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    One foreign pro, five home-based stars… meet Flying Eagles defenders for U20 World Cup

One foreign pro, five home-based stars… meet Flying Eagles defenders for U20 World Cup

As the count down to the 2019 U20 Fifa World Cup which is billed to kick off on Thursday, May 23 in Poland, TheCable continues with the profiling of the "backbone" of the Nigerian team -- the defence.The defence has been seen as a strong point in the in Paul Aigbogun's 4-3-3 formation of the Flying Eagles, which allows the [...]

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    Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup to feature 32 countries — NOT 48

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup to feature 32 countries — NOT 48

World football governing body, FIFA, has announced that the next edition of its flagship tournament, the FIFA World Cup, which would be held in Qatar would feature 32 countries, and not 48 being proposed. This was made known in a four-paragraph statement released on the soccer body’s website on Wednesday evening. FIFA, headed by Gianni Infantino has been looking at the possibility [...]

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    Unicef/Access Charity Polo: 18 teams to compete in Kaduna

Unicef/Access Charity Polo: 18 teams to compete in Kaduna

Eighteen polo teams from across Nigeria are set to compete in the 2019 Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament which gallops off at the Fifth Chukker Lawns of Kangimi Resort, Kaduna from June 6 to 15.Victor Etuokwu, executive director, retail banking, Access Bank Plc, who announced the dates for the annual tournament in Lagos on Tuesday, said the regular teams [...]

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    Otedola: Money will be no impediment in Chukwu’s treatment

Otedola: Money will be no impediment in Chukwu’s treatment

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has assured that money will be no impediment in the way of providing Christian Chukwu, former captain of the Super Eagles, with adequate medical and post-medical care.The business tycoon and chairman of Forte Oil, was speaking when he paid Chukwu a visit at the Wellington hospital, Circus road, St. John’s woods in London.TheCable had broken the news of [...]

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    Ogbeide, Lobi Stars’ coach, is dead

Ogbeide, Lobi Stars’ coach, is dead

Solomon Ogbeide, the coach of Lobi Stars football club, has slumped and died, barely hours to his team’s match against Wikki Tourists of Bauchi.Edema Fuludu, a member of the Tunisia '94 Super Eagles winning team, told TheCable that he died on Monday from low blood pressure."Low BP. I was told," Fuludu said."We just lost Coach Solomon Ogbeide of Lobi Stars. So sad. [...]

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    Italy-born Zaccala, two home-based stars… meet Flying Eagles goalkeepers for U20 World Cup

Italy-born Zaccala, two home-based stars… meet Flying Eagles goalkeepers for U20 World Cup

Twenty-one young Nigerians will be flying the nation's green-white-green flag in Poland this summer as the nation seeks to bring home the U20 Fifa World Cup. Anticipating the championship, TheCable will begin profiling the Flying Eagles World Cup squad by starting out with the three goalkeepers who have been picked to travel to Poland.Coach Paul Aigbogun picked his 21-man team with [...]

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    Football legends honour Ambode

Football legends honour Ambode

The Agege Stadium in Lagos was buzzing with excitement on Saturday as top African and Nigerian football legends honoured Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, with a testimonial match ahead of his exit from office.Among the players on the Nigerian legend team coached by Olympic gold medal winning coach, Bonfere Joe, were Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Samson Siasia, Daniel Amokachi, [...]

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    Falcons edge Ivory Coast on penalties to win first WAFU Cup

Falcons edge Ivory Coast on penalties to win first WAFU Cup

Nigeria swept to glory in the 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup tournament in Abidjan on Sunday as the Super Falcons edged host nation Cote d’Ivoire 5-4 after a penalty shootout at the Stade Robert Champroux.The Ivorians took the lead in the 43rd minute of the encounter when Spain–based Ange Koko N’Guessan, who also scored for the Dame Elephantes against Mali in [...]

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    Lyon thrash Oshoala’s Barca to lift 4th back-to-back Champions League title

Lyon thrash Oshoala’s Barca to lift 4th back-to-back Champions League title

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin thrashed Asisat Oshoala's Barcelona 4-1 to clinch their fourth back-to-back Champions League trophy at the Ferencvaros Stadium, Budapest.Oshoala's dream of a victory over Lyon to make the Catalan side the first club to win the Champions League with both their male and female sides was dashed.Lyonnais have now won six Champion League title within nine years.Barca, who [...]

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    Man City hit 116-year record to clinch FA Cup, win domestic treble

Man City hit 116-year record to clinch FA Cup, win domestic treble

Manchester City broke a 116-year record by thrashing Watford FC 6-0 to win the FA Cup final at the Wembley on Saturday.Man City victory over Watford saw them achieve the biggest FA Cup final win since Bury beat Derby 6-0 in 1903Guardiola's men added the FA Cup to their Premier League title and Carabao Cup win, becoming the first English men's [...]

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