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Aston Villa star Trezeguet: Al Ahly mentality shaped me for Europe
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Aston Villa star Trezeguet: Al Ahly mentality shaped me for Europe

The 26-year-old spent over a decade with the Egyptian giants before starting his European sojourn in Belgium Aston Villa winger Mahmoud Trezeguet has described Al Ahly as his home after they equipped him with a winning and fighting mentality. From rising through their youth ranks to making his professional debut with the Red Devils, Trezeguet spent 14 years at the club and won several laurels. Before leaving Al Ahly in 2016, the Egypt international won two Caf Super Cups, two Caf Champions League trophies, one Caf Confederation Cup amongst other domestic honours.
CAFCC: Enyimba Fall To ES Setif; Lose Top Spot
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CAFCC: Enyimba Fall To ES Setif; Lose Top Spot

Enyimba fell to a 3-0 defeat against Algerian club ES Setif in their CAF Confederation Cup matchday four encounter at the May 8 1945 Stadium on Sunday, reports Rushhoursport.com Amir Karaoui gave Setif the lead in the 31st minute after he was teed up by Ahmed Kendouci. Mohamed Amoura doubled their advantage late in the first half. The hosts scored their third goal of the game through Akram Djahnit, who slotted home from the spot in the 65th minute. Djahnit missed the chance to double the home team’s lead when his spot-kick failed to hit the target 10 minutes from time. Enyimba dropped to second position in Group A with six points from four games following the defeat. South Africa’s Orlando Pirates, who thrashed Al Ahli Benghazi of Libya 3-0 earlier in the day top the ...
Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-finals get new dates
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Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-finals get new dates

The African inter-club competitions have been given new dates to complete their schedules The Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup are set to recommence in October after an agreement was reached by the Executive Committee of the continental governing body on Thursday. Both tournaments were suspended in May because of the coronavirus pandemic and there had not been clarity on when it was ok to resume the competition. The first legs of the Champions League semi-finals were initially set to be played on September 25 and 26, while the return legs were scheduled for October 2 and 3. The two single-leg semi-finals of the Confederation Cup were billed for September 22 and the final on September 27.  
10-man Rangers Hold Salitas in Ouagadougou
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10-man Rangers Hold Salitas in Ouagadougou

Enugu Rangers’ quest for a place in the Confederation cup still hangs in the balance as they failed to secure a useful away win against Salitas FC of Burkina Faso yesterday. The encounter ended 1-1 apiece with both teams desperate to win and enhance qualification into the next stage after poor show so far in the second tier continental  club competition. According to reports, Rangers saw less of the ball than their hosts but looked more fluid in attack, having more shots through the course of the first half. And the Nigerian side was rewarded with the opening goal in the 33rd minute, as Ifeanyi  George got the better of goalkeeper Diakite Daouda to make it 1-0. Rangers’ goal arrived despite being down to 10 men, with Semiu Liadi sent off for a second bookable offence inside t...
Nigerian clubs must change governance structure to compete with North Africans’
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Nigerian clubs must change governance structure to compete with North Africans’

Former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu says that North African teams will continue to dominate their Nigerian counterparts until the country’s club management architecture is changed for effective financing. Enugu Rangers lost to Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia home and away in their CAF Confederation Cup tie last week, just as Lobi Stars were defeated at home by Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca in the Champions League. Speaking on the state of the country’s club football yesterday, Chukwu says Nigerian clubs are not well funded and therefore cannot meet the challenges posed by international football. Chukwu said if club funding was left to state governments, Nigerian clubs would continue facing the challenge of not getting the best players from within and outside the country, arguing that su...
Enyimba’s Usman Abdallah Targets CAF Confederation Cup Semi-final
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Enyimba’s Usman Abdallah Targets CAF Confederation Cup Semi-final

The People’s Elephant gaffer has admonished his players to suspend celebration as they seek a place in the last four of the competition Enyimba coach, Usman Abdallah has stressed that the People’s Elephant’s immediate target is to progress to the semi-final of the Caf Confederation Cup after they sailed through to the last eight as Group C winners on Wednesday. The People’s Elephant had the privilege of returning back to their home ground for the first time in almost three years and they needed a late goal from Wasiu Alalade to send back CARA Brazzaville of Congo empty-handed. Speaking shortly his players' heroics at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba, Abdallah who plotted the fall of the Congolese revealed that it was important for them not to be distracted by the euphori...
Akwa United Offer Abdu Maikaba Support To Handle Club, Golden Eaglets Jobs Well
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Akwa United Offer Abdu Maikaba Support To Handle Club, Golden Eaglets Jobs Well

Akwa United will give their head coach, Abdu Maikaba, full support following his appointment as coach of Nigeria’s U-17 side, the Golden Eaglets. Maikaba who guided the Promise Keepers to their Aiteo Federation Cup success last season is now expected to combine his role as the club’s head coach with that of the Golden Eaglets, a task that will be made more cumbersome as the Uyo side will also compete in the CAF Confederation Cup for the second time next year. But officials of the Uyo side are prepared to give the gaffer the enabling environment to perform the tasks dutifully. “We don’t have problem with our coach (Maikaba) combining the two jobs,” an official of Akwa United said. “We are proud of his appointment as it shows he is recognised for the good job he has done here. ...
Akwa United To Reverse Nigeria’s Failure In CAF Confederation Cup – Abdu Maikaba
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Akwa United To Reverse Nigeria’s Failure In CAF Confederation Cup – Abdu Maikaba

Abdu Maikaba, the Coach of Uyo-based Akwa United FC, on Wednesday said his team would reverse the disappointing records of Nigerian clubs in the Africa Football Confederation Cup with an excellent performance. Maikaba told the News Agency of Nigeria that the team would work in synergy with other clubs to achieve success. He said working with teams like Enyimba was imperative for greater and better results considering the former’s excellent record in the championship. The Akwa United’s coach also said he would not undermine the contributions of clubs with abysmal records so as to come out good for the cup. He said: “While teams like Enyimba will give us ideas on how to make success, the ones that failed will reveal to us their mistakes so that we can work on them.’’ Akwa Unit...
Egyptian Clubs Warned Over Qatar Crisis
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Egyptian Clubs Warned Over Qatar Crisis

The Confederation of African Football has issued a thinly-veiled warning to Egyptian clubs to stay out of the political crisis in the Gulf. Long-simmering tensions between Qatar and its neighbours boiled over earlier this month when Saudi Arabia and a number of other Arab states to cut all ties with Qatar over the oil and gas-rich kingdom’s alleged support for terrorism. Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host nation, has rejected the accusations. The political earthquake in the Gulf has also affected beIN Sports – the Qatari sports network which has the sole rights in the Middle East to broadcast tournaments such as the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup. beIN Sports, which also has exclusive rights to the African Champions League and Confederation Cup, has been blocked in many Gu...

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