Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Macaulay Maduwuba

    Downey Jr. pardoned… 19 years after

Downey Jr. pardoned… 19 years after

Robert Downey Jr has been pardoned for the drugs and weapon offences for which he was convicted in the mid-1990s on Thursday. California governor Jerry Brown signed the 50-year-old’s plea for pardon on evidence "that since his release from custody he has lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character and conducted himself as a law-abiding citizen". The then 31-year-old Downey [...]

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    Oshoala: Not so super 2015 for ‘Superzee’

Oshoala: Not so super 2015 for ‘Superzee’

Asisat Oshoala took the Nigerian football scene by storm in 2014, with the Falconets and the senior national team. Superzee - as she is known by friends and colleagues - helped Falconets to the final of the 2014 U-20 world youth championship in Canada where she emerged top scorer and MVP, and also contributed to the success of the Super Falcons. Oshoala’s goal in [...]

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    Eto’o tells Neymar to ‘train, train and train’

Eto’o tells Neymar to ‘train, train and train’

Samuel Eto’o has tipped Neymar to become the world’s best player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The 34-year-old disclosed this while speaking on ESPN Brazil. Neymar has been shortlisted for the 2015 FIFA footballer of the year alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Eto’o asked the Barcelona star to "train, train and train" if he would finally make his mark as the best. "Neymar has [...]

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    LVG storms out of press briefing at the mention of Mourinho

LVG storms out of press briefing at the mention of Mourinho

Louis Van Gaal stormed out of a media briefing in the UK on Wednesday when a journalist referred to Jose Mourinho during an interactive session. Gary Lineker, former England international, confirmed the incident via his social network. https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/679696499857600513 The Dutchman reportedly stormed out in anger following speculations that he would be replaced by his ‘colleague’ Mourinho, should he fail to succeed during the [...]

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    Ighalo edging closer to quashing Nigeria’s EPL record

Ighalo edging closer to quashing Nigeria’s EPL record

Odion Ighalo has scored 12 goals in 17 games in his first EPL season, bringing him closer to setting a new Nigerian player's goals record. In 1999/2000, Kanu, touted as Nigeria’s best export to the EPL, had his first full EPL season with Arsenal and scored 17 times in 50 appearances in all competitions, with 12 of the goals in 31 league appearances. Having [...]

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    Serena: More honours but not much money

Serena: More honours but not much money

Serena Williams, world number one, was crowned 2015 world champion by ITF on Tuesday. The 34-year-old was also named Sports Illustrated person of the year, fighting off competition from eleven other contenders including Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic, Steph Curry and Lionel Messi. She was one of four women listed amongst eight men for the honour. The 21-time grand slam winner and second leading [...]

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    Top 10 football chiefs indicted for corruption in 2015

Top 10 football chiefs indicted for corruption in 2015

Football administrators around the world have been put on the edge of their seats with the wave of corruption sweeping through the game. In 2015 alone, world and international football chiefs have been involved in different corruption. With the year closing and football matters folding with it, TheCable highlights 10 high football officials affected by the heat. SEPP BLATTER The 79-year-old Swiss football authority [...]

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    Van Gaal awaiting sack after Mourinho agrees 5-year United deal

Van Gaal awaiting sack after Mourinho agrees 5-year United deal

Louis Van Gaal could be sacked in days, following report across western media and would be replaced by Mourinho. The Dutchman awaits his fate which hangs on the boxing day game against Stoke City and possibly a home game against Chelsea two days later. Report suggested that the Glazers, American owners of the club, are awaiting proceedings at the New York Stock exchange, while also suggesting that [...]

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    LMC to pay protesting FC Taraba players

LMC to pay protesting FC Taraba players

League Management Company, LMC, administrator of the Nigerian premier league, has come to the rescue of FC Taraba players. The players have been on protest over unpaid salaries of eleven months,sleeping outside the government house of Taraba state for days. Salisu Abubakar, chief operating officer of the LMC disclosed that they will pay-off the debt owed the players from its coffers and [...]

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Siasia attributes team’s success to discipline

Samson Siasia, coach of the national u-23 team, has attributed the success of the team to discipline. The coach made this known when he addressed young male and female footballers at an ongoing grassroots football tournament holding in Aniocha, Anambra state. He advised the youngsters to stay focused and disciplined as they pursued their career while citing examples of some players in the [...]

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UEFA stands behind Michel Platini over FIFA ban

UEFA, the European football governing body, said on Monday that it is ‘’disappointed’’ with FIFA’s ban on Michel Platini. The Frenchman was banned for eight years on allegations of undocumented ‘’disloyal payment’’ of $1.9mn, received from Sepp Blatter in 2011, which also handed the FIFA president an equal punishment. UEFA said in its statement on Monday that it would support Platini in the [...]

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Team official denies Mikel’s inclusion for Rio Olympics

Mikel Obi has not been named in the Dream Team VI squad to Brazil 2016 Olympics, Timi Ebikagboro, the team's media officer has said. Ebikagboro dissociated Samson Siasia, coach of the team, and other officials from reports which circulated in the media that the Chelsea star has been named in a yet-to-be revealed final list to the games in Brazil. ''Coach Siasia [...]

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    ‘8 years for what?’ asks Blatter who vows to fight ’till the end’

‘8 years for what?’ asks Blatter who vows to fight ’till the end’

Sepp Blatter  has vowed to challenge the sanction imposed on him by the ethics committee of FIFA. Together with Michel Platini, Blatter was banned from all football activities for eight years. The duo were indicted over "conflict of interest, false accounting and non co-operation, with investigators", into the $1.9 million "disloyal payment" in 2011. But addressing the media shortly after the pronouncement was made, [...]

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    Colombian bags Miss Universe crown for 45 seconds

Colombian bags Miss Universe crown for 45 seconds

Ariadna Arevalo, representative of Colombia at the 64th edition of Miss Universe pageant, was mistakenly crowned the winner of the competition instead of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of Philippines. Steve Harvey, American comedian and veteran actor, who anchored the programme, which held in the US city of Las Vegas, apologised after realising his error and the crown was withdrawn from Arevalo and handed [...]

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    FIFA slams 8-year ban on Blatter and Platini

FIFA slams 8-year ban on Blatter and Platini

The ethics committee of FIFA has banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years. The duo had been under a 90-day suspension following allegations of financial misappropriation. The Swiss allegedly wired some money estimated at $1.94 million to Platini, an act which the committee said breached ethics code regarding financial dealings. With the ban taking immediate effect, Blatter, 79, bids goodbye to football, [...]

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    Nigerian players top list of Africans in EPL award

Nigerian players top list of Africans in EPL award

Nigeria ranks fourth as the nation to produce more than one winner of the EPL player of the month and first among African nations. The award is given out to outstanding players on monthly basis in a season by the players association Since 1994 when it incepted as the FA Carling Premiership player of the month till now as the Barclays player [...]

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