Friday, November 16, 2018

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles land in Johannesburg for Bafana Bafana clash

PHOTOS: Super Eagles land in Johannesburg for Bafana Bafana clash

The Super Eagles have arrived in Johannesburg for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The team touched down at OR Tambo International Airport at about 3:30am on Friday.The chartered aircraft which took off from Asaba, Delta, had a stop-over in Luanda, Angola.While in South Africa, the Super Eagles will lodge at Park Hotel, Sandton.[...]

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    Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… TheCable’s team of the week

Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are;Daniel AkpeyiAgainst Kaizer Chiefs, Akpeyi was brilliant and succeeded in keeping a clean sheet.Kenneth OmeruoOmeruo appears to have finally found his bearing in Spain. He was rock solid for Leganes against Girona.John OguThe versatile Ogu [...]

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    Esperance emerge CAF Champions League winners

Esperance emerge CAF Champions League winners

An unstoppable Esperance defeated Al Ahly 3-0 to win the 2018 CAF Champions League final at the Stade Olympique de Rades on Friday.The first leg ended 3-1 in favour of Al Ahly and the Egyptian side were favoured to win the title.But Esperance proved their mettle to win 3-0 in the return leg and earned a 4-3 aggregate victory over [...]

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    D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive Lomé for FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive Lomé for FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

The Nigerian men and women's national teams arrived in Lomé, Togo on Thursday for the 2018 FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup.The men’s team captained by Azouma Dike is made up of Abdul Yahaya, Lucky Subel and Godwin David, all plying their trade with Kano Pillars.Still buzzing from their fairytale run at the FIBA Women’s World Cup, D’Tigress' 3x3 team will hope [...]

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    Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Odion Ighalo says he will be out for four weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai's 2-2 draw in the Chinese Super League on Wednesday.Ighalo said he is sad to miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The striker, however, said he has accepted his fate."I pulled my hamstring," Ighalo told TheCable. "I am [...]

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    S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

Gernot Rohr has called up Henry Onyekuru as a replacement for injured Odion Ighalo ahead of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  disclosed this on its Twitter handle on Thursday.The tweet read: "[email protected] replaces injured @ighalojude for game against South Africa. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #Afcon2019Q"https://twitter.com/thenff/status/1060375540891312128?s=21Onyekuru returned to action last weekend for his Turkish [...]

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    FULL LIST: Falcons coach names final squad for Women’s AFCON

FULL LIST: Falcons coach names final squad for Women’s AFCON

Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons coach, has released a list of 21 players who will fly Nigeria’s flag at the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The championship starts next week, with cup holders, Nigeria, facing South Africa, Zambia and Kenya in Group B.The eight-time African champions, currently in Ivory Coast, will depart for Ghana on November 14.Nigeria will play South [...]

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    Ighalo to miss AFCON clash against S’Africa

Ighalo to miss AFCON clash against S’Africa

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.Ighalo sustained a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai's game against Tianjin Quianjian on Wednesday.The five-goal hero in the two-legged AFCON qualification games against Libya in October was stretchered off the pitch in the 16th minute.Ighalo disclosed to TheCable that it's [...]

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    CAF unveils category list for 2018 Awards

CAF unveils category list for 2018 Awards

The Confederation of African Football has unveiled 11 categories for the 2018 CAF Awards.In a statement on Monday, CAF revealed the categories for both individual and collective awards.Nominees will be selected based on their performance from February 2018 to November 2018."The winners for the African Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year will be decided by the [...]

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    Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Francis Uzoho, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.Uzoho, who featured in Elche's 5-1 loss to Cadiz on Sunday, fractured his seventh costal arch.According to Elche, Uzoho was ruled out for four weeks after a radiological test was carried out on him at the Tesla clinic in Spain."The player suffers [...]

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    Dennerby prunes Super Falcons squad to 23 ahead of Women’s AFCON

Dennerby prunes Super Falcons squad to 23 ahead of Women’s AFCON

Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons head coach, has pruned his squad to 23 players ahead of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.The gaffer had earlier invited 48 players to the Lagos camp and is expected to name a final squad of 21 players before the tournament kicks off.The team will on Tuesday head to Ivory Coast where they will spend eight days [...]

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    Brazilian, Rafael Everton, named new coach of Akwa United

Brazilian, Rafael Everton, named new coach of Akwa United

Rafael Everton, a Brazilian, has been unveiled as the new coach of Akwa United.The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side signed a one-year contract with Everton on Monday.The former FC Ifeanyi Ubah gaffer replaced Abdu Maikaba, who is now the manager of Plateau United.Everton, who led FC Ifeanyi Ubah to the 2016 Federation Cup trophy, also had a short stint with [...]

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    Moses has to improve to get into Chelsea squad, says Sarri

Moses has to improve to get into Chelsea squad, says Sarri

Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea manager, says Victor Moses needs to improve to get into his squad.The Nigerian star, 27, was a first-team regular at Stamford Bridge under previous manager Antonio Conte but since the summer arrival of Sarri, he has found himself spending more time on the bench."Moses is more suitable to play like a wing-back, rather than like a winger or a [...]

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    Al Ahly grab first leg advantage against Esperance in CAF CL final

Al Ahly grab first leg advantage against Esperance in CAF CL final

Al Ahly SC sealed a first leg victory against rivals Esperance de Tunis in the CAF Champions League final on Friday.The Egyptian Premier League champions won 3-1 at the Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria.Nigeria international Junior Oluwafemi Ajayi was left out of the game due to injury.In the 34th minute, Walid Soliman scored from the penalty spot to give the hosts [...]

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    Bala Nikyu is new coach of Nasarawa United

Bala Nikyu is new coach of Nasarawa United

Former Niger Tornadoes boss, Bala Nikyu, has agreed to be the head coach of Nasarawa United.A source in the club told TheCable that the deal hasn't been made official by the management of Solid Miners.But feelers from the team's camp suggest that he has agreed to a one-year deal.The former Wikki Tourists and Katsina United coach returns to the familiar [...]

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    FIFA bans Kwesi Nyantakyi for life

FIFA bans Kwesi Nyantakyi for life

FIFA has banned Kwesi Nyantakyi, former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), from all football-related activities.The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA found Nyantakyi guilty of violating Article 19 (conflict of interest), Article 21 (bribery and corruption) and Article 22 (commission) of the FIFA code of ethics.The former FIFA council was on June 8 suspended from football-related activities while under investigation [...]

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