Monday, April 22, 2019

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    CAF Confederation Cup: Akwa United ‘hungry’ to beat Banjul FC

CAF Confederation Cup: Akwa United ‘hungry’ to beat Banjul FC

Emmanuel Ariwachukwu, Akwa United central defender, says himself and his teammates are "hungry" to prove their mettle in the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Banjul FC.The Promise Keepers entered the first qualifying round after winning the 2017 Aiteo Cup.The first leg match against Banjul will be played Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Akwa Ibom.“Banjul showed they have excellent individual [...]

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    Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

The 2018 FIFA World Cup hospitality packages are now on sale in Nigeria courtesy of Integral, a sports marketing company.Integral is the exclusive sales agent of FIFA's official partner, Match Hospitality. The partnership was sealed in Lagos on Wednesday.Match Hospitality is the exclusive rights holder of the World Cup hospitality programme.Abimbola Ilo, the managing director of Integral, said the company's [...]

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    Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks 20-year record at Texas varsity

Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks 20-year record at Texas varsity

Divine Oduduru, Nigerian sprinter, is breaking records and shining brightly in the US.Oduduru has been named athlete of the week by the Big 12 Conference for his performance at the Texas Tech Open.The athlete, who is known for his "I never espered it" expression, has broken five all-time records at the Texas Tech University.He shattered the university's 20-year old school record [...]

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    PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

The Super Eagles' 2018 World Cup kits have been unveiled by Nike and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Nike is the official kits sponsor of Nigeria's national teams.The sportswear manufacturer presented the kits to the NFF at a ceremony in London on Wednesday.The Super Eagles' World Cup jersey was modelled by Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi while Sophia Omidiji modelled the Super Falcons' [...]

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    Mgbolu, former NFF spokesman, is dead

Mgbolu, former NFF spokesman, is dead

Austin Mgbolu, former spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is dead.The deceased, who served as the image maker of the body between 1993 and 2001, died on Wednesday.He was said to have undergone a major surgery in January, and appeared to have regained his health. But he had complications on Wednesday morning and was taken to the hospital, where he [...]

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    World Cup: African champions D’Tigress to face Argentina, Australia in Group B

World Cup: African champions D’Tigress to face Argentina, Australia in Group B

D’Tigress have been drawn in the same group as Turkey, Argentina and Australia for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup.The team will be hoping to surpass their 2006 outing where they lost all their group games against China, Russia and the US before suffering another defeat in the classification game against Senegal to finish 16th.https://twitter.com/titansbasket/status/960872490871468033Reacting to the draws, Dallas Wings [...]

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    Nigeria-born Oladipo to compete in NBA All-Star slam dunk contest

Nigeria-born Oladipo to compete in NBA All-Star slam dunk contest

Victor Oladipo, a Nigeria-born Indiana Pacer player, will compete in the 2018 NBA All-star slam dunk contest.The slam dunk contest is an annual NBA competition held during the All-Star Weekend. It entails three-point shooting and skills challenge.It will be the second time Oladipo, a former Oklahoma City Thunder player, will be participating in the contest.He came second behind Zach LaVine [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players: Musa, Ajayi shine but Balogun, Ujah missing in action

Keeping up with Nigerian players: Musa, Ajayi shine but Balogun, Ujah missing in action

The weekend was packed with highs and lows for Nigerian players in several leagues across the world.While some hugged the headlines for netting crucial goals, a reverse was the case for others.TheCable takes you on a voyage around the top leagues across the world to see how Nigerian players fared.EnglandAlex Iwobi dazzled at Emirates Stadium in Arsenal's 5-1 thumping of Everton. [...]

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    Morocco’s Atlas Lions devour Eagles in CHAN final

Morocco’s Atlas Lions devour Eagles in CHAN final

It was a disappointing end to the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) for Nigeria's Super Eagles as they were outclassed in a 4-0 drubbing by Morocco.The Atlas Lions were dominant against the Super Eagles who went down to 10 men after Moses Eneji was red cardedMorocco raced to a one-goal lead on the stroke of half-time when Zakaria Hadraf's effort went [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Plateau, Akwa record big wins but Enyimba, El-Kanemi play out stalemate

NPFL wrap-up: Plateau, Akwa record big wins but Enyimba, El-Kanemi play out stalemate

Reigning champions Plateau United annihilated Sunshine Stars 5-0 in week seven of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Tosin Omoyele was the star of the game, thanks to his brace and two assists. Sunday Ingbede, Emeka Umeh, Mafeng Pam also found the back of the net.Akwa United maintained their grip at the top of the table with an emphatic 4-0 defeat [...]

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    CHAN final preview: To make history, Nigeria must overcome in-form Morocco

CHAN final preview: To make history, Nigeria must overcome in-form Morocco

The Atlas Lions of Morocco are a team in the form of their lives, favourites to win the African Nations Championships, and also the host country.It's a triple threat the Super Eagles of Nigeria will have to overcome on Sunday night when they square up against each other in the final.Nigeria may have thrice won the African Cup of Nations, but [...]

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    Ndidi, Iheanacho star as Leicester draw with Swansea

Ndidi, Iheanacho star as Leicester draw with Swansea

Leicester City drew 1-1 with visitors, Swansea, on Saturday at the King Power Stadium.Claude Puel's men got the breakthrough through a superb play by Iheanacho, who skinned two defenders with a fine bit of skill and fed the ball to Jamie Vardy.From there on, it was business as usual for the England international, who gave the hosts a deserved lead [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers coach hopes for depleted ‘group of death’

Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers coach hopes for depleted ‘group of death’

Ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, D'Tigers coach Abdulrahman Mohammed is counting on a depleted group of death.Host country Australia, Canada, and New Zealand are in the same group as Nigeria.Abdulrahman, an assistant coach in the national team headed by Alex Nwora, said: "We have played those teams in the past at that same level of competition."The head coach of [...]

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    Enyimba earn bragging rights in Abia derby as Akwa surge to top of NPFL

Enyimba earn bragging rights in Abia derby as Akwa surge to top of NPFL

A total of six games took place in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Wednesday.FC Ifeanyi Ubah were given a reality check by visiting Akwa United as they drew 1-1 in Nnewi.Cyril Olisema had given the Promise Keepers the lead before Ikeokwu Patrick equalised for the Anambra Warriors. The result takes Akwa to the top of the log with [...]

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    Ajiboye took Nigeria to CHAN final, says Sudan coach

Ajiboye took Nigeria to CHAN final, says Sudan coach

Logarusic Hrvatsko, coach of Sudan, says goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye singlehandedly took Nigeria to the final of African Nations Championship in Morocco.Hrvatsko said Ajiboye was the man of the match because of his heroic performance between the sticks.The home-based Eagles pipped the Falcons of Sudan 1-0 to reach the first ever final of the championship.After the match, the Sudan coach said, [...]

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    Eagles coach knocks wasteful Okpotu over semi-final performance

Eagles coach knocks wasteful Okpotu over semi-final performance

Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has criticised Anthony Okpotu over his unimpressive outing in the semi-final match against Sudan.Super Eagles fought tooth and nail to defeat Sudan 1-0 in the match played on Wednesday.Subsequently, the coach described Okpotu's performance as below par, saying he "lost many important balls"."To me, this is the worst game by Okpotu since the competition started," [...]

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