Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    AFCON: Aina ruled out of Seychelles match due to injury

AFCON: Aina ruled out of Seychelles match due to injury

Super Eagles wingback Ola Aina has pulled out of African Cup of Nations qualification match against Seychelles after sustaining a muscular injury.The 21-year-old limped off during Torino's 1-0 win over SPAL on Sunday.Aina has been in impressive form since joining Torino on loan from Chelsea.https://twitter.com/torinofc_1906/status/1036654250762358784?s=21The Super Eagles player has made one start for his new side and has come off the bench [...]

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    Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Brazil legend, Ronaldo Nazario Luis de Lima, has bought La Liga club Real Valladolid following the completion of his €30m (£27m) takeover.The former Real Madrid star now owns 51 percent of the club.He was unveiled in the town's city hall alongside president Carlos Suarez and city mayor Oscar Puente on Monday.According to El Larguero, Valladolid are in debt to the [...]

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    Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Egypt's Mohamed Salah is among the final three nominees for the 2018 FIFA best men's player award.Lionel Messi failed to make the final three-man list despite being part of the initial 10 nominees.Salah, the third African player to be shortlisted, is nominated alongside Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo.The Egyptian helped Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League final in his maiden season.He [...]

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    Nwakaeme, Onazi, Ekong, Danjuma… TheCable’s team of the week

Nwakaeme, Onazi, Ekong, Danjuma… TheCable’s team of the week

As is the case every other week, some Nigerian footballers shine in their respective clubs, and as such, deserve recognition.Due to the fact that the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) is in the off-season, TheCable is basing its team of the week on Nigerian players plying their trade abroad.Here are the players who made the cut.Okeimute Odah (Jeddah)Still one of [...]

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    I’ve announced myself to Turkish league, Nwakaeme says after scoring brace

I’ve announced myself to Turkish league, Nwakaeme says after scoring brace

Super Eagles striker Anthony Nwakaeme says he's not yet in his best form despite scoring two goals for Trabzonspor on Saturday.The striker grabbed a brace and provided an assist as Trabzonspor thrashed Galatasaray 4-0.Nwakaeme moved to the Turkish league from Hapoel Beer Sheva during the summer transfer window."There is definitely much more to come from me," he told TheCable after his [...]

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    Joel Obi completes switch from Torino to Chievo Verona

Joel Obi completes switch from Torino to Chievo Verona

Chievo Verona have announced the signing of Joel Obi from Torino.The midfielder was snapped up in a deal which will keep him at the club for the next three seasons.Obi will wear the number 22 jersey for the Serie A outfit.The Nigeria international has an option to add a fourth year to the deal at the Stadio Bentegodi.Born in Nigeria in [...]

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    FIFA bans Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya over Qatari ‘gift’

FIFA bans Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya over Qatari ‘gift’

Kalusha Bwalya, Zambian football legend, has been banned by FIFA for two years.Bwalya was banned over a payment he received from former Asian football leader Mohammed bin Hammam.FIFA found Bwalya guilty of breaching the ethics code by accepting gifts and violating confidentiality rules when he was president of the Zambian Football Federation (ZFF).The 1988 African player of the year was also [...]

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    Egypt’s El-Hadary, 45, retires from international football

Egypt’s El-Hadary, 45, retires from international football

Essam El Hadary has retired from international football at the age of 45.The Egyptian football legend was handed his debut in 1996 and went on to play in 159 matches in a career that spanned over two decades.El-Hadary made history at the 2018 World Cup in Russia as he became the oldest player to feature in the mundial.He was in [...]

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    Levante sign Moses Simon on five-year deal

Levante sign Moses Simon on five-year deal

Super Eagles forward Moses Simon has joined Levante from KAA Gent on a five-year deal.Simon, who was previously linked with a move to Liverpool, was signed for £4.5 million.The Spanish football club announced Simon's signing via Twitter on Monday."Welcome to #LevanteUD, @Simon27Moses," Levanted tweeted.https://twitter.com/levanteud/status/1026506089003720704?s=21The 23-year-old attacker has made 20 appearances for the Super Eagles since his debut against Uganda on [...]

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    France 2018: Germany pip hard fighting Falconets

France 2018: Germany pip hard fighting Falconets

Stefanie Sanders scored a 69th-minute winner as Germany recorded a 1-0 victory over Nigeria in the U20 FIFA Women's World Cup on Monday.The first half had ended goalless and all efforts by the Christopher Danjuma-led team to equalise proved abortive as they could not convert their several scoring chances.The team would fancy their chance against debuting Haiti on August 9, [...]

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    Emmanuel Amunike appointed coach of Tanzania

Emmanuel Amunike appointed coach of Tanzania

Emmanuel Amunike has been appointed the new coach of Tanzania's national team.The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) said the former Sporting Lisbon and Barcelona winger signed the dotted lines on Monday.His first task will be to prepare the Taifa Stars for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda.“We had so many applications for the Taifa Stars job but after looking [...]

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    Nigeria vs Germany: Can Falconets banish the demons of 2016 in France?

Nigeria vs Germany: Can Falconets banish the demons of 2016 in France?

Going into the U20 Women's World Cup, Nigeria will be hoping to banish the demons of 2016, when they were eliminated in the group stages.The current crop of Falconets may not be as heavily-fancied as the sets of 2010, 2012 and 2014, but a lot is still expected from them.The team is blessed with a wealth of talent that includes [...]

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    Bordeaux agree deal in principle to sign Samuel Kalu

Bordeaux agree deal in principle to sign Samuel Kalu

KAA Gent have reportedly agreed to sell Samuel Kalu to Bordeaux in a deal worth around €8m.Gustavo Poyet had identified Kalu as the player who can bring more speed and creativity to his squad, following the departure of Malcom to Barcelona.The Les Girondins had an initial bid for the Nigerian rejected by Gent with the Belgian side reportedly looking for around [...]

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    Asaba 2018: Nigeria finishes third with nine gold, five silver medals

Asaba 2018: Nigeria finishes third with nine gold, five silver medals

Nigeria finished third on the medal table of the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships which came to an end on Sunday.Team Nigeria took home a total 19 medals, including nine gold, five silver and five bronze.Kenya placed first on the table with 11 gold, six silver and two bronze medals while South Africa was second with nine gold, 13 silver [...]

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    Moses makes cameo as City beat Chelsea to win Community Shield

Moses makes cameo as City beat Chelsea to win Community Shield

Nigeria's Victor Moses had a cameo as Man City edged Chelsea to win the Community Shield at the Wembley Stadium.The defeat was the third consecutive Shield loss for Chelsea, but for City, it was a fifth title.A brace from Sergio Aguero was enough to hand the English Premier League (EPL) champions the title.Pep Guardiola's men outclassed Chelsea for most of the [...]

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    Aruna Quadri climbs to 18 in latest ITTF ranking

Aruna Quadri climbs to 18 in latest ITTF ranking

Aruna Quadri has become the first Nigerian to make the top 18 ranking of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).Quadri rose from 20 to 18 in the August 2018 ranking released by the table tennis ruling body on Sunday.The Nigerian's ascent was helped in part by his last 16 performance at the Australian Open.Quadri, who is the second African to [...]

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