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Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

George Weah wants Liberia to host AFCON

Weah, who has served as Liberia’s president since January 2018 and was FIFA’s World Player of the Year (now known as the Ballon d’Or) in 1995, revealed this ambition while speaking at the official commissioning ceremony of the Samuel K Doe Sports Complex practice pitch earlier this week.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

Finidi George: Kano Pillars move will help Ahmed Musa’s form ahead 2022 WCQ, AFCON

Former Nigerian midfielder, Finidi George, believes the return of Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa is basically meant to keep himself fit ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun thanked the Rangers fans for the way they have welcomed him to the club.

Leon Balogun may consider post Rangers Bundesliga offers

There are strong indications that Super Eagles and Rangers defender Leon Balogun may head back to Germany after his contract with the Scottish Premier league champions.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Henry Nwosu: Gernot Rohr must win AFCON title to be ranked among the best

Henry Nwosu has urged Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr to win the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon if he is to be regarded as one of the best tacticians on the continent.
4. Super Eagles land in Porto Novo via boat ahead of their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Benin Republic on Saturday evening.

Sports Minister warns Super Eagles against underrating Béninoise Squirrels

Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has challenged the Super Eagles to make the football fans in the country proud with an outright victory against the Squirrels of Benin Republic when they meet in Saturday’s Group L TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
Comoros coach Amir Abdou is in a relaxed mood going into Sunday’s clash with Egypt in Cairo.

AFCON: Comoros coach happy with achievement made so far

The Comoros according to him are not only happy to have picked one of the tickets to next year’s Nations Cup but also happy to be on same level with 6-time Nations Cup champions Egypt.
Super Eagles German coach Gernot Rohr and the team’s captain Ahmed Musa played a role in crowning the best coach and best men’s player in Thursday’s award ceremony

AFCONQ: Super Eagles skipper, five other players arrive in Lagos

The Super Eagles camp in Lagos is already bubbling with some early arrivals ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations Cup (AFCON) qualifying matches against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.
8. Former African champions, Super Eagles, were held to a scoreless draw by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday.

Ex-DRC skipper: Why Nigeria won’t win Africa Cup of Nations

Former DR Congo captain Gabriel Zakuani has expressed his pessimism that Nigeria can win the Africa Cup of Nations next year.
1. Former African champions, Super Eagles, were held to a scoreless draw by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday.

Nigeria confirm dates, times for final AFCON qualifiers

Nigeria have confirmed the dates and kick-off times of their final two Group L qualifiers for the next Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Odion Ighalo will spend the next two weeks on the sidelines, which would not threaten his chances of making his Africa Cup of Nations debut, according to reports.

Ex-Eagles star: Odion Ighalo can return to national team if Gernot Rohr really desires

Nigeria’s 1980 Nations Cup winner, Henry Nwosu, has said he will like to see former Manchester United forward, Odion Jude Ighalo, returning to Super Eagles at the discretion of the national team coach.

Sunday Oliseh explains why he left Super Eagles coaching role

Super Eagles legend Sunday Oliseh has refuted claims he left the Nigerian coaching job because of voodoo, explaining that he had issues with his health before quitting as the team’s gaffer in 2016.
Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.

CHAN 2021: Zimbabwe accuse Cameroon of witchcraft after dead bat found on the pitch

Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

AFCON: Gernot Rohr won’t make us proud – Primate Ayodele

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will qualify for the Africa Coup of Nations Cup (AFCON 2021) but Coach Gernot Rohr will not make them proud, Primate Elijah Ayodele has predicted.
Gabon players were held at a Gambia airport for six hours before their game in the nation

AFCONQ: How Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, teammates slept on Gambia airport floor

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night sleeping on the airport floor ahead of their vital 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Gambia.
Amaju Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick: Time for Super Eagles to beat Sierra Leone

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has tasked the Super Eagles to beat Sierra Leone 4-0 in Freetown when they battle in their next Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture on Tuesday.
Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong says the team is hungry and ready for redemption after their shambolic showing against Sierra Leone on Friday.

