Seedorf and Kluivert sacked after Cup of Nations failure

The Cameroon Football Federation sacked coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant Patrick Kluivert on Tuesday, the pair paying the price for the defending champions’ last 16 exit at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon crashed out 3-2 to Nigeria last…

Coaching casualties continue in Afcon fallout

Two more coaches have lost their jobs and another is expected to depart in coming days as the fallout from the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt continues for the sides who did not live up to expectations. Paul Put…

Senegal to miss stalwart Koulibaly in Afcon final

Senegal moved a step closer to a maiden Africa Cup of Nations title with their semifinal victory on Sunday but will be without key defender Kalidou Koulibaly against Algeria in Friday’s title decider. The imposing centre back, who is regarded…

Belmadi hopes African coaches will get more opportunities

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi hopes that next Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal will persuade more countries to put their trust in the region’s managers. Both teams are led by local coaches in their early 40s with…

Late Mahrez stunner sends Algeria through to Afcon final

Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over three-time champions Nigeria on Sunday and set up a rematch with Senegal in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final. Algeria led through a first-half…

Afcon 2019: Senegal reach final with extra time win over Tunisia

Senegal reached the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time with a Dylan Bronn own goal giving them a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Sunday in a tense last-four clash in Cairo. With 11 minutes gone in…

Fifa reveals harsher punishment for racist behaviour

Fifa wants teams to automatically forfeit matches if their supporters are found to be guilty of racist and other discriminatory behaviour, world football’s governing body has announced. “Unless there are exceptional circumstances, if a match is abandoned by the referee…

Afcon 2019: Madagascar fairytale ends as Tunisia ease into semifinals

Tunisia ended Madagascar’s remarkable Africa Cup of Nations run when they beat the rank outsiders 3-0 in their quarterfinal on Thursday, notching their first win of the tournament in the process. Madagascar, a country with little football tradition and who…

Algeria beat Ivory Coast to reach Afcon semis

Experienced striker Wilfried Bony and midfielder Serey Die missed penalties in the shootout as Algeria sealed a 4-3 victory over the Ivory Coast following an entertaining 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal draw on Thursday. Algeria will now meet Nigeria…

Nigeria coach criticises VAR delay

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr could not resist a dig at the VAR system after his team’s win 2-1 over South Africa at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday, saying the time taken to confirm his opponents’ goal had…

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