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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    Nwakali, Chukwueze, players future and the temptation of money

Nwakali, Chukwueze, players future and the temptation of money

Kelechi Nwakali, Most Valuable player at the 2015 World U-17 championship in Chile and Samuel Chukwueze, are wanted by big clubs. This is not something new to Nigerians as youngsters who excel in continental and world championships as they get offers from clubs - big and small. Kabiru Akinsola in 2007; Haruna Lukman same year, Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Osimhen to mention [...]

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    Guardiola apologises to ‘Pellegrini, Van Gaal and Hiddink’ for causing tension

Guardiola apologises to ‘Pellegrini, Van Gaal and Hiddink’ for causing tension

Pep Guardiola has apologised for the row he created in the English football sphere earlier in the month after he declared the Queen’s land as his next coaching destination. Guardiola amicably agreed to part ways with Bayern Munich at the end of the season by not renewing his three-year contract and the German club announced Carlo Ancelotti as his replacement. His announcement [...]

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    Super Eagles stars avoid each other in FA Cup fourth round

Super Eagles stars avoid each other in FA Cup fourth round

The FA Cup fourth Round draw was held on Monday night with teams having Nigerians in their line up avoiding each other in the round of 16 games. Odion Ighalo's Watford are paired with Nottingham Forest while Manchester City with Kelechi Iheanacho in their line-up will face one of Wycombe Wanderers or Aston Villa. Champions of 2009, Chelsea who have John Obi [...]

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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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Nigeria beat Ivory Coast 1-0 in international friendly

The Super Eagles team B defeated the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire 1-0 in their last pre-tournament friendly on Monday. The team which kicks off its CHAN 2016 Group C challenge against Niger on January 18 took the lead just at the stroke of half-time via an Ifeanyi Matthew goal in the 45th minute. Matthew had come close to scoring from a close [...]

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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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Okocha drums support for coach Sunday Oliseh

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha has asked Nigerians to support his "friend and colleague," Sunday Oliseh in his attempt to take the country back to the top. Nigeria is currently ranked 66th in the world and 14th in Africa, a far cry from what it was when the then players won the Nations Cup for the country in 1994. Oliseh stands [...]

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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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FA Cup: Ighalo, Mikel, Iheanacho advance to 4th round

English football was lit by third round matches of the FA Cup between Friday and Sunday with expected results at some venues and others, shocking outcomes. For Nigerian players whose clubs were in action, it was a taste of mixed satisfactions - some sat on the bench for full 90 minutes as their team earned the vital wins that would see [...]

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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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Nigerian coaches can now apply to coach China’s national team

The football federation of China (CFF), has advertised a job vacancy for interested candidates around the world, including Nigeria coaches, to manage their senior men national football team. The country recently sacked Frenchman, Alian Perrin, following series of poor performances in the Asian qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The job specifications posted on the association's website, and written in Mandarin [...]

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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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