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Ike Shorunmu recounts painful Afcon final defeat to Cameroon

Former Nigeria international Ike Shorunmu says losing the 2000 African cup of Nations final on the home soil is still hunting him.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

Claude Le Roy tips Super Eagles to qualify for 2022 World Cup

Veteran French coach Claude Le Roy has backed the Super Eagles to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Completesports.com reports.
First choice in goal Adamu Abubakar is joined by Super Eagles’ goaltender Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Enyimba’s Theophilus Afelokhai, as well as defenders Olisah Ndah, John Lazarus, Etboy Akpan and Ebube Duru.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa: Islam Slimani tougher to face than Ryhad Mahrez

Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has picked Algeria and Monaco forward Islam Slimani as the toughest player he has ever faced.
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon head coach Antonio Conceicao has named Nigeria-born forward John Mary Uzuegbunam in his 33-man squad for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures again Mozambique.

AFCONQ: Nigerian-born John Mary Uzuegbunam named in Cameroon squad vs Mozambique

Indomitable Lions of Cameroon head coach Antonio Conceicao has named Nigeria-born forward John Mary Uzuegbunam in his 33-man squad for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures again Mozambique.
Samuel Eto’o offered an interview in Italy in which he spoke about the past and future of Inter Milan. Still, in the comparison with Juventus, the name Cristiano Ronaldo came up, who the Cameroonian called “the best of all time”.

Samuel Eto’o: Castle Africa 5s initiative has unified African countries

Former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon captain, Samuel Eto’o Fils, has praised Africa 5s initiative, submitting that the championship has greatly unified African countries.
Cameroon boss Toni Conceicao has stated he and his staff are aiming to win the nation’s sixth Africa Cup of Nations title.

2021 Afcon: Toni Conceicao reveals Cameroon aim to win tourney

Cameroon boss Toni Conceicao has stated he and his staff are aiming to win the nation’s sixth Africa Cup of Nations title.
German coach Gernot Rohr yesterday earned praises from the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare for the meritorious manner he has conducted the Super Eagles orchestra since he took the reins of the national team in 2016.

Minister gets Super Eagles skipper’s jersey for Benin victory

German coach Gernot Rohr yesterday earned praises from the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare for the meritorious manner he has conducted the Super Eagles orchestra since he took the reins of the national team in 2016.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

AFCONQ: Nigeria, Senegal win as Cameroon held at home

Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo.
Cameroon were eliminated from the Fifa U17 World Cup following a 2-0 defeat by Spain in a Group E encounter at Estadio Walmir Campelo Bezerra in Gama, Brazil on Sunday. 6

FIFA U17: Cameroon sent packing after losing to Spain — in pictures

Cameroon were eliminated from the Fifa U17 World Cup following a 2-0 defeat by Spain in a Group E encounter at Estadio Walmir Campelo Bezerra in Gama, Brazil on Sunday.
Cameroon’s football ruling body, FECAFOOT, has appointed a Portuguese, Toni Conceicao (Antonio Conceicao da Silva Oliveira), as new head coach of the Indomitable Lions and ex-international Francois Omam-Biyick as his assistant.

Cameroon name new national team coaches

Cameroon’s football ruling body, FECAFOOT, has appointed a Portuguese, Toni Conceicao (Antonio Conceicao da Silva Oliveira), as new head coach of the Indomitable Lions and ex-international Francois Omam-Biyick as his assistant.
FC Barcelona on Saturday celebrated the retirement of their legend and former striker, Samuel Eto’o Fils.

Sunday Oliseh: Samuel Eto’o one of Africa’s best players

Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh has heaped praises on Samuel Eto’o following the Cameroonian’s announcement of his retirement from football.

Messi completes India move

Cameroon forward Raphael Eric Messi Bouli has completed a move to the Indian Super League, penning a one-year deal with Kerala Blasters FC.
Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has sent his best wishes to Matthijs de Ligt following the completion of his €75 million move to Juventus.

Ajax goalie Andre Onana bids farewell to Matthijs de Ligt after Juventus move

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has sent his best wishes to Matthijs de Ligt following the completion of his €75 million move to Juventus.
Coach Clarence Seedorf was coy about his Cameroon future after the Indomitable Lions crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the Round of 16.

Cameroon sack Clarence Seedorf, Patrick Kluivert after Nations Cup failure

Cameroon have sacked Dutch coach Clarence Seedorf after their disappointing performance at the Africa Cup of Nations, with his departure coming after the country’s sports minister had demanded his exit.
Coach Clarence Seedorf was coy about his Cameroon future after the Indomitable Lions crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the Round of 16.

Afcon: Cameroon sports minister wants Clerence Seedorf sacked after tournament ‘failure’

Cameroon's Sports and Education Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi has called for national team head coach Clarence Seedorf to be relieved of his job following their disappointing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign in Egypt.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has warned his players to utilize all their chances in today’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash against Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium.

Afcon: I have no doubt Super Eagles will be victorious – Speaker Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday expressed optimism that Nigeria would triumph over Algeria in the semi-final match at the on-going African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Afcon: Speaker Gbajabiamila optimistic of Eagles’ victory over Algeria

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed optimism that the Nigerian Super Eagles would triumph over their Algerian counterparts at the semi-final of the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Egypt.
The day after their exquisite and efficient performance against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa Conquerors of seven-time champions and host nation Egypt) that saw them reach the semi-finals of AFCON 2019, the Super Eagles received pledges of more dollar rain from two of Africa’s richest businessmen.

Afcon: Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola promise Super Eagles $50,000, $25,000 per goal in semis,...

While Dangote made a pledge of $50,000 to the team for every goal in their remaining two matches at the championship, Otedola pledged the sum of $25,000 for every goal.

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Nigerian government frees 7,813 inmates in 18 states, FCT

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it has released a total of 7, 813 inmates from various Correctional Centers since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.
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Governor Wike: Abdullahi Ganduje has exposed plot to rig Edo election

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC: Court dismisses charges, acquits ex-NMA chairman, others

Justice Efe Ikponwonba of Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, yesterday, dismissed the charges brought against former Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Edo State branch, Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro, and two other executive members by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
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AGF Malami: Inmates on death row may get life

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Tuesday that the Federal Government was planning a process of commuting the death penalty of condemned inmates with over 10 years on death row to life imprisonment.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab eight suspects for rape, sodomy in Kebbi

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Agunbiade Oluyemi-Lasore, made this known while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.