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Alex Iwobi to play for Nigeria at 2016 Summer Olympics

Alex Iwobi to play for Nigeria at 2016 Summer Olympics

Arsenal’s highly rated forward Alex Iwobi has revealed his plans to represent the Nigeria national team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Despite playing for England youth sides, the youngster decided to switch his allegiance to the Super Eagles, and has so far made two appearances in ...

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Dieumerci Mbokani says goodbye to DR Congo national team

Dieumerci Mbokani says goodbye to DR Congo national team

Dynamo Kiev striker Dieumerci Mbokani has decided to retire from international football after he was accused of unprofessional behaviour by the national team chiefs. The highly rated footballer, currently on loan at Norwich City, narrowly escaped the attack at the Brussels airport as he was supposed to catch a flight ...

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Balde Keita in Senegal squad for Niger qualifiers

Balde Keita in Senegal squad for Niger qualifiers

Lazio forward Balde Diao Keita has been handed his maiden Senegal call-up as he decided to represent the country of his parents at international level. Having been born in Spain, the 20-year-old also had the option to play for La Furia Roja, but he ultimately opted to represent the Teranga ...

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Iwobi, Iheanacho in Nigeria squad for Egypt qualifiers

Iwobi, Iheanacho in Nigeria squad for Egypt qualifiers

Premier League starlets Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi have been included in Nigeria squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Egypt. The Super Eagles trail their next opponents two points after the opening two fixtures and they will have a perfect opportunity to leapfrog them ...

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Benik Afobe talks up DR Congo call-up

Benik Afobe

Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe is considering representing DR Congo despite the fact he has played for England U-21 set-up. Afobe’s England youth career is 11 years long as the Bournemouth January signing had captained the Under-12s and enjoyed successful spells with all other youth teams as well. He won the ...

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Morocco to appoint Herve Renard as head coach

Herve Renard

Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) have decided to part ways with Ezzaki Badou, who has been in charge of the national team since 2014. Badou has paid the price for lack of results and his future at Morocco bench was under scrutiny for several months. The African media are reporting ...

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Osorio names Mexico squad for Senegal friendly

Chicharito, Guardado could make Mexico’s Olympics squad

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has presented his 22-man squad list for the upcoming friendly game against Senegal. El Tri take on Senegal on 10 February in Miami and Osorio want to test his options before the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying double against Canada next month. Osorio has been ...

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Yaya Toure out of Ivory Coast squad for Liberia qualifier

Dussuyer names Ivory Coast squad for Liberia qualifier

Ivory Coast continue their preparation for the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. The Elephants take on Liberia in their opener, but it has to be noted that Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been left out of the squad as he ponders international retirement. Toure’s teammate Wilfried Bony, though, has ...

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Grant names Ghana squad for Comoros qualifiers

Grant names Ghana squad for Comoros qualifiers

Ghana national team coach Avram Grant has unveiled his squad for the upcoming double header against Comoros in the 2018 World Cup qualifying. The Black Stars failed to impress at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, with the team suffering defeats to United States and Portugal in the group stages ...

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