Ghana inflict another setback on arch rivals Nigeria in CHAN
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Ghana inflict another setback on arch rivals Nigeria in CHAN

Johannesburg (AFP) – Ghana inflicted another setback on Nigeria with a 2-0 victory over their fierce rivals in an African Nations Championship (CHAN) second round first leg on Sunday.   Nigeria suffered a shock loss to Ghana last March in a play-off to decide which country qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Outsiders, […]

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Ghana inflict another setback on arch rivals Nigeria in CHAN

Johannesburg (AFP) – Ghana inflicted another setback on Nigeria with a 2-0 victory over their fierce rivals in an African Nations Championship (CHAN) second round first leg on Sunday.   Nigeria suffered a shock loss to Ghana last March in a play-off to decide which country qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Outsiders, […]
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Osimhen hits four as Nigeria create AFCON record by winning 10-0

Johannesburg (AFP) – Napoli forward Victor Osimhen scored four goals as Nigeria crushed Sao Tome e Principe 10-0 in Morocco on Monday to record the biggest victory in Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying history. Qualifying for the biennial competition has been staged since 1961 and Ghana, Kenya and Libya shared the record with eight-goal […]
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Africa

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Nigeria coach Eguavoen resigns after failure to reach World Cup

Abuja (AFP) – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said national coach Augustine Eguavoen and his assistants have stepped down after the team failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The NFF said in a statement late Thursday the coaching staff had resigned "with immediate effect". On Tuesday, Ghana pipped Nigeria on the […]
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World Cup at stake in Ghana and Nigeria's Jollof Derby

In the final stages of CAF World Cup qualifying, Ghana and Nigeria play for a berth over two legs. Ghana, the heroes of the 2010 World Cup, hit rock bottom two months ago. In the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, they failed to win a game in the tournament. This is something the Black Stars […]

Osimhen scores as Nigeria move closer to top of World Cup group

Johannesburg (AFP) – Napoli forward Victor Osimhen scored to set up Nigeria for a 2-0 win over Liberia on Saturday that moved them closer to a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance. The Super Eagles host Cape Verde in a top-of-the-table Group C clash on Tuesday and will win the section provided they avoid defeat in […]
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Kelechi Iheanacho

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Iheanacho stars as Nigeria make start in World Cup qualifying

Johannesburg (AFP) – Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice as Nigeria beat Liberia 2-0 in Lagos on Friday to go top of an African World Cup qualifying group. He struck after 21 and 45 minutes for a nation that has competed at six of the last seven World Cup tournaments, without ever getting past […]
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Nigeria

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CAS reduces match-fixing ban for former Nigeria coach

Lausanne (AFP) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday reduced to five years the suspension for "corruption" of former Nigerian national team coach, Samson Siasia, in a match-fixing affair.  The court ruled that the life ban, imposed by FIFA in April 2019 after Siaisia was found guilty of agreeing to join a match-fixing […]
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