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South Africa shock Nigeria in CAN qualifier

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Abuja (AFP) – South Africa recorded their first-ever competitive victory over Nigeria on Saturday, winning in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo 2-0.

Nigeria and South Africa had clashed 12 times before, during which time Bafana Bafana’s only victory was in a friendly 13 years ago.

South Africa shock Nigeria in CAN qualifier

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Abuja (AFP) – South Africa recorded their first-ever competitive victory over Nigeria on Saturday, winning in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo 2-0.

Nigeria and South Africa had clashed 12 times before, during which time Bafana Bafana’s only victory was in a friendly 13 years ago.

Nigeria could shun London after visa hassle – Rohr

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria could avoid playing friendlies in London from now on because of problems obtaining visas for staff and players, coach Gernot Rohr has said.

The Super Eagles played Senegal at non-league Barnet’s ground in north London last Friday, drawing 1-1, but a second scheduled match against Burkina Faso on Monday had to be called off.

Nigeria could shun London after visa hassle – Rohr

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria could avoid playing friendlies in London from now on because of problems obtaining visas for staff and players, coach Gernot Rohr has said.

The Super Eagles played Senegal at non-league Barnet’s ground in north London last Friday, drawing 1-1, but a second scheduled match against Burkina Faso on Monday had to be called off.

Nigeria, South Africa in 2019 Africa Cup group

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Johannesburg (AFP) The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw made in Libreville Thursday pitted Nigeria against South Africa in one of the 12 groups and Tunisia against Egypt in another.

Nigeria and South Africa are in Group E with Libya and the Seychelles while Tunisia and Egypt are in Group J with Niger and Swaziland.

Nigeria, South Africa in 2019 Africa Cup group

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Johannesburg (AFP) The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw made in Libreville Thursday pitted Nigeria against South Africa in one of the 12 groups and Tunisia against Egypt in another.

Nigeria and South Africa are in Group E with Libya and the Seychelles while Tunisia and Egypt are in Group J with Niger and Swaziland.

Senegal finish year top of Africa rankings

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Johannesburg (AFP) Senegal ended this year as the highest ranked African national team, edging Cup of Nations title-holders the Ivory Coast for top spot in the December listings released Thursday.

Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ghana and Morocco complete the top 10 compiled by world governing body FIFA.

Senegal finish year top of Africa rankings

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Johannesburg (AFP) Senegal ended this year as the highest ranked African national team, edging Cup of Nations title-holders the Ivory Coast for top spot in the December listings released Thursday.

Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ghana and Morocco complete the top 10 compiled by world governing body FIFA.

Moses leads Nigeria to another World Cup win

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Johannesburg (AFP) Victor Moses opened and closed the scoring as Nigeria overcame Algeria 3-1 Saturday to take charge of their group in 2018 World Cup qualifying.

Captain John Obi Mikel, a Chelsea team-mate of Moses, was also on target for Nigeria at a packed Uyo stadium while Nabil Bentaleb scored for Algeria with an unstoppable drive.

Iwobi, Iheanacho score as Nigeria triumph in World Cup

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Johannesburg (AFP) Nigeria opened their 2018 World Cup group-phase qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory in Zambia on Sunday thanks to goals from English Premier League duo Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho

The 20-year-old strikers scored in the opening half before a capacity 40,000 crowd at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in central city Ndola that included President Edgar Lungu.

Iwobi, Iheanacho score as Nigeria triumph in World Cup

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Johannesburg (AFP) Nigeria opened their 2018 World Cup group-phase qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory in Zambia on Sunday thanks to goals from English Premier League duo Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho

The 20-year-old strikers scored in the opening half before a capacity 40,000 crowd at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in central city Ndola that included President Edgar Lungu.

Tragedy strikes Nigeria football again as Amodu dies

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Abuja (AFP) Tragedy has hit Nigeria football again as former Super Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu died just days after another national team coach Stephen Keshi passed away.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Saturday that Amodu, 58, died after complaining of chest problems.

On Wednesday, Keshi, 54, died suddenly in the southern Benin City.

Tragedy strikes Nigeria football again as Amodu dies

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Abuja (AFP) Tragedy has hit Nigeria football again as former Super Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu died just days after another national team coach Stephen Keshi passed away.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Saturday that Amodu, 58, died after complaining of chest problems.

On Wednesday, Keshi, 54, died suddenly in the southern Benin City.

Nigeria’s ‘Big Boss’ Keshi dies at 54

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Abuja (AFP) Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led tributes to former Super Eagles player and coach Stephen Keshi, who died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 54.

