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Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo continued his recovery from an hamstring injury with a session in the gym on Tuesday.

Odion Ighalo wants Super Eagles return

On loan to Manchester United from Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua in a deal which will expire at the end of this month after the initial six months loan was extended retired from international football after the 2019 AFCON, where he finished as top scorer.
Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.

CHAN 2021: Zimbabwe accuse Cameroon of witchcraft after dead bat found on the pitch

Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.
The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held its meeting on Friday, January 15, in Yaounde, Cameroon.

CAF holds executive committee meeting with FIFA supremo as guest

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held its meeting on Friday, January 15, in Yaounde, Cameroon. As a special guest of honour, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, was in attendance during his maiden visit to Cameroon for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Morocco will be the host country for the 2022 Africa Women's Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football has announced.

Morocco to host 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations

Morocco will be the host country for the 2022 Africa Women's Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football has announced.
Lyon have announced the signing of Islam Slimani on an 18-month deal from Leicester City which will run until June 2022.

Lyon complete signing of Leicester’s Islam Slimani

The Ligue 1 club moved for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations winner following the departure of Moussa Dembele to Atletico Madrid on an initial loan, with an option to buy.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering a move to bring former manager Avram Grant back to Stamford Bridge to work with current Blues boss Frank Lampard.

Roman Abramovich considers Avram Grant return to Chelsea

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering a move to bring former manager Avram Grant back to Stamford Bridge to work with current Blues boss Frank Lampard.
Ndubuisi Egbo remains grateful to the management of his former side KF Tirana for giving him the opportunity to work with them.

Ndubuisi Egbo wins Coach of the Year award in Albania

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo has been named coach of the year and sports personality of the year in Albania.
Victor Osimhen is eager to pay back the belief shown in him by Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso since he arrived from Lille on a big money deal in the summer.

Napoli boss to meet Victor Osimhen after Nigerian striker apologises

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattu­so said he will be meeting with Victor Osimhen after the Nige­rian apologised for breaching coronavirus protocols at a par­ty organised in Lagos.
Ghana coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor has decided against complaining about his unpaid salaries.

Ghana coach refuses to complain about unpaid salaries

“Every Ghanaian wants to work and get paid. However, he is a Ghanaian and it is relevant for him to keep enduring without complaint, hoping to be paid one day,” Akonnor said on Kessben FM.

NFF celebrates Ex-Eagles star Mutiu Adepoju at 50

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfielder Mutiu Adepoju who turned 50 on Tuesday.

Emmanuel Amuneke not interested in Super Eagles assistant coaching role

Former Tanzania National team head coach Emmanuel Amunike has once again distant himself from the Super Eagles assistant Coaching role.
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.

Tijani Babangida: Gernot Rohr to blame for Eagles poor form

Former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida has blamed Gernot Rohr for the national team’s poor form after ending the 2020 calendar year without a win.
1. Former African champions, Super Eagles, were held to a scoreless draw by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday.

Chinedu Obasi: 2020 a bad year for Super Eagles

SCR Altach of Austria winger, Chinedu Obasi, has expressed a strong wish that Nigeria’s national team, Super Eagles will get out­standing results in all their matches next year, as he wishes better luck for them than they have had in 2020.

Emmanuel Amuneke: I’m good enough to be Super Eagles head coach

A Winner of the African Cup of Nations in 1994 and Olympic Games Soccer gold in 1996, Amuneke had previously rejected NFF’s Technical Director job which is now held by his former Super Eagles teammate, Austin Eguavoen
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was not surprised by the electoral commission of the Ivory Coast Football Federation’s (FIF) rejection of the former striker’s presidency bid, his staff said Thursday.

Didier Drogba pens emotional tribute to Diego Maradona

Ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba has paid an emotional tribute to Argentina legend Diego Maradona, who passed away in November.
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out of Leicester City’s Carabao Cup game against Arsenal on Wednesday.

Wilfred Ndidi’s progressing well but will not play against Liverpool – Leicester boss

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed Wilfred Ndidi is recovering well from his groin injury but will not play a part when they take on Liverpool on Sunday.
Victor Osimhen is eager to pay back the belief shown in him by Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso since he arrived from Lille on a big money deal in the summer.

Victor Osimhen: Why I want to repay Gennaro Gattuso at Napoli

Victor Osimhen is eager to pay back the belief shown in him by Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso since he arrived from Lille on a big money deal in the summer.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has no plans to sack Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr after the Africa Cup of Nations, according to the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick.

Penny wise Nigeria stick with struggling coach Gernot Rohr

Nigeria will resist the temptation to sack under-fire coach Gernot Rohr despite a worrying winless run, national team chiefs insisted Friday.
Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye says he’s ready for the Afcon qualifiers against Sierra Leone and hopes to be between the sticks for the game.

Gernot Rohr impressed by Maduka Okoye

Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has praised the performance of young goalkeeper Maduka Okoye in his side’s 0-0 draw with Sierra Leone in Freetown earlier this week.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has no plans to sack Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr after the Africa Cup of Nations, according to the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick.

Amaju Pinnick: Why NFF can’t sack Gernot Rohr now

Gernot Rohr’s position as the head coach of the Nigerian national team is safe for now after the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, revealed the body cannot sack him now.
Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of Napoli’s league meeting with AC Milan due to shoulder injury he sustained while with national team.

Victor Osimhen begins physiotherapy after suffering shoulder injury

Napoli centre-forward Victor Osimhen has intensified his recovery from a shoulder injury he suffered during Nigeria’s 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni: Gernot Rohr is the worst coach in Nigeria history

Yakubu Aiyegbeni believes coach Gernot Rohr and a significant proportion of Nigeria's national team players are not fit to wear the famous green and white shirt in the wake of their outing against Sierra Leone.

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