African Soccer 31.10.2018 01:40 pm

Nigeria’s Obi Mikel has not quit international football

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has not retired from international football, a team spokesman said Tuesday, despite the former Chelsea star being sidelined for the third straight match.

Mikel, who plays for Chinese side Tianjin Teda, has not played for the Super Eagles since he led the team at the World Cup finals in Russia in June.

Nigeria’s Obi Mikel has not quit international football
Nigeria’s Obi Mikel has not quit international football

Nigeria’s Obi Mikel has not quit international football

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has not retired from international football, a team spokesman said Tuesday, despite the former Chelsea star being sidelined for the third straight match.

Fifa bans Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi for life
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Fifa bans Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi for life

Former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi was banned for life from football for bribery and corruption by Fifa on Tuesday.
Mikel Obi absent for Nigeria-South Africa Afcon clash
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Mikel Obi absent for Nigeria-South Africa Afcon clash

Nigeria have again left out captain Mikel John Obi from next month’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in South Africa after they named a 23-man squad.
African players in Europe: Mane bags brace in rout
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African players in Europe: Mane bags brace in rout

Liverpool sharpshooters Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah and Arsenal goal poacher Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the top African performers in the major European leagues at the weekend.
Ahly to tackle Esperance in CAF Champions League final
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Ahly to tackle Esperance in CAF Champions League final

Al Ahly of Egypt qualified to play Esperance of Tunisia in the CAF Champions League final despite a 2-1 semi-final second leg loss Tuesday at Entente Setif of Algeria.
Never-say-die Esperance reach CAF Champions League final
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Never-say-die Esperance reach CAF Champions League final

Anice Badri scored his seventh Caf Champions League goal this season to give Esperance of Tunisia a 4-2 victory over Primeiro Agosto of Angola on Tuesday and a place in the final.
Enyimba face huge challenge against watertight Raja
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Enyimba face huge challenge against watertight Raja

Enyimba of Nigeria must succeed where five other clubs have failed if they hope to shock hosts Raja Casablanca of Morocco on Wednesday and reach the Caf Confederation Cup final.
Caf history seekers Primeiro hold slim advantage
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Caf history seekers Primeiro hold slim advantage

Primeiro Agosto take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of a CAF Champions League semi-final against Esperance in Tunisia Tuesday hoping to become the first Angolan finalists.
Tunisia football fans in shock after coach Benzarti is sacked
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Tunisia football fans in shock after coach Benzarti is sacked

Tunisian football fans are still coming to terms with the weekend’s shock announcement that coach Faozi Benzarti has been sacked after only three matches into his tenure.
There is no time to have excuses – Bafana captain
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There is no time to have excuses – Bafana captain

Hlatshwayo defended coach Stuart Baxter, who failed to mastermind another win against the low-ranked Seychelles.
Frustration for Bafana as goals dry up in the Seychelles
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Frustration for Bafana as goals dry up in the Seychelles

Unlike the previous match at the FNB Stadium, Bafana were to find the island nation a far tougher nut to crack.
Madagascar reach Africa Cup of Nations for first time
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Madagascar reach Africa Cup of Nations for first time

Madagascar won a place at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time when they triumphed 1-0 at home against Equatorial Guinea in Group A Tuesday.
Blow by blow: Seychelles vs South Africa
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Blow by blow: Seychelles vs South Africa

Hello and welcome to Phakaaathi’s live reporting of this Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Seychelles and South Africa
Bafana starting XI for Seychelles clash
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Bafana starting XI for Seychelles clash

Striker Dino Ndlovu starts in place of midfielder Aubrey Modiba for today’s return leg of their 2019 AFCON Group E qualifier against Seychelles.
Nigeria coach Rohr expects tough Libya rematch
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Nigeria coach Rohr expects tough Libya rematch

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he expects a challenging Africa Cup of Nations qualifier rematch against Libya on Tuesday despite trouncing the north Africans at the weekend.
Kenya down Ethiopia to edge towards Nations Cup spot
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Kenya down Ethiopia to edge towards Nations Cup spot

Kenya beat Ethiopia 3-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations Cup Group F qualifier on Sunday to move closer to a place in next year’s finals in Cameroon.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah injured in Afcon qualifier for Egypt
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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah injured in Afcon qualifier for Egypt

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah went off injured after scoring for Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) in Cairo, on Friday.
Nigeria’s Rohr warns coach’s departure may motivate Libya
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Nigeria’s Rohr warns coach’s departure may motivate Libya

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes the sudden resignation of Libya coach Adel Amrouche could motivate their rivals even more ahead of a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.
Zambia survive Mweene howler to defeat Guinea-Bissau
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Zambia survive Mweene howler to defeat Guinea-Bissau

A howler by goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene condemned Zambia to an anxious finish before they beat Guinea-Bissau 2-1 Wednesday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Lusaka.
Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to be used in Caf finals
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Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to be used in Caf finals

Video Assistant Referees (VAR) technology will be used for the first time in Africa this year when the Caf finals are played in November.
Nigerian captain Mikel left out of squad
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Nigerian captain Mikel left out of squad

Nigerian captain John Mikel Obi is still recovering from an injury and has been left out of the Super Eagles squad for back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Libya this month.
Controversial Gyan a surprise inclusion in Ghana squad
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Controversial Gyan a surprise inclusion in Ghana squad

Ghana’s coach Kwesi Appiah on Wednesday sprung a surprise by including the controversial Asamoah Gyan in the squad for the upcoming 2019 Afcon qualifiers against Sierra Leone.
Soliman stars as Ahly build two-goal advantage
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Soliman stars as Ahly build two-goal advantage

Walid Soliman starred for Al Ahly of Egypt as they built a 2-0 first-leg lead over Entente Setif of Algeria in Cairo Tuesday in a CAF Champions League semi-final.
Angolans Primeiro dream of CAF Champions League glory
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Angolans Primeiro dream of CAF Champions League glory

Having toppled African club football giants TP Mazembe, Angolan outfit Primeiro Agosto are hoping to become the first CAF Champions League finalists from Angola.
African players in Europe: Gervinho stars, Salah struggles
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African players in Europe: Gervinho stars, Salah struggles

Ivorian Gervinho caught the eye among the African stars in Europe for a second successive weekend as Egyptian Mohamed Salah struggled to replicate his form of last season.
Esperance hot favourites against Primeiro in Caf Champs League semifinal
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Esperance hot favourites against Primeiro in Caf Champs League semifinal

Tunisian giants Esperance will be hoping to strike first when they play Angolan club Primeiro de Agosto in a Caf Champions League semifinal first-leg match in Luanda on Tuesday night.

 

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