2019 AFCON: Nigeria Bags Bronze @ The Expence Of Tunisia

Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo celebrate Eagles win over Tunisia Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo kicked in the only goal as Nigeria ran away with a 1-0 win against Tunisia in the third-place match at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The 30-year-old forward, who is now the tournament’s top scorer with five goals, was gifted an easy tap-in following a Tunisian defensive mix-up at the Al Salam Stadium. Jamilu Collins’ cross from the left was poorly parried by goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifa against the legs of defender Yassine Meriah.…

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AFCON Performance: Madagascar National Team Members Knighted

Madagascar National Team, Barea Following their arrival from an impressive run at the Africa Cup of Nations, Madagascar’s national football team players have been awarded with the rank of Knight of the Malagasy National Order. The team, which made its debut at the tournament, secured wins against Burundi, Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo, historically reaching the quarter-finals. The Barea were given a hero’s welcome back home in Antananarivo, with videos showing people lining the streets to receive them. I’m very touched by the support we have received from the…

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Siasia Confirms Kidnap Of His Mother

Samson Siasia The kidnap of Former Super Eagles Coach, Sampson Siasia’s mother, Mrs. Ogere Siasia by Gunmen in the early hours of Monday has been confirmed by the exe international. In a correspondence with a reporter on Monday, the former football star confirmed that the mother had been kidnapped. This is the second time the ex-international’s mother would be kidnapped. The victim was abducted at her Odoni country home in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State at about 2 a.m. Her whereabouts is not yet known and the abductors…

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Onitsha City Marathon Secures AIMS, IAAF Approval

Marathoners The maiden Onitsha City Marathon, known as the Onitsha Business School, has secured approval to be organised in the commercial city of Anambra. The Chairman, Media and Publicity of the race, Mr. Philip Balepo, stated this in a statement made available to the News men in Onitsha on Saturday. Balepo said that the Proprietor of the business school, Prof. Olusegun Sogbesan, received the certificates of approval by agents of the Association of International Marathon and Distance Races (AIMS) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). According to him, a…

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AMCON MD Prays For Super Eagles To Emerge Victorious @ AFCON

Mr. Ahmed Law an Kuru, MD/CEO, AMCON The power of football is somehow being made manifest as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru, has despite his painstaking chase after obligors, elected to commend the Super Eagles following their impressive semifinals qualification at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Super Eagles who beat arch rivals, South Africa with 2-1 victory in Egypt, qualified for the Semi-finals of the 32nd edition of the tournament where they will now face Algeria in…

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AFCON 2019: Nigeria Superior To South-Africa, Lands Semi-Finals Spot

Super Eagles’ Samuel Chukwueze on duty Nigeria beat South Africa 2-1 in a dramatic encounter at Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night. The game started slowly before Samuel Chukwueze’s opener in the 27th minute. It was then up to Bafana Bafana to get into the game but the Super Eagles contained them very well. That was until VAR came to Bafana’s aid in the 71st minute. Goalscorer Bongani Zungu was in an offside position but he was played on-side since the ball wasn’t passed to him by a South African…

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AFCON 2019: South-Africa Shows Egypt Way Out With 1-0 Wiper

Bafana Bafana jubilate over their one-up Thembinkosi Lorch was the hero as South Africa’s Bafana Bafana sent hosts, Egypt, packing from their home Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cairo. The men from Mzansi produced an incredible performance at the International Stadium on Saturday night, defying their dodgy group performance and then some to reach the quarter-finals. Recalled forward, Lorch was making his first start of the competition and sealed a scarcely believable victory late in the second half with an ice-cool finish. But it was the epitome of a…

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Eagles Romp Into AFCON 2019 Quater-Finals Via Ighalo Brace

Super Eagles celebrate Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Saturday rompped into AFCON 2019 quarter final after 3-2 comeback over Cameroon Odion Ighalo scored twice as the Super Eagles of Nigeria came from behind to defeat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2 in an enthralling 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Round of 16 game at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday. Clarence Seedorf-led Cameroon first went ahead at halftime after Christian N’jie and Stephane Bahoken scored in three minutes to give the Indomitable Lions a 2-1 lead at halftime after Ighalo had…

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AFCON 2019: Benin Sends Off Morocco For Quarter-Finals Spot

The Squirrels of Benin Republic on Friday shockingly bundled the Atlas Lions of Morocco out of the on-goimg Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) soccer fiesta by beating them 4-1 on penalties in the first Round of 16 game in Egypt. The victory over the North African nation makes Benin the first nation to qualify for the quarter-finals of the tournament. It was Benin’s first win of the tournament Morocco and Benin dragged into extra time in the game which ended in the most dramatic circumstances. Benin’s Moise Adilehou had found…

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Stop Hiring Foreign Coaches, Sports Administrator Cautions NFF

Super Eagles foreign Coache, Gernot Rohr The time has come for Nigeria to stop hiring foreign coaches to handle the national soccer teams, Emmanuel Zira, a renowned sports administrator, has said. Zira said this in an interview with the media on Saturday following the performance of the Super Eagles and Falcons in their separate national assignments. Falcons lost 0-3 to Germany in the Round of 16 at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup. Nigeria, however, managed a 1-0 victory against debutants Burundi at the African Cup in Nations (AFCON) first…

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