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    Onazi, Akpom, Eleke… TheCable’s team of the week

Onazi, Akpom, Eleke… 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;Francis UzohoThe goal-minder returned from a five-week injury and was in fine form in the 0-0 draw with Sporting Gijon. He made a handful of impressive saves.Joel ObiObi's crosses from the left caused the Parma defenders [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles thump Libya to bounce back in Beach Soccer AFCON

Super Sand Eagles thump Libya to bounce back in Beach Soccer AFCON

The Super Sand Eagles defeated Libya 6-3 to brighten their chance of a place in the semi-final of the Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations.The two-time African champions had lost their opening game via a penalty shootout to Senegal after both teams were inseparable at 4-4.Emeka Ogbonna scored two of the goals while Abu Azeez, a top player in the Nigerian [...]

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    EPL roundup: Chelsea inflict first defeat on Man City as Liverpool go top

EPL roundup: Chelsea inflict first defeat on Man City as Liverpool go top

Chelsea ended Manchester City's unbeaten run with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from N'Golo Kante and David Luiz.The Blues were on the ropes in the first half, defending for the most part and successfully limiting City to a few shots from distance.Maurizio Sarri's men stuck to their task and nicked the opener on the stroke of [...]

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    Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn against host nation, France, as well as Korea Republic and Norway in Group A of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.The draw ceremony was held in Paris on Saturday.World Cup debutant, South Africa, are in Group B alongside Germany, China and Spain.Africa's third representative at the mundial, Cameroon, are in Group E against [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles lose first game of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Super Sand Eagles lose first game of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Four-time champions Senegal defeated Nigeria 2-0 on penalties following a 4-4 stalemate after regulation and extra time.The first game of the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) took place in Egypt on Saturday.Nigeria, two-time champions, took the fight to the Senegalese but the West African team refused to bow to the firepower of the Supersand Eagles.Emeka Ogbonna was among the [...]

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    Falcons drop in latest FIFA ranking — despite AFCON win

Falcons drop in latest FIFA ranking — despite AFCON win

The Super Falcons dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA ranking.The nine-time African champions, in spite of their performance at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) championship in Ghana, dropped 21 points from 1601 to 1586.According to the FIFA ranking released on Friday, the Falcons retained their number one position in Africa.The Banyana Banyana of South Africa, [...]

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    D’Tigers remain best male basketball team in Africa

D’Tigers remain best male basketball team in Africa

D’Tigers, Nigerian men's basketball team, dropped one spot down from their 32nd position to 33rd in the latest FIBA world ranking.Despite dropping a spot down in the world, D'Tigers maintained their first spot in the continent, according to the new ranking released Thursday.The Nigerian squad is one of the 47 teams that dropped in the ranking despite qualifying for the [...]

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    Balogun makes history with first English Premier League goal

Balogun makes history with first English Premier League goal

Leon Balogun, Super Eagles defender, scored his first goal in the English Premier League (EPL) on Tuesday, helping 10-man Brighton and Hove Albion to a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.Brighton started the game brightly, taking the lead through Glenn Murray's penalty on 24 minutes before teammate, Shane Duffy, was sent off for pushing an opponent.This prompted manager, Chris Houghton, to [...]

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    Again, Modric breaks Messi-Ronaldo duopoly, wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

Again, Modric breaks Messi-Ronaldo duopoly, wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

Croatia and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric broke the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo ten-year supremacy once again as he clinched the 2018 Ballon d'Or on Monday.Messi and Ronaldo were the two who had won football's top individual prize for the last decade but Modric changed it all this year.He helped Croatia get to their first ever World Cup final in Russia during [...]

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    Akpeyi, Ndidi, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Ndidi, Odey… 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 Akpeyi (Chippa United)Akpeyi once again proved why he is one of the best Nigerian goalkeepers. He made four world-class saves in the 1-0 loss to Amazulu.Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion)Balogun did well as a substitute in [...]

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