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Will AFCON influence the summer transfer window?

On July 1st, 2017, the summer transfer market window opens for English clubs. As per normal, we find ourselves amid speculation and rumours, both exciting and frightening. Before the window opens, supporters have worked out how many and exactly whom their beloved team must buy. They’ll know which targets will help their title or survival hopes. Fans will also know which talents they don’t want rivals to ... Read More »

Bassogog, Salah and the best performers at the Africa Cup of Nations

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will go down in memory lane as probably the most unpredictable and fiercely contested in history. Cameroon defeated Egypt 2-1 to win their fifth continental title while Burkina Faso saw off Ghana to clinch bronze. Read More »

‎AFCON 2017: A Tournament Worth Remembering

Sunday saw the conclusion of what was a thoroughly entertaining African Cup Of Nations, with Cameroon crowned surprise winners for the first time in 15 years. The tournament was definitely one for the books and having said that, let’s take a look at some of the things that made it worthwhile. Read More »

Four lessons from the Africa Cup of Nations

The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) might have come and gone but the experiences will most definitely linger for a little while. Cameroon, against all odds, clinched the title at the expense of Egypt – the same team they lost to in the finals in 2008 – thanks to a 2-1 victory on Sunday. Read More »

AFCON 2017: The unbelievable journey of Egypt and Cameroon to the finals

Two of Africa’s most successful teams, Egypt and Cameroon will once again battle it out for who takes over the crown from Cote d’Ivoire as kings of the continent. This was after both nations made it to the final of the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon; against all odds. Read More »

Premier League clubs who have received reinforcements from the AFCON

A lot has been made of the ongoing African Cup of Nations held in Gabon, and how Premier League clubs will miss their players who will be participating in the competition. However, with the AFCON gradually coming to a close, some Premier League teams have received reinforcements from the odd-year tournament. Read More »

AFCON 2017: The Story of the Ayew Brothers

Sons of a legend, the Ayew brothers are showing why we say, ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’. André and Jordan Ayew, both born of Ghanaian international star, Abedi Ayew, have been in scintillating form for Ghana since the start of the African Cup of Nations this January. Read More »

AFCON 2017: Quarter-Finals Preview

Africa’s elite has risen from the group stages and assembled in the final bracket to determine the best national side in the continent. Read More »

AFCON 2017: Top five performers of the group stage

It’s been an incredibly exciting Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) thus far with a tournament high 52 goals scored in the group stage. Although many of the continent’s biggest names have failed to sparkle in Gabon, the lesser known players seem to be taking their opportunity with both arms. Read More »

Meet Herve Renard, the French coach dominating African football

The impact of French managers on African football can never be over emphasised. From the days of Claude Leroy, Pierre Lechantre, Philippe Troussier and even Henri Michel, it is a proven fact that French tacticians thrive excellently on the continent. But none can compare to the exploits of current Morocco coach, Herve Renard. Read More »

Top five jerseys on parade at the Africa Cup of Nations

The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations has certainly been below par in so many areas such as the level of football on display, officiating as well as turnout at stadiums. However, one key aspect some participating countries seem to have gotten right is their choice of jerseys for the showpiece. Bar Senegal, every other team has struggled ... Read More »

AFCON 2017: Which Premier League Star Will Shine the Brightest?

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is well underway; we’ve seen some near-misses, goals, celebrations and plenty of fanfare that usually accompany an international tournament of this magnitude. A few Premier League stars are in Gabon trying to help their nation win the holy grail of African football – which of these stars would eclipse all others? Read More »

Why you should watch the African Cup of Nations

Every European league manager’s nightmare. You’ve got a player in fantastic form banging them in the league, then come January he leaves for Africa to play in the Cup of Nations. A very frustrating time for any manager who has any African talent in their squad. That said, on the other side of the world: this is a feast of ... Read More »

AFCON 2017: Meet the contenders, pretenders and outsiders

Africa will be agog this weekend as the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) takes centre stage in Gabon. The biennial tournament as often as in the past will parade some of the continent’s biggest and brightest talents. Read More »

What Premier League clubs will suffer most from the Africa Cup of Nations?

Once again it’s that time of year where fans wonder what African players from their team will jet off to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Whilst there is no denying that it is a prestigious tournament, the timing of it has sometimes angered domestic manager, where players attending could potentially miss four or five league games. Read More »

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