Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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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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    WAFU Cup: Home-based Eagles beat Ghana to qualify for semi-final

WAFU Cup: Home-based Eagles beat Ghana to qualify for semi-final

Nigeria's home-based Super Eagles defeated Ghana 2-0 in their last Group A game at the West African Football Union Cup of Nations on Monday night.Anthony Okpotu and Moses Eneji scored two quick goals for Nigeria following the resumption of the second half.Nigeria had many chances in front of goal in the first half but had little to show for it [...]

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    Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving, gets two-year road ban

Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving, gets two-year road ban

Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to taking the wheel while intoxicated.The Everton forward was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid community work over the next twelve months.Everton will also fine the 31-year old two weeks' wages after he pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge.The former England captain was stopped [...]

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    Tunisia dethrone Nigeria’s D’Tigers as African champions

Tunisia dethrone Nigeria’s D’Tigers as African champions

The Nigeria male basketball team D'Tigers was defeated in the final of the 2017 Afrobasket championship by the host Tunisia at the Salle Omnisports de Rades.Tunisia, whom D'Tigers lost to at the same venue two years ago in the group stage, thrashed the Nigerian team 77 to 65 points.The championship highest scoring team failed to live up to expectations as [...]

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    Iheanacho makes first start as Leicester draw 1-1 with Huddersfield

Iheanacho makes first start as Leicester draw 1-1 with Huddersfield

Newly promoted Huddersfield drew 1- 1 with the 2015/16 EPL champions, Leicester City, at the John Smiths Stadium on Saturday.Huddersfield, who suffered their first defeat of the season at West Ham on Monday, went ahead early in the second half through Laurent Depoitre's effort before Jamie Vardy equalised for Leicester from the penalty spot three minutes later.Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho made [...]

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    Ighalo scores, Mikel on losing side as Changchun flog Tianjin

Ighalo scores, Mikel on losing side as Changchun flog Tianjin

John Mikel Obi and his Tianjin Teda teammates were hammered 1-5 by Odion Ighalo's Changchun Yatai in the Chinese Super League on Friday.The Super Eagles players captained their sides in the game which held at the Tianjin Tuanbo Stadium.Changchun went ahead in the 28th minute, courtesy of a defensive error from Liyu Yang. Anzur Ismailov took advantage of the lapse in [...]

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    FIFA world rankings: Nigeria drop six places to 44th

FIFA world rankings: Nigeria drop six places to 44th

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped six spots from 38th to 44th in the latest FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.But the Eagles moved up two spots on the continent, going from sixth to fourth.Egypt, who remain first in Africa, dropped from 25th position to 30th in the world. The North African country remains the highest ranked African team.Cameroon, whom [...]

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    Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as hosts of 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games

Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as hosts of 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games

Paris will host the 2024 Olympics while Los Angeles will stage the 2028 edition.The International Olympic Committee confirmed the decision on Wednesday.Paris and Los Angeles were the only cities left in the race for 2024 after Budapest, Hamburg, and Rome withdrew."Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of [...]

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    Joshua-Pulev fight breaks Muhammad Ali’s attendance record

Joshua-Pulev fight breaks Muhammad Ali’s attendance record

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua continues to be the biggest draw in international boxing history.Joshua, who is going into his 20th fight in the heavyweight category, has set another record.70,000 tickets have already been sold as Joshua seeks to extend his unbeaten run against Kubrat Pulev.The much-anticipated fight has broken the previous crowd record of 63,000 for an indoor fight [...]

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    Messi stuns Buffon as Barcelona defeat Juventus 3-0

Messi stuns Buffon as Barcelona defeat Juventus 3-0

Barcelona on Tuesday kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win against last season's finalists, Juventus, at Nou camp.Messi bamboozled Gigi Buffon to score against the Juventus goalkeeper for Barcelona's opener on the stroke of half-time at the Nou Camp.It was his first ever goal against the veteran Italian goalie.The Argentine weaved his way past several Juventus players, [...]

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    Nigeria to face Mali on Thursday as WAFU adjusts fixtures

Nigeria to face Mali on Thursday as WAFU adjusts fixtures

The West African Football Union has adjusted the fixtures of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations.As a result of the adjustment, the Super Eagles will now play Mali’s Aiglons on Thursday at the Cape Coast Stadium, no longer the Black Stars of Ghana.Guinea’s Syli Nationale will play the Black Stars in Thursday’s second game, also at the same stadium.On Saturday, the [...]

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    I will outclass Pulev in Cardiff, says Joshua

I will outclass Pulev in Cardiff, says Joshua

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has revealed that he will change his fighting style to completely "outclass" Kubrat Pulev in his next fight.Joshua, who defeated Wladimir Klitschko and is looking at reunifying the world titles, said he's looking forward to the new approach."It's about finesse, it's about out-classing your opponent," Joshua told Skysports."I'm looking forward to expressing a different [...]

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    Frank de Boer is first coach to get sacked in new EPL season

Frank de Boer is first coach to get sacked in new EPL season

English Premier League side Crystal Palace FC has sacked Frank de Boer after 77 days in charge.The Dutchman, who succeeded Sam Allardyce in June, lost all four of his Premier League games without his team scoring a goal; the worst start of any top-flight club in 93 years.The Eagles dominated a 1-0 defeat at Burnley on Sunday and De Boer [...]

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    WAFU Cup: Eagles to tackle Sierra Leone in Accra

WAFU Cup: Eagles to tackle Sierra Leone in Accra

Nigeria's Super Eagles will face the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Monday as the WAFU Cup of Nations tournament kicks off in Accra, Ghana.The game against the Leone Stars is scheduled to kick off at 7pm Nigeria time.Victory over Sierra Leone will take Nigeria into the tournament’s group phase contest that will see the surviving eight teams divided into [...]

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    Plateau United win their first-ever NPFL title

Plateau United win their first-ever NPFL title

Plateau United of Jos have won the Nigeria Professional Football League, the first time in the club's history.They defeated the defending champions Rangers International 2-0 on Saturday to lift the cup at their Rwang Pam Stadium.United are the 19th champion of the league.The champions' first goal came through Chukwuemeka Umeh in the 25th minute before Benjamin Turba doubled the lead in the [...]

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    Ndidi, Iheanacho come up short with Leicester in 1-2 loss to Chelsea

Ndidi, Iheanacho come up short with Leicester in 1-2 loss to Chelsea

Chelsea beat Leicester City 2-1 away in the fourth round of games of the 2017/18 English Premier League season.Nigerian wingback Victor Moses had a fairly decent game before being substituted in the 73rd minute.Super Eagles midfield youngster Wilfred Ndidi was the engine room in the middle for Leicester while Kelechi Iheanacho came on in the 74th minute for the team [...]

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