Category: AFCON 2023

AFCON 2023: Iwobi in shock retirement from Super Eagles after Ivory Coast defeat

Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, is said to be considering his future with the national team. Sources have told DAILY POST that Iwobi is unhappy with the criticism he has received following Nigeria’s outing at the 2023 Africa Cup on Nations. On Sunday, the Eagles lost the final 2-1 to host Ivory Coast, despite taking the lead in the first half. Iwobi, who plays his…

AFCON 2023: Iwobi deletes all pictures on Instagram after Ivory Coast defeat

Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has deleted all the pictures he put up on his official Instagram page. A quick check by DAILY POST on Monday afternoon confirmed that only one video is left on the account. The video was posted 10 weeks ago and the comment section is locked. Iwobi is one of the players who came under criticism following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to…

AFCON 2023: Cote d’Ivoire declares Monday public holiday to celebrate title success

Cote d’Ivoire has declared Monday a work-free day to celebrate Les Elephants Africa Cup of Nations triumph. The hosts defeated Nigeria 2-1 on Sunday night to win their third AFCON title. The Super Eagles went in front through William Troost-Ekong eight minutes before the break. Emerse Fae’s side, however, scored twice after the break through Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller. The locals celebrated the team’s…

AFCON 2023: Disappointing end – Nwabali laments final defeat to Ivory Coast

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has said he is disappointed by their 2-1 loss to Ivory Coast in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday. In a post on Instagram, the Chippa United stopper also apologized to Nigerian fans. Jose Peseiro’s men took a first-half lead through William Troost-Ekong. But the Ivorians were level in the 63rd minute, before Sebastien Haller…

AFCON 2023: South Africa’s Williams beats Super Eagles’ Nwabali to Golden Glove

South Africa goalkeeper, Ronwen Williams, has won the Golden Glove at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Williams beat Nigeria’s Stanley Nwabali to the award. Bafana Bafana only conceded twice during the tournament, meaning that Williams kept five clean sheets. His last clean sheet came in the penalty shoot-out win over DR Congo on Saturday. Nwabali conceded twice in the 2-1 defeat in the final…

BREAKING: AFCON 2023: Nigeria’s Super Eagles lose final 2-1 to Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast came from behind to defeat Nigeria 2-1 in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles were looking to lift the trophy for the fourth time in their history. Jose Peseiro’s men took the lead in the first half through William Troost-Ekong’s header. But the Ivorians levelled after the break through Franck Kessie’s header. With a few minutes left…

AFCON 2023: We want to leave on positive note — DRC Congo, Desabre

Democratic Republic of Congo head coach, Sebastien Desabre says it is important for his team to finish their campaign at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on a winning note. The Leopards will battle for third position when they take on South Africa at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan on Saturday (today). The Congolese lost 1-0 to hosts Cote d’Ivoire in the final on…

AFCON 2023: South Africa’s Furman names Super Eagles’ likely ‘star man’ in final

Former South Africa captain Dean Furman has named Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen to be the ‘star man’ when Nigeria face Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday. Furman said this after Super Eagles defeated Bafana Bafana in the semi-final encounter on Wednesday. Osimhen, who failed to score against Hugo Broos’ side, has just one goal in…

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles goalkeeper, Nwabali set to leave Chippa United

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, is a man in demand following his impressive displays at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Chippa United’s Stanley Nwabali, who has been linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs, is a wanted man. Nwabali is currently Chippa United’s first-choice stopper in the Premier Soccer League, PSL. Nigeria head coach, Jose Peseiro, decided to make the 27-year-old his no1 ahead…

AFCON 2023: Ivory Coast to face Nigeria’s Super Eagles in final

Ivory Coast will play Nigeria in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The hosts qualified thanks to a narrow 1-0 win over DR Congo in the second semi-final on Wednesday night. There were no goals in the first half. But Sebastien Haller’s scruffy finish in the second half was enough to send the Elephants through. They will now face the Super Eagles…

AFCON 2023: Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeat South Africa via penalties to qualify for final

Nigeria will play in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles needed penalties to see off South Africa in their semi-final clash on Wednesday. The game ended 1-1 in regulation time and after 120 minutes.. More to follow.. AFCON 2023: Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeat South Africa via penalties to qualify for final Go to Source

AFCON 2023: Sanusi doubtful for Nigeria vs South Africa

Zaidu Sanusi is a major doubt for Nigeria’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash with South Africa, DAILY POST reports. The Porto left-back sat out the team’s final training in Bouake on Tuesday night. Sanusi has been battling with injury during the AFCON 2023 finals. The defender has started four of Nigeria’s five games in Cote d’Ivoire. Sanusi has come under heavy criticism for…

AFCON 2023: Aina eager to face South Africa, hails Peseiro’s impact on Super Eagles

Ola Aina says the Super Eagles are prepared for war against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, DAILY POST reports. Jose Peseiro’s men will be up against South Africa in a semi-final fixture at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday. The highly anticipated encounter is slated for the Stade de la Paix, Bouake. “It is going to be a good game between two…

AFCON 2023: Osimhen fails to travel with Super Eagles squad for South Africa clash

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, did not travel with the rest of the squad from Abidjan to Bouake ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against South Africa. This was confirmed by the official Twitter handle of the team on Monday night. Osimhen is said to be dealing with abdominal discomfort and is being monitored ahead of the match. The tweet read: “Members of…

AFCON 2023: I feel pressure – Ademola Lookman admits ahead of semi-final clash

Nigeria forward, Ademola Lookman has admitted he feels pressured playing for his country. Lookman has shone so far from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, scoring three times as the Super Eagles qualified for the semi-finals. If the 26-year-old sustains his form, he might be voted the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. However, Lookman insists it is not easy to deliver for the three-time African champions….

