Thursday, July 11, 2019

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    Afcon: We won’t disappoint you, Eagles assure Nigerians in Cairo

Afcon: We won’t disappoint you, Eagles assure Nigerians in Cairo

Super Eagles of Nigeria have sent a promissory message to their fans that the team will not disappoint at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The three-time African champions lost 1-0 to the Terenga Lions of Senegal in their final preparation ahead of the 32nd Afcon starting on Friday.The Gernot Rohr's side will leave Ismailia on Monday afternoon for [...]

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    2019 Afcon: Will Liverpool’s Naby Keita help break Eagles hold over Guinea in Egypt?

2019 Afcon: Will Liverpool’s Naby Keita help break Eagles hold over Guinea in Egypt?

Guinea won three and drew three qualifying matches to reach the final stage of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), so they could be forgiven for going into the tournament with confidence.Group H of the 2019 Afcon qualification tournament was one of the 12 groups to decide the teams which qualified for the competition.The group consisted of four teams: [...]

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    Egypt 2019: Super Eagles lose to Senegal in pre-Afcon friendly

Egypt 2019: Super Eagles lose to Senegal in pre-Afcon friendly

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost 1-0 to Senegal in a Pre-Afcon friendly at the Ismailia Stadium on Sunday evening.The game served as a test for the two teams who are all preparing for the competition in Egypt.Coach Gernot Rohr also used the match to assess his 23-man squad for the Cup of Nations.In a game which had Samuel Chukwueze, [...]

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    Afcon: After 18 failed attempts, can first-timer Madagascar shock Eagles in Egypt?

Afcon: After 18 failed attempts, can first-timer Madagascar shock Eagles in Egypt?

History will be made this summer when Madagascar travel to Egypt for their first-ever appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals.After being drawn in a group alongside Senegal, Sudan and Equatorial Guinea, not many people put much thought into the possibility of Madagascar making it to Afcon.However, several months later they have done something that no other Madagascan [...]

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    Poland 2019: Ukraine crowned Fifa U-20 World Cup champions

Poland 2019: Ukraine crowned Fifa U-20 World Cup champions

Ukraine fought back from a goal down to defeat South Korea 3-1 in the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup final at the Lodz Stadium, Lodz on Saturday evening.Few expected Ukraine and Korea to be battling it out in the final match of the tournament.After all, the Ukrainians had never advanced beyond the last 16 before, while Korea's best finish was [...]

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    2019 Afcon: Time for Super Eagles to fly again

2019 Afcon: Time for Super Eagles to fly again

After landing an "easy" pool for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), Nigeria's passage to the tournament's second round is almost certain.Alongside the Super Eagles in group B are Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar -- who rank at least 25 places behind Nigeria on the latest Fifa rankings.Head coach, Gernot Rohr, knows his players have to be at their optimum [...]

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    Biffo resigns as Katsina United head coach — five months before contract expires

Biffo resigns as Katsina United head coach — five months before contract expires

Abdullahi Usman Biffo, head coach of the Nigeria Professional Football League side, Katsina United, has resigned from his managerial position with "immediate effect".Biffo, whose future with the club side has drawn some speculations during the just concluded 2018/19 NPFL season, stated that the "time was right" for him to step down.The Kwara-born tactician's contract was due to expire in November [...]

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    Fifa Rankings: Nigeria goes into Afcon as 3rd in Africa — 45th on the globe

Fifa Rankings: Nigeria goes into Afcon as 3rd in Africa — 45th on the globe

Seven days to Africa Cup of Nations kick-off, Nigeria dropped three spots down from 42nd to 45th in FIFA's latest ranking.According to the rankings released on Friday by the world footballing body, the Super Eagles maintain its 3rd position on the continent.The Super Eagles dropped from its April points of 1435 to 1432.The Eagles on Saturday took on Zimbabwe in [...]

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    Egypt 2019 may be my last Afcon, says Mikel

Egypt 2019 may be my last Afcon, says Mikel

John Obi Mikel has revealed that 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt may be his last for the Super Eagles.The 14 –year veteran with the Eagles who had been out of the team since the end of the 2018 Fifa World Cup finals in Russia said he does not want to overstay his welcome.Mikel won the Man-of-the-Match award in [...]

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    ‘We’re all proud of your victory’ — Buhari hails Falcons

‘We’re all proud of your victory’ — Buhari hails Falcons

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons after the team defeated South Korea at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup on Wednesday.The Falcons put up a much improved performance in Grenoble after suffering a crushing 3-0 loss to Norway in their group A opener on Saturday in Reims.Buhari took to his personal Twitter account to inform the ladies that he [...]

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    Falcons claim first victory at 2019 Women’s World Cup

Falcons claim first victory at 2019 Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons of Nigeria finally got their first taste of victory at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over South Korea.The Nigerian ladies, who were beaten in their opening game by Norway, took a first half lead after the opponents scored an own-goal, thanks to Korea’s Kim Doyeon.https://twitter.com/FIFAWWC/status/1138821114803695617Asisat Oshoala then sealed the victory after the break following a [...]

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    Rohr drops Iheanacho, Ajayi from Afcon squad

Rohr drops Iheanacho, Ajayi from Afcon squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has dropped Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City forward, and Rotterdam's Semi Ajayi from the 23-man final squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.Ihenacho, who had a tough season with less of play time during the English Premier League season, was dropped due to "lack of fitness".In the last season, he came [...]

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    Oduduru breaks multiple records to become second fastest African athlete ever

Oduduru breaks multiple records to become second fastest African athlete ever

The Nigerian athlete Divine Oduduru has won his first NCAA 100m title clocking 9.86 seconds to become second African runner to achieve this feat.Oduduru's 9.86 second was the second-fastest time in NCAA history.He is now the second Nigerian after Olopade Adeniken in 1992 and third African after Namibia’s Frankie Frederick in 1991 to successfully complete a sprint double at the [...]

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    Hazard completes record £150m move to Real Madrid

Hazard completes record £150m move to Real Madrid

Eden Hazard is the "most expensive 28-year old signing" in the history of football, after he completed a £150million move to Real Madrid.Hazard signed a five-year contract at the Bernabeu, subject to medical test. While his transfer fee is estimated at €100 million, BBC reports that the fee could rise to a club record of over £150million.He will be officially [...]

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    CAF asks Esperance to return Champions League trophy — and orders replay

CAF asks Esperance to return Champions League trophy — and orders replay

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has ruled and announced the Champions League final between Wydad Casablanca and Esperance will be replayed.Esperance have also been told to return the trophy and medals awarded last Saturday.CAF has also confirmed that the final replay will take place after the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.The AFCON ends on July 19 in Cairo.Below are [...]

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    Nigeria Vs Zimbabwe: Warriors to storm Lagos for Eagles clash

Nigeria Vs Zimbabwe: Warriors to storm Lagos for Eagles clash

A 26–man delegation of Warriors of Zimbabwe will land in Nigeria on Thursday night aboard a South African Airways flight, ahead of Saturday’s pre-Afcon send forth international friendly with the Super Eagles.According to the NFF, the Zimbabwe delegation will spend Thursday night in Lagos, and fly to Asaba on Friday morning.On Friday evening, the Warriors will hold their official training [...]

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