Monday, November 19, 2018

Remi Sulola

    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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    INTERVIEW: Etim Esin on rape, gunshots, earthquake and his role in the Chile ’87 disaster

INTERVIEW: Etim Esin on rape, gunshots, earthquake and his role in the Chile ’87 disaster

Etim John Esin, one of the most gifted players in Nigeria's football history, has opened up on his hugely adventurous career and life.Esin, who played for Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Flash Flamingoes and Calabar Rovers before moving to Belgium, revealed in this interview with TheCable the amazing details of his controversial career, a highlight being  that saw him got shot on the eve [...]

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    Hard work pays says Musa as CSKA Moscow win league

Hard work pays says Musa as CSKA Moscow win league

CSKA Moscow won the Russian Premier League for the 13th time on Saturday after defeating Rubin Kazan.CSKA held on to an early lead to win 1-0 against Rubin Kazan, knowing that if Rubin had equalized Rostov would have taken the title on the head-to-head record.Commenting on the game shortly after it ended, Ahmed Musa, the Nigerian winger, told TheCable that [...]

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    Giwa FC kicked out of Nigerian league

Giwa FC kicked out of Nigerian league

Giwa FC has been expelled by the League Management Company (LMC) for failing to honour three consecutive home games for the 2015/2016 season.The club is owned by Chris Giwa, who is laying claim to leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The expulsion of Giwa FC, according to the LMC, was a series of infractions."Giwa FC is in for breach of [...]

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    Nigerian defender, Egwuekwe, continues goal-run in Finland

Nigerian defender, Egwuekwe, continues goal-run in Finland

Azubuike Egwuekwe, Nigerian and Kuopion Palloseura central defender, continues to shine in the Finland Veikkausliiga.The gangly defender scored the only goal for KuPs FC in an away win game against club rivals Rops FC on Friday.Egwuekwe who has now scored two league goals and one cup goal said he is extremely happy for his goal scoring abilities with his club.Speaking [...]

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    Samuel Chukwueze: My parents burnt my boots to stop me from playing football

Samuel Chukwueze: My parents burnt my boots to stop me from playing football

Samuel Chukwueze, the Nigeria youngster who scored the fastest goal of the U-17 World Cup in 2015 against the host nation, Chile, just 25 seconds into the match says his parents burnt his boots to stop him from playing football.Chukwueze, the left footed winger scored four goals in Chile to win the bronze boot alongside his captain, Kelechi Nwakali.The winger [...]

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    Osimhen, Nwakali make Amuneke’s 18-man team for Burundi clash

Osimhen, Nwakali make Amuneke’s 18-man team for Burundi clash

Emmanuel Amuneke, the U-20 coach, has named Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Nwakali, as part of his 18-man team for  this weekend’s 2017 CAF U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying match against Burundi in Bujumbura.Amuneke cast his lot on his FIFA U-17 World Cup winners, with 15 of them making the list of 18 players of the U-20 squad.Aliyu Ibrahim, the team's [...]

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    Best Asian athlete: Nigeria’s negligence drove me to Qatar

Best Asian athlete: Nigeria’s negligence drove me to Qatar

Femi Ogunode, the Nigeria born athlete who currently represents Qatar and won the best Asian athlete award in 2015, says Nigeria's unfair treatment drove him to become a Qatari athlete.Ogunode made his international debut for Qatar at the 2010 Asian Games and won a 100 meters/400 meters double.He won a career double at the Asian Games in 2014, this time [...]

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    FIFA president to visit Nigeria in June

FIFA president to visit Nigeria in June

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will visit Nigeria in June after discussions between the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the 66th FIFA congress in Mexico City.Amaju Pinnick, the NFF president, said the visit date will be communicated "in a number of days".Infantino will pay a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari, attend the final of the NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles Championship, have [...]

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    Asisat: FA Cup win justifies my move to Arsenal

Asisat: FA Cup win justifies my move to Arsenal

Asisat Oshoala says the victory of Arsenal Ladies in the English Women's FA Cup has justified her transfer from Liverpool.Arsenal Ladies defeated Chelsea Ladies 1-0 at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday to lift the FA Cup, the 14th in the club's history.An excited Oshoala told TheCable: "Alhamdulilahi for His mercy and blessings. I feel very excited for being part of this team [...]

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