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Managerial News
What do you call a French man in Africa?
15:01 Sunday 28th July 2019

Suave, sophisticated and stylish are three fitting adjectives to describe Herve Renard. A sculpted face befitting a model and a body not completely in line with a man his years. Now 50, set to age again in two months' time, he is without…

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…

Transfers
Does Wilfred Zaha make sense for Arsenal?
12:01 Monday 8th July 2019

Not that they aren't accustomed to it, but people mocked Arsenal's initial offer for Wilfred Zaha. Crystal Palace rebuffed the opening £40 million bid. The Selhurst Park outfit value the player at twice that, minimum. In…

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 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…