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    Iwobi: My first senior goal was against Everton — but I aim to score for them now

Iwobi: My first senior goal was against Everton — but I aim to score for them now

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, says his first senior competitive goal was against Everton, but he aims to score more goals for the Marco Silva-managed -- not against them. Iwobi, who made his debut appearance for the Toffees in a 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on Friday in an interview with Everton TV said his aim is to make a significant [...]

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    NFF: Siasia gave his all to Nigeria, we’ll investigate his FIFA Ban

NFF: Siasia gave his all to Nigeria, we’ll investigate his FIFA Ban

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that its lawyers have started to review the decision against former Nigeria player and coach Samson Siasia by the FIFA Ethics Committee.Siasia was banned for life on Friday from all football-related activities on bribery and matches manipulation.In a statement by NFF on Monday, Seyi Akinwunmi, acting president of NFF who also is a [...]

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    Chukwueze, Ndidi, Igboun… TheCable’s team of the week

Chukwueze, Ndidi, Igboun… TheCable’s team of the week

With brilliant and scintillating football matches across the globe over the weekend, some Nigerians went from zero to hero, some absent from action and some performed below par.Here are the top performers who made TheCable’s team of the week:Austin EjideWhen Hapoel Hadera needed someone to help them navigate past Sektzia Nes Tziona in the Toto Cup, it was Austin [...]

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    Back-to-back: D’Tigress beats Senegal to claim fourth FIBA Afrobasket title

Back-to-back: D’Tigress beats Senegal to claim fourth FIBA Afrobasket title

Nigeria's D'Tigress out dunked Senegal to claim a back-to-back title at the 2019 FIBA Women's Afrobasket at the Dakar Arena in Senegal.D'Tigress becomes the first team to win back-to-back Women’s AfroBasket titles since Angola followed up their 2011 triumph with another in 2013.The Otis Hugley tutored side clinched their fourth Afrobasket title after defeating 12th-time African champion, Senegal 60-55 on [...]

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    Siasia cannot speak on FIFA ban… he’s still dealing with his mother’s kidnap, says aide

Siasia cannot speak on FIFA ban… he’s still dealing with his mother’s kidnap, says aide

Opukiri Jones Ere, media aide to Samson Siasia, says the embattled former Super Eagles coach's lawyer will look into the recent FIFA's life ban handed to him.Siasia who expressed shock over his ban by FIFA and called for a press conference was unavoidably absent on Saturday to clear the air surrounding the issue.Ere said the Olympic silver and bronze medal-winning [...]

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    ‘Your children need help’ — D’Tigers begs Buhari for funds to attend 2019 FIBA World Cup

‘Your children need help’ — D’Tigers begs Buhari for funds to attend 2019 FIBA World Cup

With two weeks to the 2019 FIBA men's basketball World Cup, Musa Adamu, general manager of D'Tigers has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to help the team attend the mundial in China.Adamu while addressing journalists on Saturday in Lagos, regrettably admitted that the team which became the first country in the world to qualify may end up not participating at [...]

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    12th AAG: Falconets thrash South Africa in Morocco

12th AAG: Falconets thrash South Africa in Morocco

Nigeria kick started their All African Women's football Games campaign with a 3-0 thrashing of Basetsana of South Africa at the Stade des Chenes in Rabat, Morocco.The Falconets showed no mercy to their South African counterparts with a professional performance at the Stade Académie Mohammed VI on Saturday.Monday Gift, Zainab Olapade and Cynthia Aku were on song for the Nigerian [...]

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    FIFA bans Siasia for life over bribe, match manipulation

FIFA bans Siasia for life over bribe, match manipulation

Samson Siasia has been banned for life by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and manipulation of matches.The former Super Eagles of Nigeria coach has been banned from all football-related activities over attempts to rig matches at international level.The world football's governing body said it opened disciplinary proceedings after a vast investigation into various international matches that Singaporean Wilson [...]

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    MFM appoints Tony Bolus, ex-Giwa FC gaffer, as head coach

MFM appoints Tony Bolus, ex-Giwa FC gaffer, as head coach

The management of Mountain of Fire and Ministries Football Club (MFM FC) of Lagos have unveiled Tony Bolus as the team's new head coach following the departure of Fidelis Ilechukwu.Bolus, a former assistant to Imama Amakpakabo at Rangers International FC of Enugu, was considered by the team's management after rigorous screening exercise of top coaches to carry on with the [...]

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    Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Gernot Rohr has called up Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi, twenty others for the Super Eagles’ international friendly with the Ukraine senior national team.The international friendly match is scheduled to take place at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals due to injury, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Kelechi Iheanacho who [...]

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    Want to see Man City haul of trophies? Be in Lagos on Aug 31

Want to see Man City haul of trophies? Be in Lagos on Aug 31

The 2018/19 English Premier League champions, Manchester City Football Club, will be parading both their men's and women's haul of trophies for their fans in Lagos.Pep Guardiola’s men clinched the EPL title with a 4-1 victory over Brighton at the Amex stadium on in an unprecedented title race.The world Trophy Tour will stop in Lagos, Saturday, August 31 for their [...]

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    Chelsea cut asking price by €2.5m as Omeruo joins Leganes

Chelsea cut asking price by €2.5m as Omeruo joins Leganes

Kenneth Omeruo, Super Eagles defence stalwart, has penned a five-year deal with Spanish La Liga side, Leganes.Chelsea lowered the initial €7 million asking price to €4.5m for the center-back before, Chelsea official website confirmed on Tuesday night.“We would like to thank Kenneth for his service and wish him all the best for the future,” the club statement said.The 25-year-old spent [...]

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    Iwobi: Everton’s offer too good to turn down

Iwobi: Everton’s offer too good to turn down

Alex Iwobi has opened up on how speaking with Marco Silva and Marcel Brands, Everton's coach and director of football, convinced him to join the Toffees in the summer transfer window.In an interview on Everton TV, the Super Eagles forward admitted that what Silva and Brands offered him was too good to be turned down.The Merseyside club completed a post-deadline deal to [...]

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    Osimhen, Okereke, Samuel…TheCable’s team of the week

Osimhen, Okereke, Samuel…TheCable’s team of the week

Nigerians across the world recorded several “imponderable elements” over the weekend, some shining, some falling just under the radar, and a few getting attention for the wrong reasons.TheCable selects the best XI from across the world of football, where Nigeria's flag is being hoisted by her ambassadors.Daniel AkpeyiFrom the start, he had to be alert; his succession of superb [...]

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    Onyekuru joins Ikpeba’s former club, AS Monaco, in €20m deal

Onyekuru joins Ikpeba’s former club, AS Monaco, in €20m deal

Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru, has completed a five-year contract deal to Victor Ikpeba's former French Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco.He completed a €20 million fee from Everton FC to the Leonardo Jardim's coach side, the club website announced.Onyekuru move to Monaco became imminent as the club lost its opening game of the new Ligue Un season 3-0 at home [...]

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    Back-to-back: Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Table Tennis Open Championship

Back-to-back: Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Table Tennis Open Championship

Aruna Quadri defeated Austria's Gardos Robert to clinch a back-to-back Nigeria Open Table Tennis Championship at the 2019 edition.He became the second player to defend the title after Omar Assar of Egypt on Sunday evening. This is also Quadri’s second time of winning the tournament which is in its sixth year.Going into the game as the favourite, Nigeria’s table tennis superstar [...]

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