Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sam Sodje opens up on fraud case, jail term, says family being witch-hunted

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Sodje opens up on fraud case, jail term, says family being witch-hunted

The Sodje brothers made headlines a few days ago when it became known that they were found guilty and jailed for fraud in 2017.The brothers -- Efe Sodje, 46, Stephen Sodje, 43, and Bright Sodje, 52 -- were said to have siphoned off cash from their charity, Sodje Sports Foundation (SSF).They were alleged to have pocketed money raised at black-tie [...]

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    Victor Moses to join Fenerbahce on loan

Victor Moses to join Fenerbahce on loan

Victor Moses, Super Eagles winger, is set to leave Chelsea and join Fenerbahce on loan until the end of the season after completing a medical.Moses, who is expected to sign a six-month loan deal, arrived Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, according to BBC.The 28-year-old has played just 26 minutes in the English Premier League this season, with his only start coming [...]

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    Ahmed Musa loses mother

Ahmed Musa loses mother

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles vice captain, has lost his mother, Sarah Moses.Moses died on Thursday in a private hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.Musa disclosed her passing on his Instagram page, saying: "What a sad day of my life... just lose my mum."https://www.instagram.com/p/BtBWh4tl5eD/The Al Nassr FC player is in Nigeria recuperating from an injury he sustained a couple of [...]

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    Mikel joins Championship side Middlesbrough

Mikel joins Championship side Middlesbrough

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, has joined English Championship side, Middlesbrough, until the end of the season.The club on Thursday announced the signing of the 31-year-old former Chelsea midfielder.Mikel became a free agent in November 2018 after a two-year stint with Chinese Super League side, Tianjin Teda.Middlesbrough coach, Tony Pulis, said Mikel is a quality player. "I'm pleased to [...]

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    Mikel back to England, set to join Middlesbrough

Mikel back to England, set to join Middlesbrough

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, has agreed on personal terms with Middlesbrough and is undergoing a medical at the club.The Nigeria international held talks with Boro manager Tony Pulis at the Middlesbrough training ground last week and is now close to signing a short-term deal with the Championship club," Sun UK reports.Mikel's two-year contract with a Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA, [...]

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    REVEALED: Ex-Super Eagle jailed for fraud since Sep 2017

REVEALED: Ex-Super Eagle jailed for fraud since Sep 2017

Efetobore Sodje, former Super Eagles defender, has been jailed for fraud alongside his brothers, Stephen and Bright.The Sodje brothers were found guilty of siphoning money from their family charity, the Sodje Sports Foundation (SSF).According to a National Crime Agency investigation, the brothers siphoned over £60,000 given to the foundation.The Sodjes were said to have been jailed since September 2017.Efe, face [...]

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    Rangers handed tough CAF Confederation Cup group

Rangers handed tough CAF Confederation Cup group

Rangers International have been drawn in a tough group for the CAF Confederation Cup.The Nigerian team is in group B alongside Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, CS Sfaxien of Tunisia and Salitas of Burkina Faso.The draw was held at CAF headquarters on Monday.Rangers defeated Bantu FC of Lesotho 4-2 on aggregate to qualify for the group stage.The Antelopes of Enugu will [...]

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    Heartland FC players dominate TheCable’s team of the week

Heartland FC players dominate TheCable’s team of the week

A moment of magic from Samuel Nnochiri gave Heartland a crucial 1-0 win at Nasarawa United, as the away side claimed maximum points.Kano Pillars and Akwa United drew 1-1 at the Sani Abacha Stadium while Kwara United edged Enyimba 3-2 to move top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).FC Ifeanyi Ubah secured a vital point against Go Round FC at [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United edge Enyimba as Heartland shock Nasarawa

NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United edge Enyimba as Heartland shock Nasarawa

A total of 18 goals were scored in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) games played on Sunday.There were impressive wins for Kwara United, Heartland and Plateau United.Here's TheCable's wrap-up.Kwara United 3-2 EnyimbaThe most entertaining game took place at the Kwara Stadium Complex, where Kwara United hosted Enyimba.United edged past the People's Elephants 3-2.Wikki Tourists 2-1 Niger TornadoesWikki Tourists held off [...]

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    Boboye succeeds Osho at Remo Stars, targets continental football

Boboye succeeds Osho at Remo Stars, targets continental football

Kennedy Boboye says his objective is to qualify Remo Stars for continental football.The Abeokuta club unveiled him as its new technical adviser on Friday.The former Plateau United coach succeeds Fatai Osho who resigned on Wednesday.Boboye left the Jos-based side following the expiration of his two-year contract. While there, he made history by guiding them to a first ever NPFL championship in [...]

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    ‘Give me a chance with Eagles’ — Israel-based Ofoedu begs Rohr

‘Give me a chance with Eagles’ — Israel-based Ofoedu begs Rohr

Chikeluba Ofoedu, Maccabi Tel Aviv attacker, has called on Gernot Rohr to give him a chance to prove himself with the Super Eagles.Since moving to Europe after emerging as the revelation of the 2011/2012 Nigerian league season, Ofoedu has continued to impress in front of goal.The attacker scored his seventh goal for Maccabi Tel Aviv when they drew 1-1 with Hapoel [...]

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    China thrash Super Falcons in opener of four-nation tourney

China thrash Super Falcons in opener of four-nation tourney

China thrashed African champions, Super Falcons, 3-0 in the opening game of the ongoing four-nation invitational tournament. Zhang Rui opened scoring for the home side as early as the ninth minute on Thursday.Despite the Nigerian side stepping up their game, the first half end 1-0 in favour of China.The Chinese side dominated play in the second half as Li Ying doubled [...]

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    Fatal Osho resigns as Remo Stars coach

Fatal Osho resigns as Remo Stars coach

Fatai Osho has resigned as the head coach of Remo Stars Football Club.This is the second time Osho will be quitting as Remo Stars coach after he was reappointed following Nduka Ugbade’s exit in 2017.A source told TheCable that the club's management wants Osho to be an assistant to Kennedy Boboye, which he agreed to."Remo stars management want Kennedy Boboye to [...]

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    Oshoala, Oparanozie missing from Falcons’ squad for four-nation tourney

Oshoala, Oparanozie missing from Falcons’ squad for four-nation tourney

The Super Falcons left for China without two key players, Oshoala Asisat and Desire Oparanozie, as they kick-start their preparations for the Women’s World Cup.A delegation comprising of 16 players and nine officials departed Nigeria on Monday for the four-nation tournament.Four other players; defender Faith Michael, midfielder Rita Chikwelu and forwards Ini-Abasi Umotong and Chinaza Uchendu will fly to China [...]

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    Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the main objective of 2019 is for the Super Eagles to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Pinnick said a fourth AFCON title is long overdue for Nigeria, adding that "everything legitimate" will be done to ensure the Eagles bring home the trophy."The very big one that we do not want [...]

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    Junior Lokosa, NPFL goal king, joins Esperance

Junior Lokosa, NPFL goal king, joins Esperance

Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars striker, has joined Esperance of Tunis Football Club on a two and half-year deal.The announcement of Lokosa's acquisition was announced by Esperance on Monday.The 24-year-old was the highest goal scorer in the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season."Arrived Saturday night in Tunis to finalize his transfer to Esperance, the top Nigerian scorer of last season, [...]

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