Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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    Chukwueze, Ekong fly Super Eagles to AFCON semifinals

Chukwueze, Ekong fly Super Eagles to AFCON semifinals

Nigeria qualified for the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 win over South Africa at Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night.The match got underway at 8pm Nigerian time.The Super Eagles eliminated a big fish after defeating defending champions Cameroon in an entertaining five-goal thriller.Bafana Bafana were looking to knock out another African heavyweight when they [...]

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    Tanzania terminate Emmanuel Amuneke’s contract

Tanzania terminate Emmanuel Amuneke’s contract

Emmanuel Amuneke, Nigerian former footballer, has been relieved of his job as the head coach of Tanzania national team by mutual consent.The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) confirmed this in a statement on their official website on Monday.The termination of the contract of the former Super Eagles player came on the heels of the East African ouster from the group stage [...]

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    USA beat Netherlands to claim fourth FIFA women’s World Cup

USA beat Netherlands to claim fourth FIFA women’s World Cup

United States of America women national team defeated Netherlands 2-0 to win their fourth FIFA Women's World Cup trophy at the State de Lyon, France.The US team, which defeated Japan 1-0 in Canada four years ago, claimed the 2019 edition on Sunday in a back-to-back win.Megan Rapinoe scored her sixth goal of the tournament -- sending van Veenendaal the wrong way [...]

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    Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Five things to know ahead of the crucial tie

Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Five things to know ahead of the crucial tie

Nigeria versus Cameroon is one of the greatest rivalries in African football. The last competitive match between both countries in 2004 left Nigeria with an upper hand, thanks to a sublime free kick from Jay Jay Okocha.  Prior to this Cameroon has stopped Nigeria on the way to AFCON victory more than a once, enhancing a fierce rivalry between both teams.Here [...]

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    Frank Lampard appointed as Chelsea manager to succeed Sarri

Frank Lampard appointed as Chelsea manager to succeed Sarri

Frank Lampard has been appointed as Chelsea FC manager on a three-year deal.The Blues legend, who joined after just one season in charge of Derby, is expected to replace Maurizio Sarri after the Italian opted to return home to become manager of Juventus.The former attacking midfielder agreed a three-year contract worth £4million-a-year with hefty bonuses, especially for getting into the [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Cameroon will be out for revenge against Eagles, says Akpeyi

INTERVIEW: Cameroon will be out for revenge against Eagles, says Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi, Nigerian football goalkeeper, says the Super Eagles round of 16 opponent, Cameroon, will be out to take avenge the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification defeat on the team.In an interview with TheCable, the Kaizer Chief of South Africa shot stopper said it will be an uphill task for the Eagles to overcome the defending champion on Saturday at [...]

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    AFCON 2019: It’s Nigeria Vs Cameroon again!

AFCON 2019: It’s Nigeria Vs Cameroon again!

Nigeria will confront Cameroon in one of the Round of 16 matches of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals ongoing in Egypt.Nigeria who finished second will now meet second placed Ghana from Group F in Alexandria on Saturday by 5pm Nigeria time.This fixture was accomplished on Tuesday evening after a 0-0 draw with Benin Republic, and Ghana’s 2-0 defeat [...]

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    Rohr: No shame in losing to Madagascar

Rohr: No shame in losing to Madagascar

Gernot Rohr says there is no shame in losing to Madagascar, a team making her debut in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The Franco-German Eagles tactician who is married to a Malagasy admitted to journalists at the post match press conference that the Barea's deserved to win on Sunday at the Alexandria stadium.He added that he rang a [...]

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    AFCON 2019: Madagascar beat Nigeria to top group B

AFCON 2019: Madagascar beat Nigeria to top group B

Madagascar pulled off one of the great shocks of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after defeating the Super Eagles of Nigeria to finish top of group B.The newcomers, who had never scored against the Super Eagles, defeated the three-time champions 2-0 on Sunday at the Alexandria Stadium to advance to the knockout stages.The Super Eagles had the bigger share of possession and [...]

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    PREVIEW: Madagascar or Nigeria? Who tops group B?

PREVIEW: Madagascar or Nigeria? Who tops group B?

Nigeria face Madagascar on Sunday evening in a crucial game which will decide who comes out on top in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group B.With two wins, Nigeria start the game on six points. Gernot Rohr's side only need a draw to seal top spot. Madagascar have one win, and a draw, keeping them at four points. They [...]

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    PHOTOS: Eagles battle ready to conquer Rohr’s in-laws

PHOTOS: Eagles battle ready to conquer Rohr’s in-laws

The Super Eagles of Nigeria had a closed-door training ahead of their last group B match against their coach's in-laws, Madagascar, at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Coach Gernot Rohr's wife is from the Indian Ocean island.The training took place at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in Alexandria at 5:30 pm local time on Saturday.Nigeria [...]

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    AFCON 2019: Rohr makes five changes as Super Eagles face Madagascar

AFCON 2019: Rohr makes five changes as Super Eagles face Madagascar

Coach Gernot Rohr has rung five changes in the Super Eagles’ line-up as the three-time African champions look forward to a Group B encounter against Madagascar in the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.Both sides clash at the Alexandria Stadium with contrasting pictures in their heads before kick-off.Nigeria are comfortable and already have a ticket into the round 16 with [...]

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    PREVIEW: Will Rohr’s new formation break Nigeria-Guinea 8-year stalemate?

PREVIEW: Will Rohr’s new formation break Nigeria-Guinea 8-year stalemate?

Nigeria aims to book its place in the next round of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as the country faces Guinea on Wednesday night at the Alexandria stadium.Hopes back home in Nigeria of a successful Cup of Nations have been ignited after the 1-0 win over Burundi on Saturday night, but the players in the Super Eagles camp [...]

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    AFCON 2019: Kalu, who collapsed in training, ‘now fit to play Guinea’

AFCON 2019: Kalu, who collapsed in training, ‘now fit to play Guinea’

The camp of the Super Eagles of Nigeria bubbled specially on Monday evening after news came that Samuel Kalu had been declared fit after he collapsed on Friday in training.Kalu is now fit to feature for the Eagles at the ongoing 32nd Africa Cup of Nations after another test was carried out on him in Cairo.Dayo Enebi Achor, Super Eagles [...]

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    Buhari joins millions of Nigeria to watch Eagles Vs Burundi

Buhari joins millions of Nigeria to watch Eagles Vs Burundi

President Muhammadu Buhari joined millions of Nigerians within and outside the country in watching the Super Eagles open their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Burundi on Saturday.Odion Ighalo stepped off the bench to score the winner as Nigeria broke off the resilience of debutants Burundi to beat them 1-0 at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday.The three-time African champions [...]

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    ICYMI: Ceferin accuses Infantino of plot to take over African football

ICYMI: Ceferin accuses Infantino of plot to take over African football

Aleksander Ceferin, Uefa president, has accused Gianni Infantino, Fifa president, of a plot to take over African football with the appointment of Fatma Samoura as "general delegate for Africa".He also accused Infantino of reducing the Fifa's  Bureau of Council to a "rubber stamp" function.Ceferin's accusation is coming on the heels of the recent development of Fifa appointing a "General Delegate [...]

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