Remi Sulola

    Nwakali, Awoniyi lead U23 Eagles in quest for Olympic ticket

Nwakali, Awoniyi lead U23 Eagles in quest for Olympic ticket

Imama Amapakabo, head coach of the Olympic Eagles, has named Kelechi Nwakali, Taiwo Awoniyi and nineteen others to defend the U23 Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt.Captain Azubuike Okechukwu, Anthony Izuchukwu, Sincere Seth, Olisah Ndah, Muyiwa Olabiran, Ndifreke Effiong, and Orji Okwonkwo also made the final list.Nigeria, champions of the second edition of the competition in Senegal four years [...]

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    Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Captain Ahmed Musa is back after injury as Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, named the twenty-three players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho in November.Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been called for the first time since the 2019 AFCON in Egypt as first choice as Francis Uzoho is out for several months [...]

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    U17 WC: Eaglets beat Ecuador to reach round of 16

U17 WC: Eaglets beat Ecuador to reach round of 16

Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on Tuesday maintained their brilliant start at the ongoing 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil, beating Ecuador 3-2 to reach the round of 16.Ibrahim Sa'id's hat-trick ensured that Nigeria became the first nation to secure a spot in the round of 16 after the Eaglets 4-2 win over Hungary on Sunday night.Sa’id put Nigeria in front after only [...]

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    ICPC arrests AFN secretary-general over ‘$130,000 fraud’

ICPC arrests AFN secretary-general over ‘$130,000 fraud’

Amaechi Akawu, secretary-general of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).The agency arrested Akawu for allegedly misappropriating $130,000 belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).The global body was supposed to send $15,000 to Nigeria but mistakenly sent $150,000.After several efforts to recover the money, it threatened to [...]

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    Akpeyi, Abdullahi, Ndidi…TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Abdullahi, Ndidi…TheCable’s team of the week

Some Super Eagles players have made our team of the week due to their outstanding performance in a weekend of Premier League goal scoring breaking record.The Golden Eaglets exciting comeback at the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil and some fabulous goals scored by Nigerian players across the globe also made TheCable's team of the week.Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs)The [...]

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    Golden Eaglets lash Hungary in U17 FIFA World Cup comeback win

Golden Eaglets lash Hungary in U17 FIFA World Cup comeback win

The Golden Eaglets started their campaign for a sixth U17 FIFA World Cup title with a dramatic comeback in the first group B game against Hungary on Saturday night.The Manu Garba boys netted three late goals to come charging back to beat Hungary 4-2 to reinforce the favourite tag given to them ahead of the 2019 edition of the youth [...]

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    NFF partners QIX to reward football fans

NFF partners QIX to reward football fans

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed a marketing partnership with QIXVille Limited as the fan engagement partner of the federation.The exclusive distributor of QIX for Nigeria joins NFF's other global brands such as Coca-Cola, Adidas, Guinness and Cadbury.The partnership is confirming and accelerating QIXVille's international expansion in sports marketing with effective market launches in Mexico and South Africa already completed [...]

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    Ighalo, Alimi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Ighalo, Alimi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

It was another exciting weekend across the globe as club football continued in Europe after a short international break.TheCable selects the best XI of Nigerian players in action across the globe.Odion Ighalo and Sikiru Alimi lead the attack which has Manu Garba, Golden Eaglets' gaffer, as its coach.The team also include Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Daniel Akpeyi and Semi Ajayi.Daniel [...]

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    Dare to AFN panel: Unravel Nigeria’s lackluster performance at 2019 WAC

Dare to AFN panel: Unravel Nigeria’s lackluster performance at 2019 WAC

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development has called on the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) committee to unravel the facts, figures and falsehoods of the lackluster performance of the nation at the just concluded 2019 championship in Doha.The eight man committee inauguration took place on Monday at the minister's conference room at Moshood Abiola stadium, Abuja.Dare said it [...]

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    REVEALED: West Ham goalkeeper makes Nigeria’s 21-man list for U-17 World Cup

REVEALED: West Ham goalkeeper makes Nigeria’s 21-man list for U-17 World Cup

English Premier League goalkeepers from West Ham United and Bournemouth Football Club will be keeping the shots as Manu Garba lists his 21-man final list for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, TheCable can report.The goalkeepers are Jinadu Daniel (picture) and Oluwabusola Joseph.The Eaglets, who made a return to the biennial international men's youth football championship, will be led by Samson [...]

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    The 2020 Olympics is not a trial event, Dare tells federations

The 2020 Olympics is not a trial event, Dare tells federations

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has challenged various national sports federations (NSF) to begin early preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games.The minister, however, assured that early preparation for the Olympiad would make a big difference between success and failure.Dare said this in a meeting with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games federations presidents, technical directors, secretaries, [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I ignore food when I fail to score goals, says Nigeria’s Tayo Saliu

INTERVIEW: I ignore food when I fail to score goals, says Nigeria’s Tayo Saliu

Tayo Saliu, a Nigerian footballer who plies his trade with Malmo FC, Swedish club side, says he rejects food when he does not score during any match he plays in.In an interview with TheCable, Saliu, who is yet to put on the country's jersey, opened up on his journey from the nation's league and why he is called "the lion".The beast, [...]

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    Aderonke Bello, Nigerian journalist, selected for global sports mentoring programme

Aderonke Bello, Nigerian journalist, selected for global sports mentoring programme

Aderonke Bello, a Nigerian journalist and gender advocate, has been selected to attend the 2019 Department of State Global Sports Mentoring Programme (GSMP).The programme, which is a partnership between the Department of State, espnW, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Sport, Peace and Society will run from October 10 to November 19, 2019.The GSMP is an international leadership development [...]

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    Like Kipchoge, Kosgei breaks Radcliff’s 16-year-old women’s marathon record

Like Kipchoge, Kosgei breaks Radcliff’s 16-year-old women’s marathon record

Like compatriot, Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya's Brigid Kosgei has broken Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old women's marathon world record.She defended her Chicago title after completing a sensational weekend of road running, winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:14:04 on Sunday.Radcliffe record of two hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds was set at the London Marathon in 2003.Kosgei’s run came over 24 [...]

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    Aribo scores as Super Eagles play out 1-1 draw with Brazil

Aribo scores as Super Eagles play out 1-1 draw with Brazil

Super Eagles of Nigeria held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in an international friend game at the Singapore national stadium, Kallang on Sunday.The Eagles endured early time of pressure from the Brazilian side with their 4-3-3 formation.Gernot Rohr’s side had finished third at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, losing in the semi-finals to Algeria, who went on to beat [...]

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    Kenya’s Kipchoge becomes first runner to complete marathon under two hours

Kenya’s Kipchoge becomes first runner to complete marathon under two hours

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first distance runner to successfully complete a sub two-hour marathon on Saturday.Kipchoge achieved this historic feat in the 42.2km race at Prater park in the Austrian capital of Vienna, in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds.He was guided by rotating 41-one man teams of pacemakers, many of whom are world class runners, and by [...]

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