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    Xenophobia: After Zambia, Madagascar cancels international friendly game against South Africa

Xenophobia: After Zambia, Madagascar cancels international friendly game against South Africa

Madagascar has cancelled the International friendly against South Africa men's national team. Madagascar was a last minute replacement for Zambia, who pulled out as a result of the Xenophobic attacks on other African nationals in South Africa. Madagascar was to take on the Bafana Bafana at the Orlando stadium on Saturday. Bafana Bafana confirmed this development on their official Twitter handle on Thursday. https://twitter.com/bafanabafana/status/1169638087275753472?s=21 South [...]

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    Xenophobia: Zambia cancels international friendly game with S’Africa

Xenophobia: Zambia cancels international friendly game with S’Africa

Zambia Football Association (ZFA) has cancelled the international friendly game against Bafana Bafana of South Africa at Heroes Stadium on Saturday. The cancellation came on the heels of the recent xenophobic attack going on in the country. The national team feared that the game could lead to further diplomatic attacks if the game is allowed to be played. Football, which is seen as [...]

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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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    Chukwueze, Ekong fly Super Eagles to AFCON semifinals

Chukwueze, Ekong fly Super Eagles to AFCON semifinals

Nigeria qualified for the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 win over South Africa at Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night. The match got underway at 8pm Nigerian time. The Super Eagles eliminated a big fish after defeating defending champions Cameroon in an entertaining five-goal thriller. Bafana Bafana were looking to knock out another African heavyweight when they [...]

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    JUST IN: Jamilu Collins makes AFCON debut as Rohr names starting XI to face Bafana Bafana

JUST IN: Jamilu Collins makes AFCON debut as Rohr names starting XI to face Bafana Bafana

Paderborn defender Jamilu Collins will make his Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) debut against South Africa in the quarter final match at the Cairo International Stadium. Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has made Torino full back Ola Aina the scape goat of the poor defensive display in the 3-2 win over Cameroon by keeping him on the bench for the match [...]

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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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    National security and Olonisakin’s shadows

National security and Olonisakin’s shadows

BY AJOGWU JERRY When 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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    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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    AFCON: Nigerians cheering Super Eagles ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

AFCON: Nigerians cheering Super Eagles ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

Some Nigerians assembled in front of the Eagles Capitol Park Hotel, Johannesburg, ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualification match of the Super Eagles with Bafana Bafana of South Africa. The game is slated for 2pm Nigerian time. [...]

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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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    Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Francis Uzoho, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa. Uzoho, who featured in Elche's 5-1 loss to Cadiz on Sunday, fractured his seventh costal arch. According to Elche, Uzoho was ruled out for four weeks after a radiological test was carried out on him at the Tesla clinic in Spain. "The player suffers [...]

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    Eagles’ defeat: Dalung charges technical committee to be in sync with coaching crew

Eagles’ defeat: Dalung charges technical committee to be in sync with coaching crew

Solomon Dalung, minister for youth and sports, has tasked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure that the technical committee of the federation is in synergy with the coaching crew of the Super Eagles. Dalung gave the charge on Tuesday while meeting with the technical committee of the NFF in Abuja, following the 0-2 loss of the Super Eagles to Bafana [...]

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    S’Africa’s victory over Nigeria will be talked about for years, says SAFA president

S’Africa’s victory over Nigeria will be talked about for years, says SAFA president

Danny Jordaan, president of the South African Football Association, has said his country's defeat of Nigeria is one for the history books. Bafana Bafana defeated the Super Eagles for the first time in a competitive match at the Uyo Stadium, Akwa Ibom, on Saturday. The defeat was coach Gernot Rohr's first loss since taking up the Eagles job. Reacting to the 2-0 scoreline, [...]

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    Bafana Bafana beat a ‘very good’ Super Eagles, says Baxter

Bafana Bafana beat a ‘very good’ Super Eagles, says Baxter

South Africa's coach Stuart Baxter says he is happy that his boys were able to frustrate a "very good" Nigerian side in the opening game of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Bafana Bafana shocked a listless Super Eagles 2-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, on Saturday. Speaking on the win, Baxter said: "We opened up the [...]

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    S’Africa end Rohr’s unbeaten run with 2-0 win over Eagles

S’Africa end Rohr’s unbeaten run with 2-0 win over Eagles

Gernot Rohr's unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday as South Africa defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 in an African Cup of Nations qualifying match. The encounter, which took place at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Akwa Ibom, was the first time that South Africa would defeat Nigeria in a competitive match. The Super Eagles got the game’s first attempt on goal [...]

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