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Burundi, Lesotho eye first AFCON appearances

Lowly ranked Burundi and Lesotho are among 23 countries chasing 11 places at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament during the final qualifying round in March.
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AWCON: Thomas Dennerby disappointed with Falcons’ loss to South Africa

Nigeria coach Thomas Dennerby was disappointed with his side's 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations opening 1-0 defeat to South Africa.
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AWCON: Thomas Dennerby blames poor finishing for Nigeria defeat to South Africa

Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby has rued his side’s missed chances in Sunday’s 2018 Africa Women’s Cup Of Nations opener against South Africa in Cape Coast, Ghana.

Zambia eliminated from AFCON

Former champions Zambia were eliminated from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition after a 1-0 away loss to Mozambique in Group K Sunday.
Rachel Kundananji of Zambia challenges Celestina Manga Besecu of Equatorial Guinea during the 2018 TOTAL African Womens Cup of Nations match between Zambia and Equatorial Guinea the 18 November 2018 at Cape Coast Stadium, Ghana / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

AWCON: Zambia thrash Equatorial Guinea 5-0 to go top of Group B

Another pre-tournament favorite Equatorial Guinea suffered a huge defeat in the hands of minors, Shepolopolo of Zambia at the ongoing 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana.
Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana celebrates after scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Nigeria in South Africa's opening match of the African Women's Cup of Nation at Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana on November 18, 2018. Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

AWCON: Banyana Banyana beat lacklustre Super Falcons 1-0

Substitute Thembi Kgatlana’s sublime finish earned Banyana Banyana a shock 1-0 win over champions Super Falcons in their 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations Group B opener in Cape Coast, Ghana on Sunday.
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AFCON: Riyad Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for Nations Cup

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria won 4-1 away to Togo on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from Group D.
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Falcons hopeful for first win after 0-1 loss to South Africa

The Super Falcons on Sunday failed to win their first match in the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Ghana as the defending champion lost by 1-0 to South Africa in their first match.
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Ghana beat Algeria to open AWCON campaign

The Black Queens of Ghana started their 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations’ campaign with a 1-0 victory over Algeria on Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium.

AWCON: Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon plot to topple Super Falcons

The Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) has become “Mission stop the Super Falcons” for the tournament’s seven other participants.
The Nigerian Football Federation on Friday dismissed reports of an alleged denial of visas to some Super Eagles players by the South African Embassy in Turkey, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Gernot Rohr: Injuries, suspensions mean opportunities for others

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr rues the injuries and suspension that has robbed him of four of his regulars for Saturday’s crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, but is comforted that the situation has presented opportunities for some other performers to step onto the runway.

Kenya lose CAS appeal over AWCON exclusion

Kenya's Football Federation (FKF) has failed in its bid to be be reinstated to the 2018 Women's Africa Cup of Nations after losing its appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Super Falcons thrash Ivorian women league champions Eleven Sister de Gagna

Super Falcons continue their preparation towards the AWCON in Ghana with a 4-0 victory over Ivorian Women league champions Eleven Sisters de Gagnoa in exhibition game played on Monday.

Super Falcons set to hit Ghana for AWCON title defence

Cup holders, Super Falcons of Nigeria will on Wednesday this week fly into the Ghanaian capital, Accra, before making their way to Cape Coast ahead of the commencement of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Super Falcons beaten again by Asec Mimosas’s U16 side

Super Falcons of Nigeria were beaten 3–1 by Asec Mimosas of Cote d’Ivoire U16 male side in an exhibition game as the team continues their preparation for the AWCON in Ghana.
Zambia's President Edgar Lungu shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping before their bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China September 1, 2018. Nicolas Asfouri-Pool via REUTERS

Zambia blames opposition for anti-China attacks

Zambia's government accused the opposition on Friday of fuelling "xenophobic" attacks on Chinese nationals after a spate of violent incidents targeting the community and its businesses.

CAF reinstate Equatorial Guinea for AWCON

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has reinstated Equatorial Guinea to the upcoming Women's Africa Cup of Nations after an appeal.
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Nick Mwendwa: Kenya will appeal decision to reinstate Equatorial Guinea for AWCON

Football Kenya Federation now says they will consider appealing against the decision to reinstate Equatorial Guinea for the Awcon finals.

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Aisha Buhari impostor, two others remanded in prison

An alleged impostor of President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari, Uche Julius (aka Musa Mohammed) who was recently arrested by the police, has been remanded in prison custody as ordered by Justice Babs Kuewumi of the Federal High Court, Lagos.
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Germany bans Jamal Khashoggi suspects from Europe

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2019: SDP affirms Godfrey Miri as Plateau governorship candidate

The National Secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has affirmed Godfrey Miri as the party’s governorship candidate in Plateau State.
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Kuwait’s Sheikh Ahmad al-Sabah temporarily leaves IOC roles

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NCC donates 110 laptops to Kaduna school

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) on Monday donated 110 units of laptops to the Federal School of Statistics in Manchok, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.