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Chelsea’s Senegalese import, Edouard Mendy, will miss Saturday’s Premier League clash against Southampton over a thigh injury.

The Blues manager, Frank Lampard, the goalkeeper will not be available for the match but did not reveal if Kepa Arrizabalaga is in line for a recall.

Mendy has replaced error-prone Kepa as Chelsea’s first choice keeper following his £22 million ($28 million) move from Rennes in September.

The 28-year-old kept his first Chelsea clean-sheet in their win against Crystal Palace before the international break.

Bu Mendy is now facing a short spell on the sidelines following his injury during a Senegal training session last week.

That leaves Lampard to choose Kepa or Willy Caballero to replace Mendy this weekend.

Kepa, the world’s most expensive keeper, was dropped twice by Lampard last season and has not played for Chelsea since his latest costly mistake in the defeat against Liverpool in September.

He did keep a clean-sheet for Spain against Portugal recently, but Lampard will make him wait before learning if he is back in favour.

“Mendy won’t be fit for the match tomorrow. We hope the injury isn’t too long,” Lampard told reporters on Friday.

“I will make that decision myself about the goalkeepers tomorrow.”

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Uganda Establishes First Free Zone at Entebbe Airport

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The government of Uganda through the Uganda Free Zone Authority (UFZA) has finalised plans to establish the first public free zone at Entebbe International Airport. The free zone is projected to boost export-oriented investment in the country.

The project will be implemented by the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) on a five acre piece of land acquired from the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) at the Entebbe International Airport premises.

Under the arrangement, the project targets sectors which include food processing, mineral processing, warehousing, storage and simple assembly, where all operators in the public free zone will process their products for onward export through Entebbe International Airport.

The development of the Public Free Zone projected to cost UGX 48billion will, on completion house seven production units and trade houses such as offices of the Uganda Free Zones Authority, Uganda Revenue Authority, and other government offices to promote enterprise. The Government of Uganda (GoU) has already awarded UGX 12.5 Billion for the first phase of the project.

Speaking at the site handover event, Hez Kimoomi Alinda, the Uganda Free Zones Authority Executive Director, said the project is expected to contribute cargo volumes, create hundreds of direct jobs and significantly improve Uganda’s exports.

“On completion, the project will support increased production quality assurance and value addition to commodities that are widely produced by the masses to improve household incomes, create employment and eliminate poverty as well as improve the value of Uganda’s exports,” he said.

Alinda was speaking while handing over the site for the construction of the Entebbe International Airport Free Zone at which he said they had acquired five acres from the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority for the development and contracted National Enterprise Corporation, the commercial arm of the UPDF for the construction.

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NC Speaks with Ndi Kato on #EndSARS protest

In an interview with NC’s Tolu Adeleru-Balogun, Politician and Gender activist Ndi Kato speaks on the demonstrations in Nigeria against police brutality.

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