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles coach Peseiro suggests how Nigeria can get to final

Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro has suggested two ways his team can get to the final of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cote d’Ivoire. Peseiro, in a tweet via his X account on Saturday night, said Super Eagles players need to ‘keep their feet on the ground and stay focused to qualify for the AFCON final. “Our players were once again…

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles fly out to Bouake Sunday for semis

The Super Eagles will fly out to Bouake on Sunday for their semi-final fixture at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Bouake, which is situated in the northern part of Cote d’Ivoire, is an hour’s flight from Abidjan. The players and their officials will depart Abidjan in the morning and have their training session later in the evening. Jose Peseiro’s men will face the winner…

AFCON 2023: Festus Keyamo tips Super Eagles star for ‘Player of the Tournament’

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has tipped Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman to win the best player of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Keyamo said this in a tweet via his X account after Nigeria’s AFCON quarter-final 1-0 win over Angola on Friday. He wrote on X: “Hard-fought victory, but well deserving. We won because of the individual qualities of…

AFCON 2023: Next one will be ours – Angola president reacts to Super Eagles defeat

The president of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, has said he is happy with the team’s performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Palancas Negras were eliminated from the competition by Nigeria on Friday. It was the third time they had made it to the AFCON quarter-final. Ademola Lookman scored the only goal as the Super Eagles sent Angola packing. Despite the…

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles record historic feat after win against Angola

The Super Eagles of Nigeria recorded a major historic feat following Friday night’s 1-0 victory over the Palancas Negras of Angola. It’s the first time the Super Eagles have won four consecutive matches at a single edition of the Africa Cup of Nations without conceding a goal. Jose Peseiro’s side will look to extend the streak when they take on either Cape Verde or South…

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles will keep working hard to win title – Simon

Moses Simon says the Super Eagles will keep striving to achieve their target at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles earned a place in the semi-final at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations following a hard-earned 1-0 victory against the Palancas Negras of Angola at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan on Friday. Simon set up Ademola Lookman for the only goal…

AFCON 2023: 5 things we learnt as Super Eagles beat Angola to qualify for semi-final

Nigeria became the first country to qualify for the semi-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations on Friday. The Super Eagles beat Angola 1-0, thanks to a fine goal from Ademola Lookman. Lookman arrived into the box to crash home a cutback from Moses Simon in the first half. But what are the five things we learnt from the game? 1. Lookman is making…

AFCON 2023: Peter Obi, Akpabio storm Abidjan to watch Super Eagles vs Angola

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has arrived in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire, for the Super Eagles match against Angola. The Super Eagles would trade tackles with the Angola national team in the ongoing All African Cup of Nations, AFCON, quarterfinal match. Obi’s arrival in Abidjan was disclosed by his Special Adviser, Valentine Ozigbo via X. He wrote:…

AFCON 2023: Referees for Nigeria vs Angola clash confirmed

Issa Sy from Senegal will be the referee at the centre, when Nigeria play Angola in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final on Friday. Sy will work alongside his compatriots Djibril Camara and Nouha Bangoura. Camara and Bangoura are assistant referee 1 and assistant referee 2 respectively, alongside Mauritanian official Abdel Aziz Bouh as fourth official. The match will be played at the Stade…

AFCON 2023: Osimhen returns to Super Eagles training, Troost-Ekong still missing

Victor Osimhen returned to full training with the Super Eagles on Tuesday as they intensified preparations for the clash with Angola. Osimhen sat out Monday’s training session at the Police College in Cocody, Abidjan but was back on the grass with his teammates again. The Napoli hitman has been managing his body because of his all-action style, which demands a lot on him. The 25-year-old…

AFCON 2023: Cape Verde join Nigeria, three others in quarterfinals

Cape Verde on Monday evening qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cote d’Ivoire. This was possible after they defeated Mauritania in the Round of 16. A late penalty goal from Ryan Mendes ensured Cape Verde defeated Mauritania 1-0 to book their place in the quarterfinal. The Blue Sharks will now join Nigeria, Angola, Guinea and DR Congo…

AFCON 2023: Equatorial Guinea’s Emilio Nsue apologises after defeat to Guinea

Equatorial Guinea striker Emilio Nsue has apologised for missing a penalty during his side’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, Round of 16 defeat to Guinea on Sunday. Nsue, who is currently the 2023 AFCON top scorer with five goals, missed a penalty in the second half against Guinea. However, a late stoppage-time goal from Mohamed Bayo gave Guinea a 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea….

AFCON 2023: Nigeria goalkeeper Nwabali gives injury update ahead of Angola clash

Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali has said that he doesn’t know if he will be fit in time to play for Nigeria in their next 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tie against Angola. DAILY POST reports that Nwabali sustained a knee injury in Nigeria’s AFCON Round of 16 victory against Cameroon on Saturday. The Chippa United star collided with Cameroon winger Georges Nkoudou during…

AFCON 2023: ‘We’re hungry’ – Super Eagles Ajayi issues warning to Angola

Nigeria defender Semi Ajayi has warned Angola that the Super Eagles are hungry for a victory when both teams clash in the quarterfinals of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, on February 2. Ajayi gave the warning after Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2-0 in the AFCON Round of 16 on Saturday. The centre-back, who has been a stalwart in the Super Eagles’ defence, said…

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