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Afcon
5 takeaways from AFCON 2019
15:00 Saturday 20th July 2019

Algeria and Senegal brought AFCON 2019 to a close last night. Baghdad Bounedjah's second-minute goal proved enough for Djamel Belmadi's Desert Foxes to claim the crown. It was a fitting end to Riyad Mahrez' tournament. The Manchester…

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…

Afcon
AFCON absentees: Who will be missed most by clubs?
19:01 Tuesday 16th July 2019

As the African Cup of Nations draws to a close, the thoughts of those involved will naturally turn away from international matters and back to the season ahead with their respective clubs. AFCON's 32nd edition sprung many surprises, such…

Afcon
Is Samuel Chukwueze the next big thing for Nigeria and Africa?
19:01 Monday 15th July 2019

Emerging as one of La Liga's breakout stars this past season, Samuel Chukwueze shone brightly in a Villarreal team which failed to live up to expectations. The winger first stood out against Real Madrid to give both Sergio…

Afcon
Who can stop West Africa's finest from winning the AFCON?
13:01 Wednesday 10th July 2019

Before most tournaments kick-off, fans and pundits already have a champion in their heads. I remember a friend telling me Liverpool will win the Premier League prior to this past season's first match. Though he got it wrong, some do hit…

Afcon
Low fans turn out at AFCON 2019 a concern for African football
12:01 Wednesday 3rd July 2019

The African Cup of Nations is currently being held during summer for the first time in the tournament's history. Prior to this, it had a January schedule. The ongoing competition in Egypt was meant to ensure the full availability of…

Afcon
Riyad Mahrez and Algeria at risk of AFCON 2019 obscurity
12:01 Monday 24th June 2019

Algeria's underwhelming 'golden generation' faces perhaps its final crack at redemption. Having massively fallen short of expectations in previous major tournaments, the Desert Warriors failing at AFCON 2019 won't come…

Afcon
Will a blunt attack cost Nigeria the AFCON?
08:00 Monday 24th June 2019

It has been a busy year so far. Hasn't it? From the domestic leagues to Europe, international competition rolled in immediately with the Copa America, AFCON and Gold Cup. The women are on show, too, at the World Cup in France. Football…

Afcon
Ranking the top 10 AFCON stars
12:01 Friday 21st June 2019

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations commences later today. Twenty-four countries battle it out for the prestigious trophy. Two years ago in the previous tournament, Cameroon engineered a minor upset to be crowned champions under Belgian…

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…