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AFCON 2019 – Key Players Left Out of Zimbabwe Warriors Squad

AFCON 2019 – Key Players Left Out of Zimbabwe Warriors Squad

ZIMBABWE have followed through on their decision to omit Willard Katsande, Cuthbert Malajila, Nyasha Mushekwi and Mathew Rusike from the 2019 AFCON qualifier against Liberia next month. The four players have been omitted from the squad for leading a protest against non-payment of bonuses, which led to the Warriors squad snubbing a send-off dinner with […]

Zimbabwe Warriors Fall Two Places in FIFA Rankings Despite Afcon Show

Zimbabwe Warriors Fall Two Places in FIFA Rankings Despite Afcon Show

THE complexity of the FIFA rankings came into question again yesterday when the Zimbabwe Warriors plunged down the ladder despite the team distinguishing itself in holding Algeria at the 2017 Nations Cup finals. The Warriors, who were drawn in the so-called Group of Death that featured Senegal, Algeria and Tunisia, finished bottom of their group, […]

The Useless Black Stars of Nyantakyi

The Useless Black Stars of Nyantakyi

There I was hoping the black stars provide some cheer amid a tanking economy. Instead they exited AFCON 2017 without a fight, while earning about $15,000 per player. The problem with the Ghana National team is multi-fold, but it all boils down to one man: Nyantakyi, Nyantakyi, Nyantakyi & Nyantakyi. The current president of the […]

End of the Road for Local Coaches at Afcon 2017

End of the Road for Local Coaches at Afcon 2017

An overseas coach will once again carry the day come February 5 in Libreville. That will be the 16th time they have lifted the trophy in 31 editions, one more than their African counterparts. That will also be the third time an overseas coach is winning it in the most recent four Nations Cup editions, […]

The Elephants Have an Afcon Date With Destiny

The Elephants Have an Afcon Date With Destiny

Title holders Cote d’Ivoire face a date with destiny as they seek to sneak into the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup with victory over Group C rivals Morocco in Oyem on Tuesday. The Elephants must win to reach the knockout stages or face the embarrassment of a first round exit in the defence of […]

Egypt coach Hector Cuper is battling a goalkeeper crisis ahead of his against Uganda

Egypt coach Hector Cuper is battling a goalkeeper crisis ahead of his against Uganda

Egypt coach Hector Cuper is battling a goalkeeper crisis ahead of his side’s crucial Group D clash against Uganda at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals in Gabon on Saturday (19h00 GMT). Sherif Ekramy was injured before their pool opener against Mali, a dour 0-0 draw, while Ahmed El Shenawy had to leave the field […]

‘Gabon Opposition Planning to Disrupt AFCON’

‘Gabon Opposition Planning to Disrupt AFCON’

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says it is aware that Gabon opposition is planning to disrupt the 2017 African Cup of Nations, which will kicks off this afternoon in Libreville, the nation’s capital. But the African football body added yesterday it was confident the tournament would be a success. CAF Secretary General, Hicham Al […]

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho left frustrated after Ivory Coast refuse to delay Eric Bailly’s arrival for AFCON

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho left frustrated after Ivory Coast refuse to delay Eric Bailly’s arrival for AFCON

Jose Mourinho has been left frustrated by the Ivory Coast’s decision not to delay Eric Bailly’s departure for the Africa Cup of Nations. The Manchester United defender started against Middlesbrough on Saturday and played a role as the hosts came from 1-0 down in the 84th minute to win 2-1. Bailly has only just returned […]

The Confederation of African Football Fines Nigeria for Overcrowded Stadium During Egypt Afcon Clash

The Confederation of African Football Fines Nigeria for Overcrowded Stadium During Egypt Afcon Clash

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slammed Nigeria with a $5,000 fine over two offences committed during an AFCON qualifier against Egypt in Kaduna in March 2016. CAF, after its Disciplinary Committee meeting, found Nigeria culpable of not providing adequate security at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, for allowing excess spectators at the same venue […]

We Cannot Underestimate Lesotho – Yohanes Sahile

We Cannot Underestimate Lesotho – Yohanes Sahile

Ethiopia coach Yohanes Sahile is oozing with confidence after four foreign-based players joined the squad ahead of Sunday’s AFCON 2017 qualifier against Lesotho in Bahir Dar, 700-kilometres from the capital, Addis Ababa. The quartet include; strikers Saladin Said, Oumed Oukri and Getaneh Kebede and midfielder Shimeles Bekele. Saladin plays for Egyptian gaints, Al Ahly while […]

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