Monday, August 12, 2019

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    Osimhen, Okereke, Samuel…TheCable’s team of the week

Osimhen, Okereke, Samuel…TheCable’s team of the week

Nigerians across the world recorded several “imponderable elements” over the weekend, some shining, some falling just under the radar, and a few getting attention for the wrong reasons.TheCable selects the best XI from across the world of football, where Nigeria's flag is being hoisted by her ambassadors.Daniel AkpeyiFrom the start, he had to be alert; his succession of superb [...]

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    Onyekuru joins Ikpeba’s former club, AS Monaco, in €20m deal

Onyekuru joins Ikpeba’s former club, AS Monaco, in €20m deal

Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru, has completed a five-year contract deal to Victor Ikpeba's former French Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco.He completed a €20 million fee from Everton FC to the Leonardo Jardim's coach side, the club website announced.Onyekuru move to Monaco became imminent as the club lost its opening game of the new Ligue Un season 3-0 at home [...]

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    Back-to-back: Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Table Tennis Open Championship

Back-to-back: Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Table Tennis Open Championship

Aruna Quadri defeated Austria's Gardos Robert to clinch a back-to-back Nigeria Open Table Tennis Championship at the 2019 edition.He became the second player to defend the title after Omar Assar of Egypt on Sunday evening. This is also Quadri’s second time of winning the tournament which is in its sixth year.Going into the game as the favourite, Nigeria’s table tennis superstar [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Who will replace Odion Ighalo as Super Eagles’ Rashidi Yekini?

ANALYSIS: Who will replace Odion Ighalo as Super Eagles’ Rashidi Yekini?

You must have remembered legendary Rashidi Yekini after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) -- thanks to one man, Odion Ighalo.Odion drew the curtain on his international career at the end of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after emerging top scorer -- equalling Yekini's record of a five-goal AFCON golden boot.Luckily for the Super Eagles there is plenty [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Real reason Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton

EXCLUSIVE: Real reason Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles' forward, left Arsenal for Everton because of his desire to play his preferred position of central midfield, TheCable has been informed.A member of Iwobi's family told TheCable that Iwobi also had no choice but to leave the north London club so as to get a regular playing time with the Toffees."He left because of his desire [...]

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    Iwobi’s move to Everton finally goes through

Iwobi’s move to Everton finally goes through

Everton has completed a post-deadline deal to sign Super Eagles' Alex Iwobi on a five-year contract.Iwobi made the switch for an undisclosed fee on transfer deadline day, but the announcement was made over four hours after window officially closed.Iwobi faces falling down the pecking order at Arsenal after the arrival of £72 million club record signing of Nicolas Pepe from [...]

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    Arsenal reject Everton’s £30m bid for Iwobi hours before transfer deadline

Arsenal reject Everton’s £30m bid for Iwobi hours before transfer deadline

Just about 24 hours to the end of the summer transfer window, Arsenal Football Club has rejected £30 million bid for Super Eagles' Alex Iwobi by Everton.Everton turned attention to the Nigerian international after being priced out of a move for Wilfried Zaha and Watford Abdoulaye Doucoure.Arsenal are believed to be open to selling Iwobi before Thursday’s deadline if there is an [...]

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    Is David Okereke ready to be another Jay-Jay Okocha?

Is David Okereke ready to be another Jay-Jay Okocha?

Nigeria has, still are, and always will be producing some of the best young talents in the world of football.Start down the memory lane; back in the day with the likes of Jay-Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu. Move on to more modern talents, the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi, Taiwo Awoniyi, Stephen Odey, Emmanuel Dennis, among [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: Lagos ready to host Africa’s first FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Sanwo-Olu: Lagos ready to host Africa’s first FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has assured officials of world football –governing body, FIFA, that the state has the will and the capacity to ensure it meets the requirements for hosting the 10th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals next year.In an official statement made available to TheCable by Ademola Olajire, media director of the Nigeria Football Federation, said [...]

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    Nigerian league to kick off Sept 20, returns to 38-match format

Nigerian league to kick off Sept 20, returns to 38-match format

The 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season is expected to commence on Sunday, September 20, 2019.According to Salihu Abubakar, chief operating officer of the League Management Company the upcoming season will end on May 17, 2020.The league is expected to take a break from December 30 to January 10.LMC has also drawn out the calendar for the season that [...]

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    Ihedioha unveils former MFM gaffer, Fidelis Ilechukwu as Heartland FC coach

Ihedioha unveils former MFM gaffer, Fidelis Ilechukwu as Heartland FC coach

Emeka Ihedioha, Imo state governor, has unveiled Fidelis Ilechukwu as the coach of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Heartland Football Club.The former MFM FC gaffer was unveiled on Monday in Owerri."The working one" as he is fondly addressed joined the "Naze Millionaires" after 13-year stint with the Olukoya boys.Ilechukwu left MFM FC on Thursday, August 1, 2019 by mutual agreement.He [...]

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    Austria, England, Belgium… how Nigerian players fared abroad over the weekend

Austria, England, Belgium… how Nigerian players fared abroad over the weekend

Semi Ajayi and Eberechi Eze hogged the headlines among Nigerian players abroad over the weekend.There were so many excellent performances from Nigerian players across the globe as some of the leagues are starting to take shape.TheCable has more on how Nigerian players fared abroad over the weekend.AustriaFC Liefering failed to win their second game of the Austrian 2.Liga season after [...]

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    Utaka, Azeez, Ajayi… TheCable’s team of the week

Utaka, Azeez, Ajayi… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerians were in action for their respective clubs over the weekend -- some impressive, some flopped, and many were lost in the activities. Here are the top performers who made TheCable's team of the week:Sebastian OsigweThe former Flying Eagle was always in the action, blocking several shots and was always ready to take risks. Alert.Moses OdubajoA rock at [...]

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    Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, signs with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, signs with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Samuel Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, has signed with Roc Nation Sports (RNS), a management firm founded by Shawn 'JAY-Z' Carter.RNS, which is the sports management division of Roc Nation, took to its social media outlets to announce the partnership on Thursday.The sports firm said it has entered a partnership with '10 Management' to manage the affairs of Chukwueze."Today Roc Nation Sports [...]

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    Osimhen pens five-year deal with Enyeama’s former club, Lille

Osimhen pens five-year deal with Enyeama’s former club, Lille

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, has signed a five-year deal with Vincent Enyeama's former club, Lille of France.Osimhen moved from Sporting Charleroi of Belgium to Lille in a deal worth €12 million plus €3 million add-ons.The 20-year old whose contract runs till 2024 will wear the number 7 jersey, according to Lille's website.The club official Twitter handle unveiled the signing [...]

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    Like Otedola, Dangote redeems AFCON $50K per goal pledge to Eagles

Like Otedola, Dangote redeems AFCON $50K per goal pledge to Eagles

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has redeemed his pledge of $50,000 per goal to the Super Eagles.This is coming days after Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman and former chairman of Forte Oil PLC, fulfilled his pledge to give the Nigerian team the sum of $25,000 per goal at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The duo had made the [...]

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