Russia 2018 World Cup: Egyptian Pharods

Form guide: Egypt have lost their last two friendlies, against Portugal and Greece, as Cuper looked to experiment. The team, who reached the African Nations Cup final last year, have two wins, a draw and two defeats in their last five matches.

    FIFA ranking: 46 (till June 7) Previous tournaments: Egypt have appeared in two World Cups — in 1934 and 1990 — and have never won a match in the tournament. The Pharaohs became the first African nation to qualify for a World Cup in 1934, but were beaten 4-2 by Hungary in their only game. They finished bottom of their group at the 1990 tournament with two draws and a defeat. Coach: Hector Cuper: The 62-year-old spent a decade managing clubs in Spain and Italy, including Inter Milan…

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Waidi “Skoro” Usman vs. Michael “Shaka” Nyawade

Usman’s last attempt for the ABU featherweight title was against Edward Kakembo of Uganda in 2015 which the Nigerian lost via a unanimous decision.

By James Agbereb Nigeria’s Waidi “Skoro” Usman will hope to be second time time lucky when he takes on Michael “Shaka” Nyawade of Kenya for the African Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight title at the 14th GOtv Boxing Night,  Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The bouts were announced during a press conference by the organisers in Lagos on Tuesday. The 14th edition will take place inside the Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium, Lagos on April, 14. Usman’s last attempt for the ABU featherweight title was against Edward Kakembo of Uganda in 2015 which the Nigerian lost…

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Le Clos, Van Der Burgh to Headline SA Commonwealth Games Trials

  Johannesburg – Olympians Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh will be among Mzansi’s aquatic stars who will be taking to the water at the KwaZulu-Natal Aquatics Premier Championships, doubling as the official Commonwealth Games Trials, taking place at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban, from 16 – 22 December 2017. Four hundred and sixty (460) swimmers will compete to secure a place in the final team that will be selected to represent SA in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia from 4th to 15th April 2018. Straight from…

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Worldcup draw: Nigeria will meet nemesis Argentina

For the fifth time in six World Cup appearances, Nigeria have been drawn against Argentina in the group stage. The Super Eagles have lost all four previous World Cup meetings with La Albiceleste — in 1994, 2002, 2010, 2014 — albeit by slim scorelines. Although they showed great character in coming from behind to beat the Argentines 4-2 in a recent friendly match, it will require a tremendous performance to repeat the feat at the World Cup. Familiar foes aside, they will face new opposition in Croatia and Iceland, with…

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Black Stars end World Cup qualifying campaign

  Edwin Gyasi’s first Ghana goal cancelled out Shikabala’s opener as the Black Stars ended their World Cup qualifying campaign with a draw against Egypt. The Pharaohs, who qualified for next summer’s showpiece in Russia with victory over Congo-Brazzaville, were without Mohamed Salah for their final qualifier, but took the lead in the 62nd minute of a scrappy contest. ESPN—Shikabala was picked out by Trezeguet before sending a superb left-footed strike past Richard Ofori against the run of play, with Ghana having bossed much of the contest to that point….

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Once Tipped As A World Superstar

At the age of 14, Freddy Adu was tipped to become one of the greatest footballers in history. Those days must seem a lifetime ago for the USA international, who has since played for 13 different clubs and invariably sees his name appear in the headlines only for the wrong reasons. It has been six years since he made the last of 17 international appearances for the USA, only five of which have come since the end of 2008, testimony to the barren years that he has endured. Although he…

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The Duel: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor

The flamboyant Irishman [Notorious] is stepping out of the UFC for the first time to box the best pound for pound American [Money.] Well, I was wrong. I’m not perfect, and I’ve been wrong many times before. Once, I made a wrong turn at a yield spot, I didn’t think a reality TV star would become president, and I thought Stone Cold Steve Austin would win the first blood match at the King of The Ring in 1998. But, when I penned a column a few months to explain why…

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Preview: Liberia Vs. Zimbabwe

By Phumzile Ngcatshe Zimbabwe will welcome Liberia on Sunday in their opening Group G clash of their 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and will want to claim a win in front of their home fans. The Warriors are fresh from parting ways with their coach, Kalisto Pasuwa, who helped guide them to the continental showpiece in Gabon earlier this year. However, their dismal failure pushed the football association, ZIFA, to part ways and handed the reins to former player Norman Mapeza. Mapeza guided the national side to their…

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Liberia Meets Sierra Leone on FIFA Match Day

Liberia will play Sierra Leone on June 5, 2017 in Monrovia in an international friendly football encounter at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, a release from the Liberian FA said. The Liberia Football Association (LFA) said it has accepted a request from the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) for the game to be played on FIFA International match day in Monrovia. Both countries are preparing for the 1st qualifying round matches of the 2019 African Cup of Nations expected to be played in Cameroon. According to a release from the LFA,…

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It is time for Keith Nah to Get A Lone Stars Call Up

By Wleh Bedell Keith Nah, the former LPRC Oilers lethal finisher who has being rattling the net for the past four seasons in the Asian nation of Myanmar and has won thousands of admirers to become his club [Ayeyawady] higher scorer is ready for national duty. The name Keith Martu Nah called the “Liberian Neymar and Malouda” by his fans, for his turbo booted pace, sublime skills, assists and deadly finishing has just the right attitude to don the national colors. The former Liberia National U-20 starlet and local based…

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