Sunday, September 23, 2018

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    D’banj, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage to perform with Nicky Minaj

D’banj, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage to perform with Nicky Minaj

Nigerian music stars, D'banj, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are among the African stars selected to perform at the TribeOne Dinkeng festival taking place in the city of Tshwane, South Africa, from September 26 - 28, 2014.The three-day event will see D'banj, Tiwa and Wizkid share the stage with international hip-hop/rap star, Nikky Minaj, who will be performing in Africa for [...]

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    Germany win 2014 World Cup

Germany win 2014 World Cup

Germany have won the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup courtesy of a 113th minute extra-time strike by Bayern Munich forward, Mario Gotze.The goal gave Germany their fourth World Cup title – the second at the expense of Argentina – and it is the first time a European team has won the World Cup in either North or South America.When the final whistle [...]

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    Keshi: My priority is Nigeria, but…

Keshi: My priority is Nigeria, but…

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi says he is ready to continue as manager of the national team if his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is renewed.Speaking to reporters in Abuja after his team's arrival from Brazil, Keshi said he would love to finish what he started with the team if given the opportunity to continue.“Although I have not spoken [...]

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    THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

Nigeria battle France at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia, on Monday evening, and the Super Eagles will be out to spoil the party for the 1998 winners in a bid to reach the World Cup quarter-final for the first time.The African champions finished as runners up to Argentina in Group F, having picked up 4 points from three games. After [...]

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    Why it is important to win your World Cup group

Why it is important to win your World Cup group

The Netherlands wanted to top their group at all costs in order to avoid a ‘strong’ Brazil in the next round.Their coach, Louis van Gaal, fielded a strong team against Chile in a game that was to decide the group's winner. Holland won 2-0 and will now meet a ‘weak’ Mexico in the second round.So, how important is it to [...]

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    Musa: My teammates told me I would score

Musa: My teammates told me I would score

Ahmed Musa scored a double against Argentina to become the first Nigeria player to bag a brace in a World Cup match, and the CSKA Moscow forward has come out to reveal that his mates and coaches told him before the match that he would score.Musa, who scored Nigeria's fastest-ever goal at a World Cup, on four minutes, was beaming with smiles after the [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kickoff their World Cup 2014 campaign today with a match with Iran at the Arena da Baixada and are hoping to win their first World Cup match since France 1998.With group favourites Argentina beating Bosnia 2-1 yesterday, Nigeria, who are expected to compete with tournament newcomers Bosnia and today’s opponent, Iran for the second spot, [...]

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    Keshi: ‘We don’t know Iran, but we’ll see them on Monday’

Keshi: ‘We don’t know Iran, but we’ll see them on Monday’

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has acknowledged that Monday’s opponents Iran are something of an unknown quantity.Nigeria meet Iran in their Group F opener, and with red-hot favourites Argentina in same group, the most realistic aim for both is likely a second-place finish behind the-two World Cup champions.Picking the maximum points against Carlos Queiroz's men could prove vital in avoiding [...]

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    Holland crush Spain in Group B opener

Holland crush Spain in Group B opener

Defending champions Spain suffered their heaviest defeat in recent years on Friday, losing unimaginably to a near-perfect Holland 1-5.Not only did Spain concede five goals while being completely outclassed in the second half, their only goal came via a controversial penalty.Xabi Alonso converted the controversially-awarded 27-minute spot kick to give Spain a 1-0 lead that was, in truth, deserved at [...]

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    THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

Thirty-two teams, 64 games, 31 days, but one prize — the World Cup! Now, it is here.The tournament gets under way in Sao Paulo today with hosts Brazil facing Croatia, while Nigeria get their campaign up and running against Iran on Monday. TheCable’s team of analysts, dubbed The Three Wise Men — comprising a journalist, Bless Ekene (Editor, i-Soccer magazine), a soccer aficionado, Sunday [...]

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    Emenike not after personal glory

Emenike not after personal glory

Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike will not be chasing personal glory at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.The Fenerbache star was top scorer at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and his goals were equally crucial as Nigeria qualified for a fifth World Cup.But Emenike, who has scored 10 goals in 21 games for the national team, [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 10: Last chance for Drogba’s golden generation

COUNTDOWN 10: Last chance for Drogba’s golden generation

Never has a golden generation been wasted by a country, but that is exactly what Ivory Coast are doing with their array of world-class talent.Blessed with a talented generation of players spearheaded by Didier Drogba and the Toure brothers, the elephants of Cote D’Ivoire are in danger of misusing an opportunity that last presented itself in the late ‘80s and [...]

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    Keshi, here are the strengths and weaknesses of your oponents

Keshi, here are the strengths and weaknesses of your oponents

World Cup debutantes, Bosnia-Herzegovina, play Ivory Coast on Friday in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States.But Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, who is also in the US with his team, need not bother traveling or sending his assistant, Daniel Amokachi, to the venue to get first-hand information on Edin Dzeko and co.There are 811.48 miles (by air) from Saint Louis and [...]

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    Wenger: Eagles’ ‘team spirit’ will take them to second round

Wenger: Eagles’ ‘team spirit’ will take them to second round

Arsene Wenger has tipped Nigeria to reach the second round of the World Cup, alongside Argentina in Group F.The Arsenal manager, one of the most respected voices in world football, expects the Super Eagles to join La Albiceleste into the knockout stage because of the team's spirit.Wenger expects Argentina to win the group, which also has Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina.“I think that [...]

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    Reelected South Africa President, Zuma, names first black finance minister

Reelected South Africa President, Zuma, names first black finance minister

Reelected President of South, Africa Jacob Zuma has made dramatic changes to his cabinet, headlined by the naming of Nhlanhla Nene — the first black to be so named — as Minister of Finance.Zuma was sworn in as President for the second time on Saturday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, after running unopposed for the position.Announcing his new cabinet on Sunday, Zuma removed [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 26: Gyan and Ghana look to banish South Africa 2010 ghost

COUNTDOWN 26: Gyan and Ghana look to banish South Africa 2010 ghost

Asamoah Gyan will forever be remembered for three things at the World Cup: his goals, the ensuing dances, and his blazed penalty kick that denied Ghana a place in the history books at South Africa in 2010.However, Gyan, who scored on his international debut at the age of 17, is not a man to sulk for long. Instead of hiding [...]

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