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Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the decisive goal as Senegal defeated Nigeria 1-0 at the Ismaila Stadium on Sunday in their final build-up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations,

AFCON: Super Eagles lose 1-0 to Senegal in friendly

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the decisive goal as Senegal defeated Nigeria 1-0 at the Ismaila Stadium on Sunday in their final build-up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigerian-born Tanzania national team coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has said he is not under any pressure to win matches and finish in great position at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Emmanuel Amuneke: I’m not under Tanzania AFCON pressure

Nigerian-born Tanzania national team coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has said he is not under any pressure to win matches and finish in great position at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Wilfred Ndidi ‘flattered’ by Manchester United links, but insists focus is on AFCON

Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi has admitted he is “flattered” to be linked with a big money move away from the King Power Stadium, but insists his focus is currently on Nigeria’s bid to win the Africa Cup of Nations.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr expects a tough battle against the Swallows of Burundi in his side’s first Group B match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt

AFCON: Burundi will be difficult – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr expects a tough battle against the Swallows of Burundi in his side’s first Group B match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane and Malaga midfielder Alfred N’diaye are yet to arrive Senegal’s training camp in Saly.

Suspended Sadio Mane to miss Senegal‘s AFCON opener

Sadio Mane will miss Senegal’s opening Africa Cup of Nations fixture against Tanzania due to a suspension, according to Teranga Lions coach Aliou Cisse.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has named 15-year-old Kelvin John Pius in his preliminary 39-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Emmanuel Amuneke: Tanzania can qualify from difficult AFCON group

Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amuneke said that his side will give everything to reach the second round at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.
Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has named two separate starting for the friendly game against Ghana on Saturday.

Stuart Baxter names two Bafana Bafana starting line-ups for friendly against Ghana

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has named two separate starting for the friendly game against Ghana on Saturday.

Mikel Obi to go into business after retirement

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has stated categorically that he will quit the game and face business pointing that he would not have anything to do with football which brought him fame and wealth.
Javier Aguirre

Javier Aguirre: I will leave if I fail to achieve Egypt’s objective

Egypt head coach Javier Aguirre has made it known that he will resign if he fails to achieve his target at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.
The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Professor Dandatti Abdulkadir has urged players and officials of the Super Eagles to strive to be worthy representatives of the country while fighting for her pride during the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.

AFCON: Why Super Eagles will do well – Deji Okeowo

Mr Deji Okeowo, a sport analyst, has expressed optimism that the Super Eagles of Nigeria would perform well in the forthcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has picked Senegal, Tunisia and host nation Egypt as favourites for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.

Gernot Rohr names the AFCON’s three favourites

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has picked Senegal, Tunisia and host nation Egypt as favourites for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.
Despite his eventual inclusion in the Guinean team for the Egypt 2019 African Cup of Nation (AFCON), Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has admitted that he is not yet fully fit from his thigh injury.

AFCON: I’m not yet fully fit – Naby Keita

Despite his eventual inclusion in the Guinean team for the Egypt 2019 African Cup of Nation (AFCON), Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has admitted that he is not yet fully fit from his thigh injury.
Delta Sports Commission boss, Tonobok Okowa has confirmed that the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba will host another game of the Super Eagles in June during the next FIFA free window for international friendly games.

Nigeria drop three places in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria dropped three places to 45th spot in the latest global rankings released by the International Federation of Association Football (Fifa).
Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly ready to pay N24 billion (€60M) release clause of Nigerian International Samuel Chukwueze in order to seal his transfer from Villarreal this summer.

Villarreal will only accept suitors €63 million bid for youngster Samuel Chukwueze

Villarreal will ask for a whopping 63 million Euros from any Club who’s ready to price Samuel Chukwueze away from the Spanish Club this summer.

AFCON: Guinea have shortcomings – coach

Guinea head coach Paul Put has revealed that his side ‘has shortcomings’ that needs to be addressed before the commencement of the Afcon.
Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel says that his return to international football was in accord with the discussion he had with coach Gernot Rohr, in which they agreed that he would only come back when he feels he is ready to give his very best again.

Mikel Obi: Egypt 2019 may be my last AFCON

John Obi Mikel has revealed that 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt may be his last for the Super Eagles.
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi: My commitment to Nigeria will never change

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has discussed his loyalty to his country ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.
[FILES] Nigeria’s midfielder John Obi Mikel controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - OLGA MALTSEVA -

Mikel Obi: It’s sad to see ex-players criticise Super Eagles

With the Super Eagles preparing for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations set to kick off in a few weeks, captain of the team, John Mikel Obi has expressed his disappointment at ex-players that criticise the team.

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Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the decisive goal as Senegal defeated Nigeria 1-0 at the Ismaila Stadium on Sunday in their final build-up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations,

AFCON: Super Eagles lose 1-0 to Senegal in friendly

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the decisive goal as Senegal defeated Nigeria 1-0 at the Ismaila Stadium on Sunday in their final build-up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
A mine blast killed four police officers travelling in a troubled anglophone region of Cameroon in the southwest of the country, the government said Sunday.

Mine blast kills four police in Cameroon

A mine blast killed four police officers travelling in a troubled anglophone region of Cameroon in the southwest of the country, the government said Sunday.
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BMO cautions PDP on improper conduct

The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) has described Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) statement on June 12 as a cacophony of lies.

Sporadic gunshots cause skirmishes in Maiduguri

Residents in the outskirts of Maiduguri on Sunday witnessed some skirmishes following indiscriminate shooting by some soldiers.

Nigerian Immigration commissions 396 cadets into officers corps

The Nigeria Immigration Service has commissioned 396 cadets into Officers Corps, NIS Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, has said.