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Nigeria bows out of AFCON 2017 after losing 0-1 to Egypt

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Nigeria has bowed out of AFCON 2017 which will be played in Gabon after losing 0-1 to Egypt.

Photo: Nigeria have had three captains in the course of the Afcon qualification: Vincent Enyeama, Ahmed Musa and now John Obi Mikel (pictured above)

Super Eagles’ hope of qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations was dashed after conceding defeat to the Pharaohs of Egypt. 

The match which was played in Alexandria ended 1-0 in in favour of the hosts.

The first leg was played in Kaduna, North central Nigeria, and ended 1-1, a match largely blamed on the Eagles’ lack of professionalism.

With this development, Nigeria will miss two Africa Cup of Nations in a row having missed the last one played in 2015.

Details later…

 

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