Sunday, February 17, 2019

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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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    Marylove Edwards wins African Junior Championship qualifiers

Marylove Edwards wins African Junior Championship qualifiers

Nigeria's junior tennis prodigy Marylove Edwards has won the U-14 2018 CAT/ITF West and Central African Junior Championship qualifiers.The 12-year-old who gave a good account of herself in Togo defeated Kumba of Mali in two straight sets to become the new champion.In the semi-final, she beat Stephanie of Cameroon 6-3, 6-0 after defeating Rodia Noudogbessi of Benin with a comprehensive 6-0, 6-0 [...]

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    Abu Azeez, Femi Thomas, Godwin Zaki… Rangers unveil 17 new players

Abu Azeez, Femi Thomas, Godwin Zaki… Rangers unveil 17 new players

Enugu Rangers FC have unveiled 17 new players for the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.According to NAN, the players were unveiled at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu on Thursday.They include Abu Azeez, beach soccer poster boy, former Rivers United goalkeeper Femi Thomas and Godwin Zaki.Davidson Owumi, general manager of Rangers FC, said "it is now a new philosophy [...]

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    Ambode praises Oshoala, says Lagos is proud of her achievements

Ambode praises Oshoala, says Lagos is proud of her achievements

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos governor, says the state is proud of the achievements of Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker.The governor said this during a town hall meeting on Thursday.Oshoala, who plays for Dalian Quanjian of China, recently won the aiteo/CAF African women's footballer of the year award for the third time.The Lagos governor took to Twitter to celebrate the striker.He wrote: "3rd [...]

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    NPFL preview: Can Kwara United replicate last season’s form in the top division?

NPFL preview: Can Kwara United replicate last season’s form in the top division?

Kwara United return to the top-flight after a two-year absence. TheCable assesses their chances in the new season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).John Obuh proved an inspired appointment by helping the team secure promotion from the Nigeria National League (NNL) Northern Conference.Under the tutelage of former Flying Eagles gaffer, Kwara United played some of the most attractive football [...]

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    Cameroon hold Nigeria to goalless draw in CHAN warm-up

Cameroon hold Nigeria to goalless draw in CHAN warm-up

Cameroon held Nigeria to a goalless draw in a warm-up friendly ahead of the 2018 African Nations Championship.A full-strength Nigerian side, which included Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Rabiu Ali and Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, were unable to break down the determined and physical Indomitable Lions.The Cameronians almost won it in injury time but substitute goalkeeper Oladele Ajiboye produced a world-class save to earn Nigeria a [...]

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    Nigeria’s friendly against England sealed, to hold in Wembley

Nigeria’s friendly against England sealed, to hold in Wembley

Nigeria's friendly against England will be played on June 2 at the Wembley Stadium.The friendly match will serve as a warm-up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Seyi Akinwunmi, NFF first vice president, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday."The match is now confirmed. We had been doing a lot of work in the background, even going back to [...]

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    Kwara United players injured in auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Kwara United players injured in auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Kwara United's team bus was involved in an auto accident on Wednesday morning.The accident took place along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, TheCable understands.Some of the players sustained injuries and have been taken to the hospital for treatment."There was no loss of lives. Nobody died, we have the case of five people sustaining series of injuries," Gbenga Akinola, Kwara United physiotherapist, told TheCable."Everything is [...]

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    NPFL preview: With a lean purse and few signings, how far can Nasarawa United go?

NPFL preview: With a lean purse and few signings, how far can Nasarawa United go?

Although Nasarawa United have retained the services of Kabiru Dogo for a third season, many wonder if the team's limited finances will restrict their ability to improve in 2018.Last season, the club nearly qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup and that, of course, will be a target ahead of the new season.However, with a modest budget and the lack of [...]

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    WAFU Women’s Cup: Falcons handed tricky draw

WAFU Women’s Cup: Falcons handed tricky draw

Ahead of the 2018 WAFU Women's Cup, Nigeria have been drawn in the same group as Senegal, Benin Republic, and Togo.The Super Falcons will have to win the group or come second to book a ticket to the semi-finals of the maiden edition of WAFU.Hosts Ivory Coast are drawn in Group A alongside Ghana, Niger Republic, and Burkina Faso.The draw for the [...]

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