Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    VIDEO: The Mediterranean Knights arrive Godswill Akpabio Stadium

VIDEO: The Mediterranean Knights arrive Godswill Akpabio Stadium

The Libyan national team arrived at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, ahead of their AFCON game against the Super Eagles.The Mediterranean Knights trooped into the stadium shortly after the Eagles had their last training session.[...]

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    Four uncapped players invited for AFCON qualifiers

Four uncapped players invited for AFCON qualifiers

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has released a 24-man list for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles.Four uncapped players -- Semi Ajayi, Jamilu Collins, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Kalu -- were included in the list.The list, released on Friday, also includes 18 of the 23-man squad which represented Nigeria at the Russia 2018 World Cup.As earlier reported, John Obi [...]

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    Rohr says Mikel will miss AFCON qualifier

Rohr says Mikel will miss AFCON qualifier

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, is set to miss the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.This was made known on Thursday by national team manager, Gernot Rohr, who spoke to Kwese Sports.Rohr said the Tianjin TEDA of China midfielder called him to withdraw from possible selection because he just recently returned from injury and would need to concentrate [...]

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    Pinnick: How change in AFCON calendar will help African players

Pinnick: How change in AFCON calendar will help African players

Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, says the calender of the African Cup of Nations was changed for the benefit of players from the continent.He said the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was not pressured by Europe to make the alteration.Pinnick, a CAF executive member, said the players' welfare and career prospects were taken into consideration before the changes were made.“It [...]

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    CAF moves AFCON to June/July

CAF moves AFCON to June/July

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee has moved the Africa Cup of Nations from January/February to June/July.The shift in date was to enable European clubs to release their African players for the tournament as the league seasons in that continent traditionally close in May.At the first expansion of the AFCON participating teams from eight to tweve in [...]

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    24 teams will compete in AFCON from 2019

24 teams will compete in AFCON from 2019

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee has passed a resolution to increase the teams participating in the African Cup of Nations from 16 to 24.The expansion will come into effect at the 2019 tournament in Cameroon.The decision was made in Rabat, Morocco on Thursday at a meeting of CAF executives.CAF's flagship event has featured 16 teams since 1996.A [...]

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    More money for CAF, discovering next George Weah… Pinnick makes case for 24–team AFCON

More money for CAF, discovering next George Weah… Pinnick makes case for 24–team AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation, on Wednesday, explained why it has become imperative for the African Cup of Nations to be expanded.Pinnick, who also heads AFCON, made the presentation in Rabat, Morocco, before a gathering of African football’s decision makers.He said an expanded tournament will generate more revenue for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and also make [...]

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    Onazi: Victory over S’Africa key to our World Cup, AFCON aspiration

Onazi: Victory over S’Africa key to our World Cup, AFCON aspiration

Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, who will lead Nigeria against South Africa on Saturday, says the game is crucial to the Super Eagles' qualification for the African Cup of Nations and the World Cup.The Bafana Bafana will face the Eagles on the turf of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom."It is a big game, and we are one for the [...]

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    I don’t interfere in Rohr’s job, says Green

I don’t interfere in Rohr’s job, says Green

Chris Green, head of technical committee, Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), has said that there's no friction between him and Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, on players selection."Rohr holds a healthy relationship with me and the technical committee," Green told TheCable. "We speak and exchange emails regularly. There is nothing like that, it's a figment of the reporter's imagination."On the successful [...]

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    Ghana FA, Avram Grant mutually part ways

Ghana FA, Avram Grant mutually part ways

Avram Grant, chief coach of Ghana's national team, and the Ghanaian Football Association (GFA) have mutually agreed to part ways after the Black Stars failed to get to the final of the 2017 African Cup of Nations.More importantly, the Black Stars also failed in their quest to win the African championship for the first time since it last won in [...]

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    Ayew brothers send Ghana into AFCON semi final

Ayew brothers send Ghana into AFCON semi final

Jordan and Andrew Ayew on Sunday booked a semi final place for Ghana in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Gabon.Second half goals from the siblings ensured Ghana defeated DR Congo 2-1 to inch closer to the final.At the end of the first forty-five minutes, the match remained a barren draw.In the second half, Jordan Ayew got [...]

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    AFCON 2017: Can DR Congo stop Ghana’s 22-year AFCON trophy drought?

AFCON 2017: Can DR Congo stop Ghana’s 22-year AFCON trophy drought?

Going by DR Congo's performance in the group stages, no one can underrate them ahead of the quarter-final clash against one of the tournament favourites, Ghana.The Leopards were one of the best teams in the group stages and they have the potential to stun any team.They did it to Ivory Coast and completely dominated the game against Togo.Surprisingly, DR Congo [...]

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    Again, Cameroon ends Senegal’s AFCON trophy dream

Again, Cameroon ends Senegal’s AFCON trophy dream

The star of the Senegalese team, Sadio Mane, missed the vital penalty kick as Cameroon again defeated Senegal in a crucial African Cup of Nations tie.The Teranga Lions are now out of the AFCON 2017 as Cameroon move to the semi-finals of the championship after a 5-4 penalty shoot out at the Stade De Franceville Saturday night.The Indomitable Lions of [...]

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    AFCON 2017: The North African battle — featuring Egypt, Morocco

AFCON 2017: The North African battle — featuring Egypt, Morocco

In North African football, a high intensity is maintained from start to bottom.The AFCON 2017 quarterfinal clash between Egypt and Morocco promises to be hotly contested.Egypt topped Group D by defeating Ghana in their final game, but they are yet to prove their mettle as serious title contenders.Mohamed Salah provided the assists for Egypt's two goals, hence, more is expected [...]

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    Clash of the ‘Lions’: Senegal seek revenge against Cameroon

Clash of the ‘Lions’: Senegal seek revenge against Cameroon

According to the pundits, Senegal's clash with Cameroon is the biggest game thus far in AFCON 2017.The Senegal team is currently one of the most exciting in African football but the lions of Cameroon will be a handful for any team any day.Franceville, venue of the match, will witness what is expected to be an intense encounter.In normal circumstances, a [...]

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    AFCON 2017: Tunisia, Burkina Faso lock horns on familiar terrain

AFCON 2017: Tunisia, Burkina Faso lock horns on familiar terrain

Burkina Faso will face Tunisia in the first quarterfinal game of the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon.The match will hold in Libreville where Burkina Faso has already played two games in the championship.Tunisia is also familiar with the stadium, having thrashed Zimbabwe 4-0 there during the group games.In its nine appearances at the African Cup of Nations, [...]

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