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Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho score as Nigeria beat Zambia in WC qualifying

Alex Iwobi netted his first international goal against Zambia.

Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho both found the back of the net as Nigeria defeated Zambia 2-1 to top Group B in their third-round World Cup qualifying campaign.

Arsenal midfielder Iwobi opened the scoring for the Super Eagles in the 32nd minute, firing into the bottom corner following a knockback to net his first international goal.

And Manchester City striker Iheanacho then doubled Nigeria's lead 10 minutes later as he latched onto a through ball before rounding the keeper and slotting home.


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Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol has quit Egyptian giants Al Ahly

Martin Jol with Al Ahly
Martin Jol guided Ah Ahly to the Egyptian Premier League title last season.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol has resigned as coach of Egyptian side Ah Ahly, following a dismal run of results.

The club announced Jol's exit on Thursday, after a short six-month reign under the Dutchman.

While the 60-year-old managed to guide Al Ahly to the Egyptian Premier League title last season, he could not prevent the club from losing to archrivals Zamalek in the Egypt Cup Final on Aug. 8.

Along with their elimination from the CAF Champions League, with one group game against...

 By Mark Gleeson

Egypt struggling to complete on the international and domestic stage

Hector Cuper has taken over the Egypt national team.

The spotlight of success around Egyptian football used to be bright, but now the light is a lot dimmer and flickers on and off as the country comes to grips with a new dispensation.

Egypt used to be at the cusp of the African game; now while they are still up among the top contenders, failure is becoming alarmingly more regular.

Al Ahly slipped disappointingly out of the CAF Champions League race at the weekend in the latest setback for the country who only months ago were celebrating a renaissance...

CAF World Cup qualifying: Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria all drawn together

Nigeria celebrate
Nigeria face a stiff test to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Three of the five African teams at the 2014 World Cup have been drawn in the same group to qualify for the 2018 edition.

Only one of Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria will play at the next tournament in Russia after the Confederation of African Football made the draw for five qualifying groups on Friday.

The three traditional powers were grouped with Zambia.

Just the group winners in all of five four-team pools will advance to the 32-team tournament in Russia.

Ivory Coast, who aim to reach their fourth...

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Senegal and Egypt win to secure African Nations Cup qualification

Mohamed Salah scored twice as Egypt booked their place at the African Nations Cup.

Egypt and Senegal qualified for the African Nations Cup thanks to wins against Tanzania and Burundi.

First-half goals from Premier League duo Sadio Mane and Mame Biram Diouf sealed a 2-0 win for Senegal at Burundi and ensured they will win Group K, having won five games from five, scoring 11 times and conceding just twice.

The other game in that group saw Namibia run out 1-0 winners against Niger with Peter Shalulile's 15th-minute goal settling the game.

Meanwhile, a Mohamed Salah brace resolved...