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    Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles forward, tests positive for COVID-19

Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles forward, tests positive for COVID-19

Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles forward, has tested positive for coronavirus. Het Laaste Niuews, a Belgian online news outlet, confirmed the 26-year old COVID-19 status on Wednesday. The RKC Gent striker's result came back positive after the club side tested their players ahead of an exhibition game slated for Thursday. Onuachu, who recently returned to Belgium after he accompanied Victor Osimhen for his father’s [...]

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    Ighalo, Ujah, Moses… TheCable’s team of the week

Ighalo, Ujah, Moses… TheCable’s team of the week

The weekend saw Nigerian footballers churning out trailblazing performances for their pay masters. Odion Ighalo, Olarenwaju Kayode, Ibrahim Shuaibu, Emem Eduok, Anthony Ujah and Suleiman Abdullahi were all on the score-sheet. The team of the week is lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Manchester United striker star leading the attack. Austin Ejide Hapoel Ra'anana were a better team than Hapoel Hadera, but [...]

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    Osimhen named best African player in Ligue 1

Osimhen named best African player in Ligue 1

Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles forward, has won the 2019/20 Marc Vivien Foe prize -- an annual award in France recognising the best African player in Ligue 1. The 21-year-old talented footballer was named winner of this year's prize on Monday, less than a month after he was voted Lille’s player of the season following his impressive performance for the French club. The former [...]

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    Etebo, Ndidi, Omeruo… TheCable’s team of the week

Etebo, Ndidi, Omeruo… TheCable’s team of the week

With quite a number of top performances over the weekend, TheCable selects the best Nigerian XI. Adebayo Adeleye - Hapoel Jerusalem Katamon The young lanky goalkeeper stood between the sticks on his 31st Israeli Leumit appearance and made several key saves to prevent the star studded Maccabi Petah Tikva side from putting the ball past him on several occasions. Dominic Iorfa - Sheffield [...]

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    Dare pays tribute to Okwaraji’s mother who died at 83

Dare pays tribute to Okwaraji’s mother who died at 83

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has paid tribute to Janet Okwaraji, mother of Samuel Okwaraji, late Nigerian footballer, who passed on at 83. The Okwaraji's matriarch died on May 23, 2020 at her Abakpa Nike's residence in Enugu after a brief illness. Before her demise, the octogenarian was a retired teacher, school proprietress and devout Christian. "She was such a strong [...]

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    Bundesliga wrap-up: Okoroji provides assist as Ujah, Collins, Awoniyi shine

Bundesliga wrap-up: Okoroji provides assist as Ujah, Collins, Awoniyi shine

Following conclusion of Bundesliga matches over the weekend, our torchlight was on the performances of Nigerian players in the German league 1 and 2. Here's is a wrap of how it panned out. Jamilu Collins lasted the full duration as Paderborn, relegation battlers, played out a 1-1 draw with RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Ademola Lookman, Charlton Athletic product, [...]

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    ‘I don’t condone racism’ — Ighalo vows to walk off if abused again

‘I don’t condone racism’ — Ighalo vows to walk off if abused again

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles, says he is ready to walk off the pitch if racially abused again in his career. The 30-year-old Manchester United striker told Sky Sports that he was "called all sorts of names" by an opposition player while playing for Shanghai Shenhua, his parent club. He said he reported the abuse to the Chinese Football Association but after no action was taken [...]

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    Rohr to Eagles: You can win 2021 AFCON… but stay humble

Rohr to Eagles: You can win 2021 AFCON… but stay humble

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says his team has the chance of winning the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The 66-year-old Franco-German tactician, however, advised that to achieve that feat, his players must have to stay humble and qualify for the tournament before dreaming of lifting the trophy for the fourth time. In an interview with Channels TV on Tuesday, Rohr [...]

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    Osimhen voted Lille’s player of the season

Osimhen voted Lille’s player of the season

Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles forward, has been voted Lille's player of the season after his impressive performance for the French club. The club took to its official website to announce the winner and runner-ups on Tuesday. The 21-year-old Nigerian international beat Benjamin André and Renato Sanches, who took the second and third spots respectively. "The people of Lille mobilized, voted and elected them. [...]

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    Man United extend Ighalo loan deal

Man United extend Ighalo loan deal

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua to extend the loan deal for Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward. The 30-year-old Nigerian international's loan deal was originally due to end on Sunday. The Red Devils, however, took to its website on Monday to confirm that Ighalo will now remain with the club until January 31, 2021. “The Nigerian striker's stay was initially [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m so excited to get my Nigerian passport, jokes Peter Crouch

EXTRA: I’m so excited to get my Nigerian passport, jokes Peter Crouch

Peter Crouch, former English forward, says he is "excited to have gotten his Nigerian passport" -- after speculation linking Harry Redknapp to the Super Eagles job. Before the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed Gernot Rohr’s contract extension as the Eagles head coach, there were rumours that Redknapp, a British football manager, was being lined up for the job. The development had prompted football fans on [...]

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    NFF confirms Rohr’s contract extension as Eagles coach

NFF confirms Rohr’s contract extension as Eagles coach

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has confirmed Gernot Rohr's contract extension as the head coach of the Super Eagles. On Friday, the Franco-German tactician had told TheCable that he sealed a two and half years contract extension with the federation. He had also expressed delight in the confidence repose on him by the NFF. On Wednesday, Pinnick took to his Twitter page [...]

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    Ighalo’s stay at Man United likely to end next week

Ighalo’s stay at Man United likely to end next week

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, looks set to leave Manchester United next week after Shanghai Shenhua, his parent club, reportedly refused to extend the striker’s loan deal. The 30-year-old Nigerian was signed to his boyhood club by Ole Gunnar Solskjær on a temporary contract on the final day of the January transfer window. He has also proved a success, scoring four [...]

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    Victor Osimhen, Eagles striker, loses dad

Victor Osimhen, Eagles striker, loses dad

Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles forward, has taken to social media to mourn the passing of Patrick Osimhen, his father. The 21-year-old striker, who plays for Lille, a French Ligue 1 club, took to his Twitter page on Sunday to bid his late dad farewell. “RIP Dad. No words to describe this feeling,” he wrote. https://twitter.com/victorosimhen9/status/1264490963369672705?s=19 TheCable was reliably informed by Adedotun Coker, a member of [...]

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    Rohr to continue as Eagles coach till 2022

Rohr to continue as Eagles coach till 2022

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, has confirmed that he had sealed a two and half years contract extension with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Rohr, whose contract with the NFF expires in June, had been in contract renewal talks with the federation since the beginning of the year. But on Friday, Rohr told TheCable that he is delighted in the confidence [...]

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    Taribo West: Aribo is too weak for Eagles… Etebo is a far better option

Taribo West: Aribo is too weak for Eagles… Etebo is a far better option

Taribo West, former Super Eagles star defender, has reportedly said Joe Ayodele-Aribo, Rangers midfielder, is too weak to play for the Nigerian side. According to Daily Record UK, West said the Rangers star is not good enough to feature for the Super Eagles. The former AC Milan player believes Oghenekaro Etebo, Getafe FC midfielder, should be the one playing ahead of Aribo. The [...]

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