Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    Shooting Stars sack Fatai Amao

Shooting Stars sack Fatai Amao

The management of Shooting Stars football club has relieved the team's technical adviser, Fatai Amao, of his position.Jubril Arowolo, 3SC's media officer, made this known to TheCable on Monday.Jubril explained that the management came to the conclusion to relieve coach Amao's contract after reviewing the performance of the team in the Nigerian Premier Football League last season.Shooting Stars were relegated [...]

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    Ronald Koeman sacked as Everton coach

Ronald Koeman sacked as Everton coach

Ronald Koeman has been sacked by Everton FC following a poor run of form which culminated in the home thrashing by Arsenal on Sunday.The Dutch manager is the third coach to be sacked in the English Premier League club in the 2017/18 season after Frank Boer and Craig Shakespeare.The 5-2 defeat left the Toffees 18th in the Premier League with [...]

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    Iwobi plays no part as Arsenal thrash Everton 5-2

Iwobi plays no part as Arsenal thrash Everton 5-2

Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi was an unused substitute as Arsenal defeated Everton 5-2 at the Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.Wayne Rooney's strike from distance had put Everton ahead, but Nacho Monreal's effort five minutes before half-time brought Arsenal level in the 40th minute.Mezut Ozil to flick a header beyond Jordan Pickford for Arsenal's second goal in the 53rd minute while [...]

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    Quadri signs three-year endorsement deal with Premier Lotto

Quadri signs three-year endorsement deal with Premier Lotto

Aruna Quadri has entered into a three-year endorsement deal worth $75,000 with sports betting firm, Premier Lotto.The deal gives Premier Lotto "the right to use Quadri’s name, likeness, voice, signature and biographical details as well photographs and other materials in promotional, sponsorship, advertising or marketing material relating" to its products.Quadri is also expected to attend and participate in Premier Lotto’s [...]

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    Nigeria to play Argentina in friendly game

Nigeria to play Argentina in friendly game

Nigeria and Argentina are set to meet again in an international friendly match.The proposed game comes up on November 14 after the Super Eagles' final World Cup qualification game against Algeria.In a statement made available to TheCable, NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi said almost all the arrangements have been concluded with regards to the match.“We have had long and fruitful [...]

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    Aruna Quadri bows out of ITTF World Cup

Aruna Quadri bows out of ITTF World Cup

He came, fought but could not make it past the quarterfinal.Nigeria's Aruna Quadri on Saturday crashed out of the 2017 ITTF World Cup in Liege, Belgium.Having worked his way into the main draw (round of 16) of the tournament, Quadri’s dream of repeating the 2014 quarter-final feat was extinguished by Japan’s Jun Mizutani.Quadri fell 4-0 (6-11, 7-11, 6-11, 7-11) to the [...]

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    Ndidi stars as Appleton wins first game in charge of Leicester

Ndidi stars as Appleton wins first game in charge of Leicester

Caretaker manager Michael Appleton started his tenure with a valuable three points as Leicester City defeated Swansea City 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.Leicester City moved out of the relegation zone after picking up a second win of the season and the first away from home.The Foxes went into the break with a 1-0 lead.Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, Marc Albrighton, [...]

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    Nigerian duo Success, Moses missing as Chelsea survive Watford onslaught

Nigerian duo Success, Moses missing as Chelsea survive Watford onslaught

Nigeria's Isaac Success and Victor Moses were missing in action as Chelsea came back twice to defeat Watford 4-2 at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday.The Blues took the lead in the 12th minute through Pedro's stunner from the edge of the box, but Antonio Conte's men were never able to establish control of the game.Watford grew in confidence as the [...]

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    Super Falcons forward, Ordega, signs for Atletico Madrid

Super Falcons forward, Ordega, signs for Atletico Madrid

Super Falcons forward Francisca Ordega has put pen to paper on a season-long loan with Spanish football club, Atletico Madrid.The 24-year-old Nigerian is on loan from American club Washington Spirit."Atletico de Madrid Femenino strengthens its offensive line with Francisca Ordega, who arrives from the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League," the statement read."The 24-year-old Nigerian footballer is on [...]

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    NFF approves appointment of Randy Waldrum as Super Falcons manager

NFF approves appointment of Randy Waldrum as Super Falcons manager

Nigeria's women football team Super Falcons will most likely have a new coach.The NFF executive committee at its meeting on Wednesday approved the recommendation of the federations technical committee for the appointment of Randy Waldrum as Falcons' technical adviser.The board also urged the secretariat to conclude negotiations with the former Trinidad and Tobago women national team coach."The Board approved the [...]

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    2017 ITTF World Cup: German tactician Adomeit to coach Aruna Quadri

2017 ITTF World Cup: German tactician Adomeit to coach Aruna Quadri

Martin Adomeit has been engaged to coach Aruna Quadri at the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding from October 20 to 22 in Liege, Belgium.Joola, a sports manufacturing firm, secured the services of the former Germany coach for the Nigerian.Adomeit was part of the Nigeria’s technical crew to the 2015 African Games, where Nigeria humbled Egypt to win the men’s team event of [...]

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    Leicester City sack Craig Shakespeare

Leicester City sack Craig Shakespeare

Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by Leicester City after a dismal start to the season at the King Power.The 2015/16 English Premier League champions are in the bottom three after just one win from their opening eight Premier League games.The Foxes decided to part ways with Shakespeare less than 24 hours after a 1-1 draw with West Brom.Shakespeare had assisted [...]

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    El-Kanemi Warriors appoint Amapakabo as new coach

El-Kanemi Warriors appoint Amapakabo as new coach

El Kanemi Warriors football club of Maiduguri have appointed Imama Amapakabo as their new head coach.The duration of Amapakabo's contract is one year.Imama takes over from Ladan Bosso who helped the Desert Warriors finish seventh in the Nigeria Professional Football League last season.The former Enugu Rangers coach was unveiled during an event held in Maiduguri, Borno on Tuesday.Speaking at the ceremony, [...]

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    Meet Carlos Takam, Joshua’s new opponent for world title fight

Meet Carlos Takam, Joshua’s new opponent for world title fight

Boxing champion Anthony Joshua may have to modify his plans after Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev pulled out of the anticipated heavyweight bout due to injury.Eddie Hearns, fight promoter, says Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against French-Cameroon boxer Carlos Takam."I received a call from Kalle Sauerland late afternoon to inform me that Pulev had injured his shoulder and maybe ruled out [...]

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    Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, a 12-year-old budding tennis star, showed class to win two gold medals at the ITTF Junior Open in Egypt.The Ondo state-born player was one of the standout players of the five-day tournament.Mati, who was awarded the most improved player at the 2017 ITTF Nigeria Open, defeated Egyptian and Tunisian opponents to emerge as champion in both the Cadet [...]

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    Super Eagles reserve players to line up against Algeria, says coach Yusuf

Super Eagles reserve players to line up against Algeria, says coach Yusuf

The Super Eagles coaching crew will field several players yet to taste action in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers for the upcoming game against Algeria.Salihu Yusuf, coach of the Super Eagles, made this known on Monday.Yusuf said the aim of including other players in the last game of the qualifiers is to create an increased pool of players ahead [...]

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