Qatar 2022: Rivals Nigeria, Ghana In Final World Cup Playoffs

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn against their eternal rivals, the Black Stars of Ghana in the 2022 World Cup playoffs scheduled for March. At the draw, which held in Yaounde, Cameroon, 71-year old rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana on the football field was rekindled for the fifth time in the history of the competition playoffs. Four –time African champions Ghana will host the first leg with the reverse encounter in Nigeria, both to hold between 24th and 29th March. The draw was conducted by Samson Adamu, CAF’s…

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End Of The Road For Super Eagles Of Nigeria At Africa Cup of Nations

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have crashed out of the ongoing round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Cameroon. They lost 1-0 to Tunisia on Sunday evening sending sadness across the country. Barely two minutes after he was brought into the game, Alex Iwobi was sent off for a bad tackle. This is after Tunisia shocked the Super Eagles of Nigeria by scoring two minutes into the second half. A long-range shot from Youssef Msakni gave the Carthage Eagles their first goal in the game. The…

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Naomi Osaka Out To Amanda Anisimova, Ashleigh Barty Wins In Melbourne

Defending champion Naomi Osaka is out of the Australian Open after American opponent Amanda Anisimova survived two match points before clinching a memorable third-round victory. Japan’s Osaka, 24, was beaten 4-6 6-3 7-6 (10-5) at Melbourne Park. Unseeded Anisimova, 20, will play Australian top seed Ashleigh Barty in the last 16. Barty has still not dropped a set this week after a 6-2 6-3 victory over Italy’s Camila Giorgi. The 25-year-old Queenslander is carrying the hopes of a nation desperate to see a home Australian Open champion for the first…

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Comoros Seen As Underdogs Dump Ghana Out Of AFCON

Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign came to a humiliating end on Tuesday in Cameroon as they were beaten 3-2 by debutants Comoros Islands at Garoua’s Roumde Adjia Stadium. Surprisingly, Ghana a four-time winner of the tournament was favoured by pundits to top Group C. However, the Black Stars captained on the night by Arsenal Thomas Partey after Andre Ayew’s red card finished bottom of Group C with just a single point. El Fardou Ben Mohamed scored Comoros’ first ever goal at the continental finals before Ahmed Mogni added…

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Arsenal’s Carabao Cup Clash With Liverpool On Thursday Set To Go Ahead

Arsenal is confident that some of the injury issues that contributed to their request to postpone Sunday’s north London derby with Tottenham will have eased sufficiently ahead of Liverpool’s semi-final second leg visit to the Emirates stadium. The Gunners who played with one man down from around 25th minute into the game at Liverpool’s home ground held Liverpool to a draw. Mikel Arteta was without at least 14 players last weekend, prompting Arsenal’s appeal to the Premier League. But Martin Odegaard’s coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation is over while a number of…

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We Will Stay Play To Earn The Three Points At Stake – Eguavoen

Interim Coach of the Super Eagles, Austin Eguavoen has disclosed that the Nigeria team that is doing Nigeria proud at the ongoing AFCON in Cameroon will go for the maximum three points against Guinea-Bissau in their final Group D game at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua on Wednesday. Even though the Super Eagles are top of the group on six points and are already through to the round of 16, the Nigerian coach said the team will aim to win the three points even though their opponents need just…

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Brentford Consider Signing Denmark Midfielder Christian Eriksen

Brentford have spoken to Christian Eriksen about the possibility of signing the Denmark midfielder. Eriksen had his contract cancelled by Inter Milan last month after being told he could not play in Serie A after being fitted with an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) – a type of pacemaker. No such regulation exists in the Premier League, and it is understood a number of clubs are keen to sign him. However, there is no agreement yet. Brentford would hope to have an advantage through their manager – and fellow Dane –…

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AFCON Latest: Arsenal Embattled Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Returns To Arsenal Over Medical Checks

Reports by the BBC has it that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been released from Gabon’s Africa Cup of Nations squad and will return to Arsenal because of the striker’s ongoing health issues. The 32-year-old missed Gabon’s draw with Ghana on Friday after scans revealed “heart lesions” following a bout of Covid. Aubameyang tested positive on arrival in Cameroon on 6 January. He will undergo further medical checks upon his return to Arsenal. Nice midfielder Mario Lemina has also been released from the Gabon squad after “heart lesions” were also found on…

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Long List Of Replacement Possibilities For Rafael Benitez After Everton Sack

Though it was long coming, the defeat by Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday proved the final straw, which led to the sacking of Rafael Benitez by Everton owners. According to the BBC, his departure came just seven months into a three-year contract. Attention will now turn to finding his successor. Action needs to be swift, with Everton only six points above the Premier League relegation zone. BBC understands former manager Roberto Martinez, now in charge of Belgium, still has his admirers within the club, while assistant boss Duncan…

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Naomi Osaka Starts Title Defence With Dominant Win At Australian Open

Japan’s Naomi Osaka opened her defence of the Australian Open title with a dominant win over Colombia’s Camila Osorio on day one in Melbourne. Osaka, also champion in 2019, raced into a 5-0 lead in the first set before world number 50 Osorio fought back. However, Osaka quickly reasserted her control and wrapped up a 6-3 6-3 win. After taking a four-month break at the end of last season to protect her mental health, the 24-year-old returns to Grand Slam action as the 13th seed. “I thought I played pretty…

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