Afcon

CAF Sidelines Nigerian Centre Referees for 2019 AFCON

Out of the Twenty-seven centre referees penciled down for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, countries like Burundi, Mali, Zambia and Sudan are represented on the list, but no Nigerian referee was selected for the big occasions. However, only one assistant referee from Nigeria named Baba Adel was listed among the twenty-nine assistant referees selected […]

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Egypt swing into action towards AFCON 2019.

The Egyptian sports ministry and Football Federation on Sunday launched preparations for the 2019 edition of the African Cup of Nations. The continent’s largest sporting event will take place from June 15 to July 13. “Organizing the CAN in three to four months is a great sign of confidence from FIFA President Gianni Infantino and my colleagues at CAF. Egypt […]

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AFCON: Nigerians reaction to $25,000 reward to goals against South Africa.

Nigerians on social media have expressed mixed reactions towards the offer of a $25,000 cash reward to the national football team for every goal scored in Saturday’s cup of nations qualifier against South Africa. The offer was made by the governor of Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta state region, Ifeanyi Okowa, who visited the Super Eagles in […]

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Celebrations in Cameroon after Afcon win

There have been celebrations across Cameroon after the country’s football team won the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), coming from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in last night’s final in Libreville.  It was the fifth Afcon win for the Indomitable Lions, making them the second most successful nation in the competition’s history – behind Egypt. […]

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