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Exclusive: Bounedjah’s Early Goal Pips Senegal For Algeria’s 1st AFCON Title In 29 Years

Algeria’s Desert Foxes defeated Teranga Lions of Senegal 1-0 on Friday in Cairo to emerge champions of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Completesports.comreports.It was Algeria’s first AFCON title win in 29 years, having lifted the top continental silverware last in 1990 on their home soil following a 1-0 win against Super Eagles in the final.Bounedjah fired the solitary match winner for the Desert Foxes just two minutes after kickoff when he cut in from the left to deliver a right- footed effort that deflected off defender Sane’s stretched leg in a bid to block the strike. The ball looped over the Senegalese goalkeeper who had strayed few steps off his goal line.Falling behind so early under the bizarre circumstance, the Teranga Lions roared ceaselessly and should have come to level terms with Algeria in 38th minute but Niang’s left footed strike of extraordinary quality went marginally over the crossbar, leaving the West Africans with frustration.The Senegalese were not without efforts, they bossed their north African foes with finesse, grit, and precision, enjoying an incredible 61 percent ball possession which left the Foxes to always fall back home to defend in large numbers.The…

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Ighalo Emerges AFCON 2019 Top Scorer With Five Goals

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has emerged top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt which ended on Friday with Algeria emerging champions following a 1-0 win over Senegal in the final, Completesports.com reports.Ighalo who announced his retirement from international football on Thursday finished as top scorer with five goals.He was also the highest goal scorer in the qualifiers for AFCON 2019 with seven goals.Senegal’s Sadio Mane, Morocco forward, Adam Ounas, Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez and Cederic Bakambu of Congo Democratic Republic all scored three goals each.Nigeria finished in third position following a 1-0 win against Tunisia on Wednesday with Ighalo scoring the winning goal in the third minute.

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REVEALED! – Why Ighalo Quit Super Eagles After AFCON 2019

Constant abuse and undue criticism of Odion Ighalo and his family members forced the Shanghai Shenhua forward to retire from international football, the player has reiterated, Completesports.com reports.Ighalo followed in the footsteps of John Mikel Obi by calling time on his Super Eagles commitment on Friday.Ighalo first considered quitting the national team in the aftermath of the Super Eagles’ group stage exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but was prevailed on by head coach Gernot Rohr to have a change of mind.The former Watford striker was hugely criticised by majority of the fans who were not happy he squandered two goal scoring chances in the Super Eagles 2-1 defeat to La Albiceleste of Argentina which cost the side a place in the Second Round.However, the forward silenced his critics by emerging the top scorer in the qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt with seven goals ahead of Burundi’s Fiston Abdou-Razak.His most memorable moment of the qualifier came on matchday-three against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya where he scored a hat-trick.Things started well for the talented striker in Egypt when he scored the winning goal for Nigeria with…

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OPay raises $50 million to expand to other African markets

Nigeria-focused mobile payments company OPay which is incubated by Opera has raised $50 million in total funding to strengthen its position in Nigeria and expand to additional African markets. The lead investors for this funding included IDG Capital, Sequoia China, Source Code Capital, Meituan-Dianping, GSR Ventures and Opera Limited (Nasdaq: OPRA). With this new funding, […] The post OPay raises $50 million to expand to other African markets appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Safaricom says its mobile agriculture platform DigiFarm will outgrow M-PESA five years

Safaricom believes that mobile agriculture platform DigiFarm will outgrow M-PESA in the next five years. Speaking at the Afro-Asian Fintech Festival at the Kenya School of Monetary Studie, Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Chief Financial Services Officer, Safaricom said DigiFarm’s growth has been phenomenal since it was launched in October 2017 with over 1 million farmers already registered […] The post Safaricom says its mobile agriculture platform DigiFarm will outgrow M-PESA five years appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Samsung Starts Mass Production of 5G and AI –Ready 12GB LPDDR5 DRAM Chips

The speed of processors and CPU in mobile phones is being improved now and then, and ensuring the faster CPUs are fully utilised, we need faster DRAM chips, too. To meet the consumer demand for faster smartphones in the near future, Samsung has already started mass production of the AI and 5G –ready12GB LPDDR5 chips. […] The post Samsung Starts Mass Production of 5G and AI –Ready 12GB LPDDR5 DRAM Chips appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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OPPO RENO 10X Zoom Set to be Launched in Kenya on Monday 22nd

Oppo has announced plans to launch their Reno 10X Zoom device in Kenya on Monday 22nd. The company first announced the Reno 10X Zoom in China earlier in April followed by a global debut in other countries. Now the company has revealed the Kenyan market should also be set to have a share of the […] The post OPPO RENO 10X Zoom Set to be Launched in Kenya on Monday 22nd appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Super Eagles Face Benin, Sierra Leone, Lesotho In Group

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn against Benin Republic, Sierra Leone and Lesotho in Group L of the AFCON 2021 qualifying series, reports Completesports.com.The three time African champions are the overwhelming favourites to finish tops in the group.48 teams, and the four that will emerge from preliminary qualifiers, were placed into 12 groups.The group winners and the second-placed teams will qualify for the AFCON 2021 finals to be staged in Cameroon.Hosts Cameroon will participate in the qualifiers even as they are guaranteed a spot in the finals regardless of their ranking in the group.The Super Eagles finished in third position at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after beating the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia 1-0 at the Al Salam Stadium on Wednesday.

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How Pinnick Lost His CAF 1st Vice President Position

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick accepted the decision of the CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad not to nominate him for another term as the Ist vice-president of the continent’s soccer ruling body, Completesports.com reports.Pinnick made the announcement in a media release by the NFF made available to Completesports.com.“The term of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick as the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football along with that of the 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents expired today,” reads the Thursday’s statement.“In line with Article 22(4) of the CAF Statutes, every two years when elections are held at the CAF Congress (as took place today), the CAF Executive Committee on the proposal of the CAF President, elects a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice President respectively from among its members.“Significantly the renewal of Amaju Pinnick’s tenure was not proposed by the CAF President because of fundamental differences on focus and direction.“Pinnick accepted the decision of the President as it aligned with his own view having considered matters surrounding the administration of African Football which has dovetailed into the Nigerian Football space. He will however remain a bonafide member…