Thursday, February 21, 2019

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    Iheanacho signs two-year contract extension with City

Iheanacho signs two-year contract extension with City

Nigerian sensation Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City.According to the Manchester City website, the 19-year-old, who scored 14 times in all competitions last season, is one of the game’s finest young forwards and will now stay with the club until at least 2021.“I can't express how I'm feeling! I'm very happy to sign my new [...]

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    ‘A DEADLY DAY’: Divine Oduduru ‘dies on the line’ to qualify for 200m semis

‘A DEADLY DAY’: Divine Oduduru ‘dies on the line’ to qualify for 200m semis

Divine Ejowvokoghene Oduduru, Nigerian sprinter, has qualified for the semi-final of the Men’s 200m heat of the Rio 2016 Olympics, finishing second behind Usain Bolt.Once the butt of social media jokes after he said of a coming race: "It's gonna be a deadly day; everybody gonna die on the line", Oduduru, the reigning Nigerian 200m champion, finished behind Bolt with a personal [...]

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    João Havelange, former FIFA president, dies at 100

João Havelange, former FIFA president, dies at 100

João Havelenge, Brazilian football executive and former president of FIFA, has died, aged 100.Havelange was a Brazilian lawyer, businessman, and former athlete who served as the seventh FIFA president, between 1974 and 1998.He was the second longest-serving FIFA's president, after Jules Rimet, succeeding Stanley Rous in office.He received the title of honorary president when leaving office in 1998. However, he resigned the position [...]

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    You won’t get rich playing for Nigeria, says Okocha

You won’t get rich playing for Nigeria, says Okocha

Super Eagles legend Austin Okocha says playing for Nigeria will never make any footballer rich.Speaking in Abuja at‎ his birthday party with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Okocha advised Nigeria footballers to play for the country as a means to an end.He was talking in response to questions about national team players being owed match bonuses and coaches, salaries."Honestly speaking, as it is, [...]

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    Egyptian Judoka sent home from Rio for refusing to shake Israeli’s hands

Egyptian Judoka sent home from Rio for refusing to shake Israeli’s hands

Islam El Shehaby, an Egyptian Judoka, has been dismissed from the Rio 2016 Olympics for refusing to shake hands with his Israeli opponent.After Or Sasson defeated El Shehaby and the pair retook their places in front of the referee, the Egyptian backed off when Sasson bowed and approached him to shake hands.The IOC acknowledged that the rules of judo do not [...]

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    Dalung ‘ejects’ 3 officials, 2 players from Brazil to save cost

Dalung ‘ejects’ 3 officials, 2 players from Brazil to save cost

Three officials of the Dream Team and the two remaining alternate players on the roster will be flying out from Brazil to Nigeria Monday night.TheCable gathered that the media officer, curator and the team coordinator are the officials affected.Stanley Dimgba and Yusuf Mohammed are the two alternate players leaving Rio for Nigeria.A top official of the team confirmed to TheCable that [...]

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    Usain Bolt storms to 100m Olympics treble win

Usain Bolt storms to 100m Olympics treble win

Usain Bolt defended his 100m Olympic title with ease and completed a historic hat trick in the 100m Olympics.He won gold in 9.81 seconds ahead of Justin Gatlin, who ran 9.89secs to claim the Silver, while Andre de Grasse secured bronze in 9.91 secs.With the treble in the 100m, he will now look to emulate the last two games by [...]

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    South Africa’s Van Niekerk breaks Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old 400m record

South Africa’s Van Niekerk breaks Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old 400m record

Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa has smashed Michael Johnson's 17-year-old record in the 400m race.Van Niekerk exploded out of the blocks and never looked back, leaving Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt trailing in his wake to win by yards in a new best time of 43.03 seconds.Merritt and James set season's bests but there was no stopping the South [...]

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    John Kennedy airport on lockdown after ‘gunshots’

John Kennedy airport on lockdown after ‘gunshots’

Police evacuated travellers from a terminal at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, following reports that gunshots were fired.Port Authority police said they received the reports of shots fired at Terminal 8 near the departures area around 9:30 pm on Sunday.A short time later, police said they closed Terminal 1 after there were additional reports of [...]

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    Okagbare crashes out of Olympics 100m

Okagbare crashes out of Olympics 100m

Nigeria's biggest hope of securing athletics medal at the ongoing Olympic Games faded out with the loss of Blessing Okagbare in the 100m women race.With a time of 11.09 seconds, Okagbare came third in the women's first semi-finals, and will not be competing in the final.Jamaican Shelly Ann Fraizer-Pryce emerged winner with the record of 10.88 seconds, while Jamaican Elaine Thompson, came [...]

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    Rio Olympics: Okagbare qualifies for 100m semi-finals

Rio Olympics: Okagbare qualifies for 100m semi-finals

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare has qualified for the women’s 100m semi-finals at the ongoing Rio Olympics.She clocked 11.16 seconds to finish 2nd in heat 3, taking one of the two automatic qualification spots.Knowing that a first two finish guarantees her a place in the next round, the athlete, who ran from lane 5, did not stress herself so much.Tori Bowie, 2015 [...]

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    Messi returns to international football

Messi returns to international football

Lionel Messi, Barcelona superstar, has rescinded his retirement to international football for the "love" of the Argentine nation.Messi announced his retirement after his side failed to win the Copa America, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner missing a penalty in the final against Chile.It was the fourth major final Argentina had lost in nine years, and the 29-year-old decided enough was [...]

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    REVEALED: Dream Team MAY boycott quarter-final clash with Denmark

REVEALED: Dream Team MAY boycott quarter-final clash with Denmark

There is real chance that the Dream Team VI, Nigeria's Under-23 football team to the Olympics, could boycott the quarter-final game against Denmark due to unpaid allowances.Although the players declined to speak on the matter when contacted by TheCable, Samson Siasia, their coach, spoke to Brila FM about how the country had "disrespected" his team."We have been disrespected from all angles – the [...]

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    Ighalo signs new five-year deal with Watford

Ighalo signs new five-year deal with Watford

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles forward, has agreed a five-year contract extension at Watford FC.Ighalo had been a target for West Brom, who are keen to bring in a new striker before allowing Saido Berahino leave the club.The Baggies began considering Ighalo has an alternative after Diafra Sakho failed his medicals and the deal could not pull through.Watford also rejected a £37.5million [...]

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    Etebo hopes hamstring injury isn’t serious

Etebo hopes hamstring injury isn’t serious

Oghenekaro Etebo, the highest goal scorer of the male soccer event of the Rio 2016 Olympics, has confirmed that he pulled a hamstring in the game against Colombia.The midfielder got injured in the 83rd minute ‎of the match, which Nigeria lost 2-0, and was stretchered off the pitch, leaving Nigeria to complete the game with a one-man disadvantage."I pulled my hamstring," [...]

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    Mikel: Only soccer gold can compensate me for missing Rio opening ceremony

Mikel: Only soccer gold can compensate me for missing Rio opening ceremony

John Mikel Obi, captain of Dream Team VI and the Olympic contingent, is yet to overcome his absence from the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic games.Speaking with London Evening Standard, Mikel recalled how the flight delay with the Nigerian soccer team saw him miss the perfect opportunity of leading Nigeria's contingent to the opening ceremony of the games."My Olympics adventure took a while [...]

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