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Africa U-20 Cup of Nations: Flying Eagles and South Africa’s Amajita battle for third-place



Seven-time champions Flying Eagles will on Saturday (today) fight South Africa’s Amajita in the third-place match of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey.

The two sides are meeting for the second time in the challenge, having played a goalless attract their Group A diversion in Niamey.

The Nigerians lost their semi-last attach to Mali 4-3 on penalty after full and additional time finished 1-1 out of a touchy experience on Wednesday.

Mamadou Traore broke the gridlock for Mali on 77 minutes with a savage drive inside the region from Hadji Drame’s astute through ball.

The lead went on for nine minutes previously substitute Paschal Durugbor impacted in the equalizer to drive the match into additional time and punishments.

In the punishment shootout, Nigeria’s Valentine Ozornwafor and Aniekeme Okon both missed from the spot while Mali’s Boubacar Traore saw his exertion spared by Olawale Oremade.

Be that as it may, mentor Paul Aigbogun said his group was just unfortunate, however against South Africa on Saturday, his wards will shake off the misfortune and play with satisfaction.

“It was a troublesome match against Mali and we battled as it ought to however shockingly for us Mali won. We should now concentrate on the current diversion. I’m pleased with the young men and what they have accomplished,” he said.

The Flying Eagles topped Group An after 2-0 and 1-0 wins against Burundi and hosts Niger separately, and a 0-0 draw against Amajita, who set second.

In the interim, South Africa head mentor Thabo Senong is anticipating a troublesome match against Nigeria however is hopeful they will turn out with a positive outcome.

The Amajita endured a 1-0 thrashing to Senegal in their semi-last installation at the Seyni Kountche Stadium on Wednesday , following a possess objective which fell off safeguard Givemore Khupe in the 73rd moment.

“We played a 0-0 draw the last time we played Nigeria in our Group An experience,” Senong told journalists.

“Each amusement we take an interest in we generally approach it with the plan of winning it. A similar mentality will be connected in our third spot play-off match against Nigeria.”

Mali will confront Senegal on Sunday in the last and as indicated by Senegal head mentor, Youssouph Dabo, the match will be intense.

“Confronting Mali will be an alternate match since it is a last. We had beaten them in the primary amusement however I said it after that diversion that they can go far so I am not shocked to see them in the last,” Dabo said.

The last four groups in the challenge have met all requirements for the 2019 U-20 World Cup in Poland.

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Carlo Ancelotti left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time




The 61-year-old Italian, who oversaw Real Madrid for a very long time somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2015, has left Everton following year and a half in control at Goodison Park.

He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton looking for a 6th perpetual supervisor in five years.

Ancelotti has marked a three-year bargain at Real and said the move addressed “an unforeseen chance”.

He added: “I have total regard for everybody related with Everton and expectation they can accomplish the energizing chances they have before them.

“While I have appreciated being at Everton I have been given a startling chance which I accept is the correct move for me and my family as of now.”

Genuine will introduce Ancelotti to the media on Wednesday, while Everton said they “will start the way toward selecting another supervisor right away”.

Everton will have been left paralyzed by the speed of advancements just now as proprietor Farhad Moshiri’s “Hollywood” chief leaves.

Ancelotti’s appearance was viewed as a genuine upset by Moshiri, convincing one of the game’s generally enriched and regarded figures to come to Merseyside to reestablish Everton to previous wonders.

The 61-year-old’s rule has been a mishmash with loathsome home structure offset by results like their first success over Liverpool at Anfield since 1999 – in any case a tenth spot finish in his first full season was a failure.

Ancelotti, in any case, was as yet held in immense respect by Everton allies, who have been left sharply disillusioned by his choice to withdraw.

The fierce truth is that for all Moshiri’s money and aspiration, Everton actually can’t view themselves as anyplace close to the first class, which consistently makes them helpless against clubs, for example, Real Madrid setting sights on their prize resources.

The typical suspects are being connected, for example, Eddie Howe after he turned down Celtic, previous Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo and ex-Everton manager David Moyes – albeit that is probably not going to occur after he verbally concurred a three-year bargain at West Ham in the wake of bringing them into Europe. Moshiri, however, is something of a special case and may have thoughts of his own.

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Ahmed Musa to play without monthly salary at Kano Pillars




Ahmed Musa won’t be paid in his short stretch at Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Musa, 28, finished paperwork for the four-time Nigerian heroes under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company, which urges top Nigerian internationals to play for neighborhood clubs.

As indicated by LMC manager Shehu Dikko, the program works twoly.

A club can distinguish and sign such players, or the LMC itself can sign the player and appoint them to a club of their decision.

It was the last for Musa.

“We addressed him about returning home to play, and as somebody who is consistently prepared to offer in return, he didn’t stop for a second,” Dikko told ESPN.

“When the arrangement was marked, the decision of which club to play for was up to him. Various clubs needed him. We put everything before him and he settled on the choice to go to Kano Pillars.”

Musa has been a free specialist since October 2020, when he left Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, with whom he won the Saudi Pro League title and Super Cup in the wake of going along with them from Leicester City in 2018.

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Super Eagle Teslim Balogun Stadium Training Camp Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Lesotho Clash





The Super Eagles will hold their last exercise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday evening, beginning from 1800 hours.

Their last instructional meeting which will be administered by director Gernot Rohr is available to the media for just the initial fifteen minutes, at that point everybody will be compelled to leave the arena.

No columnist will be permitted into the arena when the Lesotho public group have a vibe of the Teslim Balogun Stadium turf because of COVID-19 conventions set up.

Besides, there will be no authority pre-match public interview because of the Covid pandemic.

The Super Eagles players and authorities were up toward the end of last night since they had to go to an occasion out of appreciation for Nigerian Federation president Amaju Pinnick following his political decision into the esteemed FIFA board.

Nigeria are ensured to top Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers paying little heed to the result of their last match against Lesotho as they are as of now on 11 focuses, four more than the Republic of Benin, who are second in the standings.

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