2022 Women AFCON: Oshoala, Ebi, others in as 39th ranked Super Falcons begin camping in Abuja

June 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

Cup holders Nigeria have commenced a training camp at the country’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja ahead of next month’s 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals holding in Morocco. July’s colourful houseparty in the North African kingdom is expected to generate greater media and global public interest than ever, with the exponential rise in the stature of women’s football helped Read More

AFCON qualifier opener: Why we lost to Super Eagles – Leone stars

June 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

Leone Stars of Sierra Leone skipper, Steven Caulker, has said they made mistakes against Nigeria and were well punished for it. Despite scoring first in the 11th minute through Jonathan Morsay, Leone Stars suffered a 2-1 defeat to Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the opening group A game of the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifier. During a post-match conference, the Read More

Mane set for Burnley battle, days after winning AFCON

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is in line to feature to against Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday following Senegal’s title win at the Africa Cup of Nations, with captain Jordan Henderson also available, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday. Mane, who scored the winning penalty as Senegal beat Egypt in the final, last played for Liverpool over a month Read More

VIDEO: Heroes welcome as Senegal football team parade first ever AFCON trophy

February 8, 2022 Editor 0

Senegal’s football team have been given a hero’s welcome upon their return home after winning the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time. Tens of thousands of ecstatic revellers celebrated the players’ return to Dakar, sitting on top of cars and dancing in the capital’s streets. President Macky Sall was among those greeting the team at the airport. When Read More

Egypt demand postponement, chase AFCON immortality

February 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

Egypt have called on Africa Cup of Nations organisers to delay this weekend’s final against Senegal to give them more time to prepare after overcoming hosts Cameroon on penalties in Thursday’s semifinal. Egypt won 3-1 in a shoot-out after a goalless 120 minutes in Yaounde, while Senegal overcame Burkina Faso 3-1 in normal time a day earlier. The Egyptians had Read More

8 dead, others injured in AFCON 2021 stadium stampede

January 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

At least eight people are reported to have been killed and dozens hurt in a crush outside an Africa Cup of Nations match in Cameroon. Video footage showed football fans struggling to get access to the Paul Biya stadium in a neighbourhood of the capital Yaounde. One child is among the dead, according to a health ministry report obtained by Read More

AFCON 2021: We will continue to support Super Eagles, CBN governor assures ahead Tunisia clash

January 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has assured the Super Eagles that the federal government will continue to ensure adequate support for the team. Mr. Emefiele who gave the assurance when he visited the team in company of top NFF officials at Garoua Cameroon praised the players and officials of Super Eagles for their continued efforts Read More

VIDEO: Watch what Super Eagles did after silencing Egypt’s Pharaohs in AFCON 2021 opener

January 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The entire Super Eagles have been in cloud nine after putting spirited efforts to defeat experienced Pharaohs of Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations opening group D match in Garoua, Cameroon on Tuesday. Super Eagles number one goalkeeper Maduka Okoye took centre stage to thrill his teammates. He later shared the joyful mood through his tiktok social media handle Read More

AFCON 2021: CAF reveals how much winners will grab in Cameroon

January 8, 2022 Goal 0

The Confederation of African football have increased the prize money for teams participating at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The competition is scheduled to start on Sunday with the opening game between host nation Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Ahead of the opening ceremony, Caf’s Executive Committee held a meeting in Douala which was chaired by President Patrice Read More

Pictures: Super Eagles settle in Cameroon as CAF, LOC give Nigerian team special welcome to AFCON 2021

January 8, 2022 Editor 0

The Confederation of African Football and the Local Organizing Committee on Saturday morning formally received three –time champions Nigeria to the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations taking place in the Republic of Cameroon 9th January – 6th February. A formality, but nonetheless important part of a team’s programme on arrival at a major football championship, the Team Read More