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Nigeria vs. Mali: Premium Times announces winners of prediction contest

And the winners are Onweazu Victor, Vikram Simon Peter and Koko Proxy Ceo DeBoss

Nigeria vs Mali – Live Commentaries

Good afternoon folks! Welcome to Premium Time’s LIVE coverage of the Africa Cup Of Nations semi-finals clash between Nigeria and Mali at the Durban Stadium. It is a clash of two Eagles. The Malian side is one Stephen Keshi, the Nigerian coach, know so well. Keshi was coach of the Mali side between 2008 and 2010 […]

Pray for Super Eagles against Mali, PDP urges Nigerians

The ruling party said it is already praying for the Nigerian team.

Ghana vs Burkina Faso: Black Stars face Burkinabe on controversial pitch

Much of the same is what Paul Put has ordered for Burkina Faso as they go into Wednesday’s semi-final against Ghana at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit as underdogs. “I’m very proud with what we have achieved up until now and we are preparing for this game against Ghana just as we have for all […]

Nigeria vs Mali: Who will triumph in battle of the Eagles?

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi believes he will have a distinct advantage when he prepares his side to meet Mali in the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday. But this has been denied by his opposition as the war of words hots up ahead of what is […]

2013 AFCON: West African teams make history

West Africa has made history by becoming the first sub-region since the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament started in 1957 to have only teams from the sub-region in the semi-finals. PANA reported on Monday that all the four semi-finalists at the ongoing 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa are from West Africa: Burkina Faso, […]

How Super Eagles caged Ivorian Yaya Toure

Nigeria had the perfect tactical plan to see off the threat of highly-fancied Cote d’Ivoire in their African Nations Cup quarter-final on Sunday night – allow the reigning African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Toure, little space. John Obi Mikel and Ogenyi Onanzi turned in a master class of how to stymie the influence of […]

Determination gave us victory over Cote d’Ivoire, says Keshi

By Debo Oshundun The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, said on Sunday that high level discipline and team character were responsible for the 2-1 victory of the team over Cote d’ Ivoire. Keshi, who made the statement at the post-match news conference at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, said the Eagles showed determination to win. “I […]

We taught Cote d’Ivoire football lesson – NFF

The General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Musa Amadu, said on Sunday that the Super Eagles had taught the Elephants of Cote d’ Ivoire a football lesson. The Super Eagles ousted the Elephants from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa. Amadu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in […]

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Emenike is man of the match against Cote d’Ivoire

Emmanuel Emenike, scorer of the opening goal for Nigeria in the 2-1 win against Cote d’Ivoire in Rustenburg on Sunday, has been named Man of the quarter-final Match. The match was at the ongoing 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in South Africa. Emenike’s 41st minute goal gave the Super Eagles a 1-0 lead […]

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Ivorians blame defeat on coach’s inexperience

By Oche Egwa Unnerving silence swept through Abidjan and its neigbouring towns on Sunday as the Super Eagles of Nigeria trashed the highly favoured Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire. The game, which was apparently dominated by the Eagles, ended 2-1. The Eagles clinched the semi-final ticket in a highly technical game that  left Ivorian fans, analysts […]

Supereagles fly into nation’s cup semifinal

The Stephen Keshi handled side will now play Mali in the semi-final. The Nigerian Super Eagles on Sunday shocked bookmakers, trouncing tournament favourites, Ivory Coast 2-1 to advance to the semi final of the Africa Cup of Nations. Goals from Emmanuel Emenike, and home based debutante, Sunday Mba, in both halves, ensured Nigeria moved closer […]

Nigeria vs Cote d’Ivoire – Live Commentaries

Good evening folks! Welcome to Premium Time’s LIVE coverage of the Africa Cup Of Nations quarterfinals clash between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. It is a clash of giants of African football. [liveblog]

We’re praying for Super Eagles – PDP

Nigeria will play against Cote d’ Ivoire on Sunday

Mikel cleared for Cote d’ Ivoire, relishes midfield battle against Yaya Toure

The Chelsea midfielder said he is ready for the game.

Osaze opens up on failed transfer to QPR, suspension by West Brom

The Nigerian striker wanted to force a move to QPR.

Blacks Stars cautious over clash with giant-killers, Cape Verde

Ghana will start as overwhelming favourites to beat the minnows from Cape Verde when they meet in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals on Saturday but will be wary of being added to a growing list of upset scalps at the tournament. The Black Stars are seeking to reach the semi-finals for a fourth successive tournament […]

Bafana face big test against Mali

After scraping through the group phase, African Nations Cup hosts South Africa now have their destiny in their own hands as they head to the knockout rounds at the weekend. They play Mali at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, on course to achieve their pre-tournament aim of reaching the semi-finals. Although they won just […]

Didier Drogba in action for Cote d'Ivoire

What Didier Drogba Brings to the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire

Didier Drogba remains an important figure for Cote d’Ivoire, even if he may be used more as an impact player in the later rounds of the competition. 

Nigeria National League matches postponed for Super Eagles

The matches to be played on Sunday have been postponed.

AFCON 2013: Cote d’ Ivoire, Togo complete quarter-finalists roster

Togo and Cote d’ Ivoire qualify for AFCON quarter finals

Flying Eagles lose again to Rangers

The Flying Eagles are preparing for the 2013 African Youth Championship in Oran

Ivorian defender rips Eagles apart on twitter

Eboue says Nigeria is no match for Cote d’ Ivoire. 

AfCON 2013: Eagles scrape through to quarter-final as Zambia crash out

Nigeria manages a win in the match against Ethiopia.

Balotelli moves to Milan

Balotelli will join the Italian Champions.