Siasia - We Were Lucky to Survive Mali
[This Day] Head Coach of Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia, admitted yesterday that Nigeria was lucky to defeat hard-fighting MalÃ to pick the first three points of Group B of the CAF Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.
Mali Rocket Attack Kills Three On UN Base
[Capital FM] Bamako -Two UN peacekeepers and a civilian were killed and 14 others were injured in a rocket attack Saturday on a UN base in the northeastern Malian town of Kidal, UN and local sources said.
UN Strongly Condemns Attack On Base in North That Kills Two 'Blue Helmets' and a Civilian Contractor
[UN News] The United Nations has strongly condemned a mortar attack on a UN camp in restive northern Mali earlier today, which left two peacekeepers and a civilian contractor dead, and 20 others injured, with the Security Council calling on the Malian Government to swiftly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Lucky U-23 Eagles Beat Mali 3-2
[Guardian] Nigeria was lucky to survive a second half Malian blitz to win their first three points of the on-going African U-23 Nations Cup holding Senegal yesterday.
Algeria Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack On UN Camp in Mali
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria has strongly condemned the terrorist attack committed on Saturday against a camp of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Kidal (north of Mali), having killed three people.
Group B - What the Coaches Said
[CAF] Ahead of the opening matches of Group B, Cafonline.com has been talking to the coaches of the four teams on their expectations;
Nigeria Survive Late Mali Scare
[CAF] Nigeria survived a late scare from Mali with a 3-2 win in their Group B clash on Sunday at the Caroline Faye Stadium, M'Bour.
Reactions - Mali 2-3 Nigeria
[CAF] Cheick Oumar Kone (Head Coach, Mali)
Gunmen Attack UN Base in Northern Mali
[Al Jazeera] Unidentified gunmen have attacked a base for UN peacekeepers in the northern Mali town of Kidal, a peacekeeper at the base said.
Afcon U-23 - Nigeria Survive Mali's Late Blitz, Shoot to Top
[Vanguard] Nigeria got their campaign at the CAF U-23 Championship off to a shaky but winning start yesterday, edging Mali 3-2 in their Group B clash at the Stade Caroline Faye in Mbour.
Siasia Vows to 'Roast' Mali Eagles for Dinner
[Guardian] Lagos and Yenagoa -Coach of Nigeria's U-23 team, Samson Siasia, was in celebration mood yesterday, when news filtered into the team's camp in Senegal that his 72-year-old-mother, Madam Beauty Siasia, had been freed by kidnappers, 13 days after she was abducted at her resident in Odoni community, Sagbama LGA of Bayelsa State.
Rio 2016 Qualifier - Dream Team Vi Survives Mali Scare
[This Day] Samson Siasia's Dream Team VI almost squandered a first half three goals advantage to barely hang on till the final minutes to beat Mali 3-2 last night in Nigeria's opening Group B game of the CAF Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Mbour, Senegal. Expectedly, Junior Ajayi who is based in Tunisia set the ball rolling with his first goal in the 16th minute when he back-heeled home after a superb run down the right flank by Stanley Dimgba.
Is Stability Ever Going to Return to Mali?
[Fahamu] In the light of the recent attack at Bamako's Radisson Blu Hotel, Cameron Duodu looks at the context of Malian political instability, and how French involvement needs to be re-strategized if it is to have a positive impact.
CAF U-23 Afcon - Nigeria in Crunchy Tie Against Mali
[Vanguard] Nigeria will play their opening game of the CAF Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations, when they face Mali in the group B pairing at the Caroline Faye Stadium in M'bour, Senegal.
Glo's Dance With Peter - Jugdes Recall Mali Hot
[Leadership] The Glo-sponsored Dance with Peter reality T.V show got more exciting on Saturday night when an evicted housemate, Mali Hot Boy whose real name is Malachi Osita was asked to return to the academy by the judges.
Rocket Attack On UN Base in North Mali Kills Three
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Kidal -Two U.N. peacekeepers and a civilian were killed and 20 others were wounded after unknown assailants fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali.
NFF Hopeful, As U-23 Eagles Battle Mali
[Guardian] As it were at Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where a delegation of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) could not join the Golden Eaglets early, due to lack of fund, Coach Samson Siasia and his boys will have to commence their battle for Rio 2016 Olympics Games ticket without the usual support from officials of the federation.
Africa U23 Championship - Nigeria Survive Mali Scare
[Premium Times] The Nigeria U23 team started their campaign at the Africa U23 Cup of Nations on a winning note as they piped their Malian counterparts, 3-2, on Sunday night.
Egypt, Mali, Nigeria Make Changes to Squads
[CAF] Three teams namely Egypt, Mali and Nigeria have made changes to their squad lists ahead of the opening matches of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations Senegal 2015.
Peace Process Will Not Be Derailed - President Keita
[Al Jazeera] On Friday November 20, gunmen stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako, taking at least 170 people hostage. After a nine-hour standoff with Malian soldiers and UN troops, the siege ended. Nineteen people were killed and two gunmen were also shot dead.