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Nigeria end protest, head home from World Cup

Nigerian players react at the end of the 2019 Women's World Cup Group A football match between Norway and Nigeria
Nigeria have ended their dispute over bonuses and are heading home from the World Cup.

The Nigeria women's national team ended their protest over unpaid bonuses on Sunday and left their hotel in France following their elimination from the World Cup.

The players demanded payment of outstanding allowances from the Nigerian Football Federation. They told ESPN FC they were owed bonuses from two games, against Gambia and Senegal, from as far back as two years ago, amounting to 2 million Nigerian naira (about $5,600 U.S.).

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Ighalo proves Afcon worth from bench for Nigeria

First of all, that was an enthralling game of football.

Burundi may be ranked 89 places below Nigeria, but they looked anything but as they pushed the Super Eagles to the limit, and it took a moment of genius from Ola Aina, plus the assassin class finishing from Odion Ighalo, to put them away late in the second half.

The Swallows previously had given their more illustrious opponents plenty to chew on, when Cedric Amissa and then Gael Bigirmana not only forced saves from Daniel Akpeyi but also cracked...

Nigeria need late Ighalo goal to beat Burundi

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Nigeria left it late against AFCON debutants Burundi on Saturday.

Nigeria needed a late goal from substitute Odion Ighalo to claim a 1-0 win over a brave Burundi side playing their first-ever match at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.

Ighalo, set free by Ola Aina's clever flicked pass, side-footed the ball past Burundi goalkeeper Jonathan Nahimana in the 77th minute, four minutes after coming on in the opening Group B match.

It was tough on Burundi who refused to be overawed and enjoyed slightly the better of the first half, with Frederic Nsabiyumva heading...

FIFA takes control of African football in wake of scandals

FIFA are to take over the running of African football in the wake of corruption scandals consuming the Confederation of African Football (CAF), it was announced on Thursday.

The CAF executive committee took the unprecedented decision to cede control and have FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura parachuted in as "FIFA General Delegate for Africa".

A joint statement was read out at a news conference held by beleaguered CAF president Ahmad Ahmad in Cairo on Thursday, on the eve of the Africa Cup of...

Afcon preparations: Tunisia complete hat-trick of victories

No team has impressed more in the pre-Africa Cup of Nations friendlies than Tunisia, who made it three wins out of three with a 2-1 victory over Burundi on Monday evening.

The triumph -- against a Hirondelles team that has also caught the eye during the pre-tournament matches -- came after victories over Iraq and Croatia.

As had been the case against the World Cup finalists, Tunisia had taken the lead only to be pegged back, with a delicious 76th-minute effort from Cedric Amissi -- after fine interplay...