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Afcon
Why Sadio Mane deserves African Player of the Year award
09:01 Tuesday 26th November 2019

Sadio Mane's rise to prominence coincides with Liverpool's. After dominating English football and even the continent in the years gone by, the Anfield side became a shadow of its former self for almost a decade. The football was…

International
Ivory Coast need a change in fortune
09:00 Saturday 16th November 2019

For the past few years, the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire haven’t quite been the trunk-blowing, orange and green stampede of African football that most expect. A disappointment-riddled 18 months tarnishes their reputation. Players such…

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
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
AFCON 2019: Meet the 24 teams heading to Egypt
16:00 Thursday 28th March 2019

Tickets to Egypt for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations were filled after two grinding years. Fifty-four nations began the race. Thirty fell along the way. Only 24 survived to earn a place in the land of the Pharaohs. Cameroon also fell…

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
Is the World Cup a party for two?
12:30 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

We are now 88 years and 21 tournaments since the inaugural World Cup took place in Uruguay in 1930. The hosts won it, beating Argentina in the final. In all the tournaments since, the final has always been played out between a combination of…

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…

Football
The 12 Days of Football: Four Calls Blown?
08:00 Tuesday 26th December 2017

On the fourth day of football, FIFA gave to me four calls blown/Three French clubs/Two title races/ and Antonio Conte and a back three. Welcome to the fourth installment in It's Round and It's White’s 12 Days of Football,…

Rest Of The World
African World Cup Qualifying: The Stretch Run
09:35 Sunday 3rd September 2017

Russia 2018 is only months away. Before the New Year, all 32 participants will be known. Here's how African World Cup qualifying is set for the stretch run. Just when you think you've got a handle on African football, everything turns on its…

Youth Scout
FIFA Announce Regional Allocations for 48-Nation World Cup in 2026
11:00 Friday 31st March 2017

The BBC's Richard Conway broke the news on Thursday. FIFA and the six continental federations have agreed on regional allocations for the expanded forty-eight nation World Cup in 2026. Here is a breakdown for each continent's allotment with thoughts…