Afcon 2021Q: Nigeria and Senegal claim big wins

Nigeria and Senegal claimed big wins in Southern Africa as the 2021 Afcon qualifiers continued on Sunday, while tournament hosts Cameroon claimed their first win by edging Rwanda in Kigali. The headline result from the afternoon games was an emphatic…

Neymar out for four weeks say PSG

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar will be out for four weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered playing for Brazil, the French club said on Monday. Neymar limped off in the 12th minute on Sunday as Brazil drew 1-1 against Nigeria…

Nigeria’s Samson Siasia handed life ban by Fifa

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined $50,000 by Fifa for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010 and 2011 and for a spell in 2016 but the time…

Caf CL: Kano Pillars defeat Kotoko in five-goal thriller

Nigeria’s Kano Pillars dug deep into their arsenal to edge out Asante Kotoko of Ghana in a lively first leg encounter that ended 3-2 in favour of the hosts at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano. Saturday’s home victory was Kano…

Afcon 2019: Ighalo goal secures bronze for Nigeria

Nigeria have won the third-place playoff at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after defeating Tunisia 1-0 at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo on Wednesday night. Odion Ighalo scored the only goal of the game early on, securing…

Nigeria, Tunisia battle for Afcon 2019 bronze

Nigeria and Tunisia will battle for the bronze medals at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when they meet in the third-place playoff on Wednesday 17 July. Kickoff at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo is set for 19:00 GMT.…

Late Mahrez stunner sends Algeria through to Afcon final

Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over three-time champions Nigeria on Sunday and set up a rematch with Senegal in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final. Algeria led through a first-half…

Nigeria coach criticises VAR delay

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr could not resist a dig at the VAR system after his team’s win 2-1 over South Africa at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday, saying the time taken to confirm his opponents’ goal had…

Afcon 2019: Heartbreak for South Africa as Nigeria soar into semis

William Troost-Ekong’s late winner sent Nigeria through to the semifinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after a tense 2-1 victory over South Africa in Cairo. Samuel Chukwueze fired the Super Eagles ahead in the first half…

Afcon 2019: Nigeria defeat holders Cameroon to book last-8 place

Nigeria have put Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon out of the 2019 edition after claiming a 3-2 win in the regional rivals’ last-16 clash at the Alexandria Stadium Saturday evening. In a match which will be remembered as an…

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