Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Remi Sulola

    Falcons drop in latest FIFA ranking — despite AFCON win

Falcons drop in latest FIFA ranking — despite AFCON win

The Super Falcons dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA ranking.The nine-time African champions, in spite of their performance at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) championship in Ghana, dropped 21 points from 1601 to 1586.According to the FIFA ranking released on Friday, the Falcons retained their number one position in Africa.The Banyana Banyana of South Africa, [...]

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    D’Tigers remain best male basketball team in Africa

D’Tigers remain best male basketball team in Africa

D’Tigers, Nigerian men's basketball team, dropped one spot down from their 32nd position to 33rd in the latest FIBA world ranking.Despite dropping a spot down in the world, D'Tigers maintained their first spot in the continent, according to the new ranking released Thursday.The Nigerian squad is one of the 47 teams that dropped in the ranking despite qualifying for the [...]

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    Again, Modric breaks Messi-Ronaldo duopoly, wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

Again, Modric breaks Messi-Ronaldo duopoly, wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

Croatia and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric broke the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo ten-year supremacy once again as he clinched the 2018 Ballon d'Or on Monday.Messi and Ronaldo were the two who had won football's top individual prize for the last decade but Modric changed it all this year.He helped Croatia get to their first ever World Cup final in Russia during [...]

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    Akpeyi, Ndidi, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Ndidi, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are;Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United)Akpeyi once again proved why he is one of the best Nigerian goalkeepers. He made four world-class saves in the 1-0 loss to Amazulu.Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion)Balogun did well as a substitute in [...]

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    Super Falcons set new record, win 9th AWCON title

Super Falcons set new record, win 9th AWCON title

Nigeria won the ninth Africa Women Cup of Nations after a 4-3 penalty shoot–out defeat of South Africa following a goalless 120–minute attrition in Accra on Saturday night.The Super Falcons played a clever, controlled game at the Accra Sports Stadium and certainly looked quite impressive.Goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi was the heroine as she saved one kick in the shootouts.Heading to the [...]

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    CAF strips Cameroon of AFCON 2019 hosting rights

CAF strips Cameroon of AFCON 2019 hosting rights

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The continental body made the decision at its extraordinary executive committee meeting in Accra, Ghana on Friday.Owing to the development, CAF has called on countries interested in hosting the tournament to submit their official bids before the end of December.The statement [...]

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    Oshoala, Musa, Ighalo nominated for 2018 CAF awards

Oshoala, Musa, Ighalo nominated for 2018 CAF awards

Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi have been nominated for the 2018 Confederation of African Football CAF) African player of the year awards.Wilfred Ndidi has also been nominated in the Youth player of the year category.Also Super Falcons quartet of the current woman of the year player, Asisat Oshoala, Franscisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie and Onome [...]

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    Pinnick to Falcons: Retain AWCON title, get $10K each

Pinnick to Falcons: Retain AWCON title, get $10K each

Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF, says the federation will double the winning bonus of the Super Falcons as a big incentive ahead Saturday’s 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations final against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Accra.Pinnick made the pledge when he met with the players and officials at the AH Hotel, Accra on Thursday, as he [...]

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    Nigeria drops to 4th in Africa as Belgium leads FIFA rankings

Nigeria drops to 4th in Africa as Belgium leads FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria maintained its 44th position in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.In the continent, the three-time African champions dropped a spot down from 3rd to 4th spot.The Super Eagles lost 14 points from October's 1441 to 1427.While the Teranga Lions of Senegal have overtaken the continent's number one position from Tunisia.Senegal and Tunisia are [...]

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    Oluehi the heroine as Ngozi fly Falcons to AWCON final

Oluehi the heroine as Ngozi fly Falcons to AWCON final

Rivers Angels shot stopper Tochukwu Oluehi was the heroine for the night as the Super Falcons of Nigeria defeated Cameroon in Accra, Ghana.The Falcons won 4-2 on penalties to qualify for the final of the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) on Tuesday night.Oluehi saved one kick in the shootouts after the game was not decided after the 120 [...]

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    Dennerby: Why Super Falcons must win AWCON semi-final

Dennerby: Why Super Falcons must win AWCON semi-final

The Super Falcons expect nothing less than a victory from Tuesday’s semi-final clash with Cameroon, according to head coach Thomas Dennerby.The victory will guarantee a place in the final of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and will also earn Super Falcons a slot at the 2019 World Cup.Speaking at the pre-match conference on Monday, Dennerby said: "Victory and World [...]

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    Raja Casablanca inch closer to CAF CC trophy after thrashing AS Vita

Raja Casablanca inch closer to CAF CC trophy after thrashing AS Vita

Raja Casablanca moved closer to emerging champions of the CAF Confederation Cup with a 3-0 victory over AS Vita.A brace from striker Soufiane Rahimi ensured the Moroccan side took control of the two-legged final.The first leg game was played at the Stade Mohammed V on Sunday.After a goalless first half, Rahimi took his tally in the competition to four with a [...]

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    Oshoala grabs hat-trick as ruthless Falcons wallop E’Guinea

Oshoala grabs hat-trick as ruthless Falcons wallop E’Guinea

Asisat Oshoala scored a hat-trick as Nigeria destroyed Equatorial Guinea 6-0 to qualify for the semi-final of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON).The reigning African women's footballer of the year proved her doubters wrong with a brilliant individual performance in Cape Coast.Former Pitea forward Francisca Ordega showed predatory instinct to net the first goal in the 11th minute of [...]

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    Super Falcons will ‘come out smoking’ against Equatorial Guinea

Super Falcons will ‘come out smoking’ against Equatorial Guinea

Mansur Abdullahi, Falconets assistant coach, says the Super Falcons will be on top of their game when they face Equatorial Guinea in the final Group B match of the Africa Cup of Nations.Nigeria thumped Zambia 4-0 in their second match while Equatorial Guinea lost 7-1 to South Africa."The girls will come out smoking," the former Bayelsa Queens coach told TheCable."We have [...]

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    Nigeria vs E’Guinea: Old foes renew rivalry in must-win Women’s AFCON tie

Nigeria vs E’Guinea: Old foes renew rivalry in must-win Women’s AFCON tie

The Super Falcons and their Equatorial Guinea counterparts have a rich history of fiery contests, incredible wins and painful losses between them.Past fixtures between both sides have delivered great entertainment and memorable goals.Equatorial Guinea were responsible for the ouster of Nigeria in the semi-final of the 2008 Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON).They pipped the Falcons 1-0 thanks to Genoveva [...]

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    Nigeria thump Zambia to bounce back in Women’s AFCON

Nigeria thump Zambia to bounce back in Women’s AFCON

Defending champions Nigeria got their Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) campaign back on track with a 4-0 thumping of Zambia in Cape Coast on Wednesday evening.The Super Falcons lost their first Group B match 1-0 to South Africa and were keen to redeem themselves against a side that walloped Equatorial Guinea 5-0.Reigning African women's footballer of the year, Asisat [...]

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