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    2019 Afcon: Time for Super Eagles to fly again

2019 Afcon: Time for Super Eagles to fly again

After landing an "easy" pool for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), Nigeria's passage to the tournament's second round is almost certain. Alongside the Super Eagles in group B are Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar -- who rank at least 25 places behind Nigeria on the latest Fifa rankings. Head coach, Gernot Rohr, knows his players have to be at their optimum [...]

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    Aesop & the Big Boss Keshi

Aesop & the Big Boss Keshi

Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. These stories have descended to modern times as they continue to be interpreted and reinterpreted in different forms this time retold with Stephen Keshi in mind. Keshi's turbulent spell in charge of [...]

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    Keshi begins new era with victory over Chad

Keshi begins new era with victory over Chad

The Super Eagles of Nigeria got their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification campaign on a winning note with a 2-0 victory over Chad in Kaduna on Saturday. Goals from Gbolahan Salami and Odion Ighalo were enough to help Nigeria secure the win at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium. Stephen Keshi handed debuts to Anderson Esiti and Kingsley Madu, but it was [...]

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    Enyeama ‘doesn’t like’ choice of Kaduna for Chad encounter

Enyeama ‘doesn’t like’ choice of Kaduna for Chad encounter

Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama, is not pleased with the choice of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna as venue for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Chad. The Super Eagles begin their campaign to qualify for their first AFCON in four years against Chad on Saturday, but their first choice in goal already has [...]

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    Keshi consoles Emenike over father’s death

Keshi consoles Emenike over father’s death

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has consoled Emmanuel Emenike over the death of his father, Felix Emenike Ndukwu. Emenike recently lost his father, but Keshi said the entire players and coaching crew of the Super Eagles share in his pain. “I can imagine what Emma is going through at the moment, the pain and the sense of loss that comes with losing [...]

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    Nigeria has players but no team, says Weah

Nigeria has players but no team, says Weah

The only African to have won FIFA World Player of the Year award, George Weah, has blamed a lack of teamwork to Super Eagles recent poor run of form. The Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nation and are currently outside the top five sides in the continent going by FIFA's monthly ranking. And the former AC [...]

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    Egyptian authorities seize assets of Abou-Treika

Egyptian authorities seize assets of Abou-Treika

The Egyptian authorities have seized assets of former national football hero Mohamed Abou-Treika after he was accused of funding the banned Islamist movement the Muslim Brotherhood. The country’s central bank had acted upon the instructions of a committee drawn up to seize and manage the outlawed Brotherhood’s funds and properties following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. Abou-Treika [...]

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    Egypt’s coach has no fear for Super Eagles

Egypt’s coach has no fear for Super Eagles

Egypt's coach, Hector Cuper, is not losing sleep with the presence of Super Eagles of Nigeria in the same 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying group with the Pharaohs.  The seven-time AFCON champions will be battling for the single automatic ticket in Group G against three-time winners Nigeria and minnows Tanzania and Chad. But Cuper is unfazed with the task ahead. “We [...]

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    Gabon to host 2017 AFCON

Gabon to host 2017 AFCON

Gabon have been chosen to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals. The West African country won a vote by the Confederation of African Football's executive committee in Cairo on Wednesday ahead of Algeria and Ghana. It will be the second time that Gabon will stage the tournament after they co-hosted the 2012 edition with Equatorial Guinea. Gabon will step [...]

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    Tunisia apologise to CAF, avoid 2017 AFCON ban

Tunisia apologise to CAF, avoid 2017 AFCON ban

Tunisia have apologised to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for accusing the body of bias and in the process avoid been banned from taking part in the 2017 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).  The North African country made the allegations after losing in a controversial manner in the last AFCON to hosts Equatorial Guinea in the quarter-final. The Tunisians were [...]

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    Bafana, Eagles clash again

Bafana, Eagles clash again

Bafana Bafana of South Africa will host the Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international friendly at Mbombela Stadium on March 29. The venue hosted Nigeria’s first two matches at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) – 1-1 draws against Burkina Faso and Zambia. Both teams are preparing for the 2017 AFCON and the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The two countries [...]

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    AFCON hero, Barry, retires from Elephant duties

AFCON hero, Barry, retires from Elephant duties

Cote d’Ivoire goalkeeper, Boubacar Barry, has announced his retirement from the national team barely a month after helping the Elephant to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). In the final, Barry saved two penalty kicks against Ghana and beat his opposite number Razak Braimah to make the score line 9-8 and win the game for his side. The 35-year-old plays [...]

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    AU hails successful Ebola-free AFCON

AU hails successful Ebola-free AFCON

The African Union has commended CAF and Equatorial Guinea for hosting a successful Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) free of fresh cases of Ebola virus. The AFCON 2015 was hosted by Equatorial Guinea after Morocco pulled out over fears of Ebola outbreak but the championship recorded no single case of the virus which affected largely three West African nations – Sierra [...]

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    FIFA investigates West Ham, Sakho over AFCON snub

FIFA investigates West Ham, Sakho over AFCON snub

West Ham and Diafra Sakho face FIFA disciplinary proceedings after the Senegal striker missed the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), but still turned out for his club. Sakho withdrew from the AFCON in Equatorial Guinea due to a back problem, but came on as a substitute to score the winner in his side’s FA Cup fourth round match at [...]

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    DAY 14 AFCON 2015

DAY 14 AFCON 2015

Bony’s double seals semifinal spot for the Elephants Wilfried Bony scored twice and Gervinho added a late third to take Cote d’Ivoire into the semi-finals of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with a 3-1 win over Algeria. The Manchester City forward headed the Elephants in front from a right-wing cross by Max Gradel in the 26th minute. Tournament favourites and [...]

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    Toure appeals to fans to be patient over Ebola tests

Toure appeals to fans to be patient over Ebola tests

Cote d’Ivoire defender, Kolo Toure, has appealed to fans coming to the venues of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations to be patient while Ebola screening is carried out before they gain entrance to the different stadia for the matches. Supporters and police clashed before a number of games because of delay in carrying out the Ebola tests outside the [...]

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