Afcon 2017: DR Congo seal top spot in Group C … WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

DR Congo advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations as Group C winners after beating Togo 3-1 on Tuesday night. Junior Kabananga opened the scoring from Mbemba’s pass for his third of the tournament, making him…

Afcon 2017: Renard leads Morocco to oust Ivory Coast …WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Holders Ivory Coast bid bye to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after suffering a 0-1 defeat to former coach Herve Renard’s Morocco Tuesday night. French-born Alioui scored a spectacular match winner from 35 metres in the 64th minute to…

Ghana’s Rahman ruled out for seven months

Black Stars and Schalke defender Baba Rahman has been ruled out of action for seven months after undergoing surgery in Germany following the knee injury he suffered while playing for Ghana at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The 23-year-old…

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…

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