Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tag "Sport"

    Keeping up with Nigerian players: Uche, Ofoedu net a brace each but Balogun sees red

Keeping up with Nigerian players: Uche, Ofoedu net a brace each but Balogun sees red

Chikeluba Ofoedu and Kalu Uche each scored a brace for their respective clubs at the weekend.Leon Balogun and Taiwo Awoniyi were sent off while Kenneth Omeruo earned a yellow card in the colours of Kasimpasa.TheCable takes you around the top leagues across the world to see how Nigerian players fared.AustriaAttacking midfielder Ibrahim Alhassan did not make the Austria Wien squad [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Pillars overpower Go Round as Lobi shock Heartland

NPFL wrap-up: Pillars overpower Go Round as Lobi shock Heartland

A number of games were played in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday.Here's how they panned out.Kano Pillars 2-0 Go RoundJunior Lokosa's run in front of goal continued as he scored for Pillars' in the 2-0 defeat of Go Round at the Sani Abacha Stadium. Alassan Ibrahim netted the first goal from the spot.Heartland 0-1 Lobi StarsLobi Stars [...]

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    Moses’ Chelsea fall to dominant Manchester City

Moses’ Chelsea fall to dominant Manchester City

Manchester City continued their dominance at the top of the English Premier League with a 1-0 victory over reigning league champions, Chelsea.It was goalless after a first half of few opportunities at the Etihad.City dominated possession but could only create a couple of openings. Leroy Sane came the closest, but the German saw his effort blocked on the line by Cesar Azpilicueta.Although [...]

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    ‘Footballing artist’ Okocha inducted into Bundesliga Legends Network

‘Footballing artist’ Okocha inducted into Bundesliga Legends Network

Austin Okocha, former Super Eagles captain, has joined the Bundesliga Legends Network.Okocha, who played for Eintracht Frankfurt during his football career, was accorded the recognition by the German league management.Members of the Bundesliga Legends Network are former players who displayed great skill and shone during their time in Germany's top flight."Following his spell in Germany, the attacking midfielder brought his skills to Turkish [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I was overlooked for many years, says Mike Edwards, Briton representing Nigeria at Commonwealth Games

INTERVIEW: I was overlooked for many years, says Mike Edwards, Briton representing Nigeria at Commonwealth Games

Mere weeks after becoming champion at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor, Michael Olayemi Edwards did the unexpected.The high jump athlete and business owner announced that he had switched allegiance to Nigeria -- and will represent the green white green at the Commonwealth Games.He says the prospect of being Nigeria's first high jumper at the Commonwealth Games in over 50 years informed [...]

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    Video assistant referees, fourth substitute approved for World Cup

Video assistant referees, fourth substitute approved for World Cup

Video assistant referees (VAR) have been approved for use at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The International Football Association Board (IFAB) announced the decision Saturday after its 132nd annual general meeting.IFAB also approved the use of a fourth substitute in extra-time."The International Football Association Board (The IFAB) unanimously approved the use of video assistant referees (VARs) at its 132nd Annual General [...]

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    Musa credits Rohr for his success, says ‘you inspired me to excel in football’

Musa credits Rohr for his success, says ‘you inspired me to excel in football’

Ahmed Musa, CSKA Moscow striker, has praised his national team coach Gernot Rohr for having a huge influence on his career and for constantly motivating him.In an Instagram post, the Leicester City loanee described the Super Eagles gaffer as a "great teacher".Musa thanked the Franco-German tactician for being an inspiration to him, and also for visiting him in Russia, where he moved [...]

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    Ndidi is Leicester City’s most consistent player, says Puel

Ndidi is Leicester City’s most consistent player, says Puel

Claude Puel, Leicester City coach, says Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is the most consistent player in his squad.Puel said Ndidi's game has greatly improved since the start of the season.“Since the beginning of the season, Wilfred is the most consistent player because he plays well, he recovers a lot of ball,” Puel told Leicester Mercury.“Perhaps in his last game (against [...]

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    Deontay Wilder knocks Joshua, says Hearns ‘milking him like a cow’

Deontay Wilder knocks Joshua, says Hearns ‘milking him like a cow’

Deontay Wilder says Anthony Joshua lacks the confidence to fight him.He said the heavyweight champion is being milked like a cow by Eddie Hearns, his promoter.Joshua is presently dominating the heavyweight division, and he is expected to face Wilder in a unification bout.But speaking with BBC, Wilder said: "I don’t believe Hearn wants this fight at all."Joshua is like a cow, Eddie Hearn [...]

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    Davido: Ronaldo is my friend — but I have never met him

Davido: Ronaldo is my friend — but I have never met him

David Adeleke, a Nigerian singer better known as Davido, says he is friends with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo -- despite having never met him.Davido said he would love to collaborate on some level with the reigning world footballer of the year.In an interview with Goal.com, the 'Aye' singer said he will try to come up with a way to [...]

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    Falcons defender Onome Ebi signs with Chinese club, Henan Huishang

Falcons defender Onome Ebi signs with Chinese club, Henan Huishang

Super Falcons center back, Ebi Onome, has joined Chinese football club Henan Huishang FC after 14 months on the sidelines due to injury.Ebi has not played since she got injured in Cameroon at the African Women Cup of Nations final against the host country in December 2016.Expressing her delight in a statement made available to TheCable, the talented footballer revealed [...]

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    Usain Bolt to play at Old Trafford in June

Usain Bolt to play at Old Trafford in June

Usain Bolt has finally revealed that he is going to begin his football career at Old Trafford.Bolt will lead the World XI in this summer's soccer aid for Unicef match at Old Trafford.The eight-time Olympic champion will captain a team full of A-list celebrities and football legends against an England team, which has Robbie Williams as the captain.Bolt has been [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United silenced at home by Rivers

NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United silenced at home by Rivers

Some shocking results were recorded in matches played in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday.Here's an overview of how events unfolded.Enyimba 2-1 Sunshine Stars Former league champions Enyimba edged Sunshine Stars 2-1 at the UJ Esuene Stadium.Enyimba went in front through Stephen Chukwude but the visitors equalised through Ifeanyi Anaenmena's own goal.To make up for his own goal, Anaemena [...]

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    Moses put on lively display but Mourinho’s men defeat Chelsea

Moses put on lively display but Mourinho’s men defeat Chelsea

Manchester United defeated English Premier League champion, Chelsea, 2-1 at the Old Trafford on Sunday.Nigerian wingback, Victor Moses, was lively and impressive against the Red Devils before he was taken off in the 78th minute for Olivier Giroud.Chelsea were the better side in the first half, but Manchester United displayed character and resilience despite being far from their best.Antonio Conte's men [...]

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    Nigeria’s bobsled team will shock the world at Beijing 2022, says Dalung

Nigeria’s bobsled team will shock the world at Beijing 2022, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, says Nigeria's bobsled team will win a medal in future Winter Olympics.The trio of Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere represented Nigeria at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, North Korea.They became the first African team to qualify for the event, eventually placing 20th in the bobsled competition.Dalung described their participation in the tournament [...]

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    Udoh, Eneji, Ibrahim… all the players invited for U20 AFCON qualifiers

Udoh, Eneji, Ibrahim… all the players invited for U20 AFCON qualifiers

Paul Aigbogun, head coach of the U20 male national team, has called up 28 players for the qualifying series of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations.Enyimba's Ikouwem Udoh, who was named young player of the year at the AITEO-NFF awards, is among those invited.Also included are Super Eagles B teammates Peter Eneji and Nur Muhammed, as well as Nasarawa United’s [...]

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