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Ghana Black Meteors scored three minutes from full time to hold Cameroon to a 1-1 draw at the Cairo International Stadium as both sides shared spoils in the Group A Match Day 1 of the ongoing Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019.

U-23 AFCON: Ghana scores late to hold Cameroon

Ghana Black Meteors scored three minutes from full time to hold Cameroon to a 1-1 draw at the Cairo International Stadium as both sides shared spoils in the Group A Match Day 1 of the ongoing Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019.
Montreal Impact striking sensation Orji Okwonkwo is eagerly being expected at the national U-23 camp in Abuja as the Olympic Eagles brace up for the forthcoming Total U-23 Africa Cup of nations to be hosted by Egypt between November 8 and 22.

Orji Okwonkwo: Hard work‘ll earn Nigeria Tokyo Olympics ticket

Bustling Montreal Impact striker Orji Okwonkwo has said hard work and luck will earn the Olympic Eagles one of the continental’s three tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Football Tournament as the 2019 Total CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) gets underway in Egypt today.
Olympic Eagles have departed Abuja on Thursday for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. 7

U23 AFCON: Imama Amapakabo picks Kelechi Nwakali, Taiwo Awoniyi, 19 others

Head Coach Imama Amapakabo has named team captain Azubuike Okechukwu, defenders Anthony Izuchukwu, Sincere Seth and Olisah Ndah, midfielders Kelechi Nwakali, Muyiwa Olabiran and Ndifreke Effiong, and forwards Taiwo Awoniyi and Orji Okwonkwo in his final list of 21 players to defend the U23 Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt next month.
Olympic Eagles have departed Abuja on Thursday for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. 7

U23 AFCON: Olympic Eagles depart Abuja for Egypt — in pictures

Olympic Eagles have departed Abuja on Thursday for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has been reflecting on his international debut against Brazil which he noted remains a dream after coming up against some of the players he watches on television.

New Super Eagles keeper reveals why he won’t join U-23 team

Fortuna Düsseldorf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye reveals why he will not be joining Olympic Eagles for November 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Nigeria U23 team, first choice goalkeeper Abubakar Adamu, has downplayed the rivalry among the invited goalkeepers in the Eagles B camp, ahead of this weekend’s CHAN 2020 qualifier against Togo.

U-23 AFCON: Nigeria to battle Zambia, South Africa

Nigeria’s Under 23 side will face Zambia, South Africa and Cote d Ivoire in Group B of this year’s U-23 Nations Cup holding in Egypt.
Nigeria U23 team, first choice goalkeeper Abubakar Adamu, has downplayed the rivalry among the invited goalkeepers in the Eagles B camp, ahead of this weekend’s CHAN 2020 qualifier against Togo.

U-23 AFCON: Eagles to know opponents on Wednesday

The U-23 Eagles will now know their group opponents for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday, October 2nd after the Confederation of African Football announced a new date for the draw.
A Nigerian businessman and billionaire, Femi Otedola, has disclosed plans to shift his focus to power generation.

AFCON: Femi Otedola fulfils $25,000 per goal pledge to Super Eagles

Business mogul Femi Otedola on Tuesday fulfilled his pledge of 25,000 dollars to the senior national team, the Super Eagles.
Cameroonian referee Sidi Neant Alioum and his two assistants, Evarist Menkouande and Elvis Nguengoue, received a resounding welcome after officiating in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroonians give Afcon final referees heroic welcome

Cameroonian referee Sidi Neant Alioum and his two assistants, Evarist Menkouande and Elvis Nguengoue, received a resounding welcome after officiating in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has said that Nigeria will be very focused and think ahead of Algeria to curtail their antics in tonight Africa Cup of Nations semi final clash at the Cairo International Stadium, Egypt.

Afcon: We wanted more than bronze – Kenneth Omeruo

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo said that the intentions of the team is to reach the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has glowingly hailed his players’ hard work that ensured that they won their second Africa Cup of Nations trophy after 29 year hiatus.

Djamel Belmadi hails Algeria players for ‘extraordinary, historic’ second Afcon title feat

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has glowingly hailed his players’ hard work that ensured that they won their second Africa Cup of Nations trophy after 29 year hiatus.
Everton manager Marco Silva has dismissed claims Fabian Delph's move is to fill Idrissa Gueye's void if he leaves the club.

Marco Silva: New signing Fabian Delph is not Idrissa Gueye’s replacement

Everton manager Marco Silva has dismissed claims Fabian Delph's move is to fill Idrissa Gueye's void if he leaves the club.
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South African referee Victor Gomes dropped from Afcon final duty

Confederation of African Football (Caf) has released a list of officials that will be part of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final between Algeria and Senegal on Friday night.
Shanghai Shenhua forward, Odion Ighalo was the hero for Super Eagles as they began their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign with a 1-0 win against debutants Burundi at the weekend.

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo ends Afcon with hamstring

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo ends the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in frustration after picking up a hamstring during the third place match against Tunisia despite scoring the winning goal.
Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez has described his side´s qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final in Egypt as unbelievable.

Riyad Mahrez: Playing in Afcon final is unbelievable

Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez has described his side´s qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final in Egypt as unbelievable.
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.
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.

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Italian club fires coach for winning 27-0 in football league

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