Football icon Stephen Keshi dies suddenly at 54

Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday in Benin City, Edo state, TheCable understands. He was scheduled to return to the United States on Wednesday evening before he suffered cardiac arrest. The former international football player and coach had lost his wife of 35 years, Kate, last year after […]

Obama hails Ali as champion ‘who fought for what was right’

President Barack Obama paid tribute Saturday to late boxing great Muhammad Ali, saying that he was a towering champion “who fought for what was right” not just in the ring but outside it as well. The former heavyweight champion, who passed away late Friday after struggling for years with Parkinson’s, was “a man who fought […]

Leicester boss, Ranieri makes emotional phone call to thank Chelsea

An emotional Claudio Ranieri called Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink after their 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday which sealed the title for Leicester City. Ranieri, 64, was manager of Chelsea from 2000-2004 and was a fan favorite at Stamford Bridge despite never winning a trophy. He was replaced by Jose Mourinho in 2004 but […]

Nigeria beat Algeria, lift U-23 trophy

 Nigeria defeated Algeria 2-1 for the 2015 U23 AFCON crown at the Leopold Sedar Senghor in Dakar. Both teams have already qualified for next year’s Rio Olympics by virtue of reaching the championship game. They were joined by South Africa, who defeated host, Senegal 3-1 via penalty in the Third Place match

One Direction Wins Big At American Music Awards

  British boy band, One Direction, swept the top honours at Sunday’s American Music Awards. A sorrowful tribute to the victims of the attacks in Paris during the awards, lent a somber note to a night of otherwise vibrant performances. One Direction was named the artist of the year for a second consecutive year, and […]

Turkey downs Russian war plane over Turkey-Syria airspace

  Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeated warnings over air space violations, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space. It was the first time a NATO member’s armed forces have downed a Russian or Soviet military aircraft since […]

FIFA ethics committee seeks life ban for Platini

  The ethics committee of world football governing body FIFA has recommended UEFA president Michel Platini be banned for life, a report said on Tuesday. The investigatory chamber of the ethics committee presented its report to the decision chamber at the weekend and French newspaper Liberation, citing sources, said chief investigator Vanessa Allard was pushing […]

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