AFCONQ: NFF supremo tasks Super Eagles to beat Sierra Leone in Freetown

The Super Eagles have been tasked by the Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, to make sure they beat the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Tuesday after they squandered a 4-0 lead on Friday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.
Super Eagles Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and other officials of the team based in Nigeria will “hopefully” start off on their journey to Singapore Today, ahead of the international friendly against Brazil.

Tanzanian club table $4,000 deal for Super Eagles shot-stopper

A top Tanzanian club is reportedly interested in signing Super Eagles shot-stopper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, according to the Media Officer of the Nigeria U-20 team Andrew Randa.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed how he was able to convince former Germany youth captain Kevin Akpoguma to commit his international future Nigeria.

Gernot Rohr: Why Kevin Akpoguma to choose Nigeria over Germany

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed how he was able to convince former Germany youth captain Kevin Akpoguma to commit his international future Nigeria.
Twente right-back Tyronne Ebuehi is eager to return to the Nigeria national team after recovering from a career-threatening injury.

Tyronne Ebuehi targets Super Eagles return after recovering from injury

Twente right-back Tyronne Ebuehi is eager to return to the Nigeria national team after recovering from a career-threatening injury.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Ajibade Babalade’s death huge loss to Nigerian football – minister

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has described the death of former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade, as a huge loss not only to his family, but to the entire Nigerian football fraternity.
Clemens Westerhof

Clemens Westerhof sues Jo Bonfrere over allegations of match-fixing

Two former Nigeria coaches, Clemens Westerhof and Johannes Bonfrere are locked in a legal battle in far away Holland, over allegations of match-fixing during Nigeria’s USA ’94 World Cup campaign.
Former Ghana right-back John Paintsil claims that the Africa Cup of Nations is a tougher competition than the World Cup for African teams.

John Paintsil: Africa Cup of Nations tougher than World Cup

Former Ghana right-back John Paintsil claims that the Africa Cup of Nations is a tougher competition than the World Cup for African teams.

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The communiqué, which was signed by NYCN President, Comrade Solomon Adodo and Secretary, Suleiman Musa, further called for support from youths and other stakeholders in the region for Buhari and Akpabio.

Niger Delta: President Buhari has surpassed all past presidents – NYCN

National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed all past Presidents of the country in the development of the Niger Delta region.
Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Edinson Cavani offered £50K pay rise to stay at Manchester United

Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Federal pensioners pull out of pensions union

The crisis among pensioners on Sunday got messier as Federal Civil Service Pensioners (FCSP) finally opted out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) over alleged denial of the branch’s rights and privileges.
David Moyes fears West Ham’s slim hopes of Champions League football could be affected further by Manchester United forced to field weakened teams.

David Moyes lashes out at Premier League chiefs over Manchester United decision

The Hammers boss – whose men were beaten by Everton – has called on the Premier League to explain the questions surrounding the integrity of the competition being affected with United’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa their first of three games in five games.
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APC needs credible candidate to win Anambra election – aspirant

Chief George Moghalu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Anambra, says electing a credible candidate is critical for the party to capture power in the state.

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Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Super Eagles star Paul Onuachu still dreams Arsenal move

Nigeria and Genk’s goal machine, Paul Onuachu, is reportedly hoping to end up an Arsenal player by the end of the summer.
The worst that people feared about the missing Akwa Ibom woman has happened, Iniobong Umoren, the Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, who left her home for a supposedly job interview in the outskirt of Uyo, has been raped and killed.

Akwa Ibom governor: Killers of Ini Umoren will not go unpunished

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has said everyone involved in the death of 26-year-old Miss Iniobong Umoren will be punished according to laws of the land. Umoren was allegedly abducted, raped and murdered by Uduak Frank Akpan

President Buhari mourns Senator Al-Hassan’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he is deeply saddened by the death of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, “Mama Taraba’’, who was Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development during his first term in office.

ICTSI: We are not owned by Aliko Dangote

A global port management company, International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI), has refuted a Sahara Reporters report linking it with Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.
Crotone head coach Serse Cosmi admitted that the club will find it difficult to hold on to Simy Nwankwo following his incredible run of form for the Serie A outfit.

Crotone director: Simy Nwankwo has quality to stay in Serie A

Crotone sporting director Giuseppe Ursino believes Simy Nwankwo has the quality to continue his stay in Serie A.