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CAF woos South Africa to host Nations Cup, dumps Cameroon

Following the Confederation of African Football (CAF) stripping Cameroon of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019) hosting rights at the weekend due to delays in preparing for the continental showpiece, there are indications that South Africa may step in to organise the competition.
The South African Football Association (SAFA) President, Danny Jordaan, confirmed that the CAF wants South Africa to host AFCON 2019, at short notice.

Breaking: Nigerian Super Falcons become Africa champions again

.Defeat S’African Bayana Bayana on penalties
By Valentine Amanze

Nigeria’s female national football team, Super Falcons, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, won the Africa’s apex female football tournament (AFCON) for the ninth time by defeating the hard-fighting Bayana Bayana of South Africa on penalties after goalless 90 minutes and extra time.
Nigeria missed a penalty, which would have sealed victory for them during the normal time.

Cameroon may still host 2019 AFCON

CAF’s still busy with the decision on the status of Cameroon’s hosting rights, despite earlier reports that the tournament would be staged elsewhere.

  The extraordinary Executive Committee meeting held in the Ghanaian capital of Accra was highly-anticipated to tackle the country's readiness for next year's tournament.

 “Report of inspection visits of the security committee from 27 October to the 1st of November 2018. Report of the inspection visit from 11 to 15 November 2018,” read part of the agenda of Friday’s meeting.

Mourinho confirms Alexis unlikely to play again in 2018

Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez is set for a spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed he has suffered a hamstring injury.

The Chilean has started just seven matches so far this season in a campaign that has been plagued by injuries.

Speaking to the press on Friday, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed the injury and was not confident of the attacker's chances of featuring again before the new year.

"The first thing I can say is that in every club, when a player is not playing it is a simple manager’s decision," the Old Trafford boss said.

Dalung celebrates Super Falcons over 2019 World Cup ticket

Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has praised Nigeria’s Super Falcons for picking one of the two 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup tickets billed for France.
The Super Falcons defeated the Lionesses of Cameroon 4-2 on penalties after the match ended goalless in extra time to also advance to the final of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations at the  Accra Sport Stadium In Ghana and also a World Cup ticket .
Dalung congratulated the players for their hard fought victory describing the game as a nail biting semi final.

Mourinho smashes water bottles in emotional celebration as Marouane Fellaini saves Man Utd with late winner

When finally Manchester United scored, Jose Mourinho turned away to pick up his players’ basket of water bottles and smash them into the ground - like an old rocker whose guitar has to pay for the sheer adrenaline of the performance, no matter the effort expended in doing so.

Leicester City striker Iheanacho suffering from ‘lack of self-confidence’, says Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes Kelechi Iheanacho is suffering from ‘lack of self-confidence’.

The forward who started his senior international career brightly, scoring seven goals in 11 appearances has failed to find the net for the three-time African champions since November 2017.

During the last international break, Iheanacho missed a gilt-edged chance to give the Super Eagles a lead against South Africa in a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers tie.

Super Falcons wallop Equatorial Guinea 6-0

Super Falcons Saturday made mincemeat of Equatorial Guinea to formally hit the semifinals of the ongoing African Women Nations Cup in Ghana.

  Falcons who hammered Shepolopolo 4-0 in the second group match again went goal crazy on Saturday completely tearing the Nzalang Nacional as the Equatorial Guinea girls are called apart.

Boos greet Man U 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace in EPL

Manchester United stuttered to 0-0 at home against struggling Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Saturday as Jose Mourinho's disjointed side fell further behind the leading pack.

Boos greeted the final whistle at Old Trafford, such was the home side's listless performance against a side without a league win for 10 weeks.

Mourinho accused some of his players of lacking "heart."

Breaking: Super Eagles qualify for AFCON 2019

.Draw 1-1 with South African Bafana Bafana

By Valentine Amanze

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have qualified for 2019 African Cup of Nation, to be hosted by Cameroon, after they drew 1-1  with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Saturday.

  Kelechi Iheanacho scored a good goal in the 5th minute, which was ruled out controversially by the match officials in the game played at the FNB Stadium in South Africa.

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