Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tag "Sport"

    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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    Aliyu, Chinedu, Bashir… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Aliyu, Chinedu, Bashir… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

After a seven-month break, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) resumed at the weekend.TheCable's team of the week is made up of the 11 standout players.Chinedu Anozie (FC Ifeanyi Ubah)Anozie frustrated Plateau United's attackers with his outstanding display for FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the 0-0 draw.Babatunde Solomon (El-Kanemi Warriors)The no-nonsense defender peppered Akwa United's strikers with his physical approach and [...]

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    CAF CC: Rangers seal crucial win over Bantu

CAF CC: Rangers seal crucial win over Bantu

Rangers International produced an exhilarating performance to pick a 2-1 victory over Bantu FC in the first leg of the Confederation Cup play-off round.The Gbenga Ogunbote-tutored players were deserving winners in the match played at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, on Sunday.Ifeanyi George made a return to the starting block as Chidera Ezeh kept his place among the starters.Pint-sized winger Bright Silas [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: El-Kanemi grab away win as MFM, Heartland lose on the road

NPFL wrap-up: El-Kanemi grab away win as MFM, Heartland lose on the road

The 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League got underway with six games across various centres.Here's is TheCable's wrap-up of matchday 1 action.Enyimba 2-0 MFM FCGoals from Nelson Ogbonnaya and Abdulrahman helped Enyimba defeat MFM FC 2-0 in Aba.Kwara United 1-1 Sunshine StarsSeun Olulayo's second half own goal cancelled out Franklin Shashere's strike as Kwara United forced Sunshine Stars to a 1-1 [...]

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    Lobi Stars fight back to beat Mamelodi Sundowns in CAF CL opener

Lobi Stars fight back to beat Mamelodi Sundowns in CAF CL opener

Lobi Stars defeated South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 as the CAF Champions League kicked off on Friday.The Nigerian team fought back from a goal down to win the first Group A game.The encounter took place at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.Lobi reached the CAF Champions League group stage after defeating Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in the first round tie in December 2018.Liberian [...]

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    Nigeria to field 60 athletes as Lagos hosts Para Powerlifting Championships

Nigeria to field 60 athletes as Lagos hosts Para Powerlifting Championships

Nigeria will be represented by 60 athletes at the International Para Powerlifting Championships billed to hold in Lagos.Queen Uboh, president of Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), says the competition will take place from January 24 to 31.Uboh said Nigeria has the best para powerlifters in the world and will cart home most of the medals from the competition."The Nigerian athletes, considered the [...]

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    Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Falcons' warm-up schedule in preparation for the Women’s World Cup.According to a statement released by the NFF on Thursday, the team will participate in a four-nation invitational tournament in China from January 17 to 20 and will also compete in the Cyprus Women’s Cup from February 25 to March 7.The team [...]

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    Insurance back to NPFL after 11 years absence

Insurance back to NPFL after 11 years absence

Insurance Football Club of Benin have gained promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NFL) after an 11-year absence.Insurance beat Shooting Stars of Ibadan 1-0 on a Wednesday at the ongoing Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 tournament in Abia state.Charles Omokaro's 10th minute strike took the Edo Arsenal back to top flight.Remo Stars of Ijebu also returned to the [...]

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    CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

Egypt's Mohamed Salah has been crowned the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year.He beat his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and 2015 winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to the gong.The winners were unveiled at the awards gala on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.Banyana Banyana's Christina Thembi Kgatlana won women's player of the year ahead of Super Falcons duo of Asisat [...]

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    Rohr: Moses’ retirement from international football premature

Rohr: Moses’ retirement from international football premature

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says Victor Moses must decide on his own if he wants to return to the team.Rohr said he is willing to welcome Moses back to the team provided he is ready to give 100 percent."If he changes his mind, we will welcome him but he has to find that motivation within himself to come [...]

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    Egypt wins right to host 2019 AFCON

Egypt wins right to host 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given Egypt the right to host the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The decision was reached at the CAF executive committee meeting held on Tuesday at the Terrou-Bi Hotel in Dakar, Senegal.A 16 to one vote by the executive committee members won Egypt the hosting rights.It will be the fourth time Egypt will [...]

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    Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.Austin Ejide (Hapoel Hadera)The former Gabros and Etoile du Sahel shot-stopper made a number of decent saves to help his team pick a point last weekend.Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes)Despite Leganes' 1-0 loss to Espanyol, Omeruo stood out as one of his [...]

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    Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the most qualified country between Egypt and South Africa will be chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Pinnick, who is also CAF first vice-president, said his committee has analysed the strengths of both nations and will advise CAF on the better option ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of the executive [...]

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    Mikel linked with Fenerbache move after Tianjin Teda exit

Mikel linked with Fenerbache move after Tianjin Teda exit

John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles captain, has been linked with a move to Turkish Super Lig outfit, Fenerbache.Mikel cancelled his contract with Chinese club, Tianjin Teda, on Thursday.According to L'equipe, the 31-year-old refused to go with the Chinese outfit on their pre-season training in Spain.He was said to have subsequently announced his departure from the club.Mikel, who made 31 appearances for [...]

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    Pogba’s mother appointed women football ambassador in Guinea

Pogba’s mother appointed women football ambassador in Guinea

Yeo Moriba, mother of Paul Pogba, has been appointed as Guinea's ambassador for women's football.The announcement was made by the Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot) on Friday.Moriba's nomination followed a meeting with Mamadou Antonio Souare, president of Feguifoot.Souare says he hopes that France international, Pogba, and his twin brothers, Florentin and Mathias, will support their mother in her new role."I am proud [...]

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    Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Wilfred Ndidi has been named in France Football magazine's 2018 African team of the year.The Leicester City midfielder is the only Nigerian on the list published on Wednesday.Ndidi was praised by the magazine for his ball-winning abilities. He is paired with Ghana's Thomas Partey and Morocco's Hakim Ziyech in the midfield.Senegal’s Saido Mane and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah, are the [...]

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