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By Akintola Timothy

Updates on AFCON 2023, Everton and Nottingham PSR charge and Real Madrid.

Osimhen’s header salvages draw for Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea.

The Super Eagles got off their AFCON campaign to a frustrating start, with underwhelming performances from the players. Equatorial Guinea’s midfielder, Ivàn Salvador scored a surprise opener in the 36th minute with a well worked goal but Victor Osimhen headed home a quick equalizer, two minutes later. However, the Super Eagles’ wastefulness in front of goals cost them the three points, including Osimhen’s big chance in the seventh-fourth minute. Nigeria will face host country, Ivory Coast on Thursday, as they look to secure their first win the tournament.


Garry Rodrigues’ late goal help Cape Verde secure dramatic victory over Ghana.

The start of the 2023 African Cup of Nations have been nothing short of spectacular, with dramatic results from the teams so far. Ghana’s Black Stars received one of their biggest shocks in Abidjan, as Cape Verde secured a late win over the four time AFCON champions to continue to sequences of surprises in the tournament. After Jamiro Monteiro rebounded Rodrigues’ shot, Ghana’s Alexander Djiku headed home an equalizer 11 minutes into the second half. Cape Verde secured their win late, as Ofori was unable to clear Rodrigues’ shot on goal.


Egypt avoids surprise defeat against Mozambique, thanks to late penalty.

Mohamed Salah’s late injury helped Egypt avoid surprise opening defeat, securing a 2-2 draw in the 2023 AFCON tournament. Despite Egypt asserting quick dominance in the match, with Mustafa Mohammed’s opener inside the first ninety seconds of the game, Mozambique seemed to pull through with a comeback, in two successive second half goals from Witi Quembo and Clesio Bauque within four minutes. However, a rough challenge from Mozambique defender, Domingos Macandza on Salah in the box was called out by VAR, which the Liverpool star slotted home. Egypt will take on Ghana on Thursday, as they hope to secure top spot in the tournament’s Group B.


Everton and Nottingham Forest at risk of point deduction or fine.

After a 10 point deduction months ago for breaching the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rule, Everton is at risk of another fresh sanction, together with Nottingham Forest. Whilst the Premier League Profitability and Sustainability Rules requires PL clubs are to lose only about £105 million within the span of three years, reports suggest that both clubs might have exceeded the limits, according to the accounts provided for last season’s financial records. In response, Everton have pointed to the already imposed 10 point deduction, arguing that these new charges are related with the same financial period. Nottingham Forest however, have acknowledged these charges and have promised to work with the necessary authorities.


Real Madrid dismantle Barcelona to clinch a Spanish Super Cup.

After a 5-3 overtime win against rival, Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi final, Real Madrid have cruised past Barcelona in a thrilling 4-1 victory to secure their first trophy of the season. Real Madrid attacker, Vinicius Junior was on fire, scoring a hat trick in the first forty minutes of gameplay, before Rodrygo’s second half goal capped a thrilling game. Robert Lewandowski’s first half goal in the 30th minute was not enough to spearhead an early 2-1 comeback, as the Carlo Ancelotti side looked resolved to assert their dominance in most parts of the game. Real Madrid remain in every other available competition and will be looking to make history and win the remaining trophies.


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AN-Toni
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1 month ago

Latest bits across global football news.Updates on AFCON 2023, Everton and Nottingham PSR charge and Real Madrid.Express your point of view.

Adeoye Adegoke
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1 month ago

AFCON 2023 is a highly anticipated tournament, and I can’t wait to see the amazing talent from across Africa competing on the pitch. It’s always thrilling to witness the passion and skill that these players bring to the game.
Now, let’s talk about Everton and the Nottingham PSR charge. It’s important for clubs to maintain fair play and adhere to the rules and regulations. Any charges or investigations should be taken seriously to ensure the integrity of the sport. I hope that the necessary actions are taken to address any issues that may have arisen.
And of course, Real Madrid is a powerhouse in the football world. They have a rich history and consistently field a strong team. It’s always exciting to see them compete in domestic and international competitions. I’m curious to see how they perform this season and if they can continue their winning streak.

Taiwo
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1 month ago

Real Madrid easily defeated Barcelona 4-1 to capture their first title of the season, following up a 5-3 overtime triumph against rival Vinicius Junior, was superb qnf unstoppable, scoring a triple trick in the first forty minutes of action Everton and Nottingham Forest could face additional sanctions. Although Premier League clubs are required by the Premier League Profitability and Sustainability Rules to lose no more than £105 million during a three-year period

SarahDiv
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1 month ago

Super Eagles started AFCON with a draw, Cape Verde surprised Ghana, Egypt saved by a late penalty. Everton and Nottingham Forest face possible penalties. Real Madrid clinched the Spanish Super Cup with a thrilling win over Barcelona. Exciting football moments! 🇳🇬⚽️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇪🇸 #SportsUpdate

Kazeem1
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1 month ago

As Cape Verde overcame the four-time AFCON winners in a thrilling victory, the Black Stars of Ghana suffered among of their most significant surprises of the competition in Abidjan.Egypt managed to secure a 2-2 tie despite suffering a late injury that prevented a shocking first-round loss.