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Afcon
Can Mo Salah or Sadio Mane do a Champions League/AFCON double?
12:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane teamed up to plunder Europe's biggest prize for Liverpool this season. Between 21st June and 19th July, though, they’ll be sworn foes in the tussle to win the African Cup of Nations for their respective…

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…

Opinion
Why Puskas Award voting proves fans should have no say in awards
17:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

Humility can make one popular. In turn, popularity can deliver unexpected benefits. Going into the FIFA “Best Awards” ceremony, not many, as in pretty much no one, expected Mohamed Salah to be a prime contender for the reputed Puskas…

Afcon
AFCON 2019: Five key nations
17:00 Friday 7th September 2018

We’re in that abridged period when FIFA presses pause on club football to promote a larger form of tribalism. UEFA starts the Nations league to replace meaningless friendlies. Four spots in the Euros are up for grabs. Africa has serious…

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
Surprise! Russia show up for their own World Cup Party
15:30 Friday 29th June 2018

This World Cup hasn’t disappointed. Notable highlights thus far include the introduction of VAR, Spain and Portugal’s thrilling 3-3 draw, Argentina’s near capitulation, and Germany surrendering their crown before the knockout…

World Cup
World Cup Group A: There's only enough pride for one when Saudi Arabia and Egypt meet
08:30 Monday 25th June 2018

Pride is on the line as Saudi Arabia and Egypt clash on Monday. Neither side will be wanting to head home with no points on the board despite huge effort. Five other sides are in a similar situation going into matchday three, though it's…

World Cup
Would these CAF nations have represented Africa better at the World Cup?
12:00 Friday 22nd June 2018

If you’re an African watching the World Cup, you're wondering why CAF representatives, bar Senegal, have performed so poorly. Don’t blame talent, you’d be well off the mark. Skill and strength can’t be faulted…

World Cup
World Cup Group A: Will Russia be live for five again or is Egypt finally on Salah time?
12:30 Tuesday 19th June 2018

Russia answered their critics in the best way possible: on the pitch. They beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament's christening match. Failure to win in 2018 had put the Russians under immense pressure to perform. Stanislav Cherchesov's…

World Cup
African teams must do better at the World Cup to maintain credibility
12:00 Monday 18th June 2018

Much was expected from African teams coming to Russia. Historically, they have achieved limited success in the World Cup. Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana have set the bar with quarterfinal finishes. Others, like Nigeria and Algeria, have put up…

World Cup
World Cup Group A: Uruguay may not skip the Salah against Egypt
08:30 Friday 15th June 2018

Friendly matches are behind us now. Balls have been kicked in anger. And mis-kicked. I'm looking at you, Saudi Arabia. Russia pulled off the ultimate host nation start with a 5-0 rout of the Green Falcons. Things just got real.  Now…

Championship
Four Championship players to watch out for at the World Cup
08:00 Thursday 14th June 2018

Four Championship players to watch out for at the World Cup The World Cup is nearly upon us and it will be a great opportunity for Championship players to impress a wide audience and put themselves in the shop window. There are always players…

World Cup
Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group A
09:30 Monday 11th June 2018

On the 14th of June, the wait will be over. Russia and Saudi Arabia will raise the curtains to the 2018 edition of the greatest football event in history.  As is usually the case in most football tournaments, Group A is specially reserved…

World Cup
World Cup: Ranking the 32 nations based on squad strength
08:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

The FIFA World Cup is upon us. All participating nations have revealed their contingents. Squad strength doesn't guarantee success but what if it did? Who would be the world champion. Who would be the first to bow out? Here’s…

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…