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Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

NFF supremo defends ex-Super Eagles skipper’s appointment as assistant coach

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has defended the choice of Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the senior national team, amid a huge public outcry over his appointment last week.
President of The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino delivers a speech during the elective assembly of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on October 22, 2018 at the Hilton hotel of Rome's Fiumicino airport. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

FIFA president wants African Nations Cup every four years

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has proposed to the leadership of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, to consider holding the African Cup of Nations every for years instead of the present two years.
Nigeria legend Nwankwo Kanu is confident about his nation’s chances of overcoming Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final on Sunday.

Nwankwo Kanu backs Gernot Rohr to continue as Super Eagles coach

Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, has backed Gernot Rohr to continue as coach of the team, adding that it will be a wrong move to relieve the Franco-German of his duties with Nations Cup and World Cup qualifiers looming.
The Sudan Football Association has named Frenchman Hubert Velud as their new national team coach.

Sudan appoint former Togo boss Hubert Velud as new manager

Two weeks after leaving Algerian club JS Kabylie, Velud takes over with Sudan third in Group C of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, three points behind leaders Ghana.
Finidi George says the scheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is bad news for most European teams.

Finidi George: European clubs to suffer because of AFCON change

Nigerian great Finidi George says European clubs will be the ones to suffer following the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) decision to reschedule the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Finidi George says the scheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is bad news for most European teams.

Finidi George reacts to Afcon 2021 scheduling

Finidi George says the scheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is bad news for most European teams.
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Handball Nations Cup: Nigeria loses friendly game

The Nigeria national men handball team lost to Olympique Souliman of Tunisia 23-21 on Wednesday in a preparatory friendly match in the city of Sulayman, Tunisia ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Asisat Oshoala was delighted to be crowned African Women's Player of the Year for a fourth time at the Caf Awards Gala on Tuesday night.

Sport ministers salutes Asisat Oshoala, Sadio Mane

Nigeria’s Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has applauded Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala for her attainment in football after being crowned as the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has no plans to sack Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr after the Africa Cup of Nations, according to the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick.

Gernot Rohr must reside in Nigeria to coach Super Eagles – NFF chief

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has confirmed Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will be required to reside in the country.
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.

Amaju Pinnick: NFF not owing Gernot Rohr

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has denied that Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is being owed backlog of salaries as reported by a section of the media.
Francis Uzoho said he wanted to continue playing as he revealed the emotional battles he went through immediately he got injured during last Sunday’s international friendly between Nigeria and Brazil at the Singapore National Stadium.

Super Eagles keeper knee operation ‘a success’

Uzoho, 20, suffered the injury after the hour mark during the Super Eagles’s 1-1 friendly draw with Brazil in Singapore and had to be carried off on a stretcher.
Former Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was evasive when asked about his ambition to run as president of the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF).

Chelsea legend eyes top Ivorian FA job

Chelsea legend and former Cote d’Ivoire captain, Didier Drogba, is favourable to secure the top job of his country’s football body.
Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has hailed the historic victory of his side in Angola as they launched their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a first away competitive victory since 1983.

AFCONQ: Gambia coach delights in historic Gambia victory

Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has hailed the historic victory of his side in Angola as they launched their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a first away competitive victory since 1983.
Rangers attacking midfielder Joe Aribo and six other players hit Super Eagles camp in Uyo ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers double-header against Benin Republic and Lesotho. 14

AFCONQ: Ex-international warns Super Eagles against complacency

Ex-international, Waidi Akanni, says Super Eagles’ 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Benin Republic in Uyo, Cross River, on Wednesday, is a must-win match.
Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne believes Harambee Stars have a good chance to reach the next phase of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Tanzania on Thursday.

Equatorial Guinea appoint Sebastien Migne as coach

The Equatorial Guinean Football Federation (Feguifut) hopes Frenchman Sebastien Migne's experience will take the national team to a new level.

South Africa arrive for U23 Afcon with 12 players

South Africa arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations, which begins on Friday, with just 12 players
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Gernot Rohr unhappy with tight schedule of Super Eagles vs Benin, Lesotho

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is not happy with the tight scheduling of his side’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Benin and Lesotho.

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Neymar criticises PSG injury handling after Borussia Dortmund defeat

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Facebook sued by US for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

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Lionel Messi speaks out after Barcelona social media scandal

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

BMO: President Buhari fully in-charge of critical affairs of government

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), says President Muhammadu Buhari is “fully in charge of critical affairs of government” in the country