Meteors beat Algeria to U-23 Afcon ticket

Ghana stunned Algeria 1-0 in Sétif to secure their first-ever ticket to the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations finals Tuesday night. The Black Meteors went into the final round decider on the disadvantage after they were held to a 1-1…

U-23 AfconQ: Meteors draw with Algeria in first leg

Dauda Mohammed’s second-half penalty secured Ghana a 1-1 draw with Algeria in the opening leg of their 2019 Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations final round qualifying showdown in Accra Friday. The striker, who started in his first call-up in this…

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…

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…

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