Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    We have to play like champions, says Dennerby after Falcons’ shock loss

We have to play like champions, says Dennerby after Falcons’ shock loss

Thomas Dennerby says the Super Falcons have the capacity to reach the semi-final of the Women Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ghana.The Super Falcons coach said the African champions can overpower Zambia and Equatorial Guinea in the two remaining Group B encounters.The eight-time champions suffered a shock 0-1 loss to South Africa in Cape Coast on Sunday, jeopardising their chances [...]

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    AWCON: Bayana Bayana stun Falcons in Ghana

AWCON: Bayana Bayana stun Falcons in Ghana

Super Falcons kick started the 2018 African Women's Cup of Nations on a losing note as late back breaking goal earned victory for Bayana Bayana at the Cape Coast stadium, Ghana, on Sunday.In the 83rd minute, Thembi Katglana lone strike stunned the 8-time African champion in their first-ever AWCON opening match defeat.Asisat Oshoala got cautioned in the 21st minute of the game [...]

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    Super Eagles arrive Asaba after picking 2019 AFCON ticket

Super Eagles arrive Asaba after picking 2019 AFCON ticket

Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11:14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.The team and contingent arrived at the Asaba International airport after a 7 and half hours trip from OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg.The chartered Max Air Boeing B737-300/500 aircraft [...]

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    Two lawful goals disallowed — but Eagles book AFCON 2019 ticket

Two lawful goals disallowed — but Eagles book AFCON 2019 ticket

The Super Eagles of Nigeria picked their ticket for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-1 draw in the match against their South African counterparts on Saturday.Two lawful goals by Nigeria were wrongly ruled off-side by the referee.Nigeria will be appearing at the African showpiece after missing out in the last two editions of the tourney.Stuart Baxter’s charges [...]

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    I’ve never lost in S’Africa, Musa bullish ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

I’ve never lost in S’Africa, Musa bullish ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles stand in captain, says the team will win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The Al Nassr FC player told TheCable that the Eagles are determined to return to AFCON as they last participated in 2013."I have never lost a game in South Africa and I'll never lose by the grace of [...]

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    South Africa coach: Eagles will have to work very hard to beat us

South Africa coach: Eagles will have to work very hard to beat us

Stuart Baxter, head coach of Bafana Bafana, says  Nigeria will have to work very hard to beat his side in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game.Speaking with TheCable, Baxter said he expects the encounter with the Super Eagles at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg to be a tough one."I can not guarantee a win but if they are [...]

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles land in Johannesburg for Bafana Bafana clash

PHOTOS: Super Eagles land in Johannesburg for Bafana Bafana clash

The Super Eagles have arrived in Johannesburg for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The team touched down at OR Tambo International Airport at about 3:30am on Friday.The chartered aircraft which took off from Asaba, Delta, had a stop-over in Luanda, Angola.While in South Africa, the Super Eagles will lodge at Park Hotel, Sandton.[...]

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    Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… TheCable’s team of the week

Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are;Daniel AkpeyiAgainst Kaizer Chiefs, Akpeyi was brilliant and succeeded in keeping a clean sheet.Kenneth OmeruoOmeruo appears to have finally found his bearing in Spain. He was rock solid for Leganes against Girona.John OguThe versatile Ogu [...]

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    Esperance emerge CAF Champions League winners

Esperance emerge CAF Champions League winners

An unstoppable Esperance defeated Al Ahly 3-0 to win the 2018 CAF Champions League final at the Stade Olympique de Rades on Friday.The first leg ended 3-1 in favour of Al Ahly and the Egyptian side were favoured to win the title.But Esperance proved their mettle to win 3-0 in the return leg and earned a 4-3 aggregate victory over [...]

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    D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive Lomé for FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive Lomé for FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

The Nigerian men and women's national teams arrived in Lomé, Togo on Thursday for the 2018 FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup.The men’s team captained by Azouma Dike is made up of Abdul Yahaya, Lucky Subel and Godwin David, all plying their trade with Kano Pillars.Still buzzing from their fairytale run at the FIBA Women’s World Cup, D’Tigress' 3x3 team will hope [...]

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    Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Odion Ighalo says he will be out for four weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai's 2-2 draw in the Chinese Super League on Wednesday.Ighalo said he is sad to miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The striker, however, said he has accepted his fate."I pulled my hamstring," Ighalo told TheCable. "I am [...]

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    S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

Gernot Rohr has called up Henry Onyekuru as a replacement for injured Odion Ighalo ahead of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  disclosed this on its Twitter handle on Thursday.The tweet read: "[email protected] replaces injured @ighalojude for game against South Africa. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #Afcon2019Q"https://twitter.com/thenff/status/1060375540891312128?s=21Onyekuru returned to action last weekend for his Turkish [...]

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    FULL LIST: Falcons coach names final squad for Women’s AFCON

FULL LIST: Falcons coach names final squad for Women’s AFCON

Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons coach, has released a list of 21 players who will fly Nigeria’s flag at the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The championship starts next week, with cup holders, Nigeria, facing South Africa, Zambia and Kenya in Group B.The eight-time African champions, currently in Ivory Coast, will depart for Ghana on November 14.Nigeria will play South [...]

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    Ighalo to miss AFCON clash against S’Africa

Ighalo to miss AFCON clash against S’Africa

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.Ighalo sustained a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai's game against Tianjin Quianjian on Wednesday.The five-goal hero in the two-legged AFCON qualification games against Libya in October was stretchered off the pitch in the 16th minute.Ighalo disclosed to TheCable that it's [...]

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    CAF unveils category list for 2018 Awards

CAF unveils category list for 2018 Awards

The Confederation of African Football has unveiled 11 categories for the 2018 CAF Awards.In a statement on Monday, CAF revealed the categories for both individual and collective awards.Nominees will be selected based on their performance from February 2018 to November 2018."The winners for the African Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year will be decided by the [...]

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    Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Francis Uzoho, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.Uzoho, who featured in Elche's 5-1 loss to Cadiz on Sunday, fractured his seventh costal arch.According to Elche, Uzoho was ruled out for four weeks after a radiological test was carried out on him at the Tesla clinic in Spain."The player suffers [...]

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