Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Ronaldo: I am the best footballer in history

Ronaldo: I am the best footballer in history

Cristiano Ronaldo has declared that he is not just the best footballer in the world presently, but the best in football history.The 32-year-old attacker beat Lionel Messi on Thursday to win his fifth Ballon d'Or award to equal the Barcelona's ace haul.In an interview with France Football Magazine, Ronaldo said: "I don’t see anyone better than me.“No player does things [...]

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    Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or, equals Messi’s record

Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or, equals Messi’s record

Cristiano Ronaldo has won his fifth Ballon d’Or award on Thursday, drawing level with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.Ronaldo beat Messi and Neymar to second and third respectively. The striker received the award at a ceremony which took place at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.The Portuguese, who won the FIFA best footballer award in November, is the 62nd Ballon D'Or winner.Ronaldo [...]

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    Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri is now 21st in the world, according to the end of year ITTF ranking released on Thursday.Going by the new ranking, Quadri has displaced Egypt’s Omar Assar as the continent’s best-ranked player.The 21st position is a new personal record for the Nigerian.Owing to his victories at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points to improve [...]

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    NTTF invites 47 players for Commonwealth Games trials

NTTF invites 47 players for Commonwealth Games trials

Less than five months to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has called up 47 players for the first phase of trials.In a statement made available to TheCable, the trials will be held at the National Stadium, Lagos, from December 11 to 16.According to the assistant secretary of NTTF, Adedayo Adeosun, athletes would compete for honours in 18 [...]

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    Emenalo: After ten years at Chelsea, I needed a fresh challenge

Emenalo: After ten years at Chelsea, I needed a fresh challenge

Former Chelsea technical director Micheal Emenalo has revealed why he left the London club to join Monaco.Emenalo, who was part of the 1994 FIFA World Cup Eagles squad, said after being at Chelsea for over a decade he was itching for a fresh challenge.“The first thing to make clear is that Chelsea Football Club is built on the premise that [...]

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    WATCH: Nigeria’s history-making bobsled team chat with Ellen DeGeneres

WATCH: Nigeria’s history-making bobsled team chat with Ellen DeGeneres

The Nigerian bobsled team that qualified the nation for its first-ever Winter Olympics is still learning about the sport, says Seun Adigun, the pilot.Adigun alongside her brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga shared their inspiring story on America's most popular show, Ellen Degeneres, on Monday."In Nigeria right now, everybody is going absolutely nuts. You know the crazy thing about it is [...]

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    We believe we can conquer, says Pinnick on Eagles’ World Cup chances

We believe we can conquer, says Pinnick on Eagles’ World Cup chances

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the Super Eagles are capable of excelling at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.In an interview with CNN, Pinnick said all the teams in Eagles' group cannot be underrated.Pinnick said Nigeria is blessed with youth who can still play for the Super Eagles in the 2022 World Cup."We are taking it a [...]

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    Moses: My Chelsea teammates say we won’t go beyond World Cup group stage

Moses: My Chelsea teammates say we won’t go beyond World Cup group stage

Super Eagles wingback Victor Moses says his Chelsea teammates have written off Nigeria's chances of making it to the second round of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.Moses is, however, optimistic that Nigeria will go far in the competitionMoses, who said Argentina will be "scared" of the Eagles, told the UK Mirror that: "We don’t want to play against Messi, [...]

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    Rohr: Iceland will be difficult to beat

Rohr: Iceland will be difficult to beat

Gernot Rohr has said Iceland will be a difficult team to beat at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Rohr said none of the teams in Group D --Nigeria, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland --will qualify easily for the second round."Croatia with some of the best players in the world and the very strong Icelend team, who were at the Euro 2016 in [...]

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    World Cup: Ex-Eagles warn against over-confidence, shoddy preparation

World Cup: Ex-Eagles warn against over-confidence, shoddy preparation

Ex-Nigerian internationals have warned the Super Eagles against underrating their opponents at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.The Super Eagles are drawn alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D.Etim Esin, former Super Eagles striker, said a World Cup clash with Argentina will be tougher than the friendly match where Nigeria emerged victorious."Argentina again? Argentina again? That was my scary side. [...]

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    Rohr: Martins scoring a lot of goals, Eagles door open to him

Rohr: Martins scoring a lot of goals, Eagles door open to him

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says Obafemi Martins stands a chance of being included in his World Cup plans if he maintains his scoring form.Rohr told KweseESPN that he is willing to add Martins to his squad to increase his striking options."Yes, the door is open to all our best players, including Martins," Rohr said."He is scoring a lot [...]

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    Nigeria to host 2018 FIFA executive summit

Nigeria to host 2018 FIFA executive summit

FIFA will hold its 2018 executive football summit in Lagos, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said.Amaju Pinnick, NFF president, told TheCable that the February 20 summit will take place at the EKO Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island."This is a very important event on the FIFA calendar," Pinnick said."That Nigeria is deemed good enough to be among the 12 countries [...]

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    NFF on Rohr’s new contract: He has done very well

NFF on Rohr’s new contract: He has done very well

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr was given a new two-year contract because of his good performance.Rohr, signed by the NFF in August 2016, has met one of the conditions of his contract, which is to qualify the Super Eagles for a sixth FIFA World Cup. "We have decided to confront head-on any [...]

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    CAF to use video assistant referee at CHAN 2018

CAF to use video assistant referee at CHAN 2018

The Confederation of African Football has said it will use a video assistant referee (VAR) during the 2018 Total African Nations Championship in Morocco.This was announced by the continental football body on Tuesday following a meeting by its referee's' committee in Cairo.The VAR was first used in Japan at the 2016 Club World Cup.It was also tested at the 2017 [...]

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    We consulted Wenger before Rohr was appointed, says Pinnick

We consulted Wenger before Rohr was appointed, says Pinnick

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that it consulted several coaches before employing Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach.One of those coaches was Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal FC, according to Amaju Pinnick, NFF president.Rohr has been praised for qualifying Nigeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a game to spare.The French-German recently led the Eagles to a [...]

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    Michael Emenalo joins Monaco as sporting director

Michael Emenalo joins Monaco as sporting director

Former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has been named the sporting director of Monaco.Emenalo, 52, resigned from his position at Stamford Bridge three weeks ago.The Nigerian described his move as the "right choice"."Vadim Vasilyev convinced me to join AS Monaco and I believe this is the right choice for me after my decision to leave Chelsea," he said."It’s a wonderful opportunity [...]

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