Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

The friendly match between the Super Eagles and the Etalons of Burkina Faso has been cancelled.Ademola Olajire, spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), confirmed this to TheCable, saying the game was put off because of visa hitches involving the Eagles' opponents."Burkina Faso cancelled the Monday game due to visa issue," he told TheCable."They have not got their UK visa [...]

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    Ighalo: I was NOT excluded from Eagles squad because I play in China

Ighalo: I was NOT excluded from Eagles squad because I play in China

Odion Ighalo, Changchun Yatai FC striker, says he wasn't excluded from Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad for international friendlies because he moved to the Chinese League. Rohr had excluded Mikel Obi and Ighalo from the list of players to prosecute the upcoming friendly matches in London against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Ighalo told TheCable that he excused himself from the game to have ample [...]

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    Egypt defeat Burkina Faso to book final place

Egypt defeat Burkina Faso to book final place

Egypt, seven-time champions of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), are through to the final of the 2017 edition of the competition, holding in Gabon.The team defeated Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties at Libreville stadium.Essam El Hadary, the oldest goalkeeper in the competition, was the hero of the game, as he saved Herve Koffi and Bertrand Traore's penalty kicks.It was [...]

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    Burkina Faso defeats Tunisia to march into AFCON semi final

Burkina Faso defeats Tunisia to march into AFCON semi final

Burkina Faso progressed into the semi final of AFCON 2017 by defeating Tunisia in Libreville, Gabon, on Saturday.Two second half goals from substitutes Aristide Bancé and Prejuce Nakoulma sent the North Africans out of the tournament.Bancé got the opener for Burkina Faso from a free kick with a right-footed shot to the bottom right corner of the goalpost in the [...]

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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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    US restricts military personnel from travelling to West Africa

US restricts military personnel from travelling to West Africa

The Pentagon on Thursday restricted US service members' travel to five West African countries, citing recent militant attacks in the region.Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for US Africa Command, said the order limits unofficial travel by US military personnel to Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ghana."It is just increased vigilance given the recent events that have happened in that area of [...]

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    ‘20 killed’ as al- Qaeda lays siege on Burkina hotel

‘20 killed’ as al- Qaeda lays siege on Burkina hotel

About 20 people were killed at Splendid Hotel, a luxury facility in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso capital, during an attack staged by suspected militants of the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).The attackers reportedly stormed the hotel, which is popular with Westerners and French soldiers based in the country, and a nearby café on Friday, after setting off bombs.Security forces stormed the [...]

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    Nigeria qualify for CHAN 2016

Nigeria qualify for CHAN 2016

Nigeria have qualified for their second African Nations Championship (CHAN) after they held Burkina Faso to a 0-0 draw to advance 2-0 on aggregate.Nigeria won the first leg 2-0 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on October 17 courtesy of goals from Bature Yaro and Gbolahan Salami.The Super Eagles qualified on a 2-0 aggregate and join Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ethiopia, Gabon, [...]

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    Eagles fly to Ouagadougou for CHAN clash

Eagles fly to Ouagadougou for CHAN clash

Nigeria’s home-based senior team, Super Eagles B, will fly out to Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Friday night ahead of Sunday’s 2016 African Nations Championship final qualifying match against the Etalons of Burkina Faso.A chartered ARIK Air aircraft will fly out of the Port Harcourt international airport at 5.30pm Nigeria time, and will land in the Burkinabe capital [...]

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    Oliseh flown to Belgium for treatment

Oliseh flown to Belgium for treatment

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has been flown to Belgium for treatment after his health deteriorated on Thursday.The former Eagles captain was reported to have been down with the flu before the first leg African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Burkina Faso in Port Harcourt on Saturday.According to a tweet by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), via its Twitter handle, [...]

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    Fela and Sankara: The October 15 connection

Fela and Sankara: The October 15 connection

BY BOLAJI IDOWU What a date on the African calendar.On this day October 15, 1938 one of the greatest musicians of all time was born in Nigeria.However, on the same day 49 years later, one of Africa's greatest leaders was killed in Burkina Faso.These men do not really need much introduction, for the brief years they spent with us they drove [...]

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    Super Eagles, Burkina Faso now to play on Saturday

Super Eagles, Burkina Faso now to play on Saturday

The Nigeria Football Federation have announced that the 2016 African Nations Championship first leg qualifier between the home-based Super Eagles and the Etalons of Burkina Faso will now take place on Saturday instead of the earlier advertised Sunday.The venue remains the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, with kick-off scheduled for 4pm.The Confederation of African Football have appointed Boubou Traore [...]

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    Super Eagles B team will ‘deliver the goods’ against Burkina Faso, says coach

Super Eagles B team will ‘deliver the goods’ against Burkina Faso, says coach

Super Eagles assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf, expects nothing but a win when the home-based national team takes on the Etalons of Burkina Faso.Eagles B team will face their neighbours from West Africa in a 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) first leg final round match at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Sunday.And Yusuf has only a victory in mind.“The [...]

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    Burkina coup leader charged with murder

Burkina coup leader charged with murder

The leader of the recent coup in Burkina Faso, Gilbert Diendere, a general in country’s army has been charged with murder and 10 other crimes.Some of the other offenses levelled against him are threatening state security, collusion with foreign forces, voluntary assault and wilful destruction of property.He was charged alongside Djibril Bassole, former foreign minister, who was also arrested in [...]

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    Oliseh names NPL top scorer in 19-man list for CHAN qualifier

Oliseh names NPL top scorer in 19-man list for CHAN qualifier

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has released a list of 19 home-based players ahead of a 4th African Nations Championship final qualifying fixture against Burkina Faso in October.The players who will resume camp in Port Harcourt on Monday include top joint-scorer in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League season, Tunde Adeniji. He’s joined by Warri Wolves’ ace Gbolahan Salami, [...]

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    Burkina Faso freezes assets of coup leaders

Burkina Faso freezes assets of coup leaders

Burkina Faso has frozen the assets of Gilbert Diendere, the leader of last week's failed coup, and 13 people suspected of involvement in the week-long interregnum in the Francophone country.Laurent Poda, the state prosecutor, said the assets of 14 people, including Diendere's wife, who is member of parliament in the former ruling party, would be frozen for three months.Poda added [...]

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