• Buhari congratulates Super Falcons for beating South Afrcia

    Buhari congratulates Super Falcons for beating South Afrcia

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons, for qualifying for the final of this year’s African Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

    Florence Omagbemi’s ladies beat South Africa 1-0 in a tight contest on Tuesday in Limbe.

    Desire Oparanozie scored the winner in the second half of the match, via a heavily deflected free-kick.

    Buhari says Nigerians will be looking forward to the final against hosts Cameroon.

    “Our Super Falcons have made Nigeria proud again. The entire country looks forward to the […]

  • Nigeria Women 1-0 South Africa Women: Oparanozie sends Super Falcons to final

    Nigeria Women 1-0 South Africa Women: Oparanozie sends Super Falcons to final

    Nigeria’s Super Falcons remain on course for a 10th women’s AFCON final after they beat South Africa 1-0 to now face hosts Cameroon in the championship game on Saturday.

    Desire Oparanozie was the match winner for the defending champions when her hugely deflected free kick in the 54th minute proved to be the difference between the two teams.

    South Africa had a goal chalked off in the first half for offside, otherwise Nigeria dominated with the magical Ngozi Okobi and skipper Rita […]

  • Kenya Women 0-4 Nigeria Women: Super Falcons set up South Africa clash

    Kenya Women 0-4 Nigeria Women: Super Falcons set up South Africa clash

    Florence Omagbemi’s ladies are through to the semi-final of the African Women’s Cup of Nations after defeating the Harambee Starlets.

    Nigeria progressed to the knockout stages of the African Women’s Cup of Nations after flying past Kenya 4-1 on Saturday.

    Asisat Oshoala continued her phenomenal form to seal top spot for Super Falcons in Group B, while Ghana’s 3-1 win over Mali in Yaoundé meant they progressed as runners-up.

    After playing a disappointing 1-1 draw against Ghana, Florence Omagbemi’s side were in blazing […]

  • Nigeria Women 1-1 Ghana Women: Black Queens hold Super Falcons

    Nigeria Women 1-1 Ghana Women: Black Queens hold Super Falcons

    Florence Omagbemi’s ladies failed to take their chances throughout the 90 minutes as they and their arch rivals shared the spoils.

    Nigeria failed to impress in Limbe on Wednesday as the defending champions and favourites to lift the African Women Cup of Nations were held to a 1-1 draw by Ghana.

    Elizabeth Addo’s 44th minute leveled the scores for Yussif Basigi’s women after they had gone down in the 22 minutes earlier no thanks to an own goal.

    Having won their opening fixtures, […]

  • Iheanacho, Musa and Mikel miss out of African Player of the Year award

    Iheanacho, Musa and Mikel miss out of African Player of the Year award

    The out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder will not win a first African Footballer of the Year award in 2016, with Aubameyang, Mahrez and Mane in the running.

    The Confederation of African Football has announced the top five shortlists for the 2016 African Player of the Year with Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa and John Obi Mikel not making the cut.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and Islam Slimani made the top five decided by votes from the members of the Caf Media […]

  • HISTORY: Nigeria marks 100th wins against Algeria- CAF

    HISTORY: Nigeria marks 100th wins against Algeria- CAF

    Saturday’s win over the Desert Foxes of Algeria marks Nigeria’s 100th in the history of World Cup qualifiers, the continent’s football governing body, CAF has stated on its website.

    CAF added that apart from the centenary win, the win also brought “plaudits for Rohr as this was his third straight win in as many matches after the 1-0 home win against Tanzania in August and 2-0 away win against Zambia in Ndola in October.”

    The 100 wins had also won for the […]

  • CAF increases AFCON prize money to $4m

    CAF increases AFCON prize money to $4m

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced a significant 166 percent improvement in prize money for its flagship competition, the Africa Cup of Nations, as well as other competitions in its kitty.

    From 2017, the winner of the AFCON title in Gabon will take home $4 million, a significant increase on the previous $1.5m prize money.

    This comes as part of the new deal that CAF reached with French multinational oil group Total in July which allowed the petroleum giant to […]

  • Abuja to host Glo-CAF Awards again

    Abuja to host Glo-CAF Awards again

    The 2016 Gala event of the prestigious Glo-CAF Awards will be held on January 5, 2017 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

    This is the third time that the city of Abuja will host the Awards, having hosted the inaugural edition in 2005 and the 2015 edition.

    CAF, Africa’s highest football body, in a statement said: “The 2016 Glo-CAF Awards will be held in the city of Abuja, Nigeria and the new African Footballer of the Year, the greatest African football legends […]

  • Cameroon’s Rigobert Song is not dead – CAF

    Cameroon’s Rigobert Song is not dead – CAF

    The Confederation of African Football says Rigobert Song is not dead, despite reports that he passed away this week.

    The former Liverpool and West Ham defender, who has 137 caps for Cameroon, was taken seriously ill on Sunday when he slipped into a coma in his home country. But reports late Friday night that Song had died.

    African sports journalist Gary Al-Smith, who has worked for the BBC and CNN among others, reported Saturday morning that Song was not dead and was […]

  • CAF presidency to be limited to 12 years

    CAF presidency to be limited to 12 years

    Confederation of African Football presidents will be limited to three four-year terms with effect from the 2017 elections, the organisation confirmed Monday.

    There has been no limit previously with incumbent Issa Hayatou leading the African body since 1988.

    The 70-year-old Cameroonian has not indicated whether he will stand for re-election, but would be expected to retain his position should he do so.

    In charge for 28 years, Hayatou is the longest serving CAF boss. Deceased Ethiopian Yidnekatchew Tessema was president for 16 years […]

  • Mikel, Iheanacho, Musa and Iwobi In Battle For 2016 CAF Footballer Of The Year Award

    Mikel, Iheanacho, Musa and Iwobi In Battle For 2016 CAF Footballer Of The Year Award

    Sources at the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have exclusively revealed to Vanguard newspaper that four Nigerians will be among the nominees for the 2016 African Footballer of the year award.

    Ahmed Musa who made a record transfer to Premier League champions Leicester City is set to be in the list, alongside Chelsea’s Mikel Obi who captained Nigeria to a bronze medal finish at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    Alex Iwobi’s rise with Arsenal will sure earn him a mention while Kelechi Iheanacho […]