Friday, September 20, 2019

Remi Sulola

    ‘I needed to make Nigeria proud’ — Adekuoroye wins bronze medal at wrestling championship

‘I needed to make Nigeria proud’ — Adekuoroye wins bronze medal at wrestling championship

Barely a day after sealing her place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Odunayo Adekuoroye, Nigerian wrestler, won a bronze medal at the ongoing 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.The 25-year-old wrestler, who had lost in the semi-finals to the eventual champion Risako Kawai of Japan, in the 57 kg category, outclassed Moldova’s Anastasia Nichita 10-0 via technical superiority in the bronze medal match [...]

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    D’Tigers moves up 10 spots on FIBA ranking, retains 1st position in Africa

D’Tigers moves up 10 spots on FIBA ranking, retains 1st position in Africa

D’Tigers, Nigerian men's basketball team, moved ten spots up from 33 to 23 in the latest FIBA world ranking.After emerging the best African team at the just concluded FIBA World Cup in China, D'Tigers also maintained their first spot in the continent, according to FIBA's ranking released on Thursday.The Nigerian basketball team became the first to secure a ticket to the [...]

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    FIFA rankings: Nigeria drops a spot on the globe, remains 3rd in Africa

FIFA rankings: Nigeria drops a spot on the globe, remains 3rd in Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 33 to 34 in FIFA/Coca-Cola world latest rankings.According to the list released on Thursday by the world football body, the Super Eagles also maintained its 3rd position in the continent.The Gernot Rohr-inspired team moved from its August points of 1481 to 1482 in September.In July, the Nigerian national team won the bronze [...]

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    Nigeria’s Adekuoroye seals Olympics spot at wrestling championship in Kazakhstan

Nigeria’s Adekuoroye seals Olympics spot at wrestling championship in Kazakhstan

Odunayo Adekuoroye, a Nigerian wrestler, has gotten a spot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after reaching the semi-finals of the ongoing Senior World Wrestling championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.However, the back-to-back Commonwealth champion lost the semi-final match to Risako Kawai, a Japanese wrestler who is a two-time world and Olympic champion.This means that Adekuoroye will now contest for a bronze [...]

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    Ronaldo: I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi

Ronaldo: I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional football player who also plays for Juventus, says he has to win more Ballon d'Or awards before he retires.This, he said, would ensure he retires as the greatest player of all time; ahead of Lionel Messi, an Argentine footballer who also plays for Barcelona.The Ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by France Football, [...]

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    Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Ahead of the 2019 U17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will take part in the UEFA/CAF World Cup preparation tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.The Eaglets have been placed in the same group (Group A) as Turkey, Senegal and Guatemala for the tournament.The tournament, which is strictly by invitation and a test of the team's form ahead of the [...]

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    Pinnick’s Lagos residence placed under ICPC investigation

Pinnick’s Lagos residence placed under ICPC investigation

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has placed the Lagos residence of Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) under investigation.TheCable understands that officials of the commission placed the house inside Parkview estate in Ikoyi, a highbrow area in Lagos, under investigation because of corruption allegations levelled against Pinnick.Earlier on Friday, the commission had [...]

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    ICPC places NFF VP’s house under investigation over corruption case

ICPC places NFF VP’s house under investigation over corruption case

The Abuja residence of Shehu Dikko, 2nd vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been placed under investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).The house is on River Benue, Maitama, Abuja.According to the ICPC, the investigation is to uncover financial malpractices in the football association, allegedly involving Dikko and other executives.Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, [...]

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    NFF spokesman: Salisu Yusuf’s reinstatement is subject to exco’s decision

NFF spokesman: Salisu Yusuf’s reinstatement is subject to exco’s decision

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that Salisu Yusuf, chief coach of the Super Eagles, has served his one-year suspension for bribery.Ademola Olajire, NFF's director of communications, however, told TheCable that the federation is yet to reinstate Salisu as the chief coach of the Super Eagles because his "reinstatement is subject to decision of the executive committee (exco)"."Salisu reinstatement [...]

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    Rohr loses mum at 97

Rohr loses mum at 97

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has taken to social media to commiserate with Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, who lost his mother to the cold hands of death.Elisabeth Rohr passed away at the age of 97.The country's football authority took to its Twitter page on Thursday to break the sad news."We commiserate with @NGSuperEagles Head coach, Mr Gernot Rohr who just [...]

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    INTERVIEW: My uncle, Thompson Oliha, instrumental to why I chose Nigeria over England, says Solomon-Otabor

INTERVIEW: My uncle, Thompson Oliha, instrumental to why I chose Nigeria over England, says Solomon-Otabor

Viv Efosa Solomon-Otabor, the London-born Nigerian winger, says his uncle, Thompson Oliha, former Super Eagles player, was a big influence in making his decision to want to play for Nigeria instead of his birth country.Solomon-Otabor was born in London to parents originally from Edo state, Nigeria. Victor-Banks Otabor, his father, played for Bendel Insurance, NNPC, and Eagle Oil before moving [...]

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    D’Tigers defeat China, become first to qualify for 2020 Olympics

D’Tigers defeat China, become first to qualify for 2020 Olympics

D'Tigers became the first team to secure a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after defeating China 86-73 points in the last classification game of the 2019 FIBA men's World Cup.The team took the initiative in the second quarter from China who won the first quarter, 21-19 points as they asserted their authority to end the first half, 35-31 [...]

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    19-year-old Bianca Andreescu upsets Serena Williams to first US Open

19-year-old Bianca Andreescu upsets Serena Williams to first US Open

Bianca Andreescu defeated Serena Williams to become the first Canadian to win US Open women's singles final.She clinched the title with a two set win over the 6-time US Open champion, Williams 6-3, 7-5.Williams made her first Grand Slam appearance before the Canadian was born.The second Canadian woman after Eugenie Bouchard to play in a Grand Slam final (Wimbledon 2014).Andreescu [...]

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    ‘The End’ — Samuel Eto’o retires after 22-year playing career

‘The End’ — Samuel Eto’o retires after 22-year playing career

Samuel Fils Eto'o, Cameroon's football legend, has hanged his boots from the game after a 22-year playing career.Eto'o took to his Instagram page to make the announcement on Friday after leaving Qatar SC earlier this year.He is arguably Africa's most decorated player -- a title held in fluid contention with Nigeria's Kanu Nwankwo."The End. Towards a new challenge... thanks to [...]

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    Serena Williams beats Svitolina to reach 10th US Open final

Serena Williams beats Svitolina to reach 10th US Open final

Serena Williams has reached her 10th US Open women's singles final, the most in the "Open Era".Williams saw off fifth seed Elina Svitolina in a two straight set -- 6-3, 6-1 -- to clinch her 101st career victory at the Arthur Ashe stadium in the early hours of Friday morning.With the victory over the world No. 5, she broke the [...]

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    Xenophobia: After Zambia, Madagascar cancels international friendly game against South Africa

Xenophobia: After Zambia, Madagascar cancels international friendly game against South Africa

Madagascar has cancelled the International friendly against South Africa men's national team.Madagascar was a last minute replacement for Zambia, who pulled out as a result of the Xenophobic attacks on other African nationals in South Africa.Madagascar was to take on the Bafana Bafana at the Orlando stadium on Saturday.Bafana Bafana confirmed this development on their official Twitter handle on Thursday.https://twitter.com/bafanabafana/status/1169638087275753472?s=21South [...]

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