Africa Cup of Nations

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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Qatar 2022 Race Final Battle: Super Eagles, Black Stars To Clash In Abuja On Sunday, March 27

Nigeria and Ghana will face off in a pitched battle at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday, 27th March in what is the final leg of a potentially –explosive FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off round. The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday confirmed the date of the reverse leg to the Confederation of […]

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Amuneke reacts as NFF appoints him as Super Eagles coach

Emmanuel Amuneke, the newly appointed Nigeria head coach, has expressed appreciation to supporters and the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) for considering him for the position. The NFF announced the decision to fire Jose Peseiro and replace him as Super Eagles coach with Amuneke. The former Barcelona winger will work with temporary Technical Advisor Augustine Eguavoen, […]

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BREAKING: NFF names Amuneke new Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named former International Emmanuel Amuneke new head coach of the Super Eagles. It also retained Augustine Eguavoen as Interim Technical Adviser. A statement by NFF General Secretary Dr Mohammed Sanusi, said the development was part of moves to reconstitute the technical committee of the national team. It reads: “The […]

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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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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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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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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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AFCON: Do not write off Super Eagles, Buhari tells Nigerians

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to support the Super Eagles despite their ouster from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. Recall that the Super Eagles were eliminated in the round of 16 after a 1-0 loss to Tunisia on Sunday. Their exit from the tournament came barely a few hours after […]

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AFCON 2021: Six reported dead, several injured in tragic stampede at Cameroon vs Comoros game

Six persons have been reported dead after a crush at Olembe Stadium that hosted Cameroon and Comoros in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde during an Africa Cup of Nations match on Monday. In a video that surfaced online, football fans were seen struggling to get access to the stadium. A Cameroon-based television, CRTV, reported that “half […]

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AFCON 2021: Moses Simon makes promise to Super Eagles fans

Moses Simon, a Nigerian winger, has told Super Eagles supporters that the squad would return stronger after their surprising exit from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon. Nigeria was knocked out of the AFCON round of 16 on Sunday night after losing 1-0 to Tunisia. Tunisia advanced to the AFCON quarter-finals […]

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AFCON 2021: Iwobi Banned For Nigeria’s 2022 World Cup Playoff Against Ghana

Iwobi, who came on as a substitute in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 fixture, was sent off for a stamp.   Alex Iwobi Alex Iwobi, the Nigerian footballer and Everton forward, will be unavailable for Nigeria when they take on Ghana for a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. […]

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Disappointed Nigerians descend on Super Eagles goal keeper Maduka Okoye’s Instagram page after Nigeria crashed out of AFCON 2021

Nigerians have reacted after the Super Eagles were eliminated from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations following a 1 – 0 defeat by Tunisia in the Round of 16. While some are blaiming interim coach, Austin Eguavoen for the loss, others are dragging super Eagles goal keeper, Maduka Okoye for failing to stop the only […]

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