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Super Eagles team coordinator Patrick Pascal has spoken about Nigeria's hopes to progress to the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at the expense of South Africa.

Afcon: South Africa have proven we can’t underrate anyone – Eagles coordinator

Super Eagles team coordinator Patrick Pascal has spoken about Nigeria's hopes to progress to the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at the expense of South Africa.
Former Bafana Bafana assistant coach Khabo Zondo has promised coach Stuart Baxter that the nation is behind him and his players as they prepare to face Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final match on Wednesday.

Khabo Zondo: Bafana Bafana did well to keep Mohamed Salah out of the game

Former Bafana Bafana assistant coach Khabo Zondo has promised coach Stuart Baxter that the nation is behind him and his players as they prepare to face Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final match on Wednesday.
Egypt's football federation on Wednesday banned midfielder Amr Warda from playing in any further matches at the African Cup of Nations over mounting sexual harrasment allegations , AFP-File

Afcon: Mo Salah, Egypt’s team mates rally behind expelled Amr Warda

Egypt’s striker Mohamed Salah and captain of the team, Ahmed Elmohamady, have rallied behind forward Amr Warda after he was expelled from their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) squad for disciplinary reasons on Wednesday.
Mo Salah

Afcon: Superstar Salah seeks first goal

Superstar Mohamed Salah gets a second chance to score his first goal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when hosts Egypt face the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group A on Wednesday.
Nigeria’s legendary Afro-beat singer, Femi Kuti was subsequently joined on stage by Egyptian pop singer and Dobet Gnahoré of Ivory Coast as they performed their new song Metgamaeen (Together), whose lyrics are in Arabic, English and French.

AFCON: Femi Kuti, others thrill at colourful opening ceremony in Cairo

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) was heralded with a spectacular and colourful opening ceremony inside the jam-packed 75, 000 capacity Cairo International Stadium in Egypt.
Egypt boss Javier Aguirre has revealed he has decided on the team that will feature in the AFCON opener following the Pharaohs’ victory over Guinea.

AFCON: We are title favourites – Egypt coach

Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt are confident of defeating Zimbabwe Friday in the opening match of a tournament expanded to 24 teams and staged in mid-year for the first time.

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.
Shaimaa Seif

Egypt blackface sketch spotlights racism in region

An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts say is a deeper racism problem in the region.

Egypt’s Abdul Fattah al-Sisi could rule until 2030 as constitutional changes backed

Egyptians have overwhelmingly approved in a referendum constitutional changes that could allow President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030.

Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule

Egyptians start voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader presenting himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region.
Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah makes Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people

A humble figure loved by all Egyptians, Scousers and Muslims, Mohamed Salah, has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.

ITTF championship: Nigeria outclass Egypt in Accra

The ITTF Africa Junior and Cadet Championship holding in Accra has been a good tournament for Nigeria team so far after back-to-back over Egypt in the U-21 junior boys’ category of the competition.

Pharaohs of Egypt arrive Nigeria for Super Eagles tie

The delegation of seven-time African champions, Egypt, has arrived Nigeria for Tuesday’s high-profile friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
Emma Haruka Iwao

Developer uses Google Cloud to calculate 31 trillion digits of pi, a world record

That’s quite a step up from the 500-or-so known digits known around the start of the 20th century, and the 17.5 million digits American mathematician and programmer Bill Gosper reached in 1985. And compared with the previous record — 22.4 trillion digits, set by Peter Trueb, in 2016 — it’s almost ten million digits more.
Super Eagles of Nigeria

Dosu Joseph urges NFF to get more North Africa friendlies for Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles goalie Dosu Joseph has submitted that Eagles national team should play more North African countries so as to understand how the Egyptians play, even as both sides are set to battle in an international friendly on the 22nd of this month.
Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi dies in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

A Nigerian professor, Pius Adesanmi, was among the 155 passengers and crew members that died in a plane crash on Sunday.
Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.

Malaysia deports six Egyptians linked to terrorism despite torture concerns

Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.

Malaysia denounced after critics of Egypt’s president detained

Human rights organisations have criticised Malaysian authorities for detaining four Egyptians critical of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with the intention of returning them to Egypt.

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