Afcon 2017: Leekens quits after Algeria exit

Algeria’s Belgian coach Georges Leekens quit Tuesday after the side crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations. Algeria were one of the pre-tournament favourites for the competition in Gabon but failed to win a game in their opening group.…

Afcon 2017: Tunisia fire four past Zimbabwe to advance …WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Tunisia became the first team to score four goals in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations match as they beat Zimbabwe 4-2 in Libreville Monday to seal a quarter-finals place. The Carthage Eagles, who led 4-1 at half-time, finished Group…

Afcon 2017: Algeria crashes out without a win …WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Islam Slimani scored twice but Algeria’s Africa Cup of Nations hopes were ended after a 2-2 draw with Senegal in Franceville on Monday. The Leicester City striker put Algeria ahead on two occasions but each time Senegal equalised, first through…

Afcon 2017 Round 2: The plot thickens as tears flow for hosts

After two rounds of matches there is some clarity as to which teams have the most serious designs on the Afcon 2017 trophy. Here’s what we have learnt. Champions on the brink Defending champions La Cote D’Ivoire have so far…

Afcon 2017: Black Stars accept 50% bonus slash

Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars have agreed to a 50% slash in their match bonuses. This was made public by new Sports Minister-Designate Isaac Asiamah in Gabon Monday. Briefing the press in Port-Gentil, he said: “We are going to…

Afcon 2017: Poor build-up to blame for Gabon early exit – Aubameyang

Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admitted that the Africa Cup of Nations hosts had blown their chance and blamed poor preparations to the tournament after they were sent packing in the group stage on Sunday. “We had chances. Unfortunately, there are…

Afcon 2017: Burkina Faso top table, avoid Senegal …WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Burkina Faso struck early in each half to defeat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 Sunday, win Group A of the Africa Cup of Nations and dodge title favourites Senegal in the quarter-finals. A Rudinilson Silva own-goal on 11 minutes gave the Burkinabe a…

Afcon 2017: Hosts Gabon crash out …WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon crashed out of the competition in the group stage on Sunday after a goalless draw with Cameroon, who advance to the last eight. Gabon were left to regret an inability to convert their chances…

Afcon 2017: Egypt strike late to dump out Uganda …WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Abdallah El Said scored with a minute left as Egypt snatched a 1-0 win over Uganda on Saturday that leaves them on the verge of the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals and eliminated their opponents. The substitute lashed in after…

Afcon 2017: Ghana 1-0 Mali [PHOTOS]

Ghana’s Black Stars advanced to the next stage of the 2017 AFCON with a game to spare after beating Mali in their second group match on Saturday. Captain Asamoah Gyan recorded the only goal for Ghana after heading home from…

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