Obaroakpo: Home Eagles Were Unlucky At 2016 CHAN - Abia Warriors and Super Eagles defender, Austin Obaroakpo opens up to Completesportsnigeria.com's IZUCHUKWU OKOSI in this exclusive interview on the national team's campaign at the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda.
The centre-back who is a fan of former Eagles captain Joseph Yobo insists luck was against Sunday Oliseh's team at 2016 CHAN. Obaroakpo also speaks ahead of the NPFL new season. Excerpts...
DR Congo President Rewards CHAN Winners With Jeeps - Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila presented the country's African Nations Championship winners with a fleet of high-end Sports Utility Vehicles on Tuesday, AFP reports.
Kabila symbolically handed over keys to the top of the range cars to DR Congo captain Joel Kimwaki and coach Florent Ibenge at a ceremony in Kinshasa.
DR Congo defeated Mali 3-0 in Sunday's final in Kigali, Rwanda. DR Congo Are Two-Time CHAN Champions, Thrash Mali 3-0 In The Final - Democratic Republic emerged champions of the African Nations Championship after thrashing Mali 3-0 in Sunday's final.
The game which was played inside the Amahoro stadium, saw DRC take the lead in the 29th minute through Elia Meschak.
In the 62nd minute, Meschak grabbed his second goal to make it 2-0 for DRC.
And in the 73rd minute, Jonathan Bolingi secured the win for DRC when he netted the third goal.
Cote d’Ivoire Beat Guinea To Claim CHAN Bronze - Cote d’Ivoire defeated Guinea 2-1 on Sunday to claim third spot in the African Nations Championship in Rwanda. Guinea had the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot in the early part of the game, after Abdul Cisse in goal for Cote d’Ivoire brought down a Guinea attacker in the 18-yard box. Cisse ... Read More Loscuito Vows To Improve Home Eagles, Expects Tough CHAN final - By Izuchukwu Okosi: Super Eagles assistant coach Jean- Francois Loscuito has assured Nigerians of a better home-based Super Eagles team whose experience at the 2016 African Nations Championship will only serve to improve the team. Prior to the championship in Rwanda, Nigeria were one of the favourites for the title but crashed out in the ... Read More DR Congo Coach Ibenge Wants Job In Nigeria - By Adeboye Amosu in Kigali: Democratic Republic of Congo coach, Florent Ibenge has revealed he will like to take a coaching job in Nigeria in future, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. The 54-year old tactician will seek to lead his country to a second African Nations Championship title when they take on Mali in the final on Sunday at the Amahoro ... Read More Babangida Rues Home Eagles’ CHAN Failure , Tips Three Wingers For Main Team - By Izuchukwu Okosi: Former Super Eagles forward, Tijani Babangida, believes the home-based Eagles draw against Tunisia, and not the 1-0 defeat to Guinea, in the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda was the most disappointing game for Nigeria. Speaking with Completesportsnigeria.com, the former Ajax winger also agrees that the quality of the Tunisian league ... Read More Mali Shock Cote d’Ivoire To Reach CHAN Final - Mali have qualified for the final of the African Nations Championship after beating Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 in Thursday’s semi-final. The only goal of the game was scored by Yves Bissouma in the 89th minute. Mali will now face Democratic Republic of Congo in the final which comes up on Sunday. The third place match will ... Read More Green: Oliseh Learnt From CHAN Failure, Focusing On Egypt - Nigeria Football Federation's Technical Committee boss, Chris Green believes that Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has learnt a lot of lessons from the 2016 CHAN where Nigeria failed to go beyond the first round after losing 1-0 to Guinea in their last Group C game, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Green, a legal practitioner who was in Rwanda with the Home Eagles, also assured that despite the team's failure at 2016 CHAN , the Nigeria Football Federation will continue to support Sunday Oliseh as they look forward to beating Egypt home and away in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers coming up next month. CHAN: DR Congo Beat Guinea, Zoom Into Final - Democratic Republic of Congo have qualified for the final of the 2016 Africa Nations Championship after defeating Guinea 5-4 on penalty shootout in Wednesday's semi-final. After 90 minutes of goalless football, the game went into extra-time. In the 101 minutes of extra-time, Jonathan Bolingi put DR Congo ahead. But with seconds remaining, Ibrahima Sankhon struck to send ... Read More