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    Ronaldo missing as Messi wins record 6th Ballon d’Or

Ronaldo missing as Messi wins record 6th Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi has been awarded the 2019 Ballon d’Or as Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed this year's edition of the awards.The Barcelona star won the award for a record sixth occasion, after previously lifting the prestigious individual trophy in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.He saw off strong competition from the likes of Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and the Juventus star, who was one of the [...]

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    Chukwueze: The ‘N98m’ Ferrari doesn’t belong to me… I don’t know how to drive

Chukwueze: The ‘N98m’ Ferrari doesn’t belong to me… I don’t know how to drive

Samuel Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, has come out to deny ownership of a Ferrari car he was recently spotted posing with some months ago.In September, the Umuahia-born football star had taken to his Instagram page to share photos of him sitting on the car - which is said to be worth a whopping "N98,000,000".The pictures had gone viral on social media and [...]

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    Dare, IOC president inaugurate ANOCA secretariat in Abuja

Dare, IOC president inaugurate ANOCA secretariat in Abuja

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has inaugurated the secretariat of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) in Abuja.Thomas Bach, president of International Olympics Committee (IOC), was also present at the inauguration ceremony, which held on Thursday.The event was part of activities lined up by the ministry of youth and sports development for the Olympics [...]

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    Rohr: Our technical attitude, key to defeating Benin Rep

Rohr: Our technical attitude, key to defeating Benin Rep

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says the attitude of his players after being a goal down in the early minute of play was key to beating Benin Republic.Rohr admitted, in the post match press conference, that the Beninoise were a very good side that gave his team a run for their money.Nigeria picked all three points in the hard-fought [...]

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles train in Uyo ahead of Benin clash

PHOTOS: Super Eagles train in Uyo ahead of Benin clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria had a full house training ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against Benin on Tuesday evening at the Akwa Ibom stadium, Uyo.This is the only training the squad would be having before they take on the Squirrels of Benin on Wednesday.The three-time African champions' clash against the Beninoise will kick [...]

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Five exciting Golden Eaglets players tipped for greatness

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria waved goodbye to the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup following their 3-1 defeat in the hands of Netherlands in the round of 16.A lot of criticisms has trailed the performance of the team in Brazil 2019. "Winning" is one word that is in the DNA of Nigerians. This time, the five-time World Champions fell short [...]

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NPFL Wrap: MFM off to flying start as Enyimba, Rangers zoom to CAF Confederation Cup group stage

MFM FC opened the 2019/20 season on a positive note with a 1-0 victory over Heartland in their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) opener on Sunday.The Olukoya Boys recorded an away victory over the Naze Millionaires with Ogwu Clement scoring for the Tony Bolus' managed side.Jimoh Oni was the hero of the day at the Umuahia Township Stadium, scoring twice [...]

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    Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Captain Ahmed Musa is back after injury as Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, named the twenty-three players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho in November.Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been called for the first time since the 2019 AFCON in Egypt as first choice as Francis Uzoho is out for several months [...]

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    U17 WC: Eaglets beat Ecuador to reach round of 16

U17 WC: Eaglets beat Ecuador to reach round of 16

Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on Tuesday maintained their brilliant start at the ongoing 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil, beating Ecuador 3-2 to reach the round of 16.Ibrahim Sa'id's hat-trick ensured that Nigeria became the first nation to secure a spot in the round of 16 after the Eaglets 4-2 win over Hungary on Sunday night.Sa’id put Nigeria in front after only [...]

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    NFF partners QIX to reward football fans

NFF partners QIX to reward football fans

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed a marketing partnership with QIXVille Limited as the fan engagement partner of the federation.The exclusive distributor of QIX for Nigeria joins NFF's other global brands such as Coca-Cola, Adidas, Guinness and Cadbury.The partnership is confirming and accelerating QIXVille's international expansion in sports marketing with effective market launches in Mexico and South Africa already completed [...]

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FIFA rankings: Super Eagles drop to 35th position on the globe, remain 3rd in Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 34 to 35 in FIFA/Coca-Cola world latest rankings.According to the list released on Thursday by the world football body, the Super Eagles also maintained its 3rd position in the continent.The Gernot Rohr-inspired team moved from its September points of 1482 to 1481 in October.On October 13, the Nigerian national team played [...]

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    Ighalo, Alimi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Ighalo, Alimi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

It was another exciting weekend across the globe as club football continued in Europe after a short international break.TheCable selects the best XI of Nigerian players in action across the globe.Odion Ighalo and Sikiru Alimi lead the attack which has Manu Garba, Golden Eaglets' gaffer, as its coach.The team also include Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Daniel Akpeyi and Semi Ajayi.Daniel [...]

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    The 2020 Olympics is not a trial event, Dare tells federations

The 2020 Olympics is not a trial event, Dare tells federations

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has challenged various national sports federations (NSF) to begin early preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games.The minister, however, assured that early preparation for the Olympiad would make a big difference between success and failure.Dare said this in a meeting with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games federations presidents, technical directors, secretaries, [...]

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    FirstBank sponsors Kaduna polo ‘Georgian Cup’ for 100th year

FirstBank sponsors Kaduna polo ‘Georgian Cup’ for 100th year

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the Georgian Cup of the Kaduna polo tournament for the 100th year.In a statement issued on Tuesday, the bank said the decision to continue its support of the tournament is due to its commitment to the growth and development of sports, nation building and the economy at large.The bank said [...]

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    Like Kipchoge, Kosgei breaks Radcliff’s 16-year-old women’s marathon record

Like Kipchoge, Kosgei breaks Radcliff’s 16-year-old women’s marathon record

Like compatriot, Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya's Brigid Kosgei has broken Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old women's marathon world record.She defended her Chicago title after completing a sensational weekend of road running, winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:14:04 on Sunday.Radcliffe record of two hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds was set at the London Marathon in 2003.Kosgei’s run came over 24 [...]

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    Kenya’s Kipchoge becomes first runner to complete marathon under two hours

Kenya’s Kipchoge becomes first runner to complete marathon under two hours

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first distance runner to successfully complete a sub two-hour marathon on Saturday.Kipchoge achieved this historic feat in the 42.2km race at Prater park in the Austrian capital of Vienna, in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds.He was guided by rotating 41-one man teams of pacemakers, many of whom are world class runners, and by [...]

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