Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Remi Sulola

    Paul Le Guen ‘favourite’ to become Super Eagles coach

Paul Le Guen ‘favourite’ to become Super Eagles coach

If the Nigerian Football Federation could name the next Super Eagles coach this minute, it would be Frenchman Paul Le Guen.TheCable understands that the former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon coach is leading the pack of the candidates who have applied for the job, such as Goran Stepanovic, Harry Redknapp, Henrique Calisto, Aleksandar Rogic, Felix Magath, Tom Saintfiet, Milutin Sredojevic and perennial candidate Clemens Westerhof.The candidatures of [...]

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    Enyimba gun for three points against Sundowns in Pretoria

Enyimba gun for three points against Sundowns in Pretoria

Enyimba FC, champions of the Nigerian premier league, will go all out for their first points of the group stage of this year’s CAF Champions League when they confront Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in Pretoria on Wednesday.A lone-goal defeat to Zamalek of Egypt on a soggy pitch in Port Harcourt ruined the People’s Elephants’ campaign opener, but Felix Anyansi-Agwu, [...]

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    Please don’t go, Maradona begs Messi

Please don’t go, Maradona begs Messi

Argetine football legend Diego Maradona has pleaded with Lionel Messi to rescind his decision to retire from international football, following Argentina's Copa America Centenario final loss to Chile.After losing his fourth final for his country — after the World Cup two years ago and the Copa America in 2007, 2015 and 2016 — an emotional Messi said:"It's a hard moment for [...]

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    Fresh champions to emerge as Italy dump Spain out of Euros

Fresh champions to emerge as Italy dump Spain out of Euros

The Azzurri are through to Euro 2016 quarter-finals after securing victory over defending champions Spain in the round of 16 on Monday night.The Spaniards, winners of the last two editions of the tournament in 2008 and 2012, were stunned by the Italians at the Stade de France, Saint-Denis, bringing an end to Coach Vicente Del Bosque's reign as La Roja boss.Del Bosque’s [...]

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    Tijjani Babangida: Keshi told me to just obey Bonfrere – and I went on to play my best game ever

Tijjani Babangida: Keshi told me to just obey Bonfrere – and I went on to play my best game ever

Tijjani Babangida, or TJ if you wish, has seen it all: glory, fame and money. And a near miss.The Atlanta 1996 football gold medalist played at African Cup of Nations tournaments and two FIFA World Cups, and plied his trade around the world before hanging his boots.His marriage to a Tunisian beauty, Rabah, was well celebrated.So was his performance in the semi-final of [...]

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    Ighalo: I’m 100% ready for Rio

Ighalo: I’m 100% ready for Rio

Odion Jude Ighalo, the Watford FC and Nigeria striker, says he is available for Rio 2016 Olympic football tournament.After the 35-man provisional list was submitted to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) by Samson Siasia, rumors started circulating that Ighalo said he would not be available.The Watford forward told TheCable:"No! No!! No!!! That's just a rumour."Which player in the world won't want to [...]

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    ‘We need a miracle to qualify for Russia 2018’

‘We need a miracle to qualify for Russia 2018’

Ex-internationals have been reacting to the for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 African qualifiers, which pitches Nigeria with Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia in the "group of death".Most of those who spoke with TheCable think it will be very tough for Nigeria to qualify without some conditions being in place.These are the opinions of former Super Eagles who are veteran of World Cup qualifiers.Emmanuel [...]

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    Messi quits international football after losing to Chile in Copa America again

Messi quits international football after losing to Chile in Copa America again

Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international football after losing to Chile again in the final of the Copa America Centenario.Messi missed his penalty in the Copa America final shootout in his 112th appearance for the La Albiceleste as Argentina lost their third major final in three years, following last year's continental final defeat to chile and the 2014 World Cup [...]

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    Nigeria in group of death for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Nigeria in group of death for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are grouped with Zambia, Cameroun, Algeria in Group B of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup African qualifiers, whose draw was just concluded at the CAF headquarters in Cairo.Nigeria's group is considered the group of death, for the hard-cracking teams fused into the group.The Super Eagles failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations [...]

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    Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’s Olympics list

Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’s Olympics list

Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi, are in the 35-man Olympics list, which Samson Siasia, head coach of the U-23 team, released on Friday.The list is expected to be trimmed down to 21 ahead the competition, which kicks off in Rio, Brazil, on August 5.Some of the young talented players in the list are: Ogenekaro Etebo, Musa Muhammed, Stanley Amuzie, [...]

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    Ronaldo pushes Portugal to round of 16

Ronaldo pushes Portugal to round of 16

On a day Cristiano Ronaldo made the headlines for throwing a reporter's microphone into the lake, the Portuguese striker restored confidence to his team by scoring a brace in the match against Hungary.He also made history in the game, which ended in a 3-3 draw, by becoming the first-ever player to score consistently in four European Championships.Hungary took the lead [...]

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    Schweinsteiger sets new European record

Schweinsteiger sets new European record

Bastian Schweinsteiger has set a German record for most European Championship appearances after coming in as a substitute in the Euro 2016 championship game against Northern Ireland.The midfielder’s substitute appearance in the 2-0 win over Ukraine drew him level with retired Germany legend Phillip Lahm on 14.But Schweinsteiger has now overtaken Lahm in Germany’s Group C clash against Northern Ireland.No [...]

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    Miura, oldest footballer, sets new goal record in Japan

Miura, oldest footballer, sets new goal record in Japan

Kazuyoshi Miura, Yokohama FC striker, scored a screamer for his club side against FC Gifu in the J-League's second division on Sunday.Miura scored in the 22nd minute into the game but Yokohama FC lost to FC Gifu on 2-1.The 49-year old, who goes into record as being the oldest footballer and oldest goal scorer in Japan's professional league, is arguably [...]

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    Federer stunned by German teenager Zverev at Halle Open

Federer stunned by German teenager Zverev at Halle Open

Roger Federer's bid to win a ninth Halle Open title was ended in the semi-final on Saturday by German teenager Alexander Zverev, who defeated the 17-time Grand Slam champion 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-3.Reigning champion Federer, on the comeback trail after back problems, was looking to reach the final of his traditional pre-Wimbledon tune-up in Germany for an unprecedented 11th time, but [...]

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    Onazi weds heartthrob Sandra, says ‘I’m the happiest man on earth’

Onazi weds heartthrob Sandra, says ‘I’m the happiest man on earth’

Ogenyi Onazi, the Super Eagles of Nigeria‎ and Lazio FC of Italy midfield maestro, tied the nuptial knots with his fiancee Sandra Ogunsuyi at the Rubin Gardens on Lekki Epe Expressway on Saturday.Ogenyi,who had burst tyre while returning from the traditional wedding ‎in Benin City, Edo state, expressed happiness that he is alive to walk down the aisle with his heartthrob."Today is [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Five ‘Nigerian’ players at Euro 2016

CLOSE-UP: Five ‘Nigerian’ players at Euro 2016

A total of 43 players with African links are currently participating in the ongoing European football championship in France.Most of the players were either born in the European countries or they migrated there in search of greener pastures.Five of these players are Nigerian. DAVID OLATOKUNBO ALABAAlaba was born in Vienna to Gina and George Alaba and has one sister. His mother emigrated [...]

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