African Nations Championship

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Wydad set to stretch Moroccan winning run as VAR debuts

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Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) – Wydad Casablanca should continue a run of Moroccan successes Saturday by lifting the CAF Super Cup, the first match in Africa to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The Casablanca club won the CAF Champions League last November, the same month that the national team qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

El Kaabi hits ninth goal as Morocco whip Nigeria

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Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) – Ayoub el Kaabi scored his ninth goal of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) as Morocco became the first hosts to triumph by thrashing 10-man Nigeria 4-0 Sunday in a Casablanca downpour.

With Nigeria in disarray and the match long over as a contest, the previously little known striker completed his record-extending goal haul by firing into the net from close range.

CHAN surprise side Sudan finish third again

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Marrakech (Morocco) (AFP) – Sudan came third for the second time in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) Saturday by defeating Libya 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 play-off draw in Marrakech.

But while the bronze medals the Sudanese won in 2011 as hosts were expected, those they collected in the central Moroccan city came as a surprise.

CHAN surprise side Sudan finish third again

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Marrakech (Morocco) (AFP) – Sudan came third for the second time in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) Saturday by defeating Libya 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 play-off draw in Marrakech.

But while the bronze medals the Sudanese won in 2011 as hosts were expected, those they collected in the central Moroccan city came as a surprise.

Morocco’s El Kaabi wants to crown goal rush with CHAN title

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Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) – Ayoub el Kaabi hopes to complete a meteoric rise from lower league to international football by helping hosts Morocco defeat Nigeria Sunday in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) final.

Few outside the north African kingdom had heard of the 24-year-old striker before the mid January kick-off of the biennial tournament restricted to footballers playing in their country of birth.

Morocco’s El Kaabi wants to crown goal rush with CHAN title

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Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) – Ayoub el Kaabi hopes to complete a meteoric rise from lower league to international football by helping hosts Morocco defeat Nigeria Sunday in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) final.

Few outside the north African kingdom had heard of the 24-year-old striker before the mid January kick-off of the biennial tournament restricted to footballers playing in their country of birth.

Nigeria to face former CHAN champions Libya

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Nigeria were grouped with former title-holders Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea when the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) draw was made in Rabat Friday.

The Nigerians are making a third consecutive appearance in the biennial tournament for home-based footballers, which Morocco will stage between January 12 and February 4.

Nigeria to face former CHAN champions Libya

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Nigeria were grouped with former title-holders Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea when the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) draw was made in Rabat Friday.

The Nigerians are making a third consecutive appearance in the biennial tournament for home-based footballers, which Morocco will stage between January 12 and February 4.

CHAN failure reveals flailing Kenya football

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Nairobi (AFP) – The decision to strip Kenya of its right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) has revealed the abject state of football in the country.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) governing body earlier this month withdrew the tournament from Kenya after an inspection team found just one out of four venues was ready ahead of the January start of the tournament.

CHAN failure reveals flailing Kenya football

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Nairobi (AFP) – The decision to strip Kenya of its right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) has revealed the abject state of football in the country.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) governing body earlier this month withdrew the tournament from Kenya after an inspection team found just one out of four venues was ready ahead of the January start of the tournament.

FIFA lifts ban on Sudan

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Johannesburg (AFP) – World football body FIFA said Thursday it had lifted a ban imposed on Sudan last week for government interference in the sport.

The move follows the reinstatement of Mutasim Gaafar Sir Elkhatim as president of the Sudan Football Association.

He had been forcibly removed from the association offices by police with unelected official Abdel Rahman Elkatim taking over.

FIFA lifts ban on Sudan

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Johannesburg (AFP) – World football body FIFA said Thursday it had lifted a ban imposed on Sudan last week for government interference in the sport.

The move follows the reinstatement of Mutasim Gaafar Sir Elkhatim as president of the Sudan Football Association.

He had been forcibly removed from the association offices by police with unelected official Abdel Rahman Elkatim taking over.

Wanyama stars as Kenya stretch unbeaten run

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama starred for Kenya as they stretched an unbeaten run to nine matches Thursday by drawing 1-1 at home against Uganda.

Wanyama set up Michael Olunga to give the “Harambee Stars” a 35th-minute lead in a friendly at Kenyatta Stadium in eastern town Machakos.

Libya fire Clemente after World Cup thrashing

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Johannesburg (AFP) Libya sacked Spanish coach Javier Clemente Sunday after a 4-0 World Cup thrashing in the Democratic Republic of Congo the previous evening.

The match was the first in Group A, which includes Tunisia and Guinea, and immediately put the Mediterranean Knights on the back foot.

Nigeria

Tunisia vs Nigeria 2016 CHAN Highlights 1-1 Chikatara Akaichi Goals Video Super Eagles

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Tunisia vs Nigeria 2016 (Tunisie-Super Eagles VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Tunisia vs Nigeria 1-1 (Akaichi/Chikatara) African Nations Championship- 22 January, 2016- Group C- Kigali Nigeria stay on top of Group C as they draw with Tunisia in their CHAN 2016 game Condensed highlights, 5 mins, Dailymotion, English commentary Only goals, 3:04 duration, Dailymotion, [.

African Nations Championship: Stylish Nigeria down Niger, Tunisia draw Guinea

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Second half substitute Chisom Chikatara inspired Nigeria to a crushing 4-1 win over Niger in their African Nations Championships opening match at Kigali's Nyamirambo stadium on Monday. The Abia Warriors star grabbed a hat-trick late in the second half to give Nigeria bragging rights over their West African neighbors.

African Nations Championship: Stylish Nigeria down Niger, Tunisia draw Guinea

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Second half substitute Chisom Chikatara inspired Nigeria to a crushing 4-1 win over Niger in their African Nations Championships opening match at Kigali's Nyamirambo stadium on Monday. The Abia Warriors star grabbed a hat-trick late in the second half to give Nigeria bragging rights over their West African neighbors.

Fantastic 40 Yard Screamer Scored by Mozambique’s Dario Khan Against Nigeria

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The third edition of the African Nations Championship is well under-way and Mozambique's Dario Khan scored probably the Goal of the Tournament already with this 40 yard free-kick against Nigeria yesterday.

Nigeria however did come from behind to win 4-2 however Khan stole the show with his screamer, and just in case your not familiar with the tournament, player's who are eligible must be from that Country and also play their club football in that Country hence why their's not an out-cry from Europe for their star players.

Ethiopia

DR Congo stun Ethiopia, Cameroon pip Angola in African Nations Championship

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Democratic Republic of Congo made a blazing start to the 2016 African Nations championships when they shocked Ethiopia 3-0 in their Group B opener at Butare's Huye stadium on Sunday.

Midfielder Heritier Luvumbu was the hero, scoring one and creating two goals to give the 2009 champions an impressive start.

DR Congo stun Ethiopia, Cameroon pip Angola in African Nations Championship

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Democratic Republic of Congo made a blazing start to the 2016 African Nations championships when they shocked Ethiopia 3-0 in their Group B opener at Butare's Huye stadium on Sunday.

Midfielder Heritier Luvumbu was the hero, scoring one and creating two goals to give the 2009 champions an impressive start.

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