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Moussa Marega of Mali celebrates scoring a penalty with teammates during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Mali and Mauritania at Suez Army Stadium, Suez, Egypt on 24 June 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Afcon: Four-star Mali too much for Mauritania

Newcomers Mauritania were given an unpleasant welcome to their debut AFCON appearance as they lost to West African neighbours Mali 4-1 in their Group E game Monday night in Suez.
Angola striker Geraldo has revealed he is hoping for extra support for his national team as they get set for their campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) against Tunisia on Monday.

Afcon: I hope Al Ahly fans will support Angola – Geraldo

Angola striker Geraldo has revealed he is hoping for extra support for his national team as they get set for their campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) against Tunisia on Monday.
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 04: Nicolas Pepe of the Ivory Coast in action during the International Friendly match between the Netherlands and Ivory Coast held at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on June 4, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Afcon: Ivory Coast ‘babes’ bank on sharpshooter Nicolas Pepe

Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara sees Nicolas Pepe as one the young stars who can banish the memories of a disastrous Africa Cup of Nations title defence two years ago.
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has identified goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, as the player that impressed him in Super Eagles’ 1-0 win over Burundi at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, on Saturday.

Gernot Rohr: Why I didn’t start Odion Ighalo in Super Eagles 1-0 win

Head coach of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr, has explained why he did not start striker, Odion Ighalo, in Super Eagles’ 1-0 win over Burundi at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, on Saturday in Egypt.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel did not mince words in a post-match interview after the team managed to scrap a lone goal victory over Burundi on Saturday.

Mikel Obi: Super Eagles lucky to beat determined Burundi

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has heaped plaudits on Burundi players for their battling display in Saturday’s Group B clash at the Alexandria Stadium.
The Institut Francais du Nigéria says it will mount a public viewing of the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 17.

World Music Day: France holds concert in Nigeria

The Institut français du Nigéria on Saturday hosted the musical concert to celebrate this year’s World Music Day in Nigeria.
Senegal forward Sadio Mane has hit out at the poor state of the pitch of Stade Lat Dior after Saturday’s Group A 2-0 win over Madagascar.

AFCON: No Sadio Mane, no problem – Senegal coach

Powerful Senegal will launch their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Tanzania in Cairo Sunday without Liverpool star Sadio Mane, but coach Aliou Cisse is unconcerned.
Burundi captain Saido Berahino has warned Nigeria to expect a tough challenge when they face off in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opening game.

Saido Berahino: Burundi won’t be a walk in the park for Nigeria

Burundi captain Saido Berahino has warned Nigeria to expect a tough challenge when they face off in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opening game.
Burundi forward Selemani Yamini Ndikumana has been sent home by the Swallows’ officials hours to the side’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations first Group B fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Burundi send striker home over undisciplined act hours before Super Eagles clash

Burundi forward Selemani Yamini Ndikumana has been sent home by the Swallows’ officials hours to the side’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations first Group B fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Super Eagles of Nigeria

AFCON: Super Eagles jersey ranked second best, Algeria top

Super Eagles iconic Nike kit has been rated second best among the 24 countries that will be participating at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off today in Egypt.
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14,000 Nigerians returned from Libya, France

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday said a total of 14,036 Nigerians have voluntarily returned home under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme which began in April 2017.

Mali army tightens security after massacre as survivors recall killings

Mali's army reinforced security on Wednesday around two ethnic Dogon villages where 41 people were killed, according to a UN count, as survivors recounted how attackers from a rival community identified victims one by one before executing them.

38 killed in attacks on Mali villages

Thirty-eight people were killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government said on Tuesday, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country.
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
A joint operation by the Malian army and the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, underway in northeastern Mali, has resulted in the “neutralization” of some 20 jihadists, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) announced Saturday evening.

Twenty jihadists ‘neutralized’ in French-Malian counter-terrorism operation

A joint operation by the Malian army and the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, underway in northeastern Mali, has resulted in the “neutralization” of some 20 jihadists, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) announced Saturday evening.
Delta Sports Commission boss, Tonobok Okowa has confirmed that the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba will host another game of the Super Eagles in June during the next FIFA free window for international friendly games.

Nigeria drop three places in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria dropped three places to 45th spot in the latest global rankings released by the International Federation of Association Football (Fifa).
Former Sunderland forward Wahbi Khazri headlines Tunisian final 23-man squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ex-Sunderland star headlines Tunisia final 23-man for AFCON

With Reigning African Champions, Esperance de Tunis players dominate the list but Al Ahly’s left-back Ali Maaloul was the biggest casualty in the team after he was omitted despite enjoying an impressive season, scoring six goals while assisting seven in 24 games.

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Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser has already picked very fit first eleven players and substitutes that would confront the Guinea national team tomorrow in the second match of Group B in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Afcon: Gernot Rohr picks very fit players against Guinea

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser has already picked very fit first eleven players and substitutes that would confront the Guinea national team tomorrow in the second match of Group B in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set for a return to the club as manager, accordig to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol.

Derby County’s Frank Lampard freed to speak with Chelsea

Frank Lampard has been freed to open talks with Chelsea about becoming their next boss, with Derby hoping for a quick resolution to a long-running saga.

Man docked for allegedly stealing goods worth N756,000

A 19-year-old man, Wasiu Babatunde, on Tuesday appeared in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for alleged theft of goods, valued at N756,000.
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Pablo Sarabia set to join PSG in deal worth over €20 million

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