Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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    World Cup Special: Throwback to Nigeria’s first appearance

World Cup Special: Throwback to Nigeria’s first appearance

In a matter of weeks, the Super Eagles will join other countries to participate in the FIFA World Cup, their sixth appearance at the mundial since making a debut in 1994.The Nigerian team, formerly known as Green Eagles, surprised the footballing world in its World Cup debut by defeating a star-studded Bulgarian squad with big names like Nasko Petkov Sirakov, Ivaylo Stoimenov [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United, Wikki Tourists secure big wins as MFM lose again

NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United, Wikki Tourists secure big wins as MFM lose again

There were several interesting results on matchday 22 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Kwara United kept their survival hopes alive when they beat MFM FC 3-1 in Ilorin.Goals from Segun Alebiosu, Stephen Alfred and Sunday Odudu secured three points for the Harmony Warriors. Sikiru Olatunbosun scored the consolation goal for the Olukoya Boys.At the zenith of the table, Lobi [...]

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    Ghana 2018: Dennerby invites 10 foreign-based players for Gambia game

Ghana 2018: Dennerby invites 10 foreign-based players for Gambia game

Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons coach, has invited 10 foreign-based players for the Women African Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Gambia.The ladies will join the 35 previously players who are already in camp.Skipper Rita Chikwelu, Onome Ebi, Osinachi Ohale, Josephine Chukwunonye and Faith Ikidi are on the list.Others are midfielders; Halimat Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi and forwards; Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie [...]

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    Abramovich missed Chelsea’s FA Cup win because UK visa ‘not renewed’

Abramovich missed Chelsea’s FA Cup win because UK visa ‘not renewed’

Roman Abramovich, Chelsea FC owner, was curiously absent when his club picked up the FA Cup title on Saturday.According to Russian website The Bell, Abramovich was unable to make the game because his British visa has not been renewed.The visa of the Russian billionaire, who bought Chelsea in 2003, was said to have expired more than three weeks ago and [...]

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    Moses over the moon after FA Cup win

Moses over the moon after FA Cup win

Victor Moses is ecstatic after winning his first FA Cup title with Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium.The Nigerian was sent off when Chelsea lost last season's FA Cup final to Arsenal.But on Saturday, the wingback played until the final whistle and was on the winning side.The former Liverpool and West Ham United loanee tweeted "FA Cup winners baby" to celebrate [...]

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    Chelsea pip Man United to eighth FA Cup title

Chelsea pip Man United to eighth FA Cup title

Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 to win an eighth FA Cup trophy at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.Nigeria's Victor Moses, who was sent off in last season’s final defeat to Arsenal, featured for the full duration of the match.Chelsea took the lead through Eden Hazard's spot-kick in the 22nd minute. The Belgian was brought down in the 18-yard box by [...]

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    Rangers’ Olusesi wins VAT wonder goal award

Rangers’ Olusesi wins VAT wonder goal award

Tope Olusesi polled a total of 3621 votes to win the matchday 20 VAT wonder goal award.A combined total of 5400 votes were recorded on the Twitter handle and website of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the highest ever since the inception of the VAT wonder goal award.For the first time, the votes on the website were more than those from Twitter.Olusesi, [...]

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    Nigeria retain 47th spot in FIFA rankings

Nigeria retain 47th spot in FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained the 47th position in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions also maintained the sixth position.Nigeria's World Cup opponents also maintained their position, with Argentina ranked fifth, Croatia 18th and Iceland 22nd.Germany retained the number one position in the world followed by Brazil.The top ten world rankings [...]

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    CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba humbled in Brazzaville

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba humbled in Brazzaville

Cara Brazzaville thrashed Enyimba in a CAF Confederation Cup game on Wednesday.Goals from Racine Louamba, Cabwey Kivutuka, and Dicha Liema helped the Congolese side register a comprehensive 3-0 victory.The People's Elephants started on a positive note in the fifth minute as a gilt-edged opportunity presented itself to Wasiu Alalade, but he fired over the bar.Subsequently, Nelson Ogbonnaya saw his header get [...]

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    Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, has decried the exclusion of Al Ahly striker Junior Ajayi from Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad.Siasia believes Ajayi should have made the cut because of his performance for his club this season.He told TheCable that Ajayi's inclusion "could have been the right thing to do".He said: "Junior has proven himself with the Olympic team and [...]

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    Sam Allardyce ‘shocked, disgusted’ over sack as Everton coach

Sam Allardyce ‘shocked, disgusted’ over sack as Everton coach

Sam Allardyce has blasted Everton FC management for making sweeping boardroom changes without informing him or his staff.Allardyce discovered that he had been sacked during a meeting with owner Farhad Moshiri in London on Wednesday.The 63-year-old veteran coach will be paid an estimated £6m, which is a chunk of what he would have earned in the final 12 months of [...]

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    Five players who failed to make Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Five players who failed to make Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Nigeria's 30-man provisional World Cup list released on Monday comprised mainly of regular Super Eagles players and a few first-time invitees.However, a few players who have been impressive for their respective clubs of late were overlooked by Gernot Rohr, gaffer of the national team.They are:Olarenwaju KayodeDespite his good form in Ukraine, Kayode was left out of the provisional squad. [...]

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    Nigeria proposes to host 2022 Olympic youth games

Nigeria proposes to host 2022 Olympic youth games

Nigeria has made a proposal to host the 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Abuja.Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were treated to a video presentation of Nigeria's proposal on Sunday.Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, assured the visiting IOC members that Abuja will be ready to host the games if Nigeria gets the nod.He commended the IOC for considering [...]

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    Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the provisional list on Monday.Apart from the usual suspects, Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) highest goal scorer, was included in the list. Super Eagles 30-man provisional World Cup squad Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye, [...]

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    Red hot Lokosa, impressive Ndifreke make TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Red hot Lokosa, impressive Ndifreke make TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

As is the case every other week, the performances of some players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) trump others.Here are the players who made TheCable’s team of the week.Emmanuel Iwu  Seven top-class saves in the game made him a formidable obstacle, giving his side a much-needed confidence.Emmanuel Ariwachukwu The agile defender was important for the Promise Keepers at the [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors shock MFM as Pillars thrash Nasarawa

NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors shock MFM as Pillars thrash Nasarawa

Games in week 21 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) gave fans a lot to cheer.The biggest winners were Abia Warriors who secured their first away victory of the season against MFM FC at the Agege Stadium on Sunday.TheCable has a low down on how action panned out in nine centres.MFM FC 0-1 Abia WarriorsA second half Ndifreke Effiong [...]

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