Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    VIDEO: Buhari’s arrival in Morocco

VIDEO: Buhari’s arrival in Morocco

President Muhammadu Buhari was given a heroic welcome when he arrived Morocco on Sunday.Buhari is currently on a working visit to the North African country. He was invited by King Mohammed VI of Morocco.Tolu Ogunlesi, a presidential aide, shared a video of the reception.https://twitter.com/toluogunlesi/status/1006129981410500608 [...]

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    Buhari heading to Morocco on Sunday

Buhari heading to Morocco on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco on Sunday.In a statement on Saturday, Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president, said his principal was invited by King Mohammed VI.He said the two leaders would discuss socio-economic matters affecting their countries following prior engagements in December 2016, during the king’s official visit to Nigeria."In [...]

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    World Cup 2026 bid: Liberia endorses North America’s joint bid, shuns Morocco

World Cup 2026 bid: Liberia endorses North America’s joint bid, shuns Morocco

The Liberian Football Association (LFA) has announced that it is supporting the joint bid of USA, Mexico and Canada over Morocco's bid to win the hosting rights of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.According to the LFA president, Musa Bility, who is also a CAF executive committee member, the decision was taken after due consultation with the country's president, George Weah, [...]

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    World Cup Special: After decades of near misses, will an African team reach the semi-final?

World Cup Special: After decades of near misses, will an African team reach the semi-final?

Since the inception of the World Cup, no African team has ever gone past the quarter-final. Many are optimistic that it will happen someday, but hardened believers hope that someday is Russia 2018.Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are Africa's five representatives at the upcoming World Cup and they will all be aiming to surpass the quarter-final achievements of Senegal in [...]

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    40 NGOs seek cancellation of $20 billion Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project

40 NGOs seek cancellation of $20 billion Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project

Forty non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have signed a declaration calling for the cancellation of the proposed $20 billion Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project. [...]

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    ‘Do something big’ — Enyeama’s message to African teams going to World Cup

‘Do something big’ — Enyeama’s message to African teams going to World Cup

Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has urged African teams to excel at the 2018 World Cup.He posted the message on Twitter shortly after the Super Eagles pipped Poland 1-0 on Friday night.Despite their lackluster performance in the last World Cup, the former Eagles goalkeeper believes that African sides have the arsenal to go far.Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia are Africa's [...]

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    Super Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA world rankings

Super Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA world rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain 52nd in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time Nations Cup champions remain in seventh position in Africa.Nigeria's World Cup Group D opponents; Argentina maintain their fourth position, Croatia remain 15th in the world while Iceland are at 18th.Africa’s other representatives at the World Cup; Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco are [...]

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    Chinese lady rides bicycle ‘from Morocco to Lagos’

Chinese lady rides bicycle ‘from Morocco to Lagos’

Huang Shuang, a Chinese cyclist, reportedly rode from Morocco to Lagos within five months.After the ride, Shuang, also known as CICI, says she is convinced that anybody can achieve anything he or she determines to do.According to Huang, she was inspired to embark on cycling around the world after riding around her country.She left Morocco for Lagos on September 6, 2017.“I [...]

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    Morocco’s Atlas Lions devour Eagles in CHAN final

Morocco’s Atlas Lions devour Eagles in CHAN final

It was a disappointing end to the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) for Nigeria's Super Eagles as they were outclassed in a 4-0 drubbing by Morocco.The Atlas Lions were dominant against the Super Eagles who went down to 10 men after Moses Eneji was red cardedMorocco raced to a one-goal lead on the stroke of half-time when Zakaria Hadraf's effort went [...]

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    CHAN final preview: To make history, Nigeria must overcome in-form Morocco

CHAN final preview: To make history, Nigeria must overcome in-form Morocco

The Atlas Lions of Morocco are a team in the form of their lives, favourites to win the African Nations Championships, and also the host country.It's a triple threat the Super Eagles of Nigeria will have to overcome on Sunday night when they square up against each other in the final.Nigeria may have thrice won the African Cup of Nations, but [...]

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    Eagles coach knocks wasteful Okpotu over semi-final performance

Eagles coach knocks wasteful Okpotu over semi-final performance

Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has criticised Anthony Okpotu over his unimpressive outing in the semi-final match against Sudan.Super Eagles fought tooth and nail to defeat Sudan 1-0 in the match played on Wednesday.Subsequently, the coach described Okpotu's performance as below par, saying he "lost many important balls"."To me, this is the worst game by Okpotu since the competition started," [...]

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    Okechukwu fires Super Eagles into CHAN final

Okechukwu fires Super Eagles into CHAN final

Gabriel Okechukwu's goal helped Nigeria pip Sudan 1-0 to qualify for the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).Eight minutes into the game, Nigeria suffered a huge blow when Ikechukwu Ezenwa got injured in the process of blocking out Mohamed Idris's effort on goal. The Eagles' skipper couldn't continue the match and was replaced by Dele Ajiboye.In the 16th [...]

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    CHAN preview: Unbeaten Eagles, Falcons battle for final berth

CHAN preview: Unbeaten Eagles, Falcons battle for final berth

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Falcons of Sudan will on Wednesday face off in the semi-final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).Both sides are unbeaten so far in the continental tournament.Nigeria scored two great goals to fight past their Angolan counterparts in the quarter-final showdown on Sunday.After going a goal down, Anthony Okpotu levelled matters for the Eagles [...]

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    ‘He misses chances but scores important goals’ — Eagles’ coach backs Okpotu

‘He misses chances but scores important goals’ — Eagles’ coach backs Okpotu

Salisu Yusuf has defended striker, Anthony Okpotu, over criticisms that he often fluffs goalscoring chances.Okpotu missed a number of goalscoring opportunities in the CHAN 2018 semi-final game against Angola.But Yusuf, coach of the home-based Eagles, says "a striker must miss some goals".The coach said: "He had so much misses but you see, a striker must miss some goals and if you [...]

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    CHAN: ‘Victory against Equatorial Guinea is non-negotiable’

CHAN: ‘Victory against Equatorial Guinea is non-negotiable’

Osas Okoro says "victory is non-negotiable" when the home-based Eagles face Equatorial Guinea in the final Group C match of the African Nations Championship.The home-based Eagles will qualify for the quarter-final of the competition if they defeat the Central African side.Okoro, a key player in the team, is hopeful that his side can seal the win."We’re not going there to [...]

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    CHAN preview: Eagles seek redemption in tricky test against unpredictable Libya

CHAN preview: Eagles seek redemption in tricky test against unpredictable Libya

By annihilating Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the Group C opener, Libya confirmed they mean business in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). Nigeria, on the other hand, surprisingly drew goalless with Rwanda on Monday night. Despite creating the better chances and dominating large periods of the game, the CHAN Eagles were wasteful and thrice hit the woodwork. Must win for CHAN Eagles  Yusuf [...]

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