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U-20 AFCON: Semi-Finalists Nigeria, South Africa, Mali And Senegal Qualify For World Cup

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U-20 AFCON: Semi-Finalists Nigeria, South Africa, Mali And Senegal Qualify For World Cup

Nigeria, South Africa and Mali now join Senegal in the semi-finals of the Under-20 Africa Cup Of Nations in Niger.  This means all four teams have qualified for this year’s Under-20 World Cup in Poland in May.

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Mali secured the last semi-final spot with a 1-0 victory over former U-20 world cup winners Ghana in their final group b game on Saturday.

Senegal had already qualified for the world cup after their 2-0 win over Ghana on Thursday.

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Nigeria beat hosts Niger 1-0 in Niamey on Friday, thanks to Ibrahim Alhassan’s 73rd minute strike to take his team to the semi-finals.

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2019 AFCON: Egypt Choose Six Venues To Host Finals

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2019 AFCON: Egypt Choose Six Venues To Host Finals

Egypt has chosen six venues across five cities to host this year’s African Nations Cup finals.  One of the locations is the port said stadium where 72 supporters died in the country’s worst violence at a soccer venue in 2012.

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After a board meeting, the Egyptian Football Association confirmed that Cairo stadium, Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria and Ismailia stadium are among the venues chosen for the tournament.

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Other venues are the army-owned June 30 stadium, on the outskirts of Cairo, and the Suez Stadium.

The 74,000-seater Cairo stadium hosted the finals of previous nations cup tournaments in 1986 and 2006.

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The port said stadium was closed for five years after the 2012 disaster that followed a league match between Al Masry and Al Ahly.

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Botswana Sacks National Coach David Bright

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Baxter To Resign If Bafana Fails To Qualify For 2019 AFCON

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Baxter To Resign If Bafana Fails To Qualify For 2019 AFCON

Head coach of the South African men’s national football team, Stuart Baxter, says he will resign if his team fails to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt this summer.

The team, Bafana Bafana, must avoid defeat in their final group game against Libya to qualify for the tournament.

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The Englishman’s comments certainly got tongues wagging across the rainbow nation, but for many, they came as no surprise after the trials and tribulations he has endured in his second stint in charge of the South African national team. Baxter knows if he fails to get to the AFCON tournament, his time is up.

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Rumors are already circulating, linking Mamelodi Sundowns’ coach, Pitso Mosimane, with the job, but his quest for success with the 2016 African champions may just rule him out and open the door for another local coach.

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