Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Egypt end Nigeria AFCON 2017 dream

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will miss the 2017 AFCON holding in Gabon, after suffering a 1-0 defeat in Egypt.


Ramadan Sobhy sinks Nigeria as Egypt secures passage To AFCON 2017 after missing the last three editions.CAF announced that as a result of the withdrawal of Chad, only one team will now qualify from Group G, which has Nigeria, Egypt and Tanzania.No team in this group will be considered for one of the two bestlosers slots.This was based on a decision taken by the CAF executive committee on January 15, 2015,that any group where a teamwithdraw and there are now only three teams, only the winners can qualify for the final tournament.

All the results involving Chad were also annulled as stipulated by Article 61.The standings in the group is now as follows – Egypt on top with seven points, Nigeria second on two points and Tanzania with a point.

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