Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Nigeria in ‘easy group’ with Benin, Lesotho for 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Nigeria in ‘easy group’ with Benin, Lesotho for 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Nigeria has been drawn in an "easy group" for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification series.The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on Benin, Sierra Leone and Lesotho on in group L to qualify for the 33rd AFCON in Cameroon.The draw ceremony was anchored by Anthony Bafoe, CAF deputy secretary at the Marriot Hotel, Cairo.Africa's number one on FIFA [...]

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    ‘I started and finished in Egypt’ — Mikel quits international football

‘I started and finished in Egypt’ — Mikel quits international football

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has called it quits with his international football career.Mikel made the announcement on his official Instagram handle on Thursday, a day after the Eagles won the third-place match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The 32-year-old said he started his career in Egypt in 2003, and is hanging his boot at the same location [...]

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    CAF adopts one-leg final for Champions League, expands AWCON

CAF adopts one-leg final for Champions League, expands AWCON

Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), says the continent's Champions League will now be a one-leg affair held at a neutral ground.The president made the announcement at the CAF's congress at the Marriot hotel in Cairo on Wednesday.The change in format came on the back of a problem encountered during the 2018/19 second leg match in [...]

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    Akpeyi: I won’t be playing against Tunisia — here’s why

Akpeyi: I won’t be playing against Tunisia — here’s why

Daniel Akpeyi has disclosed to TheCable that he won't be starting the third-place match against Tunisia at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.Akpeyi also revealed that Francis Uzoho will man the goal post in the winner takes all clash against the Carthage Eagles at the El Salam stadium.He, however, explained Gernot Rohr's reason for the change in the [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap Siasia’s mother

Gunmen kidnap Siasia’s mother

Beauty Ogere, mother of Samson Siasia, former coach of the Super Eagles, has been kidnapped.According to The Nation, gunmen broke into the residence of the 76-year-old woman in Odoni, Sagbama, Bayelsa state, on Monday morning.Odere was kidnapped in November  2015 and released her 13 days later.TheCable could not reach the former Super Eagles coach for confirmation on Monday as his [...]

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    Algeria defeat Eagles — on course to break 29-year jinx

Algeria defeat Eagles — on course to break 29-year jinx

Algeria senior football team finally broke the 29-year jinx with a 2-1 win over the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the semi-final match at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The last time Algeria won the title was in Algiers 29 years ago.A brilliant free kick from Riyad Mahrez ensured that Algeria defeated Nigeria 2-1 in the Africa Cup of [...]

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    We have to beat Nigeria to win first AFCON title in 29 years, says Algeria coach

We have to beat Nigeria to win first AFCON title in 29 years, says Algeria coach

Ahead of the semi-final match with Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), head coach of Algeria Djamel Belmadi, has declared that his wards are two more steps from writing their own history.Belmadi's side are unbeaten so far in Egypt, a record they hope to maintain against Nigeria in order to fulfil their lofty dreams."First of all we [...]

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    AFCON Semis: Nigeria has quality players… but we know our abilities, says Algerian star

AFCON Semis: Nigeria has quality players… but we know our abilities, says Algerian star

The much talked about 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semifinals between Nigeria and Algeria will take place at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday.Despite talks of favourite tag on the Fennecs, Dijon midfielder Mehdi Abeid believes the Super Eagles have quality players in their fold.In a pre-match press conference attended by TheCable, the hardworking enforcer analysed what he expects [...]

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    Algeria will be tougher than Cameroon, S’Africa, says Ighalo

Algeria will be tougher than Cameroon, S’Africa, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo, Nigeria's point man at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, says the semi-final clash against Algeria will be "tougher" for the Super Eagles than previous matches.Ighalo, however, admitted to TheCable that the Eagles are ready for Sunday's battle against the Fennecs, with plans to win it.The 30-year old said the three-time African champions team is built [...]

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    Algeria look like the best team at AFCON 2019, says Troost-Ekong

Algeria look like the best team at AFCON 2019, says Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong says Nigeria's next opponent look like the best team at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019.Troost-Ekong, who scored one minute from time to send Eagles to the semifinal for the first time since they were crowned champions in 2013, however, added that his dream is to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations trophy.Speaking with TheCable in [...]

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    ‘We weren’t good enough to beat Eagles’ — South Africa’s coach admits

‘We weren’t good enough to beat Eagles’ — South Africa’s coach admits

Head coach of Bafana Bafana of South Africa admitted that his side was not good enough to defeat the Super Eagles in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Nigeria soared into the semi-finals of the 32nd AFCON finals after an unlikely William Troost-Ekong winner two minutes to full time at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday [...]

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    ‘We’ll give you $75K for every goal you score now’ — Dangote, Otedola  to rain dollars on Eagles

‘We’ll give you $75K for every goal you score now’ — Dangote, Otedola to rain dollars on Eagles

Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola, Nigerian billionaires, have promised the Super Eagles $75,000 for every goal scored in their remaining games at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.Dangote has promised $50,000 per goal, while Otedola pledged the sum of $25,000 for each goal scored by the Eagles.Earlier in the group stage of the 2019 AFCON, Aiteo group, one of the [...]

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    FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Australia, Ecuador

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Australia, Ecuador

The Golden Eaglets have been drawn in an "easy" group B, alongside Hungary, Ecuador and Australia for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.The draws was held at the Federation of International Footbal Association (FIFA) headquarters in Zurich on Thursday.The five-time world champions will be making a return after missing the 2017 edition held in India.The Continent's champion, Cameroon will face [...]

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    Chukwueze, Ekong fly Super Eagles to AFCON semifinals

Chukwueze, Ekong fly Super Eagles to AFCON semifinals

Nigeria qualified for the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 win over South Africa at Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night.The match got underway at 8pm Nigerian time.The Super Eagles eliminated a big fish after defeating defending champions Cameroon in an entertaining five-goal thriller.Bafana Bafana were looking to knock out another African heavyweight when they [...]

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    Tanzania terminate Emmanuel Amuneke’s contract

Tanzania terminate Emmanuel Amuneke’s contract

Emmanuel Amuneke, Nigerian former footballer, has been relieved of his job as the head coach of Tanzania national team by mutual consent.The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) confirmed this in a statement on their official website on Monday.The termination of the contract of the former Super Eagles player came on the heels of the East African ouster from the group stage [...]

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    USA beat Netherlands to claim fourth FIFA women’s World Cup

USA beat Netherlands to claim fourth FIFA women’s World Cup

United States of America women national team defeated Netherlands 2-0 to win their fourth FIFA Women's World Cup trophy at the State de Lyon, France.The US team, which defeated Japan 1-0 in Canada four years ago, claimed the 2019 edition on Sunday in a back-to-back win.Megan Rapinoe scored her sixth goal of the tournament -- sending van Veenendaal the wrong way [...]

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