ROADS TO AFCON 2021 AND WORLD CUP 2022 EMERGE TODAY
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ROADS TO AFCON 2021 AND WORLD CUP 2022 EMERGE TODAY

The path that teams will take to get to the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and the World Cup in Qatar 2022 will be drawn on Thursday.…

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BRONZE-WINNING SUPER EAGLES BEGIN RETURN JOURNEY
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BRONZE-WINNING SUPER EAGLES BEGIN RETURN JOURNEY

The Super Eagles will return to the country in the early hours of Friday following the team’s programme of departure, which is on Thursday afternoon. Sources informed www.sportsvillagesquare.com…

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LUCKY HITCH-HIKING ADVENTURER OFFERED FLIGHT TICKET BACK HOME BY CAF PRESIDENT
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LUCKY HITCH-HIKING ADVENTURER OFFERED FLIGHT TICKET BACK HOME BY CAF PRESIDENT

While it took him 50 days to travel from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo on road for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019, it will…

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IGHALO MAY BE THE GOLDEN BOOT WINNER
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IGHALO MAY BE THE GOLDEN BOOT WINNER

By scoring in the third minute of the third-place match of Nigeria and Tunisia, Odion Ighalo brought his goal haul to five. That may be enough for him…

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FOR THE FIRST TIME, SUPER EAGLES USED ALL 23 PLAYERS AT AFCON
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FOR THE FIRST TIME, SUPER EAGLES USED ALL 23 PLAYERS AT AFCON

BY KUNLE SOLAJA When Victor Osimhen was introduced at the beginning of the second half in place of injured Odion Ighalo, it means all the 23 players that…

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SUPER EAGLES WIN 8TH THIRD PLACE TITLE IN AFCON
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SUPER EAGLES WIN 8TH THIRD PLACE TITLE IN AFCON

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will not return home empty-handed as the team beat Tunisia 1-0 to win the third place position at the Africa Cup of Nations’…

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WHAT SHOULD NIGERIA DO WITH COACH GENORT ROHR?
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WHAT SHOULD NIGERIA DO WITH COACH GENORT ROHR?

The Super Eagles are no longer title contenders at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after their loss to Algeria on Sunday. Most of the coaches that failed…

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ALGERIA –SENEGAL SET UP A FIFTH “ALL-AFRICAN COACHES” AFCON FINAL
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ALGERIA –SENEGAL SET UP A FIFTH “ALL-AFRICAN COACHES” AFCON FINAL

When Algeria locks horns with Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium this Friday to determine the new king of African football, there would be a historic milestone on…

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SENEGAL TO MISS STALWART KOULIBALY IN AFCON FINAL MATCH
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SENEGAL TO MISS STALWART KOULIBALY IN AFCON FINAL MATCH

Senegal moved a step closer to a maiden Africa Cup of Nations title with their semi-final victory on Sunday but will be without key defender Kalidou Koulibaly against…

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CAMEROON FIRES COACH SEEDORF
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CAMEROON FIRES COACH SEEDORF

The Cameroon Football Federation sacked coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant Patrick Kluivert on Tuesday, the pair paying the price for the defending champions’ last 16 exit at the…

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COACH HASSAN SHEHATA TIPPED FOR EGYPT RETURN
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COACH HASSAN SHEHATA TIPPED FOR EGYPT RETURN

Hassan Shehata could become the man entrusted with rebuilding an ailing Egypt side, with local media reporting that he is a frontrunner to succeed Mexican coach Javier Aguirre.…

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COACHING CASUALTIES CONTINUE IN AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS FALLOUT
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COACHING CASUALTIES CONTINUE IN AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS FALLOUT

Two more coaches have lost their jobs and another is expected to depart in coming days as the fallout from the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt continues…

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CAF HOLDS DIVISIVE CONGRESS AMID CORRUPTION SCANDAL
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CAF HOLDS DIVISIVE CONGRESS AMID CORRUPTION SCANDAL

A corruption scandal and a decision to cede control of the body to FIFA are likely to provoke lively debate when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) holds…

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SUPER EAGLES GO FOR RECORD-EXTENDING 8TH TIME WIN OF AFCON LOSERS’ FINAL
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SUPER EAGLES GO FOR RECORD-EXTENDING 8TH TIME WIN OF AFCON LOSERS’ FINAL

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. If there is a special award for the team with most third-place in the Africa Cup of Nations, the honour would have gone to the…

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MIKEL OBI MAY STEP ASIDE FROM SUPER EAGLES AFTER TUNISIAN MATCH
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MIKEL OBI MAY STEP ASIDE FROM SUPER EAGLES AFTER TUNISIAN MATCH

BY KUNLE SOLAJA If fielded, Mikel Obi will be making his 90th appearance for the Super Eagles. If his pre-tournament comment is anything to go by, the match…

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AFCON GAME OF NUMBERS… WHICH NUMBER BRINGS ILL LUCK?
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AFCON GAME OF NUMBERS… WHICH NUMBER BRINGS ILL LUCK?

There were some coincidences in Sunday’s semi-final matches. The goalkeepers of successful teams wore the same number while that of the eliminated sides also had common shirt numbers.…

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AFCON 2019: STAR LAGER KEEPS PROMISE TO FANS DESPITE ALGERIA’S VICTORY OVER SUPER EAGLES
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AFCON 2019: STAR LAGER KEEPS PROMISE TO FANS DESPITE ALGERIA’S VICTORY OVER SUPER EAGLES

The Star Fan Parks situated in different locations all over the country witnessed an unprecedented number of fans on Sunday as many trooped in for the Africa Cup…

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OWN-GOAL HAUNTED TUNISIA’S CARTHAGE EAGLES AND SUPER EAGLES FIGHT FOR BRONZE 41 YEARS AFTER SIMILAR BATTLE
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OWN-GOAL HAUNTED TUNISIA’S CARTHAGE EAGLES AND SUPER EAGLES FIGHT FOR BRONZE 41 YEARS AFTER SIMILAR BATTLE

BY KUNLE SOLAJA There is a common denominator for Nigeria and Tunisia as both on Wednesday re-enact their struggle for third place in the Africa Cup of Nations…

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EGYPTIAN REFEREE, GRISHA TO OFFICIATE TUNISIA-NIGERIA AFCON LOSERS’ FINAL
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EGYPTIAN REFEREE, GRISHA TO OFFICIATE TUNISIA-NIGERIA AFCON LOSERS’ FINAL

Egyptian referee, Gehad Grisha who had earlier officiated the Nigeria – Zambia match at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and also that of Nigeria – Cameroon World…

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POST AFCON IMPLOSION LOOMS IN CAF AS AHMAD MAY BE KICKED OUT
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POST AFCON IMPLOSION LOOMS IN CAF AS AHMAD MAY BE KICKED OUT

The clock is ticking down to a possible end of an era. Ahead of Thursday’s General Assembly of CAF, indications have emerged of possible implosion in the continental…

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AHMAD, ALLEGEDLY DEFRAUDS CAF ON FALSE TRIPS
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AHMAD, ALLEGEDLY DEFRAUDS CAF ON FALSE TRIPS

Palpable tension pervades the African football governing body, CAF following revelations by the BBC that more allegations are against the president, Ahmad of Madagascar. An investigation by the…

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