Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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    NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United edge Enyimba as Heartland shock Nasarawa

NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United edge Enyimba as Heartland shock Nasarawa

A total of 18 goals were scored in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) games played on Sunday.There were impressive wins for Kwara United, Heartland and Plateau United.Here's TheCable's wrap-up.Kwara United 3-2 EnyimbaThe most entertaining game took place at the Kwara Stadium Complex, where Kwara United hosted Enyimba.United edged past the People's Elephants 3-2.Wikki Tourists 2-1 Niger TornadoesWikki Tourists held off [...]

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    Boboye succeeds Osho at Remo Stars, targets continental football

Boboye succeeds Osho at Remo Stars, targets continental football

Kennedy Boboye says his objective is to qualify Remo Stars for continental football.The Abeokuta club unveiled him as its new technical adviser on Friday.The former Plateau United coach succeeds Fatai Osho who resigned on Wednesday.Boboye left the Jos-based side following the expiration of his two-year contract. While there, he made history by guiding them to a first ever NPFL championship in [...]

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    ‘Give me a chance with Eagles’ — Israel-based Ofoedu begs Rohr

‘Give me a chance with Eagles’ — Israel-based Ofoedu begs Rohr

Chikeluba Ofoedu, Maccabi Tel Aviv attacker, has called on Gernot Rohr to give him a chance to prove himself with the Super Eagles.Since moving to Europe after emerging as the revelation of the 2011/2012 Nigerian league season, Ofoedu has continued to impress in front of goal.The attacker scored his seventh goal for Maccabi Tel Aviv when they drew 1-1 with Hapoel [...]

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    China thrash Super Falcons in opener of four-nation tourney

China thrash Super Falcons in opener of four-nation tourney

China thrashed African champions, Super Falcons, 3-0 in the opening game of the ongoing four-nation invitational tournament. Zhang Rui opened scoring for the home side as early as the ninth minute on Thursday.Despite the Nigerian side stepping up their game, the first half end 1-0 in favour of China.The Chinese side dominated play in the second half as Li Ying doubled [...]

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    Fatal Osho resigns as Remo Stars coach

Fatal Osho resigns as Remo Stars coach

Fatai Osho has resigned as the head coach of Remo Stars Football Club.This is the second time Osho will be quitting as Remo Stars coach after he was reappointed following Nduka Ugbade’s exit in 2017.A source told TheCable that the club's management wants Osho to be an assistant to Kennedy Boboye, which he agreed to."Remo stars management want Kennedy Boboye to [...]

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    Oshoala, Oparanozie missing from Falcons’ squad for four-nation tourney

Oshoala, Oparanozie missing from Falcons’ squad for four-nation tourney

The Super Falcons left for China without two key players, Oshoala Asisat and Desire Oparanozie, as they kick-start their preparations for the Women’s World Cup.A delegation comprising of 16 players and nine officials departed Nigeria on Monday for the four-nation tournament.Four other players; defender Faith Michael, midfielder Rita Chikwelu and forwards Ini-Abasi Umotong and Chinaza Uchendu will fly to China [...]

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    Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the main objective of 2019 is for the Super Eagles to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Pinnick said a fourth AFCON title is long overdue for Nigeria, adding that "everything legitimate" will be done to ensure the Eagles bring home the trophy."The very big one that we do not want [...]

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    Junior Lokosa, NPFL goal king, joins Esperance

Junior Lokosa, NPFL goal king, joins Esperance

Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars striker, has joined Esperance of Tunis Football Club on a two and half-year deal.The announcement of Lokosa's acquisition was announced by Esperance on Monday.The 24-year-old was the highest goal scorer in the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season."Arrived Saturday night in Tunis to finalize his transfer to Esperance, the top Nigerian scorer of last season, [...]

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    Aliyu, Chinedu, Bashir… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Aliyu, Chinedu, Bashir… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

After a seven-month break, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) resumed at the weekend.TheCable's team of the week is made up of the 11 standout players.Chinedu Anozie (FC Ifeanyi Ubah)Anozie frustrated Plateau United's attackers with his outstanding display for FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the 0-0 draw.Babatunde Solomon (El-Kanemi Warriors)The no-nonsense defender peppered Akwa United's strikers with his physical approach and [...]

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    CAF CC: Rangers seal crucial win over Bantu

CAF CC: Rangers seal crucial win over Bantu

Rangers International produced an exhilarating performance to pick a 2-1 victory over Bantu FC in the first leg of the Confederation Cup play-off round.The Gbenga Ogunbote-tutored players were deserving winners in the match played at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, on Sunday.Ifeanyi George made a return to the starting block as Chidera Ezeh kept his place among the starters.Pint-sized winger Bright Silas [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: El-Kanemi grab away win as MFM, Heartland lose on the road

NPFL wrap-up: El-Kanemi grab away win as MFM, Heartland lose on the road

The 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League got underway with six games across various centres.Here's is TheCable's wrap-up of matchday 1 action.Enyimba 2-0 MFM FCGoals from Nelson Ogbonnaya and Abdulrahman helped Enyimba defeat MFM FC 2-0 in Aba.Kwara United 1-1 Sunshine StarsSeun Olulayo's second half own goal cancelled out Franklin Shashere's strike as Kwara United forced Sunshine Stars to a 1-1 [...]

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    Lobi Stars fight back to beat Mamelodi Sundowns in CAF CL opener

Lobi Stars fight back to beat Mamelodi Sundowns in CAF CL opener

Lobi Stars defeated South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 as the CAF Champions League kicked off on Friday.The Nigerian team fought back from a goal down to win the first Group A game.The encounter took place at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.Lobi reached the CAF Champions League group stage after defeating Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in the first round tie in December 2018.Liberian [...]

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    Nigeria to field 60 athletes as Lagos hosts Para Powerlifting Championships

Nigeria to field 60 athletes as Lagos hosts Para Powerlifting Championships

Nigeria will be represented by 60 athletes at the International Para Powerlifting Championships billed to hold in Lagos.Queen Uboh, president of Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), says the competition will take place from January 24 to 31.Uboh said Nigeria has the best para powerlifters in the world and will cart home most of the medals from the competition."The Nigerian athletes, considered the [...]

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    Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Falcons' warm-up schedule in preparation for the Women’s World Cup.According to a statement released by the NFF on Thursday, the team will participate in a four-nation invitational tournament in China from January 17 to 20 and will also compete in the Cyprus Women’s Cup from February 25 to March 7.The team [...]

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    Insurance back to NPFL after 11 years absence

Insurance back to NPFL after 11 years absence

Insurance Football Club of Benin have gained promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NFL) after an 11-year absence.Insurance beat Shooting Stars of Ibadan 1-0 on a Wednesday at the ongoing Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 tournament in Abia state.Charles Omokaro's 10th minute strike took the Edo Arsenal back to top flight.Remo Stars of Ijebu also returned to the [...]

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    CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

Egypt's Mohamed Salah has been crowned the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year.He beat his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and 2015 winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to the gong.The winners were unveiled at the awards gala on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.Banyana Banyana's Christina Thembi Kgatlana won women's player of the year ahead of Super Falcons duo of Asisat [...]

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