AFCON 2027: Nigeria Loses Out in Hosting Bid
Nigeria has unsuccessfully lost the joint bid with the Benin Republic to host the African Cup of Nations in 2027, as Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania are named joint hosts of the 2027 tournament, AFP reports.
This comes after the Minister of Sports Development Senator John Owan Enoh arrived in Egypt on Tuesday with representatives of the Nigeria Football Federation to bid to host AFCON in 2027.
According to report, Nigeria’s only hosting of the AFCON was in 1980 when Christian Chukwu led the team to victory in front of enthusiastic home fans, including former President Shehu Shagari
Todd Boehly’s bid for Chelsea as Premier League approved his takeover bid
However, the American’s purchase of the club from Roman Abramovich is subject to approval from the UK government.The purchase remains subject to the government issuing the required sale licence and the satisfactory completion of the final stages of the transaction.The board has applied the Premier League’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test (OADT) to all prospective directors and undertaken the necessary due diligence.“The members of the consortium purchasing the club are...
Nigeria U-17 Team Crashed out AFCON
It was an unsuccessful outing for Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets as they crashed out of the 2023 U-17 AFCON in Algeria after they lost 2-1 to Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals on Thursday.The result means the Eaglets will not be at this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup.Burkina Faso complete Africa’s representatives at the World Cup after Senegal, Mali and Morocco booked their tickets.The Eaglets had the first big chance of the game on eight minutes but Abubakar Abdullahi’s sup...
AFCON 2023 Qualifiers: Super Eagles to face Sao Tome after CAF kicked out Mauritius
The Super Eagles will now do battle with Sao Tome and Principe after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) kicked out Mauritius from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series.Soa Time and Principe will now join Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Guinea-Bissau in Group A after CAF upheld their appeal against Mauritius’s protest that they fielded an illegible player in a qualifying clash between the two countries.CAF also ruled out that the So Tomé and Prncipe Fo...
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