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William Paul Ekong of Nigeria (c) reacts in disappointment after scoring an own goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Semifinal football match between Algeria and Nigeria at the Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 14 July 2019

Afcon: Super Eagles lost to a better team – stakeholders

Some football stakeholders on Monday rued Sunday’s loss by the Super Eagles to Algeria in Cairo as undeserved, even though they admitted the better team won during the match.
Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

Afcon: Senator Lawan encourages Super Eagles to go all out for bronze medals

Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals game at Cairo International Stadium.

Afcon: Gernot Rohr reveals why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals game at Cairo International Stadium.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has warned his players to utilize all their chances in today’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash against Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium.

Afcon: Amaju Pinnick, Shehu Dikko, Mohammed Sanusi pump up Super Eagles’ spirit

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, alongside his 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko and General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, were on Monday at the Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel camp of the Super Eagles to ginger the players ahead of Wednesday’s third place match against Tunisia.
Real Madrid new signing Eden Hazard is already looking like the main man in Los Blancos attack for the upcoming season as he showcases his skills in their training camp at Montreal in Canada.

Video: Eden Hazard shows skills in Real Madrid training

Real Madrid new signing Eden Hazard is already looking like the main man in Los Blancos attack for the upcoming season as he showcases his skills in their training camp at Montreal in Canada.
FILE PHOTO: Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, head trainer for IBF junior welterweight champion Zab Judah of New York, speaks during a news conference at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada July 21, 2011. Judah will defend his title against WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan at the arena on Saturday. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun/File Photo

Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker passes on at 55

Former Olympic boxing gold medallist and four-weight world champion Pernell Whitaker has died after a traffic accident in Virginia, police confirmed on Monday.
William Paul Ekong of Nigeria (c) reacts in disappointment after scoring an own goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Semifinal football match between Algeria and Nigeria at the Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 14 July 2019

Tunde Disu: What went wrong with Super Eagles against Les Fennecs

The former Technical Adviser of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Tunde Disu OFR, on Monday attributed the Super Eagles loss to the Les Fennecs of Algeria to many factors such as pressure and lack of tactical discipline.
William Paul Ekong of Nigeria (l) reacts in disappointment after scoring an own goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Semifinal football match between Algeria and Nigeria at the Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 14 July 2019

Afcon: Super Eagles deserve commendation, not condemnation – Kadiri Ikhana

Kadiri Ikhana has pleaded with Nigerians not to condemn the Super Eagles after their 2-1 defeat to the Desert Foxes of Algeria in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semifinal match in Cairo.
Antoine Griezmann will wear ex-Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Amunike former Barcelona jersey number revealed ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Antoine Griezmann will wear Emmanuel Amunike former Barcelona jersey number

Antoine Griezmann will wear ex-Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Amunike former Barcelona jersey number revealed ahead of the 2019-20 season.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has admitted he would love to see Matthijs de Ligt move to Anfield, claiming the teenage defender plays like a 29-year-old.

Matthijs de Ligt saga ‘almost over’ as Juventus move nears completion

Matthijs de Ligt's transfer to Juventus is nearing its conclusion, according to Ajax's director of football Marc Overmars.
Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has warned South Africa not to expect the same Nigeria performance as the qualifiers when they clash in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Wednesday.

Afcon: Super Eagles unlucky in defeat to Algeria – Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo believes the Super Eagles were unlucky to lose their semifinal clash at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt to the Desert Foxes of Algeria.
Daniel Akpeyi defended his teammates from criticism following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Algeria in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final.

Afcon: I wish Algeria can retake the free-kick – Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi defended his teammates from criticism following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Algeria in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has suggested the team’s loss to Madagascar could be a blessing in disguise and the major reason they are still in the race for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.

Afcon: Idah Peterside urges NFF to sack Gernot Rohr

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Peterside Idah has called for the immediate sack of Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, following the team’s defeat to Algeria in a semifinal match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt on Sunday.
Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly is pained by the fact he will not be part of the team which will play Algeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final.

Kalidou Koulibaly: It pains me to miss Afcon final

Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly is pained by the fact he will not be part of the team which will play Algeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Neymar returns to PSG training with future still up in the air

Neymar showed up for training at Paris Saint-Germain on Monday, according to French media reports, a week late and days after controversially claiming his best football memory was beating PSG when he played for Barcelona.
While Nigerians are feeling terribly upset by the late goal that denied the Super Eagles a chance of getting to the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Algeria’s coach Djamel Belmadi feels Nigeria was lucky; losing just 2-1 to his team.

Algeria’s Djamel Belmadi wants more African coaches to take charge of national teams

Desert Foxes of Algeria head coach Djamel Belmadi has tasked football federations in Africa to put more trust in indigenous coaches.
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Frank Lampard wants Chelsea midfielder out of the club

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CSKA set to meet Liverpool’s £15 million price tag for Nigeria U23 forward

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