Nigeria ‘confident’ for Afcon after Egypt friendly win

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr hailed his side’s friendly victory over Africa Cup of Nations hosts and favourites Egypt, but admitted they still need to improve before the tournament starts in June. A stunning goal by Paul Onuachu inside a minute…

Libya stun Nigeria in Olympic Games qualifier

Libya stunned former gold medallists Nigeria 2-0 on Wednesday in the first leg of a 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games second round qualifier. Montenegro-based Zakaria Alharaish scored after six and 69 minutes in a match moved from Libya to Ben Guerdane…

Fifa recommends use of VAR at Women’s World Cup

Fifa has recommended the use of video assistant referee (VAR) technology for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France this year. The organising committee of world soccer’s governing body met on Monday and backed the use of VAR at the…

Nigeria captain Mikel out of Egypt, Seychelles matches

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has again overlooked skipper John Obi Mikel for forthcoming games against Seychelles and Egypt. The Super Eagles welcome Seychelles to the southeastern city of Asaba on March 22 in a final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations…

Poland 2019 draw throws up intriguing ties

The 22nd edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off in less than 90 days, and two major milestones were reached this weekend as the tournament in Poland approaches. Grzywek, a Polish bison, was unveiled as the tournament’s Official…

Nigeria’s Victor Moses seals 18-month loan with Fenerbahce

Chelsea’s Nigeria star Victor Moses has joined Fenerbahce on a one-and-a-half-year loan deal. Moses agreed to make the switch to the Turkish club after falling out of favour under Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. The 28-year-old has not featured for Chelsea…

Nigeria retain AWCON title with shootout win over South Africa

Nigeria Super Falcons have retained the AWCON trophy after beating South Africa 4-3 on penalties in the final game of the 2018 edition at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana on Saturday. Dubbed revenge or repeat by football pundits, the…

AWCON 2018 Finale: Nigeria to defend title against South Africa

Nigeria will defend their Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title against South Africa on Saturday in Accra. Their victories in the semi-finals mean they also clinch places at next year’s Women’s World Cup in France – for Nigeria it will…

AWCON 2018: Holders Nigeria score four as South Africa net seven

Big wins for holders Nigeria and South Africa mean Group B at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations will be decided by the final games on Saturday. Nigeria got their title defence back on track with a 4-0 win over…

AWCON 2018: South Africa stun Nigeria in Group B opener

A brilliant strike by substitute Chrestina Thembi Kgatlana five minutes from time handed South Africa a dream start in the tournament as they beat holders Nigeria 1-0 in their Group B opener on Sunday in Cape Coast. Kgatlana struck late…

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