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    Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles forward, tests positive for COVID-19

Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles forward, tests positive for COVID-19

Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles forward, has tested positive for coronavirus. Het Laaste Niuews, a Belgian online news outlet, confirmed the 26-year old COVID-19 status on Wednesday. The RKC Gent striker's result came back positive after the club side tested their players ahead of an exhibition game slated for Thursday. Onuachu, who recently returned to Belgium after he accompanied Victor Osimhen for his father’s [...]

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    Iheanacho, Ndidi, Saka…TheCable’s team of the week

Iheanacho, Ndidi, Saka…TheCable’s team of the week

TheCable's team of the week is made up of two Leicester City players, as the Foxes won against Crystal Palace -- thanks to wonderful performances by Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, amongst others, who both featured. This week's team will see an adventurous 3-4-3 pattern deployed, with former Golden Eaglets safe hands in between the sticks. Dele Alampasu - Ventspils Dele Alampasu's calmness [...]

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    EPL: Iheanacho scores again as Leicester, Man United, Chelsea secure win in tight race for top 4

EPL: Iheanacho scores again as Leicester, Man United, Chelsea secure win in tight race for top 4

Manchester United scored five times to exert their superiority against relegation-threatened Bournemouth in their 5-2 win at Old Trafford in the English Premier League (EPL). The 19-time EPL champions had to come from a goal down to overpower Bournemouth, with all three of their strikers getting on the scoresheet. The visitors took a shocking lead on 16 minutes through Junior Stanislas, with [...]

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    Man City spoil Liverpool’s party with 4-0 thrashing

Man City spoil Liverpool’s party with 4-0 thrashing

Manchester City turned on the style to obliterate Liverpool, the new English Premier League (EPL) champions, 4-0 at the Etihad stadium in a superiority statement on Thursday night. Goals from Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and an own goal helped Pep Guardiola's City crash the Liverpool party in style, exerting some sort of revenge for losing their EPL crown [...]

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    Iheanacho scores in Leicester’s defeat as West Ham shock Chelsea

Iheanacho scores in Leicester’s defeat as West Ham shock Chelsea

It was mixed fortunes for Super Eagles players in the English Premier League (EPL) as Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho took part in Everton's 2-1 win over Leicester City at Goodison Park on Wednesday night. While Iwobi had an average game, Iheanacho scored for Leicester, with Ndidi conceding a penalty for Everton to double their lead. Everton took a two-goal [...]

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    Real Madrid launch first women’s team in 118-year history

Real Madrid launch first women’s team in 118-year history

Real Madrid, Spanish football giant, have launched the first professional women’s team of their 118-year history following the takeover of Madrid-based club Tacon. According to a statement released by the club, the project became reality following the official takeover of CD Tacón, a Spanish female premier league outfit, on Wednesday. “Real Madrid C. F. wishes to announce that it has sent the [...]

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    Man United, Juventus win as Messi scores 700th career goal

Man United, Juventus win as Messi scores 700th career goal

Manchester United and Juventus enjoyed comfortable wins, while Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal as Barcelona managed a draw in three different league matches played on Tuesday night Man United won 3-0 at Brighton, Juventus wore down Genoa before prevailing 3-1 while Barca, once again, fumbled in their La Liga title challenge to draw 2-2 at home to Atletico Madrid. In [...]

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    COVID-19: CAF postpones 2021 AFCON by a year

COVID-19: CAF postpones 2021 AFCON by a year

The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) by a year. The postponement was announced on Tuesday after a video-conference by the committee to discuss the future of competitions and other related issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “After consultation with stakeholders and taking into consideration the current global situation, [...]

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    Ighalo, Ujah, Moses… TheCable’s team of the week

Ighalo, Ujah, Moses… TheCable’s team of the week

The weekend saw Nigerian footballers churning out trailblazing performances for their pay masters. Odion Ighalo, Olarenwaju Kayode, Ibrahim Shuaibu, Emem Eduok, Anthony Ujah and Suleiman Abdullahi were all on the score-sheet. The team of the week is lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Manchester United striker star leading the attack. Austin Ejide Hapoel Ra'anana were a better team than Hapoel Hadera, but [...]

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    Osimhen named best African player in Ligue 1

Osimhen named best African player in Ligue 1

Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles forward, has won the 2019/20 Marc Vivien Foe prize -- an annual award in France recognising the best African player in Ligue 1. The 21-year-old talented footballer was named winner of this year's prize on Monday, less than a month after he was voted Lille’s player of the season following his impressive performance for the French club. The former [...]

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