Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Remi Sulola

    How Nigerian players abroad fared on New Year’s Day

How Nigerian players abroad fared on New Year’s Day

Several Nigerian players in English football leagues were in action on the first day of 2019.Here is TheCable's wrap-up:Kicking off in England, Alex Iwobi provided an assist for Arsenal in their 4-1 victory over Fulham in the English Premier League. Bukayo Saka replaced Iwobi in the 83rd minute.Wilfred Ndidi played all 90 minutes for Leicester City while teammate Kelechi Iheanacho [...]

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    CAF awards: Salah, Mane among top three as Oshoala, Ordega put Nigeria in the mix

CAF awards: Salah, Mane among top three as Oshoala, Ordega put Nigeria in the mix

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have made the top three of the most prestigious individual prize in African football.A repeat of last year, the trio will be hoping to win the CAF player of the year crown for their exploits in 2018.The winner will be unveiled at the awards gala on January 8 in Dakar, Senegal.Gabonese icon Aubameyang [...]

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    Aiyenugba, Nwankwo, Ayeni… TheCable’s team of the week

Aiyenugba, Nwankwo, Ayeni… 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.Dele AiyenugbaEasily the man of the match. He made a handful of brilliant saves from the Maccabi Ahi Nazareth attackers.William Troost EkongThe former KAA Gent defender used his experience and tradecraft to keep a clean sheet for [...]

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    Human rights group says soldiers didn’t kill innocent citizens in Zamfara

Human rights group says soldiers didn’t kill innocent citizens in Zamfara

The Coalition on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in Nigeria says the Nigerian military did not kill anyone during a riot in Zamfara state last week.Some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara had taken to the street to protest the high rate of insecurity in recent times.There were reports that military personnel shot some of the [...]

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    Lobi Stars to battle Sundowns in CAF Champions League group stage

Lobi Stars to battle Sundowns in CAF Champions League group stage

Lobi Stars have been drawn alongside South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns in Group A of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Champions League.Lobi Stars also have Morocco's Wydad Casablanca and Asec Mimosas of Cote D'Ivoire to contend with in the group.https://twitter.com/caf_online/status/1078706184192966663?s=21The group stage will have each team playing six matches from January 11 to March 17, 2019.The top two sides in [...]

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    Onazi sustains achilles injury, could be out of AFCON

Onazi sustains achilles injury, could be out of AFCON

Trabzonspor FC of Turkey has confirmed that Ogenyi Onazi, Super Eagles midfielder, will undergo surgery for a ruptured Achilles on Monday.Onazi raptured his Achilles in the Turkish side's 4-1 win over Caykur Rizepor on Sunday.“An MRI on the injury sustained by our player Ogenyi Onazi in the game against Çaykur Rizespor has diagnosed him of an Achilles Rupture. Onazi is [...]

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    Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Odion Jude Ighalo says the Super Eagles can make a serious impact at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).A five-goal haul by Ighalo in two games against Libya propelled the Super Eagles to pole position in the AFCON qualification series.Africa’s football governing body, CAF, will name a new host nation in January 2019 after withdrawing the hosting mantle from Cameroon.Commenting [...]

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    Despite FIFA ranking, Pinnick says Falcons are ‘number one in the world’

Despite FIFA ranking, Pinnick says Falcons are ‘number one in the world’

Amaju Pinnick, president, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the Super Falcons are the best women's national team in the world.Although the Falcons retained their top position in Africa, they dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA world ranking.But Pinnick says they are "number one" after surpassing the US and Germany's continental records by winning a ninth Africa [...]

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    Runners from 42 countries sign up for 2019 Access Bank Lagos marathon

Runners from 42 countries sign up for 2019 Access Bank Lagos marathon

Over 4000 runners from 42 countries have registered to participate in the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.Olukayode Thomas, head of communications and media for the marathon, said the figure does not include over 200 professional runners mostly from Asia, Europe, America, Kenya, Ethiopia and other East, Central and South African countries.He said the US has the highest number of [...]

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    Eaglets to battle Tanzania, Algeria, Uganda for World Cup ticket

Eaglets to battle Tanzania, Algeria, Uganda for World Cup ticket

The Golden Eaglets have been drawn in Group A to face Tanzania, Algeria and Uganda at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.The draw was held on Thursday at Mlimani City Conference Centre, Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.The tournament will be held from April 14 to 28, 2019.The semi-finalists will represent the continent at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.The two [...]

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    Super Eagles end 2018 as 44th best team in the world

Super Eagles end 2018 as 44th best team in the world

The Super Eagles ended 2018 as number 44 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.The three-time African champions maintained the fourth spot in Africa.The Teranga Lions of Senegal maintain their number one spot in the continent. Tunisia and Morocco are second and third respectively.Senegal and Tunisia are ranked 23rd and 26th respectively in the world.Belgium also maintained its [...]

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    Anthony Joshua receives OBE from Prince Charles

Anthony Joshua receives OBE from Prince Charles

Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight boxing champion, has been presented with an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to sport.The investiture marks the latest accolade Joshua has collected after he was also given an MBE in 2013.Prince Charles had also awarded Joshua his MBE back in 2013.When the imposing fighter shook hands with [...]

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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Man United caretaker manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Man United caretaker manager

Manchester United has appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club's new interim manager.The club sacked Jose Mourinho on Tuesday after a below-par start to the season.Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Liverpool proved the final straw for United chiefs, with the club trailing their rivals by 19 points after 17 games.Barely 24 hours after letting the 52-year-old Portuguese off, they acted swiftly [...]

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    Mourinho sacked by Man Utd after Liverpool defeat

Mourinho sacked by Man Utd after Liverpool defeat

Manchester United have sacked José Mourinho following their defeat to Liverpool.The Red Devils were beaten 3-1 by their fiercest rivals at Anfield on Sunday.A statement by the club read: "Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect."The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish [...]

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    Uzoho, Omeruo, Ambrose… TheCable’s team of the week

Uzoho, Omeruo, Ambrose… 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.Francis UzohoHe was unafraid to leave his line and made several outstanding saves. Commanding.Kenneth OmeruoAlongside fellow defenders, he held off the hosts with ease. Certainly, the Nigerian had the better of Iago Aspas, beating him in the [...]

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    ‘We came hungry… must we go back hungry?’ — Team Bayelsa protests as NSF ends

‘We came hungry… must we go back hungry?’ — Team Bayelsa protests as NSF ends

As the National Sports Festival (NSF) came to an end on Sunday, athletes representing Bayelsa protested non-payment of allowances.Team Bayelsa finished fifth on the NSF medal table.Representatives of the state carried placards with various inscriptions such as "we are hungry", "we are stranded", "we suffered in Abuja", among others.Before the closing ceremony kicked off, the federal capital territory (FCT) contingent [...]

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