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Tag "2019 AFCON"

    Like Otedola, Dangote redeems AFCON $50K per goal pledge to Eagles

Like Otedola, Dangote redeems AFCON $50K per goal pledge to Eagles

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has redeemed his pledge of $50,000 per goal to the Super Eagles.This is coming days after Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman and former chairman of Forte Oil PLC, fulfilled his pledge to give the Nigerian team the sum of $25,000 per goal at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The duo had made the [...]

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    Otedola fulfils AFCON $25K per goal pledge to Super Eagles

Otedola fulfils AFCON $25K per goal pledge to Super Eagles

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has fulfilled his $25,000 per goal pledge to the Super Eagles.Otedola had pledged the sum of $25,000 for each goal scored by the Eagles during the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).He made the promise alongside Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, who doubles as Africa's richest man, before the Eagles' semi final clash against Algeria [...]

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    Nigeria moves up 12 spots on FIFA ranking, now 33rd in the world

Nigeria moves up 12 spots on FIFA ranking, now 33rd in the world

Six days after the end of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Nigeria moved twelve spots up from 45th to 33rd in FIFA's latest rankings.According to the rankings released on Friday by the world footballing body, the Super Eagles maintain its 3rd position in the continent.The Super Eagles moved from its June points of 1433 to 1481.The Eagles won [...]

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    ‘Let younger ones learn’ — Ighalo quits Super Eagles after winning golden boot

‘Let younger ones learn’ — Ighalo quits Super Eagles after winning golden boot

Super Eagles star striker, Odion Ighalo has announced his retirement from the national team after winning the golden boot award at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Ighalo made the announcement via his Instagram page on Saturday morning.His retirement from the national team stemmed from the serious abuse he suffered after Nigeria's early exit from the 2018 [...]

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    Algeria break 29-year jinx, wins 2019 AFCON

Algeria break 29-year jinx, wins 2019 AFCON

Algeria pipped Senegal 1-0 to claim their second Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy at the Cairo International stadium.The Dessert Foxes joined the list of those who confirmed the group stage supremacy at the 32nd AFCON in Egypt on Friday night.Algeria defeated Senegal 1-0 at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo on June 27 when both sides met in the [...]

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    Ighalo joins Rashidi Yekini, Odegbami in AFCON golden boot hall of fame

Ighalo joins Rashidi Yekini, Odegbami in AFCON golden boot hall of fame

Odion Jude Ighalo has won the highest goal scorer award at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night.The Super Eagles star scored five goals in the 32nd edition of the African football showpiece in Egypt.Ighalo becomes the second player after late Rashidi Yekini to have amassed five goals for Nigeria in the tournament.The 30-year-old also becomes [...]

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    ‘I started and finished in Egypt’ — Mikel quits international football

‘I started and finished in Egypt’ — Mikel quits international football

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has called it quits with his international football career.Mikel made the announcement on his official Instagram handle on Thursday, a day after the Eagles won the third-place match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The 32-year-old said he started his career in Egypt in 2003, and is hanging his boot at the same location [...]

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    Algeria defeat Eagles — on course to break 29-year jinx

Algeria defeat Eagles — on course to break 29-year jinx

Algeria senior football team finally broke the 29-year jinx with a 2-1 win over the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the semi-final match at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The last time Algeria won the title was in Algiers 29 years ago.A brilliant free kick from Riyad Mahrez ensured that Algeria defeated Nigeria 2-1 in the Africa Cup of [...]

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    We have to beat Nigeria to win first AFCON title in 29 years, says Algeria coach

We have to beat Nigeria to win first AFCON title in 29 years, says Algeria coach

Ahead of the semi-final match with Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), head coach of Algeria Djamel Belmadi, has declared that his wards are two more steps from writing their own history.Belmadi's side are unbeaten so far in Egypt, a record they hope to maintain against Nigeria in order to fulfil their lofty dreams."First of all we [...]

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    AFCON Semis: Nigeria has quality players… but we know our abilities, says Algerian star

AFCON Semis: Nigeria has quality players… but we know our abilities, says Algerian star

The much talked about 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semifinals between Nigeria and Algeria will take place at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday.Despite talks of favourite tag on the Fennecs, Dijon midfielder Mehdi Abeid believes the Super Eagles have quality players in their fold.In a pre-match press conference attended by TheCable, the hardworking enforcer analysed what he expects [...]

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    Omeruo: How Super Eagles feel ahead of Algerian clash

Omeruo: How Super Eagles feel ahead of Algerian clash

Kenneth Omeruo says Nigeria is a difficult side to cast aside at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Eagypt.He is confident Nigeria can continue their 2019 AFCON run with victory over Algeria in Sunday's semi-final at the Cairo International stadium.The Chelsea defender has been a regular alongside William Troost-Ekong in central defence as the Super Eagles navigated past Cameroon [...]

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    Algeria will be tougher than Cameroon, S’Africa, says Ighalo

Algeria will be tougher than Cameroon, S’Africa, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo, Nigeria's point man at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, says the semi-final clash against Algeria will be "tougher" for the Super Eagles than previous matches.Ighalo, however, admitted to TheCable that the Eagles are ready for Sunday's battle against the Fennecs, with plans to win it.The 30-year old said the three-time African champions team is built [...]

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    Algeria look like the best team at AFCON 2019, says Troost-Ekong

Algeria look like the best team at AFCON 2019, says Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong says Nigeria's next opponent look like the best team at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019.Troost-Ekong, who scored one minute from time to send Eagles to the semifinal for the first time since they were crowned champions in 2013, however, added that his dream is to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations trophy.Speaking with TheCable in [...]

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    ‘We weren’t good enough to beat Eagles’ — South Africa’s coach admits

‘We weren’t good enough to beat Eagles’ — South Africa’s coach admits

Head coach of Bafana Bafana of South Africa admitted that his side was not good enough to defeat the Super Eagles in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Nigeria soared into the semi-finals of the 32nd AFCON finals after an unlikely William Troost-Ekong winner two minutes to full time at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday [...]

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    ‘We’ll give you $75K for every goal you score now’ — Dangote, Otedola  to rain dollars on Eagles

‘We’ll give you $75K for every goal you score now’ — Dangote, Otedola to rain dollars on Eagles

Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola, Nigerian billionaires, have promised the Super Eagles $75,000 for every goal scored in their remaining games at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.Dangote has promised $50,000 per goal, while Otedola pledged the sum of $25,000 for each goal scored by the Eagles.Earlier in the group stage of the 2019 AFCON, Aiteo group, one of the [...]

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    PREVIEW: From ‘best loser’ to host killer — will South Africa be too super for Eagles?

PREVIEW: From ‘best loser’ to host killer — will South Africa be too super for Eagles?

Nigeria aims to book a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals when they come up against South Africa on Wednesday night.The Super Eagles prevailed 3-2 over Cameroon in the second round. However, the Eagles were second best, for most of that game, and will need to improve to book a semi-final spot.South Africa may have picked their [...]

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