Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag "Sport"

    After sack, Duke Udi demands salary arrears from Sunshine Stars

After sack, Duke Udi demands salary arrears from Sunshine Stars

Duke Udi, who was sacked as head coach of Sunshine Stars on Tuesday, has urged the football club to pay the money owed him.Following his sack, Udi took to Twitter to demand his outstanding salary, bonus, and allowances from his former employer.Udi wrote: "Asking me to step down is not a problem, I am happy that while it lasted I [...]

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    Nwora names D’Tigers’ squad for Commonwealth Games

Nwora names D’Tigers’ squad for Commonwealth Games

Alex Nwora, D'Tigers coach, has released his 12-man team list for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.The team is made up of six home-based and six foreign-based players who will be captained by Ike Diogu.Azuoma Dike of Kano Pillars will be leading the Nigerian contingent, inclusive of teammates Abdul Yahaya and Dung Eli Abraham, to Australia.Musa Usman, who plays for Mark [...]

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    VIDEO: Victor Moses’ best moment in football

VIDEO: Victor Moses’ best moment in football

Victor Moses, Super Eagles wingback, says his goal against Shakhtar Donetsk during the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League season was one of his best moments in football.Moses headed in the winner for Chelsea at the end of the pulsating encounter.In a 30 seconds video posted on his Twitter page, the 27-year-old player described how he came on to help Chelsea rally [...]

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    Kwara United sack John Obuh after poor string of results

Kwara United sack John Obuh after poor string of results

Kwara United have relieved head coach John Obuh of his duties with immediate effect.The Harmony Boys have only picked up a single win in their last five Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) outings.Sunday's draw with El-Kanemi Warriors leaves them bottom of the table after 12 games."We have held a lot of talks in recent days, analysed our on-the-pitch development and [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Desert Stars end Pillars’ unbeaten run as Lobi Stars go top

NPFL wrap-up: Desert Stars end Pillars’ unbeaten run as Lobi Stars go top

Kano Pillars' unbeaten run came to an end as Lobi Stars shot to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) table in week 12.Go Round FC 1-0 Sunshine Stars Okon Otop was the lone goal scorer for Go Round FC who won 1-0 against Sunshine Stars.MFM FC 3-0 Heartland FCGoals from Stanley Okorom, Chuka Uwaga and Giscard Tchato was the [...]

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    Iheanacho hungry for ‘more’ after scoring first EPL goal for Leicester

Iheanacho hungry for ‘more’ after scoring first EPL goal for Leicester

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho is looking forward to scoring more English Premier League goals for Leicester City.He got his first EPL goal for the club in a 4-1 win over West Brom on Saturday.Iheanacho came on for Shinji Okazaki in the 60th minute. He also provided an assist for Riyad Mahrez to score Leicester's second goal of the game [...]

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    Iwobi on Arsenal’s poor run: We have to do better in defence and attack

Iwobi on Arsenal’s poor run: We have to do better in defence and attack

Alex Iwobi has spoken in defence of his Arsenal teammates who have been criticised for lacking in passion and commitment.The players had come under serious criticisms after losing four straight games. It is their worst run of form in over 15 years.Speaking ahead of their next home game against Watford, Iwobi said the team is a cohesive unit and that the [...]

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    Iheanacho scores first EPL goal for Leicester in win over West Brom

Iheanacho scores first EPL goal for Leicester in win over West Brom

Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first English Premier League for Leicester City as the Foxes defeated West Brom 4-1 at the Hawthorns.Claude Puel's men came back from a goal down to win West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.Salomon Rondo gave West Brom an early lead when he poked Burke's excellent cross home after eight minutes.But Vardy volleyed home a perfectly weighted Riyad [...]

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    Messi announces birth of third son ‘Ciro’

Messi announces birth of third son ‘Ciro’

Lionel Messi has announced the arrival of his third son, Ciro. The striker's wife gave birth on Saturday.Citing "personal reasons," the Barcelona ace had pulled out of the squad for the game against Malaga on Saturday.He was replaced by defender Yerry Mina in the travelling party.The 30-year-old later took to Instagram to announce that Ciro had been born, with the [...]

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    Wilder boasts: I will knock out Joshua — the toughest man in the division

Wilder boasts: I will knock out Joshua — the toughest man in the division

Deontay Wilder, World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, has boasted that he will knock Anthony Joshua.The American, who is unbeaten in 40 fights, floored Luis Ortiz via knock out on Saturday. He has knocked out every boxer to have ever faced him.In an interview with talkSport,  Wilder said he will be too strong for Joshua when they eventually meet."And not only do I [...]

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    Falconets draw Germany, Haiti, China for U20 World Cup

Falconets draw Germany, Haiti, China for U20 World Cup

Nigeria's Falconets have been drawn against Germany, China, and Haiti in Group D of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.The draw took place at Rennes Opera House on Thursday.Tournament hosts, France, will face Netherlands, Ghana and New Zealand in Group A.Defending champions Korea DPR have been drawn against England, Mexico, and Brazil, while Japan will take fight it out with the US, [...]

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    Junior Ajayi on Super Eagles call-up: It’s the greatest source of satisfaction

Junior Ajayi on Super Eagles call-up: It’s the greatest source of satisfaction

Junior Ajayi has described his call-up to the Super Eagles as the "greatest source of satisfaction".The Al Ahly striker is among the 28 players invited for the Eagles' friendly games against Poland and Serbia.He will link up with the likes of Odion Ighalo, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Wilfred Ndidi.Ajayi told TheCable that he's "in shock" to have been invited, saying [...]

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    Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Gernot Rohr, technical adviser of Super Eagles, has released the 28-man squad to battle Poland and Serbia ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa lead the list of the usual suspects invited by the Eagles' gaffer.Former junior international Kenneth Omeruo makes a return to the squad, same as Joel Obi, who [...]

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    BBC gets a ‘history lesson’ — after goof on top tennis tournaments in Africa

BBC gets a ‘history lesson’ — after goof on top tennis tournaments in Africa

Russell Fuller of BBC Sport Africa inferred in an interview with Serena Williams that Africa has never hosted a "top tennis tournament".But Taiwo Obe, respected journalist and teacher, has faulted the claim -- with facts.Fuller had asked Williams about her thoughts regarding a major tennis championship being held in Africa "one day", and she said: "You know it's something I thought [...]

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    FIFA World Cup trophy arrives Nigeria Wednesday

FIFA World Cup trophy arrives Nigeria Wednesday

The FIFA World Cup trophy will arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday.The trophy will touch down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, aboard a chartered flight at 11am.According to a statement made available to TheCable by the NFF media department, Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, Amaju Pinnick, NFF president, are among those who will have a first view [...]

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    Joshua and Wilder can make $250m if they fight, says Holyfield

Joshua and Wilder can make $250m if they fight, says Holyfield

Evander Holyfield, former world heavyweight boxing champion, says Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder stand to make as much as $250m if they face each other.But for that to happen, Joshua will have to beat Joseph Parker in a heavyweight unification bout on March 31 at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.Holyfield said if Joshua overcomes Parker, the mega bout against Wilder must take place [...]

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