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…

UCL Final: Salah, Origi fire Liverpool to sixth European crown

Mohamed Salah scored one of the fastest ever goals in a Champions League final and Divock Origi struck late as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid on Saturday and won the trophy for the sixth time. Less than two…

Origi and Wanyama put Kenya on Champions League map

Liverpool striker Divock Origi and Tottenham Hotspur’s Victor Wanyama are the talk of Kenya ahead of Saturday’s European Champions League final in Madrid. In football-mad Kenya, a nation of 50 million in East Africa, there is hope the two athletes…

Chelsea thrash Arsenal to win Europa League

Eden Hazard scored twice and then admitted it was his parting gift as the Belgian’s brace helped Chelsea sweep away Arsenal to win 4-1 in the Europa League final in Baku. This match started at 11pm local time on Wednesday…

Esperance chase rare back-to-back Champs League titles

Esperance, Tunisia’s African Champions League title holders, will start as favourites on Friday as, on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run, they bid to become only the fourth club to retain the trophy in more than half a century.…

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to win Australian Open

Japan’s Naomi Osaka beat Czech Petra Kvitova in a seesaw Australian Open final to win back-to-back Grand Slams and become the new world number one. The US Open winner, 21, missed three championship points in the second set but regrouped…

AWCON 2018 Finale: Nigeria to defend title against South Africa

Nigeria will defend their Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title against South Africa on Saturday in Accra. Their victories in the semi-finals mean they also clinch places at next year’s Women’s World Cup in France – for Nigeria it will…

Caf CL Final: Advantage Al Ahly after first-leg victory

Al Ahly are a step closer to a record ninth title following a 3-1 win over Esperance de Tunis in the first-leg of the 2018 Caf Champions League final at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on Friday evening.…

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