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Ighalo dumps Super Eagles

Ighalo dumps Super Eagles Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo, has announced his retirement following the Super Eagle’s third placed victory over Tunisia on night at Egypt 2019. Odion, who is the highest goal scorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, informed Coach Gernot Rohr of his decision before leaving to join his club in China...... more

Mikel retires from international football

Mikel retires from international football Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel, has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 32 after a successful career with the national team. Mikel’s announcement comes less than 24 hours after Nigeria won bronze at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt following Super Eagles 1-0...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Amaju Pinnick impeached

BREAKING NEWS: Amaju Pinnick impeached President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Pinnick, has been impeached as 1st Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). His removal took place on Thursday at CAF Executive Committee meeting,  after a well attended congress in Cairo Egypt. It would be recalled that Pinnick was elevated to...... more

BREAKING: Nigeria win AFCON bronze as Super Eagles fly past Tunisia

BREAKING: Nigeria win AFCON bronze as Super Eagles fly past Tunisia Nigeria on Wednesday night won the bronze medal after finishing third at the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The testy duel decided at the Al Salam Stadium in the Egyptian capital city Cairo ended with a lone goal which settled the game in favour of the Super...... more

Seedorf, Kluivert sacked after Cameroon’s ‘premature’ exit from AFCON

Seedorf, Kluivert sacked after Cameroon’s ‘premature’ exit from AFCON The Cameroon Football Federation sacked coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant Patrick Kluivert on Tuesday, the pair paying the price for the defending champions’ last 16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon crashed out 3-2 to Nigeria last Saturday, an exit the federation described as “premature” in its statement. Former...... more

NFF retains Rohr, to send him on refresher course

NFF retains Rohr, to send him on refresher course The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) might not bow to pressure by a section of Nigerians who want Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, sacked after failing to win the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. NFF president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick in a tweet with a respected Nigerian journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana, said the...... more

Africa changes World Cup qualifying format for 2022

Africa changes World Cup qualifying format for 2022 African teams will contest a final playoff round in their World Cup 2022 qualification campaign, a system last employed for the 2014 tournament, the Confederation of African Football has decided. Qualifiers for the next World Cup in Qatar will be divided into three stages with two rounds of knockout ties on...... more

After God, Otedola next in my life — Christian Chukwu

After God, Otedola next in my life — Christian Chukwu Former Super Eagles captain and coach Christian Chukwu has thanked oil mogul Femi Otedola for coming to his rescue while he was down with what was suspected to be a stroke. Chukwu’s family raised alarm over the health condition of the former Rangers international chairman, before Otedola came into the fray...... more

Senegal overcome Tunisia to qualify for AFCON final

Senegal overcome Tunisia to qualify for AFCON final After a grueling 120 minutes of fireworks, it was the Lions of Senegal who on Sunday night emerged as the first team to qualify for the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Egypt.  A Dylan Bronn own goal during the 123rd minute of play was all...... more

AFCON: Nigeria vs Algeria will be tough – Odegbami

AFCON: Nigeria vs Algeria will be tough – Odegbami Segun Odegbami, an ex-international, said on Sunday that the semi-final between Nigeria and Algeria at the ongoing African Cup of Nations(AFCON) would be tough. Odegbami made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Ota, Ogun. He noted that the Super Eagles needed to listen to their...... more

Lawan leads Buhari’s delegation to cheer Super Eagles in Egypt

Lawan leads Buhari’s delegation to cheer Super Eagles in Egypt The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, departed Abuja on Sunday, leading a presidential delegation to cheer Super Eagles in their match against Algeria in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. Mr Mohammed Isa, the Special Assistant to Lawan on Media and Publicity disclosed this in a...... more

AFCON: Nigeria vs Algeria will be tough – Odegbami

AFCON: Nigeria vs Algeria will be tough – Odegbami Segun Odegbami, an ex-international, said on Sunday that the semi-final between Nigeria and Algeria at the ongoing African Cup of Nations(AFCON) would be tough. Odegbami made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Ota, Ogun. He noted that the Super Eagles needed to listen to their...... more

AFCON semi-finals: What to look out for as Nigeria, others go to ‘war’

AFCON semi-finals: What to look out for as Nigeria, others go to ‘war’ The Africa Cup of Nations has reached the semi-final stage, with both last-four ties being played on Sunday. Senegal play Tunisia at 17:00 BST and Algeria face Nigeria at 20:00, at different venues in Cairo. Only Nigeria have won the tournament more than once. “All four of us are capable of...... more

Halep stuns Williams to win Wimbledon

Halep stuns Williams to win Wimbledon Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title and crushed Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title with a devastating 56-minute display of athleticism. The Romanian won 6-2 6-2 in front of an incredulous Centre Court, running after everything the American threw at her. “It was my best...... more

AFCON Semi-Final: Super Eagles will ignore favourites tag, says Iwobi

AFCON Semi-Final: Super Eagles will ignore favourites tag, says Iwobi  Nigeria's preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Algeria, on Sunday, has not been affected by the fact that many view the Super Eagles as favourites for the title, says Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi. Despite unconvincing performances in the group stage, Nigeria beat holders Cameroon in the second round...... more

Tunisia ends Madagascar’s fairytale AFCON run in emphatic fashion

Tunisia ends Madagascar’s fairytale AFCON run in emphatic fashion Tunisia ended Madagascar’s fairytale Africa Cup of Nations run in the quarter-finals on Thursday with a 3-0 win over the tournament debutants in Cairo. Ferjani Sassi’s heavily deflected strike gave Tunisia the lead early in the second half at Al-Salam Stadium and Youssef Msakni squeezed home a second on 60 minutes....... more

