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Nigeria eliminates Algeria, face Cote d Ivoire next

Harry Awurumibe. A second half goal against run of play scored by poster girl, Asisat Oshoala in the 59th minute of the match was all that Super Falcons of Nigeria needed to beat Algeria 1-0 at Agege stadium, Lagos today to qualify on 3-0 goals aggregate for the next round of Tokyo 2020 Olympics CAF qualifiers. The first half of ...

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FIFA Best Awards 2019: Americans set to claim all

Harry Awurumibe  Megan Rapinoe of the USA celebrates after scoring her team’s first goal with team mates Samantha Mewis and Alex Morgan during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Ge The United States of ...

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Again, African players missing in The FIFA Best Awards

Harry Awurumibe, Head, Abuja Bureau The world football governing body FIFA on Monday, announced the three finalists in each of the award categories in this year’s edition with no African player or coach making the cuts.  Egyptian star Mohamed  Salah, though, was snubbed despite winning the UEFA  Champions League with Liverpool and also claiming his second Premier League Golden Boot. ...

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Battle of Lagos : Dennerby to unleash pros on Algeria

Harry Awurumibe, Live in Lagos Super Falcons Head Coach Thomas Dennerby is set to parade the France 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup stars tomorro’s return leg match of 2020 Tokyo Olympics  CAF women’s football qualifiers between Nigeria and Algeria slated for Agege stadium,  Lagos. Six invited foreign-based professionals who could not make it to Blida, Algeria for the first leg ...

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2020 Tokyo Olympics ticket: Dennerby sure of victory tomorrow

Harry Awurumibe, With less than 24 hours to the return leg of 2020 Tokyo Olympics CAF women’s football qualifier match between Nigeria and Algeria tomorrow at Agege stadium,  Lagos, Super Falcons Head Coach Thomas Dennerby is optimistic that Nigeria will qualify for the next round. Speaking to journalists today after the team’s last training session at Agege stadium, Dennerby said ...

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2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers:Kenya, Zambia zoom to next round

 Harry Awurumibe Three countries have qualified for the next round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics CAF women’s football competition.   They are Kenya, DR Congo and Zambia after they have concluded their second round  matches.    Kenya’s senior women’s football team, Harambe Starlets today thrashed Malawi 3-0 in Nairobi to qualify on 5-3 goals aggregate. Malawi last week beat Kenya ...

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Six pros hit Falcons camp, Nigeria set to beat Algeria Tuesday

Harry Awurumibe With the arrival of a dozen overseas-based Super Falcons in the team’s camp, Nigeria looks set to beat Algeria again when both countries meet in the return leg of the  2020 Tokyo Olympics CAF women’s football qualifiers match slated for Tuesday afternoon at Agege stadium Lagos. Nigeria holds a 2-0 goals advantage after the reigning African Champions defeat ...

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New Super Falcons is possible

By Harry Awurumibe The Super Falcons of Nigeria’s 2-0 emphatic away victory over host The Fennecs of Algeria in Blida last week Wednesday with entirely home- based players may have opened a new chapter in the history of women’s football in Nigeria.   Without the armada of Nigeria’s overseas-based professional players plying their trades in European, Asia and American women’s ...

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Ahead Nigeria, Algeria clash: Ogbonna sure of Falcons

Harry Awurumibe Fast-rising Super Falcons defender, Glory Ogbonna is confident that Nigeria will beat Algeria again next week in Lagos to qualify for the next round of the on-going 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s football Africa qualifiers. Super Falcons last Wednesday in Blida defeated The Fennecs of Algeria 2-0 to Nigeria in pole position to advance to the round with just ...

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