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    EXCLUSIVE: Christian Chukwu ‘battling cancer’ — gets N1.5m from Enugu gov

EXCLUSIVE: Christian Chukwu ‘battling cancer’ — gets N1.5m from Enugu gov

Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles defender and coach, is battling prostate cancer, TheCable can report. Norbert Okonkwo, media officer of Enugu Rangers, who disclosed this to TheCable, said Chukwu had a successful leg surgery five days ago."Christian Chukwu has prostate cancer which affected his leg," Okonkwo told TheCable."He had an operation last week and discharged on Thursday but went to stay [...]

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    Olatunbosun, Nwani, Ashadi… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Olatunbosun, Nwani, Ashadi… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

As is the case every other week, the performances of some players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) trump others.Here are the players who made TheCable’s team of the week.Uche OkaforThe goalkeeper filled in for Joshua Enaholo in the 0-0 draw with Rivers United. He earned his team a crucial point by keeping a clean sheet.Ifeanyi NwekeThe [...]

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    ‘Beautiful football in Nigerian league attracting fans’

‘Beautiful football in Nigerian league attracting fans’

Sam Pavou, the Kano state coordinator of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), has implored the League Management Company to sustain the quality of the football in the league.Pavou said this after the game between Kano Pillars and Rangers International, during when he handed over N150,000 to Rabin Ali whose goal was adjudged the best on Match Day 26.He confessed to [...]

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    Ex-Nigeria international, Kelechi Emeteole, dies after battling throat cancer

Ex-Nigeria international, Kelechi Emeteole, dies after battling throat cancer

Former Green Eagles player and veteran coach Kelechi Emeteole is dead.Emeteole, aged 66, succumbed to the throat cancer that saw him recently undergo an operation in India.Tosin Ibitoye, media officer of the Super Eagles, announced his demise on Wednesday."Gone but can never be forgotten. Former @NGSuperEagles assistant coach, ex Heartland FC, Rangers International FC coach Kelechi Emeteole is dead," he [...]

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NPFL: Plateau drop first point at home

Nigeria Professional Football League leader, Plateau United, dropped their first points at home in a goalless draw against Lobi Stars in one of the midweek matches played across various centres on Wednesday. Plateau started the season on a strong note while playing their first five matches unbeaten with their first loss coming against Akwa United. Despite the disapointing draw, the Jos [...]

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NPFL: Rangers return to winning ways

Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Rangers on Sunday returned to winning ways as they secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory against El-Kanemi Warriors. After picking one point in their first two matches of the new season, the Flying Antelopes has to wait till the 68th minutes of the game before Bobby Clement broke the deadlock. Efforts to increase the tally proved abortive as [...]

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    Rangers take on Abia Warriors as 2016/17 NPFL season begins

Rangers take on Abia Warriors as 2016/17 NPFL season begins

The 2016/2017 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) begins across the country on Saturday.Champions Rangers are aiming to defend the title with a home match against Abia Warriors.After the wait, Kano Pillars will open the season by hosting IfeanyiUbah.Despite winning the title, Rangers' preparation for the new campaign has been below standard.They suffered a setback in their Charity [...]

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    Rangers coach doubts referee’s competence

Rangers coach doubts referee’s competence

Enugu Rangers coach, Imama Amapakabo, has questioned the competence of Henry Ogunmalaye, the referee in his team’s 1-0 loss to Lobi Stars.Lobi Stars of Makurdi qualified for the final of the 2015 men's Federation Cup after defeating Enugu Rangers 1-0 in Katsina on Wednesday.The high points of the game happened in the first half were Lobi took the lead [...]

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    Federation Cup: Katsina, Abeokuta to host semi-finals

Federation Cup: Katsina, Abeokuta to host semi-finals

The semi-final matches of this year’s men’s Federation Cup competition will hold at the Karkanda Stadium, Katsina and the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.The Karkanda Stadium, which was commissioned a couple of months ago with a match involving the Super Eagles B and a Katsina Selected Side, will play host to the clash between five-time champions [...]

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    Federation Cup: Nasarawa book semi-final ticket at the expense of FC IfeanyiUbah

Federation Cup: Nasarawa book semi-final ticket at the expense of FC IfeanyiUbah

FC IfeanyiUbah have been thrown out of this year’s Federation Cup competition after a tough duel with Nasarawa United at the Kwara Sports Complex, Ilorin on Wednesday.The Lafia Kings reached the semi-finals with a 1-0 win, and will now play Akwa United in the last-four.It was a hard-earned victory for Akwa United as they were stretched to the rubber by [...]

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    Pinnick: The good times are returning to the league

Pinnick: The good times are returning to the league

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is confident the good old days are back to the elite division of Nigeria football.The NFF boss savoured an incident-free Glo Premier League match between traditional rivals Shooting Stars and Enugu Rangers at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan on Sunday.“It was just like the good old days when people could go to [...]

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    NPFL Challenge: Sunshine’s stars to dim Shooting’s

NPFL Challenge: Sunshine’s stars to dim Shooting’s

Your favourite programme, the NPFL Challenge, is back on “air” after a week off due to an unavoidable glitch.Our guest this week is Remi Sulola.Remi started her journalism career in 2009 with Kayode Tijani's Sports Focus International as his Abuja correspondent.In 2011, she started writing a weekly column for SportsDay newspaper. She later became not just a columnist with the [...]

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    Keshi: Snubbed Mba ‘did not show the hunger’

Keshi: Snubbed Mba ‘did not show the hunger’

Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Mba, was left out of the team to the World Cup because he lacked "hunger and fight", Coach Stephen keshi has revealed.The CA Bastia forward, who scored the lone goal in Nigeria’s win against Burkina Faso at the last Africa Cup of Nations, has said he is "gutted" to have been excluded from the team.Mba, who was late in [...]

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