Nigeria, Algeria meet Sunday in AFCON semi-final •How Algeria beat Cote d’Ivoire in grueling q-final clash

Nigeria, Algeria meet Sunday in AFCON semi-final •How Algeria beat Cote d’Ivoire in grueling q-final clash Algeria will this Sunday square up with Nigeria in Cairo in the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt. The Desert Foxes booked a ticket on Thursday night after a grueling quarter-final clash with another heavyweight – the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire. The game produced no winner...... more

Egypt 2019: Dangote, Otedola pledge dollar rain for Eagles

Egypt 2019: Dangote, Otedola pledge dollar rain for Eagles The day after their exquisite and efficient performance against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa (conquerors of seven-time champions and host nation Egypt) that saw them reach the semi-finals of AFCON 2019, the Super Eagles received pledges of more dollar rain from two of Africa’s richest businessmen. On a visit to...... more

BREAKING: Super Eagles beat South Africa, zoom into AFCON semi-finals

BREAKING: Super Eagles beat South Africa, zoom into AFCON semi-finals Nigeria’s Super Eagles once more soared high at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, beating arch-rivals Bafana Bafana of South Africa 2-1 on Wednesday evening to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament. Mesmerising winger Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring from close range in 27 minutes and took the...... more

AFCON 2019: Amuneke confirms contract termination, says it’s great experience

AFCON 2019: Amuneke confirms contract termination, says it’s great experience Emmanuel Amuneke, the ex-Super Eagles winger, says his two-year contract with the Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) has been terminated. Amuneke signed a two-year contract with the TFF in 2018 and successfully qualified the country for the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after 39 years absence. Tanzania lost its matches in...... more

Senegalese Lions devour Benin, land in AFCON semi-finals

Senegalese Lions devour Benin, land in AFCON semi-finals True to prediction, a dominant Lions of Senegal on Wednesday evening became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt after overcoming hard-fighting Squirrels of Benin by an unreplied goal. The less fancied Beninoise had kept their fellow West Africans at...... more

AFCON Q-Finals: South Africa coach keeps Nigeria guessing

AFCON Q-Finals: South Africa coach keeps Nigeria guessing South Africa coach Stuart Baxter will keep Nigeria guessing over the approach he will adopt in their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarter-final on Wednesday after diverting from his usual style in the 1-0 win over hosts Egypt. Under Baxter, South Africa normally play with a counter-attacking style but surprised Egypt...... more

AFCON Quarter-Finals: How Nigeria can beat South Africa — Ex-international Tijani Babangida

AFCON Quarter-Finals: How Nigeria can beat South Africa — Ex-international Tijani Babangida   Former Nigeria international Tijani Babangida has urged the Super Eagles to play “positive football” and make efficient use of the wings in their Afcon quarter-final tie against South Africa. Back in 2000, Babangida was the hero when Nigeria first met Bafana Bafana at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in...... more

Anambra sports journalists decry lack of sports facilities in state, task Gov. Obiano

Anambra sports journalists decry lack of sports facilities in state, task Gov. Obiano The Anambra State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) on Tuesday decried the lack of functional sports facilities in the state describing it as regrettable. A communique issued by the association and signed by the Chairman Tony Orji and Secretary, Chimezie Anaso at the end of its July...... more

Ighalo’s roundabout route to Nations Cup success

Ighalo’s roundabout route to Nations Cup success Fondly remembered at Granada and Watford, Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has finally won over fans of his own national team with his goals at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) – but it has been a long and bumpy road to achieve their recognition. On the way, Ighalo has endured loan...... more

BREAKING: Ghana crash out of 2019 AFCON

BREAKING: Ghana crash out of 2019 AFCON The Black Stars of Ghana on Monday night crashed out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt after losing to Tunisia in a Round of 16 penalty shootout. The match had ended one goal apiece during regular time while no other goals came during extra time. Tunisia had...... more

Côte d'Ivoire beat Mali to land in AFCON quarter-finals

Côte d'Ivoire beat Mali to land in AFCON quarter-finals Wilfried Zaha scored the winner as the Ivory Coast beat Mali 1-0 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. The Crystal Palace forward, who has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal, raced on to Sylvain Gbohouo’s deep free-kick and got to the ball before Mali goalkeeper Djigui Diarra....... more

BREAKING: Madagascar shock DR Congo to book historic AFCON quarterfinal berthi

BREAKING: Madagascar shock DR Congo to book historic AFCON quarterfinal berthi Madagascar continued their incredible run at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 4-2 penalty shootout win (2-2 after extra-time) over Democratic Republic of Congo at Alexandria Stadium in Alexandria on Sunday evening. Barea will now face either Ghana or Tunisia for a place in the final four. Ibrahim Amada...... more

USA subdue Netherlands to win women's World Cup for the fourth time

USA subdue Netherlands to win women's World Cup for the fourth time The United States retained the women's World Cup on Sunday as a Megan Rapinoe penalty and a superb Rose Lavelle strike gave the holders a 2-0 victory over a battling Netherlands side in Lyon. Having been kept at bay by the brilliant Dutch goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal throughout the first half,...... more

AFCON exit: Egypt sack coach, FA president quits

AFCON exit: Egypt sack coach, FA president quits Egypt coach Javier Aguirre has become the first casualty of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). He was sacked just hours after the hosts were bundled out of the tournament by South Africa in the round of 16 on Saturday in Cairo. Hosts Egypt lost 0-1 after an 85th minute...... more

 

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