At Last Antoine Griezmann Joins Barcelona, To Wear No 17 Jersey

Finally, after months of speculation, Antoine Griezmann has been officially unveiled as a Barcelona player. He would wear the No 17 shirt for his new club and former rivals. The France football star completed his move to Barcelona from Atletica Madrid on Friday for a fee of £108million. Griezmann was in good spirits as he posed in the Barcelona kit for the first time and spoke of his desire to win the Champions League for the first time. Pedro, Mark van Bommel and Emmanuel Petit are amongst the players to…

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AMCON Boss Charges Super Eagles To Win AFCON Trophy

*AMCON Managing Director, Kuru —————————————————————————————————————- By Editor Following the impressive performance of Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru, has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for qualifying for the Semi-finals. The Super Eagles who beat arch rivals, South Africa with 2-1 victory in Egypt, qualified for the Semi-finals of the 32nd edition of the tournament where they will now face Algeria in a titanic battle. Algeria beat Ivory Coast on…

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AFCON: Emmanuel Amunike Sacked As Tanzania Coach

Following the exit of Tanzania from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Tanzanians have fired their national team coach and former Super Eagles of Nigeria player, Emmanuel Amunike. The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) was not happy that Amunike’s team failed to win a game at AFCON, and exited at the group stage. Amunike took over last August and helped them qualify for the finals for the first time in 39 years. “Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) and the coach of the national team, the Tarifa Stars, Emmanuel Amunike, have jointly…

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Arsenal May Bid For Barcelona Winger, Malcom

News coming from the English Premier League (EPL) has it that Arsenal may hijack Everton’s £31.5million move for Barcelona winger Malcom. The Sun reports that the Toffees are ready to make a fresh bid to sign the Brazilian after missing out in the January transfer window. Malcom wanted to stay at the Nou Camp and fight for a regular place in Ernesto Valverde’s first team. But his bid to impress Valverde failed and Malcom finished the season having started just six La Liga games. Arsenal boss Unai Emery has identified…

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Algeria Beats Guinea To Book A Spot In AFCON Quarter-Finals

Riyad Mahrez scored a wonderful goal as Algeria underlined their status as one of the favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-0 win over Guinea, which booked their place in the quarter-finals. The Manchester City winger’s superb control and composed finish in the 57th minute put his side two goals up after Youcef Belaili’s 24th-minute opener in Cairo. And Algeria sealed their progression as substitute Adam Ounas added a late third. Djamel Belmadi’s side had cruised through group stages without dropping a point or conceding a goal…

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Debutants Madagascar Reach AFCON Quarter-Finals

When Africa Cup of Nations debutants, Madagascar defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria, football pundits across Africa refused to give them credit for an outstanding performance, the blamed it on Nigerian team who ‘decided not to play’ on the day. But the Madagascar team have again proved that beating Nigeria was not a fluke. Although Nigerian team have gone ahead to beat the defending champions Cameroon and even sent them back home after beating them 3-2, Madagascar who did not show any form of respect to Nigeria has again dumped…

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America Still Queens Of Women Football, Beats Netherlands To Retain Title

The European game had hoped to demonstrate in France this past month that it has caught up with women’s football’s outstanding nation but the evidence of the tournament endgame suggests that the gulf may be unbreachable for a fair while yet. For 45 minutes, a valiant and indefatigable Holland repelled all that the reigning champions had to throw at them, in a performance which suggested that Phil Neville’s England may have their work cut out in the European Championships held on English soil, two years from now. But as day…

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Crystal Palace Wilfried Zaha Desperate To Join Arsenal Ahead Of New Season

According to reports by Sportsmail, Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha wants to join Arsenal this summer and has informed his club of his desire and urged them to reach an agreement with the club he supported as a boy. Crystal Palace have this window lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United in a deal worth over £50m and their position was that only one of their academy products would be allowed to leave. But winger Zaha, 26, is refusing to accept his chances of a move are over and remains determined…

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AFCON: Nigeria Beat Guinea 1-0, Set For Round Of 16 Knockout

Nigeria avoided the “if” factor at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) by becoming the first teams to qualify for the second round AFCON. They beat Guinea 1-0 in Alexandria on Wednesday. Kenneth Omeruo scored the only goal in the game. It was indeed a difficult game for the Super Eagles of Nigeria up until 73 minutes when centre-back, Omeruo headed a corner into the net to earn the Super Eagles a second straight Group B victory. Recall the also beat Burundi by the same score four days ago…

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AFCON Group F: Ghana, Benin Play 2 – 2

The drama between Ghana and Bebib Republic at the on-going 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt has further underscored the fact that in modern football, the tag underdog is constantly diminishing. Yesterday, Ghana were held to a 2-2 draw by lowly rated Benin in their opening Africa Cup of Nations Group F game in the Ismailia Stadium. Ghana played most of the second half with 10 men and paid the price as Benin forced them to settle for a point when Mickael Pote netted his second goal of…

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