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Managerial News
What do you call a French man in Africa?
15:01 Sunday 28th July 2019

Suave, sophisticated and stylish are three fitting adjectives to describe Herve Renard. A sculpted face befitting a model and a body not completely in line with a man his years. Now 50, set to age again in two months' time, he is without…

Premier League
Will preseason absences affect Liverpool's Premier League title hopes?
17:00 Wednesday 24th July 2019

In one of the most exhilarating seasons of the Premier League era, Liverpool came close to winning the title last term. Although Manchester City pipped the Reds to the trophy by a single point, lifting the Champions League goblet should have…

Managerial News
What next for Clarence Seedorf after Cameroon's AFCON failure?
15:01 Sunday 21st July 2019

Showing managers the exit is no longer a rare sight in football. Particularly in Europe. Coaches often pay the price for a team's disappointing performance. In most cases, employers don't exercise patience to investigate the reasons…

Afcon
Riyad Mahrez proving his worth at AFCON 2019
12:00 Friday 19th July 2019

Leicester City stunned the world in 2016 when the club beat powerhouses Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and City to win the Premier League title. It was achieved through amazing teamwork and a stroke of managerial genius from…

European Football
How European football is influencing the play at AFCON
17:01 Wednesday 17th July 2019

AFCON 2019 has only two remaining games. The third-place match between Nigeria and Tunisia takes place tonight. Then, on Friday, Algeria and Senegal face off for the coveted trophy.   Among the tournament's big talking points…

France
Is Nicolas Pepe the real deal?
12:01 Sunday 14th July 2019

From lowly beginnings with the Angers reserves, Nicolas Pepe broke into the club’s first team. He didn't impress immediately, scoring a meagre three goals in the 2016/17 campaign. But Lille saw enough promise in the young winger to…

France
What does the future hold for Clinton N'Jie?
12:01 Saturday 13th July 2019

International football usually offers players a chance for redemption. For club flops, they look forward to showcasing their ability donning their nation's colours in an attempt to convince their domestic gaffer…

Football
Why can't this generation's best transcend to major tournaments?
12:02 Friday 12th July 2019

Legend and myth give us many warriors whose strength or skill in battle made them worth ten or more normal soldiers. Hercules, Achilles, Karna, Beowulf, Atalanta, Cu Chulainn. Football has its share of such heroes from Pele to Cruijff…

Afcon
Sadio Mane in the driver's seat as Senegal target history at AFCON
08:01 Wednesday 10th July 2019

Coming into the Africa Cup of Nations as the top-ranked team on the continent, Senegal is a firm favourite to lift the trophy for the first time in the nation’s history. Boasting some of the best players on the continent at the moment,…

Afcon
Naby Keita playing with fire at AFCON
17:00 Friday 28th June 2019

A 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal first leg at Camp Nou was bad enough for Liverpool. Losing Naby Keita to injury midway through the match rubbed salt in the wound. Fortunately, the Reds recovered to enjoy the…

Afcon
Will Crystal Palace own the AFCON?'
17:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

The African continent has exported some of her best talents to English football. Actually, the Premier League has paid hundreds of millions in exchange, but the impact of these superstars has been nothing short of monumental.…

Afcon
Why Naby Keita, Guinea will win AFCON 2019
17:01 Saturday 22nd June 2019

The closest Guinea has come to winning the African Cup of Nations was a second-place finish in the 1976 tournament. Four decades on, another crop of Guinean stars are seeking to do better than their ancestors managed in Ethiopia. Although the…

Afcon
3 stars in the AFCON shop window
15:01 Wednesday 19th June 2019

It’s an open secret how young players leverage major tournaments to secure transfers to clubs around Europe. But the phenomenon is not limited to youngsters. As another massive tournament gets underway in Africa on June 21st, expect a…

Afcon
Can Mo Salah or Sadio Mane do a Champions League/AFCON double?
12:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane teamed up to plunder Europe's biggest prize for Liverpool this season. Between 21st June and 19th July, though, they’ll be sworn foes in the tussle to win the African Cup of Nations for their respective…

Afcon
Why are Senegal fans so mean to Sadio Mane?
08:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

When the referee sounded the final whistle in the African Nations Cup Qualifier between Equatorial Guinea and Senegal on Saturday, Sadio Mane immediately let go of some pent-up emotions. The Liverpool winger fell to the ground and sobbed uncontrollably.…