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AFCON : Latest Africa Cup Of Nations News Update For Wednesday, January 19, 2022

AFCON : Latest Africa Cup Of Nations News Update For Wednesd

Latest Africa Cup Of Nations News

AllNews Nigeria brings you the latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) 2021 news update for Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Here are the Latest AFCON 2022 News headlines:

AFCON 2022: Eliminated Zimbabwe Stun Guinea To Give Senegal Top Spot

Eliminated Zimbabwe managed to leave their mark at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 in Yaounde on Tuesday as they made Guinea qualify as runners-up in Group B.

Norman Mapeza's side were playing for pride in Yaounde, having already been eliminated from the tournament and they took a two-goal lead into the break courtesy of Knowledge Musona and Kudakwashe Mahachi.

Naby Keita halved the deficit four minutes after the restart, but the National Elephants came up short in the end despite a dominant display in the second half...READ MORE

AFCON 2022: Senegal Top Group B Despite Draw Against Malawi

Senegal rounded up the group stage with a goalless draw against Malawi which gave them the needed point to bypass Guinea as Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 Group B leader at the Stade Omnisports de Bafoussam on Tuesday night.

The draw saw the Lions of Teranga advance to the knockout phase as the Group B winners, while the Flames of Malawi remained third on the standings and they could progress to the Last 16 as one of the four best third-placed teams.

The match got off to a lively start with the Lions of Teranga controlling the game and they threatened first through Sadio Mane who fired over the crossbar after connecting with a cross from the right...READ MORE

Mukansanga Makes History As First Female Referee At AFCON 2022

Rwandan Salima Mukansanga became the first woman to referee an Africa Cup of Nations match when she oversaw the Group B clash between Guinea and Zimbabwe in Yaounde on Tuesday.

On Monday, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement said Mukansanga would handle the match with two female assistant referees, Carine Atemzabong of Cameroon and Fatiha Jermoumi of Morocco.

However, when the officials entered the pitch for the match at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in the Cameroonian capital, both assistant referees were males...READ MORE

Nigerian Eagles Will Fly High With Sack Of Gernot Rohr — Maharaj Ji

Founder of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has revealed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will fly higher in the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), with the sack of the German coach, Gernot Rohr.

Disclosing this in a press statement made available by Ojo Mogbadewa, the One Love Family spokesperson, Maharaj Ji stated that the sack of Rohr will turn around the fortune of Nigerian football to the early years of Nigerian football's glory.

According to the statement, "Recall that Maharaj Ji has been an advocate for the non-use of any foreign coach to coach the Super Eagles of Nigeria as we have a lot of talents here in Nigeria...READ MORE

These are the Latest AFCON 2022 News headlines this morning. Visit our website www.allnews.ng for the more latest news in Nigeria and around the world.

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