Remi Sulola

    Okon, Ogoh named new coaches of D’Tigers, Shomala for D’Tigress

Okon, Ogoh named new coaches of D’Tigers, Shomala for D’Tigress

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced changes to the coaching crew of the senior men and women's national teams.According to a statement made available to TheCable, Afolabi Oni, the federation's spokesperson, said the decision was taken following the review of the national teams' recent activities.Dominic Okon(pictured) and Ogoh Odaudu have been appointed as D'Tigers coaches. They will replace Abdulrahman [...]

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    Nigerian players suffer first round exit at Chamberlain Squash Open

Nigerian players suffer first round exit at Chamberlain Squash Open

Nigerian players have failed to qualify for the quarter-final stage of the Chamberlain Squash Open in Lagos.In both women and men's category, Egypt defeated Nigeria to sail through to the quarter-final on Wednesday.Babatunde Ajagbe, Nigeria's number one squash player, was beaten by Egypt's Mohammed Reda in a three-game set of 11-6, 12-11, 11-4.Yemisi Olatunji, women's defending champion, was defeated 11-9, [...]

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    Enyimba, Akwa United held at home as Yobe pip MFM

Enyimba, Akwa United held at home as Yobe pip MFM

It was all smiles for FC Ifeanyi Ubah in their rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game against Enyimba on Wednesday.The Nnewi-based side showed up at the UJ Esuene Stadium in high spirits and fought hard for a 1-1 draw.Seka Pascal and Ibrahim Mustapha scored for the two sides in the oriental derby.Elsewhere on Wednesday, Philip Asuquo netted the only [...]

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    Again, Nigerian referees overlooked by FIFA

Again, Nigerian referees overlooked by FIFA

Nigeria referees failed to make the cut for the 2018 FIFA U20 women's World Cup in France.FIFA Referees Committee in a statement on Wednesday said 15 referees and 30 assistants have been shortlisted for the U20 women's World Cup.The list, however, has two referees and four assistants from Africa.The African referees are Lidya Tafesse Abebe of Ethiopia and Zambian Gladys Lengwe.Bernadetta Kwimbira [...]

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    I can still play football, says Wenger

I can still play football, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger says he has no plan to quit football and that he's still in good enough shape to play the game.Wenger, 68, says he regularly takes part in staff-only games on the training ground.He made this known on Tuesday at a press conference held ahead of Arsenal's clash against Leicester City.Wenger said when he leaves at the end of [...]

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    Ebere, Oluehi among 26 Falcons invited for Gambia game

Ebere, Oluehi among 26 Falcons invited for Gambia game

Thomas Dennerby, head coach of Super Falcons, has called up 26 players, including Ngozi Ebere, to resume camp in Abuja.The Super Falcons camp for the 2018 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Gambia opens on Thursday.The first phase will hold between May 10 and 12 with the second phase taking place from May 17 to 22 and the third [...]

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    Olatunbosun, Nwani, Ashadi… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Olatunbosun, Nwani, Ashadi… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

As is the case every other week, the performances of some players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) trump others.Here are the players who made TheCable’s team of the week.Uche OkaforThe goalkeeper filled in for Joshua Enaholo in the 0-0 draw with Rivers United. He earned his team a crucial point by keeping a clean sheet.Ifeanyi NwekeThe [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Musa nets brace as Iwobi, Moses shine in London

Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Musa nets brace as Iwobi, Moses shine in London

The past weekend was packed with highs and lows for Nigerian football players in several leagues across the world.Some players scored important goals and played key roles for their clubs but for a few others, it was a weekend of inaction.TheCable takes you on a voyage around the top leagues across the world to see how Nigerian players fared.BelgiumPeter Olayinka [...]

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    Enyimba humble Djoliba in CAF Confederation Cup opener

Enyimba humble Djoliba in CAF Confederation Cup opener

Enyimba's CAF Confederation Cup campaign started on an impressive note as they beat Djoliba 2-0 in the group opener on Sunday.Djoliba survived the early pressure, with goalkeeper Adama Keita called into the action on numerous occasions.The hosts grew stronger as the half went on and although they created good openings, Freedom Omofoman, Abdulrahman Bashir and Joseph Osadiaye failed to convert.Mohammed [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: MFM thrash Tornadoes as Kwara United continue resurgence

NPFL wrap-up: MFM thrash Tornadoes as Kwara United continue resurgence

Nine clubs jostled for points in various match centres on matchday 20 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).This is how they fared.MFM FC 3-0 Niger TornadoesSikiru Olatunbosun headlined MFM FC's 3-0 win over Niger Tornadoes on Sunday.The winger bagged a brace for the Olukoya Boys with substitute Chijioke Akuneto also getting on the scoresheet.Nasarawa United 2-0 El-Kanemi WarriorsNwani Ikechukwu [...]

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    NTTF seals three-year kit deal for national teams

NTTF seals three-year kit deal for national teams

Gewo, a Germany-based table tennis manufacturing company, will kit Nigeria's national teams to major competitions for the next three years.The deal was sealed in Halmstad, Sweden by Ishaku Tikon, president of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), and Gewo’s representative Florian Wehner.According to a statement made available to TheCable on Sunday, the deal will provide the Nigerian teams ITTF-approved equipment while [...]

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    Ferguson undergoes emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage

Ferguson undergoes emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson, former Manchester United manager, on Saturday underwent an emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage.Manchester United FC confirmed the news with a statement on its website.The legendary Red Devils boss, 76, was taken to Salford Royal Hospital with a police escort after he was initially rushed to Macclesfield District Hospital.Manchester United released the following statement today at 8pm:https://twitter.com/manutd/status/992846759645925376?s=21"Sir Alex [...]

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    Nigeria fails to secure promotion at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria fails to secure promotion at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria’s quest for promotion to the championship division of the ITTF World Team Championships has come to an end.Slovakia on Friday defeated Nigeria, the only African team campaigning in the second division.Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo were beaten by the trio of Lubomir Pistej, Samuel Novota and Wang Yang.Pistej defeated Quadri 3-1 win while Novota beat Abiodun 3-2. Omotayo, [...]

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    Nigeria beats Spain to seal quarter-final place at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria beats Spain to seal quarter-final place at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria had a smooth ride to the quarter-final of the second division at the ITTF World Team Championships.The Nigerian team recorded a 3-1 win over Spain in the last 16 tie played at the Halmstad Arena, Sweden.The trio of Aruna Quadri, Segun Toriola and Bode Abiodun humbled Spaniards Carlos Machado, Alvaro Robles and Jesus Cantero.Nigeria will now meet Slovakia [...]

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    VIDEO: Lars Lagerback sends goodwill message to Eagles ahead of World Cup

VIDEO: Lars Lagerback sends goodwill message to Eagles ahead of World Cup

Lars Lagerback, former Super Eagles technical adviser, has sent a goodwill message to the Nigerian national team ahead of the World Cup.Lagerback managed the Super Eagles to the 2010 FIFA World Cup where the team crashed out in the first round.The Swede said he will watch the Super Eagles' games from his base in Sweden.He said this in a short video [...]

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    Nigeria qualifies for knockout stage of ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria qualifies for knockout stage of ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria bounced back from the loss to Slovakia by defeating Bulgaria and Australia on Wednesday in the men’s second division of ITTF World Team Championships.The trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo beat Bulgaria's Golovanov Stanislav, Alexandrov Teodor and Kodjabashev Denislav to qualify for the knockout stage of the championship.Toriola showed class against Stanislav with an emphatic 11-7, 11-3, [...]

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