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Afcon
Why Gernot Rohr should be crucified for Nigeria's struggles, not Balogun
12:01 Saturday 6th July 2019

Leon Balogun needs to find himself. Hopefully, he does it before the 2019 African Cup of Nations is over. While the light-skinned Nigerian battles his demons, fans of Nigeria can’t seem to give him a breather. His manager, meanwhile,…

Championship
Peter Etebo should be proud of Stoke City debut season
17:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

When Stoke City signed Peter Etebo from Feirense, little did they know he would be Nigeria's star at the World Cup in Russia. Not many expected the 23-year-old to emerge Potters’ Player of the Season. His unpredictable nature will…

Womens Football
Will Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon make Africa proud at the Women's World Cup?
15:00 Friday 7th December 2018

Nigeria, South Africa, and Cameroon have all qualified for the Women's World Cup taking place in June. The three countries will represent Africa on French soil having finished first, second and third respectively in the African Cup of Nations,…

Womens Football
Asisat Oshoala: Queen of African football
09:30 Friday 12th January 2018

Unless you're a classic movie buff, Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn sailing down an east African river in a dilapidated boat during World War I probably doesn't register. The boat was named the African Queen. It's…

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…

Opinion
AFCON 2017: Just how much will Dortmund miss Aubameyang?
18:30 Friday 30th December 2016

One of the few African players you just can't help but admire is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – the Gabonese striker has been prolific for Dortmund since joining them. Sadly for the Yellow Submarine, national team duty will be the priority for…

Opinion
Notable Premier League absentees when the AFCON starts next month
18:58 Tuesday 27th December 2016

We're now just a few weeks from the 31st edition of the biennial African Cup of Nations tournament. The 2017 version takes place in Gabon and it's always an excellent competition to watch. However, it does provide some Premier League managers…

Opinion
Leicester City have a real gem on their hands in the form of Ahmed Musa
18:15 Thursday 4th August 2016

Claudio Ranieri delivered Leicester City their first Premier League title last season, with the Italian masterminding one of the greatest success stories in the history of our beautiful game. The Foxes won the title at a canter, and many think…

Match Preview
Ghana Tipped To Beat Ivory Coast In African Cup of Nations Final
13:13 Saturday 7th February 2015

The African Cup of Nations descended into chaos on Thursday during Ghana's interrupted victory over hosts Equatorial Guinea, but it is hoped that it's the football that takes centre stage on Sunday night when the Black Stars take on Ivory Coast…

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
My ‘Career' And How It Relates To Some Of The Best
21:53 Thursday 12th January 2012

Like many boys, I played for the local Sunday league football team, in my case Wigginton Grasshoppers. As fun as it was it was awkward for several reasons, the main one initially being that most of my schoolmates played for Wiggy's deadly rivals…