Tunisia beats Algeria to boost chances as Mane send Senegal to quarterfinals

Tunisia yesterday boosted their chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon with a 2-1 win over neighbours Algeria in Group B. The match’s first half was a cagey affair as both sides probed each other’s area in search of an opening goal. But, both teams failed to take their chances as the first half More...

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Hadary sets new AFCON record

Egyptian veteran goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary has set a milestone record when he featured for his country at the age of 44 against Mali at the ongoing AFCON Gabon 2017. The veteran goalkeeper who now holds the record More...

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Rahman heads to Libreville for tests

Ghana defender Baba Rahman has travelled to the Gabon capital of Libreville to undertake tests on his knee injury suffered against Uganda in their Group D opener at Stade de Port Gentil. The Schalke 04 left backloan More...

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Nigeria drawn against South Africa, Libya, Seychelles in 2019 AFCON qualifiers

The Super Eagles have been handed an opportunity to avenge their elimination in the race for the 2015 African Cup of Nations after they were drawn against South Africa in the 2019 qualifiers. Libya and Seychelles More...

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Okon targets seventh Cup title with Rivers Angels

Rivers Angels head coach, Edwin Okon has enthused that the best side will win the 2016 Winners Cup title. The Garden City side will square up against the Lafia outfit in Saturday’s annual football showpiece at More...

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Egypt lists Aboutrika as terrorist

Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which More...

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I left Chelsea for China to ensure my place in Super Eagles – Mikel

Mikel John Obi insists he left Chelsea for China to ensure his place in the Nigeria national team does not come under threat because of a lack of playing time. The midfielder last week departed Chelsea after 10 More...

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Manchester City ready to bid for Atletico Madrid keeper

Manchester City will make an offer for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak in the summer. The Slovenia international has grown to be one of Europe’s best shot-stoppers since succeeding Thibaut Courtois and City, More...

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Robben hopes Alonso stay at Bayern Munich

Arjen Robben is keen to see Xabi Alonso follow his lead and extend his stay at Bayern Munich amid reports that the Spaniard is set to retire. Alonso’s deal at the Allianz Arena runs out at the end of this season More...

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Chelsea, Everton chasing Kessie

Chelsea and Everton are in talks with Atalanta over a potential deal for Franck Kessie but no price has been agreed for the midfielder dubbed ‘the next Yaya Toure’. Kessie is open to a move to the Premier League, More...