Ondo governor Rotimi Akeredolu tests positive for coronavirus, CAF postpones 2021 AFCON and more
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Nigeria's first AFCON win at 40
Nigeria won her first Africa Cup of Nations in 1980. Segun Odegbami's first-half brace and Mudashiru Lawal's effort in the second-half powered Nigeria to a 3-0 victory past Algeria as they grabbed their first Afcon trophy 40 years ago. And later won the second in 1994 and the third in 2013 but were losing finalists in 1984, 1988, 1990 and 2000.
Super Eagles player, Kenneth Omeruo reacts to postponement of AFCON over Coronavirus
Super eagles player, Kenneth Omeruo has reacted to the postponement of AFCON over the spread of Coronavirus and the how it has impacted on the players in Spain. Kenneth says it is indeed a terrible situation, it is something no one expected at this crucial time in the season of football.
African Nations Championship postponed due to coronavirus
The Confederation of African Football announces that the African Nations Championships, a soccer tournament made up of home-based players, has been postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Nigeria vs. Madagascar match preview
The Guardian staff writer, Dennis Erezi, discusses the Nigeria-Madagascar match and the Super Eagles performance against the Guinea national side. He also discussed each players transition as the competition progresses to the knock out stages.
Who wins the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations?
Who will win Africa's biggest football championship? We asked some experts to give their predictions on the AFCON, and here is what they had to say.
AFCON 2017: Best photos from 28 January
A compilation of the best photos from 28 January at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
AFCON 2017: Best photos from 14 January
A compilation of the best photos from 14 January at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Gabon seeks to allay fears ahead of AFCON
Gabon's sports minister has assured that the venues for the Africa Cup of Nations are ready ahead of the tournament, despite violence that erupted after the recent presidential election.