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AFCON U-17: Angola beat Nigeria in third place match

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Nigeria National Under-17 Male Football Team on Saturday lost to their Agolan counterparts 2-1 at the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Tanzania.

In their Match Day 3 fixtures played at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Nigeria faced Angola on their second meeting at the 2019 CAF; U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, in the third place play-off.

The Angola team starts the opening match with Osvaldo Capemba opened scoring at the 28th minutes of the first half.

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Nigeria team translated their dominance to the required goals within two minutes with Wisdom Ubani’s equalizer making the point draw at half hour.

The game changer, Zito Luvumbo of Angola scored the second goal for the Angolans at the 49th minutes.

On the resumption of the second half, Porfirio Abrantes  was sent off for Angola, but the Nigerians lads failed to break down their  resolute opponents and thus settled for a fourth place reward.

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News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the names of leading scorers in the ongoing championship are Osvaldo Pedro Campemba of Angolan with four goals, Wisdom Ubani with three goals, while (Tawfix Bentajebs of Morroco, Edmund Godfrey of Tanzania, and  Akinkunmi Amoo of Nigeria have two goals each.

The competition continues on Sunday with Guinea trading tackles with Cameroon in the final match of the championship.

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The Eaglets may have been knocked out of the championship, but the four countries, including Nigeria, which played the semi-finals have automatically qualified to participate in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

 

 

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JUST IN: EPL to resume June 17

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The Premier League season will resume on June 17, it has been confirmed.

Manchester City versus Arsenal will be one of the first matches to be played.

Aston Villa’s home clash with Sheffield United will also be played same day to mark the return of the English top flight.

A full fixture list will then be played on the weekend of June 19 to 21, with the agreement coming after Premier League clubs met on Thursday to continue discussions over ‘Project Restart.

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Details shortly…

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Belgian Cup final back on and set for Aug. 1

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Belgian Cup final back on and set for Aug. 1

League champions Club Bruges will meet Royal Antwerp in the Belgian Cup final on Aug. 1, the Belgian football association said on Thursday.

The match, which is holding in spite of the rest of the 2019/2020 season having been called off, will take place behind closed doors at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.

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The decision was announced after the two clubs, the Belgian Pro League and football association met with city officials to sort out arrangements and police and security services gave a green light.

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The final was originally supposed to be played on March 22 but was called off at the start of the COVID-19 health crisis.

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Belgium has since ended its season early with Club Bruges declared champions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Transfer: Real Madrid offer Man Utd four players to seal Pogba deal

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Transfer: Real Madrid offer Man Utd four players to seal Pogba deal

In a bid to sign France midfielder, Paul Pogba, La Liga side, Real Madrid has offered Manchester United four players.

According to newsmen Odegaard, 21, James Rodriguez; Lucas Vazquez and ex-City midfielder Brahim Diaz are the lists of those who could be offered in part exchange.

However, Manchester United are not ready to let go of the France international.

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Reports have it that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to pair Pogba and Bruno Fernandes; the pair trained together for the first time yesterday.

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In any case, Solskjaer wants Borussia Dortmund forward Sancho and Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.

However, Man United have been financially strained due to the effect of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

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United could raise further funds by selling Pogba to Real Madrid, who are also looking to save money by snubbing outright buy deals in favour of swaps.

United revealed revenues for the first three months of 2020 were down almost £30m — while net debt soared to £429.1m.

The first 18 days of lockdown cost them £23m, with Woodward insisting: “It will not be business as usual for some time.”

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