April 21, 2024

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All to play for between Nigeria and Ghana in Abuja

Nigeria and Ghana walk into the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday night, each with a chance of progressing to the World Cup in Qatar. The two sides come into the return tie of the play-offs with an evenly poised 0-0 score from the first leg in Accra last week.

Can Senegal overturn Egypt deficit and progress to World Cup

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse remains upbeat that his side has what it takes to overturn the deficit and has called on fans to turn up in large numbers and boost the team’s morale to vie for a place in Qatar.

Egypt seek for revenge against Senegal in World Cup qualification

In 11 past matches between the two sides, Egypt carries the slight advantage in head to head record, having won five of the games and Senegal four, with the remaining two playing to draws.

Nigeria tactician Eguavoen keen to fly Super Eagles into World Cup

Eguavoen was handed the team on interim basis prior to the AFCON after the firing of Gernot Rohr and despite the team losing to Tunisia by a solitary goal in the round of 16, there were a lot of positives to pick from the campaign.

Ghana coach Otto Addo confident ahead of first match in charge

Otto Addo, the new Ghanaian coach will take on his first match as Black Stars head coach on Friday when he leads out the team to take on Nigeria in the first leg of their World Cup qualification play-off.

Taifa Stars beat CAR in friendly match in Dar es Salaam

Israel Based Novatus Dismas broke the deadlock after just 10 minutes when his whipped curling freekick from distance somehow slipped under the keeper’s arms.

Lions of Teranga it is! Senegal clinch maiden AFCON title

In extra time Senegal had the chances when Egypt decided to sit back. Bamba Dieng forcing two saves from Gabal, one with a header from a Ciss cross while his second was off a rasping shot from distance.

Cisse hungry for title number one as Egypt seek record eighth

In 2002, Cisse skippered the Senegalese golden generation to the final, but lost against Cameroon with the tactician missing a penalty. In 2019, they were in the final again and this time they lost 1-0 to Algeria in Cairo.

Egypt prevail on penalties to book AFCON final ticket

The match had to be decided on penalties after a 0-0 draw in 120 minutes and Cameroon paid the price for poorly taken kicks as they failed to sparkle at home.