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EARLY BOUNEDJAH STRIKE WINS AFCON 2019 FOR ALGERIA

Algeria claimed only their second-ever continental crown with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Senegal on Friday night. Baghdad Bounedjah’s deflected strike, inside the first two minutes, ultimately decided a game played out in an immense atmosphere at the Cairo International Stadium. There was incident at both ends right from the off, as early nerves saw …

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gernot rohr

ALGERIA 2-1 NIGERIA: NO TWEAKS UP ROHR’S SLEEVE

In the immediate aftermath of Nigeria’s loss to Algeria, there were parallels immediately drawn with the defeat suffered at the hands of Argentina at the 2018 World Cup. Then, as now, Nigeria had reeled in a one-goal deficit from the penalty spot, only to be sucker-punched late on and exit the competition. However, attractive as …

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FIFA U17 World Cup

U-17 WORLD CUP: NIGERIA DRAWN AGAINST ECUADOR, AUSTRALIA IN BRAZIL

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have been drawn alongside Australia, Hungary and Ecuador in Group B of the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The 24-team tournament, scheduled to kick off on October 26, 2019, will be hosted by Brazil, and will run through to the November 17. Four host venues have been selected in three cities: Goiania, …

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Ahmed Musa

NIGERIA 2-1 SOUTH AFRICA: MUSA SHOWS BAFANA VALUE OF DEPTH

In the build-up to their Quarter-final meeting on Wednesday, Stuart Baxter and Gernot Rohr engaged in a bit of verbal jousting, first tipping their hats and then stridently trying to pin the tag of ‘favourites’ on each other. Rohr went first, his argument being that defeating the hosts Egypt, “favourite number one” in his mind, …

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