Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "DR Congo"

    Our goal was not to defeat Nigeria, says DR Congo coach

Our goal was not to defeat Nigeria, says DR Congo coach

Florent Ibenge, head coach of DR Congo, says his team "did not come to win" the Super Eagles in the international friendly played on Monday.According to Ibenge, the friendly which ended 1-1 was to help the Nigerian team prepare for the World Cup.Ibenge disclosed this to NAN on Monday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers."We did not [...]

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    Super Eagles draw with DR Congo

Super Eagles draw with DR Congo

The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly against DR Congo at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Monday.Simy Nwankwo, who struck the woodwork in the third minute, and Junior Lokosa were handed their international debut for Nigeria.Gernot Rohr's wards took the lead through William Troost Ekong after Ogenyi Onazi's free-kick caused a [...]

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles stars training ahead of Congo game

PHOTOS: Super Eagles stars training ahead of Congo game

With weeks to the start of the World Cup, the Super Eagles have commenced training for their friendly games.The Super Eagles players and coaching crew were seen in full fitness training at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Akwa Ibom, on Wednesday.The Eagles will square up against DR Congo on May 28, take on the Three Lions of England on June 2 [...]

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    Vaccination against Ebola has commenced in Congo, says WHO

Vaccination against Ebola has commenced in Congo, says WHO

Vaccination against Ebola has begun in DR Congo where recent cases of the deadly virus resurfaced after a major outbreak in 2014.Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said this during his opening speech at the commencement of 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.The WHA is the world's highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states."I’m pleased to [...]

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    Ebola: Nigeria vs DR Congo friendly least of our problems, says NCDC

Ebola: Nigeria vs DR Congo friendly least of our problems, says NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there is no cause for alarm over the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo ahead of the upcoming friendly between Nigeria and the country.The match is scheduled to hold on May 28, and more than 40 cases — including 25 deaths — in the outbreak are under investigation.Addressing a press conference in Abuja [...]

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    Surveillance across Nigerian airports over Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Surveillance across Nigerian airports over Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured Nigerians of adequate surveillance at the nation’s airports following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.The World Health Organisation had declared an Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo on Friday.It said at least one person had been confirmed dead due to the virus 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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    Lagos population ‘rises by 85 people per hour’

Lagos population ‘rises by 85 people per hour’

The World Economic Forum (WEF) says Lagos is the fastest-growing city in the world, with a growth of 85 people per hour.The population growth of Lagos is faster than that of London and New York put together, with the two cities growing at a rate of 9 and 10 people per hour.Earlier in 2015, London reached a record 8.6 million [...]

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    CHAN 2016: Eagles B to play Tunisia, Guinea, Niger

CHAN 2016: Eagles B to play Tunisia, Guinea, Niger

The home-based Super Eagles have drawn Tunisia, Guinea and Niger in the 2016 Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be played in Rwanda.In the ceremony staged at the Serena Hotel in Kigali Sunday evening, the Eagles B team will face 2011 champions, Tunisia, Niger, and debutants Guinea in Group C at the Nyamirambo Stadium, also in Kigali.Host Rwanda have been [...]

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    TP Mazembe win African Champions League

TP Mazembe win African Champions League

TP Mazembe of the Congo DR were crowned club champions of Africa after a 2-0 victory over Algeria's USM Alger in the second leg of the Champions League final on Sunday.Goals from Mbwana Samatta and Roger Assale in front of their home fans in Lubumbashi were enough to earn Mazembe a fifth title.The victory gave Mazembe a 4-1 triumph on [...]

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    Carl Ikeme told to fight for his Wolves place

Carl Ikeme told to fight for his Wolves place

Wolverhampton Warriors coach, Kenny Jackett, has told goalkeeper Carl Ikeme to fight and regain his place in the team because Wolves have no intention of selling him.  The 29-year-old lost his place to Arsenal on loan keeper Emiliano Martinez who has started the last five league games.But Jackett has played down fears the goalkeeper’s international ambitions might tempt him away [...]

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    Pinnick urges Super Eagles to beat Cameroon

Pinnick urges Super Eagles to beat Cameroon

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation, has challenged the Super Eagles to beat Cameroon in their next friendly match and not to dwell on the defeat to DR Congo.First half goals by Dieumerci Mbokani and Jordan Nkololo gave the Leopards a 2-0 win over the Super Eagles in Vise, Belgium on Thursday.But Pinnick told the players in the dressing [...]

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    Oliseh: I saw a very good team against Congo

Oliseh: I saw a very good team against Congo

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Sunday Oliseh, saw “a very good team” despite the 2-0 loss to DR Congo on Thursday.Goals from Dieumerci Mbokani in the seventh minute and another from Jordan Nkololo 24 minutes later condemned Oliseh to a first defeat as Nigeria coach in the game played at the Stade de la Cite de l'Oie in Belgium.However, the [...]

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    DR Congo inflict first Eagles defeat on Oliseh

DR Congo inflict first Eagles defeat on Oliseh

DR Congo defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international friendly match on Thursday.Sunday Oliseh endured a first defeat as Nigeria coach after his team went down 2-0 at the Stade de la Cite de l'Oie in Belgium.The Leopards took a seventh-minute lead through Dieumerci Mbokani, whose low shot went past Carl Ikeme in goal for Nigeria.Jordan Nkololo added [...]

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    Enyeama: I’ll take anything but insult to my dead mother

Enyeama: I’ll take anything but insult to my dead mother

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, says he will “take anything but not insult to my dead mother” as he broke his silence on the reported rift with coach Sunday Oliseh.The most capped player in Nigerian football history, with 101 games under the belt, has finally spoken on the altercation he had with Oliseh which has cost him the captain’s armband.Enyeama [...]

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