"Nigeria today lost a great sportsman, football player, coach and citizen," Buhari wrote on his official Twitter account, adding: "Nigerian football will not be the same without Stephen Keshi.

Nigeria’s ‘Big Boss’ Keshi dies at 54

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Abuja (AFP) Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led tributes to former Super Eagles player and coach Stephen Keshi, who died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 54.

"Nigeria today lost a great sportsman, football player, coach and citizen," Buhari wrote on his official Twitter account, adding: "Nigerian football will not be the same without Stephen Keshi.

Nigeria’s ‘Big Boss’ Keshi dies at 54

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Abuja (AFP) Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led tributes to former Super Eagles player and coach Stephen Keshi, who died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 54.

"Nigeria today lost a great sportsman, football player, coach and citizen," Buhari wrote on his official Twitter account, adding: "Nigerian football will not be the same without Stephen Keshi.

Nigeria’s ‘Big Boss’ Keshi dies at 54

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Abuja (AFP) Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led tributes to former Super Eagles player and coach Stephen Keshi, who died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 54.

"Nigeria today lost a great sportsman, football player, coach and citizen," Buhari wrote on his official Twitter account, adding: "Nigerian football will not be the same without Stephen Keshi.

Former Nigeria football coach ‘Big Boss’ Keshi dies

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Abuja (AFP) One of African football's most recognisable figures, former Nigeria player and coach Stephen Keshi, has died of a suspected heart attack, his family said on Wednesday. He was 54.

Keshi in 2013 led Nigeria's Super Eagles to victory in the Africa Cup of Nations, and a year later took the side to the last 16 of the World Cup finals in Brazil.

Former Nigeria coach ‘Big Boss’ Keshi dies

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Abuja (AFP) Former Nigeria football coach Stephen Keshi died on Wednesday aged 54 of a suspected heart attack, his family said in a statement.

The charismatic coach, dubbed "Big Boss" by fans, died in Benin City in southern Nigeria from "cardiac arrest", the statement said.

His brother and manager, Emmanuel Ado, confirmed Keshi's death.

Nigeria caretaker Yusuf wants coach job full-time

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Abuja (AFP) Nigeria caretaker coach Salisu Yusuf has urged his country's football bosses to give him the top post on a full-time basis.

The former Enyimba and Kano Pillars coach was in temporary charge of the Super Eagles for the recent friendly victories over Mali and Luxembourg.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are due to announce a permanent coach ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, which begin in October.

Nigeria caretaker Yusuf wants coach job full-time

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Abuja (AFP) Nigeria caretaker coach Salisu Yusuf has urged his country's football bosses to give him the top post on a full-time basis.

The former Enyimba and Kano Pillars coach was in temporary charge of the Super Eagles for the recent friendly victories over Mali and Luxembourg.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are due to announce a permanent coach ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, which begin in October.

Arsenal

On the Dotted Line

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It's an important day at The Emirates.

A new contract for Mr Wenger; yet to be confirmed but the media are convinced he will continue for another two years. No details of wages, sporting directors, new coaches or any real change but perhaps that will happen during the summer.

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Breaking News: Arsenal in talks to sign £6.8m Belgian League top scorer

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13 talented African footballers who could move this summer transfer window

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We are reaching the end of this season and, inevitably, teams around Europe and worldwide are preparing themselves for the summer transfer window. The focus for many will be on exciting prospects and...

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Arsenal youngster set to snub England for Nigeria

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Arsenal youngster, Chuba Akpom, is set to commit his international future to Nigeria according to...

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Arsenal see off competition from Chelsea to agree deal for striker

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Arsenal have agreed to a deal to sign Nigerian wonderkid, Lateef Omidiji Jr. The youngster was under the radar of Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Barcelona, but it seems Arsenal have swopped in quickly.

According to reports from All Nigeria Soccer, Arsenal have seen off the competition from other European clubs to have agreed a deal for the striker.

Arsenal youngster scores first professional league goal

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Midfielder Poses In Arsenal Kit After Club Confirms Singing [Photo]

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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali from the Diamond Football Academy, via the club’s official website.

The 18-year-old midfielder captained the Nigerian U-17 side at the FIFA Youth World Cup in Chile last year where he was named the player of the tournament as well.

