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    South African coach: Eagles will have to work very hard to beat us

South African coach: Eagles will have to work very hard to beat us

Stuart Baxter, head coach of Bafana Bafana, says  Nigeria will have to work very hard to beat his side in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game.Speaking with TheCable, Baxter said he expects the encounter with the Super Eagles at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg to be a tough one."I can not guarantee a win but if they are [...]

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles land in Johannesburg for Bafana Bafana clash

PHOTOS: Super Eagles land in Johannesburg for Bafana Bafana clash

The Super Eagles have arrived in Johannesburg for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The team touched down at OR Tambo International Airport at about 3:30am on Friday.The chartered aircraft which took off from Asaba, Delta, had a stop-over in Luanda, Angola.While in South Africa, the Super Eagles will lodge at Park Hotel, Sandton.[...]

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    English Premier League to adopt VAR next season

English Premier League to adopt VAR next season

The video assistant referee (VAR) system is set to be put to use in the English Premier League (EPL) next season.According to a statement released by the league's governing body, the decision was arrived at during a shareholders' meeting where the board provided clubs with statistics of non-live VAR trials being undertaken by both league and referees' body.Clubs thereafter agreed [...]

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    17-year-old golfing sensation to participate in FirstBank’s 57th tourney

17-year-old golfing sensation to participate in FirstBank’s 57th tourney

Georgia Oboh, a 17-year old golfing sensation, will be a participant at the 57th edition of the Lagos amateur open golf championship sponsored by FirstBank.The three-day tournament will take off on Friday, November 16, and run through Sunday, November 18 at the Ikoyi Club 1938 Golf Course in Lagos.Folake Ani-Mumuney, group head, marketing & corporate communications at FirstBank, said the bank [...]

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    Solari named permanent Real Madrid coach

Solari named permanent Real Madrid coach

Real Madrid have announced the appointment of their team B coach, Santiago Solari on a permanent basis.The Spanish club made the announcement in a short statement posted on their website last night, with Solari handed a three-year contract."The board of directors of Real Madrid C.F., which met today, 13 November 2018, has agreed to appoint Santiago Solari as first-team coach until [...]

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    Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… TheCable’s team of the week

Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… 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 AkpeyiAgainst Kaizer Chiefs, Akpeyi was brilliant and succeeded in keeping a clean sheet.Kenneth OmeruoOmeruo appears to have finally found his bearing in Spain. He was rock solid for Leganes against Girona.John OguThe versatile Ogu [...]

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    Euro Roundup: City outclass United in Manchester derby as Betis stun Barca

Euro Roundup: City outclass United in Manchester derby as Betis stun Barca

Manchester City displayed their supremacy over Manchester United in the city's derby with a 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.Pep Guardiola's team flexed their squad supremacy from the first minute, and went ahead through David Silva, the Spaniard slotting in from close range after Sterling's cut back was deflected into his path.United did not have a shot on target in [...]

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    Esperance emerge CAF Champions League winners

Esperance emerge CAF Champions League winners

An unstoppable Esperance defeated Al Ahly 3-0 to win the 2018 CAF Champions League final at the Stade Olympique de Rades on Friday.The first leg ended 3-1 in favour of Al Ahly and the Egyptian side were favoured to win the title.But Esperance proved their mettle to win 3-0 in the return leg and earned a 4-3 aggregate victory over [...]

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    D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive Lomé for FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive Lomé for FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

The Nigerian men and women's national teams arrived in Lomé, Togo on Thursday for the 2018 FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup.The men’s team captained by Azouma Dike is made up of Abdul Yahaya, Lucky Subel and Godwin David, all plying their trade with Kano Pillars.Still buzzing from their fairytale run at the FIBA Women’s World Cup, D’Tigress' 3x3 team will hope [...]

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    Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Odion Ighalo says he will be out for four weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai's 2-2 draw in the Chinese Super League on Wednesday.Ighalo said he is sad to miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The striker, however, said he has accepted his fate."I pulled my hamstring," Ighalo told TheCable. "I am [...]

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