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    Akpeyi: I won’t be playing against Tunisia — here’s why

Akpeyi: I won’t be playing against Tunisia — here’s why

Daniel Akpeyi has disclosed to TheCable that he won't be starting the third-place match against Tunisia at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.Akpeyi also revealed that Francis Uzoho will man the goal post in the winner takes all clash against the Carthage Eagles at the El Salam stadium.He, however, explained Gernot Rohr's reason for the change in the [...]

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    Ibim Semenitari sets the pace, marries education and sports for development

Ibim Semenitari sets the pace, marries education and sports for development

Olukayode Thomas I was about to have breakfast at the popular Iye Ogbelaka Restaurant in Benin City penultimate Tuesday when my phone rang. I was expecting the caller, Ibim Semenitari, a senior colleague and friend of over two decades, to talk about our normal subjects of mutual interest;  media and politics.However, she began conversing about a subject I never thought she [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap Siasia’s mother

Gunmen kidnap Siasia’s mother

Beauty Ogere, mother of Samson Siasia, former coach of the Super Eagles, has been kidnapped.According to The Nation, gunmen broke into the residence of the 76-year-old woman in Odoni, Sagbama, Bayelsa state, on Monday morning.Odere was kidnapped in November  2015 and released her 13 days later.TheCable could not reach the former Super Eagles coach for confirmation on Monday as his [...]

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    Player Ratings: Musa, Collins led the way as Eagles crash into third place battle

Player Ratings: Musa, Collins led the way as Eagles crash into third place battle

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were served the same dish they gave South Africa, albeit so late in the game. Algeria were 2-1 winners with a last-minute goal, condemning the Super Eagles to a scrap for third place in the AFCON tournament. Gernot Rohr and the players have themselves to blame for not rising to the occasion, playing like rabbits in [...]

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    Algeria defeat Eagles — on course to break 29-year jinx

Algeria defeat Eagles — on course to break 29-year jinx

Algeria senior football team finally broke the 29-year jinx with a 2-1 win over the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the semi-final match at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The last time Algeria won the title was in Algiers 29 years ago.A brilliant free kick from Riyad Mahrez ensured that Algeria defeated Nigeria 2-1 in the Africa Cup of [...]

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    Djokovic beats Federer to win longest singles final in Wimbledon history

Djokovic beats Federer to win longest singles final in Wimbledon history

Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Wimbledon Open title with a gutsy performance against Rodger Federer -- and the crowd, overcoming the Swiss maestro 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (6-3) in a five-set thriller. The game, which lasted four hours, 57 minutes is the longest singles final in the tournament history. The Serbian World number One won this title on tie-breakers [...]

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    We have to beat Nigeria to win first AFCON title in 29 years, says Algeria coach

We have to beat Nigeria to win first AFCON title in 29 years, says Algeria coach

Ahead of the semi-final match with Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), head coach of Algeria Djamel Belmadi, has declared that his wards are two more steps from writing their own history.Belmadi's side are unbeaten so far in Egypt, a record they hope to maintain against Nigeria in order to fulfil their lofty dreams."First of all we [...]

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    AFCON Semis: Nigeria has quality players… but we know our abilities, says Algerian star

AFCON Semis: Nigeria has quality players… but we know our abilities, says Algerian star

The much talked about 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semifinals between Nigeria and Algeria will take place at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday.Despite talks of favourite tag on the Fennecs, Dijon midfielder Mehdi Abeid believes the Super Eagles have quality players in their fold.In a pre-match press conference attended by TheCable, the hardworking enforcer analysed what he expects [...]

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    Halep crushes record-chasing Serena Williams  to win first Wimbledon title

Halep crushes record-chasing Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player, delivered a crushing 6-2 6-2 win over Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon Open title at the All England Club on Saturday afternoon. The Romanian, 27, won only her second Grand Slam title of her career, but denied Serena Williams a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title in Tennis history. The capacity crowd, expecting a historic day [...]

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    Omeruo: How Super Eagles feel ahead of Algerian clash

Omeruo: How Super Eagles feel ahead of Algerian clash

Kenneth Omeruo says Nigeria is a difficult side to cast aside at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Eagypt.He is confident Nigeria can continue their 2019 AFCON run with victory over Algeria in Sunday's semi-final at the Cairo International stadium.The Chelsea defender has been a regular alongside William Troost-Ekong in central defence as the Super Eagles navigated past Cameroon [...]

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