Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag "2019 AFCON"

    Residents escape death as scoreboard collapse at Stephen Keshi stadium

Residents escape death as scoreboard collapse at Stephen Keshi stadium

The scoreboard of the Stephen Keshi stadium collapsed on Monday night -- only six months after its installation.The scoreboard was installed during the 2018 African Senior Athletics championship, Asaba 2018.According to SaharaReporters, the residents of the popular Nnebisi and commuters plying the road narrowly escaped death after the electric scoreboard at the newly commissioned stadium in Asaba, Delta state, collapsed.Tony [...]

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    Rohr assures Flying Eagles players of promotion to Super Eagles

Rohr assures Flying Eagles players of promotion to Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr says he will include the best Nigerian players in the U20 Nations Cup in the Super Eagles.The Super Eagles technical adviser gave the assurance to the Flying Eagles on Tuesday in Niger."I have decided to pick one or two of them, the best ones, to give them a chance when we regroup for the matches against Seychelles and Egypt [...]

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    ‘Give me a chance with Eagles’ — Israel-based Ofoedu begs Rohr

‘Give me a chance with Eagles’ — Israel-based Ofoedu begs Rohr

Chikeluba Ofoedu, Maccabi Tel Aviv attacker, has called on Gernot Rohr to give him a chance to prove himself with the Super Eagles.Since moving to Europe after emerging as the revelation of the 2011/2012 Nigerian league season, Ofoedu has continued to impress in front of goal.The attacker scored his seventh goal for Maccabi Tel Aviv when they drew 1-1 with Hapoel [...]

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    Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the main objective of 2019 is for the Super Eagles to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Pinnick said a fourth AFCON title is long overdue for Nigeria, adding that "everything legitimate" will be done to ensure the Eagles bring home the trophy."The very big one that we do not want [...]

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    Rohr: Moses’ retirement from international football premature

Rohr: Moses’ retirement from international football premature

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says Victor Moses must decide on his own if he wants to return to the team.Rohr said he is willing to welcome Moses back to the team provided he is ready to give 100 percent."If he changes his mind, we will welcome him but he has to find that motivation within himself to come [...]

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    Egypt wins right to host 2019 AFCON

Egypt wins right to host 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given Egypt the right to host the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The decision was reached at the CAF executive committee meeting held on Tuesday at the Terrou-Bi Hotel in Dakar, Senegal.A 16 to one vote by the executive committee members won Egypt the hosting rights.It will be the fourth time Egypt will [...]

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    Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the most qualified country between Egypt and South Africa will be chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Pinnick, who is also CAF first vice-president, said his committee has analysed the strengths of both nations and will advise CAF on the better option ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of the executive [...]

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    Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Odion Jude Ighalo says the Super Eagles can make a serious impact at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).A five-goal haul by Ighalo in two games against Libya propelled the Super Eagles to pole position in the AFCON qualification series.Africa’s football governing body, CAF, will name a new host nation in January 2019 after withdrawing the hosting mantle from Cameroon.Commenting [...]

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    National security and Olonisakin’s shadows

National security and Olonisakin’s shadows

BY AJOGWU JERRYWhen in December 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari decided to extend the tenure of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin and other Service Chiefs, some Nigerians never discern the wisdom in the President’s decision. But it was a decision timely and strategic for reasons not far-fetched.The extension of tenure of Security Chiefs was ennobled by [...]

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    CAF strips Cameroon of AFCON 2019 hosting rights

CAF strips Cameroon of AFCON 2019 hosting rights

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The continental body made the decision at its extraordinary executive committee meeting in Accra, Ghana on Friday.Owing to the development, CAF has called on countries interested in hosting the tournament to submit their official bids before the end of December.The statement [...]

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    Super Eagles arrive Asaba after picking 2019 AFCON ticket

Super Eagles arrive Asaba after picking 2019 AFCON ticket

Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11:14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.The team and contingent arrived at the Asaba International airport after a 7 and half hours trip from OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg.The chartered Max Air Boeing B737-300/500 aircraft [...]

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    Two lawful goals disallowed — but Eagles book AFCON 2019 ticket

Two lawful goals disallowed — but Eagles book AFCON 2019 ticket

The Super Eagles of Nigeria picked their ticket for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-1 draw in the match against their South African counterparts on Saturday.Two lawful goals by Nigeria were wrongly ruled off-side by the referee.Nigeria will be appearing at the African showpiece after missing out in the last two editions of the tourney.Stuart Baxter’s charges [...]

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    Iheanacho, Iwobi make Rohr’s list for South Africa match

Iheanacho, Iwobi make Rohr’s list for South Africa match

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a very strong starting line-up to face Bafana Bafana in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in South Africa.The Super Eagles will adopt the 3-5-2 formation in the Group E encounter this afternoon with captain Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho playing upfront.Rohr had to switch formation following the withdrawals of Odion Ighalo, [...]

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    I’ve never lost in S’Africa, Musa bullish ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

I’ve never lost in S’Africa, Musa bullish ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles stand in captain, says the team will win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The Al Nassr FC player told TheCable that the Eagles are determined to return to AFCON as they last participated in 2013."I have never lost a game in South Africa and I'll never lose by the grace of [...]

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    South Africa coach: Eagles will have to work very hard to beat us

South Africa coach: Eagles will have to work very hard to beat us

Stuart Baxter, head coach of Bafana Bafana, says  Nigeria will have to work very hard to beat his side in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game.Speaking with TheCable, Baxter said he expects the encounter with the Super Eagles at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg to be a tough one."I can not guarantee a win but if they are [...]

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles land in Johannesburg for Bafana Bafana clash

PHOTOS: Super Eagles land in Johannesburg for Bafana Bafana clash

The Super Eagles have arrived in Johannesburg for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The team touched down at OR Tambo International Airport at about 3:30am on Friday.The chartered aircraft which took off from Asaba, Delta, had a stop-over in Luanda, Angola.While in South Africa, the Super Eagles will lodge at Park Hotel, Sandton.[...]

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