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Nigeria, Morocco, 2 more countries qualify for African Nations Cup finals

Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, Nov 17 - Morocco and Nigeria added their names to the list of African Nations Cup qualifiers after Saturday’s preliminaries, with Mali and Uganda also booking their place at next year’s finals. Nigeria made sure of the point they needed by drawing...

AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: South Africa fails to beat Seychelles

South Africa squandered their biggest chance of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals by playing to a goalless draw with Seychelles on Tuesday. Stuart Baxter made one from the team that hammered Seychelles 6-0 in the first leg, with Dino Ndlovu taking...

AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles top table after five-goal thriller in Tunisia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved to the top of Group E table of the qualifying series for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon after a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Libya in Tunisia. China-based striker Odion Ighalo put the Super...

AFCON2019: CAF disqualifies 11 Tanzanian over aged players

Former Nigeria winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, was on Monday named Tanzania national team coach on a two-year deal. The 1994 African Cup of Nations winner was unveiled at a press conference by Tanzania Football Federation and will be in charge of the Taifa Stars alongside...

Nigeria Whip Mauritania 5-0, Qualify For 2019 U-20 AFCON

The Flying Eagles on Saturday affirmed their superiority over their Mauritanian counterparts by defeating them 5-0 to qualify 6-1 aggregate for the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The match played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos Nigeria were emphatic in qualifying as they...

Soccer-Egypt’s Salah named African Footballer of the Year

ACCRA, Jan 4  - Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was named African Footballer of the Year for 2017 on Thursday, finishing ahead of his Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Salah, 25, polled 625 points from a voting panel made...

Adekuoroye makes 2017 World’s Wrestling history makers

Nigeria’s golden lady of sports in 2017, wrestler Odunayo Adekuoroye has been named in the three-man list of United World Wrestling’s History Makers for 2017. Tunisia’s Marwa Amri and Chile’s Yasmani Acosta completed the list of the History Makers released by the world wrestling ruling...

Aiteo inspires confidence in Nigerian football, promotes African Unity

by Amos Dafenone Everybody likes to associate with a winning football team. That is where the bragging rights are not checked. The victory of the Super Eagles has electrified Nigeria. Those who have been asking if winning the 2018 World Cup ticket is enough to...

Nigeria’s Adetunji wins ITF U-18 Circuit title

Nigeria’s Adetayo Adetunji has been crowned champion of the girls’ singles at ITF U18 Junior Circuit which ended in Benin Republic on Saturday following a 6-4, 6-1 win over Linda Elounde of Cameroun. The 17-year-old Adetunji, who is based in South Africa, was too...

Mikel Makes listed among 5 African stars

Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi has been named among the five stars from an engrossing weekend of African qualifiers. According to a report on KweséESPN Mikel tops list of the five continent’s stars that impressed during the qualifiers across the continent. Read full report below...
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