Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Remi Sulola

    D’Tigress’ impressive World Cup run comes to an end

D’Tigress’ impressive World Cup run comes to an end

The US team on Friday ended D'Tigress' impressive run at the FIBA Women's World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.The defending champions overcame their slow start to defeat D'Tigress 71-40 and earn their 20th straight win in the competition.The D'Tigress won the first quarter 17-9, marking the first time the world number one team had scored less than 10 points in any [...]

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    World Cup: D’Tigress defeat Greece to set up clash with US

World Cup: D’Tigress defeat Greece to set up clash with US

Nigeria's D'Tigress continued their magical run at the 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup with an impressive 57-56 victory over Greece to advance to the quarter-final.The game against Greece took place in Tenerife, Spain, on Wednesday.It was a keenly contested tie which saw the Nigerian side draw the first quarter 15-15. D'Tigress won the second and third quarters 16-11, 17-11 but the [...]

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    Enyimba targets CAF Confederation Cup glory

Enyimba targets CAF Confederation Cup glory

Ibrahim Mustapha, Enyimba striker, says his team's "main challenge" is to win the CAF Confederation Cup this season.The People's Elephants have already qualified for the semi-final of the competition and will play Raja Casablanca in a two-legged affair.He told TheCable that "our main challenge is to reach the final and win it."Enyimba are a big ­African club so it is normal that [...]

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    D’Tigress advance to World Cup quarter-final after historic win

D’Tigress advance to World Cup quarter-final after historic win

D’Tigress defeated Argentina 75-70 to sail through to the quarter-final of the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.The African champions won back-to-back games to clinch second spot in Group B.DTigress became the first African country to win two games at the group stage of a FIBA Women’s World Cup.The Nigerian team won the first quarter 18-12 but the [...]

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    Modric breaks 10-year Messi-Ronaldo duopoly to win FIFA best player award

Modric breaks 10-year Messi-Ronaldo duopoly to win FIFA best player award

Luka Modric has defeated fellow finalists, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, to win the 2018 Best FIFA player award.The Croatian midfielder broke the 10-year duopoly of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the ceremony which held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Monday.Modric was the player of the tournament at this summer's World Cup and also won the UEFA [...]

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    Tunde Sanni steps down as ABS coach

Tunde Sanni steps down as ABS coach

Tunde Sanni has stepped down as coach of Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC.Sanni threw in the towel on Monday after a brief meeting with Alloy Chukwuemeka, director of football, at the club's secretariat in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.Chukwuemeka told TheCable that he was surprised to have received Sanni's resignation."I was surprised when I got to the office and saw coach Sanni's [...]

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    Musa, Troost-Ekong, Ndidi… TheCable’s team of the week

Musa, Troost-Ekong, Ndidi… 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)He frustrated Golden Arrows attackers on several occasions. Were it not for his agility, they would have scored. Alert.William Troost-Ekong (Udinese)Led the line well and stifled anyone who dared to venture into his zone. He [...]

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    D’Tigress defeat Turkey to record first ever World Cup win

D’Tigress defeat Turkey to record first ever World Cup win

D’Tigress have won their first ever game at a FIBA Women’s World Cup.Nigeria's women basketball team defeated Turkey 74-68 in the Group B encounter in Tenerife, Spain, on Sunday.The team trailed the Turks 15-7 in the first quarter but bounced back to win the second quarter 22-17.D'Tigress extended their lead from five in the second quarter to 13, winning 23-10 [...]

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    Enyimba rip apart Rayon Sports to qualify for CAF CC semi-final

Enyimba rip apart Rayon Sports to qualify for CAF CC semi-final

Enyimba have sealed a place in the semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup courtesy of a 5-1 win over Rayon Sports.The People's Elephants will face either Raja Casablanca or Cara Brazzaville in the last four.With showers of goals raining in Aba, Enyimba fans had reasons to smile in the entertaining fixture.Stanley Dimgba, former Sunshine Stars winger, capitalised on an error [...]

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    Anthony Joshua knocks out Povetkin

Anthony Joshua knocks out Povetkin

Anthony Joshua, British boxer, has beaten his mandatory challenger, Russia’s Alexander Povetkin by a knockout in the seventh round, to keep hold of the WBA, (Super) IBF, WBO and IBO belts.Joshua born by Nigerian parents, beat the Russian at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, to hand the Russian, his first knockout defeat in his professional boxing career.Joshua was very [...]

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    D’Tigress ‘born ready’ for World Cup opener against Australia

D’Tigress ‘born ready’ for World Cup opener against Australia

D’Tigress will start their FIBA Women’s World Basketball Cup campaign against Australia on Saturday.The African Champions, ranked 34th in the world, will square up against fourth-ranked Australia in Tenerife, Spain.Otis Hughley, D’Tigress head coach, says the team is ready to confront any opposition."We were born ready for this. There is no point in coming to such events like this just [...]

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    Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Carl Ikeme, former Super Eagles goalkeeper, says it was painful to miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, told BBC that his inability to join the Super Eagles in Russia affected him psychologically.The former Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper said he's looking forward to being involved with the team in a coaching capacity, noting that he has "unfinished business [...]

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    How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

Several Nigerian players were in action as the UEFA Europa League resumed Thursday. We begin with Arsenal's 4-2 win over Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.Alex Iwobi provided an assist for the Gunners and was taken off in the 70th minute.Victor Moses' woes at Chelsea continued as he was benched for the entirety of the 1-0 win at PAOK Thessaloniki.Chuba Akpom wasn't [...]

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    Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Amaju Pinnick says "football is the winner" following his re-election as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Pinnick defeated his closest rival, Aminu Maigari, on Thursday.Speaking with TheCable after the election, Pinnick said there is "no victor and no vanquished" in the race."Football is the winner," he said."Like I said, there's no victor, there's no vanquish. Aminu Maigari is my big [...]

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    Pinnick breaks NFF presidency jinx, returns for second term

Pinnick breaks NFF presidency jinx, returns for second term

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).He is the first president of the NFF to be re-elected.Pinnick recorded a landslide victory, earning 34 votes to Aminu Maigari (eight), Taiwo Ogunjobi (two).Chinedu Okoye had no vote.Seyi Akinwunmi also returned as vice-president of the football federation.He polled 41 votes to defeat Sunday Ajayi who had [...]

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    Maigari faces certificate forgery allegation — one day to NFF election

Maigari faces certificate forgery allegation — one day to NFF election

Aminu Maigari, a contender in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) presidential election, has been accused of certificate forgery.According to a statement signed by Mohammed Sani Katu, chairman of the NFF electoral committee, the clearance issued to Maigari to vie for NFF presidency has been withdrawn and substituted with a "provisional clearance".Katu said there are discrepancies in the certificates submitted by [...]

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