Category: AFCON

2013 AFCON hero seeks to return to football after 2-year out – Fcnaija
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2013 AFCON hero seeks to return to football after 2-year out – Fcnaija

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 18/10/2019 2013 Africa Cup of Nations hero Sunday Mba seeks to return to football after a two-year absence from the beautiful game.‪The 30-year-old midfielder who scored the Super Eagles’ winning goal in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final in South Africa to hand Nigeria their third trophy in…

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2013 AFCON Hero Sunday Mba Wants A Return To Football – Latest Sports News In Nigeria – Brila
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2013 AFCON Hero Sunday Mba Wants A Return To Football – Latest Sports News In Nigeria – Brila

Nigeria’s 2013 African Cup of Nations hero Sunday Mba says he’s ready to return to the game that gave him fame after two years of absence. Mba’s career took a dramatic turn around after he was included in the 2013 African Cup of Nations squad in South Africa by former Super Eagles boss Stephen Keshi.…

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AFCON QUALIFIERS: Rohr fine-tunes list for Benin, Lesotho – The Nation Newspaper
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AFCON QUALIFIERS: Rohr fine-tunes list for Benin, Lesotho – The Nation Newspaper

By Adeyinka Adedipe Coach Gernot Rohr has said that the squads that played the friendly games against Ukraine and Brazil will be considered for the next month African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Speaking with NationSport, Rohr hinted about the likelihood of recalling some of most trusted lieutenants for the upcoming…

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2013 AFCON winner targets Europe return after Hearts break – Fcnaija
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2013 AFCON winner targets Europe return after Hearts break – Fcnaija

Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/10/2019 The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner Juwon Oshaniwa targets Europe returned after sour note on leaving Scottish side Heart of Midlothian.The 29-year-old forgotten Super Eagles left-back move to Tynecastle Park in 2015 from Israeli club Ashdod on a three-year contract where he made 24 appearances in his first year in…

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Amputee AFCON: Nigeria proud of Special Eagles, says minister – The Punch
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Amputee AFCON: Nigeria proud of Special Eagles, says minister – The Punch

Sodiq Oyeleke The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has hailed the Special Eagles for reaching the final at the just-concluded Amputee Football African Cup of Nations. The minister’s congratulatory remarks were contained in a tweet on Sunday. The Special Eagles won silver after bowing 2-0 to Angola, who hosted the competition, in their…

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AFCON U-23 2019: Nigeria to face South Africa in tough Group B match – Legit.ng
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AFCON U-23 2019: Nigeria to face South Africa in tough Group B match – Legit.ng

2 hours ago 1442 views by  Ibitoye Shittu – AFCON U-23 2019 draws has been made and Nigeria have been placed in Group B – Nigeria will tackle South Africa, Zambia and Ivory Coast for a place in 2020 Japan Olympics – Egypt who are hosting the AFCON U-23 will face Mali, Cameroon and Ghana…

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U23 AFCON qualifiers: Sudan get 1st leg win over Nigeria – Fcnaija
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U23 AFCON qualifiers: Sudan get 1st leg win over Nigeria – Fcnaija

Nigeria’s U-23 team began their 2020 Olympic qualifier on a shaky note after the team lost 1-0 to Sudan at the Al Merriekh Stadium in Omdurman on Thursday.Despite parading stars such as Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi and newly sign Genk forward Stephen Odey, the team could not break the deadlock.However, Walaa El Din netted the…

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U23 AFCON Qualifier: Olympic Eagles lose 0-1 to Sudan – Latest Sports News In Nigeria – Brila
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U23 AFCON Qualifier: Olympic Eagles lose 0-1 to Sudan – Latest Sports News In Nigeria – Brila

Cup holders Nigeria on Thursday lost by the odd goal to their Sudanese counterparts in an U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Al Merriekh Stadium in Omdurman. The home team scored on the dot of 45 minutes as the Nigeria defence faltered from a counter attack, although Stephen Odey, Blessing Muyiwa and…

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U23 AFCON: We can’t underrate Sudan, Says Coach Imama – Latest Sports News In Nigeria – Brila
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U23 AFCON: We can’t underrate Sudan, Says Coach Imama – Latest Sports News In Nigeria – Brila

Nigeria face Sudan in the first-leg of their U23 AFCON qualifying match on Thursday in Omdurman, and Head Coach Imama Amapakabo says his side will take nothing for granted. The Dream Team reached the third round following a 4-2 aggregate win over Libya, but it is no reason to underrate any opponent, Imama told brila.…

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Ghana’s 2008 AFCON Quarter-final hero dies in London – Brila
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Ghana’s 2008 AFCON Quarter-final hero dies in London – Brila

Reports in Ghana are confirming the death of former Black Stars Striker Junior Agogo on Thursday. Per ghanasoccernet.com Agogo was hospitalized in 2015 after suffering stroke which debilitated him. He died on Thursday Morning in London. Agogo was one of Ghana’s top stars at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, he scored the match-winner against…

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Afcon 2019: ‘Hypocrites’ didn’t allow me to enjoy captaining Ghana – Gyan – Goal.com
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Afcon 2019: ‘Hypocrites’ didn’t allow me to enjoy captaining Ghana – Gyan – Goal.com

The Black Stars forward sheds light on his relationship with the Swansea City attacker on the back of the recent captaincy controversy Veteran Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has stated he struck a good relationship with team-mate Andre Ayew during the recent Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. This is despite controversially losing his captaincy…

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2013 AFCON winning star reveals how he convinced Turkey club to sign John Mikel Obi – Soccernet.ng
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2013 AFCON winning star reveals how he convinced Turkey club to sign John Mikel Obi – Soccernet.ng

Nigeria midfield enforcer Ogenyi Onazi has revealed how he was able to convince top officials of Trabzonspur to bring the retired Nigeria captain to Turkey. In an interview with Sunday Punch, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winning star, who also play club football with the Turkish side, disclosed how he was approached by the…

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AFCON 2019: Baxter quits as South Africa coach after flop – The Punch
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AFCON 2019: Baxter quits as South Africa coach after flop – The Punch

England-born Stuart Baxter quit Friday as South Africa coach after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Egypt during June and July. “I feel that I cannot continue to work with the required professionalism and passion as I have done,” the 65-year-old told a press conference at a Johannesburg sports club. Baxter was widely…

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AFCON: Otedola fulfils ‘$25000 per goal’ pledge to Super Eagles – Premium Times
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AFCON: Otedola fulfils ‘$25000 per goal’ pledge to Super Eagles – Premium Times

Business mogul Femi Otedola on Tuesday fulfilled his pledge of $25,000 to the senior national team, the Super Eagles. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Otedola, on the eve of the Super Eagles’ semifinal clash against Algeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, pledged the sum for each goal…

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AFCON 2019: Otedola fulfils $25,000 pledge to Super Eagles – The Punch
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AFCON 2019: Otedola fulfils $25,000 pledge to Super Eagles – The Punch

L-R: Super Eagles Equipment Manager Chidi Ngoka; Team Administrator Enebi Achor; Mr. Femi Otedola; and Super Eagles Defender, Kenneth Omeruo at the $25,000 cheque presentation. NFF Twitter image Business mogul, Femi Otedola, has fulfilled his pledge of $25,000 to the Super Eagles for their lone goal win against Algeria in AFCON 2019 semi-final. The lone goal…

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