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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
AFCON absentees: Who will be missed most by clubs?
19:01 Tuesday 16th July 2019

As the African Cup of Nations draws to a close, the thoughts of those involved will naturally turn away from international matters and back to the season ahead with their respective clubs. AFCON's 32nd edition sprung many surprises, such…

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
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
Can Keita Balde cash in at the AFCON?
15:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

Footballers are a bit like Joseph from the Bible. The odds of realising their dream might be long but they persevere despite the obstacles in their path. As well, most wear shirts of many colours along the way. Keita Balde kitted up for four…

Afcon
Riyad Mahrez and Algeria at risk of AFCON 2019 obscurity
12:01 Monday 24th June 2019

Algeria's underwhelming 'golden generation' faces perhaps its final crack at redemption. Having massively fallen short of expectations in previous major tournaments, the Desert Warriors failing at AFCON 2019 won't come…

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…

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
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…

Afcon
Why are Senegal fans so mean to Sadio Mane?
08:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

When the referee sounded the final whistle in the African Nations Cup Qualifier between Equatorial Guinea and Senegal on Saturday, Sadio Mane immediately let go of some pent-up emotions. The Liverpool winger fell to the ground and sobbed uncontrollably.…

World Cup
African teams at the World Cup: a tale of knockouts
15:30 Sunday 1st July 2018

FIFA hosted its first major tournament in 1930. No African nation was willing to fund a Football Federation let alone the long-distance trip to Uruguay. Many weren’t even interested in football at the time. That notion changed…