Valencia Pay the Price of ‘Negative’ Tactics

Valencia Pay the Price of ‘Negative’ Tactics

🕔08:09, 25.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar at Leganés’ Estadio Municipal Butarque © Satish Sekar (February 24th 2019) The Cost Mauricio Pellegrino Luna’s Leganés team made his former team, Valencia, pay the price of attempting to hold on to their lead for a half.

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Thabo Senong Calls for Mini-World Cup

Thabo Senong Calls for Mini-World Cup

🕔19:59, 18.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar in Niamey © Satish Sekar (February 15th 2019) “Just standard friendlies will never serve as good preparations for the World Cup. That’s my opinion,” says Thabo Senong, coach of South Africa’s Under-20 Team. Novel Idea South Africa’s

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Ghana Win Postponed Opener

Ghana Win Postponed Opener

🕔13:52, 13.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar in Maradi © Satish Sekar (February 4th 2019) Burkinabe Face Mountain to Climb Burkina Faso face an uphill struggle after losing their delayed opening fixture of the Under-20 AFCON 2-0. The Young Stallions created the first chance

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Chaos

Chaos

🕔13:01, 13.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar in Maradi © Satish Sekar (February 4th 2019) Farce The floodlights at Maradi’s Stadium proved unfit for purpose yesterday, leading CAF to postpone the match between Burkina Faso and Ghana. But Mali’s match against Senegal went ahead.

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Mali Gain Advantage Despite Defeat to Senegal

Mali Gain Advantage Despite Defeat to Senegal

🕔12:23, 13.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar in Maradi © Satish Sekar (February 3rd 2019) Fiasco Senegal made an early statement in Group B after chaos descended over Maradi. A floodlight problem led to the second match being postponed. Senegal won 2-0. Dion Lopy

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Unfair Advantage?

Unfair Advantage?

🕔12:03, 13.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar in Maradi © Satish Sekar (February 3rd 2019) Uncertainty Barely a day into the competition uncertainty and farce has descended on Niger’s Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament. The floodlights at Maradi’s stadium failed to perform

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Flying Eagles Outclass Burundi

Flying Eagles Outclass Burundi

🕔11:14, 11.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar in Niamey © Satish Sekar (February 2nd 2019) Paul Agbogun’s Nigeria top Group A after outclassing Burundi, especially in the second half. The Super Eaglets won comfortably 2-0 –Yahaya Nazifi and substitute Michael Effom scored after 53

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The Young Menas Make a Statement

The Young Menas Make a Statement

🕔15:43, 3.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar at Niamey’s Stade General Seyni Kountché © Satish Sekar (February 2nd 2019) Point Gained Both Niger and South Africa were content, if not satisfied, with a point apiece, from their 1-1 draw which opened the 21st Under-20

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Think Again

Think Again

🕔01:40, 3.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar in Niamey, Niger © Satish Sekar (February 2nd 2019) Grand Opening This afternoon the Under-20 AFCON will begin in Niger’s capital, Niamey. It will be a tournament conspicuous by the absence of Western journalists. Scouts may be

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Tiemogo Promises ‘Explosive’ Football

Tiemogo Promises ‘Explosive’ Football

🕔01:27, 3.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar in Niamey © Satish Sekar (February 2nd 2019) Opening This afternoon Niger opens its Under-20 AFCON – the 21st – against Thabo Senong’s South Africa at Niamey’s Stade General Seyni Kountché. Yesterday, Niger’s coach, Soumaïla Tiemogo outlined

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