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    MFM appoints Tony Bolus, ex-Giwa FC gaffer, as head coach

MFM appoints Tony Bolus, ex-Giwa FC gaffer, as head coach

The management of Mountain of Fire and Ministries Football Club (MFM FC) of Lagos have unveiled Tony Bolus as the team's new head coach following the departure of Fidelis Ilechukwu.Bolus, a former assistant to Imama Amakpakabo at Rangers International FC of Enugu, was considered by the team's management after rigorous screening exercise of top coaches to carry on with the [...]

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    Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Gernot Rohr has called up Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi, twenty others for the Super Eagles’ international friendly with the Ukraine senior national team.The international friendly match is scheduled to take place at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals due to injury, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Kelechi Iheanacho who [...]

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    Ihedioha appoints Kanu Kwankwo as aide on sports

Ihedioha appoints Kanu Kwankwo as aide on sports

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, has appointed Nwankwo Kanu, ex-Super Eagles skipper, as his senior special assistant on sports.Izuchukwu Akwarandu, the governor's aide on social media, announced this in a statement.“The governor, Emeka Ihedioha, received one of the country’s football legends, Kanu Nwankwo, at the Government House, Owerri, on August 14, 2019,” the statement read."Papilo, as fondly called by his [...]

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    Liverpool pull another Istanbul comeback to defeat Chelsea, win Super Cup

Liverpool pull another Istanbul comeback to defeat Chelsea, win Super Cup

Liverpool defeated Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after an exciting and exhilarating 2-2 draw after 180 minutes of football to win the 2019 UEFA Super Cup at the Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul.Champions League defending champions, Liverpool, had to come from a goal down to take the Super Cup on penalties at the site of their famous 2005 UEFA Champions League title [...]

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    Want to see Man City haul of trophies? Be in Lagos on Aug 31

Want to see Man City haul of trophies? Be in Lagos on Aug 31

The 2018/19 English Premier League champions, Manchester City Football Club, will be parading both their men's and women's haul of trophies for their fans in Lagos.Pep Guardiola’s men clinched the EPL title with a 4-1 victory over Brighton at the Amex stadium on in an unprecedented title race.The world Trophy Tour will stop in Lagos, Saturday, August 31 for their [...]

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    Chelsea cut asking price by €2.5m as Omeruo joins Leganes

Chelsea cut asking price by €2.5m as Omeruo joins Leganes

Kenneth Omeruo, Super Eagles defence stalwart, has penned a five-year deal with Spanish La Liga side, Leganes.Chelsea lowered the initial €7 million asking price to €4.5m for the center-back before, Chelsea official website confirmed on Tuesday night.“We would like to thank Kenneth for his service and wish him all the best for the future,” the club statement said.The 25-year-old spent [...]

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    Iwobi: Everton’s offer too good to turn down

Iwobi: Everton’s offer too good to turn down

Alex Iwobi has opened up on how speaking with Marco Silva and Marcel Brands, Everton's coach and director of football, convinced him to join the Toffees in the summer transfer window.In an interview on Everton TV, the Super Eagles forward admitted that what Silva and Brands offered him was too good to be turned down.The Merseyside club completed a post-deadline deal to [...]

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    Osimhen, Okereke, Samuel…TheCable’s team of the week

Osimhen, Okereke, Samuel…TheCable’s team of the week

Nigerians across the world recorded several “imponderable elements” over the weekend, some shining, some falling just under the radar, and a few getting attention for the wrong reasons.TheCable selects the best XI from across the world of football, where Nigeria's flag is being hoisted by her ambassadors.Daniel AkpeyiFrom the start, he had to be alert; his succession of superb [...]

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    France, Vietnam, China… how Nigerian players performed in 23 countries over the weekend

France, Vietnam, China… how Nigerian players performed in 23 countries over the weekend

Victor Osimhen had a sensational performance to his French Ligue 1 debut for Lille Football Club on Sunday.With matches played across the globe over the weekend, David Okereke continued his impressive performance as well as other Nigerians plying their trade abroad.TheCable takes a look at how Nigerian players fared abroad over the weekend.AustriaBright Edomwonyi had a six-minute cameo for Austria [...]

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    Day Sam Okwaraji died 30 years ago

Day Sam Okwaraji died 30 years ago

BY IKEDDY ISIGUZOWhen I strolled into the National Stadium on 12 August 1989, I had many businesses in mind.The National Stadium was being opened after being shut down for years in preparation for Nigeria’89, the FIFA age grade competition that Nigeria still did not host.There was 1990 World Cup qualifier against Angola, in which my brother and friend Samuel Sochukwuma [...]

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