Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Maigari faces certificate forgery allegation — one day to NFF election

Maigari faces certificate forgery allegation — one day to NFF election

Aminu Maigari, a contender in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) presidential election, has been accused of certificate forgery.According to a statement signed by Mohammed Sani Katu, chairman of the NFF electoral committee, the clearance issued to Maigari to vie for NFF presidency has been withdrawn and substituted with a "provisional clearance".Katu said there are discrepancies in the certificates submitted by [...]

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    Enyimba will fight for all titles this season, says striker Alalade

Enyimba will fight for all titles this season, says striker Alalade

Wasiu Alalade says Enyimba FC will challenge for all the top prizes this season.The People's Elephants, who have been in impressive form of late, played a goalless draw with Rayon Sports in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final.Speaking with TheCable, the forward shed light on why the team is doing well."It is because of a well defined identity, foresight, strength, work and ambition," [...]

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    D’Tigers qualify for FIBA World Cup — first time since 2006

D’Tigers qualify for FIBA World Cup — first time since 2006

The D'Tigers defeated Central African Republic 114-69 on Saturday to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.Alex Nwora's team was unbeaten 8-0 in the qualifying series en route sealing a place in the World Cup.The victory over CAR is the team's 11th consecutive win.D'Tigers dominated play from start to finish winning all four quarters; 25-20, 26-19, 37-21 and 26-9.The [...]

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    Eaglets beat Ghana via penalties, seal U17 AFCON spot

Eaglets beat Ghana via penalties, seal U17 AFCON spot

The Golden Eaglets on Saturday defeated Ghana’s Black Starlets via penalties in the final of the U17 WAFU zone B qualifying tournament.The pulsating encounter which ended 1-1 after regulation time held at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey.The Starlets shot into the lead in the 54th minute but the Nigerian team equalised minutes later when Akinkunmi Amoo finished brilliantly.Both teams tried hard [...]

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    Mayweather to Pacquiao: I will come out of retirement to fight you

Mayweather to Pacquiao: I will come out of retirement to fight you

Floyd Mayweather, former professional boxer, says he will come out of retirement to face Manny Pacquiao for a rematch in December.The most lucrative pay-per-view boxer in the history of the game made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram on Saturday.https://www.instagram.com/p/BnvdWOphIoe/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=x7uzsy0jh4l7"I'm coming back in December," the American said, adding the caption: "I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this [...]

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    FIFA plans to regulate transfer fees, change player loan rules

FIFA plans to regulate transfer fees, change player loan rules

A FIFA task force has suggested massive changes to transfers after a report found "multiple failings" in the current system.The proposed system will use an algorithm to calculate transfer fees, as well as a luxury tax and a limit on the number of players that can be loaned.According to a FIFA report, the current system has resulted in "various abuses [...]

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    Aiteo Cup: Katsina United must give 150% to win, says coach Biffo

Aiteo Cup: Katsina United must give 150% to win, says coach Biffo

Abdullahi Biffo says Katsina United must be ready to give optimum performance as the 2018 Aiteo Cup resumes.The Changi Boys will face Osun United in round 32 of the tournament on Monday."Nobody can win when they are 50 percent. We have to play at 150 percent to win any match or retain the title," Biffo told TheCable."At our best, we [...]

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    Kanu: Saving 542 lives more important than winning trophies

Kanu: Saving 542 lives more important than winning trophies

Super Eagles legend Kanu Nwankwo says his heart foundation has saved 542 lives since inception in 2000.The former Arsenal star told Guardian UK that it's an achievement bigger than football."We have saved 542. As a footballer, you win trophies and it’s good. But this is so much more," Kanu said."But we keep doing it. This week four patients went to Sudan and we’re [...]

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    Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi in race for NFF presidency

Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi in race for NFF presidency

Amaju Pinnick, Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi and John Okoye are the four candidates vying to lead the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The election into the NFF's executive committee for 2018-2022 will be held in Katsina on September 20.According to a statement released by Ademola Olajire, media director of the federation, the coast is now clear for contestants vying for various positions.Delegates [...]

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    Super Eagles winger, Eduok, hails club’s coach for good form

Super Eagles winger, Eduok, hails club’s coach for good form

Emem Eduok, Super Eagles winger, has attributed his current form to the influence of Kasimpasa coach Kemal Ozdes.The former Dolphins star has been playing well in the Turkish Super League this term, and he's keen on maintaining his present level.“I believe that Kemal Ozdes has something to do with my form,” he told TheCable.“On a personal level I am happy with [...]

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    Nigeria’s football jersey shortlisted for Beazley designs of the year award

Nigeria’s football jersey shortlisted for Beazley designs of the year award

London’s Design Museum has shortlisted the Super Eagles' jersey, launched at the World Cup, for the Beazley designs of the year award.The award is one of the most prestigious honours in the world of design.The green and black wavy jersey was nominated alongside work by Gucci, Burberry, and the costumes from Black Panther.The Super Eagles had a below-par performance in [...]

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    Eaglets through to final of U17 AFCON qualifier

Eaglets through to final of U17 AFCON qualifier

Nigeria's Golden Eaglets beat Niger Republic 2-1 in the semi-final of the U17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying tournament.Akinkunmi Amoo shot Nigeria into the lead in the 43rd minute. Amao almost doubled Nigeria's lead in the 48th minute but saw his effort blocked.Olakunle Oluwasegun doubled Nigeria's lead in the 58th minute.Four minutes into added time, Niger Republic scored a [...]

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    I feel blessed, says Ogu after leading Eagles to win over Weah-captained Liberia

I feel blessed, says Ogu after leading Eagles to win over Weah-captained Liberia

John Ogu, Super Eagles midfielder, says he is happy to have captained the team in Tuesday's international friendly against Liberia.Liberian president, George Oppong Weah, was the captain of the opposing side.Weah, who played for 79 minutes, had his iconic number 14 jersey retired after the game.Goals from Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo spiced up Nigeria's 2-1 victory at the Samuel [...]

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    UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA is set to launch a third European club competition from the 2021-22 season.Andrea Agnelli, European Club Association president, confirmed the development on Tuesday.In his opening address at the ECA biannual meeting, Agnelli said: "Pending approval of the UEFA ExCo, the 'green light' has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of [...]

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    Mane, Salah are only Africans among nominees for FIFPro World 11

Mane, Salah are only Africans among nominees for FIFPro World 11

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are the African representatives among the 55 players nominated for the 2018 FIFA FIFPro World 11.On the list are five goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 strikers.The 2018 FIFPro list includes some familiar names and standout players in the last football season.With 11 players on the list, Real Madrid is the most-represented club.Spain (nine) and [...]

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    Ebube Duru relishes debut Eagles call up, says ‘I’ll never disappoint’

Ebube Duru relishes debut Eagles call up, says ‘I’ll never disappoint’

Ebube Duru, Lobi Stars player, says he is elated with his debut call-up to the Super Eagles.The left-back is among the 18 players invited for the international friendly against Liberia on Tuesday.Duru has been in fine form for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions.He was also impressive for the Super Eagles B team in the 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in [...]

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