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