Monday, January 21, 2019

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    Iheanacho makes history, nets brace on return to action

Iheanacho makes history, nets brace on return to action

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho ended his goal drought in a rare start for Leicester City on Tuesday night.The Nigerian also scored the first goal in English football to be awarded using the video assistant referee (VAR) as Leicester City advanced in the English FA Cup.Iheanacho bagged a brace in the 2-0 win against League One outfit Fleetwood Town.The 21-year-old [...]

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    CHAN: ‘We are going all out to beat Libya’

CHAN: ‘We are going all out to beat Libya’

CHAN Eagles midfielder Ifeanyi Ifeanyi says Nigeria will be aiming for a win when they take on Group C leaders Libya on Friday.The Akwa United enforcer, who was in action in the 0-0 draw with Rwanda on Monday, told TheCable that the result against the Amavubi will not repeat itself."We have forgotten what happened against Rwanda on Monday," Ifeanyi said."There [...]

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    No one should underestimate our title bid, says Lobi Stars’ Kayode

No one should underestimate our title bid, says Lobi Stars’ Kayode

Lobi Stars should not be overlooked in the bid for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title, says goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode.In their first game of the season, Lobi Stars held Enyimba FC to a 1-1 draw.Kayode said the result will not determine how the Pride of Benue would perform in their quest to challenge for the league title."We are ready to [...]

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    Despite Rwanda draw, Eagles coach says ‘we can beat any team’ in CHAN

Despite Rwanda draw, Eagles coach says ‘we can beat any team’ in CHAN

Salisu Yusuf, coach of the home-based Super Eagles, says his charges can beat any team in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Morocco.The Nigerian team opened their CHAN campaign with a 0-0 draw against Rwanda on Monday night.During the post-match interview, Yusuf said the result is not a setback, describing it as a wake-up call for his team.He said the [...]

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    How the CHAN Eagles fared against Rwanda

How the CHAN Eagles fared against Rwanda

The CHAN Eagles played out a 0-0 draw with Rwanda on Monday night. TheCable runs the rules over the team.Ikechukwu Ezenwa: He was confident handling balls in his goal area and was decent when called upon to help his side. 7/10.Osas Okoro: He justified his selection by holding his own against the Rwandan strikers and was rarely dribbled. 6/10Stephen Eze: The Kano Pillars [...]

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    CHAN: Home-based Eagles play out stalemate with Rwanda

CHAN: Home-based Eagles play out stalemate with Rwanda

Nigeria and Rwanda played a 0-0 draw in their first game of the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) on Monday night.The CHAN Eagles thrice hit the woodwork in a dominating performance in Tangier.Nigeria had the first chance of the game but Sunday Faleye's effort came off the woodwork.The home-based Eagles could have taken the lead after the ball fell nicely for [...]

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    CHAN: We are in Morocco to win, says Salisu Yusuf

CHAN: We are in Morocco to win, says Salisu Yusuf

Salisu Yusuf says the home-based Super Eagles can win the 2018 Africa Nations Championship.The home-based Eagles coach admitted that the team is under pressure but assured of a positive result at the end of the tournament."Whether people think we can win or cannot, the pressure to get a result is expected. I think the job goes with the pressure. It's a [...]

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    Super Eagles stars Balogun, Ujah suffer racist abuse in Germany

Super Eagles stars Balogun, Ujah suffer racist abuse in Germany

Super Eagles duo, Anthony Ujah and Leon Balogun, suffered racist abuse during a German Bundesliga game on Saturday.The incident took place during FSV Mainz 05's encounter with Hannover.After the game, Balogun informed the club that racist slurs were hurled at himself and Ujah during the second half of the game while they were warming up in front of a block [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players: Leicester duo still frozen out

Keeping up with Nigerian players: Leicester duo still frozen out

Every weekend, TheCable will keep track of, and report the performance of Nigerian players abroad.Here’s how they fared this past weekend.ENGLANDChelsea and Leicester City shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw. Victor Moses and Wilfred Ndidi were in action for the Blues and Foxes respectively. Kelechi Iheanacho continued his bench-warming streak at Leicester while Ahmed Musa wasn't listed yet again.Alex [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Plateau, Tornadoes off to good start but MFM, Go Round slump to defeat

NPFL wrap-up: Plateau, Tornadoes off to good start but MFM, Go Round slump to defeat

The 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) got underway this weekend with 18 goals scored across 10 centres.The big winners were Plateau United and Niger Tornadoes who were victorious away from home against Nasarawa United and Kwara  United respectively.Kano Pillars were forced to a 2-2 draw by Katsina United on Saturday. Junior Lokosa and Alassan Ibrahim were song for Masu Gida [...]

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    Joshua vs Parker heavyweight unification fight confirmed for March

Joshua vs Parker heavyweight unification fight confirmed for March

Anthony Joshua will fight Joseph Parker in a heavyweight unification bout on March 31 at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn tied up the final details with Parker’s promoter David Higgins over the weekend.The bout will see the pair contest for the WBA Super, IBF and WBO titles.After 20 straight victories, all by knockout, Joshua hopes to take another [...]

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    CHAN preview: Nigeria’s counter-attacking style meets Rwanda’s sturdy defence

CHAN preview: Nigeria’s counter-attacking style meets Rwanda’s sturdy defence

Nigeria's 2018 Africa Nations Championship campaign will kick off against Rwanda at the Stade Ibn Batouta on Monday.In their respective final warm-up matches, Nigeria played a 0-0 draw with Cameroon while Rwanda slumped to a 4-1 defeat by Algeria.The CHAN Eagles will face a side that is built on solid defending but with few technically gifted players in attack. The [...]

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    Kanu Nwankwo confirms sale of Papilo FC

Kanu Nwankwo confirms sale of Papilo FC

Nigerian football legend Nwankwo Kanu has sold his pet project Papilo FC.Onyebuchi Abia, Kanu's manager, confirmed to TheCable that Kanu no longer owns the Nigeria National League (NNL) side.Kanu was reported to have sold the team over frustrations that teams don't win based on their performance in the league.Abia refused to weigh in on the reports but said Kanu will channel [...]

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    Pillars, Katsina share the spoils in four-goal cracker

Pillars, Katsina share the spoils in four-goal cracker

Destiny Ashadi scored a penalty in injury time as Kastina United forced Kano Pillars to a 2-2 draw in the first game of the new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.The explosive encounter, which saw Pillars' defender Victor Dennis sent off for a reckless tackle, played out on Saturday at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina.Junior Lokosa scored the first goal of [...]

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    Falconets defeat S’Africa, inch closer to WC qualification

Falconets defeat S’Africa, inch closer to WC qualification

Nigeria's U20 female team have secured a 2-0 victory over their South African counterparts.The game was the first-leg encounter of the final qualifying round of the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup.Rasheedat Ajibade put the Falconets ahead with a sublime finish on the half-hour mark.The Falconets proved too strong in the midfield and were untroubled by South Africa's Basetsana.With 10 minutes [...]

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    NPFL preview: Fixtures and what to expect from opening-day games

NPFL preview: Fixtures and what to expect from opening-day games

As the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) returns on Saturday, TheCable takes a look at the week one fixtures and what each club is bringing to the party.Abia Warriors vs MFM FCAbia Warriors have become a different team under Rafael Everton having churned out impressive results in pre-season games.MFM failed to pick a point on their last two visits to Umuahia [...]

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