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Nigeria

3 on World Cup

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Estadio Abuya

Coach
Gernot Rohr

President
Amaju Pinnick

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Africa Cup of Nations

Rohr tips youthful Nigeria for bright future

Gernot Rohr believes Nigeria will be stronger for their experience at this year's Africa Cup of Nations after his side suffered a painful, last-gasp defeat to Algeria in the semi-finals.

Africa Cup of Nations

Mahrez magic sends Algeria into final

Riyad Mahrez scored a stunning free-kick right at the death to secure a 2-1 win for Algeria over Nigeria and set up an Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal.

Africa Cup of Nations

Algeria v Nigeria - as it happened

Join us for live coverage of the second Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Algeria and Nigeria in Cairo.

Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria players promised huge goal bonuses ahead of semi

Nigeria face Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final on Sunday and the Super Eagles players stand to win huge goal bonuses.

Africa Cup of Nations

'We want to write our own history', says Algeria coach

Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi said his players are "two very difficult steps" away from writing history as they prepare to face Nigeria in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria's Rohr wary of much improved Algeria

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr admitted he expects a far tougher challenge against Algeria in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals than during qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Senegal star Mane reveals 'absolute dream' as Tunisia loom

Senegal star Sadio Mane says helping Liverpool win the Champions League was special, but his "absolute dream" is parading the Africa Cup of Nations trophy through the streets of Dakar. 

Africa Cup of Nations

Troost-Ekong revels in 'dream' winner for Nigeria

William Troost-Ekong said his late goal that earned Nigeria a 2-1 victory over South Africa and a spot in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals was a "dream moment".

Africa Cup of Nations

'Difficult to find positives' after last-gasp defeat, says Baxter

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter admitted it was tough to draw any positives from Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Nigeria in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria v South Africa - as it happened

Join us for live coverage of Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against South Africa from Cairo.

Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria v South Africa: Nigeria coach says SA are favourites to win tournament

Beating hosts Egypt in the last round means South Africa are favourites to win the Africa Cup of Nations, says Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.

Africa Cup of Nations

Ighalo aiming for AFCON glory over golden boot

Odion Ighalo insisted on Tuesday that team success is far more important than personal accolades with his goals the driving Nigeria's run to the quarter-finals in Egypt.

Africa Cup of Nations

Baxter denies South Africa favourites tag

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter dismissed the assertion from his Nigeria counterpart Gernot Rohr that Bafana Bafana are the favourites heading into Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final showdown.

Africa Cup of Nations

Nigerian goal poacher Ighalo could burst South African bubble

Former English Premier League forward Odion Ighalo could be the Nigerian who bursts the South African bubble when the countries clash Wednesday in an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final.

Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria beat holders Cameroon in AFCON thriller

Odion Ighalo scored twice and teed up Alex Iwobi's winning goal as Nigeria eliminated defending Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon after a thrilling 3-2 victory in Alexandria on Saturday.

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