$4.5m was spent on Afcon – Asiamah tells parliament

Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has said Ghana spent 4.5 million dollars out of a budget of $6.3 million on this year’s AFCON tournament in Egypt. He made the disclosure in Parliament Wednesday morning. The Minister further disclosed the Normalization committee…

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…

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…

Nigeria, Tunisia battle for Afcon 2019 bronze

Nigeria and Tunisia will battle for the bronze medals at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when they meet in the third-place playoff on Wednesday 17 July. Kickoff at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo is set for 19:00 GMT.…

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…

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