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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Edo 2020: ‘Kano state fully ready for the festival’, Ibrahim Galadima

By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi (TangaSports) Chairman of Kano state sports commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima has assured that despite the challenges due to the novel Covid-19 Pandemic, the state is very ready for the 2020 National Sports Festival to be staged in Benin City, the Edo state capital from 2nd to 14th April 2021. The chairman made this known during the media briefing with the Sports Witters Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Kano State chapter, in his office on Thursday. Kano state finished 8th during the last edition hosted by the Federal…

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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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Hierro: Real Madrid should sign Haaland and Mbappe

Real Madrid great Fernando Hierro said the LaLiga champions should sign both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. In-demand Borussia Dortmund sensation Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe have been linked with moves to Madrid. Madrid captain Sergio Ramos believes it would be easier for Los Blancos to sign Haaland instead of Mbappe due to the financial situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But former Madrid skipper Hierro – who won five LaLiga titles and three Champions League trophies among other honours during his career at the Santiago Bernabeu – wants…

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Transfer Rumours: Kane added to Madrid’s shortlist as alternative to Haaland and Mbappe, Ronaldo eyeing return, Man Utd to sign Donnarumma

Could Harry Kane end up at Real Madrid? Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland is one of Europe’s most sought-after and expensive players, while Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe also commands a hefty fee. With that in mind, Tottenham’s Kane has reportedly emerged as a transfer target in the Spanish capital. TOP STORY – MADRID ADD KANE TO LIST Real Madrid are interested in signing Tottenham star Harry Kane, according to SER Deportivo. Madrid have been heavily linked with in-demand Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. But…

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Tennis: Murray withdraws from Miami with groin injury

Andy Murray will not feature at the Miami Open after withdrawing from the tournament because of a groin injury. The former world number one and three-time grand slam champion has featured only twice on the ATP Tour this season, losing in the first round in Montpellier before going one better in Rotterdam, where he was beaten by Andrey Rublev. He withdrew from this month’s Dubai Tennis Championships to be with his wife as she gave birth to their fourth child. And his return to action has been delayed again, with…

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