Breaking: Super Eagles rise in latest FIFA ranking, 4 days after AFCON 2021 tourney

February 10, 2022 Editor 0

Despite dropping out of the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Nigeria’s Super Eagles have pushed up in latest February 2022 FIFA ranking. Nigeria is currently placed third on the continent, and 32nd globally, according to ranking released Thursday morning, four days after AFCON 2021 ended in Cameroon. Newly crowned African Champions Senegal remains 1st and 18th in Read More

First ever AFCON triumph: Senegal declares public holiday

February 7, 2022 BBC 0

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the national football team’s win at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). The president, who was outside the country, cancelled the last leg of his trip to welcome back the football stars to Senegal on Monday. President Sall will award the team on Tuesday at the presidential palace, Read More

Breaking: Mo Salah weeps, Sadio Mane celebrates as Senegal beat Egypt, emerge AFCON 2021 champions

February 6, 2022 Editor 0

Sadio Mane scored the winning goal in the penultimate penalty shootout that led Senegal to win 2021 Africa Cup of Nations against Egypt after extra time play inside Olembe stadium Cameroon. The Liverpool forward had seen a seventh-minute penalty saved by Egypt keeper Gabaski but Mane held his nerve when he returned in the shootout. Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy denied Mohanad Read More

Uncertainty as AFCON final pitches Mane against Salah as Senegal face Egypt

February 6, 2022 BBC 0

Senegal and Egypt meet in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday, pitting two Liverpool stars up against one another. Mohamed Salah is looking to lead the North Africans to a record-extending eighth continental triumph, while Reds team-mate Sadio Mane hopes to play a part in Senegal’s first ever Nations Cup victory. The Teranga Lions have lost both finals Read More

Breaking: Senegal drown Equitorial Guinea, battle Burkina Faso in AFCON 2021 semis

January 30, 2022 BBC 0

Senegal overcame Equatorial Guinea to set up an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Burkina Faso. Ex-Bristol City forward Famara Diedhiou put Senegal ahead with a first-time strike following Sadio Mane’s pass. Equatorial Guinea were awarded a penalty before the decision was overturned, but then equalised soon after through Jannick Buyla’s low shot. But substitute Cheikhou Kouyate volleyed Senegal ahead, Read More

AFCON 2021: Ekambi fires brace as Cameroon down Gambia, reach semi-final

January 29, 2022 BBC 0

Karl Toko Ekambi scored two second-half goals as hosts Cameroon beat The Gambia to move into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Toko Ekambi headed his country ahead in the 50th minute, glancing in from Collins Fai’s right-wing cross. It became 2-0 seven minutes later with Toko Ekambi finishing at the back post following Martin Hongla’s low delivery. Read More

Breaking: Tunisia coach, 12 players test positive for COVID-19 ahead Super Eagles AFCON 2021 clash

January 22, 2022 Editor 0

Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles will not be with 12 of their players after they tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Round of 16 knockout clash on Sunday against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Several Tunisian players and Mondher Kebaier, the head coach, tested positive for COVID-19. Kebaier was absent during the pre-match press conference on Saturday at the media centre Read More

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles battle ready ahead Tunisia’s clash

January 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s manager Augustine Eguavoen says he countenances a tough duel between his Super Eagles and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 encounter in Garoua. Tunisia’s campaign has been somewhat ravaged by positive COVID tests and the team only qualified for the knockout stage as one of the best losers, finishing in third Read More

AFCON 2021: Eguavoen to get daily allowance, bonuses – Pinnick

January 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Super Eagles Interim manager Augustine Eguavoen is entitled to daily allowances, winning bonuses and not salary as gaffer of the team. The president of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, made the clarification Thursday morning on Arise TV. Eguavoen was appointed on an interim basis after the contract termination of Gernot Rohr as the manager of the team. Pinnick maintained that Read More

[Breaking] AFCON 2021: Sadiq Umar, Troost-Ekong score as Super Eagles blow away Guinea Bissau, top group D

January 19, 2022 Editor 0

Striker Sadiq Umar and captain Willian Troost-Ekong scored two goals against Guinea Bissau on Wednesday night to guarantee that Super Eagles won all their group D matches in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The Nigerian team is actually the first to have won all group games in the tournament. Coach Austin Eguavoen-tutored side had beaten Egypt and Read More

AFCON 2021: Gabon cage Ghana in 2nd group game

January 15, 2022 Editor 0

Gabon scored a controversial late goal against Ghana to draw their Africa Cup of Nations Group C match 1-1. The result puts Gabon, missing captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with ‘heart lesions’, on the verge of the last 16. Andre Ayew had put Ghana in front in the 18th minute, but his strike was cancelled out by Jim Allevinah’s 88th-minute equaliser. Ghana, now facing Read More