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    Rohr to Eagles: You can win 2021 AFCON… but stay humble

Rohr to Eagles: You can win 2021 AFCON… but stay humble

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says his team has the chance of winning the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The 66-year-old Franco-German tactician, however, advised that to achieve that feat, his players must have to stay humble and qualify for the tournament before dreaming of lifting the trophy for the fourth time. In an interview with Channels TV on Tuesday, Rohr [...]

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    Ezenwa: I would love to join Ighalo at Man United

Ezenwa: I would love to join Ighalo at Man United

Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Super Eagles goalkeeper, says he would love to play alongside Odion Ighalo, his former national team mate, at Manchester United.  The shot stopper, who plies his trade with Katsina United football club, was speaking during an Instagram live with the Super Eagles media team. Ezenwa identified the Red Devils as his favourite club in the English Premier League but also admitted that he [...]

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    Nigeria football league suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus

Nigeria football league suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus

The League Management Company (LMC) has suspended the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) until further notice due to concerns about the coronavirus. The LMC, which is the organiser of the NPFL, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday evening. "Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been suspended till further notice in line with global health preventive protocol against the Corona Virus [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Henceforth, no NPFL match without paramedics — after player’s death

EXCLUSIVE: Henceforth, no NPFL match without paramedics — after player’s death

Following the death of Chieneme Martins, a defender of Nasarawa United, on Sunday, Nigerian Professional Football League matches will no longer be played if there are no paramedics on the ground. The player slumped while at the centre of the pitch when the match was still ongoing. All efforts to resuscitate him proved abortive and the ambulance around the pitch was non-functional. Players [...]

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    Chieneme Martins, Nasarawa United player, slumps, dies during match

Chieneme Martins, Nasarawa United player, slumps, dies during match

Chieneme Martins of Nasarawa United FC on Sunday, slumped and died during the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 23 in Lafia. A source, who was present at the stadium, narrated how it happened to TheCable. The source said the football player slumped at the center of the pitch while play was ongoing. "Martins was all alone when he slumped while play was ongoing," the [...]

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    Kabiru Baleria, Kano Pillars team manager, dies at 57

Kabiru Baleria, Kano Pillars team manager, dies at 57

Kabiru Baleria, a former Kano Pillars player and team manager, is dead after enduring a protracted illness. He passed away aged 57. Baleria's death was announced in a statement issued on the website of the Nigeria Professional Football League side. The former assistant Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles coach, according to the statement, died on Tuesday evening at Doctor’s clinic in Bompai quarters in [...]

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    ‘Five killed’ as protest rocks Sagamu over footballer’s death

‘Five killed’ as protest rocks Sagamu over footballer’s death

At least five persons were killed after residents of Sagamu in Ogun state took to the streets to protest the killing of Tiyamiyu Kazeem, a football player alleged to have been killed by the police on Saturday. According to The Nation, two policemen are among the five people that were killed. The protesters stormed the palace of Babatunde Ajayi, the paramount ruler [...]

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    How SARS operative ‘killed’ Remo Stars player

How SARS operative ‘killed’ Remo Stars player

Tiyamiyu Kazeem, assistant captain of Remo Stars FC better known as 'Kaka', has been killed in Ogun state. The talented defender was reported to have been killed by an officer of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state. In a statement on Saturday, Oladimeji Oshode, Remo Stars media officer, said the incident happened at about noon along Sagamu road. According to him, [...]

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    INTERVIEW: My bad outing at 1999 U-20 world cup cost me Super Eagles opportunity, says Dombraye

INTERVIEW: My bad outing at 1999 U-20 world cup cost me Super Eagles opportunity, says Dombraye

Eddy Lord Dombraye, former Nigerian football player, says his bad outing at the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup, on home soil, deprived him of more playing time with the Super Eagles. Dombraye, who has one cap for the Super Eagles and also featured four times with the Flying Eagles at the youth international championship before they were knocked out of the [...]

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    Oladapo, Ikefe, Sane… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Oladapo, Ikefe, Sane… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

With MFM FC fighting back to beat Kano Pillars and Lobi Stars maintaining their title ambition, TheCable selects the team of the week in a 4-3-3 formation. Chinedu Anozie - Plateau United Anozie was brilliant for Plateau United as they drew against Dakkada at the Nest of Champions. He capped an individual display with a late penalty save. Tope Olusesi - Rangers The full [...]

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    Obot, Efala, Ndah… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Obot, Efala, Ndah… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs over the weekend – some impressed, others flopped, and many were lost in the activities. TheCable has decided to stick with the usual 4-1-2-3 system, with Akwa United's Kennedy Boboye at the dugout. Jean Efala - Akwa United The Promise Keepers picked up a point on the road, thanks to the heroics of [...]

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    Abd’Allah sacked as Enyimba FC coach

Abd’Allah sacked as Enyimba FC coach

Coach Usman Abd'allah has been sacked by Enyimba Football Club management with immediate effect. The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side announced his dismissal via their official Twitter handle on Monday. In a statement, Fatai Osho, who was Abd'allah's assistant, is expected to take charge of the Elephant of Aba as interim coach. "Enyimba Football Club can announce today that coach Usman Abd'allah [...]

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    Gunmen open fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC team bus in Kogi

Gunmen open fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC team bus in Kogi

A player and driver sustained injuries after gunmen opened fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC team bus in Kabba, Kogi state, on Friday. The team members were on their way to Kano for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) day six fixture when the incident happened. Ifeanyi Ubah FC is scheduled to take on Jigawa Golden stars at the Kano stadium on Sunday. Chukwuma [...]

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    Gambo, Itodo, Mbaoma… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Gambo, Itodo, Mbaoma… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

The 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) continued to throw up unpredictable results as games for week five took place on Sunday. Plateau United, league leaders, extended their unbeaten run to five following a 3-1 victory over Delta Force in Asaba while Akwa Starlets defeated Rangers 2-0. Our team of the week is set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Abdu Maikaba, [...]

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    Plateau United, Wikki Tourists dominate TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Plateau United, Wikki Tourists dominate TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

With just two away wins recorded on week two of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), TheCable selects the XI from the weekend of breathtaking actions. Chinedu Anozie - Plateau United A title hopeful needs assurance behind the sticks. Chinedu Anozie offered that to Plateau United who defeated Jigawa Golden Stars 1-0 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium. He produced three world [...]

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    Udoh, Folarin, Akpudje… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Udoh, Folarin, Akpudje… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Following the completion of matches in the opening day of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, TheCable selects the team of week one. Following their heroics against Heartland in Okigwe, four MFM FC players made the cut with Tony Bolus, their coach, securing a place on our list. Jimoh Oni, two-goal hero, deservedly earns his place in the XI. Below is [...]

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