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Algeria pave their way to semi-finals after edging out Ivory Coast on penalties

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Algeria celebrates after trashing Ivory coast to continue to Afcon semi finals 2019.

The African Cup of nation semi teams have been confirmed the excitement is uncontrollable.
The Elephants boss believed his team was in ‘battle mode’ ahead of their clash with Algeria in the quarter-final which was locked at draw of 1-1 after an extra time. Sofiane Feghouli gave Algeria a led in the 20th minute which was later equalized in the 62nd minute which made the Desert Foxes little nervous.

Algeria’s forward Baghdad Bounedjah in the second half of regular time, missed a penalty and was clearly seen upset by his mistakes worrying would cost his nation the victor.
In the penalty shootout, Youcef Belaili hit the side bar which was the chance to crown Algerias the victors,hope glistered on them when Ivory Coast captain Serey Die hit the same post and his team was eliminated while Algeria booked their place in the last four.

However the Desert Foxes of Algeria and Ivory Coast’s Elephants have been involved in two an electrifying quarterfinals before in 2010 in Angola and 2015 in Equatorial Guinea and both the results were lots of goals.
Algeria being the only team with a 100 per cent record after impressive victories over Senegal, Tanzania and Kenya in Group C clearly shows a huge competition on who is who on coming matches.

Semi-final fixtures

  • Nigeria vs. Algeria
  • Senegal vs. Tunisia

According to the teams trend it shows the finals could potentially be on North and North Africans affairs or else could be ramble between North and west African.
Speaking Afcon quarterly Senegal  is yet to taste the glory of pass, the Giants Nigeria tasted it thrice while Tunisia and Algeria tasted it once.

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Club signs “25-year-old goalkeeper” but fans think he’s 45 [See photos]

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Social media across Africa on Wednesday, February 10 was sent into a frenzy by one Nigerian Club – Mighty Jets International Jos.

The Mighty Jets, took to social media to unveil their new range of kits for the upcoming Nigerian National league season while profiling its players.

One player, however, caught the eye of netizens, Goalkeeper Gobum Rotduwe.

According to the club, “Rot. D” was born on September 13, 1995, meaning he is 25 years old now.

Fans took a swipe at the club, most claiming the goalkeeper has lied about his age.

What’s your take on his age?

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Club signs “25-year-old goalkeeper” but fans think he’s 45 [See photos]

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Social media across Africa on Tuesday, February 9 was sent into a frenzy by one Nigerian Club – Mighty Jets International Jos.

The Mighty Jets, took to social media to unveil their new range of kits for the upcoming Nigerian National league season while profiling its players.

According to the club, “Rot. D” was born on September 13, 1995, meaning he is 25 years old now.

Fans took a swipe at the club, most claiming the goalkeeper has lied about his age. What’s your take on his age?

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Barcelona appoint Koeman as new coach

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Barcelona have appointed Ronald Koeman as their next coach, the club said in a statement on Wednesday, as the Catalans look to rebuild after their 8-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week.

Koeman, who has left his role as manager of the Netherlands, has signed a two-year-deal with Barcelona, who sacked Quique Setien on Monday after he presided over the club’s worst defeat ever in European competition.

Koeman, who will be officially presented at the Camp Nou stadium later on Wednesday, is dearly loved at Barca for his role in Johan Cruyff’s hugely successful side known as the ‘Dream Team’ and for scoring the goal that delivered the club’s first ever European Cup in 1992.

The defender later became the club’s assistant coach before embarking on a career as a head coach, managing Dutch sides Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord plus Premier League sides Southampton and Everton and La Liga’s Valencia.

“Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have come to an agreement for him to be the team’s coach until 30 June 2022,” said Barca’s statement.

“A club legend and Barca’s hero at Wembley who gave fans their first European Cup, Koeman is coming back to the Camp Nou. But this time he will be in the dugout to lead the team.”

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