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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

South Sudan's World Cup dreams end in African qualifying

South Sudan's first World Cup qualifying campaign ended early following a 4-0 defeat at Mauritania on Tuesday.

Moulaye Khalil and Boubacar Beyguili had already scored for the hosts before Aluck Akeuch Deng's 79th-minute red card for the new nation, and Moussa Samba Moussa and Ismail Diakite completed the rout.

Mauritania won 5-1 on aggregate and advance to face Tunisia in the second round of qualifying in November.

Chad advanced on away goals despite a 2-1 defeat at Sierra Leone, a team 54 places...

 By Colin Udoh

Sunday Oliseh gets a boost as Nigeria impress in rout over Cameroon

John Obi Mikel impressed during Nigeria's 3-0 win against Cameroon on Sunday.

Sunday Oliseh and his Super Eagles responded to their 2-0 defeat by Congo in the best possible way, hammering arch rivals Cameroon 3-0 on Sunday.

This was not just about the scoreline but the smoothness of the performance, the control and the tempo. With slightly better finishing, this could have been even uglier for the Indomitable Lions.

Here are a few observations from the game ...

Oliseh gets timing right

For the first time since taking over, Oliseh had the luxury of a week to train with his...

 By Colin Udoh

Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh defends Vincent Enyeama decision

Sunday Oliseh is already under pressure early in his time in charge.

Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has told ESPN FC that he stripped Vincent Enyeama of the captaincy because the goalkeeper was already thinking about retirement.

Enyeama, 33, announced his retirement from international football earlier this week having told ESPN FC that he had been disrespected by Oliseh in the way he was informed that he would be losing the armband.

The goalkeeper, who has made a record 101 appearances for the Super Eagles, was not part of the squad that lost 2-0 to Congo DR in Thursday...

 By Colin Udoh

Sunday Oliseh honeymoon over at Nigeria following first defeat

Vincent Enyeama, the Nigeria captain, has retired following a row with coach Sunday Oliseh.

DR Congo won 2-0 against Nigeria in Thursday evening's friendly to inflict a first defeat on new coach Sunday Oliseh. However, the build-up to the game was overshadowed by reports of a rift with goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama, leading to the retirement of the country's record appearance holder.

Here's some things for the new coach to consider ...

Honeymoon over for Oliseh

New coaches usually enjoy a post-appointment honeymoon period with fans and media and Oliseh has been enjoying his...

Nigeria keeper Vincent Enyeama announces international retirement

Vincent Enyeama has called time on his Nigeria career.

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has prematurely called time on his international career after a row with coach Sunday Oliseh.

Enyeama, 33, told ESPN FC on Wednesday that he was considering his international future and might have to "step aside" in the interest of the team and country.

A day later, he took to Instagram to announce that he would no longer be available for selection after 13 years and 101 appearances.