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    ‘Give me a chance with Eagles’ — Israel-based Ofoedu begs Rohr

‘Give me a chance with Eagles’ — Israel-based Ofoedu begs Rohr

Chikeluba Ofoedu, Maccabi Tel Aviv attacker, has called on Gernot Rohr to give him a chance to prove himself with the Super Eagles.Since moving to Europe after emerging as the revelation of the 2011/2012 Nigerian league season, Ofoedu has continued to impress in front of goal.The attacker scored his seventh goal for Maccabi Tel Aviv when they drew 1-1 with Hapoel [...]

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    CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

Egypt's Mohamed Salah has been crowned the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year.He beat his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and 2015 winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to the gong.The winners were unveiled at the awards gala on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.Banyana Banyana's Christina Thembi Kgatlana won women's player of the year ahead of Super Falcons duo of Asisat [...]

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    Egypt wins right to host 2019 AFCON

Egypt wins right to host 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given Egypt the right to host the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The decision was reached at the CAF executive committee meeting held on Tuesday at the Terrou-Bi Hotel in Dakar, Senegal.A 16 to one vote by the executive committee members won Egypt the hosting rights.It will be the fourth time Egypt will [...]

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    Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the most qualified country between Egypt and South Africa will be chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Pinnick, who is also CAF first vice-president, said his committee has analysed the strengths of both nations and will advise CAF on the better option ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of the executive [...]

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    Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Wilfred Ndidi has been named in France Football magazine's 2018 African team of the year.The Leicester City midfielder is the only Nigerian on the list published on Wednesday.Ndidi was praised by the magazine for his ball-winning abilities. He is paired with Ghana's Thomas Partey and Morocco's Hakim Ziyech in the midfield.Senegal’s Saido Mane and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah, are the [...]

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    Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Odion Jude Ighalo says the Super Eagles can make a serious impact at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).A five-goal haul by Ighalo in two games against Libya propelled the Super Eagles to pole position in the AFCON qualification series.Africa’s football governing body, CAF, will name a new host nation in January 2019 after withdrawing the hosting mantle from Cameroon.Commenting [...]

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    Salah retains BBC African player of the year award

Salah retains BBC African player of the year award

Mohamed Salah has been named BBC's African best footballer for the second year in a row.The Liverpool FC star player fended off competition from his Anfield teammate Sadio Mane and Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly to claim the prize.Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey were also in the running for the award.The 26-year-old Salah finished his first [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles defeat Egypt to qualify for Beach Soccer World Cup

Super Sand Eagles defeat Egypt to qualify for Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigeria's Super Sand Eagles have sealed a spot at the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.Courtesy of the 7-6 victory over Egypt, the Nigerian team also qualified for the final of the ongoing Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations (AFCON).Nigeria's beach soccer poster boy, Abu Azeez, scored his 100th international goal in the game on Wednesday.The first period saw Egypt [...]

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    Esperance emerge CAF Champions League winners

Esperance emerge CAF Champions League winners

An unstoppable Esperance defeated Al Ahly 3-0 to win the 2018 CAF Champions League final at the Stade Olympique de Rades on Friday.The first leg ended 3-1 in favour of Al Ahly and the Egyptian side were favoured to win the title.But Esperance proved their mettle to win 3-0 in the return leg and earned a 4-3 aggregate victory over [...]

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    Al Ahly grab first leg advantage against Esperance in CAF CL final

Al Ahly grab first leg advantage against Esperance in CAF CL final

Al Ahly SC sealed a first leg victory against rivals Esperance de Tunis in the CAF Champions League final on Friday.The Egyptian Premier League champions won 3-1 at the Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria.Nigeria international Junior Oluwafemi Ajayi was left out of the game due to injury.In the 34th minute, Walid Soliman scored from the penalty spot to give the hosts [...]

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    ‘Stronger than 18 European countries’ — Nigerian military rated 43rd best in the world

‘Stronger than 18 European countries’ — Nigerian military rated 43rd best in the world

The Global Fire Power (GFP), an institution which ranks the military of different countries, has rated the Nigerian military as the 43rd best in the world, in its 2018 survey. This places Nigeria above 18 European countries namely: Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Austria, Ireland, Macedonia, Finland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.Egypt leads the African military [...]

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    Egypt’s El-Hadary, 45, retires from international football

Egypt’s El-Hadary, 45, retires from international football

Essam El Hadary has retired from international football at the age of 45.The Egyptian football legend was handed his debut in 1996 and went on to play in 159 matches in a career that spanned over two decades.El-Hadary made history at the 2018 World Cup in Russia as he became the oldest player to feature in the mundial.He was in [...]

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    Okiki: Why I signed for Egypt’s Ismaily SC

Okiki: Why I signed for Egypt’s Ismaily SC

Okiki Afolabi, new Ismaily SC recruit, has explained why he joined the Egyptian Premier League side.The striker has joined Ismaily on a four-year contract from Ethiopian Premier League champions Jimma Aba Jifar."It feels great to be part of the ambitious Ismaily family," Okiki told TheCable."Ismaily are one of the biggest clubs in Egypt. If you can take Al Ahly and [...]

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    Salah signs new five-year contract with Liverpool

Salah signs new five-year contract with Liverpool

Mohamed Salah has signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool.The Egyptian committed his future to the club after a sterling performance last season in the English Premier League. Salah scored 44 goals in 52 appearances.With the new deal, Salah will be at Anfield until 2023 and there's no release clause in the contract.The deal will see him become the highest earning [...]

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    Salah consolatory goal not enough as Egypt crash out of World Cup

Salah consolatory goal not enough as Egypt crash out of World Cup

Mohamed Salah's solitary goal from the spot was scant consolation for Egypt who were defeated 3-1 by host nation, Russia, to crash out of the World Cup. [...]

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    Egyptian lawyer files €1bn lawsuit against Ramos over Salah’s injury

Egyptian lawyer files €1bn lawsuit against Ramos over Salah’s injury

Bassem Wahba, an Egyptian lawyer, has filed a €1 billion lawsuit against Sergio Ramos, claiming he "intentionally injured" Mohamed Salah during the Champions League final.Salah left the field in tears on Saturday when Real Madrid beat Liverpool to win a third straight Champions League title.Although there were fears that the 25-year-old may miss the World Cup, he assured fans on [...]

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