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Cameroon topple Egypt to win Afcon

Cameroon topple Egypt to win Afcon

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Vincent Aboubakar came off the bench to score a stunning winner with two minutes left as Cameroon fought back to beat Egypt 2-1 in a thrilling Africa Cup of Nations final in Libreville, Gabon, on Sunday.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had given Egypt the lead midway through the first half and Egypt looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.

But Nicolas Nkoulou, who had...

Big Match Feature: Egypt v Cameroon

Big Match Feature: Egypt v Cameroon

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After three weeks of pulsating football and great goals, the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is down to two teams who will contest the final on Sunday, 5 February, at the Stade Stade de l'Amitié in Libreville.

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will square up with the Pharaohs of Egypt in what is expected to be an exciting clash between two teams with different styles.

It will also be a repeat of the 2008 edition when Egypt defeated Cameroon 1-0 to lift...

Traore hands Burkina third spot

Traore hands Burkina third spot

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Alain Traore's fine second half strike handed Burkina Faso third place at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations as they beat Ghana 1-0 on Saturday night at Stade Port-Gentil.

Ghana had a bright start in the first five minutes and Agyemang Badu missed a header from close range after a great cross from the left, as the Burkinabe were still...

Payet unable to save Marseille

Payet unable to save Marseille

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Dimitri Payet made his Ligue 1 debut for Marseille on Friday but the star West Ham recruit's appearance failed to pay off as his new employers lost 1-0 at Metz.

The 29-year-old midfielder had come on to a standing ovation in Tuesday's Cup tie against Lyon after 94 minutes with the game deadlocked 1-1 and heading into extra-time.

Marseille went on to win that 2-1 to book their ticket in the semifinals, but his presence failed to help Marseille's...

How Can Nigeria League Clubs Attract Sponsorship?

How Can Nigeria League Clubs Attract Sponsorship?

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The fact we cannot deny is most Nigerians are so obsessed with football. Almost 65% percent of the 180 million Nigeria population consume football somehow. The passion is even more in the north. For instance, even without any form of marketing, the 18, 000 seater Bayero stadium is sometimes filled to capacity when Kano Pillars FC is playing, so why do we find it difficult to attract sponsorship deals? I started making my finding to know why multinationals, bank would rather spend less...

The Aftermath of the Winter Transfer Window

The Aftermath of the Winter Transfer Window

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​​​​​​Just three days have passed since the closure of the January Transfer Window for most clubs - but according to the international media, teams all over Europe are already planning their summer spending sprees.

Our friends at Football Whispers have trawled the European press to pick out the biggest news and the most interesting 

New-look Juve await resurgent Inter

New-look Juve await resurgent Inter

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Fit-again Claudio Marchisio could be restricted to starting on the bench as Massimiliano Allegri's new-look Juventus bid to stretch their 27-game unbeaten run at home against Inter Milan on Sunday.

Allegri has both midfielder Marchisio and key defender Andrea Barzagli back from injury lay-offs that have hampered their bid for a record sixth straight Serie A title.

After conceding only two defeats in a tough two-month period, the Turin giants host Stefano...

Ronaldinho rejoins Barca as ambassador

Ronaldinho rejoins Barca as ambassador

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Spanish giants Barcelona announced legendary former player Ronaldinho will return to act as an ambassador for the club on Thursday.

The Brazilian, who won the World Player of the Year twice as well as two La Liga titles and the 2005/06 Champions League with Barca in five years at the Camp Nou, has not played since a short spell at Fluminense came to an end in September 2015.

Barca initially announced a 10-year deal had been agreed, but issued a revised...

Afcon knockout Super Six moments

Afcon knockout Super Six moments

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Sixty goals later, Egypt and Cameroon are the only two teams remaining to battle it out for the much coveted 2017 Africa Cup of Nations title.

Despite a number of their stars pulling out of the tournament, forcing them to bring a very young team to Gabon, the Indomitable Lions fairytale run continued as Hugo Broos led them to their first final since 2008.

The Indomitable Lions will see the match against Egypt as a chance for revenge: they were beaten 1-0 by...

Black Stars aiming for redemption

Black Stars aiming for redemption

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The Black Stars of Ghana are out to restore their pride and finish as No 3 in the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon when they meet Burkina Faso on Saturday at Stade de Port-Gentil. Kick-Off is at 9pm.

Avram Grant will now ensure...

CAMEROON V GHANA: GYAN WANTS AN END TO AFCON HEARTACHE

CAMEROON V GHANA: GYAN WANTS AN END TO AFCON HEARTACHE

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Ghana have a poor record against Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations but Asamoah Gyan is eager to change that this week.

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is determined to seize another chance for Africa Cup of Nations glory by defeating Cameroon in Thursday's semi-final.

The Black Stars have reached this stage in each of the last six tournaments but have not lifted the trophy since 1982 and were beaten by Ivory Coast in the final of 2015.

Avram...

Mourinho Has Pop Over Klopp

Mourinho Has Pop Over Klopp

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Jose Mourinho appeared to take aim at Jurgen Klopp and double standards from referees after Manchester United's goalless home draw with Hull on Wednesday.

Mourinho was left frustrated after Hull dug in for a point at Old Trafford.

The United manager appeared to be particularly angered by Oumar Niasse twice escaping a red card, having been booked early in the...

Jurgen Klopp says Chelsea 'warrior' Diego Costa 'not the nicest guy'

Jurgen Klopp says Chelsea 'warrior' Diego Costa 'not the nicest guy'

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Jurgen Klopp says he's not happy with the result, but is very proud of his team's passion and play against Chelsea.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he and Diego Costa could "never be friends'' if they'd played against one another, after another controversial game by the Chelsea striker.
The Spain international won a penalty, subsequently saved by Simon Mignolet, slightly theatrically and generally antagonised those at Anfield throughout...

HAZARD: MAN UTD & ARSENAL ARE CHELSEA'S TITLE RIVALS

HAZARD: MAN UTD & ARSENAL ARE CHELSEA'S TITLE RIVALS

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The Belgium international feels the form and experience of the Red Devils sets  hem apart despite them being 15 points behind in the title race

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard believes Manchester United and Arsenal are the Blues' main rivals for the Premier League title this season.

The Stamford Bridge outfit sit nine points clear of Tottenham and Arsenal at the top of the table, with United a further six points back in sixth, albeit...

How Can Nigeria League Clubs Attract Sponsorship?

How Can Nigeria League Clubs Attract Sponsorship?

5 months ago - Posted by - admin | 0 Comments

The fact we cannot deny is most Nigerians are so obsessed with football. Almost 65% percent of the 180 million Nigeria population consume football somehow. The passion is even more in the north. For instance, even without any form of marketing, the 18, 000 seater Bayero stadium is sometimes filled to capacity when Kano Pillars FC is playing, so why do we find it difficult to attract sponsorship deals? I started making my finding to know why multinationals, bank would rather spend less...