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    Oshoala: Winning African women’s best player for record fourth time is special to me

Oshoala: Winning African women’s best player for record fourth time is special to me

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons captain, says being crowned 'African women’s player of the year' for a record fourth time is something "special" and "historic" to her. An excited Oshoala disclosed this to TheCable after the 2019 CAF awards ceremony held on Tuesday night at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt. The Nigerian international, who beat South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana and Cameroon’s Ajara [...]

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    NFF budgets N7.5bn for 2020

NFF budgets N7.5bn for 2020

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has earmarked a total of N7.5 billion for expenditure of the federation in year 2020. The federation disclosed this in a communique to TheCable on Tuesday, after its 75th annual general meeting held at the Heritage hotel and suites in Benin, Edo state. The NFF board and secretariat have also been given the task of ensuring that [...]

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    Dede, ex-Falcons captain, appointed as India U17 women’s goalkeeper trainer

Dede, ex-Falcons captain, appointed as India U17 women’s goalkeeper trainer

Precious Dede, former Super Falcons captain and shot stopper, has been appointed as the goalkeeper trainer of India's U17 women's national team. Dede, who signed a one year deal with the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF), replaced Shaikh Mohammed Qadeer as the Asian country's women's goalkeeper trainer. The former Delta Queens shot stopper rejoined Thomas Dennerby, her former boss, who coached the [...]

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    Dangote will renovate parts of MKO Abiola Stadium, says Dare

Dangote will renovate parts of MKO Abiola Stadium, says Dare

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, says Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessmen, has agreed to renovate some parts of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja. In June, TheCable reported how the 60,000 capacity stadium had morphed into a shadow of its former self, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering virtually at every spot. But on Thursday, Dare told journalists that the renovation [...]

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    Super Falcons crash out of Olympic qualifiers

Super Falcons crash out of Olympic qualifiers

Super Falcons on Monday failed in their bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics Games after playing out a 1-1 draw with Cote D'Ivoire at the Agege stadium in Lagos. The nine-time African champions had a goalless draw in the first leg away in Abidjan on Thursday. The away goal rule was key to the Ivorians booking their place in the Olympics [...]

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    CAF adopts one-leg final for Champions League, expands AWCON

CAF adopts one-leg final for Champions League, expands AWCON

Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), says the continent's Champions League will now be a one-leg affair held at a neutral ground. The president made the announcement at the CAF's congress at the Marriot hotel in Cairo on Wednesday. The change in format came on the back of a problem encountered during the 2018/19 second leg match in [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘I’ll be more careful in future prophesies’ — pastor speaks on failed Falcons prediction

EXTRA: ‘I’ll be more careful in future prophesies’ — pastor speaks on failed Falcons prediction

Simon Ononogbu, Ebonyi-based pastor, has blamed “deceitful” spirit for the failed prediction that the Super Falcons will reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Women World Cup in France. Ononogbu, a former secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), however, promised to be more careful in future prophesies as he sought the understanding of Nigerians on the failed prophesy. NAN reports that [...]

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FIFA WWC: Falcons stage a sit-in protest in France over unpaid bonuses, allowances

Super Falcons have refused to leave their hotel after a 3-0 defeat in the hand Germany at the ongoing 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, over unpaid bonus and allowances. Some of the Falcons players told TheCable that they will not leave their hotel in France until the monies have been paid. The team want all owed bonuses from two games against Gambia [...]

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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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    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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    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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    ‘We’re all proud of your victory’ — Buhari hails Falcons

‘We’re all proud of your victory’ — Buhari hails Falcons

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons after the team defeated South Korea at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup on Wednesday. The Falcons put up a much improved performance in Grenoble after suffering a crushing 3-0 loss to Norway in their group A opener on Saturday in Reims. Buhari took to his personal Twitter account to inform the ladies that he [...]

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    Falcons claim first victory at 2019 Women’s World Cup

Falcons claim first victory at 2019 Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons of Nigeria finally got their first taste of victory at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over South Korea. The Nigerian ladies, who were beaten in their opening game by Norway, took a first half lead after the opponents scored an own-goal, thanks to Korea’s Kim Doyeon. https://twitter.com/FIFAWWC/status/1138821114803695617 Asisat Oshoala then sealed the victory after the break following a [...]

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France 2019: Falcons to go big against Korea to avoid going home

The Super Falcons will throw all their firewoods into the furnace when they file out against their counterparts from Korea Republic on Wednesday in their second match of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France. Venue is the Stade des Alpes in the city of Grenoble, where Group A’s bottom-of-the-table clash will begin at 3pm Nigerian time. Thomas Dennerby, head [...]

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France 2019: Falcons off to a stuttering start against Norway

Nigeria got off to a poor start at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup as they lost 3-0 to Norway at the Stade Auguste-Delaune on Saturday night. The Super Falcons were second best in the Group A game in Reims. It was their 17th defeat at the World Cup finals. The nine-time African Champions forward line of Franscisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie and [...]

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