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Afcon 2019: Heartbreak for South Africa as Nigeria soar into semis

William Troost-Ekong’s late winner sent Nigeria through to the semifinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after a tense 2-1 victory over South Africa in Cairo. Samuel Chukwueze fired the Super Eagles ahead in the first half…

Afcon 2019: Gueye takes Senegal to semifinals after 13 years

Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals for the first time since 2006 when Idrissa Gueye scored to deliver a 1-0 last-eight win over Benin in Cairo on Wednesday. Everton midfielder Gueye struck on 70 minutes, side-footing the ball into the net from close…

Tennis: Serena fined $10,000 for Wimbledon court damage

Seven-time champion Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 for damaging one of the All England Club courts with her racquet, officials said Tuesday. The 37-year-old American was sanctioned for an incident which took place during a practice session before the…

Emmanuel Amunike: Tanzania sack coach after Afcon exit

Tanzania have fired their national team coach Emmanuel Amunike after they failed to win a game at the Africa Cup of Nations and exited at the group stage. Amunike took over last August and helped them qualify for the finals…

Afcon 2019: ‘Penalty curse’ returns to haunt Ghana against Tunisia

Tunisia edged past Ghana 5-4 on penalties in their last-16 tie Monday night, after a 1-1 extra-time draw to take the final ticket to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals. Ferjani Sassi netted the decisive kick in the shootout…

Afcon 2019: Mali pay the price as Zaha sends Ivory Coast through

Wilfried Zaha grabbed the only goal to settle a disappointing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash as Ivory Coast beat Mali 1-0 in Suez on Monday. Crystal Palace winger Zaha ensured the Ivorians remained unbeaten against Mali at the…

Ghana XI vs Tunisia: Afriyie Acquah starts as Kassim returns

Ahead of Monday night’s final last-16 match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between Ghana and Tunisia, coach Kwasi Appiah has made two changes to his starting lineup that beat Guinea-Bissau in their previous game. The Black Stars trainer…

Portuguese police interrogate Ronaldo over ‘Football Leaks’

Cristiano Ronaldo was interviewed by Portuguese police in early June as a witness in the investigation into the hacker behind the “Football Leaks” revelations, local media reported on Saturday. Ronaldo was heard as a “witness and victim” in “complete discretion”…

Afcon 2019: Gallant South Africa eliminate hosts Egypt

South Africa completed another upset in the round of 16 at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when they eliminated hosts Egypt 1-0 at the Cairo International Stadium Saturday night. Bafana Bafana claimed the deserved victory thanks to a late…

Afcon 2019: Nigeria defeat holders Cameroon to book last-8 place

Nigeria have put Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon out of the 2019 edition after claiming a 3-2 win in the regional rivals’ last-16 clash at the Alexandria Stadium Saturday evening. In a match which will be remembered as an…

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