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Egypt will tackle DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in Group A at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

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Hosts Egypt will tackle DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in Group A at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Guarding champions Cameroon are in Group F with Ghana, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.

The competition will happen from 21 June to 19 July, which means Europe-based players won’t miss club recreations.

It is the greatest Afcon yet, with 24 groups, and the first to be held in Europe’s late spring as opposed to January or February.

The attract was held beside the pyramids of Giza.

Morocco mentor Herve Renard is hoping to win an extraordinary third Africa Cup of Nations – with a third group. The Atlas Lions are in Group D with one of the past groups he won it with, the Ivory Coast. South Africa and neighboring Namibia complete that gathering.

The main round of the competition will be Egypt – who are probably going to have Liverpool star Mohamed Salah in their group – against Zimbabwe on 21 June at Cairo Stadium.

Two of the three competition debutants – Madagascar and Burundi – are in Group B with Nigeria and Guinea.

The other new group, Mauritania, are in Group E with Tunisia, Mali and Angola.

Senegal and Algeria are close by Kenya and Tanzania, who have just qualified once previously – in 1980 – in Group C.

Two groups from each gathering will go into the last 16, with the four best third-set groups likewise advancing.

Egypt’s associate mentor, Hany Ramzy, said after the draw that the Pharaohs were “agreeable” with their pool.

“We are certain, we are here in our territory with the supporters behind us, so we need to endeavor to achieve the last.”

Discussing the opening diversion against Zimbabwe, positioned in excess of 50 puts underneath them, he recognized that the Warriors will in any case represent a test to the host country.

“Whoever you play against, the opening amusement will be extreme, yet I figure we can win the match,” he said.

“The huge contrast [in quality] between groups isn’t generally there any longer, similar to it was 10 years back in Africa. Presently every group has players who play in Europe so they have the experience to play at an abnormal state.

“Be that as it may, when you need to win a major competition like the Africa Cup you need to win against little and huge groups.”

List of Group

Group A: Egypt, DR Congo, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Group B: Nigeria, Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi

Group C: Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania

Garoup D: Morocco, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Namibia

Group E: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Angola

Group F: Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau

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

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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

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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

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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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