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Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.
The Olympic Eagles will begin the defence of the title they won four years ago in Senegal when they face Cote d’Ivoire today (Saturday) in their opening Group B game of the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo.
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.
U23 Eagles have secured a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket slated for Egypt in November after thrashing Sudan 5-0 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday evening.
With the inauguration of the Warri Itakpe rail station in Agbor, Delta State, due in a few days, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Transport, Honorable Rotimi Chibuke Amaechi, have prioritised the security of passengers and others with the introduction of top notch security baggage scanners in railway transportation across the country.
The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, has commended Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State for his pro-people programmes, despite the teething challenges the government faced in the early days of the administration.
Former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Legendary Nigerian striker Daniel Amokachi says he does not regret missing out on the Africa Player of the Year Award during his playing career.
The Enugu State House Assembly has said that it will not tolerate the exploitation of parents and caregivers by School proprietors, through unnecessary charges as the state reopened primary and secondary schools today.
Three persons were feared dead and many wounded when a patrol team of military and police officials raided communities in Andoni council area of Rivers State.
The police in Bauchi State have arrested a man who allegedly raped his 13 year old boy. The suspect was also lynched but for the arrival of the police, a witness said.
The Court of Appeal on Friday reserved judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s alleged certificate forgery suit.
Frank Lampard has handed experienced summer signing Thiago Silva a debut in Chelsea’s EFL Cup clash tonight.
The death of actor Sushant Singh has sparked a media storm with some calling for wider probe into ‘drugs mafia’.