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Banyana coach Ellis pleased to draw Nigeria in AWCON group

South Africa coach Des Ellis says she is pleased to be meeting Nigeria in the group stage of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, as her side seeks a first-ever qualification for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Banyana Banyana, who have been runners-up in the continental championship on four previous occasions, have been pooled with the Super Falcons, Kenya, and fellow Southern African side Zambia for the tournament in Ghana from November 17 to December 1.

It means Banyana will avoid tournament favourites...

Hat-trick duo Onuachu and Fatai top Nigerians in Europe this weekend

In this feature, KweséESPN reviews the performance of the nation's stars across Europe over the last few days.

Paul Onuachu bagged a hat-trick in FC Midtjylland's 4-1 away victory at FC Nordsjaelland. The lanky forward scored in the 33rd, 53rd and 78th minutes, taking his tally up to seven Danish Superliga goals this season.

Former Flying Eagles striker Kehinde Fatai also netted a hat-trick in the Minsk derby played in Belarus.

Fatai scored in the fifth, 45th and 67th minutes as Dinamo Minsk...

Ola Aina backs John Terry to be a coaching hit at Aston Villa

Nigeria international Ola Aina has backed his former Chelsea teammate John Terry to be a big success at Aston Villa after being appointed assistant coach at the Championship side.

The former England captain officially announced his retirement from playing on October 7 and was unveiled at Villa three days later, where he'll assist new head coach Dean Smith following the dismissal of Steve Bruce.

Terry, who made 32 appearances for Villa last season, spent 19 years at Chelsea, briefly overlapping with...

AFCON qualifying winners and losers

KweséESPN takes a look at the biggest winners and losers after the first four match days of Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifying.


First Qualifiers
There can be no bigger winner than Madagascar, who became the first country to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The homeland of the CAF president did so in record-breaking style -- first, with two full games to spare, and doing so for the first time in their history. Great news for the country, although television commentators...

Wilfred Ndidi regretting costly yellow card against Libya

Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is "really disappointed" at the thought of missing next month's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.

The Leicester City midfielder picked up a booking late in the game against Libya on Tuesday for a petulant reaction to a call. That yellow card automatically rules him out of the fixture on 16 November, a crucial clash for both sides.

A dejected Ndidi told KweséESPN: "I don't really know what I was thinking. I was really, really disappointed...