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Premier League
Will preseason absences affect Liverpool's Premier League title hopes?
17:00 Wednesday 24th July 2019

In one of the most exhilarating seasons of the Premier League era, Liverpool came close to winning the title last term. Although Manchester City pipped the Reds to the trophy by a single point, lifting the Champions League goblet should have…

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
Are minnows with teeth good for AFCON?
15:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

As the United States Women’s National Team won their second FIFA Women’s World Cup title on the bounce, it's easy to forget that something revolutionary started in Africa over the weekend... With the Africa Cup of…

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
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
Top 10 young players AFCON lost to UEFA
15:00 Sunday 23rd June 2019

Over the decades, Africa has prospered in football. Every generation produces stars, from George Weah to Roger Milla on down to Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure. Those stars make it big in Europe but their countries remain…

Afcon
Which Egyptians play in Mo Salah's European shadow?
15:01 Friday 21st June 2019

It’s been almost a month since Europe's top five leagues concluded and Liverpool lifted the Champions League trophy. Ancient times.  Meanwhile, fans must subsist on meagre transfer news as three major tournaments play out.…

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…

Afcon
3 stars in the AFCON shop window
15:01 Wednesday 19th June 2019

It’s an open secret how young players leverage major tournaments to secure transfers to clubs around Europe. But the phenomenon is not limited to youngsters. As another massive tournament gets underway in Africa on June 21st, expect a…

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…