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July, 2019

  • 25 July

    Missing 2019 AFCON Almost Broke Me Down, Says Onazi

    Missing 2019 AFCON Almost Broke Me Down, Says Onazi

    Ogenyi Onazi, Super Eagles midfielder, has disclosed that missing out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria, almost made him go crazy. Onazi ruptured his Achilles tendon in a Turkish Super Lig game against Rizespor in December 2018, which ruled him out of the rest of the season …

  • 24 July

    Ighalo Out For Eight Weeks After Injury Sustained At AFCON

    Ighalo Out For Eight Weeks Over Injury Sustained At AFCON

    Nigerian striker, Jude Ighalo, has confirmed that he will be sidelined for two months, due to a hamstring he sustained while representing the country at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. The 30-year-old, who helped Nigeria finish third at the competition, sustained the injury against Tunisia during the third-place playoff. He …

  • 18 July

    2019 AFCON: Eagles Fell Short Of Expectations, Says Oparaku

    Super Eagles win bronze at AFCON 2019

    Mobi Oparaku, an ex-international, has stated that the Super Eagles did not meet expectations at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, despite winning the bronze medal at the tournament. The Eagles narrowly defeated Tunisia in the third-place match on Wednesday in Cairo, courtesy of a Jude Ighalo third minute goal.   …

  • 15 July

    AFCON: Eagles Need Encouragement, Not Rebuke – Owolabi

    Felix Owolabi, a former Nigerian international, has urged football fans in the country to encourage the Super Eagles, rather than rebuke them, following Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Desert Foxes of Algeria in the semi-final of the 2019 AFCON. Reacting to the defeat, Owolabi noted that the team performed better …

  • 12 July

    Madagascar Risk Becoming One-tournament Wonders – Coach Dupuis

    UI management assures students of security, peace July 12, 2019 3:06 pm by emiola ibukun - Nigeria - Robbery By Ibukun Emiola Ibadan, July 12, 2019 (NAN) The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has assured students of the institution of security to forestall future robbery attack. Prof. Kayode Adebowale, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration of the institution disclosed this to newsmen in Ibadan to newsmen on Friday. “We have been security conscious that was why we raised the perimeter fence around the hall. “It is one of our halls that are close to the boundary of the university and the Polytechnic of Ibadan; therefore, many things had been tampered with. “However, we will raise the perimeter fence further and then put wire marsh that would prevent anyone from coming in. “We would also complete the perimeter fencing of the entire hall and increase the number of our security personnel manning the hall every night.’’ While narrating the ordeal of the incident and the scenario, Adebowale said “when we got the report around 1:30 a.m., I went there with the UI Chief Security Officer and some of the security staff. “We met some of the students outside in panic and one of the security men tied and we had to loose him and we tried as much as possible to calm the tension. “However, only two students were injured, one wounded on the head and was taken to University Health Service, Jaja and had since been discharged. “The other one jumped and I think she had a dislocation not a fracture,” he said. Adebowale said the Oyo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Shine Olukolu and other officers have visited the scene of the incident, adding that investigation is underway. “The CP came this morning to discuss with us on the event and we were lucky because one of the people that came about seven left his phone behind. “So investigation is on and it has been handed to the CP, so there is peace all around UI,” he said. When News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) visited Obafemi Awolowo Hall UI, students were seen in small groups discussing the incident and expressing fear of another attack. A student, who pleaded anonymity, said the robbers came knocking on doors of the hall around 1 o’clock in the morning, adding that phones, laptops and ATM cards were carted away.

    Nicolas Dupuis, coach of the Madagascar national team, has said the country could become one-tournament hit, unless fundamental changes are carried out in their football. The Indian Ocean Islanders proved their merit of becoming the first country in the continent to qualify for the 2019 AFCON, by reaching the quarter-finals …

  • 11 July

    It’ll Take One Week To Explain Why We Lost To Nigeria – Baxter

    It’ll Take One Week To Say Why We Lost To Nigeria – Baxter

    Stuart Baxter, coach of the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, has said in a post-match conference that it would take him one week to explain why his team lost to Nigeria. The South Africans lost to the Super Eagles 2-1 in the quarter-final of the ongoing AFCON in the Round …

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