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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
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
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
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…

Football
Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt’s greatest player of all time
10:00 Saturday 13th January 2018

Iconic. Prolific. Enthralling. Controversial. In so many ways one gifted player left an indelible print on African football. Today Liverpool's Mohamed Salah holds the Premier League spellbound. Outsiders can easily believe…