Africa Cup of Nations
Super Eagles seal AFCON ticket after Lesotho, Sierra Leone stalemate
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have advanced to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, becoming the 15th nation to do so, after Sierra Leone were held by Lesotho on Saturday. The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone went into Saturday’s encounter in Maseru needing a win over their hosts to keep alive their slim hopes of…
Chad disqualified from Africa Cup of Nations
Chad were disqualified from 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Monday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said in a statement.
Iheanacho is naturally a midfielder, not striker, Elaho tells Rohr
Former international, Friday Elaho, has advised Coach Gernot Rohr to deploy Kelechi Iheanacho to his natural position in the Super Eagles’ team if he wants to get the best out of the Leicester star. The 2013 U-17 World Cup winner has been played as a striker by several coaches since he top-scored in the UAE,…
Nigerian football achieved nothing in 2019, says Laloko
Former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Kashimawo Laloko, has said that the overall performance of the country’s national football teams last year
Akpeyi returns to Eagles for Benin, Lesotho matches
South Africa-based goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi is making a return to the Super Eagles for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Remarkable story of a British Nigerian football star, Aina
At the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt earlier this year, 23-year-old Ola Aina played in his first major international tournament, helping the Nigerian national team to a third-place finish, writes OLUWASHINA OKELEJI. In doing so, he completed a remarkable personal journey.
Brazil friendly will help Eagles find ‘new Mikel, Ighalo’
Former Super Eagles coach Clemens Westerhof is delighted at the prospect of seeing Nigeria confront world football Superpowers, Brazil, in a top-grade international friendly, saying it is a good rebuilding process for the Gernot Rohr’s team after their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign, Completesports.com reports.
AC Milan snap up Algeria's Africa Cup star Bennacer
AC Milan on Sunday announced the signing of French-born Algerian midfielder Ismael Bennacer, named player of the tournament at the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations won by the North African side.
Africa Cup champs Algeria return to hero's welcome
Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria arrived home Saturday to a hero's welcome from a huge crowd of joyful supporters and a "water salute" for their plane at Algiers airport.