Nicolas Pepe completes move to Arsenal for club-record £72m

Arsenal have completed the signing of Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club-record fee. The Gunners have reportedly paid £72m for the 24-year-old, who is believed to have signed a five-year deal. After confirming Pepe’s signing, Unai…

Saudi Arabia appoint Herve Renard as new coach

Herve Renard, who resigned as Morocco coach following the team’s surprise elimination at the African Cup of Nations, said on Monday he was taking over Saudi Arabia’s national team. “Happy to start a new adventure in Saudi Arabia on a…

Six Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in World Cup draw

Six of the 24 teams who played at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt will be included in the 2022 Fifa World Cup Africa preliminary qualifying draw to be made on Monday. Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Tanzania…

Official: Herve Renard leaves Morocco job

Herve Renard is standing down as Morocco head coach after their early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations. Morocco were one of the pre-tournament favourites for Egypt 2019 but suffered a shock penalty shootout defeat by Benin in the last…

Africa Cup champs Algeria return to hero’s welcome

Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria arrived home Saturday to a hero’s welcome from a huge crowd of joyful supporters and a “water salute” for their plane at Algiers airport. “One, two, three, viva Algeria!” tens of thousands of flag-waving…

Algeria pip Senegal to win Africa Cup of Nations

Baghdad Bounedjah’s early goal propelled Algeria to a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years after a fiery 1-0 victory over Sadio Mane’s Senegal in Friday’s final in Cairo. Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in the second…

PREVIEW: Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Afcon final

Sadio Mane’s Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday’s final in Cairo. Senegal, the 2002 runners-up, are desperate to end a long wait for…

Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick dismissed as Caf vice-president

Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick has been dismissed from his role as a vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) and replaced by South Africa’s Danny Jordaan. Pinnick had served as the first vice-president of Caf since July 2018. No reason…

Senegal vs Algeria: Friends collide as Cisse and Belmadi target Afcon crown

They were born a day apart, raised in the same city and enjoyed prosperous playing careers, and while both Aliou Cisse and Djamel Belmadi are now experiencing similar success as coaches, only one can lift the Africa Cup of Nations…

Afcon 2019: Ighalo goal secures bronze for Nigeria

Nigeria have won the third-place playoff at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after defeating Tunisia 1-0 at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo on Wednesday night. Odion Ighalo scored the only goal of the game early on, securing…

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