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    ‘It was very painful’ — Iheanacho reflects on Leicester’s loss to Everton

‘It was very painful’ — Iheanacho reflects on Leicester’s loss to Everton

Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles striker, says Leicester City's 2-1 loss to Everton in the English Premier League (EPL) was very painful.The former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles forward provided an assist in the Foxes' defeat to the Toffees on Saturday.A red card issued to Wes Morgan in the 63rd minute complicated matters for Leicester in the explosive game that had [...]

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    AFCON: I’m 100% sure Eagles will beat Libya, says Okunowo

AFCON: I’m 100% sure Eagles will beat Libya, says Okunowo

Gbenga Okunowo, former Barcelona defender, says the Super Eagles will not disappoint in the double-header 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.Nigeria, who are currently placed third in Group E, have two tough games against the Mediterranean Knights."I'm 100 percent certain the Super Eagles' abilities to perform well. They won't disappoint their die-hard supporters," Okunowo told TheCable."The Super [...]

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    Nigerian athletes ‘not under pressure’ to deliver at Youth Olympic Games

Nigerian athletes ‘not under pressure’ to deliver at Youth Olympic Games

Olusola Olusade, permanent secretary, ministry of youth and sports, says Nigerian athletes are not under pressure to deliver at the Youth Olympic Games.According to Olusade, the athletes have the passion to deliver during the competition."Our athletes are not under pressure to deliver for Nigeria in the Youth Olympic Games," Olusade told TheCable."They are mentally prepared to make the country proud in [...]

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    D’Tigress leap highest in FIBA rankings after stellar World Cup

D’Tigress leap highest in FIBA rankings after stellar World Cup

D'Tigress have moved up 15 places in the latest FIBA Women’s ranking after their World Cup heroics.Nigeria became the first African team to win more than one game in a World Cup tournament and also advanced to the quarter-final of the competition.Ranked 34th before the World Cup in Spain, D'Tigress are now the second best team in Africa and 19th in [...]

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    24 teams to compete in CBN football tournament

24 teams to compete in CBN football tournament

The 32nd edition of the CBN All Financial Institutions Football Competition (AFIFC) will kick off on Monday, October 8.The preliminary matches will be played in four zones as 24 teams jostle for the star prize of N2 million. The four zones will be in Abakaliki, Ado-Ekiti, Asaba and Lafia.The quarter-final matches are billed to hold at the same venues on October [...]

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    Enyimba coach blames packed NPFL fixtures for loss to Raja Casablanca

Enyimba coach blames packed NPFL fixtures for loss to Raja Casablanca

Usman Abdullah, coach of Enyimba, has blamed his team’s 0-1 loss to visiting Raja Casablanca of Morocco on fatigue.Abdullah said this during a post-match press briefing held at Enyimba International Stadium in Aba.He said his team played five matches in 10 days, which affected their performance and quality of play."NFF should have protected us because we are the only team [...]

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    Iwobi up against Cech, Lacazette for Arsenal’s player of the month award

Iwobi up against Cech, Lacazette for Arsenal’s player of the month award

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, has been shortlisted for Arsenal's September player of the month award.Iwobi is up against goalkeeper Petr Cech, Alexander Lacazette and Lucas Torreira for the award.The Nigerian attacker was impressive for the North London club in September, setting up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener in the 4-2 win against Vorskla in the UEFA Europa League.The 22-year-old also made [...]

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    Neymar hits treble for PSG as Barcelona humble Spurs

Neymar hits treble for PSG as Barcelona humble Spurs

Neymar and Lionel Messi were the stars on Wednesday as Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona earned commanding wins. Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund also emerged winners but Liverpool lost at Napoli.PSG 6-1 Red Star BelgradeBrazilian maestro, Neymar, was at the heart of an imperial performance as PSG steamrolled Red Star Belgrade to earn their first points of the UCL season. The [...]

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    18 boxers lock horns as GOtv Boxing Night returns to Lagos

18 boxers lock horns as GOtv Boxing Night returns to Lagos

The 16th edition of GOtv Boxing Night will feature 18 fighters who will partake in nine bouts.Tagged Independence Edition, the boxing extravaganza will take place on October 14 at the Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.During a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, the organisers said the planned nine bouts will be the highest ever since the event [...]

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    Enyimba suffer first leg defeat in CAF CC semi-final

Enyimba suffer first leg defeat in CAF CC semi-final

Enyimba were on Wednesday defeated 1-0 by Raja Casablanca in the first leg of CAF Confederation Cup semi-final.The two-time Champions League winners couldn't convert begging chances against the experienced Moroccan side at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.Both teams tried to grab the opening goal but they couldn't make their chances count as the first half ended goalless.Raja Casablanca silenced the [...]

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