Sunday, February 17, 2019

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    ‘How Katsina United will beat dangerous Enyimba’

‘How Katsina United will beat dangerous Enyimba’

Destiny Ashadi says Katsina United must raise their game when they face Enyimba in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).The Chanji Boys will on Sunday host the People's Elephants and the midfielder believes the visitors are a "dangerous" side."The key to beating Enyimba is to take advantage of their mistakes, even if those will be minimal,” he told TheCable.“The only [...]

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    Nigeria maintain 51st position in FIFA world rankings

Nigeria maintain 51st position in FIFA world rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria maintained their 51st position in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time African champions also remained unmoved on the continent, maintaining their ninth spot.The Eagles’ Group D 2018 FIFA World Cup opponents, Argentina, are fourth while Croatia moved from 17th to 15th and Iceland from 22th to 20th.Africa’s other representatives at next [...]

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    CHAN: ‘We were tense against Rwanda… no pressure when we play Libya’

CHAN: ‘We were tense against Rwanda… no pressure when we play Libya’

CHAN Eagles started their 2018 African Nations Championship campaign with a goalless draw against Rwanda on Monday night.Going into the game against Libya, midfielder Austine Oladapo has assured Nigerians that the team will play bereft of pressure.Oladapo said all the players will lift the level of their game and fight to win.“We will play for a win against Libya as [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Enyimba winless after two games as Tornadoes, Plateau share top spot

NPFL wrap-up: Enyimba winless after two games as Tornadoes, Plateau share top spot

Plateau United produced a five-star performance to defeat Rivers United 2-0 in Jos.The Peace Boys made nonsense of the Pride of Rivers in the week 2 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Wednesday.It took only 29 minutes for the home side to take the lead through an excellent free kick from central defender Golbe Elisha. The game was [...]

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    Super Eagles to play Congo, Czech, Serbia before World Cup

Super Eagles to play Congo, Czech, Serbia before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Eagles' pre-World Cup programme ahead of the tournament in Russia.The NFF made the announcement on Wednesday during a sponsorship agreement signing with Coca-Cola in Lagos.The Super Eagles will play Congo on May 28 in Abuja before the warm-up game against the Three Lions of England on June 2 at Wembley Stadium.The [...]

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    Victory is our goal, says Plateau Utd coach ahead of Nasarawa game

Victory is our goal, says Plateau Utd coach ahead of Nasarawa game

After one game in the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign, Plateau United have three points in the bag.Ahead of Wednesday's league game against Rivers United, coach Kennedy Boboye told TheCable that his team will not get carried away after their triumph over Nasarawa United.He said their focus is on winning the next game, saying it is their main [...]

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    NFF signs $4m five-year sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola

NFF signs $4m five-year sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola, a soft drink company, has signed a five-year partnership worth over $4m with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The sponsorship deal was signed on Wednesday at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos.As part of the deal, Coca-Cola will also be the official soft drink for Nigeria's football teams.Shehu Dikko, NFF second Vice-President, said Coca-Cola is a globally recognised brand that [...]

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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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