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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.…

Afcon
Can Nigeria exert revenge on South Africa for an AFCON 2019 ticket?
12:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

More than 25,000 Super Eagles fans crammed the Bird’s Nest stadium in Uyo on June 10, 2017. The occasion was Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 curtain-raiser against South Africa. Prior to the game, the South Africans had never beaten Nigeria…

Opinion
How much do international breaks weigh on top players and teams in club football?
17:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Many fans deride the international break. Their favourite players go absent, often travelling long distances to represent their countries. Unless the players belong to the fans' national team, the games hold little interest. Save for…

Afcon
AFCON 2019: Five key nations
17:00 Friday 7th September 2018

We’re in that abridged period when FIFA presses pause on club football to promote a larger form of tribalism. UEFA starts the Nations league to replace meaningless friendlies. Four spots in the Euros are up for grabs. Africa has serious…

World Cup
How can African teams improve at the World Cup?
08:30 Monday 9th July 2018

The story of Africa at the World Cup has been similar to the general African story. Endowed with natural talent, all that is required to achieve greatness. Somehow, that achievement never arrives. From Egypt representing the continent in the…

World Cup
3 African teams that will shake Russia 2018
17:00 Saturday 19th May 2018

The World Cup has never failed to send its thrills throughout the world as 32 football nations battle for glory. However, the trophy has been dominated by the so-called Old and New Worlds with teams from the oldest world, in terms of humanity, lost…

Football
Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt’s greatest player of all time
10:00 Saturday 13th January 2018

Iconic. Prolific. Enthralling. Controversial. In so many ways one gifted player left an indelible print on African football. Today Liverpool's Mohamed Salah holds the Premier League spellbound. Outsiders can easily believe…

Premier League
Premier League teams to benefit from changes to African Cup of Nations 
15:00 Friday 21st July 2017

The latest tweak to the Africa Cup of Nations should come as sweet music to the ears of European sides, especially Premier League teams. Unlike times past, clubs will no longer lose its players to the competition as it will now be held in the…

Afcon
Will African giants Nigeria qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations?
19:00 Tuesday 4th July 2017

The Super Eagles began the African Cup of Nations Qualifying series for Cameroon 2019 on a losing note, as the visiting South African side clipped their wings in the 90 minutes contest. The Eagles who had failed to qualify previously in 2012…

England National Team
Will AFCON influence the summer transfer window?
15:00 Friday 5th May 2017

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…

Opinion
Bassogog, Salah and the best performers at the Africa Cup of Nations
17:00 Tuesday 7th February 2017

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…

Afcon
‎AFCON 2017: A Tournament Worth Remembering
19:00 Monday 6th February 2017

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…

Opinion
Four lessons from the Africa Cup of Nations
15:30 Monday 6th February 2017

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…

Opinion
AFCON 2017: The unbelievable journey of Egypt and Cameroon to the finals
08:55 Friday 3rd February 2017

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…

Premier League
Premier League clubs who have received reinforcements from the AFCON
12:30 Thursday 2nd February 2017

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…