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Coach Gernot Rohr said he made sacrifices in his new contract with Nigeria in order to guide the country to a fourth Africa Cup of Nations triumph. Rohr, 66, has extended his stay in Nigeria till 2022 after he agreed to a pay cut in the local currency and reside in the country. Officials said …

Abutu Simon Football world pays tribute for the much-loved ex-Black Stars icon, who enjoyed a 15-year career The former Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Ghana striker Manuel ‘Junior’ Agogo has passed away in a London hospital at the age of 40, it was announced on Thursday. The cause of Agogo’s death is currently unknown, but …

By Simon Abutu Baghdad Bounedjah’s second minute strike was enough for Algeria to seal a 1-0 victory over Senegal in the AFCON final. Bounedjah’s shot flicked off Salif Sane’s leg before looping into the net with Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis left stranded. Senegal enjoyed more possession in the game with 62.2% and some superb second …

Everton’s midfielder Idrissa Gueye fired Senegal into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by sealing a 1-0 win over 10-man Benin. The midfielder struck after 69 minutes before Olivier Verdon was dismissed for Benin late on. Senegal progressed in Cairo despite Sadio Mane having two goals disallowed for offside by VAR, which had …