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Saido Berahino is unarguably the biggest name in the current Burundi team that is about to make their debut in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, but he’s not the team’s most reliable player.

Burundi’s most prolific forward not Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino is unarguably the biggest name in the current Burundi team that is about to make their debut in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, but he’s not the team’s most reliable player.
Madagascar targets to win all its three fixtures in the group stage of the forthcoming Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt despite losing to Kenya in their last warm-up match in Paris on Friday night.

Madagascar upbeat against Super Eagles after slim loss to Kenya

Madagascar targets to win all its three fixtures in the group stage of the forthcoming Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt despite losing to Kenya in their last warm-up match in Paris on Friday night.
Mohamed Salah’s introduction played a major role in Egypt defeating Guinea 3-1 in Alexandria in their final friendly before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Sunday.

AFCON: Fit and firing Mo Salah carries hopes of hosts Egypt

Ahead of Liverpool's Champions League final victory over Tottenham, Mohamed Salah, glanced at a photograph to draw up pain and fuel his already burning desire
Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi has admitted that Arsenal were fortunate to score against Huddersfield despite their watertight defence.

Alex Iwobi: Eagles won’t rely on star players against Burundi

Alex Iwobi has revealed that working together as a team can prove to be the greatest asset for the Super Eagles going to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which begins on Friday in Egypt.
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.

AFCON: Eagles ready to soar – Mikel Obi

After more than two weeks of intensive preparations, John Obi Mikel, says the Super Eagles are ready for their opening match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against the Swallows of Burundi on Saturday in Alexandria.
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

Super Eagles, others assured tight security amid Mohammed Morsi’s death

Organisers of the Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off on Friday in Egypt have assured all the participating teams including the Super Eagles of maximum security in the wake of the death of former President, Mohammed Morsi.
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.

Mutiu Adepoju: AFCON will bring out the best in Super Eagles’ attack

Mutiu Adepoju, a former Nigeria international, has played down Super Eagles’ poor scoring form of late, but believes the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which kicks of this weekend in Egypt will bring out the best in the three-time champions’ attacking potential.

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick confident AFCON will be successful

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has expressed his confidence that this year’s Africa Cup of Nations will be a roaring success despite being the biggest–ever event in the history of the championship.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa: Super Eagles ready to conquer Africa

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has declared that the team is ready to conquer the rest of the continent at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.
Kelechi Iheanacho

Efe Ambrose: Brendan Rodgers can transform Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho can become “one of the best strikers in the world” under Brendan Rodgers, former Celtic and Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose has boldly claimed.
Kanu Nwankwo

Nwankwo Kanu gets appointment for AFCON, six others

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed former Nigeria internationals Kanu Nwankwo in the class special envoy for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations 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.

AFCON: We must beat Burundi in our opening game – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that they must defeat Burundi in their opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations on June 22.

Egypt’s former president Morsi buried in Cairo

Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day after he collapsed in court and died.
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: Super Eagles promise not to disappoint despite losing to Senegal

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have promised their numerous fans across the globe not to disappoint after rounding off preparations ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations which gets underway this Friday in Egypt.
Nigerian fans paid a courtesy visit to Super Eagles camp in Cairo ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

AFCON: Nigerian fans visit Super Eagles camp in Cairo

Nigerian fans paid a courtesy visit to Super Eagles camp in Cairo ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Mikel Obi: I was never away from the Eagles

Super Eagles’ captain Mikel John Obi has revealed that he was never away from the National team despite missing majority of the county’s matches during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Mohamed Salah’s introduction played a major role in Egypt defeating Guinea 3-1 in Alexandria in their final friendly before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah inspires Egypt to 3-1 win over Guinea

Mohamed Salah’s introduction played a major role in Egypt defeating Guinea 3-1 in Alexandria in their final friendly before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Sunday.

AFCON: Super Eagles can get a shock in Group B – Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi has warned that Nigeria’s opponents in Group B will not be easy and could have surprises at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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