Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tag "Sport"

    Fury calls Joshua ‘disgrace to boxing’ for not fighting Wilder in US

Fury calls Joshua ‘disgrace to boxing’ for not fighting Wilder in US

Tyson Fury says Anthony Joshua is a "disgrace" to boxing for not fighting Deontay Wilder in the US.The British boxer says his countryman is scared of fighting Wilder, adding that the heavyweight division deserves better from him.Joshua holds the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO), International Boxing Organisation (IBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) titles.He failed to reach [...]

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    Salah, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi shortlisted for FIFA best player award

Salah, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi shortlisted for FIFA best player award

The nominees for the Best FIFA men's player of the year award were unveiled on Tuesday.Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were again nominated for the award.The shortlist also includes Tottenham's Harry Kane, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea's Eden Hazard.Brazil's Neymar, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane make up the remainder of the [...]

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    Deschamps, Guardiola, Zidane nominated for FIFA coach of the year award

Deschamps, Guardiola, Zidane nominated for FIFA coach of the year award

France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps has been shortlisted for the Best FIFA Men's Coach award.Zinedine Zidane, who won his third consecutive Champions League with Real Madrid, is also nominated.Zlatko Dalic claims a place on the 11-man list after taking Croatia to a World Cup final for the first time in their history.Also on the list is Pep Guardiola who [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, caught on camera taking ‘bribe’

TRENDING VIDEO: Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, caught on camera taking ‘bribe’

Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles head coach, has been caught on camera accepting a cash gift to field two players for the African of Nations Championship (CHAN).The home-based Eagles were defeated in the final of the competition which took place in January in Morocco.In a video filmed for BBC African Eye by Ghanaian undercover reporter Anas Aremayaw, the coach can be seen [...]

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    FG saved many lives by intervening in NFF crisis, says secretary-general

FG saved many lives by intervening in NFF crisis, says secretary-general

Mohammed Sanusi, secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has praised the federal government for restoring order at the football body.Sanusi said many people would have been out of work if Buhari had not intervened to avert a potential FIFA ban on Nigeria."I wasn't off duty because I don't know who sacked me," Sanusi told TheCable on Monday after the [...]

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    Ozil quits international football over ‘racism, disrespect’ from German DFB

Ozil quits international football over ‘racism, disrespect’ from German DFB

Mesut Ozil has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect due to "racism and disrespect" he has suffered.The German midfielder was made the scapegoat for Germany’s shambolic performance at the just-concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The 29-year-old was criticised for meeting with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup.He was slammed for his performances in [...]

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    One dead, several injured as vehicle rams into Dalung’s convoy

One dead, several injured as vehicle rams into Dalung’s convoy

The convoy of Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, was involved in a ghastly accident on Saturday around Akko village, along Gombe Airport road.The accident claimed a life while several others sustained various degree of injuries.Nneka Ikem Anibeze, media assistant to the minister, confirmed the incident.Anibeze said: "Please, thank God for us. The convoy of the Minister of youth [...]

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    Flying Eagles trounce Mauritania to book place in 2019 AYC

Flying Eagles trounce Mauritania to book place in 2019 AYC

Nigeria on Saturday qualified for the 2019 African Youth Championship following a ruthless 5-0 rout of Mauritania.Kano Pillars starlet Nazifi Yahaya was the hero as he grabbed a hat-trick in the one-sided game at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.Wasiu Alalade and Norway based midfielder Afeez Aremu were also on song for the Paul Aigbogun-tutored team.The Flying Eagles finished 6-1 over [...]

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    Mikel has not called me in five years, says father

Mikel has not called me in five years, says father

The father of Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi says his son has not called him in over five years.Pa Obi said his relationship with the football star is fraught with "issues" and that he has made several attempts to "fix it" to no avail.Mikel's father said he is a target of kidnappers because they believe he has access to [...]

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    I’ll play professional football until I am 40, says ex-Eagles defender

I’ll play professional football until I am 40, says ex-Eagles defender

Azubuike Egwuekwe, former Super Eagles defender, says he will still play professional football for 10 more years.Egwuekwe, who is 29 and approaching 30, played most of his national team football under the late Stephen Keshi.The former captain of Warri Wolves recently quit SuperSport FC of South Africa."I can still play for like eight to 10 years more by God's grace," Egwuekwe [...]

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    Iwobi makes Arsenal’s squad for pre-season tour of Singapore

Iwobi makes Arsenal’s squad for pre-season tour of Singapore

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, has been named among the 25-man squad for Arsenal's pre-season training tour of Singapore.The Nigerian, Germany's Mesut Özil and Egypt's Mohammed ELNeny will join the team in Singapore after returning from their World Cup duties.The team will jet out of London on Sunday, July 22, to Singapore.The squad is scheduled to play against Europa League champions [...]

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    Winning World Cup is a gift from God to France, says Pogba

Winning World Cup is a gift from God to France, says Pogba

French superstar Paul Pogba says his country's 2018 World Cup win is a gift from God.The Manchester United midfielder said it had always been his childhood dream to win football's biggest tournament."I still can't believe it. It's like I am dreaming," Pogba told TheCable before departing from Russia."It's unbelievable that we are world champions."I don't know if it's a premonition [...]

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    Musa’s second goal vs Iceland shortlisted for Goal of the Tournament

Musa’s second goal vs Iceland shortlisted for Goal of the Tournament

Ahmed Musa's second goal against Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament award.According to FIFA, Musa's spectacular strike is one of the 18 goals shortlisted out of the 169 in Russia.He scored the classy goal scored in the 75th minute from a controlled cross from Victor Moses.It was an individual great [...]

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    FIFA on NFF crisis: Pinnick is legitimate president… Nigeria risk ban

FIFA on NFF crisis: Pinnick is legitimate president… Nigeria risk ban

Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, says Amaju Pinnick is the legitimate president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Infantino disclosed this to TheCable on Friday while answering questions from journalists during a press conference at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia.He said FIFA recognise Pinnick as the NFF president, adding that the crisis, which has seen Chris Giwa take control of the body, [...]

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    Conte sacked by Chelsea with compatriot Sarri set to take over

Conte sacked by Chelsea with compatriot Sarri set to take over

Antonio Conte has been sacked by Chelsea as their manager.Conte guided the Blues to the Premier League title just one year ago in what was his debut season at Stamford Bridge.His second campaign proved far less harmonious, however, and although they lifted the FA Cup in the spring, they could only finish fifth in the Premier League.Conte is now understood [...]

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    Pinnick appointed 1st vice-president of CAF

Pinnick appointed 1st vice-president of CAF

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been appointed as the 1st Vice-President of Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).According to a statement by Amr Fanny, CAF secretary-general, Pinnick's appointment is with immediate effect."Following the resignation of the 1st Vice President Kwesi Nyantakyi and the prevailing situation in the Football Federation of Nigeria," the statement read."The CAF President, after consulting [...]

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