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Despite losing the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, crown, the Super Eagles of Nigeria has been ranked the 28th national team in the world. AFCON winners Côte D’Ivoire reaped the rewards of their continental triumph on home soil by being the 39th team in the table. The new ranking released by FIFA today saw Nigeria make their biggest jump from 42nd in December 2023 to 28th globally. A run that saw the country reach the...

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Despite the failure of Super Eagles to win the title at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria’s vice-president, Kashim Shettima has eulogized the team for its performance. The Super Eagles fell to a 2-1 defeat against hosts, Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the competition on Sunday night. Shettima, who watched the game live at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, revealed that the players will be rewarded for their effort in the game....

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…President Tinubu hails the Super Eagles The Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire clinched the continent’s crown for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the third time in history. Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire faced off in the final of the 2023 AFCON at Abidjan’s Ebimpé Olympic Stadium. The Super Eagles’ captain, William Troost-Ekong, opened the scoring with a goal in the 38th minute. The hosts pushed forward and levelled the score with a goal from Franck...

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There was a wild celebration at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake which reverberated across Nigeria on Wednesday night after the Super Eagles sealed their place in the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, final. Nigeria defeated Bafana Bafana of South Africa on penalties in the semi-final game after both teams played their hearts out over 120 minutes. The game was ultimately decided by penalties in normal time as well as in the shootout. William...

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The Nigeria High Commission in South Africa has urged Nigerian visitors in the Southern African country to maintain “good conduct” before, during and after the Super Eagles’ clash with Bafana Bafana on Wednesday. On Saturday, 3 February, South Africa outscored Cape Verde 2-1 on penalties following a 0-0 draw after extra time in the last quarterfinal of the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, 2023. A day earlier, Nigeria also clinched the semi-final ticket after beating...

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Oluwatobilola ‘Tobi’ Amusan has bounced back from last year’s heartbreak at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary where she finished sixth to win the African women’s indoor 60-meter hurdles. But Amusan did not only win, she also set a novel record of 7.77s, what Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Development John Enoh called an “amazing accomplishment.” At the Qazaqstan Athletics Sports Complex in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Saturday, 27 January, Amusan breezed past American Nia Ali...

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The Super Eagles have scaled to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tournament. This followed Nigeria’s victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday night. The score line was 2-0 in favour of the Nigerian team. Ademola Lookman netted the first goal in the 36th minute and doubled it seconds before the referee blew the final whistle in the 90th minute. The Super Eagles’ next game will be with the...

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Nigeria has become the first African country to book a ticket to the upcoming 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup competition after a 1-0 win against Burundi on Saturday. The 1-0 win in the final leg tie of the qualifying round secured a 2-0 aggregate victory for Nigeria Women’s U-20 national team, the Falconets, following their earlier 1-0 triumph in the first leg in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, a week ago. During Saturday’s game, Burundi...

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Nigeria on Thursday stood tall in the face of intense Ivorian pressure to beat the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Abidjan. William Troost-Ekong secured the win for the Super Eagles midway through the second half, in the 55th minute with a penalty kick. The game was Nigeria’s first win at the AFCON tournament. The Super Eagles entered the game under immense pressure following their 1-1...

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…Okocha cries foul, seeks rematch Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, who goes by the stage name Portable, is the winner of a boxing match staged between him and Nollywood actor Charles Okocha. Videos of the ring fight that has gone viral on social media showed Portable, in blue, pouncing on Okocha, in red, who tried to block the heavy punches but with little apparent success. Portable wins Charles Okocha in celebrity boxing match pic.twitter.com/S566S0KsJf — Pastor...

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