Arsenal’s Iwobi and Chelsea’s Mikel named in provisional Olympic squad

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Nigeria have named a provisional 35-man squad for the Olympics this summer, and have included the likes of Alex Iwobi, Jon Obi Mikel and Kelechi Iheanacho. The competition is set to run between August 4 and August 20, meaning any Premier League players inclusion would mean they miss much of pre-season in preparation for the [.

Mexico

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Storylines to watch at the Men's Olympic tournament

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A summer full of soccer has seen plenty of international tournaments, but the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio provide plenty of interesting storylines and trends to watch ahead of the club season.

Featuring rosters composed of Under-23 stars and three overage players, Olympic soccer boats a unique mix of up-and-coming prospects and international stars.

POLONIA

Historial del fútbol olímpico

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El fútbol apareció en los Juegos Olímpicos París 1900 como un deporte de exhibición, sin poner medallas en juego. En aquella ocasión el torneo se definió con la victoria del Club Français Paris 6-2 sobre un combinado de estudiantes belgas. Cuatro años después, el Galt FC, de Canadá, se impuso en un triangular con dos representativos de universidades de St.

Los elefantes y el fútbol

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Aunque por su gruesa figura resulta difícil imaginarlos gambeteando, los elefantes fueron elegidos como símbolo de gran cantidad de clubes de fútbol alrededor de todo el planeta.
Aquí recopilo algunos de los equipos que llevan a un paquidermo en su insignia: tres federaciones nacionales exhiben al más grande de los mamíferos terrestres, desde el África hasta el sudeste asiático, sus hábitats naturales, hasta inimaginables logos con elefantes en Europa y Sudamérica.

Chelsea

[Video] Chelsea Midfielder On Target vs Denmark; Young Striker Nets 90th-Min Winner

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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has scored for his country as Nigeria beat Denmark 2-0 on Saturday to set up a semifinal clash against Germany on Wednesday.

Nigeria dominated the proceedings in Salvador and took the initiative when Imoh Ezekiel produced a brilliant run from the left before teeing up Chelsea’s Mikel to finish from six yards out before halftime.

Mikel John Obi Welcomes Paul Pogba Back To The Premier League With Timely Reminder Of His Midfield Superiority (Video)

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The newly-rechristened Mikel John Obi has found time inhis busy schedule to welcome old pal Paul Pogba back to the Premier League with a timely reminder of the kind of midfield foe he'll be coming up against this season.

Indeed, the Chelsea veteran sought to put the willies up Pogba, who you may have heard made an understated return to Manchester United a few days ago, by chucking in a video clip of the time he nutmegged the bejesus out of his French counterpart at the 2014 World Cup.

Emmanuel Emenike

Former Nigeria captain Yobo bows out with testimonial

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Abuja (AFP) Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo quit an illustrious playing career in Port Harcourt with a testimonial played in his honour on Friday.

Team Nigeria beat Team World 5-4 in an entertaining hour-long match played in front of over 10,000 fans.

Emmanuel Emenike snatched a hat-trick for Team Nigeria, who lined up Vincent Enyeama, Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Ahmed Musa and Efe Ambrose.

Former Nigeria captain Yobo bows out with testimonial

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Abuja (AFP) Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo quit an illustrious playing career in Port Harcourt with a testimonial played in his honour on Friday.

Team Nigeria beat Team World 5-4 in an entertaining hour-long match played in front of over 10,000 fans.

Emmanuel Emenike snatched a hat-trick for Team Nigeria, who lined up Vincent Enyeama, Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Ahmed Musa and Efe Ambrose.

The Rest

Liverpool Round up: PL club face competition to sign French forward; Agent confirms Reds interest in Nigerian striker

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Liverpool are facing a strong competition from several Premier League clubs to sign AC Milan forward, M’Baye Niang, in the January transfer window. Milan wanted to send Niang to Genoa, but the Frenchman is pushing for a permanent move to the Premier League instead.

Nigeria omit bereaved Ighalo, teammate Success in

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Abuja (AFP) Watford striker Odion Ighalo has been excused from Nigeria's World Cup qualifier in Zambia to attend his father's funeral, but club team-mate Isaac Success has been handed a first call-up.

Ighalo will bury his late father in Nigeria on October 8, a day before the away clash in Ndola.

Former Nigeria football coach ‘Big Boss’ Keshi dies

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Abuja (AFP) One of African football's most recognisable figures, former Nigeria player and coach Stephen Keshi, has died of a suspected heart attack, his family said on Wednesday. He was 54.

Keshi in 2013 led Nigeria's Super Eagles to victory in the Africa Cup of Nations, and a year later took the side to the last 16 of the World Cup finals in Brazil.