Sunday, September 22, 2019

Macaulay Maduwuba

    EPL panel reduces Ighalo’s goals from 14 to 13

EPL panel reduces Ighalo’s goals from 14 to 13

Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo, has seen his goal tally of 14 in the premier league reduced to 13 after one of his goals was ruled out by the Premier League's Goal Accreditation Panel.Sitting on Tuesday, the panel cancelled Ighalo's goal in the 2-2 draw against Chelsea on Boxing Day, meaning his 2015 record of 30 goals shrinks to 29.Ighalo's shot [...]

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    Messi beats Ronaldo to claim fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or

Messi beats Ronaldo to claim fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi has been voted the winner of the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or for the record fifth time.The Argentina international beat competition from Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona teammate, Neymar.Messi's win on Monday night makes him the player with the most wins in the history of football, having won the award in four straight years between 2009 and and [...]

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    Iheanacho sees me as his mentor, says Yaya Toure

Iheanacho sees me as his mentor, says Yaya Toure

Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, believes he is a role model to the younger ones, stating categorically that teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho is one of his mentees.This is coming in the aftermath of his statement condemning the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after failing to win the 2015 African Footballer of the Year award for the fifth time last Thursday.Toure, who, [...]

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    ‘Kidnappers demanded N30m for rescued Ogude’s wife’

‘Kidnappers demanded N30m for rescued Ogude’s wife’

Memunat, wife of Super Eagles star Fegor Ogude, was rescued in the late hours of Sunday with the intervention of the State Security Service, a close source has revealed to TheCable.Peterson Itiowu, the footballer's cousin, told TheCable that security officials encouraged the family to negotiate with the kidnappersbut refrain from making any financial commitment to them.According to him, there were more than [...]

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    Toure ‘will be out’ of Man City if Guardiola becomes new coach

Toure ‘will be out’ of Man City if Guardiola becomes new coach

Yaya Toure who lost the 2015 African Footballer of the year award to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, may lose his place at City if a reunion with Pep Guardiola happens at Manchester City.The pair worked together on a short term between 2008 and 2010, which ended up with the Ivorian being sold to his current club, out of frustration for lack of [...]

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    Flamingoes thrash Namibia 4-0 in World Cup qualifier

Flamingoes thrash Namibia 4-0 in World Cup qualifier

Nigeria's junior women national team, Flamingoes, defeated Namibia 4-0 in a qualifying game for the 2016 FIFA U-17 world cup slated for Jordan.Two goals from the skipper Ajibade Rasheedat and one each from Cynthia Aku and Peace Efih ensured Nigeria travel to Namibia with one leg into the final qualifying stage with a yet-to-be-named team.Rasheedat put Nigeria in the lead [...]

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    Ighalo will be 2016 African footballer of year, says Pinnick

Ighalo will be 2016 African footballer of year, says Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation, is confident the country's sensational striker, Odion Ighalo, will become the next winner of the African Footballer of the year award after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Ighalo was on firing ranks for premier league club, Watford, during the course of last year and emerged the highest goal scorer in the whole of England.Clubs have been [...]

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    Pinnick begs police to rescue Ogude’s abducted wife

Pinnick begs police to rescue Ogude’s abducted wife

Super Eagles of Nigeria star, Fegor Ogude, is disturbed by the disappearance of wife, Maimunat, three days ago; while Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has begged the police for help.Kogi state born Maimunat Ogude was kidnapped on Monday night by gunmen who stormed their home a few hours after the player left the house.The Russian-based player explained that the [...]

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    After losing, Toure brands CAF award ‘pathetic and shameful’

After losing, Toure brands CAF award ‘pathetic and shameful’

Yaya Toure has expressed deep anger on the voters who voted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of him at Thursday's African Football awards Gala.The Ivorian, who had won the award for four consecutive years until yesterday, was expecting to win again after leading Ivory Coast to victory at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.Gabonese, Aubameyang was voted by coaches and technical directors of [...]

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    Ighalo, Mikel missing in 2015 CAF XI list

Ighalo, Mikel missing in 2015 CAF XI list

The Confederation of African football (CAF) released its first 11 players on Thursday at the 2015 Glo-CAF Awards without the names Nigerians must have expected, such as Odion Ighalo and John Obi Mikel.The CAF XI list comprises African footballers who play within and outside the continent, in a 3-4-3 formation.Congolese goalkeeper, Robert Kidiaba Muteba, was named the best goalkeeper on the [...]

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    Wolfsburg is my destination, says Osimhen

Wolfsburg is my destination, says Osimhen

Africa's Youth footballer of the year 2015, Victor Osimhen, has hinted that Wolfsburg will be his destination.At Thursday's Glo-CAF Awards night, the 17-year-old Nigeria international was voted the youngest best footballer to come out of the continent in the past year.Having been reported to be on the verge of agreeing a deal with an English premiership side, Osimhen said that Germany's [...]

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    Osimhen, Etebo win but Aubameyang is African footballer of the year

Osimhen, Etebo win but Aubameyang is African footballer of the year

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon is the 2015 African Footballer of the Year.The 26-year-old Borussia Dortmund forward beat four-time winner, Yaya Toure, to the second position while Ghana's Andre Ayew came third at the awards gala held on Thursday night in Abuja, Nigeria.Aubameyang narrowly won with 143 points, just seven better than the runner-up, Toure, who gathered 136 points while Ayew polled 112 [...]

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    Blatter ends FIFA romance with divorce from ’13-year-old baby’

Blatter ends FIFA romance with divorce from ’13-year-old baby’

Since assuming office in 1998 as FIFA President, Sepp Blatter was always the one to give out the best player award at every gala night.It was a presidential honour he enjoyed for so many years that he could have never imagined that 13 years since he became president of the world football federation, he would be ostracized from the award he brought [...]

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    I’m not sure I can say no to Manchester United, says Ighalo

I’m not sure I can say no to Manchester United, says Ighalo

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has hinted he can only leave Vicarage Road if an offer came from a club like Manchester United.Ighalo has been in superb for Watford since his move from Spanish side, Granada, in 2014, helping them gain promotion to the English Premier league; and the 26-year-old did not stop even with the feat in their pockets.He has [...]

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    Police vow to arrest killers of NFF official

Police vow to arrest killers of NFF official

Wilson Inalegwu, commissioner of Police (CP) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),  has vowed to nab the killers of Ibrahim Abubakar, head of protocol of Nigeria Football Federation.Abubakar was murdered by unknown gunmen who attacked his Abuja residence in the early hours of Wednesday.After inspecting the scene of the incident, the CP said the police would do everything within their [...]

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    Angola holds Nigeria to 1-1 draw

Angola holds Nigeria to 1-1 draw

The Palancas Negras of Angola held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in a CHAN 2016 warm up friendly played  in South Africa on Wednesday.The Coach Sunday Oliseh-led side failed to break through the defence of their opponents in the first 45 minutes, ending the half goalless.The Angolans, who also will be taking part in the African Nations Championship, gave away [...]

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