Category: AFCON

AFCON 2019: Nigeria beats Tunisia to third-place in ‘Battle of The Eagles’ – Africanews English
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AFCON 2019: Nigeria beats Tunisia to third-place in ‘Battle of The Eagles’ – Africanews English

After twelve days of group stage action and two days of rest, the journey to African Cup of Nations, AFCON, glory resumes today in the land of the pyramids, Egypt. The group stages coughed up lots of incidents from the goals, the misses, the blunders and the tactics. Not to forget the fans in the…

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AFCON news: Cameroon sack Seedorf after Africa Cup of Nations disappointment – Goal
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AFCON news: Cameroon sack Seedorf after Africa Cup of Nations disappointment – Goal

The defending champions were knocked out by Nigeria in the last 16, which prompted the federation to make a change Cameroon have parted ways with manager Clarence Seedorf, the nation’s football federation have announced. The former AC Milan coach leaves the Indomitable Lions following their disappointing showing at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt…

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Afcon 2019: How Nigeria is anticipating their third-place match against Tunisia – Goal.com
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Afcon 2019: How Nigeria is anticipating their third-place match against Tunisia – Goal.com

The Super Eagles will clash against Carthage Eagles in the battle for bronze in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Wednesday night Nigeria are the best nation at picking up third-place medals in Afcon history. On one hand this record makes them confident against Tunisia, but on the other hand, they won’t view victory…

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Afcon 2019: Tunisia’s Mouez Hassen and Youssef Msakni ruled out of Nigeria clash – Goal.com
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Afcon 2019: Tunisia’s Mouez Hassen and Youssef Msakni ruled out of Nigeria clash – Goal.com

The Nice goalkeeper and the Eupen forward will not play a part when the Carthage Eagles take on the Super Eagles at the Al-Salam Stadium Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen and captain Youssef Msakni have been ruled out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations third/fourth-place playoff against Nigeria on Wednesday. Hassen suffered a head injury…

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AFCON 2019 aftermath: Namibia, Guinea fire coaches – Africanews English
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AFCON 2019 aftermath: Namibia, Guinea fire coaches – Africanews English

July 16: Cameroon coach fired Cameroon became the latest country to sack their coaching staff, following dismal results at the Africa Cup of Nations. Dutch coach Clarence Seedorf and his assistant, former Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert, were axed after the defending champions were dumped out in the last 16 after losing 3-2 to Nigeria earlier…

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Afcon 2019: Francis Uzoho’s selection against Tunisia not due to critics – Daniel Akpeyi – Goal.com
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Afcon 2019: Francis Uzoho’s selection against Tunisia not due to critics – Daniel Akpeyi – Goal.com

The Eagles first-choice netminder has said that the decision to rest him for the Carthage Eagles was to give another goalkeeper a chance Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi believes the decision to use reserve goalkeeper Francis Uzoho in Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations third/fourth place playoff against Tunisia has nothing to do with his performance against…

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AFCON: Pinnick Speaks On NFF Sacking Gernot Rohr – Naija News
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AFCON: Pinnick Speaks On NFF Sacking Gernot Rohr – Naija News

President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has dismissed reports that the football body was planning the sack of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.Naija News reports that the NFF President who described the report as false maintained that the football body has no plan to carry out such plan against Rohr. The report m for…

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AFCON 2019: Nigeria, Tunisia set to battle for bronze – Premium Times
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AFCON 2019: Nigeria, Tunisia set to battle for bronze – Premium Times

The third-place match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) pitches Nigeria’s Super Eagles against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia. Having suffered heartbreaks in their semi-final matches against Algeria and Senegal respectively, Nigeria and Tunisia are keen to bow out on a high by winning Wednesday’s bronze medal contest. The records Going by the…

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Five AFCON stars who could thrive in the Premier Leage – The Football Faithful
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Five AFCON stars who could thrive in the Premier Leage – The Football Faithful

The 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations will come to end on Friday with two of the tournaments entertainers battling it out to be the champions. With Senegal and Algeria set to duel it out at the curtain closer in Cairo, here is a quick look at some of the tournament’s most talented…

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AFCON 2019: Coach sacked after elimination from tournament – Daily Post Nigeria
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AFCON 2019: Coach sacked after elimination from tournament – Daily Post Nigeria

Paul Put has been sacked as head coach of Guinea, the country’s Football Federation has confirmed. The decision was reached on Monday, after a meeting with the Ministry of Sports and the country’s football governing body. Put took charge in March 2018 and helped the Syli Nationale qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations,…

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AFCON 2019: Why Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Algeria was ‘not a shame’ – Rohr – Daily Post Nigeria
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AFCON 2019: Why Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Algeria was ‘not a shame’ – Rohr – Daily Post Nigeria

Head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has insisted that his side’s 2-1 defeat to Algeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, semi-final on Sunday, was not a shame. The German tactician explained that the statistics after the encounter were even better for the Super Eagles than the Desert Foxes. He noted…

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Afcon 2019: Tunisia must find the motivation to beat Nigeria – Drager – Goal.com
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Afcon 2019: Tunisia must find the motivation to beat Nigeria – Drager – Goal.com

The Carthage Eagles’ defender is hoping for a happy ending in Wednesday’s bronze medal contest with the Super Eagles Tunisia defender Mohamed Drager has stated he and his teammates are determined to give their very best in Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) third-place match against Nigeria. This is the first time in 15 years Tunisia will come…

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AFCON 2019: Why Guinea sacked head coach Paul Put and staff – P.M. News
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AFCON 2019: Why Guinea sacked head coach Paul Put and staff – P.M. News

Syli Nationale team of Guinea By Taiwo Okanlawon The head coach of Guinea, Paul Put, has been sacked alongside his entire staff by the country’s Football Federation after their disappointing performance at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. The were eliminated from the competition after a 3-0 loss to Algeria in the Round…

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AFCON 2019: Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo leads Golden Boot race ahead of Sadio Mane – Legit.ng
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AFCON 2019: Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo leads Golden Boot race ahead of Sadio Mane – Legit.ng

11 hours ago 6394 views by  Rahaman Abiola The 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations is hitting the homestretch with just two matches left to conclude the tournament.Senegal and Algeria have already booked a place in the finals slated for Friday, July 19, at the Cairo International Stadium, with Nigeria set to go…

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Afcon 2019: Alain Giresse wishes ‘great friend’ Aliou Cisse well in final – Goal.com
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Afcon 2019: Alain Giresse wishes ‘great friend’ Aliou Cisse well in final – Goal.com

Tunisia’s coach congratulated the Senegal side on their semi-final win even though it came at the expense of his own team Tunisia boss Alain Giresse has wished Aliou Cisse well after the Senegal head coach guided his nation to their second Africa Cup of Nations final. The Eagles of Carthage were defeated 1-0 by the…

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