Monday, September 24, 2018

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    France 2018: Germany pip hard fighting Falconets

France 2018: Germany pip hard fighting Falconets

Stefanie Sanders scored a 69th-minute winner as Germany recorded a 1-0 victory over Nigeria in the U20 FIFA Women's World Cup on Monday.The first half had ended goalless and all efforts by the Christopher Danjuma-led team to equalise proved abortive as they could not convert their several scoring chances.The team would fancy their chance against debuting Haiti on August 9, [...]

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    Emmanuel Amunike appointed coach of Tanzania

Emmanuel Amunike appointed coach of Tanzania

Emmanuel Amunike has been appointed the new coach of Tanzania's national team.The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) said the former Sporting Lisbon and Barcelona winger signed the dotted lines on Monday.His first task will be to prepare the Taifa Stars for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda.“We had so many applications for the Taifa Stars job but after looking [...]

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    Nigeria vs Germany: Can Falconets banish the demons of 2016 in France?

Nigeria vs Germany: Can Falconets banish the demons of 2016 in France?

Going into the U20 Women's World Cup, Nigeria will be hoping to banish the demons of 2016, when they were eliminated in the group stages.The current crop of Falconets may not be as heavily-fancied as the sets of 2010, 2012 and 2014, but a lot is still expected from them.The team is blessed with a wealth of talent that includes [...]

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    Bordeaux agree deal in principle to sign Samuel Kalu

Bordeaux agree deal in principle to sign Samuel Kalu

KAA Gent have reportedly agreed to sell Samuel Kalu to Bordeaux in a deal worth around €8m.Gustavo Poyet had identified Kalu as the player who can bring more speed and creativity to his squad, following the departure of Malcom to Barcelona.The Les Girondins had an initial bid for the Nigerian rejected by Gent with the Belgian side reportedly looking for around [...]

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    Asaba 2018: Nigeria finishes third with nine gold, five silver medals

Asaba 2018: Nigeria finishes third with nine gold, five silver medals

Nigeria finished third on the medal table of the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships which came to an end on Sunday.Team Nigeria took home a total 19 medals, including nine gold, five silver and five bronze.Kenya placed first on the table with 11 gold, six silver and two bronze medals while South Africa was second with nine gold, 13 silver [...]

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    Moses makes cameo as City beat Chelsea to win Community Shield

Moses makes cameo as City beat Chelsea to win Community Shield

Nigeria's Victor Moses had a cameo as Man City edged Chelsea to win the Community Shield at the Wembley Stadium.The defeat was the third consecutive Shield loss for Chelsea, but for City, it was a fifth title.A brace from Sergio Aguero was enough to hand the English Premier League (EPL) champions the title.Pep Guardiola's men outclassed Chelsea for most of the [...]

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    Aruna Quadri climbs to 18 in latest ITTF ranking

Aruna Quadri climbs to 18 in latest ITTF ranking

Aruna Quadri has become the first Nigerian to make the top 18 ranking of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).Quadri rose from 20 to 18 in the August 2018 ranking released by the table tennis ruling body on Sunday.The Nigerian's ascent was helped in part by his last 16 performance at the Australian Open.Quadri, who is the second African to [...]

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    Seedorf appointed coach of Cameroon

Seedorf appointed coach of Cameroon

Former Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf has been unveiled as the new coach of Cameroon.The former AC Milan and Real Madrid player will be assisted by former teammate and fellow Dutch Patrick Kluivert.The duo's appointment was announced after talks with former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson failed to fall through.Seedorf takes over from the Belgian Hugo Broos, who led the side to [...]

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    John Utaka Foundation to represent Nigeria at SATUC World Cup

John Utaka Foundation to represent Nigeria at SATUC World Cup

The John Utaka Foundation football team will represent Nigeria at the five-aside SATUC World Cup.The tournament is billed to take place between August 12 and 17 in Bulgaria.Usman Chata, team coordinator of the foundation, said: "The second edition of SATUC U-15 World Cup slated for Bulgaria is also fully sponsored by the Bulgarian Football Union and its attracting 16 nations and 126 [...]

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    France 2018: X-raying Falconets’ squad to U20 World Cup

France 2018: X-raying Falconets’ squad to U20 World Cup

The U20 women's World Cup is around the corner. The Falconets of Nigeria, two-time finalists, have a mountain to climb in a group comprising Germany, China and Haiti.Coach Christopher Danjuma masterminded the team to five wins in the CAF qualifiers to seal a place at the World Cup.TheCable takes a look at the 21 players who made the final cut for [...]

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    Asaba 2018: Nigeria wins gold in women’s 4x100m title, long jump, discuss

Asaba 2018: Nigeria wins gold in women’s 4x100m title, long jump, discuss

The Nigerian quartet of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma won gold medal in the women's 4x100m final at the African Athletics Championship.Team Nigerian got the first spot in a time of 43.77 seconds to be crowned African champions.Akanni Simbine anchored team South Africa to claim the gold medal in the final of the men's 4x100m.South Africa [...]

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    NBBF appoints Otis Hughley as D’Tigress coach

NBBF appoints Otis Hughley as D’Tigress coach

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has appointed Otis Hughley as the replacement for Sam Vincent who was fired as head coach of the senior women’s basketball team on Thursday.The appointment of the former NBA coach was finalised after the NBBF leadership approved his program for the D’Tigress’ participation at the World Cup in Spain.Musa Kida, NBBF president, said the leadership [...]

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    Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a new long-term deal.Iwobi has been at Arsenal since he was nine years old, making his first-team debut in 2015.The 21-year-old has since played 98 times for the north London club, scoring nine goals."It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young," Iwobi told the club’s [...]

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    NBBF sacks Vincent as D’Tigress coach

NBBF sacks Vincent as D’Tigress coach

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has sacked Sam Vincent as head coach of the senior women's basketball team.The NBBF said the decision was taken after assessing the team’s progress in camp ahead of the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup.Musa Kida, NBBF president, said the conflicting commitments of Vincent has continued to affect his duties as coach of D'Tigress.The coach was [...]

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    Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has moved from Leicester City to Al-Nassr for an undisclosed fee, the Saudi Arabian club has announced.Musa was the Foxes' record signing when he moved to the King Power for £16.6m in 2016.But the 25-year-old failed to hold down a place and was loaned back to his old club CSKA Moscow for the latter part [...]

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    Tragedy averted at Stephen Keshi Stadium as water tank collapses

Tragedy averted at Stephen Keshi Stadium as water tank collapses

A tragedy was on averted at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, venue of the ongoing African Athletics Championship, after an overhead tank collapsed.No casualties were recorded in the incident which took place on Thursday.According to Celestine Karoney of BBC Africa, part of the newly built stadium caved in, destroying three vehicles parked close to the overhead tank."A Kenyan official actually [...]

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