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Nigeria heroes Mikel and Moses can lift Chelsea – Benitez

Reuters: Sports News Nigeria heroes Mikel and Moses can lift Chelsea – Benitez LONDON (Reuters) – The return of African Nations Cup heroes John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses will add an extra dimension to Chelsea’s squad for the last three months of the season, interim manager Rafael Benitez said on Friday. more...

Nigeria leap up rankings after Nations Cup win

Reuters: Sports News Nigeria leap up rankings after Nations Cup win ZURICH (Reuters) – Nigeria leapt 22 places up the FIFA rankings on Thursday following their win at the African Nations Cup, but the continent remained without a team in the top ten. more info… ...

Reuters’ African Nations Cup “dream team”

Reuters: Sports News Reuters’ African Nations Cup “dream team” JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – From a player stuck in the obscurity of the French second division to one from a collection of millionaires at Champions League winners Chelsea, Reuters’ selection of a ‘dream team’ for the African Nations Cup reflects the...

Nigeria start favourites in African Nations Cup final

Reuters: Sports News Nigeria start favourites in African Nations Cup final JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Nigeria are favourites to win only their third African Nations Cup title at Soccer City on Sunday, but the possibility of Burkina Faso springing a surprise in the final cannot be discounted. more info… ...

Burkina relishing role of final underdogs, says coach

Reuters: Sports News Burkina relishing role of final underdogs, says coach JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Burkina Faso coach Paul Put, whose team face Nigeria in their first appearance in an African Nations Cup final, says he is relishing their role as underdogs against one of the continent’s footballing powerhouses. more...