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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
Is Samuel Chukwueze the next big thing for Nigeria and Africa?
19:01 Monday 15th July 2019

Emerging as one of La Liga's breakout stars this past season, Samuel Chukwueze shone brightly in a Villarreal team which failed to live up to expectations. The winger first stood out against Real Madrid to give both Sergio…

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…

Afcon
Sadio Mane in the driver's seat as Senegal target history at AFCON
08:01 Wednesday 10th July 2019

Coming into the Africa Cup of Nations as the top-ranked team on the continent, Senegal is a firm favourite to lift the trophy for the first time in the nation’s history. Boasting some of the best players on the continent at the moment,…

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
Why Gernot Rohr should be crucified for Nigeria's struggles, not Balogun
12:01 Saturday 6th July 2019

Leon Balogun needs to find himself. Hopefully, he does it before the 2019 African Cup of Nations is over. While the light-skinned Nigerian battles his demons, fans of Nigeria can’t seem to give him a breather. His manager, meanwhile,…

Womens Football
Why an African team may never win Women's World Cup
08:00 Monday 1st July 2019

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup ended in yet another setback for Africa. No CAF representative reached the quarter-final stage. While debutant South Africa's fate was sealed after three matches, Cameroon and Nigeria stayed longer, albeit…

Afcon
Why Senegal aren't trusted AFCON favourites
15:00 Sunday 30th June 2019

Senegal can be described as Africa's roaring lions. The Teranga Lions are 22nd in FIFA's World Rankings, the highest among African nations. The nation boasts so many top players at the moment that standing in the tunnel beside them…

Afcon
Naby Keita playing with fire at AFCON
17:00 Friday 28th June 2019

A 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal first leg at Camp Nou was bad enough for Liverpool. Losing Naby Keita to injury midway through the match rubbed salt in the wound. Fortunately, the Reds recovered to enjoy the…

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
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…

Womens Football
Who is Chiamaka Nnadozie?
12:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

The occasion was a 2019 Women’s World Cup match involving Nigeria and South Korea. Minute 17, the Koreans break quickly after a brilliant interchange of passes in midfield. Rita Chikwelu, the Nigerian midfield bulldozer, is left for dead…

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…

Womens Football
How far can Nigeria go in the World Cup?
12:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

The Women's World Cup is here and the Nigerian women have a message for the traditional powers in the game. Look out for the Super Falcons. While the team has found it difficult to translate their continental success to a global stage,…