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Kei Kamara converted a penalty to take Sierra Leone to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1996 with a 1-0 win over Benin on Tuesday in a qualifier twice postponed due to a coronavirus tests drama.

Clubless Kei Kamara takes Sierra Leone back to AFCON

Kei Kamara converted a penalty to take Sierra Leone to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1996 with a 1-0 win over Benin on Tuesday in a qualifier twice postponed due to a coronavirus tests drama.
Each Benin player will receive a bonus of $30,000 if they stop hosts Sierra Leone tomorrow and qualify for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, officials said.

AFCONQ: Sierra Leone vs Benin to be played behind closed doors

The Africa Cup of Nations qualification encounter between Sierra Leone and Benin Republic will be played behind closed doors.
Algerian captain Riyad Mahrez believes his side used their chances well to floor Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night.

Riyad Mahrez strikes as African champions Algeria create record

Captain Riyad Mahrez scored as Algeria defeated Tunisia 2-0 in an international friendly this weekend to create a record 27-match unbeaten run by an African national team.
3. Ahead of what would be the first Super Eagles game in Lagos in 10 years, players and officials of the team on Wednesday night, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Henry Nwosu: Super Eagles may struggle in 2022 AFCON

Former Nigerian midfielder Henry Nwosu believes the Super Eagles may struggle at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations if the team fails to go with a creative midfielder.
Several Premier League clubs would be keen on signing Ahmed Elmohamady when he leaves Aston Villa, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Gabriel Agbonlahor: Ahmed Elmohamady will have Premier League offers after Aston Villa exit

Several Premier League clubs would be keen on signing Ahmed Elmohamady when he leaves Aston Villa, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
The Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be staged in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 next year, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) official confirmed on Thursday.

CAF postpones 2021 AFCON final draw

The draw for the Africa Cup of Nations finals has been postponed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Cameroon took the lead through Zambo Anguissa in the 31st minute.

Cameroon pip Super Eagles in friendly

Nigeria created a hatful of chances but were undone by lack of precision in the final third as Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions ran away with a 1-0 win in an international friendly in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on Friday evening.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Super Eagles boss urged not to experiment with line up vs Cameroon

Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph has urged the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr not to experiment with the team’s lineup against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
Terem Moffi has revealed his eye-catching performances for Lorient in the 2020-21 season earned him his first call-up to the Nigeria national team.

Terem Moffi credits Lorient’s form for first Super Eagles call-up

Terem Moffi has revealed his eye-catching performances for Lorient in the 2020-21 season earned him his first call-up to the Nigeria national team.
Paul Onuachu has arrived in Nigeria’s camp ahead of the international friendlies against against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.

Paul Onuachu arrives Super Eagles camp

Paul Onuachu has arrived in Nigeria’s camp ahead of the international friendlies against against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Ifeanyi Udeze: Gernot Rohr has got its standing team for World Cup qualifiers

Former Super Eagles defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, believes coach Gernot Rohr is enjoying the best of his career now because there are quality players in his kitty at the moment.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Super Eagles boss: Friendly game vs Cameroon an opportunity to test new players

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said their international friendly match against Cameroon is a chance to make changes to his side and see new players in action.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were the top performers on first day of training as the Super Eagles intensify preparation for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie against Benin Republic.

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya unmoved in latest FIFA world rankings

Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya are unmoved according to May’s rankings released by the Federation of International Football Association on Thursday.
Paul Onuachu has been announced the 2020-21 Belgian League Player of the Year and winner of the Golden Boot award.

Paul Onuachu wins Belgian Pro League Player of the Year, Golden Boot awards

Paul Onuachu has been announced the 2020-21 Belgian League Player of the Year and winner of the Golden Boot award.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has praised Anayo Iwuala for his impressive performance in the team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

Super Eagles boss picks Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, 22 others for Cameroon duel in...

Coach Gernot Rohr has selected captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong and homeboys John Noble and Anayo Iwuala among the 24 Super Eagles who will do battle with five-time African champions Cameroon in a prestige friendly in Austria on Friday next week.
Kelechi Iheanacho has won the Leicester City Goal of the Season award for his wonder strike against Crystal Palace in April.

Kelechi Iheanacho wins Leicester City’s Goal of the Season award

Kelechi Iheanacho has won the Leicester City Goal of the Season award for his wonder strike against Crystal Palace in April.
Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has been tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu.

Super Eagles boss: Samuel Kalu needs help to overcome injury woes

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has called for total supervision of Samuel Kalu’s mental, medical and sporting well-being at Bordeaux.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni has launched a scathing attack on Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, saying the former Bordeaux manager is one the worst coaches in Nigeria’s football history.

NFF’s FIFA match agent celebrates Nigeria proposed friendly with Mexico

NFF’s FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport, is excited that Nigeria will be playing Mexico in a friendly international on July 3 in the United States.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF to Super Eagles boss: No room for experimentation

Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation’s Technical study group Dr. Alex Mana has warned the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to focus on selecting the right squad that will prosecute the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
3. Ahead of what would be the first Super Eagles game in Lagos in 10 years, players and officials of the team on Wednesday night, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Nigeria announce friendly vs Mexico in July

Gernot Rohr’s side will take on the Concacaf nation as they step up preparations for their World Cup qualifying campaign as well as next year’s Africa Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon.
Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, has described the election of President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, into the council of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) as another positive development for Nigeria on the global scale.

NFF supremo: Super Eagles needs quality preparations to qualify for 2022 World Cup

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has informed that the, Super Eagles can qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar come 2022 if they have quality preparations..
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

NFF owes Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr six months salary

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