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France
Journeyman striker Andy Delort finally on track?
12:00 Thursday 22nd August 2019

Not many footballers turn down a move to one of Europe’s top clubs when they are 17, but that’s what Andy Delort did. As an ambitious and impressionable teenager, the French-Algerian was linked with the likes of Bordeaux and Borussia…

Premier League
Does AFCON success guarantee Riyad Mahrez more involvement at Manchester City?
09:00 Saturday 27th July 2019

When asked to name the top African footballers on the planet, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane quickly spring to mind. The Liverpool duo deserves recognition for their exploits at both the club and international levels. Riyad Mahrez tends…

Italy
What does the future hold for AFCON golden boy Ismael Bennacer? 
12:01 Wednesday 24th July 2019

Algeria's golden generation finally reached the stars in Egypt. Les Fennecs clinched the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after almost three decades. In a galaxy-like squad littered with experience, 21-year-old Ismael Bennacer stood out. What…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Afcon
AFCON 2019: Big stars come, big stars go
12:01 Thursday 11th July 2019

The African Cup of Nations is like any major international tournament. The bigger nations with known stars are expected to pull their weight and reach the latter stages of the knockout rounds. For the most part, that has been the case. There…

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
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
Why Senegal aren't trusted AFCON favourites
15:00 Sunday 30th June 2019

Senegal can be described as Africa's roaring lions. The Teranga Lions are 22nd in FIFA's World Rankings, the highest among African nations. The nation boasts so many top players at the moment that standing in the tunnel beside them…

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
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…

World Cup
African teams at the World Cup: a tale of knockouts
15:30 Sunday 1st July 2018

FIFA hosted its first major tournament in 1930. No African nation was willing to fund a Football Federation let alone the long-distance trip to Uruguay. Many weren’t even interested in football at the time. That notion changed…