Friday, April 5, 2019

Remi Sulola

    I’m hungry to play at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, says Mikel

I’m hungry to play at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, says Mikel

Mikel Obi, captain of Dream Team VI and Nigerian contingent to the Rio 2016 Olympics, says winning bronze medal in Brazil has left him with the hunger to play at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.Writing a column for Evening Standard, Mikel expressed satisfaction with his exploits at Rio and warned his Chelsea teammates not to be "jealous" of his bronze medal when [...]

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    We were never interested in Takasu’s donation, says NFF

We were never interested in Takasu’s donation, says NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has objected to the "mischievous" Twitter posts of Peterside Idah, former Super Eagles goalkeeper and Supersport TV analyst, which suggest that the federation wanted to hijack Katsuya Takasu's donation to the Dream Team.Amaju Pinnick, president of NFF, said: “His message was a lie, an atrocious false alarm before an important match."I had exchanged correspondence with the honourable [...]

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    Takasu, Japanese surgeon, fulfills $390,000 promise to Dream Team

Takasu, Japanese surgeon, fulfills $390,000 promise to Dream Team

Katsuya Takasu, the Japanese surgeon who fell in love with the Nigerian U23 team the 'Dream Team', has fulfilled his promise of donating $390,000 to the team.Takasu gave the Nigerian Olympic football bronze winners $200,000 and $190,000 to the coaching crew after they defeated Honduras 3-2 on Saturday.The $200,000 covers the bonuses and allowances as promised and the $190,000 is for the [...]

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    Onazi’s brace on Trabzonspor debut sinks Kasimpasa

Onazi’s brace on Trabzonspor debut sinks Kasimpasa

Ogenyi Onazi, Super Eagles midfielder, bagged a brace on Saturday on his debut for Trabzonspor, and has dedicated the goals to his fans.Onazi scored his debut goal in the 21st minute in a game that saw Trabzonspor dominate Kasimpasa from the blast of the whistle. He added the second just before the referee's final whistle to earn his club a 2-0 victory."The goals are for [...]

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    UPDATED: Champions Nigeria fail to qualify for FIFA U-17 World Cup

UPDATED: Champions Nigeria fail to qualify for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will not defend their world title as they have been knocked out of the qualifying race for the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations by Niger.The Eaglets lost away to the Menas of Niger 3-1 in Niamey and 3-2 on aggregate.Sidibe Assoumanu, gave Niger the lead in the 36th minute with a pile drive just outside the box that [...]

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    Nigerian Olympics volunteer demands justice over ‘unjust’ deportation from Turkey

Nigerian Olympics volunteer demands justice over ‘unjust’ deportation from Turkey

Femi Akinwole, a Nigerian Rio 2016 Olympics volunteer, is seeking justice after officials of the Turkey immigration service "unjustly" cut short his dream of serving as a volunteer by preventing him from connecting a flight to Brazil.Narrating to TheCable his tale of woes at the hands of the Turkish officials on getting to Tepel Akpen Airport(TAV), where he was to connect a [...]

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    FC Ifeanyi Ubah seals landmark partnership with West Ham United

FC Ifeanyi Ubah seals landmark partnership with West Ham United

West Ham United FC of England has announced a long-term partnership with Capital Oil and Gas Ind. Ltd, the principal investor in Nigerian Professional Football League side, FC Ifeanyi Ubah.The deal, which sees FC Ifeanyi Ubah become the Hammers’ official Nigerian or African football club partner, was officially signed on Friday in London, and will be unveiled at the Olympic stadium on Sunday before [...]

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    NFF lied about paying Delta Airlines, says Dalung

NFF lied about paying Delta Airlines, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, says the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) lied over the claim of chartering a Delta Airlines jet to convey the Dream Team to Brazil from Atlanta.The team arrived Brazil a few hours to their first game in the competition as a result of logistic challenges.But speaking in an interview with Channels TV, Dalung [...]

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    Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman, resigns

Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman, resigns

Paul Manafort, campaign chairman of Donald Trump, the US GOP presidential nominee, has resigned his position, the campaign confirmed on Friday. Manafort's resignation comes as his ties to pro-Russian forces in Ukraine were revealed.Earlier this week, Trump brought in Stephen K. Bannon, chairman of the Breitbart News website, as his campaign's chief executive, pushing aside Manafort.Manafort had drawn public scrutiny after [...]

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    Nigeria’s Olympic kits arrive Brazil – 3 days before closing ceremony!

Nigeria’s Olympic kits arrive Brazil – 3 days before closing ceremony!

Team Nigeria took delivery of their much-awaited kits after most of the athletes had concluded their events, some even back to their bases already.The kit came in on Thursday, just three days before the August 21 end of the games.A top official of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) confirmed the arrival of the kits but said they would no longer [...]

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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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