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VAR to be used from Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be introduced from the quarter-final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations, increasing the possibility of drama in a tournament traditionally filled with refereeing controversy but this year rather muted. It was originally planned to use VAR from the semi-final stage but it will now be brought in […]Read More

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Chelsea Praises Aina’s Performance

Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina, has received praise from his former club Chelsea following his impressive contribution to Nigeria’s bright start to the ongoing Africa Nations Cup in Egypt. Aina’s pass, with his back turned to Burundi’s goal, helped Nigeria finally break down the stubborn debutants, as it left space for Odion Ighalo to score […]Read More

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Eagles chase N1.6b AFCON largesse

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will be N1.6b richer if they win the Africa Cup of Nations this summer in Egypt, according to the Confederation of Africa Football. Meanwhile all the 24 participating countries will receive at least $600,000 each,. The Eagles are gunning for their fourth AFCON title. According to CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, the winner […]Read More

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AFCON U-17: Golden Eaglets beats Tanzania 5-4

Nigeria’s U-17 national team, the Golden Eaglets defeated host, Tanzania 5-4 in the opening game of the AFCON U-17 championship. According to reports monitored on the verified Twitter handle of the Confederation of African Football. Former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju had expressed optimism on the Super Eagles doing very well in the forth coming […]Read More