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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…

World Cup
Japan qualifying on FairPlay is a footballing outrage
12:30 Saturday 30th June 2018

If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Japan, one thing will strike you more than the dazzling architecture, natural beauty and cultural history. The Japanese people, by and large, are the politest in the world. Just as their football team…

World Cup
Ranking the 16 World Cup group stage exiles
17:00 Friday 29th June 2018

Can you imagine the fit that club presidents and managers would have if FIFA announced a Europa League equivalent for the World Cup? Like third-place finishers in the Champions League group stages, the World Cup group also-rans could decamp…

World Cup
World Cup Group H: Senegal look to stave off onrushing Colombia
09:30 Thursday 28th June 2018

It’s a case of winner takes all on Thursday, when Senegal clash with Colombia at Samara Arena in the final round of Group H matches. The Terenga Lions have the advantage with four points on the board;  a draw will seal safe…

World Cup
The good and no-good dirty low down on each group for World Cup Match Day 3
08:00 Monday 25th June 2018

Nothin' you can't handle Nothin' you ain't got Put your money on the table  And drive it off the lot Turn on that old love light  And turn a "maybe" to a "yes" Same old schoolboy game got you into…

World Cup
World Cup Group H: Japan, Senegal to boss the group? There goes your bracket
09:30 Sunday 24th June 2018

Heading into the tournament, not many would have expected Japan and Senegal to be ahead in group H after the first round of matches. The Japanese started their game against Columbia on the offensive. It paid instant dividends. Yuya Osako breached…

World Cup
World Cup Group H: Expect goals in the culture clash between Poland and Senegal
09:30 Tuesday 19th June 2018

In case you didn't notice, the world's most prestigious football tournament is upon us and has already blessed us with thrills, surprises and drama. Russia put up five on Saudi Arabia to kick off the competition.  Iceland…

World Cup
African teams must do better at the World Cup to maintain credibility
12:00 Monday 18th June 2018

Much was expected from African teams coming to Russia. Historically, they have achieved limited success in the World Cup. Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana have set the bar with quarterfinal finishes. Others, like Nigeria and Algeria, have put up…

World Cup
Which is Russia 2018's Group of Death?
12:30 Thursday 14th June 2018

We never know when or where our deaths will occur. We do everything to avoid it. Seeking the best healthcare, abstaining from cigarettes, alcohol and fatty foods are all ways to prolong the inevitable.    In the World Cup,…

Championship
Four Championship players to watch out for at the World Cup
08:00 Thursday 14th June 2018

Four Championship players to watch out for at the World Cup The World Cup is nearly upon us and it will be a great opportunity for Championship players to impress a wide audience and put themselves in the shop window. There are always players…

World Cup
Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group H
12:30 Wednesday 13th June 2018

Not only is Group H home to two of the nicest kits on show in Russia - Colombia and Japan - but it is one of the most competitive. The bookies reckon Poland and Colombia will ultimately triumph, but in Senegal and Japan, Group H possesses two…

World Cup
World Cup: Ranking the 32 nations based on squad strength
08:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

The FIFA World Cup is upon us. All participating nations have revealed their contingents. Squad strength doesn't guarantee success but what if it did? Who would be the world champion. Who would be the first to bow out? Here’s…