Friday, April 26, 2019

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    SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo and Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala, have been nominated for the 6th edition of Nigeria Pitch Awards.Shanghai Shenhua striker will have Ahmed Musa and Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars to contend with for the Striker of the Year category.The nomination was announced at a media briefing in Ibis Hotel in Lagos on Thursday.Francisca Ordega of [...]

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    Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Semi Ajayi were among the first arrivals in the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba on Monday as the countdown began for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Pirates of Seychelles.Three-time African champions Nigeria have already made sure of a place at the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt this summer, [...]

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    Nigerians in action as Arsenal face Napoli, Villarreal draw Valencia in UEL quarter-finals

Nigerians in action as Arsenal face Napoli, Villarreal draw Valencia in UEL quarter-finals

Alex Iwobi's Arsenal will face a tough tie against Napoli in the last eight of the Europa League, while Samuel Chukwueze side, Villareal will settle scores with Valencia.Unai Emery's men were drawn to face the Serie A side after their dramatic comeback to beat Rennes in the last-16.The first leg initially was due to take place in Naples next month, but [...]

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    Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, Bollywood actress who got heavy backlash for sharing a racist comment, calling Alex Iwobi "gorilla" has tendered a written apology to the Arsenal player and Super Eagles forward.She tendered her apology via an Instagram post. She wrote, ''I am extremely sorry for my ignorant action last Friday. Being an ardent fan of many years, I was deeply engrossed [...]

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    Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, former Miss India a well-known Arsenal fan, has come under heavy backlash for sharing racist remarks aimed at Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi.Gupta, a Bollywood star posted a Whatsapp image conversation with a friend describing Iwobi as a "gorilla".The other person wrote: "Solves our winger issues. I can't see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. [...]

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    Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… 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.Austin Ejide (Hapoel Hadera)The former Gabros and Etoile du Sahel shot-stopper made a number of decent saves to help his team pick a point last weekend.Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes)Despite Leganes' 1-0 loss to Espanyol, Omeruo stood out as one of his [...]

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    How Nigerian players abroad fared on New Year’s Day

How Nigerian players abroad fared on New Year’s Day

Several Nigerian players in English football leagues were in action on the first day of 2019.Here is TheCable's wrap-up:Kicking off in England, Alex Iwobi provided an assist for Arsenal in their 4-1 victory over Fulham in the English Premier League. Bukayo Saka replaced Iwobi in the 83rd minute.Wilfred Ndidi played all 90 minutes for Leicester City while teammate Kelechi Iheanacho [...]

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    Aiyenugba, Nwankwo, Ayeni… TheCable’s team of the week

Aiyenugba, Nwankwo, Ayeni… 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.Dele AiyenugbaEasily the man of the match. He made a handful of brilliant saves from the Maccabi Ahi Nazareth attackers.William Troost EkongThe former KAA Gent defender used his experience and tradecraft to keep a clean sheet for [...]

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    Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi nominated for CAF awards

Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi nominated for CAF awards

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, made the top 10 of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.Another Eagles star, Wilfred Ndidi, will contend with Achraf Hakimi of Morocco and Franck Kessie of Cote D'Ivoire for the youth player of the year award.Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala, who is the current African football queen, will slug it [...]

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    Monarch calls for support for Nigerian Army

Monarch calls for support for Nigerian Army

Hammed Oyelude, a highly respected traditional ruler in Yorubaland, has called for total support for the Nigerian army in the war against insurgency.He said this while reacting to a report in the media which indicted the Nigerian Army for war crimes in countering Boko Haram and other threats to the country.The monarch said the report, which accused the troops of [...]

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    Oshoala, Musa, Ighalo nominated for 2018 CAF awards

Oshoala, Musa, Ighalo nominated for 2018 CAF awards

Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi have been nominated for the 2018 Confederation of African Football CAF) African player of the year awards.Wilfred Ndidi has also been nominated in the Youth player of the year category.Also Super Falcons quartet of the current woman of the year player, Asisat Oshoala, Franscisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie and Onome [...]

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    Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Mikel, Success, 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;Francis UzohoHe was constantly tested and stood up to everything. He denied Real Zaragoza on several occasions.Godswill EkpoloThe Barcelona product made crucial tackles and frustrated the Dalkurd attackers with ease. He also supported the attack whenever [...]

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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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    Eagles in Europe: Iwobi lifts Arsenal, Troost-Ekong goes down with Udinese

Eagles in Europe: Iwobi lifts Arsenal, Troost-Ekong goes down with Udinese

Super Eagles' players had a quiet weekend in Europe with several missing in action, while a few inspired their teams to wins. We review all their action and inaction across European leagues.In the English Premier League, Alex Iwobi sparked Arsenal to a late 2-0 win over Watford to make it five league wins on the bounce. The 22-year-old's low cross resulted [...]

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    How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

Several Nigerian players were in action as the UEFA Europa League resumed Thursday. We begin with Arsenal's 4-2 win over Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.Alex Iwobi provided an assist for the Gunners and was taken off in the 70th minute.Victor Moses' woes at Chelsea continued as he was benched for the entirety of the 1-0 win at PAOK Thessaloniki.Chuba Akpom wasn't [...]

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    More injury woes for Eagles as Iwobi, Troost-Ekong pull out of Seychelles game

More injury woes for Eagles as Iwobi, Troost-Ekong pull out of Seychelles game

Alex Iwobi and William Troost-Ekong have been ruled out of the AFCON qualifier game against Seychelles.Iwobi who is ill was not listed for Arsenal's game against Cardiff in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday.Troost-Ekong, a defender, is ruled out due to injury.The Super Eagles Twitter handle confirmed the development on Monday.The tweet read: "Just In: Iwobi, Aina and Ekong [...]

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