Afcon 2019: Black Stars get Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau in Group F

Ghana’s Black Stars discovered their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) fate Friday night as they got drawn into Group F together defending champions Cameroon, as well as West African neighbours Benin and Guinea Bissau. Coach Kwasi Appiah’s side other…

LIVE: 2019 Afcon Official Draw

Watch live, the official draw for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), Egypt 2019 from Cairo. Seeding: Pot 1: Egypt, Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco Pot 2: DR Congo, Ghana, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Algeria Pot 3: South Africa,…

Afcon 2019 Draw: Tradition places Egypt, Cameroon among top seeds, Ghana miss out

Egypt and Cameroon benefited from being hosts and title-holders respectively when the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draw seedings were announced on Thursday. The draw in Cairo on Friday will be based on the April Fifa rankings which, ordinarily, would…

Diego Costa banned 8 matches for insulting referee

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been handed an eight-match La Liga ban by the Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee for abusing the referee after he was shown the red card during last Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by Barcelona. The official’s…

UCL: Shaw own goal gives Barca advantage over United

Barcelona will take a 1-0 lead over Manchester United into next week’s second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal after a 12th-minute Luke Shaw own goal gave them victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Sergio Busquets found Lionel Messi with…

UCL: Ronaldo scores again as Ajax hold Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo marked his return from injury with a precious away goal as Juventus drew 1-1 with an excellent Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal in Amsterdam on Wednesday. Ronaldo subdued the 50 000 home fans in…

UCL: Guardiola upbeat despite City setback at Tottenham

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola remained unruffled despite his side’s surprise 1-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur in their Champions League quarterfinal, first leg tie on Tuesday. City had lost only once in their past 23 matches in all competitions, a…

Liverpool ease past Porto to close on UCL semis

Liverpool closed in on a Champions League semifinal meeting with Barcelona or Manchester United after sweeping aside Porto 2-0 in the first leg of their quarterfinal tie at Anfield. Far from the late drama that has accompanied the Red’s Premier…

UCL: Son rocks City as Spurs survive Kane injury blow

Mauricio Pochettino challenged “spirited” Tottenham to finish the job after their 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinals was marred by Harry Kane’s potentially season-ending injury. Pochettino’s side earned a slender first-leg advantage thanks to a clinical…

Argentina and Colombia to host 2020 Copa America

The Copa America will be held in Argentina and Colombia, CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday, marking the first time in the tournament’s modern era that it will be split between two countries. South American football’s governing body said in a statement…

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