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    Salah beats Moses, Mane to emerge BBC African footballer of the year

Salah beats Moses, Mane to emerge BBC African footballer of the year

Liverpool FC forward, Mohammed Salah, has won the 2017 BBC African footballer of the year award.Salah, who was nominated for the first time, beat fellow Liverpool colleague Sadio Mane to win the award.The Egyptian joined Liverpool from Roma in June. His impressive start earned him the player of the month award in August and September.Salah's superb start in England was [...]

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    Arsenal, Celtic get Europa League round of 32 opponents

Arsenal, Celtic get Europa League round of 32 opponents

Arsenal FC has been drawn against Swedish side, Östersund, in the Europa League round of 32.Spanish giant, Atlético Madrid, will face FC Copenhagen while Borussia Dortmund will slug it out with Atalanta.Scottish side, Celtic FC, will face Russia's Zenit in the knock out round.Here is the full list of the draw:Borussia Dortmund Vs AtalantaNice Vs Lokomotiv MoscowFC Copenhagen Vs Atlético [...]

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    UCL: Madrid draw PSG, Chelsea to lock horns with Barca in round of 16

UCL: Madrid draw PSG, Chelsea to lock horns with Barca in round of 16

Back-to-back winners Real Madrid will face Paris St. Germain in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.English Premier League defending champions, Chelsea FC, will battle it out with perennial rivals Barcelona.1974 European Cup quarter-finalist Basel will slug it out with Manchester City.The round of 16 draw held on Monday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyom.The first leg matches will take [...]

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    CHAN 2018: Our target is the final, says home-based Eagles captain

CHAN 2018: Our target is the final, says home-based Eagles captain

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said the Nigerian team will strive to better its bronze-winning outing at the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN).Ahead of the CHAN 2018 holding in Morroco, the home-based Super Eagles will participate in the Super Six tournament alongside the top six teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).In a chat with TheCable, Ezenwa said: [...]

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    Iwobi plays no part as Giroud spares Arsenal blushes

Iwobi plays no part as Giroud spares Arsenal blushes

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to help Arsenal secure a 1-1 draw against Southampton on Sunday.Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi, watched from the bench for the entirety of the match.Charlie Austin’s third-minute goal was the difference after an up-tempo, end-to-end first half.Southampton could have been three goals ahead in the early stages, with the Arsenal defence struggling to deal with Austin [...]

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    Salisu Yusuf include Ezenwa, Olatunbosun in 30-man squad for CHAN

Salisu Yusuf include Ezenwa, Olatunbosun in 30-man squad for CHAN

Salisu Yusuf, head coach of the home-based Super Eagles, has invited 30 players for the fifth African Nations Championship (CHAN).Nigeria will tackle 2014 champions Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in the group stage at the championship.The matches of Group C will be played in Tangier.Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders; Stephen Eze, Osas Okoro and Adeleye Olamilekan, midfielders; Afeez Aremu, Rabiu Ali [...]

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    Ronaldo: I am the best footballer in history

Ronaldo: I am the best footballer in history

Cristiano Ronaldo has declared that he is not just the best footballer in the world presently, but the best in football history.The 32-year-old attacker beat Lionel Messi on Thursday to win his fifth Ballon d'Or award to equal the Barcelona's ace haul.In an interview with France Football Magazine, Ronaldo said: "I don’t see anyone better than me.“No player does things [...]

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    Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or, equals Messi’s record

Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or, equals Messi’s record

Cristiano Ronaldo has won his fifth Ballon d’Or award on Thursday, drawing level with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.Ronaldo beat Messi and Neymar to second and third respectively. The striker received the award at a ceremony which took place at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.The Portuguese, who won the FIFA best footballer award in November, is the 62nd Ballon D'Or winner.Ronaldo [...]

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    Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri is now 21st in the world, according to the end of year ITTF ranking released on Thursday.Going by the new ranking, Quadri has displaced Egypt’s Omar Assar as the continent’s best-ranked player.The 21st position is a new personal record for the Nigerian.Owing to his victories at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points to improve [...]

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    NTTF invites 47 players for Commonwealth Games trials

NTTF invites 47 players for Commonwealth Games trials

Less than five months to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has called up 47 players for the first phase of trials.In a statement made available to TheCable, the trials will be held at the National Stadium, Lagos, from December 11 to 16.According to the assistant secretary of NTTF, Adedayo Adeosun, athletes would compete for honours in 18 [...]

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