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FIFA rankings: Nigeria retains 4th position in Africa

Nigeria has retained her fourth position in Africa but dropped two places from her previous 44th position in FIFA Coca Cola World Rankings released on Thursday. Nigeria also retained her 1,427 points from the previous list in December. The first ranking of the year also saw Asian champions, Qatar, climb to 55th in the world, gaining 38 places and reaching their best position since 1993. According to FIFA statement, the Asian Cup has been responsible for the notable changes in the rankings, with the scarcity of games in other confederations leaving the top 20 unchanged, and Belgium still in pole ...
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CAF Reschedules Dates For 2019 AFCON Kick-Off

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals to be hosted by Egypt had been initially scheduled to run from June 15 to July 13 CAF have rescheduled the dates of the 2019 AFCON tournament which will now start two weeks after the initial set plan. However, the continental football governing body did not give reasons for the AFCON diary change which will see the tournament start on June 21 and conclude on July 19. Some reports though suggest that the AFCON programme was altered to allow some players recover from the Ramadan fast. "The decision was taken following requests ...
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CAF Reschedules Dates For 2019 AFCON Kick-Off

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals to be hosted by Egypt had been initially scheduled to run from June 15 to July 13 CAF have rescheduled the dates of the 2019 AFCON tournament which will now start two weeks after the initial set plan. However, the continental football governing body did not give reasons for the AFCON diary change which will see the tournament start on June 21 and conclude on July 19. Some reports though suggest that the AFCON programme was altered to allow some players recover from the Ramadan fast. "The decision was taken following requests ...
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How Egypt Upstaged S’Africa to AFCON 2019 Hosting Right

The inability of South Africa’s national team, Bafana Bafana, to have qualified for the continental football showpiece with a game in hand was a major factor that robbed the rainbow nation the chance to stage the tournament for the third time ahead of the Egypt that got the nod yesterday for a record fifth time. Egypt won the right to host with 16-1 votes, the first time any country will be grabbing the slot with such wide margin. The only vote South Africa won may have even come from its FA boss, Danny Jordaan, while one CAF Executive Committee member ...
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How Egypt Upstaged S’Africa to AFCON 2019 Hosting Right

The inability of South Africa’s national team, Bafana Bafana, to have qualified for the continental football showpiece with a game in hand was a major factor that robbed the rainbow nation the chance to stage the tournament for the third time ahead of the Egypt that got the nod yesterday for a record fifth time. Egypt won the right to host with 16-1 votes, the first time any country will be grabbing the slot with such wide margin. The only vote South Africa won may have even come from its FA boss, Danny Jordaan, while one CAF Executive Committee member ...
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