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    Junior Ajayi to miss Super Eagles’ game against Poland

Junior Ajayi to miss Super Eagles’ game against Poland

Junior Ajayi, newly invited Super Eagles forward, will be unavailable for the team's upcoming game against Poland owing to visa hitches. The Eagles players are expected to start arriving Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of the international friendly with the Polish side. The Nigerian team will trade tackles with Poland on Friday and face Serbia three days later. Ajayi, who recently emerged as the best [...]

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    Former Abiola Babes goalkeeper, Raymond King, dies after stroke

Former Abiola Babes goalkeeper, Raymond King, dies after stroke

Former Abiola Babes goalkeeper, Ramoni Oba, who was popularly known as Raymond King, has died. His former teammate, Tajudeen Disu, told TheCable that King died after suffering a stroke. "It is a sad situation. Raymond was taken out of the general hospital in Ijaiye, Abeokuta to Ikorodu general hospital after two days," Disu told TheCable. "When the commissioner of health in Lagos state [...]

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    Edith Agoye named new coach of 3SC

Edith Agoye named new coach of 3SC

The management of 3SC football club has confirmed Olumide Edith Agoye as the new head coach of the club. Agoye is a former player of the Ibadan-based club. The decision to appoint Agoye was made by the club management after interviewing several coaches. Gbolagade Busari, the club's executive chairman, said the management settled for Agoye primarily because of his knowledge of the composition of [...]

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    Shooting Stars sack Fatai Amao

Shooting Stars sack Fatai Amao

The management of Shooting Stars football club has relieved the team's technical adviser, Fatai Amao, of his position. Jubril Arowolo, 3SC's media officer, made this known to TheCable on Monday. Jubril explained that the management came to the conclusion to relieve coach Amao's contract after reviewing the performance of the team in the Nigerian Premier Football League last season. Shooting Stars were relegated [...]

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    3SC chairman: We did everything to avoid relegation but players were not committed

3SC chairman: We did everything to avoid relegation but players were not committed

The shocking relegation of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) was not due to lack of funding according to the executive chairman of the club, Gbolagade Busari. 3SC, popularly known for decades as IICC Shooting Stars, have underperformed in recent time and consequently found themselves relegated once again to the lower division. The club's media department in a statement sent to TheCable revealed [...]

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    NPFL: Rangers back in relegation zone after loosing on the road

NPFL: Rangers back in relegation zone after loosing on the road

Plateau United drew 0-0 with Lobi Stars on Sunday to maintain top spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table. United now have 55 points. In Agege, the match between MFM FC and Katsina United was postponed till Monday due to heavy rainfall resulting in a waterlogged pitch. Aminu Abdulkadir opened the scoring in Uyo before the hosts Akwa United came from [...]

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    NPFL: Sunshine defeat Gombe as Plateau United, MFM drop points

NPFL: Sunshine defeat Gombe as Plateau United, MFM drop points

Two weeks after losing coach Austin Eguavoen, Sunshine Stars on Sunday returned to winning ways by beating Gombe 2-1 in Ijebu-Ode. Abia Warriors, meanwhile, recorded their first ever win over Plateau United in the Nigeria Professional Football League. A brace from Shedrack Asiegbu destabilised the league leaders until Hamza Owolabi eked out a consolation goal for Plateau in the 80th minute. Despite the loss, [...]

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    NPFL: Plateau United overcome Sunshine to maintain top spot

NPFL: Plateau United overcome Sunshine to maintain top spot

Plateau United came from a goal down to defeat Sunshine Stars 2-1 on Wednesday. The win saw United extend their lead atop the Nigeria Professional Football League table. Sunshine Stars, the hosts, got ahead through Ezekiel Thompson's goal in the 34th minute before Emmanuel Odafe drew level for the visitors in the 62nd minute. Emeka Umeh scored the winning goal in the death [...]

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    NPFL: Plateau thrash Katsina 3-0 to leapfrog MFM

NPFL: Plateau thrash Katsina 3-0 to leapfrog MFM

Plateau United secured another home victory by thrashing Katsina United 3-0 on Wednesday. The pride of Jos made their intention known as early as the sixth minute when Joshua Obaje gave United the lead while Kabiru Umar made it two in the second minute of the second half. Jimmy Ambrose completed the comprehensive victory with five minutes to the end of the [...]

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    I need to solve Niger Tornadoes’ problem of conceding late goals, says Bala

I need to solve Niger Tornadoes’ problem of conceding late goals, says Bala

Abubakar Bala, coach of Niger Tornadoes FC, says he's looking for a solution to his team's knack for conceding last-minute goals. Bala lamented his team's 1-2 loss to Shooting Stars while speaking to journalists on Monday in Minna. Niger Tornadoes drew level with the Ibadan-based team in the 75th minute but the hosts restored their lead some minutes later to win 2-1. "I [...]

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    NPFL: Enyimba beat Rangers as MFM suffer heavy defeat

NPFL: Enyimba beat Rangers as MFM suffer heavy defeat

Captain, Mfon Udoh, was the hero for Enyimba FC of Aba as his assist and goal secured a dramatic 2-1 comeback victory over defending champions, Rangers. Daniel Etor scored for Rangers — who are currently bottom of the league table — as early as the seventh minute. The first half ended 1-0 in favour of the visitors. The People’s Elephant returned for the second [...]

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    NPFL: MFM replace Plateau United at the summit

NPFL: MFM replace Plateau United at the summit

MFM FC on Wednesday moved to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League after securing a 2-1 victory over Rivers United. The rescheduled match was played at the Agege Stadium, in Lagos. On-form MFM striker, Stephen Odey, was the hero once again as his brace gave his side the victory. Odey scored his first penalty kick when Sikiru Olatunbosun was fouled in [...]

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    NPFL: Odey’s brace gives MFM victory over Plateau United

NPFL: Odey’s brace gives MFM victory over Plateau United

Stephen Odey scored a brace to help his side to a 2-1 victory over Plateau United on Sunday at Agege Stadium. Odey scored his first goal with an assist from CNN goal of the week award winner, Sikiru Olatunbosun, in additional time of the first half. Peter Eneji equalised for Plateau United in the 62nd minute but Odey restored the lead from [...]

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    CAF Champions League: Rangers hope to ‘copy’ Barcelona but history favours Zamalek

CAF Champions League: Rangers hope to ‘copy’ Barcelona but history favours Zamalek

The biggest debate in Nigerian football circles is whether Rangers International can emulate Barcelona of Spain on March 19 and shock Zamalek of Egypt on Sunday in Cairo. Zamalek thrashed Rangers, Nigerian league champions, 4-1 in the round of 32 of the African Champions League and few are hopeful that Rangers can bounce back. Interestingly, it was a Nigerian, Stanley Ohawuchi, who [...]

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    Plateau remain atop NPFL table despite draw

Plateau remain atop NPFL table despite draw

Despite dropping points in the 1-1 draw with Shooting Stars of Ibadan, Plateau United remain atop the Nigeria Professional Football League. The visitors took the lead in the dying minutes of the first half when Ibeh Johnson converted a throw-in but Shooting scored the equaliser from the spot when substitute Bode Daniel was fouled in the box and Ibrahim Adebayo scored the [...]

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NPFL: Osho came out top in battle of Fatais

Remo Stars coach, Fatai Osho, was the happier og the two Fatais as his club secured their first point away from home when they played a 1-1 draw against Fatai Amoo-led Shooting Stars of Ibadan on Saturday. Sunday Faleye gave the home team the lead in the first half but the Sky Blues Stars' captain, Victor Mbaoma, restored parity after shooting [...]

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