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
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
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
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
Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored the winning penalty kick that ensured that Senegal defeated Egypt 4-2 after both regulation and extra time produced goalless result in the final of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
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
Indications emerged on Friday that interim Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen might get the team’s permanent job, a top NFF source has revealed. Though, the Nigeria senior national men team exited ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in the round of 16 in Garoua Cameroon, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) might have settled for the former Super Eagles player who many Read More
In Cameroon, at least eight people died in a stampede outside a stadium hosting an Africa Cup of Nations football match on Monday, according to the country’s Ministry of Communication. The crush took place at the southern entrance to the Olembe Stadium as tournament hosts Cameroon beat Comoros 2-1 in Yaounde, with at least 38 more people confirmed to have Read More
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
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
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
Leicester City man, Kelechi Iheanacho, scored the only goal for Super Eagles on the opening group D Africa Cup of Nations match in Garoua, Cameroon. Iheanacho’s goal came in the 30th minute.
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
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
Nigeria’s Super Eagles Wednesday night landed at Garoua, Cameroon, four days ahead of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The biennial competition is scheduled to kickoff January 9 with the Nigerian senior national men team playing their first match on January 11.