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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 this be a West African AFCON?
15:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

The African Cup of Nations is nearly upon us. Countries from West Africa have risen to the fore in the competition in the last decade or so. Although defending champions Cameroon had something to say about that last time out, one wonders if…

Premier League
Enigmatic is the kind term for Wilfred Zaha
09:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

Once upon a time, Wilfred Zaha left Crystal Palace for Manchester to become Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signing before the Scot’s retirement. But he flopped terribly. Perhaps Zaha stalled at United because he didn’t get…

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
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…

Opinion
5 lessons from latest CAF World Cup Qualifiers
19:00 Wednesday 6th September 2017

Another fiery round of CAF World Cup Qualifiers concluded Tuesday. Here are five talking points from the latest international break. World Cup qualifiers bring out the very best in African football. The latest round saw some nations cement…

Premier League
Chelsea step up pursuit of Franck Kessie with second bid rejected
11:00 Sunday 29th January 2017

Franck Kessie is a name that is ever growing amongst footballing fans across the world, with the highly rated 20-year old being referred to as the next Yaya Toure and is in great demand right now.

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…

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…

England National Team
Deciphering The 2014 World Cup Draw: Who Got Lucky and Who's Got It Tough Before A Ball Is Kicked In Brazil?
08:45 Wednesday 11th December 2013

As expected, the 2014 World Cup draw has thrown up a number of exciting groups which will no doubt produced some engrossing fixtures throughout the opening two weeks of the tournament in Brazil next June, Jack Kitson goes through each of the…

Football
Zambia Claims Maiden African Crown
16:11 Monday 13th February 2012
By Rob

African minnows Zambia yesterday claimed their first ever African Cup of Nations title, overcoming relative giants on the continent, Ivory Coast, 8-7 on penalties after a dull 0-0 draw.Zambia's victory was one that was hugely exciting for me,…

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
2012 Africa Cup of Nations Preview
02:21 Saturday 14th January 2012

The Africa Cup of Nations is one of my favourite international tournaments, and I'm delighted that the 2012 edition kicks off in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea on the 21st January. I watched the last two tournaments, in Angola and Ghana with interest,…