Monday, September 24, 2018

Remi Sulola

    Onazi: Painful I can’t play against Egypt in Kaduna

Onazi: Painful I can’t play against Egypt in Kaduna

Ogenyi Onazi, FC Lazio and Super Eagles midfield star, says "it is painful" that he is ineligible to play in the first leg of the double-header against Egypt in Kaduna, due to the red card he got in the match against Chad in June, 2015.But Onazi told TheCable from his base in Italy that his exclusion from the game, will not [...]

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    Ahmed Musa: I am NOT an Arsenal fan

Ahmed Musa: I am NOT an Arsenal fan

Ahmed Musa, the Super Eagles and CSKA Moscow winger-striker, says reports that he did not sign for Tottenham Hotspur of England because he is a fervent supporter of Arsenal.Musa also told TheCable that he is not thinking for now about moving to another club.He said: "All are just talks. No truth in them.""I am a CSKA Moscow fan through and through."Musa said he does [...]

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    Alampasu: I’m not bitter about Super Eagles snub

Alampasu: I’m not bitter about Super Eagles snub

Dele Alampasu, the Super Eagles reserve goalkeeper, says he does not feel bad about not being invited for the team's games against Egypt.The FC Feirense of Portugal player told TheCable that he will look forward to being invited for future Eagles games."Well, what can I say? The coaches always have the final say on who and who to invite for any [...]

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    Enyimba fail to shine again

Enyimba fail to shine again

Enyimba, Nigeria's professional football league defending champions, failed to shine again as they lost their week five match against El-Kanemi Warriors on Sunday.The People’s Elephant lost 2-0 and have, so far, won just one game in the new season - a 1-0 victory against Ikorodu United during the week. The team now occupies the 17th position on the league table.Former champion, [...]

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    Musa: Kaduna fans will come out en masse to cheer us to victory

Musa: Kaduna fans will come out en masse to cheer us to victory

Ahmed Musa, captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, is very confident that the team will defeat Egypt in Kaduna in the first of the two vital games of the African Cup of Nations 2017 qualifying ties against the Pharaohs.Speaking with TheCable on phone on Friday, Musa praised the team list of Samson Siasia thus: "I can say the coaches [...]

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    Etebo: I’m already a Feirense of Portugal player

Etebo: I’m already a Feirense of Portugal player

Oghenekaro Etebo, the Nigerian U-23 midfielder, says he is on his way to start a career in Portugal with Feirense.The ex-Warri Wolves playmaker told TheCable that the deal is all but sorted as he awaits the vital international transfer certificate (ITC) from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Etebo said: "Well, it is already concluded with Feirense, a seconnd division side in Portugal. I wouldn't have been here today with the U-23 team if [...]

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    Lobi, MFM return to top spot

Lobi, MFM return to top spot

Lobi Stars and newly-promoted MFM FC have returned to the top of the 2016 Nigeria professional football league season table after recording home victories against El-Kanemi Warriors and Sunshine Stars respectively.The teams recorded the victory in the Week Four games on Wednesday.Two spot kicks by Tony Okpotu, the first as early as the 4th minute of the game when the [...]

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    Onazi wants Enyeama, Emenike back in Super Eagles

Onazi wants Enyeama, Emenike back in Super Eagles

Ogenyi Eddy Onazi, Lazio and Super Eagles central midfielder, says he will be very happy t have recent retirees Emmanuel Emenike and Vincent Enyeama return to the national teamSpeaking with TheCable on phone on Tuesday, he has declared that he and his team mates will win the games against Egypt in Kaduna and Cairo respectively.He also said the team would show [...]

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    Six coaches who could replace Oliseh

Six coaches who could replace Oliseh

With the dramatic exit of Sunday Oliseh as Super Eagles coach, Nigerian football pundits are speculating a likely replacement.Granted, Samson Siasia, Emmanuel Amuneke and Salisu Yusuf, have been drafted to temporarily salvage the situation, the search is for a high-profile replacement.The mandate for Samson Siasia and his crew is to lead Nigeria to the double-header against Egypt, after which [...]

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    Egwuekwe arrives Finland, says he won’t miss Warri Wolves

Egwuekwe arrives Finland, says he won’t miss Warri Wolves

Azubuike Egwuekwe, the Warri Wolves former captain and Nigerian Premier League (NPL) icon who is in Finland to start his professional football career, has declared from his new base that he will not miss the club he has been with for eight years.Speaking with TheCable on phone, the big defender said that although he would continue to love the club [...]

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    NPL: Abia Warriors remain unbeaten after Week 3

NPL: Abia Warriors remain unbeaten after Week 3

Abia Warriors on Sunday moved to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table after a 1-0 away victory against Heartland in Owerri, which leaves them as the only team yet to lose a game after Week Three of the 2016 league season.Substitute Michael Olaha got the only goal of the game in the second half of the game, with [...]

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    Ighalo: I’d love to play at the Olympics

Ighalo: I’d love to play at the Olympics

Odion Jude Ighalo, Watford FC of England and Super Eagles star striker, says he would be happy to play at the Rio 2016 Olympics.Last week, Samson Siasia debunked news that he had his eyes on certain overage players, including Ighalo, to fill the existing three-man quota, and the strike has now spoken in similar vein."I don't know what to say about [...]

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    NFF pick Siasia, Amuneke, Salisu in the interim

NFF pick Siasia, Amuneke, Salisu in the interim

Although it has not yet been formally announced, TheCable can report the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to appoint the trio of Samson Siasia, Salisu Yusuf and Emmanuel Amuneke as a "consortium of coaches" to lead the Super Eagles of Nigeria in next month's Africa Cup Nations qualifier against the Pharaohs of Egypt.Alloy Agu will work as goal keeper [...]

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    6 things we learnt from Oliseh’s resignation

6 things we learnt from Oliseh’s resignation

Sunday Oliseh's reign as Super Eagles coach is finally over. Oliseh pulled the plug on his short but dramatic coaching career himself by resigning in the middle of the night via his tweeter handle @SundayOOliseh, after sending a resignation letter to Nigeria Footbal federation (NFF).It came as a surprise but not a shock, as Oliseh always took to the [...]

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    REVEALED: NFF sacked Oliseh after ‘insane outburst’, but the sports minister reversed it

REVEALED: NFF sacked Oliseh after ‘insane outburst’, but the sports minister reversed it

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) sacked Sunday Oliseh as coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria after his infamous 'insane' YouTube outburst, but Solomon Dalong, minister of sports, reversed it, TheCable has been told.According to a highly-placed source in Nigeria's football circles, the NFF became fed up with Oliseh's methods, the height of which was his release of a video [...]

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    ‘NFF offered Renard $100,000 for Oliseh’s job’

‘NFF offered Renard $100,000 for Oliseh’s job’

Tijjani Babangida, former international and special adviser to Sunday Oliseh, says the former coach was "reliably informed" that his job had already been offered to Herve Renard, who won the Africa Cup of Nations with Zambia in 2012 and Cote d'Ivoire in 2015.According to Babangida, Oliseh's resignation was not a surprise "at all", as the coach was surprised to see that [...]

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