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WAFU Zone B Women’s Tourney: Ghana beats Nigeria to reach final


Ghana’s Black Queens beat Nigeria’s Super Falcons 5-4 on penalties yesterday in the semi-finals of the ongoing WAFU Zone B Women’s Tournament in Cote d’Ivoire. Nigeria took the lead in the 8th minute through Alice Ogebe but Faustina Ampah responded for Ghana in the 18th minute to send the match into the shootout after regulation time. In the shootout, Portia ...

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Morocco beat Nigeria 4-0 in CHAN 2018 Final


Hosts, Morocco, lived up to their pre-tournament favourites tag beating Nigeria 4-0 in the final on Sunday at a packed Complexe Mohamed V in Casablanca. A brace from Zakaria Hadraf and a goal each from Walid El Karti and Ayoub El Kaabi was all the Moroccans needed to win their first major continental title since the 1976 Africa Cup of ...

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Morocco, Nigeria battle for CHAN 2018 title

Okechukwu Gabriel of Nigeria celebrates goal with teammates during the 2018 CHAN semifinals football game between Sudan and Nigeria at the Grand stade Marrakech in Marrakech, Morocco on 31 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Morocco and Nigeria will battle in the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Sunday night, kick-off at 7pm GMT. Both sides came through tough semifinals on Wednesday evening: Morocco needed extra time to overcome a resilient Libya 3-1 in their North African derby in Casablanca, while Nigeria edged Sudan 1-0 in a ...

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England to play Nigeria in Wembley friendly as part of their 2018 World Cup preparations


England have lined up a Wembley friendly against Nigeria as part of their World Cup preparations. The Super Eagles will be one of two opponents for England, the other likely to be against Latin American opposition, before they depart for Russia. The Football Association wanted England to face African opposition ahead of their World Cup opener against Tunisia in Volgograd ...

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Nigeria FA President apologizes over FIFA sanctions


Nigerian FA President Amaju Pinnick has apologized after the Super Eagles forfeited their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria. Nigeria were given a 3-0 walkover loss by FIFA on Tuesday for fielding an ineligible player in the game against Algeria in November which ended in a 1-1 draw. Nigeria midfielder Shehu Abdullahi was to serve an automatic one match ban ...

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Nigeria in 2018 World Cup Group D: Old Foes, Ice & Fire


Following the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance writer Sammie Frimpong, analyses each of the groups the five African teams were placed in. He looks at Nigeria in Group D. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether Nigeria’s association with Argentina in FIFA World Cup history qualifies as rivalry or a love story, but what we ...

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2018 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah charges African teams to reach last 4


Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, wants African teams to get to the last four of the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The continent will be represented by Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco and they have been placed in groups that will let them face the likes of Colombia, Argentina, Russia, England and Spain in the first round ...

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Nigeria signs bonus contract with players ahead of 2018 World Cup


The Nigeria Football Federation has signed a contract with the Super Eagles players detailing how much they will earn in bonuses at the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year. The deal was signed in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday morning before Nigeria later beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly in the same city. The agreement is expected to militate ...

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Aguero faints at half time during match with Nigeria

Aguero's goal took him to third place in Argentina's all-time top scorer's list with 36 (Image credit: EPA)

Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after fainting in the dressing room at half-time in Argentina’s 4-2 defeat by Nigeria in Krasnodar, Russia. The Manchester City striker had scored to put his side 2-0 up in the first half, but Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi found the net twice as Nigeria came back. The Argentina FA said the 29-year-old had been taken ...

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Friendlies round-up: Alexandre Lacazette nets twice, Spain held by Russia, Nigeria beat Argentina


Alexandre Lacazette scored twice but Lars Stindl earned Germany a 2-2 draw in a heavyweight friendly battle against France in Cologne. Lacazette twice put the visitors ahead, with Timo Werner netting the first equaliser for the Germans. France looked set to hold on and make it three victories in a row against Germany, who they beat in the European Championship semi-finals last summer, only ...

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