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Ivory Coast needed two penalties to defeat Niger 1-0 Saturday in the last matchday one qualifier for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Â Â
Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah scored twice and missed two penalties as Egypt made a dream debut under Mexican coach Javier Aguirre by crushing Niger 6-0 Saturday in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.
The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday backtracked on its announcement of Frenchman Paul Le Guen as Super Eagles manager, saying he had rejected a contract during final discussions.
Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo quit an illustrious playing career in Port Harcourt with a testimonial played in his honour on Friday.
Chelsea star John Mikel Obi is the new Nigeria captain after Ahmed Musa relinquished the position on Thursday, saying this was to clear "a mix-up".
Second half substitute Chisom Chikatara inspired Nigeria to a crushing 4-1 win over Niger in their African Nations Championships opening match at Kigali's Nyamirambo stadium on Monday.
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