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AFCON 2019: Why Super Eagles Shunned Press Conference Ahead Of Guinea’s Clash

Following allegation of their unpaid bonuses and allowances, the Super Eagles of Nigeria today, Tuesday boycotted the pre-match conference. Vice-captain of the team, Ahmed Musa was expected to attend the conference along with the team’s gaffer, Gernot Rohr, but he stayed back at the hotel with the rest of his teammates to discuss the issue. This is coming barely twenty four hours to their tie against Guinea in the African Cup of Nations, AFCON in Egypt. The Super Eagles laboured to a hard-fought win over Burundi in…

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Camp Comes Alives As Kalu Is Cleared For Guinea Clash

All is now set for the camp of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to come alive again following the cheering news that Samuel Kalu had been declared fit after he collapsed on Friday while training. The player is now fit to feature for the Eagles at the ongoing 32nd Africa Cup of Nations after another test was carried out on him in Cairo. According to the Super Eagles team administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, Doctor Ibrahim Gyaran travelled to the Egyptian capital with Kalu to conduct the test alongside a CAF medical officer. …

Super Eagles In Top Gear For AFCON 2019

With less than two days to the commencement of the African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019 in Egypt, the Super Eagles of Nigeria has kicked off their final lap of preparation at their base in Alexandra. A check by this medium on the verified Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF at @thenff shows the Gernot Rohr’s boys in lively and prepared mood as they arrive for training session. https://twitter.com/CAF_Online/status/1141327613895593984 The Eagles will begin their AFCON campaign against Burundi at…

BREAKING: Egypt To Host 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security. DETAILS LATER.

AFCON: CAF Disqualifies Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone have been disqualified from the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying competition, the Confederation of African Football said on Monday. Football’s world governing body FIFA had suspended the Sierra Leone Football Association in October due to “government interference”. CAF’s decision means Kenya and Ghana are assured of first and second place in Sierra Leone’s Group F and have therefore booked their place in next year’s finals. “Sierra Leone is disqualified from the qualifiers and all its matches are…

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Move Up By 4 Spots

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots to 44th position in the new ranking by World football governing body, FIFA. In the ranking table published on FIFA website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points in October, placing it third on the continental stage. The coach Gernot Rohr defeated the Mediterranean Knights of Libya 4-0 (home) and 3-2 (away) earlier this month, in the African Nations Cup qualifiers to top the group fixtures. The movement has now placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind…

Super Eagles Head Coach Fingered In Bribery Scandal

Super Eagles team B coach, Salisu Yusuf, has been filmed taking bribe from undercover journalists spare headed by controversial Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who pretended to be football agents. In a video posted by BBC, Salisu, who has been Gernot Rohr's assistant since 2016, received $1000 cash from the undercovers to influence his team selection. The men posing to be football agents, further promised Salisu, 15% of sign on fee, once the players are able to seal a deal abroad. “So if…

Pinnick Appointed CAF 1st Vice President

The embattled President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has been appointed as the 1st Vice President of Confederation of African Football (CAF). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Pinnick’s appointment’s is contained in a letter dated July 5, 2018 signed by CAF’s General Secretary, Amr Fahmy. The letter reads “Following resignation of the 1st Vice President, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi and the prevailing situation in the Football Federation of Nigeria, the CAF President, after consulting the…

2018 W/Cup: Nigeria To Receive $2m Advance

The five African qualified teams for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup will each receive an advance of two million dollars of their prize money from FIFA towards their preparations. The decision comes on the heels of negotiations initiated by CAF President Ahmad with the FIFA administration, leading to the exceptional agreement granted on April 12. This follows a decision by the CAF Emergency Committee on Dec. 1, and ratified by the CAF Executive Committee on Jan. 10. The meeting had agreed on providing exceptional…

CAF Bans Nigerian Referee, Ogabor, Over Attempted Match Fixing

The Referees Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the recommendation of its Disciplinary Board to ban Nigeria referee, Joseph Ogabor, from any official mission for one year over attempted match manipulation. A statement on CAF website on Sunday said this was with respect to the Total CAF Confederation Cup 1/16th round first leg between Plateau United (Nigeria) and USM Alger (Algeria) played on April 7, 2018, in Lagos. The decision follows investigations conducted and evidence submitted…