Sunday, September 23, 2018

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    D’Tigress ‘born ready’ for World Cup opener against Australia

D’Tigress ‘born ready’ for World Cup opener against Australia

D’Tigress will start their FIBA Women’s World Basketball Cup campaign against Australia on Saturday.The African Champions, ranked 34th in the world, will square up against fourth-ranked Australia in Tenerife, Spain.Otis Hughley, D’Tigress head coach, says the team is ready to confront any opposition."We were born ready for this. There is no point in coming to such events like this just [...]

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    Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Carl Ikeme, former Super Eagles goalkeeper, says it was painful to miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, told BBC that his inability to join the Super Eagles in Russia affected him psychologically.The former Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper said he's looking forward to being involved with the team in a coaching capacity, noting that he has "unfinished business [...]

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    How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

Several Nigerian players were in action as the UEFA Europa League resumed Thursday. We begin with Arsenal's 4-2 win over Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.Alex Iwobi provided an assist for the Gunners and was taken off in the 70th minute.Victor Moses' woes at Chelsea continued as he was benched for the entirety of the 1-0 win at PAOK Thessaloniki.Chuba Akpom wasn't [...]

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    Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Amaju Pinnick says "football is the winner" following his re-election as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Pinnick defeated his closest rival, Aminu Maigari, on Thursday.Speaking with TheCable after the election, Pinnick said there is "no victor and no vanquished" in the race."Football is the winner," he said."Like I said, there's no victor, there's no vanquish. Aminu Maigari is my big [...]

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    Pinnick breaks NFF presidency jinx, returns for second term

Pinnick breaks NFF presidency jinx, returns for second term

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).He is the first president of the NFF to be re-elected.Pinnick recorded a landslide victory, earning 34 votes to Aminu Maigari (eight), Taiwo Ogunjobi (two).Chinedu Okoye had no vote.Seyi Akinwunmi also returned as vice-president of the football federation.He polled 41 votes to defeat Sunday Ajayi who had [...]

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    Enyimba will fight for all titles this season, says striker Alalade

Enyimba will fight for all titles this season, says striker Alalade

Wasiu Alalade says Enyimba FC will challenge for all the top prizes this season.The People's Elephants, who have been in impressive form of late, played a goalless draw with Rayon Sports in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final.Speaking with TheCable, the forward shed light on why the team is doing well."It is because of a well defined identity, foresight, strength, work and ambition," [...]

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    D’Tigers qualify for FIBA World Cup — first time since 2006

D’Tigers qualify for FIBA World Cup — first time since 2006

The D'Tigers defeated Central African Republic 114-69 on Saturday to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.Alex Nwora's team was unbeaten 8-0 in the qualifying series en route sealing a place in the World Cup.The victory over CAR is the team's 11th consecutive win.D'Tigers dominated play from start to finish winning all four quarters; 25-20, 26-19, 37-21 and 26-9.The [...]

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    Eaglets beat Ghana via penalties, seal U17 AFCON spot

Eaglets beat Ghana via penalties, seal U17 AFCON spot

The Golden Eaglets on Saturday defeated Ghana’s Black Starlets via penalties in the final of the U17 WAFU zone B qualifying tournament.The pulsating encounter which ended 1-1 after regulation time held at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey.The Starlets shot into the lead in the 54th minute but the Nigerian team equalised minutes later when Akinkunmi Amoo finished brilliantly.Both teams tried hard [...]

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    Mayweather to Pacquiao: I will come out of retirement to fight you

Mayweather to Pacquiao: I will come out of retirement to fight you

Floyd Mayweather, former professional boxer, says he will come out of retirement to face Manny Pacquiao for a rematch in December.The most lucrative pay-per-view boxer in the history of the game made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram on Saturday.https://www.instagram.com/p/BnvdWOphIoe/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=x7uzsy0jh4l7"I'm coming back in December," the American said, adding the caption: "I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this [...]

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    FIFA plans to regulate transfer fees, change player loan rules

FIFA plans to regulate transfer fees, change player loan rules

A FIFA task force has suggested massive changes to transfers after a report found "multiple failings" in the current system.The proposed system will use an algorithm to calculate transfer fees, as well as a luxury tax and a limit on the number of players that can be loaned.According to a FIFA report, the current system has resulted in "various abuses [...]

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    Aiteo Cup: Katsina United must give 150% to win, says coach Biffo

Aiteo Cup: Katsina United must give 150% to win, says coach Biffo

Abdullahi Biffo says Katsina United must be ready to give optimum performance as the 2018 Aiteo Cup resumes.The Changi Boys will face Osun United in round 32 of the tournament on Monday."Nobody can win when they are 50 percent. We have to play at 150 percent to win any match or retain the title," Biffo told TheCable."At our best, we [...]

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    Kanu: Saving 542 lives more important than winning trophies

Kanu: Saving 542 lives more important than winning trophies

Super Eagles legend Kanu Nwankwo says his heart foundation has saved 542 lives since inception in 2000.The former Arsenal star told Guardian UK that it's an achievement bigger than football."We have saved 542. As a footballer, you win trophies and it’s good. But this is so much more," Kanu said."But we keep doing it. This week four patients went to Sudan and we’re [...]

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    Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi in race for NFF presidency

Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi in race for NFF presidency

Amaju Pinnick, Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi and John Okoye are the four candidates vying to lead the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The election into the NFF's executive committee for 2018-2022 will be held in Katsina on September 20.According to a statement released by Ademola Olajire, media director of the federation, the coast is now clear for contestants vying for various positions.Delegates [...]

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    Super Eagles winger, Eduok, hails club’s coach for good form

Super Eagles winger, Eduok, hails club’s coach for good form

Emem Eduok, Super Eagles winger, has attributed his current form to the influence of Kasimpasa coach Kemal Ozdes.The former Dolphins star has been playing well in the Turkish Super League this term, and he's keen on maintaining his present level.“I believe that Kemal Ozdes has something to do with my form,” he told TheCable.“On a personal level I am happy with [...]

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    Nigeria’s football jersey shortlisted for Beazley designs of the year award

Nigeria’s football jersey shortlisted for Beazley designs of the year award

London’s Design Museum has shortlisted the Super Eagles' jersey, launched at the World Cup, for the Beazley designs of the year award.The award is one of the most prestigious honours in the world of design.The green and black wavy jersey was nominated alongside work by Gucci, Burberry, and the costumes from Black Panther.The Super Eagles had a below-par performance in [...]

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    Eaglets through to final of U17 AFCON qualifier

Eaglets through to final of U17 AFCON qualifier

Nigeria's Golden Eaglets beat Niger Republic 2-1 in the semi-final of the U17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying tournament.Akinkunmi Amoo shot Nigeria into the lead in the 43rd minute. Amao almost doubled Nigeria's lead in the 48th minute but saw his effort blocked.Olakunle Oluwasegun doubled Nigeria's lead in the 58th minute.Four minutes into added time, Niger Republic scored a [...]

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