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June 19, 2018 5:59 PM World Cup 2018: Senegal defeat Poland to claim Africa’s first win

Senegal have become the first African nation to win a match at the 2018 World Cup. The Terranga Lions coached by former captain, Aliou Cisse, produced an impressive performance to defeat Poland 2-1 on Monday. They took the lead eight minutes before the break, through a Thiago Cionek own goal. Mbaye Niang pounced on a bouncing ball to double Senegal’s 22

June 16, 2018 9:19 PM World Cup: Gallant Eagles crash to Croatia in first outingThe Sun News

An own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo and a spot kick from Luka Modric ended the three-time African Champions hope of taking a point from the tie. Against all expectaions, Brighton of England new signing, Leon Balogun made the starting line up alongside William Troost-Ekong, Bryan Idowu and Abdullahi Shehu in the Super Eagles defence while Gernot Rohr kept fate with young 23

June 16, 2018 2:11 PM World Cup 2018: I hold goals record, not Cristiano Ronaldo – Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan

Ghana striker, Asamoah Gyan, has hit back after it was wrongly reported that Cristiano Ronaldo had become the first man to score at eight successive major tournaments. Ronaldo netted a sublime hat-trick in Portugal’s 3-3 draw with Spain on Friday night, to ensure he has scored in an eighth major tournament in a row. However, Gyan has come out to point 22

June 15, 2018 2:20 PM World Cup 2018: Egypt vs Uruguay: Gimenez breaks Pharaohs’ hearts with late winner

Uruguay defender, rose highest to thump home a powerful header in the 89th minute, to give his country a dramatic 1-0 win over Egypt, in a World Cup Group A game on Friday. The tie looked likely to end goalless, before Gimenez met Carlos Sanchez’s free-kick. Egypt, who are the first African nation to play at the tournament, were without Mohammed Salah 22

June 13, 2018 3:57 AM SuperSport secures Jay Jay Okocha, others for World Cup broadcast

Some of football’s biggest names have been secured by SuperSport to underpin this year’s broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on DStv and GOtv. Yaya Touré, one of the most celebrated African players of the past decade, will be joined by straight-talking Jay-Jay Okocha, Dwight Yorke (one half of the deadly duo which spearheaded Manchester United’s charge 17

June 12, 2018 7:16 PM 2018 World Cup: Super Eagles will prove critics wrong in Russia – Mikel Obi

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has stated that Gernot Rohr’s men will do well at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Mikel will be featuring in his second World Cup after playing at the 2014 Mundial, where the team crashed out in the last 16 to France 2-0. The former Chelsea star admitted that the three times African Champions would surprise most opponents 27

June 11, 2018 8:11 PM Super Falcons thrash Gambia, qualify for Nations Cup

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON). They sealed the qualification, after an emphatic 6-0 victory over Gambia in their second leg clash, at the Agege Stadium on Monday. Desire Oparanozie scored four times, while Asisat Oshoala netted a brace for the eight-time African champions. The 2018 Africa 22

June 10, 2018 9:41 PM AWCON Qualifiers: Falcons eye another win over GambiaThe Sun News

The Super Falcons are set to make sure of a place in the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations at the expense of Gambia’s Queen Scorpions in Lagos today. Amarachi Okoronkwo’s long-range strike was the difference between both teams at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Wednesday, meaning the eight –time champions will not be under intense pressure at the Agege 21

June 10, 2018 5:17 PM Buhari vs Obasanjo: Jerry Gana reveals how former president gets information

A former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana, has said that former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, “has his own security apparatus” and can get information from “whatever quarters”. Gana noted that the crisis between the two leaders has further confirmed the US president, Donald Trump’s insult describing African countries as ‘sh*thole’. He however 21

June 10, 2018 5:10 AM Russia 2018: Eagles squad valued N5.5bThe Sun News

Nigeria’s Super Eagles to the Russia 2018 World Cup is valued at $154 million which is in the region of N5.5 billion. This is according to a recent survey carried out on the 32 teams at this summer’s World Cup, which starts on Thursday in Moscow. Using data from football data site Transfermarkt, analysts at Dutch bank ING have calculated that around 24