AFCON 2021: Nigeria eliminated after 1-0 defeat to Tunisia

……Eguavoen steps down as Super Eagles coach Tunisia, on Sunday, eliminated Nigeria from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, (AFCON). The match ended in a 0-0 draw at half-time after both Nigeria and Tunisia failed to score. However, a second-half goal from Yossef Msakni ensured Tunisia qualified for the AFCON last-8. In the 64 minutes, Alex Iwobi was shown a red card during the encounter in Cameroon, after the referee upgraded his yellow card to a red one following a VAR review for a bad attack and the Super…

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2022 World Cup playoffs: Nigeria to play Ghana

…As AFCON 2023 qualifiers draw confirmed Nigeria’s Super Eagles will have to get the better of the Black Stars of Ghana if they hope to qualify for a fourth straight FIFA World Cup after both sides were paired up in the play-off draw for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. This was confirmed yesterday, after the draw was conducted in Douala, Cameroon. The games will take place between March 24 and 29, with the first leg taking place in Ghana while the return leg will come up in Nigeria. They will…

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AFCON 2021: ‘Eguavoen can keep Super Eagles job if he wants’ – NFF

…As Otedola promises Super Eagles $250,000 if they win tournament The Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), has said Augustine Eguavoen can keep the national team job permanently if he wants. The 56-year-old stepped in on an interim basis after Gernot Rohr was sacked in December. Eguavoen has so far impressed at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, with the Super Eagles winning all their Group D fixtures. However, he was supposed to hand over to Jose Peseiro after the tournament. But ESPN reports that the NFF is having second thoughts about…

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Cameroonian fans support for Super Eagles’ progression massive – Coordinator

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Super Eagles Coordinator Patrick Pascal has described the support from Garoua fans in Cameroon as crucial to the team’s progress at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. Pascal disclosed this on Tuesday in Garoua ahead of the team’s last group ‘D’ match against Guinea Bissau on Wednesday. “Garoua and Nigeria you know, we share the same border and I tell you the reception (Garoua) was warmly, very good and then we are very happy staying here. “You know the most important thing about being happy is for…

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AFCON 2021: Mukansanga makes history, leads all-female referees

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Rwandan–born referee, Salima Rhadia Mukansanga, will make history when she becomes the first woman to referee a match at the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Tuesday. A statement on the CAF official website said Mukansanga, 35, will take charge of the group stage match between Zimbabwe and Guinea on Tuesday at 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT) at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. She is part of the quartet selected as match officials at the match; making it the first time ever that an all-women team officiates…

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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles thrash Sudan, qualify for knockout stage

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have thrashed the Falcons of Sudan 3-1 to qualify into the round of 16 of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations, (AFCON), at the Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua, in Cameroon. Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi, and Moses Simon, were all on the score-sheet to ensure Nigeria bag a maximum of 6 points from their two games. Chukwueze put the Eagles ahead on three minutes, as he latched on to a precise pass deep inside the box from Moses Simon, and he beat the goalkeeper with a…

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AFCON 2021: ‘Super Eagles ready to face Egypt’ – Musa

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, says the team is prepared to take on record-holders, Egypt, in their first game of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, (AFCON), slated for tomorrow. The former Leicester City man spoke after a training session of the three-time African champions on Saturday, in Cameroon. “Today’s training session was good and our conditioning is getting better and we are ready to play the first game”, Musa said, about the Group D opener. “Ebuehi is in camp and we are expecting Collins and hopefully he arrives before…

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CAF announces date for FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, AFCON 2023 draws

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the weekend, announced the dates for both the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 qualifiers and the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, Cote d’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers draws. CAF, which disclosed this in a statement via their website on Saturday, disclosed that the AFCON, Cote d’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers draw will be conducted on January 21, 2022, in Douala, Cameroon. The preliminary round will be played by a knock-out system – home and away fixtures. It will include the lower-ranked teams in…

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NFF appoints new Super Eagles Head Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), has endorsed a proposal by its Technical and Development sub-committee for the appointment of Portuguese manager, Jose Peseiro, as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles. His appointment follows the sacking of Gernot Rohr earlier this month. The Executive Committee of the NFF has, however, resolved that the interim head coach Augustine Eguavoen will be in charge of the 3-time African champions for the African Cup of Nations, (AFCON), in Cameroon, while coach Peseiro will serve as an observer. The NFF says the tournament…

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Just In! NFF appoints new Super Eagles Head Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), has endorsed a proposal by its Technical and Development sub-committee for the appointment of Portuguese manager, Jose Peseiro, as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles. His appointment follows the sacking of Gernot Rohr earlier this month. The Executive Committee of the NFF has, however, resolved that the interim head coach Augustine Eguavoen will be in charge of the 3-time African champions for the African Cup of Nations, (AFCON), in Cameroon, while coach Peseiro will serve as an observer. The NFF says the tournament…

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