AFCON

Kenya, Zimbabwe to make 2023 AFCON draw despite FIFA ban

Confederation of African Football (CAF) says it will include Kenya and Zimbabwe in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw. The addition of the two national teams to the draw that will take place on Tuesday in Johannesburg is coming amid FIFA ban imposed on them over government interference. A CAF official who announced […]

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Sadio Mane has stadium in Senegal named after him after first-ever AFCON title

Sadio Mane has been rewarded for helping Senegal lift its first-ever Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON title in Cameroon The 29-year-old striker, who converted the title-winning penalty as the Teranga Lions overcame Egypt in the final and also scored three goals and set up two more goals. The mayor of his birthplace Sedhiou has now […]

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Senegal President Rewards Players And Coaches With Lands, $87,000 And Titles After Winning AFCON 2021

Aliou Cisse’s men defeated Egypt on penalties on Sunday, February 6, to lift the African showpiece title for the first time ever. Get latest news from Globaltimesng

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Suffering Defeat At The AFCON 2021 Final Is Affecting Salah – Klopp Reveals

The Pharaohs’ captain lost to Reds team-mate Sadio Mane’s Senegal on penalties in Sunday’s final. Get latest news from Globaltimesng

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No Nigerian Player Included As CAF Releases AFCON 2021 Best XI [See Full List]

Senegal star, Sadio Mane and Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon were announced as top strikers in the 4-4-2 match formation. Get latest news from Globaltimesng

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Nigeria vs Ghana: Why you can take another job – Pinnick tells Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro

Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro has been told that he can take another job as Nigeria prepare for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ghana in March. President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, who named Peseiro as Super Eagles’ substantive head coach last December after sacking Gernot Rohr, made this known. Peseiro was […]

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Oliseh, Eguavoen react to Senegal’s victory at AFCON 2021

Former Nigeria internationals Augustine Eguavoen and Sunday Oliseh have congratulated Senegal on the country’s success at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The Terangha Lions claimed their first AFCON title after a pulsating 4-2 penalty shoot out win against the Pharaohs of Egypt. The two teams battled to a 0-0 draw after 120 […]

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#AFCON2021FINAL: Mohamed Salah couldn’t hold back his tears after Egypt lost to Senegal on penalties (video)

Egyptian striker, Mohamed Salah suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the AFCON final after his country lost to Senegal on penalties on Sunday February 6. The final at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon, was billed as a battle between Liverpool teammates, Mané of Senegal and Mohamed Salah of Egypt. The final had ended 0-0 after […]

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BREAKING: Senegal wins AFCON 2021

Senegal on Sunday evening won the Cup of Nations for the first time in Cameroon. The Teranga Lions defeated the Pharaoh of Egypt 4-2 on penalties after extra time. Sadio Mane converted the decisive penalty kick that won the West African nation their first taste of victory in Africa football. His club teammate, Mo Salah […]

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AFCON 2021 final: Why Egypt wants match against Senegal moved

Egypt has told the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to move the date of the Africa Cup of Nations final to a different date. The North Africans want the game played on Monday, arguing that they have played more minutes than any other team in the tournament. Egypt defeated Cameroon 3-1 in a penalty shootout […]

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AFCON 2021 final: Liverpool coach issues warning to Salah, Mane

Jurgen Klopp, the head coach of Liverpool, has told Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane that one of them will experience sadness at full-time when Egypt faces Senegal in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final on Sunday in Cameroon. This was said by Klopp at his pre-match news conference prior to Liverpool’s FA Cup […]

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AFCON 2021: Why Egypt knocked us out – Cameroon coach, Conceição

Cameroon coach, António Conceição has explained why his team lost to the Pharaohs’ of Egypt in the second semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday. WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Egypt defeated the host 3-1 in a penalty shoot out sending the Indomitable Lions into the third-place clash with Burkina Faso on Saturday. […]

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Salah, Mane to clash in AFCON 2021 final as Egypt beat Cameroon on penalties

Mohamed Salah will take on Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane in the Africa Cup of Nations final after Egypt booked their spot with a 3-1 penalty shootout victory over hosts Cameroon. Cameroon had dominated the first half – Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui hitting the post in the pick of the chances – but let the game run away […]

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Justify The FIFA Badge, Tade Tells Nigeria’s International Referees

FIFA referees and Assistants referees including those of Futsal and Beach Soccer in Nigeria have been requested to show cause why they would be honoured with the international badges with their performances on the field of play. President of the Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, Otunba Tade Azeez made this admonition during the 2022 Fifa Badging […]

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CAF moves third-place final to Saturday

The Confederation of Africa Football has moved the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 third and fourth place originally scheduled for Sunday 06 February 2022 to Saturday, 05 February 2022. According to a statement made available to journalists, the match would be played at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, Yaounde by 8pm. “The CAF TotalEnergies Africa […]

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AFCON 2021: CAF lifts suspension on Olembe Stadium

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has lifted the suspension on Olembe Stadium, Yaounde after it received a report compiled by CAF Safety and Security Department with COCAN in regard to the tragedy that occurred at the stadium last Monday. CAF president, Dr Patrice Motsepe,suspended the stadium temporarily following a stampede which left eight persons […]

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Ighalo leaves Al Shabab after AFCON 2021 snub

Odion Ighalo Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has confirmed his move to Al Hilal from Al Shabab. Ighalo, writing on his verified Twitter page, said: “Thank You @AlShababSaudiFC it was a Pleasure.” The former Watford and Manchester United man has agreed on a deal with Al Hilal until June 2023. The 32-year-old is joining the […]

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Top 8: AFCON 2021 quarter-final power rankings revealed

The quarter-final stage of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, will begin on Saturday evening. WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the AFCON round of 16 was concluded a few days ago. Cameroon, Senegal, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Gambia, Egypt, and Equatorial Guinea have all qualified for the AFCON quarter-final. Cape Verde, Nigeria, Malawi, Comoros, Guinea, […]

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Silly, Idiotic, Thoughtless – Femi Adesina Blasts Those Who Blamed Buhari’s Call For Super Eagles AFCON Exit

Femi Adesina Nigerians who blamed President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss suffered by the Super Eagles against Tunisia have been lambasted. The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said those spreading such stories are silly and idiotic. Recall that the Super Eagles suffered a shock loss in the hands […]

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Dede Ayew forced to speak Ga as he fends off area boys who nearly broke into his car for money [Video]

– Advertisement – Black Stars skipper, Andre Dede Ayew had to resort to speaking of Ga (a local Ghanaian dialect) in order to fend off area boys who nearly broke into his car asking for money. Per the content of the video that was shared on social media, Dede Ayew was seen gingerly asking these […]

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