Wednesday, August 21, 2019

AFCON

AFRICAN CHAMPIONS ALGERIA RETURN TO A 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. "One, two, three, viva Algeria!" tens of thousands of flag-waving...

ODION IGHALO OFFICIALLY RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo announced on Saturday his retirement from international football after winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations. The 30-year-old Shanghai Shenhua striker struck five times as the Super Eagles finished third in Egypt, bagging...

AFCON 2019 – CONGRATULATIONS ALGERIA YOU ARE WORTHY WINNERS

Algeria claimed the 2019 African Cup of Nations title after beating Senegal 1-0 in the final at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday night. Algerian forward Baghdad Boundjah scored the winner in the second minute to gift his country the...

WHY AHMAD , CAF PRESIDENT FIRED HIS DEPUTY AMAJU PINNICK

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad fired his deputy Amaju Pinnick on Thursday just as global governing body FIFA was releasing details of a road map to put the crisis-hit organisation back on its feet. Ahmad, who is...

AFCON 2021 DRAWS RELEASED

With the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations coming to an end on Friday in Cairo, the focus quickly shifts to the next edition set to be staged in Cameroon in 2021 with the draws for the qualifiers conducted on...

AFCON 2019 – NIGERIA CLINCHED THEIR 8TH GOLDEN BRONZE IN AFCON HISTORY

Odion Ighalo scored his 5th goal at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019, the goal was the only goal that separated the two gladiators Tunisia and Nigeria in the  losers final at the Al-Salam Stadium in Egypt. The 3rd...

AFCON 2019 -MAHREZ LATE WINNER GIVES ALGERIA FINAL TICKET AGAINST NIGERIA

Mahrez cross led to William Troost-Ekong putting the ball into his own net after 40 minutes, before VAR gave Nigeria a penalty from which Odion Ighalo found the equalizer at the 70th minute. But Mahrez scored a superb freekick...

AFCON 2019 SEMI FINAL CLASH , NIGERIA TO TEST THE MIGHT OF THE ALGERIANS…

Les Fennecs of Algeria had their first (and only till the moment) AFCON glory at home in 1990. Their opponents in the final was no one but the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Algeria emerged victorious 1-0 on that day...

AFCON 2019 – AFCON HISTORY FAVOURS NIGERIA OVER SOUTH AFRICA

Both sides were drawn in the same qualifying group, with South Africa shocking their hosts Nigeria at home 2-0. They had a 1-1 draw in Johannesburg on their way to the finals together. Four years before, then title holders Nigeria...

VAR DEBUTS AT AFCON 2019 IN EGYPT TODAY

The video review system (VAR) will make its Africa Cup of Nations debut on Wednesday in the last eight clash between Benin and Senegal. The technology had sparked chaotic scenes at the CAF Champions League final two months ago and...

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