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 By Colin Udoh

Rohr debate misses the point about Nigerian shortcomings

While the African Cup of Nations final may have been tough to watch, Steve Nicol says Algeria's defence deserves a lot of credit for their victory.

For a record eighth time in their history, Nigeria came away from an African Nations Cup campaign brandishing bronze medals around their necks.

It is not just a record for Nigeria, but also for the tournament. No other country has more third-place finishes in the history of the competition.

When in the past this final podium place has been celebrated as a "golden bronze", this time emotions have been more varied. Nations Cup winner Segun Odegbami vehemently refused to celebrate it.

There are those,...

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Soto brace gives U.S. huge U20 win over Nigeria

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Sebastian Soto scored twice as the United States picked up a crucial 2-0 win against Nigeria in its second match at the 2019 Under-20 World Cup on Monday.

The Americans came into the match needing a result after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Ukraine in its opening match of group play and Tab Ramos' team started the game brightly, controlling most of the possession and staying on the front foot from the opening whistle.

That strong start yielded a goal in the 18th minute when Soto lost his defender...

Hard-fighting Falconets crash out of U20 World Cup

Nigeria have been knocked out of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup after first-half goals from Aitana Bonmati and Patricia Guijarro sealed a 2-1 win for Spain on Thursday in Concarneau.

Despite a much-improved and purposeful second-half showing against the Europeans, which culminated in Peace Efih halving the deficit, the hard-fighting Falconets lacked the extra quality to complete a fightback.

The Falconets were second-best early on in the contest, and duly fell behind to an exquisite Bonmati...

Flying Eagles cruise past Mauritania, qualify for 2019 U-20 Nations Cup

Nigeria's male Under-20 team, the Flying Eagles, qualified for the 2019 Africa U-20 Nations Cup after beating Mauritania 5-0 on Saturday in Lagos.

The team defied the heavy Lagos downpour and waterlogged pitch to record their best result of the qualifiers in the third round fixture to ensure a 6-1 aggregate victory.

Wasiu Alalade opened the floodgate of goals in the 11th minute, unleashing a fierce strike past goalkeeper Fall Amadou.

Kano Pillars' exciting forward Nazifi Yahaya netted a brace --...