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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…

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…

Opinion
AFCON 2017: Top five performers of the group stage
10:15 Friday 27th January 2017

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…

Managerial News
Meet Herve Renard, the French coach dominating African football
13:00 Thursday 26th January 2017

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…

Opinion
Top five jerseys on parade at the Africa Cup of Nations
20:00 Friday 20th January 2017

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…

Match Reports
AFCON 2017: Four biggest observations from opening fixtures
13:30 Sunday 15th January 2017

The long wait was finally over. Africa's biggest soccer fiesta, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) eventually got underway on Saturday evening in Gabon. While many soccer enthusiasts were too busy keeping tabs on the European leagues, nonetheless,…

Opinion
Why you should watch the African Cup of Nations
12:00 Saturday 14th January 2017

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…

Opinion
AFCON 2017: Meet the contenders, pretenders and outsiders
14:50 Friday 13th January 2017

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. Sixteen…

Premier League
What Premier League clubs will suffer most from the Africa Cup of Nations?
09:30 Thursday 12th January 2017

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…

Opinion
How Riyad Mahrez wrote his name in African football folklore
16:00 Friday 6th January 2017

Riyad Mahrez is having one of those years many footballers would have fantasised about or craved for. The 25-year-old capped an improbable calendar year by clinching the 2016 African Player of the Year award on Thursday - the highest individual…

Rest Of The World
The Day A Team Died - The Gabon Air Disaster
20:45 Thursday 25th April 2013

On 27th April 1993, a military plane carrying the Zambian national football team crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after take off killing all 30 people on board. This week Next Goal Wins looks back on the 20th Anniversary of the Gabon…

Football
2012 African Cup of Nations : Ivory Coast
02:25 Saturday 14th January 2012

The Ivory Coast has only won the African Cup of Nations once despite producing some of the best footballers in Africa. That victory was back in 1992 in Senegal. This year 7-time winners Egypt failed to qualify. They had won the last 3 editions.…

Football
2012 Africa Cup of Nations Preview
02:21 Saturday 14th January 2012

The Africa Cup of Nations is one of my favourite international tournaments, and I'm delighted that the 2012 edition kicks off in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea on the 21st January. I watched the last two tournaments, in Angola and Ghana with interest,…

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