Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    INTERVIEW: Okagbare can win Olympic gold, says Chidi Imoh

INTERVIEW: Okagbare can win Olympic gold, says Chidi Imoh

They don't come much bigger in Nigerian, African and world Athletics than Chidi Imoh. That is one of the most enduring names in the history of Nigerian sports. He won virtually everything: silver medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 4x100 meters relay, gold at the African Championship 100 meters in 1984 and 1985, gold at the 1987 All-Africa Games, gold [...]

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    I discovered new things about Muhammad Ali when I interviewed him in Lagos, says Nigerian journalist

I discovered new things about Muhammad Ali when I interviewed him in Lagos, says Nigerian journalist

Dele Adetiba, iconic Nigerian sports broadcaster, has described Muhammad Ali, the great boxing legend, as 'larger than life”.Reputed to be the only Nigerian journalist to have interviewed Ali in a live studio session, Adetiba told TheCable that the pugilist was actually bigger in real life than the way he appeared on television.He said as a result of Ali’s height, the [...]

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    OBITUARY: Ali, the man who refused to shoot ‘his brother’, but ‘boxed’ Donald Trump even on sick bed

OBITUARY: Ali, the man who refused to shoot ‘his brother’, but ‘boxed’ Donald Trump even on sick bed

“If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologise.”Those were the words of the legend who boxed his way into fame. Born at Louisville Kentucky in the US, on January 17, 1942, the pugilist was named after Cassius Marcellus Clay, his father, who was a sign painter, but he changed his name after converting to Islam.Ali [...]

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    Muhammed Ali ‘The Greatest’ bows out at 74

Muhammed Ali ‘The Greatest’ bows out at 74

Muhammed Ali, the former heavyweight champion, has died after 32 years of battling Parkinson's disease.According to NBC News, Ali died at a US hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications.The pugilist was last seen publicly in April.In 2014, Ali suffered a severe urinary tract infection, which sparked fears among his supporters.The last several years [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ break into NFF headquarters

‘Thugs’ break into NFF headquarters

Suspected thugs believed to be loyal to one of the factional presidents of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) broke into the headquarters of the body in Abuja on Friday.Staff of the NFF were taken aback when the Chris Giwa-led faction of the federation stormed the secretariat in several cars, vowing to take over the leadership of the football body.Their attempt [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Funke Oshonaike on being jilted ‘several times’ and why she hates football

INTERVIEW: Funke Oshonaike on being jilted ‘several times’ and why she hates football

Funke Oshonaike's name is easily synonymous with table tennis in Nigeria and Africa. Beautiful, ever looking young, very frank and talented, Funke, tells the story of her life to TheCable, including the positives and the negatives of her life and tennis career. The five-time Olympian, who was born on October 28, 1975, speaks German and Italian. GROWING UP WAS TOUGH While growing up, I started representing Nigeria [...]

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    INTERVIEW: You think I’m lesbian or bisexual? Keep guessing, says football star Uwak

INTERVIEW: You think I’m lesbian or bisexual? Keep guessing, says football star Uwak

Cynthia Uwak, the former Super Falcons and Åland United FC of Finland striker, has responded to stories and rumours that she is either lesbian or bi-sexual. Uwak, one of the most decorated African female players, told TheCable that she does not care about people's impressions of her.Uwak, 29, excelled in African football, played at the 2007 Women's World Cup and the 2008 Olympics. She also showcased [...]

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    Ramos, Ronaldo, Zidane break world records as Real Madrid win 11th UCL

Ramos, Ronaldo, Zidane break world records as Real Madrid win 11th UCL

Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane have inked their names in the history books again, as Real Madrid win its 11th UEFA Champions league.Ramos became the first defender in history to score in two UEFA champions league finals, while Ronaldo edged-out his archrival, Lionel Messi, to become a player with three goals from three different UCL finals.According to UEFA, [...]

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    Iheanacho’s goal secures victory against Mali

Iheanacho’s goal secures victory against Mali

The Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Mali 1-0 at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen on Friday night.The only goal of the International friendly game came from Manchester City youngster Kelechi Iheanacho.Iheanacho who came in as a substitute to replace Alex Iwobi scored the game's only goal in the 77th minute.The Eagles of Mali tried to level up but Nigeria's [...]

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    CAF slams 5-year ban on Giwa

CAF slams 5-year ban on Giwa

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has imposed a five-year ban on Chris Giwa, factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The sanction, which was also extended to four other members of Giwa's faction, confirmed an earlier ban placed on them by the Amaju Pinnick- led faction of the NFF.The four are: Muazu Suleyman, Yahya Adama, Sanni Fema and Johnson Effiong.CAF [...]

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    ‘Simply the best’: Man U unveil Mourinho

‘Simply the best’: Man U unveil Mourinho

Ed Woodard, the Manchester United vice-chairman, has confirmed Jose Mourinho has the new manager, declaring: "Jose is quite simply the best manager in the game today."He replaces Loius van Gaal, who was sacked on Monday after winning the FA Cup."He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won [...]

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    Ronaldo, Ferdinand hail Mourinho as he signs 3-year deal with Man United

Ronaldo, Ferdinand hail Mourinho as he signs 3-year deal with Man United

Jose Mourinho has a three-year deal signed with Manchester United, for £30 million after Louis Van Gaal was sacked, following two underwhelming years at Old Trafford.The 53-year-old Portuguese agreed terms to become Louis van Gaal’s successor, accepting a three-year deal worth £12 million-a-year.It took United some days to smoothen out the deal due to a six-figure bill to secure the [...]

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    Ideye happy to be back in Eagle’s nest

Ideye happy to be back in Eagle’s nest

Brown Ideye, Olympiakos of Greece forward, has expressed delight over his return to the Super Eagles.The player, who featured in the team that won the African Nations' Cup, played his last game for Nigeria in November, 2013 – a friendly  match against against Italy.Speaking with TheCable from France where he is with the Super Eagles for the friendly against Mali, Ideye [...]

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    Leicester City makes £23m bid for Ahmed Musa

Leicester City makes £23m bid for Ahmed Musa

Leonid Slutsky, the CSKA Moscow manager, has declared that Leicester City has renewed interest in Ahmed Musa, Nigerian International.Leicester tried to sign Musa in January and had a bid turned down by CSKA. Appearing on Russian sports channel Match TV, Slutsky said they have returned with a new offer for the Nigeria international, thought to be in the region of [...]

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    Despite relegation, Benitez signs 3-year extension with Newcastle

Despite relegation, Benitez signs 3-year extension with Newcastle

Rafael Benitez has signed a three-year contract extension with Newcastle United, despite an uninspiring performance, which led the team out of the premier league.The club said the Spanish will be armed with a large transfer budget in order to lead the club’s attempt to make an instant return to the Premier League.Benitez failed to keep the Magpies up at the [...]

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    Finally, Eagles’ crew secure visas to France

Finally, Eagles’ crew secure visas to France

Visas of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) officials to France and the rest of Europe has been finally granted by the French Embassy,  following pleas to revoke initial denial.Earlier, Super Eagles’ assistant coaches and backroom staff were denied entry into Europe, for friendly matches against Mali and Luxembourg.Mohammed Sanusi, the federation’s general-secretary, however pleaded with the French embassy to "reconsider its stance [...]

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