Saturday, April 6, 2019

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    NPFL Wrap Up: Remo Stars pick first win of the season

NPFL Wrap Up: Remo Stars pick first win of the season

Matchday nine games in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) took place on Wednesday and Thursday which saw Remo Stars record their first win of the season.Group ANiger Tornadoes 0-0 EnyimbaNiger Tornadoes played out a 0-0 draw with Enyimba at the Bako Kontagora Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.Sunshine Stars 1-1 Bendel InsuranceBendel Insurance earned a valuable point away from home when [...]

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    CDD inaugurates election analysis centre, unveils plans to combat fake news

CDD inaugurates election analysis centre, unveils plans to combat fake news

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has unveiled an election analysis centre (EAC) for the 2019 general election.Speaking at the opening ceremony in Abuja on Thursday, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the essence of the centre is to "infuse confidence in the whole elections".She said the centre would counter fake news, disinformation and provide live telecast."The whole essence of the [...]

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    ‘Incite violence and forfeit your assets abroad’ — US, UK warn politicians

‘Incite violence and forfeit your assets abroad’ — US, UK warn politicians

Catriona Laing, British high commissioner to Nigeria, insists that politicians who incite or execute violence during the 2019 elections in the country would have their visas banned and foreign assets forfeited.Laing who made this statement at the unveiling press conference of the Elections Situation Room of the Civil Society Situation Room by a coalition of civil society organizations (CSO) to [...]

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    Ighalo joins Shanghai Shenshua FC

Ighalo joins Shanghai Shenshua FC

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles forward has joined Shanghai Shenshua from another Chinese Super League side, Chanchung Yatai.Shanghai Shenshua confirmed the 29-year deal on their Twitter handle.https://twitter.com/shanghaishenhua/status/1095852512907735040?s=21Inspire of Ighalo's 22 goals last season for Changchun Yatai, the CSL side went on relegation.The Super Eagles forward was linked with a move to La Liga's Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier [...]

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    Joshua to defend world titles against undefeated Miller

Joshua to defend world titles against undefeated Miller

Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight champion, will defend his titles against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1.According to Sky Sports UK, it will be Joshua’s first fight in the US as he takes on the undefeated Miller in his home city of New York.Miller, however, has never fought for a world title.The Brit had planned to face Dillian Whyte [...]

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    U23 AFCON qualifier: Amapakabo invites 33 players to camp ahead of Libya fixture

U23 AFCON qualifier: Amapakabo invites 33 players to camp ahead of Libya fixture

Imama Amapakabo, head coach of the "Dream Team" has called to camp 33 players ahead of next month’s Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture between Nigeria and Libya.The invited players resumed camping at the Serob hotel in Abuja on Wednesday.Nigeria is the defending champion of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations, having defeated Algeria in the final of the [...]

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    Anozie, Ali, Ojo… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Anozie, Ali, Ojo… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

After a wide-screen weekend of goals, near misses, joy and despair, TheCable picks the best XI from Nigeria Professional Football League Week 8’s games.It was a good matchday eight for Enyimba, Akwa United, El-Kanemi Warriors, Plateau United and Kwara United as they won their matches.Chinedu AnozieRestricted Heartland to just one goal, which he could do nothing about. Always alert. [...]

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    Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF SG, is dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF SG, is dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi, former Nigeria Football Federation secretary general, is dead.Ogunjobi, chairman of Osun state Football Association, died in UCH Ibadan on Monday morning.Tunde Shamsudeen, Ogunjobi's personal assistant on media, told TheCable: "He felt unwell and went to the hospital on Saturday and the doctor put him on bed rest.""He told me to represent him at the Osun SWAN award last [...]

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    NPFL wrap up: MFM FC shock Tornadoes with massive comeback

NPFL wrap up: MFM FC shock Tornadoes with massive comeback

It was a good matchday eight for Enyimba, MFM FC, El-Kanemi Warriors, Plateau United and Kwara United who won their matches.Group AMFM FC 3-2 Niger TornadoesKenedinum Chuks' late strike capped a dramatic 3-2 win for MFM FC against Niger Tornadoes on Sunday.Fidelis Ilechukwu's side trailed to Abishiya Peter's early opener and Osondu Jonathan's effort at the Agege Stadium.But Olawale Abisoye [...]

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    Flying Eagles pip Niger to qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles pip Niger to qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles of Nigeria pipped Niger 1-0 in the U20 Africa Cup of Nations to book a ticket to the 2019 FIFA World Cup in Poland.A second-half goal from Adamu Alhassan was enough to secure Nigeria a place in Poland.The first half ended goalless with the hosts Niger with more chances that they failed to convert.Nafizi Yahaya would have put [...]

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    Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, Bollywood actress who got heavy backlash for sharing a racist comment, calling Alex Iwobi "gorilla" has tendered a written apology to the Arsenal player and Super Eagles forward.She tendered her apology via an Instagram post. She wrote, ''I am extremely sorry for my ignorant action last Friday. Being an ardent fan of many years, I was deeply engrossed [...]

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    Residents escape death as scoreboard collapse at Stephen Keshi stadium

Residents escape death as scoreboard collapse at Stephen Keshi stadium

The scoreboard of the Stephen Keshi stadium collapsed on Monday night -- only six months after its installation.The scoreboard was installed during the 2018 African Senior Athletics championship, Asaba 2018.According to SaharaReporters, the residents of the popular Nnebisi and commuters plying the road narrowly escaped death after the electric scoreboard at the newly commissioned stadium in Asaba, Delta state, collapsed.Tony [...]

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    Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins 2019 Access Bank Marathon

Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins 2019 Access Bank Marathon

Sintayehu Yinesu of Ethiopia outpaced thousands of marathoners on Saturday to emerge winner of the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.Yinesu breast the tape in a time of 2.17.20 to grab the ultimate prize of $50,000.Joshua Kipkorir of Kenya came second with a time record of 2.18.16 to go home with $30,000 while William Yegon, also of Kenya, came third [...]

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    Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, former Miss India a well-known Arsenal fan, has come under heavy backlash for sharing racist remarks aimed at Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi.Gupta, a Bollywood star posted a Whatsapp image conversation with a friend describing Iwobi as a "gorilla".The other person wrote: "Solves our winger issues. I can't see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. [...]

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    Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has joined Kaizer Chiefs from Chippa United.Chiefs announced the signing of the Nigerian international on Thursday.Akpeyi's move brings his four-year stay at Chippa United to an end."Kaizer Chiefs would like to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi from Chippa United. He has signed a contract for 1 year and 5 months," the club tweeted."We [...]

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    Asisat Oshoala joins Barcelona on loan

Asisat Oshoala joins Barcelona on loan

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker, has joined the female team of FC Barcelona.The Dalian Quanjian player will be at the Spanish club until the end of the 2018/19 season.Barcelona issued a statement with details of her loan signing on Thursday."The Nigerian footballer, 24 years old, arrived in Barcelona this morning," the statement read"Subsequently, she carried out the relevant medical tests [...]

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