- Eliaquim Mangala is the latest high-profile footballer to have contracted the deadly Coronavirus
- The Valencia defender joins five players and staffs of the club who have tested positive
- Ezequiel Garay is the first La Liga player to be affected and he made an announcement on social media
Eliaquim Mangala is among five Valencia players and coaches who have tested positive to the deadly coronavirus, cited on Sky Sports.
Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay announced on his social media handle to become the first La Liga player to have tested positive to the virus.
Former Man City star Mangala and other members of the Spanish club have been put into isolation.
The Frenchman has confirmed that he tested positive: "I knew today that I am coronavirus positive.
"I'm feeling good and I have no symptoms associated with the virus. However, I am confined in house and separated from my family.
"I learned that we can carry the virus without having symptoms, that's why I recommend everyone to follow the confinement measures and avoid contact with other people, as much as possible, even if you feel well."
Mangala's former club Man City sent their best wishes to their former defender on their social media handle.
"Everyone at Manchester City wishes you a speedy recovery, Eliaquim."
Legit.ng had earlier had reported that Jan Vertonghen's family were held captive at knifepoint by four armed men during Tottenham's Champions League clash with Leipzig in Germany, cited on BBC.
The robbers forced their way into his home wearing balaclavas with his wife and two children inside the house, as they carted away with valuables.
Police confirmed men wearing balaclavas forced their way into the house while his wife and children were inside.
In the other news, Legit.ng also reported that Mike Tyson once called Floyd Mayweather a joker after he said he was better than the great Muhammad Ali, cited on Sport Bible.
The Money Man once claimed he was the greatest fighter that graced the sport, rating himself higher than the likes of Ali and Tyson.
But Tyson has hit back at Mayweather in a brutal manner claiming he was delusional with his comparisons with Ali.
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