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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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    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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    Super Eagles end 2018 as 44th best team in the world

Super Eagles end 2018 as 44th best team in the world

The Super Eagles ended 2018 as number 44 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.The three-time African champions maintained the fourth spot in Africa.The Teranga Lions of Senegal maintain their number one spot in the continent. Tunisia and Morocco are second and third respectively.Senegal and Tunisia are ranked 23rd and 26th respectively in the world.Belgium also maintained its [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles lose final of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Super Sand Eagles lose final of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Nigeria's Supersand Eagles have been defeated by Senegal in the final of the Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations (AFCON).The Senegalese side won the game 6-1, following a more clinical performance than their first meeting with Nigeria at the start of the tournament.Despite the second period ending at a respectable 2-1, they went all fangs out in the third and final [...]

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    Flying Eagles to battle S’Africa, Niger for World Cup ticket

Flying Eagles to battle S’Africa, Niger for World Cup ticket

Nigeria's Flying Eagles have been drawn in group A to face hosts nation, Niger, South Africa and Burundi for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations.The draw was held in Niamey, Niger on Thursday.The Nigerian side will play their group matches in Niamey while group B will be in Maradi.The tournament starts on February 2 and ends on the 17th.The top [...]

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    AFCON: Super Sand Eagles one win away from World Cup spot

AFCON: Super Sand Eagles one win away from World Cup spot

Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles are on the verge of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup after a 4-2 defeat of Tanzania on Monday.Abu Azeez scored one of Nigeria’s four goals to take his African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tally to three – same as Emeka Ogbonna.Similarly, Taiwo Adams, who netted twice against Senegal on the opening day, has three goals [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles thump Libya to bounce back in Beach Soccer AFCON

Super Sand Eagles thump Libya to bounce back in Beach Soccer AFCON

The Super Sand Eagles defeated Libya 6-3 to brighten their chance of a place in the semi-final of the Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations.The two-time African champions had lost their opening game via a penalty shootout to Senegal after both teams were inseparable at 4-4.Emeka Ogbonna scored two of the goals while Abu Azeez, a top player in the Nigerian [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles lose first game of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Super Sand Eagles lose first game of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Four-time champions Senegal defeated Nigeria 2-0 on penalties following a 4-4 stalemate after regulation and extra time.The first game of the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) took place in Egypt on Saturday.Nigeria, two-time champions, took the fight to the Senegalese but the West African team refused to bow to the firepower of the Supersand Eagles.Emeka Ogbonna was among the [...]

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    Oshoala, Musa, Ighalo nominated for 2018 CAF awards

Oshoala, Musa, Ighalo nominated for 2018 CAF awards

Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi have been nominated for the 2018 Confederation of African Football CAF) African player of the year awards.Wilfred Ndidi has also been nominated in the Youth player of the year category.Also Super Falcons quartet of the current woman of the year player, Asisat Oshoala, Franscisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie and Onome [...]

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    Nigeria drops to 4th in Africa as Belgium leads FIFA rankings

Nigeria drops to 4th in Africa as Belgium leads FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria maintained its 44th position in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.In the continent, the three-time African champions dropped a spot down from 3rd to 4th spot.The Super Eagles lost 14 points from October's 1441 to 1427.While the Teranga Lions of Senegal have overtaken the continent's number one position from Tunisia.Senegal and Tunisia are [...]

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    CAF unveils category list for 2018 Awards

CAF unveils category list for 2018 Awards

The Confederation of African Football has unveiled 11 categories for the 2018 CAF Awards.In a statement on Monday, CAF revealed the categories for both individual and collective awards.Nominees will be selected based on their performance from February 2018 to November 2018."The winners for the African Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year will be decided by the [...]

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    Sand Eagles draw Senegal, Libya, Tanzania for beach soccer AFCON

Sand Eagles draw Senegal, Libya, Tanzania for beach soccer AFCON

The Sand Eagles have been drawn in Group B for the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations beach soccer tournament.Nigeria will slug it out against the defending champions, Senegal, who have been a major force in past tournaments.Libya and Tanzania are the other teams in the group.The host country has been drawn against Morocco, Cote D'Ivoire and Madagascar in Group A.The AFCON will [...]

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    Senegal will be first African country to host Youth Olympic Games

Senegal will be first African country to host Youth Olympic Games

Senegal will host the 2022 Youth Olympic Games, the first African country to be given the nod.According to the evaluation commission and the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Senegal presented a visionary, ambitious and technically sound YOG proposal.Thomas Bach, IOC president, said: "Africa is united behind Senegal to host the Youth Olympic Games 2022. With a young population [...]

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    Senegal record Africa’s first win, defeat Poland

Senegal record Africa’s first win, defeat Poland

Senegal recorded Africa's first points and win with a 2-1 win over Poland in their opening game of Russia 2018. [...]

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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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