Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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    AFCON 2019: Kalu, who collapsed in training, ‘now fit to play Guinea’

AFCON 2019: Kalu, who collapsed in training, ‘now fit to play Guinea’

The camp of the Super Eagles of Nigeria bubbled specially on Monday evening after news came that Samuel Kalu had been declared fit after he collapsed on Friday in training.Kalu is now fit to feature for the Eagles at the ongoing 32nd Africa Cup of Nations after another test was carried out on him in Cairo.Dayo Enebi Achor, Super Eagles [...]

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    Buhari joins millions of Nigeria to watch Eagles Vs Burundi

Buhari joins millions of Nigeria to watch Eagles Vs Burundi

President Muhammadu Buhari joined millions of Nigerians within and outside the country in watching the Super Eagles open their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Burundi on Saturday.Odion Ighalo stepped off the bench to score the winner as Nigeria broke off the resilience of debutants Burundi to beat them 1-0 at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday.The three-time African champions [...]

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    ICYMI: Ceferin accuses Infantino of plot to take over African football

ICYMI: Ceferin accuses Infantino of plot to take over African football

Aleksander Ceferin, Uefa president, has accused Gianni Infantino, Fifa president, of a plot to take over African football with the appointment of Fatma Samoura as "general delegate for Africa".He also accused Infantino of reducing the Fifa's  Bureau of Council to a "rubber stamp" function.Ceferin's accusation is coming on the heels of the recent development of Fifa appointing a "General Delegate [...]

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    Provide a soothing balm to Nigeria’s many challenges, Buhari tells Eagles

Provide a soothing balm to Nigeria’s many challenges, Buhari tells Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Super Eagles of Nigeria to provide a soothing balm to the many challenges facing the country.In his charge to the team, Buhari said: "nothing but lifting of the diadem is good enough for our country" at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Buhari also told them to play for the "honour of [...]

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    AFCON: Ighalo, Musa missing as Rohr lists Eagles XI to face Burundi

AFCON: Ighalo, Musa missing as Rohr lists Eagles XI to face Burundi

Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa have been dropped from the Super Eagles eleven for the match against Burundi at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr also omitted Jamilu Collins as he named his starting line-up for Saturday's AFCON 2019 Group B opening game at the Alexandria Stadium.The game, which will kick off at [...]

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    Meet the Super Eagles goal machines for AFCON 2019

Meet the Super Eagles goal machines for AFCON 2019

Nigeria is spoilt for choice; there are many different players that could fill the striking force of the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. TheCable reviews some of the top candidates.It's hard to picture the Super Eagles playing without a top-class strikers: Over 30 years, Nigeria has had many world class strikers at its disposal; this list [...]

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    AFCON: It is good if they see Eagles as underdogs, says Ighalo

AFCON: It is good if they see Eagles as underdogs, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has revealed that the Super Eagles can win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a dint of hard work on the team's part, adding that it is good to be seen as the underdog in the tournament.Ighalo, who was the highest goal scorer with seven goals in the qualification series to Egypt said the Eagles have the [...]

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    Kalu, Super Eagles player, stable after collapsing during training

Kalu, Super Eagles player, stable after collapsing during training

Samuel Kalu, Super Eagles player, collapsed due to the dehydration from the summer heat in Egypt, an official told TheCable.This is coming on the back of reports that he had suffered a heart attack during the Eagles' final training session ahead of their opening match against Burundi at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.Kalu was said to have [...]

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    Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons beat 20-year jinx to qualify for Round of 16

Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons beat 20-year jinx to qualify for Round of 16

Super Falcons heaved a sigh of relief as the Nigerian side finally qualified for the Round of 16 as one of the 'four best losers" after 96-hours of wait at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.Nigeria finally qualified for the knockout stage twenty-years after missing out on five consecutive occasions.The last time the Falcons played in the knock-out stage was [...]

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    EXPLAINER: How Super Falcons can qualify for Round of 16 tonight

EXPLAINER: How Super Falcons can qualify for Round of 16 tonight

Nigeria's hope of reaching the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup second round as one of the four "best losers" brightened with the 3-3 draw between Scotland and Argentina on Wednesday.Brazil and China have already been certified for the round of 16. The World Cup group stages are coming to a close, with groups E and F set to be decided [...]

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    Fatma Samoura to be ‘high commissioner for Africa’ as CAF begs FIFA for reforms

Fatma Samoura to be ‘high commissioner for Africa’ as CAF begs FIFA for reforms

Emergency Executive Committee of Confederation of African Football (CAF) has pleaded with Fifa to help conduct a forensic and administrative review of the body.The emergency ExCo of Caf met on Wednesday at the Marriot Hotel in Cairo which is the base of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to finalise the decision.This is the first time a Confederation will ask [...]

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    Femi Kuti to perform at AFCON opening ceremony on Friday

Femi Kuti to perform at AFCON opening ceremony on Friday

Olufemi Anikulapo-Kuti, Nigeria’s Afrobeat singer, Hakim and Dobet Gnahoré, Egyptian and Ivorian stars, will all perform at the African Cup of Nations opening ceremony on Friday.The three musicians will sing "Metgamaeen" (We Are Together) produced by Synergy together on stage in Cairo, Egypt.The "Beng beng beng" crooner will sing the song in English, Hakim in Arabic and Gnahore in French.African Football [...]

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    AFCON 2019: Can the Swallows of Burundi ingest Super Eagles on Saturday?

AFCON 2019: Can the Swallows of Burundi ingest Super Eagles on Saturday?

The Swallows of Burundi will, this summer, be attending their first African Cup of Nations finals in the history of the game.Burundi made history after reaching their first-ever AFCON finals finishing ahead of South Sudan and Gabon in the qualifiers’ in Group C to qualify alongside Mali who led the group.The Swallows’ squad contained a lot of unknown names for [...]

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    Falcons may still qualify as ‘best losers’ despite loss to France

Falcons may still qualify as ‘best losers’ despite loss to France

"Ten-man" Super Falcons were pipped 1-0 by the host nation, France, at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup at the Roazhon Park, Rennes.Falcons conceded a penalty in the 79th minute which Wendie Renard scored following a re-take.Before the penalty, Ngozi Ebere was shown a red card which depleted the nine-time African champions from eleven to ten.The Super Falcons were able [...]

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    World Cup: We won’t let France beat us 8-0 again, says Nnadozie

World Cup: We won’t let France beat us 8-0 again, says Nnadozie

Nnadozie Chiamaka has sounded a warning to Super Falcons group A opponent at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup, France, that the team will not lose to the host nation on Monday night.Nnadozie was in goal when the Falcons lost 8-0 to the France side in a friendly match in 2018.The 18-year old Rivers Angels shot-stopper is however confident, In [...]

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    Afcon: We won’t disappoint you, Eagles assure Nigerians in Cairo

Afcon: We won’t disappoint you, Eagles assure Nigerians in Cairo

Super Eagles of Nigeria have sent a promissory message to their fans that the team will not disappoint at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The three-time African champions lost 1-0 to the Terenga Lions of Senegal in their final preparation ahead of the 32nd Afcon starting on Friday.The Gernot Rohr's side will leave Ismailia on Monday afternoon for [...]

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