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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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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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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THREE YEARS ON THE SADDLE, ROHR SAYS HIS TEAM IS STILL YOUNG
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THREE YEARS ON THE SADDLE, ROHR SAYS HIS TEAM IS STILL YOUNG

Just as he said after the Super Eagles under performed at the Russia 2018 World Cup, Nigeria’s manager, Gernot Rohr is still singing the same song, claiming his…

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NIGERIA AND LAST MINUTE GOALS AT AFCON
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NIGERIA AND LAST MINUTE GOALS AT AFCON

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Sunday’s last minute goal for Algeria was not the first of such to be conceded by Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations, even though,…

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VAR CONTROVERSY RAGES AT AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS
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VAR CONTROVERSY RAGES AT AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

The introduction of the VAR has brought confusion to the Africa Cup of Nations with Algeria’s coach saying he cannot understand what constitutes accidental or intentional handball after…

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INEXPERIENCE AND INDIVIDUAL MISTAKES COST YOUNG NIGERIAN SIDE – REUTERS REPORT
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INEXPERIENCE AND INDIVIDUAL MISTAKES COST YOUNG NIGERIAN SIDE – REUTERS REPORT

On the eve of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Algeria, defender Kenneth Omeruo warned his team mates not to give away free kicks on the edge…

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PINNICK, DIKKO, SANUSI PUMP UP SUPER EAGLES’ SPIRIT
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PINNICK, DIKKO, SANUSI PUMP UP SUPER EAGLES’ SPIRIT

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, alongside his 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko and General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi were on Monday at the Le Meridien Cairo…

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NIGERIAN SENATE PRESIDENT, LAWAN ENCOURAGES EAGLES TO GO ALL OUT FOR BRONZE MEDALS
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NIGERIAN SENATE PRESIDENT, LAWAN ENCOURAGES EAGLES TO GO ALL OUT FOR BRONZE MEDALS

Head of the Nigerian Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan who is the President of the Senate has…

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IS NIGERIA’S OLIVE GREEN SHIRT JINXED?
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IS NIGERIA’S OLIVE GREEN SHIRT JINXED?

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Whenever there is a recurrence of unpleasant incidents in Nigerian football, especially if it is a defeat, fans are always quick at terming such as…

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ALGERIA – NIGERIA DUEL IN REVERSED SEMBLANCE OF 1988 CLASH
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ALGERIA – NIGERIA DUEL IN REVERSED SEMBLANCE OF 1988 CLASH

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. It was a twist of fate for the Super Eagles as they agonizingly crashed out to Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nation’s semifinals on…

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