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…

Belmadi hopes African coaches will get more opportunities

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi hopes that next Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal will persuade more countries to put their trust in the region’s managers. Both teams are led by local coaches in their early 40s with…

Late Mahrez stunner sends Algeria through to Afcon final

Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over three-time champions Nigeria on Sunday and set up a rematch with Senegal in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final. Algeria led through a first-half…

Algeria beat Ivory Coast to reach Afcon semis

Experienced striker Wilfried Bony and midfielder Serey Die missed penalties in the shootout as Algeria sealed a 4-3 victory over the Ivory Coast following an entertaining 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal draw on Thursday. Algeria will now meet Nigeria…

Afcon 2019: Belaili fires physical Algeria to win over Senegal

Riyad Mahrez and Algeria fired a warning to the rest of their Africa Cup of Nations title rivals with a deserved 1-0 win over Sadio Mane’s heavily-fancied Senegal in Cairo on Thursday. Mane struggled to impress on his return from…

Mahrez eyes Afcon with Algeria after City treble

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez hopes he can continue a successful streak by helping Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt during July. The 28-year-old started in the FA Cup final at the weekend as City completed…

Boubacar Haïnikoye joins CR Belouizdad from Aduana

Aduana Stars’ Nigerien international Boubacar Soumana Haïnikoye has completed a switch to Algerian side CR Belouizdad. The 20-year-old attacker only joined the Dormaa-based club late in May 2018 on a two-year contract from US Gendamerie National in his homeland but…

AWCON 2018: Hosts Ghana out; Cameroon, Mali advance

Cameroon and Mali qualified for the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals from Group A on Friday as hosts Ghana were eliminated along with Algeria. Ghana drew 1-1 with Cameroon in Accra but the point was not enough for…

AWCON 2018: Cameroon first to book semis place after win over Algeria

Cameroon secured early qualification into the last four of the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations after thrashing Algeria 3-0 in the second round fixtures of Group A Tuesday night. The 2016 losing finalists made their intentions known early in…

AWCON 2018: Black Queens secure narrow Algeria win

A 12th minute goal by Gladys Amfobea was enough for hosts Ghana to pick all three points against Algeria in the opening game on Saturday in Accra. Buoyed by their teeming fans, the Black Queens started the game on a…

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