Just In: Sudan beat South Africa 2-0 to book AFCON spot

Sudan beat South Africa 2-0 at Al-Hilal Stadium in Omdurman on Sunday to book their spot at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at Bafana Bafana’s expense. Victory moved the Falcons of Jediane up to 12 points in Group C, a point behind Ghana who defeated Sao Tome and Principe 3-1, but more importantly, two points ahead of South Africa who will take no part at next year’s showpiece in Cameroon. Sudan got off to the best possible start as Saifeldin Bakhit Maki shrugged off his marker from a…

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Joe Amene promises to deliver excellent Nationwide League

A board member of the Nigeria Women Football League, and General Coordinator, of the NWFL Nationwide League, Joe Amene, has promised to deliver a befitting 2021 NWFL Nationwide League, when action resumes in the third tier of the women’s league at the Aguyi Ironsi Sports complex, Abuja and the Dipo Dina International stadium, Ijebu Ode from April 11 to 17. Amene, who did a great job in overseeing the 2019 Nationwide League in Benin City, Edo state, promised he would give the assignment his best shot in all the areas…

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Breaking: Comoros qualify for first AFCON after 0-0 draw with Togo

For the first time in their history, Comoros have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations. The volcanic archipelago off Africa’s east coast were held to a 0-0 draw by Togo in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at Stade Omnisports de Malouzini in Moroni on Thursday, but the point was enough to secure the island nation’s ticket to Cameroon for next year’s finals. Victory moved the country, ranked 130th in the latest FIFA world rankings, up to nine points in Group G and a point above Egypt…

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AFCON wrap-up: Burkina Faso, Guinea book AFCON ticket

Burkina Faso and Guinea on Wednesday became the sixth and seventh nation respectively to book their place at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, set to be hosted in Cameroon next year. The Burkinabe, runners-up in 2013, secured their Afcon ticket with a 0-0 draw away to Uganda in Group B and with Malawi having defeated South Sudan 1-0 in Omdurman, the Cranes now need to avoid defeat in Lilongwe on Monday or miss out on a place at next year’s finals at the expense of the Flames.…

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NWFL21 Wrap-Up: Bayelsa Queens wins big as Rivers Angels, Sunshine Queens share points

By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi (TangaSports) The Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) matchday eleven games played across various centers on Wednesday saw Bayelsa Queens thrashed Royal Queens by 3 goals to 1 away from home to maintain top spot on the log. Bayelsa Queens are not the only away winners on Wednesday as Delta Queens traveled all the way to Osogbo to beat Osun Babes by a lone goal. Nasarawa Amazons and Sunshine Queens recorded a 0-0 away draw to Dreamstar Ladies and Rivers Angels respectively while Abia Angels played out…

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Saka out of England v San Marino as Rashford misses training

England will be without Bukayo Saka for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against San Marino due to a hamstring injury. Saka has stayed with Arsenal to continue his rehabilitation and a tweet from England’s official account said it was hoped the 19-year-old would join up with the squad “later this week”. England host minnows San Marino at Wembley in Gareth Southgate’s 50th game at the helm on Thursday. Marcus Rashford also sat out training on Wednesday as he continues to recover from the foot injury he sustained during Manchester…

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2021 NWFL Nationwide League begins April 11 with 22 teams

The 2021 edition of the NWFL Nationwide League has been scheduled to kick-off on April 11, 2021 at the Aguyi Ironsi Sports Complex, Abuja and the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode. According to the Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Modupe Shabi, a total of 22 clubs from across Nigeria will be participating in the third tier league of the NWFL which will be concluded on April 17, 2021. Shabi, noted that, 10 clubs will battle for one of the two slots for promotion to the NWFL Championship at the…

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Gov. Ganduje presents official letters of appointment to Kano Pillars Board Members

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has formally presented Kano Pillars FC Board Members their appointment letters today, Tuesday 23rd March 2021. The appointed Board Members are Prof. Musa Garba A. A, Aminu Muhammad Inuwa (Chana), Bashir Idris Mu’azu (Jide), Muhammad Musa, Rabiu Isyaku Gama and Hajiya Suraya Aminu Sai Mama. While presenting them with the appointment letters at the state Cabinet office, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje charged them to tightening their belts for the task ahead and to move the club forward. The Governor who was represented by…

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NPFL21: Jugunu targets NPFL title, dedicates Pillars 2-1 victory over Wikki to Gov. Ganduje

By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi (TangaSports) Acting Technical Adviser of Nigeria’s Professional Football League side, Kano Pillars FC, Ibrahim A. Musa aka Coach Jugunu, has promised to lead the Sai Masu Gida to their 5th NPFL title by the end of the current campaign. The experience tactician was reinstated to head the technical crew in an Acting capacity after the resignation of Frenchman, Emmanuel Lionel Soccoia. So far, Ibrahim A. Musa has led the Sai Masu Gida to a back-to-back victories against Kwara Utd in Kaduna and Wikki Tourists at the…

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Wikki 1-2 Pillars: Jambul commend Pillars Technical crew

By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi (TangaSports) Charismatic Chairman of the Nigeria Professional Football League side, Kano Pillars FC, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Jambul has commended the technical crew of the club and the players for their never-say-die attitude in their 2-1 victory away to Wikki Tourists of Bauchi in the Match Day 17 of the 2020/21 NPFL season. The Pride of Kano displayed one of their best performance so far when they scored two first-half goals courtesy of Nwagua Nyima and David Ebuka in the 13th and 27th minutes of the game…

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