Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Victor Moses dreams of scoring against Egypt

Victor Moses dreams of scoring against Egypt

Victor Moses, West Ham United winger who is making a return to the Super Eagles after a long injury-occasioned layoff, says he is looking forward to scoring against Egypt."I don't see Egypt as a threat to us," Moses, who has seven goals in 27 Nigeria appearances, told TheCable ahead of the encounter."It's going to be a levelled game. We just need to [...]

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    Iwobi recovers from ‘traveller’s diarrhoea’, returns to team

Iwobi recovers from ‘traveller’s diarrhoea’, returns to team

Alex Iwobi, the Super Eagles' forward, has recovered from a bout of 'traveller's diarrhoea' and has joined up with his teammates ahead of the double-header Nations Cup qualifier against Egypt.Reports had suggested that he suffered from food poisoning and had been hospitalised.Toyin Ibitoye, the spokesperson of the Super Eagles, told TheCable on Tuesday that Iwobi is now hail and hearty after the scare.Traveler's [...]

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    Mikel Obi: Egypt good but we will win

Mikel Obi: Egypt good but we will win

John Obi Mikel, Chelsea and Super Eagles midfield maestro, says the Super Eagles of Nigeria need to play as a unit to get the maximum points in the double header against Egypt.Speaking with TheCable on Tuesday at the media parley after the training session inside the main bowl of the Abuja national stadium, Mikel urged the team to "fight for the same thing"." [...]

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    My son belongs to Nigeria not England, says Iwobi’s father

My son belongs to Nigeria not England, says Iwobi’s father

Chuka Iwobi, father of Arsenal youngster Alex, says his son's allegiance is to Nigeria and not England.The rising star is being targeted to play for England having come through the country's junior ranks.But his father, a former Vasco and Femo Scorpion player, told TheCable: "In terms of where he is now, he has allegiance to Nigeria."I am not in a position [...]

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    England makes last attempt to snatch Iwobi from Nigeria

England makes last attempt to snatch Iwobi from Nigeria

Alex Iwobi, the Arsenal player, is being targeted by the England FA to abandon Nigeria for the Three Lions of England.According to Mirror.co.uk, Iwobi is at the centre of a tug of war between England and Nigeria after becoming a regular in the Gunners' first team set-up since the turn of the year.He played for Enlgand U16, U17 and U18 before [...]

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    Rashford goal wins Manchester derby for Red Devils

Rashford goal wins Manchester derby for Red Devils

Marcus Rashford, the 19-year-old Manchester United forward, scored the only goal of the Manchester derby to close the gap on the league table between the two rivals to just a point.Against the run of play, Mata found the teenager, who skinned Martin Demichelis with ease and slotted calmly into the net in the 16th minute to give United the lead.That was his [...]

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    Musa’s brace sends CSKA top of the table

Musa’s brace sends CSKA top of the table

Ahmed Musa scored a brace against Kuban Krasnador to put CSKA Moscow top of the Russian league table on Saturday.Musa scored his 8th and 9th goals in 21 league appearances for CSKA Moscow this season so far.He scored the first goal in the 21st minute and then converted a cute pass from Alan Dzagoev in the 81st minute of the game.Musa [...]

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    Alex Iwobi scores first-ever EPL goal

Alex Iwobi scores first-ever EPL goal

Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi's goals put smiles on the faces of their fans after their recent bad run against Watford FC and Barcelona.Welbeck latched onto Alexis's delicious reverse pass, rounded goalkeeper Joel Robles and slot the ball into the back of the net in the the 7th minute to set the tone for Arsenal's victory.Welbeck, Iwobi and Alexis constantly interchanged to find [...]

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    Egwuekwe scores on debut for KuPs

Egwuekwe scores on debut for KuPs

Azubuike Egwuekwe, Super Eagles defender, is delighted to have scored on his debut for new team club side, Kuopion Palloseura of Finland, on Friday.Kuopion Palloseura played against MP, a second division team in the Soumen cup game, which KuPs won by three goals to nothing.Speaking with TheCable in a telephone chat from his base in Veikkausliiga, Egwuekwe expressed his happiness, saying: "I [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Balogun doubtful for Egypt cracker

EXCLUSIVE: Balogun doubtful for Egypt cracker

Leon-Aderemi Balogun, FSV Mainz 05 defender, is doubtful for the winner-takes-it all double header game between Nigeria and Egypt next week.He has a hamstring injury which he picked during training midweek in preparation for the weekend game against Werder Bremen.Leon, in a telephone conversation with TheCable, said: "It's not a big injury but I think I pulled my muscle."The structure is not [...]

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    Oshoala completes move from Liverpool to Arsenal Ladies

Oshoala completes move from Liverpool to Arsenal Ladies

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker, has finally left Liverpool and signed a new deal with Arsenal Ladies.Liverpool Ladies first confirmed Oshoala's departure on January 26, saying it was “reluctantly accepting” a transfer bid for her after her release clause was activated by the London side.Pedro Losa, manager of Arsenal Ladies, said Asisat will be a great and talented addition to [...]

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    Barca to face title rivals in UCL quarter-final

Barca to face title rivals in UCL quarter-final

Barcelona FC is to face fellow Spanish rival Athletico Madrid in the quarter final round of the UEFA Champions League (UCL).Vfl Wolfsburg will be going against Zinedine Zidane's side, while Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich will be taking on Benfica for a slot for the semi final of the UCL.Manchester City FC, the only English club remaining in the championship, is [...]

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    Gbolahan Salami begs Nigerians for choosing transfer over CHAN

Gbolahan Salami begs Nigerians for choosing transfer over CHAN

Gbolahan Salami, the Super Eagles and former Warri Wolves FC striker, says he is happy and can't help but thank God for his move to KUPS FC of Finland.Gbolahan expressed his happiness to TheCable in a telephone interview, saying: "I am happy and I thank God for making this happen for me." This is a happy moment for me because [...]

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    Barca dump Gunners out of UCL as expected

Barca dump Gunners out of UCL as expected

Barcelona have sent Arsenal packing from Nou Camp from the Uefa Championship League (UCL) to go into the quarter finals of the Championship, thanks to goals from Neymar, Suarez and Messi.Ospina was able to save a close-range shot from Messi in the 17th minutes. Neymar latched onto a through ball from Suarez and picked his spot to give Barcelona the [...]

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    FIFA: South Africa paid $10m bribe to host 2010 World Cup

FIFA: South Africa paid $10m bribe to host 2010 World Cup

FIFA has admitted that South Africa indeed paid a bribe of $10m to host the 2010 World Cup.According to Daily Star, the world footballing body filed the legal papers in New York in a bid to claim back some money swindled by its officials.Ex-officials who have pleaded guilty have already agreed to pay more than $190 million in forfeiture, according [...]

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    Ifeanyi Ubah biggest winner but MFM go top of table

Ifeanyi Ubah biggest winner but MFM go top of table

Ifeanyi Ubah FC recorded the biggest victory of Sunday in one of the Week Six Nigeria Professional Football League matches played at the weekend, thrashing Ikorodu United 4-1 in Nnewi.Nico Dao started the onslaught for the home team as early as the 11th minute of the game before adding his and the clubs’ second goal seven minute later off Alberico [...]

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