Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Remi Sulola

    Bale, Ronaldo, Kanté among nominees for 2018 Ballon d’Or

Bale, Ronaldo, Kanté among nominees for 2018 Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo are among the first 15 nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award.Bale and Ronaldo are joined by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.There are 30 names set to be announced throughout Monday.For the last decade, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominated the sport, taking [...]

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    Taiye Taiwo grabs assist as club records ‘magnificent’ victory

Taiye Taiwo grabs assist as club records ‘magnificent’ victory

RoPS left back Taiye Taiwo has described the team’s performance in the 2-1 victory over TPS as "magnificent".The former AC Milan and Olympique Marseille defender provided an assist in the Finnish Veikkausliiga game on Saturday.“We were absolutely magnificent and knew how to approach this game with the passion it deserved,” he told TheCable.“In the first half there was some exquisite [...]

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    Quadri, Abiodun lift fourth Portuguese Cup with Sporting

Quadri, Abiodun lift fourth Portuguese Cup with Sporting

Sporting’s trio of Aruna Quadri, Diogo Carvalho and Bode Abiodun checkmated ADC Ponta do Pargo to retain the Portuguese Super Cup for the fourth time in a row.Sporting were on the losing side away to Borussia Dusseldorf in the ETTU Champions opener but the Portuguese side lined up Quadri, Diogo Carvalho and Abiodun against ADC Ponta do Pargo in the [...]

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    ‘It was very painful’ — Iheanacho reflects on Leicester’s loss to Everton

‘It was very painful’ — Iheanacho reflects on Leicester’s loss to Everton

Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles striker, says Leicester City's 2-1 loss to Everton in the English Premier League (EPL) was very painful.The former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles forward provided an assist in the Foxes' defeat to the Toffees on Saturday.A red card issued to Wes Morgan in the 63rd minute complicated matters for Leicester in the explosive game that had [...]

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    AFCON: I’m 100% sure Eagles will beat Libya, says Okunowo

AFCON: I’m 100% sure Eagles will beat Libya, says Okunowo

Gbenga Okunowo, former Barcelona defender, says the Super Eagles will not disappoint in the double-header 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.Nigeria, who are currently placed third in Group E, have two tough games against the Mediterranean Knights."I'm 100 percent certain the Super Eagles' abilities to perform well. They won't disappoint their die-hard supporters," Okunowo told TheCable."The Super [...]

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    Nigerian athletes ‘not under pressure’ to deliver at Youth Olympic Games

Nigerian athletes ‘not under pressure’ to deliver at Youth Olympic Games

Olusola Olusade, permanent secretary, ministry of youth and sports, says Nigerian athletes are not under pressure to deliver at the Youth Olympic Games.According to Olusade, the athletes have the passion to deliver during the competition."Our athletes are not under pressure to deliver for Nigeria in the Youth Olympic Games," Olusade told TheCable."They are mentally prepared to make the country proud in [...]

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    D’Tigress leap highest in FIBA rankings after stellar World Cup

D’Tigress leap highest in FIBA rankings after stellar World Cup

D'Tigress have moved up 15 places in the latest FIBA Women’s ranking after their World Cup heroics.Nigeria became the first African team to win more than one game in a World Cup tournament and also advanced to the quarter-final of the competition.Ranked 34th before the World Cup in Spain, D'Tigress are now the second best team in Africa and 19th in [...]

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    24 teams to compete in CBN football tournament

24 teams to compete in CBN football tournament

The 32nd edition of the CBN All Financial Institutions Football Competition (AFIFC) will kick off on Monday, October 8.The preliminary matches will be played in four zones as 24 teams jostle for the star prize of N2 million. The four zones will be in Abakaliki, Ado-Ekiti, Asaba and Lafia.The quarter-final matches are billed to hold at the same venues on October [...]

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    Iwobi up against Cech, Lacazette for Arsenal’s player of the month award

Iwobi up against Cech, Lacazette for Arsenal’s player of the month award

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, has been shortlisted for Arsenal's September player of the month award.Iwobi is up against goalkeeper Petr Cech, Alexander Lacazette and Lucas Torreira for the award.The Nigerian attacker was impressive for the North London club in September, setting up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener in the 4-2 win against Vorskla in the UEFA Europa League.The 22-year-old also made [...]

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    Enyimba suffer first leg defeat in CAF CC semi-final

Enyimba suffer first leg defeat in CAF CC semi-final

Enyimba were on Wednesday defeated 1-0 by Raja Casablanca in the first leg of CAF Confederation Cup semi-final.The two-time Champions League winners couldn't convert begging chances against the experienced Moroccan side at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.Both teams tried to grab the opening goal but they couldn't make their chances count as the first half ended goalless.Raja Casablanca silenced the [...]

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    UCL: Galatasaray can beat Porto, says Onyekuru

UCL: Galatasaray can beat Porto, says Onyekuru

Henry Onyekuru, Super Eagles forward, says Galatasaray can beat FC Porto in Wednesday's Champions League Group D clash.The Turkish club pipped Erzurum BB 1-0 in a league match last weekend, but Onyekuru says playing in Europe’s premier competition is a different kettle of fish.“We have no time and must focus on Porto. It is a very important game for us, [...]

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    FIBA hails D’Tigers on early qualification for World Cup

FIBA hails D’Tigers on early qualification for World Cup

The Federation of International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has congratulated D’Tigers for being the first team to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.The Nigerian team qualified for the tournament on September 16, with three games left to play.Alex Nwora's boys are currently on a nine-match winning streak.The feat was acknowledged by FIBA in a letter addressed to the NBBF on Tuesday.The [...]

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    Ejide, Ambrose, Adekuoroye… TheCable’s team of the week

Ejide, Ambrose, Adekuoroye… 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;Austin EjideThe veteran goalkeeper was vital to Hadera's crucial win. He made six point key saves. Impressive.Ola AinaOla Aina's stock keep on rising by the day. The versatile defender proved his mettle at Chievo Verona. Reliable.Efe [...]

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    Success returns as Rohr names 24-man squad for Libya test

Success returns as Rohr names 24-man squad for Libya test

Isaac Success is among 24 players invited for the Super Eagles' double-take 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya.The Watford striker last played for Nigeria in 2017.Super Eagles’ technical adviser Gernot Rohr also called up Alex Iwobi and Moses Simon for the clash against the Mediterranean Knights.Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home-based Eagle invited.The team will go [...]

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    Anichebe accuses his club of match-fixing, reports to FIFA

Anichebe accuses his club of match-fixing, reports to FIFA

Victor Anichebe has reported his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises to FIFA over allegations of match-fixing,According to Daily Mail, Anichebe alleged that the coaches, on two occasions, urged him “not to try” in games.One of the occasions was said to be a clash against their local rivals.Anichebe also alleged that his teammates told him “This is China, we do as we’re told" [...]

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    Theresa May backs joint UK-Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup

Theresa May backs joint UK-Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup

Theresa May says the British government is in "full support" of the joint UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.The UK Prime Minister said the football ­associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland are working on a proposal for FIFA.May made this known while speaking on the eve of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham."Following the [...]

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