AFCON 2019: Algeria is champion of Africa, breaks 29-year jinx

Algeria has been crowned champions of Africa for the first time since 1990 following their 1-0 win over Senegal in the final. For Senegal, the AFCON title remains elusive as they failed in the final hurdle just like they did in 2002 against Cameroon. A 2nd-minute goal scored by Baghdad Bounedjah was enough to end the 29-year wait for another AFCON title by Algeria who last conquered the continent in 1990 when they hosted. Bounedjah’s opener for Algeria was the fastest goal at the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019…

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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles qualify for semi-finals

The Super Eagles are through to the last four of the Africa Cup of Nations, following a thrilling 2-1 win over South Africa on Wednesday night. Samuel Chukwueze gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead at the break, latching onto his own rebound to slot past the goalkeeper. However, Bafana Bafana levelled in the second half, thanks to Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decision. With the match looking to head into extra time, William Troost-Ekong forced the ball over the line in the final minute of play. Nigeria will now play the…

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AFCON 2019: Player sent home for slapping team captain

Mali striker Adama Niane has been sent home from the Africa Cup of Nations for allegedly hitting his captain … in a row over haircuts. Niane, 26, was part of the Eagles’ squad in Egypt that won their opening game against Mauritania. But Coach Mohamed Magassouba has given the Charleroi ace the chop after he reportedly slapped skipper Abdoulaye Diaby in a barber’s chair. Niane is also said to have clashed with Southampton’s newly-signed winger Moussa Djenepo. A team source said: “Certain players ordered a hairdresser to come to the…

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AFCON 2019: Why we defeated Burundi by just 1-0 – Akpeyi, Omeruo

Chelsea defender, Kenneth Omeruo, and Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, have spoken out after Nigeria’s opening day slim win over Burundi in Group B of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The goalkeeper, and defender, who spoke to journalists in the free zone after the 1-0 win admitted that Burundi made things difficult for them. Omeruo said: “We knew it was a difficult game before the start of the game. They have nothing to lose; they played middle of the pitch and tried for counter attacks. ”I am…

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Gernot Rohr lists Mikel, 24 others for 2019 AFCON camp

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr, yesterday listed midfielder Mikel John Obi in a 25-man squad to prepare for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Egypt. Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), in a statement said Rohr also placed six other players on standby. Mikel, who captained the team at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia last year summer, had not been with the squad for some time now. That was since Nigeria’s elimination from the Russia 2018 finals, after a…

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Mikel ready to rejoin Super Eagles for AFCON 2019

John Mikel Obi is ready to make a return to the Super Eagles for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, reports Completesports.com. Mikel, 31, last appeared for the three-time African kings against Argentina – their last Group D game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The former Chelsea midfielder failed to appear in any of Super Eagles six qualifying games en route Egypt 2019, prompting speculations he might have decided to call time on his international career. However, Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has consistently…

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AFCON 2019: Rohr Attributes Win to Team Spirit, Lauds Hatrick Hero

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AFCON Qualifiers: Akwa Ibom Slash 50% off Gate Fee

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