Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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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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    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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    SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo and Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala, have been nominated for the 6th edition of Nigeria Pitch Awards.Shanghai Shenhua striker will have Ahmed Musa and Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars to contend with for the Striker of the Year category.The nomination was announced at a media briefing in Ibis Hotel in Lagos on Thursday.Francisca Ordega of [...]

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    Rohr drops Iheanacho as Musa, Ighalo, return to face Seychelles

Rohr drops Iheanacho as Musa, Ighalo, return to face Seychelles

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, dropped Leicester city forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, from twenty-three man list for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles and the friendly against Egypt’s Pharaohs.On the list is stand-in Ahmed Musa, in-form CD Leganes of Spain defender Kenneth Omeruo alongside usual suspects Leon Balogun, Abdullahi Shehu and William Ekong, as well [...]

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    CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

Egypt's Mohamed Salah has been crowned the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year.He beat his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and 2015 winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to the gong.The winners were unveiled at the awards gala on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.Banyana Banyana's Christina Thembi Kgatlana won women's player of the year ahead of Super Falcons duo of Asisat [...]

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    Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Wilfred Ndidi has been named in France Football magazine's 2018 African team of the year.The Leicester City midfielder is the only Nigerian on the list published on Wednesday.Ndidi was praised by the magazine for his ball-winning abilities. He is paired with Ghana's Thomas Partey and Morocco's Hakim Ziyech in the midfield.Senegal’s Saido Mane and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah, are the [...]

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    How Nigerian players abroad fared on New Year’s Day

How Nigerian players abroad fared on New Year’s Day

Several Nigerian players in English football leagues were in action on the first day of 2019.Here is TheCable's wrap-up:Kicking off in England, Alex Iwobi provided an assist for Arsenal in their 4-1 victory over Fulham in the English Premier League. Bukayo Saka replaced Iwobi in the 83rd minute.Wilfred Ndidi played all 90 minutes for Leicester City while teammate Kelechi Iheanacho [...]

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    Aiyenugba, Nwankwo, Ayeni… TheCable’s team of the week

Aiyenugba, Nwankwo, Ayeni… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.Dele AiyenugbaEasily the man of the match. He made a handful of brilliant saves from the Maccabi Ahi Nazareth attackers.William Troost EkongThe former KAA Gent defender used his experience and tradecraft to keep a clean sheet for [...]

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    Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi nominated for CAF awards

Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi nominated for CAF awards

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, made the top 10 of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.Another Eagles star, Wilfred Ndidi, will contend with Achraf Hakimi of Morocco and Franck Kessie of Cote D'Ivoire for the youth player of the year award.Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala, who is the current African football queen, will slug it [...]

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    Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… TheCable’s team of the week

Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are;Daniel AkpeyiAgainst Kaizer Chiefs, Akpeyi was brilliant and succeeded in keeping a clean sheet.Kenneth OmeruoOmeruo appears to have finally found his bearing in Spain. He was rock solid for Leganes against Girona.John OguThe versatile Ogu [...]

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    Shehu, Etebo, Kalu in Nigeria’s starting XI against Libya

Shehu, Etebo, Kalu in Nigeria’s starting XI against Libya

Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi will spearhead the Super Eagles' attack in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.The game is a Group E fixture in the qualification race for Cameroon 2019.Captain Ahmed Musa will play on the left side of attack, while Samuel Kalu lines up on the right with Oghenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi taking [...]

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    Ejide, Ambrose, Adekuoroye… TheCable’s team of the week

Ejide, Ambrose, Adekuoroye… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are;Austin EjideThe veteran goalkeeper was vital to Hadera's crucial win. He made six point key saves. Impressive.Ola AinaOla Aina's stock keep on rising by the day. The versatile defender proved his mettle at Chievo Verona. Reliable.Efe [...]

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    Eagles in Europe: Iwobi lifts Arsenal, Troost-Ekong goes down with Udinese

Eagles in Europe: Iwobi lifts Arsenal, Troost-Ekong goes down with Udinese

Super Eagles' players had a quiet weekend in Europe with several missing in action, while a few inspired their teams to wins. We review all their action and inaction across European leagues.In the English Premier League, Alex Iwobi sparked Arsenal to a late 2-0 win over Watford to make it five league wins on the bounce. The 22-year-old's low cross resulted [...]

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    Musa, Troost-Ekong, Ndidi… TheCable’s team of the week

Musa, Troost-Ekong, Ndidi… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable's team of the week.They are;Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United)He frustrated Golden Arrows attackers on several occasions. Were it not for his agility, they would have scored. Alert.William Troost-Ekong (Udinese)Led the line well and stifled anyone who dared to venture into his zone. He [...]

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    Ndidi extends Leicester contract

Ndidi extends Leicester contract

Nigeria's midfield lynchpin and Leicester City's energetic enforcer, Wilfred Ndidi, has signed a new six years contract with the Premier League side.The Super Eagles player, who's previous contract was due to end 2022 made this known on his Twitter account that he has signed on for two more years, extending till 2024."Happy to extend my contract with @lcfc special thanks [...]

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    VIDEO: I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshield in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

VIDEO: I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshield in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, says he used to hawk groundnut for his mother and also wash windshields in Lagos traffic.In an interview with ESPN FC, the Leicester star said he hawked different types of fruits and foodstuff ranging from pepper to tomatoes."At that time, I was jack of all trade while my mum was selling, I'll go and hawk for [...]

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