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Check out updates on AFCON 2023, Sadiq Umar and Jordan Henderson.

Mali score two in six minutes to defeat South Africa in AFCON.

Hamari Traore and Lassine Sinayoko struck home second half chances to give Mali a major advantage over South Africa in the Group E match of AFCON 2024. South Africa’s Percy Tau blew the Bafana Bafana’s opportunity to take a lead after losing a 19th minute penalty before Hamari Traore broke the dreadlock in the 60th minute. Six minutes later, Lassine Sinayoko doubled the lead, shrugging off two defenders to score from close range. Mali will face Tunisia next, hoping to keep their hope of a Ro16 qualification alive.


Namibia leaves it late to secure important win versus Tunisia.

The AFCON 2023 shock was underway again, as Namibia ended Tunisia’s plan for a perfect group stage start. Namibia, who are ranked 115th in the recent FIFA ranking and have failed to win any of their last nine AFCON matches, secured a late win against Tunisia. After rigorous tests from both sides including Peter Shalulile’s cleared chance, it was Deon Hotto’s 88th minute header which secured important three points for Tunisia.


Late penalty helps secures Burkina Faso’s win vs Mauritania.

In important Group D clash, Burkina Faso was able to secure an important victory over Mauritania at the Stade de la Paix Stadium, Bouake on Tuesday, making history in the process. After 90 minutes of intense football, it was Aston Villa’s Bertrand Traore who converted a 96th minute penalty to hand Burkina Faso the win against a Mauritania team that not led any of their last seven AFCON games. This is Burkina Faso’s first AFCON opening match after 13 attempts.


Sadiq Umar named in Real Sociedad Al squad after pulling out of AFCON.

After Victor Boniface, Nigerian striker, Sadiq Umar pulled out of the Super Eagles’ AFCON squad on the advice of the country’s medical team after suffering a knee injury in training. The player, who traveled back to Spain immediately, was however seen training individually and has now been added to Real Sociedad’s squad to face Osasuna in the Copa Del Rey clash. This has caused uproar amongst Nigerians who have sensed great inappropriateness with the player’s withdrawal from the squad.


Ajax reach agreement with Al-Ettifaq for Jordan Henderson’s transfer.

Former Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson moved to Saudi Arabia six months ago after his contract with the Merseyside club expired last year. However, new reports suggested that the midfielder has not been happy at Saudi Arabia and is intent on moving back to Europe. Ajax have however secured interest in Henderson and have reached an agreement in principle with Al-Ettifaq. He is set to sign a two and a half year contract with the Eredivisie giant and is willing to go through a huge salary reduction to join Ajax.


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AN-Toni
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1 month ago

Latest stories across worldwide sports.Check out updates on AFCON 2023, Sadiq Umar and Jordan Henderson.Express your point of view.

Taiwo
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1 month ago

Tunisia’s hopes of having an ideal group stage debut were dashed by Namibia.Victor Boniface, the Nigerian striker Sadiq Umar, was advised by the national medical team to withdraw from the Super Eagles’ AFCON squad following a knee injury he sustained during training. Burkina Faso defeated Mauritania 1-0 at the Stade de la Paix Stadium in Bouake on Tuesday.

Adeoye Adegoke
Member
1 month ago

It’s always exciting to stay updated on the latest stories in worldwide sports! AFCON 2023, Sadiq Umar, and Jordan Henderson are definitely making waves in the sports world.
AFCON 2023, the Africa Cup of Nations, is a highly anticipated football tournament that showcases the talent and passion of African nations. It’s great to see teams from across the continent competing and bringing their best to the field.
Sadiq Umar, a Nigerian footballer, has been making headlines with his impressive performances. It’s fantastic to see Nigerian players shining on the international stage and representing our country with skill and dedication.
Jordan Henderson, a talented English footballer, has been a key player for both Liverpool and the English national team. His leadership and skills on the field have earned him recognition and admiration from fans around the world.
Sports have a unique way of bringing people together, creating moments of joy, and inspiring us all. It’s wonderful to follow these stories and be a part of the excitement that sports bring.

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

Nevertheless, Ajax has shown interest in Henderson and has come to a preliminary understanding with Al-Ettifaq. He will soon sign a two and a half year contract.After suffering a knee injury during practice, Nigerian striker Sadiq Umar was advised by the national medical team to withdraw from the Super Eagles’ AFCON squad. Although he has since been added to his club’s upcoming match, it appears that he may not be ready to play for his country, which is unfortunate because the nation desperately needs him right now. 

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

Exciting AFCON updates! Mali impresses, Namibia surprises, and Burkina Faso makes history. Sadiq Umar back with Real Sociedad, and Jordan Henderson eyes Ajax move. Football vibes buzzing! 🇳🇬⚽🔥 #NaijaSports