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  1. Local coaches struggle to make presence felt at CupRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | West Australian

    As the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea moves into the knockout phase, the meagre presence of coaches from the continent is striking. At the start of this year's tournament, only three of the 16 competing countries were led by African coaches, and only one has survived into the quarter-finals.


  2. NFA expresses sadness at Agbonavbare's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Vanguard

    The Nigeria Football Association on Tuesday expressed its deep grief and that of the entire Nigerian football family at the death of former Super Eagles' goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare. The NFA, in a statement by its Assistant Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, said news of Agbonavbare's death in the early hours of Tuesday in Spain had been broken to it.


  3. African coaches not visible at Africa CupRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Daily Monitor

    African coaches have continued to be outnumbered at Afcon, with this year's tournament in E. Guinea having only three local coaches against 13 from Europe. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi and former Cameroon star Joseph-Antoine Bell are some of the outspoken football voices when it comes to non-African tacticians managing national teams at the expense of locals.


  4. AFCON: Why are the African coaches MIA?Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | In-depth Africa

    The Africa Cup of Nations is now in full swing, and while it's not exactly set the footballing calendar alight yet, it has had its moments. But, as with every competition African teams are involved in, one thing stands out more than anything else.


  5. What to expect from the Equatorial Guinea tourneyRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | Daily Monitor

    SOCCER. If you want a bet, I'd say an each-way bet on Burkina Faso because they have a much easier half of the draw.


  6. Africa Cup of Nations: Teams come together to unite against EbolaRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 |

    I wasn't surprised the Confederation of African Football suspended host Morocco from its most prestigious tournament - the Africa Cup of Nations - as the continent grappled with the Ebola crisis. It is important to take Ebola seriously, but Morocco took too long to make a decision and the North African nation had various options to control the risk, notably preventing fans from West Africa from entering the country.


  7. Absentee Africa Cup of Nations champions Nigeria vow to rebuildRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | West Australian

    African champions Nigeria have vowed to rebuild following their shock failure to qualify for the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations crown in Equatorial Guinea. In November, the Super Eagles needed a win at home against group winners South Africa to qualify for the 2015 tournament, but instead they could only draw 2-2 in the southern coastal town of Uyo, allowing Congo to snatch second place.


  8. Rufai: Eagles pulled down EnyeamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Vanguard

    Former Super Eagles captain and first choice goalkeeper Peter Rufai has identified Nigeria's failure to beat South Africa in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo as biggest set back in Vincent Enyeama's abortive bid to win the 2014 Glo-CAF African Footballer of the Year Award. In a chat with Sports Vanguard, Rufai who won the 1994 Nations Cup with the Super Eagles said, "that the match in Uyo spoiled everything Enyeama had worked for throughout the whole year.


  9. Fufa Stake Holders' Forum: Vice President Ssekandi to grace SymposiumRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | PressReleasePoint

    The first ever FUFA Stake holders' Football Symposium will be opened by the Ugandan Vice President, Hon. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi.


  10. REVEALED: How Keshi, Enyeama snubbed Messi during Ballon d'Or votingRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | In-depth Africa

    On Monday night in Zurich, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, was crowned the Best Player in the World for 2014. The Portugal international won the prize for the second consecutive year, ahead of rival Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer.


  11. Afcon hosts face uphill battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 |

    Equatorial Guinea might have the advantage of home support but there is little else going for the host nation as they kick off the African Nations Cup against Congo in Bata on January 17. Originally kicked out of the qualifying competition for using an ineligible foreign player, a legacy of seeking to strengthen their side with mercenaries, Equatorial Guinea have had to scramble to prepare for the tournament after stepping in as hosts after Morocco were stripped of the right in November.


  12. We made Keshi a new offer - PinnickRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | In-depth Africa

    President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has confirmed that they have begun contract talks with out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi. Keshi's contract ended after Nigeria's exit at the last World Cup in Brazil and even though he handled the team albeit on a temporary basis during Nigeria's ill-fated Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying campaign, the Glass House had yet to offer him fresh terms.


  13. NFF 'll decide on Keshi soon, says PinnickRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Vanguard

    NFF president Amaju Pinnick has stated the football federation hope to take the right decision on Stephen Keshi hence the delay in any announcements regarding the future of the out-of-contract coach. The executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation meets today in Lagos with several issues, including that of the future of Keshi to be discussed.


  14. Pinnick confirms NFF will offer Keshi new contractRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | In-depth Africa

    President of the Nigeria Football Federation , Amaju Pinnick, has said that Stephen Keshi will be offered a new deal and the federation will take the right decision on his future.


  15. Boosting our economy though sportsOLANREWAJU AJIBOYE, CanadaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Nigeriaworld

    This writer must confess that this is a difficult topic to treat simply because, curious as it may be, sports especially soccer do not tickle my fancy. However, the patriotism zeal in me inflames a rebellion against dominance and the addiction to foreign teams by the multitude of sports lovers in Nigeria especially the game of soccer often called 'football' in this part of the world.


  16. Enyeama: I want to become the best goalkeeper in the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 |

    The Lille man is full of ambition after he was voted Goal's Nigerian Player of the Year and has nothing but fond memories of his experience of the World Cup in Brazil EXCLUSIVE By Ambre Godillon Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is determined to keep on improving and aims to become the best shot-stopper in the world in the years to come. The Lille star beat the likes of Ahmed Musa, Obafemi Martins, Mfon Udoh and Ikechukwu Uche to the title of Goal 's Nigerian Player of the Year with an overwhelming 55 percent of votes cast.


  17. "Keshi is not good enough for our national team" - AkpoborieRead the original story

    Monday Jan 5 | In-depth Africa

    Keshi's contract with Nigeria expired after the 2014 World Cup, but the Big Boss took charge of the remaining Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches. "For those who know about the technicality of the game, it is obvious that from what we have seen in the last two years that Stephen Keshi is not good enough for our national team," Akpoborie told Goal.


  18. Nigeria coach 'didn't like me' Obafemi Martins saysRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 4 | Sounder at Heart

    Obafemi Martins last suited up for Nigeria on March 13, 2013, shortly after signing with the Seattle Sounders . In fact, he's only made two appearances for the Super Eagles since 2010.


  19. Africa Cup hosts coach-less as clock ticksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | The China Post

    Africa Cup of Nations hosts Equatorial Guinea do not have a coach 13 days before facing Congo Brazzaville in the tournament opener. New soccer federation president Andres Jorge Mbomio fired Spanish coach Andoni Goikoetxea on Dec. 31 for not accompanying the national squad to a camp in Portugal.


  20. "Keshi does not like me" - Obafemi MartinsRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 4 | In-depth Africa

    Obafemi Martins has claimed that Stephen Keshi does not like him and that is why he is left out of the national team. The Seattle Sounders striker enjoyed a tremendous season with the Major League Soccer team, scoring 17 times and getting nominated for the Most Valuable Player prize.