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Wuhan fans ‘can’t sleep’ ahead of attending first match since virus

Fans of Wuhan Zall, the Chinese football club from the epicentre of the coronavirus, will Sunday attend their first match since lockdown — and were so excited they could not sleep.

For some, like Gao Yajun, it is the first time they have left the central Chinese city of Wuhan since the coronavirus emerged there late last year.

The 42-year-old is a Wuhan Zall fanatic who has her nails painted in the club’s orange colours, an orange streak in her hair and a face mask with the team’s fiery emblem.

“I don’t think I can fall asleep tonight, we couldn’t even get to sleep last night because we were so excited,” Gao said on the eve of the Chinese Super League (CSL) clash against title contenders Beijing Guoan in Suzhou, near Shanghai.

“I saw that everyone else was awake too, chatting in the (online) group, and they all said they

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  • September 6, 2020