In this battle of the bigwigs, Nigeria aims to equal the 12-title records of Egypt in the men’s event, while the Egyptians are hoping to continue their dominance over the Nigerian ladies.
CAF has already moved the game, earlier scheduled for Thursday, 2nd September forward by a day to Wednesday, 1st September and the respected Nigerian administrator is already in the Egyptian capital to superintend proceedings of the Day 1 encounter.
All teams in the same pot avoid one another but they could be drawn against any in the other pots, so no one can rule out the likelihood of the Super Eagles clashing with the Pharaohs, the Blue Sharks and surprise packets Coelacanths.
The African representatives had qualified for the quarter-finals after an impressive 2-0 win against Australia in their final Group C game.
Nigeria’s Aruna became the first African to reach the quarterfinal after his quarterfinal finish at Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Germany, France and Spain also claimed first victories, and hosts Japan are the only side with the maximum points.
The Pharaohs looked to be cruising when playmaker Magdi Afsha fired them ahead as early as the second minute following a well-worked move, but they needlessly eased off to allow Kenya to control most of the game.
“I have made it public that I’d like to have him on board in our Olympic campaign and he hasn’t refused, which means he also wants to play with us,” Gharib, the celebrated former Egyptian player turned manager, said.
Zulum gave the order to the state’s ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, on Tuesday in Maiduguri, when he received a report from a high powered committee tasked with developing framework for the establishment of Borno State University Teaching hospital, and a medical college, both of which would qualify the state university to offer degree programmes in Medicine and other medical fields.
Egyptian Captain and goalkeeper, Mohamed El Shenawy, was Al Ahly’s hero in the shootout, saving Felipe Melo’s penalty to ensure that the African champions won 3-2 in Qatar.
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Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defence, Alexander Fomin, disclosed this in an interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper on Sunday.
Mohamed “Afsha” Magdy and Mohamed Sherif scored in the opening half, while Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan scored after the break.
The Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who has been on the issue, confirmed the development this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
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Alhaji Abubakar Zakari, the Executive Secretary, Kano State Scholarship Board, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Kano.
It was revealed by former Egyptian FA vice-president Ahmed Shobeir that the trophy, which the Pharaohs won three times in a row in 2006, 2008 and 2010, was lost in a fire incident at the association’s headquarters in Cairo in 2013.
This was revealed by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, at the PTF daily briefing on Monday in Abuja.
This was made known by the Chairman of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Bike Dabiri-Erewa, on her Twitter handle.
The Nigerian, who travelled to Egypt for medical treatment, was stranded due to flight restrictions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.