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.…

Afcon 2019: Senegal reach final with extra time win over Tunisia

Senegal reached the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time with a Dylan Bronn own goal giving them a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Sunday in a tense last-four clash in Cairo. With 11 minutes gone in…

Afcon 2019: Madagascar fairytale ends as Tunisia ease into semifinals

Tunisia ended Madagascar’s remarkable Africa Cup of Nations run when they beat the rank outsiders 3-0 in their quarterfinal on Thursday, notching their first win of the tournament in the process. Madagascar, a country with little football tradition and who…

‘Black Stars failed and I take responsibility’ – Andre Ayew

Black Stars captain Andre Ayew says he takes responsibility for the team’s failure to achieve the target of winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana crashed out on the ongoing tournament in Egypt after losing 5-4 on penalties to…

Afcon 2019: ‘Penalty curse’ returns to haunt Ghana against Tunisia

Tunisia edged past Ghana 5-4 on penalties in their last-16 tie Monday night, after a 1-1 extra-time draw to take the final ticket to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals. Ferjani Sassi netted the decisive kick in the shootout…

Ghana XI vs Tunisia: Afriyie Acquah starts as Kassim returns

Ahead of Monday night’s final last-16 match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between Ghana and Tunisia, coach Kwasi Appiah has made two changes to his starting lineup that beat Guinea-Bissau in their previous game. The Black Stars trainer…

Afcon 2019: Ghana to battle Tunisia in Round of 16

The pairings for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 has been completed after the group stage of the competition ended Tuesday night. The top two finishers of the six groups and the four best third place teams…

Afcon 2019: Tunisian referee Essrayri handed Ghana vs Benin clash

Tunisian referee Youssef Essrayri has been appointed to take charge of Ghana’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener against Benin Tuesday night. The match kicks off 20:00 GMT. Essrayri, 42, has officiated two matches involving a Ghana national team since…

African football spreads its wings by staging Super Cup in Qatar

A 20 000-seat stadium in Qatar capital Doha will be the unlikely setting on Friday for the Caf Super Cup showdown between Esperance of Tunisia and Raja Casablanca of Morocco. The annual one-off match pits the winners of the Caf Champions…

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