Africa Cup of Nations: Salah Scores Decisive Penalty as Egypt Beat Ivory Coast on Penalties

Mohamed Salah scored the decisive spot-kick as record seven-time champions Egypt beat the Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in Douala on Wednesday to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. The Liverpool star smashed home his penalty with the Ivory Coast’s Eric Bailly the only player to fail from the spot, […]

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Africa Cup of Nations: Gambia’s Giant Killing Run Continues as They Beat Guinea

Gambia’s Musa Barrow celebrates after scoring the winning goal (AP) They will play hosts Cameroon in the quarterfinals who edged past Comoros. Reuters Last Updated:January 25, 2022, 09:12 IST FOLLOW US ON: Musa Barrow scored a 71st-minute winner as Gambia continued their giant killing spree at the Africa Cup of Nations by pulling off an […]

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‘Incredible’: Nigerian Refugee Girls Join Football Fiesta of Africa Cup of Nations

Words are not enough to describe the fun and passion in their eyes as Nigerian refugee girls cheer on their side at the Africa Cup of Nations. The girls, ranging in age from 15 to 20, fled with their families to Cameroon years ago, as Boko Haram jihadists wreaked havoc in their country. At a […]

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Ivory Coast Send Reigning Champions Algeria Crashing Out of Africa Cup of Nations

The Ivory Coast crushed an abject Algeria 4-1 on Thursday with Nicolas Pepe among the scorers as the reigning champions crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the group stage. Franck Kessie and Ibrahim Sangare scored in the first half for the Elephants in Douala, while Pepe and Sebastien Haller added further goals […]

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Mohamed Salah’s Egypt Make Africa Cup of Nations Last 16 as Six Teams Advance

Seven-time champions Egypt clinched a place in the Africa Cup of Nations last 16 on Wednesday by defeating neighbours Sudan 1-0, a result which sent five other countries including Ivory Coast through as well. Nigeria finished Group D with a third successive win as they beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0, leaving runners-up Egypt to face the winners […]

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Ghana Rage After Controversial Goal Earns ‘Small Team’ Gabon AFCON Draw

Ghana captain Andre Ayew dismissed Gabon as a “small team” after Jim Allevinah’s late goal saw Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations clash between the teams in Yaounde finish in a 1-1 draw. Ayew’s fine early strike had the four-time champions on course to claim their first win in Group C only for Allevinah to blast […]

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Egypt Wait for Mohamed Salah Lift-off After Poor AFCON Start

Egypt will expect more from star man Mohamed Salah against Guinea-Bissau as the record seven-time champions attempt to bounce back from an opening loss to Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Liverpool forward cut an isolated and frustrated figure as Egypt lost 1-0 to the Super Eagles in Garoua, suffering their first group […]

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Africa Cup of Nations: Reigning Champions Algeria Held by Sierra Leone

Algeria began their defence of the Africa Cup of Nations title with an underwhelming 0-0 draw against Sierra Leone in Douala on Tuesday, as Riyad Mahrez’s side struggled to break down one of the tournament’s rank outsiders. Qatar-based winger Yacine Brahimi missed the holders’ best chance early in the second half, when he found himself […]

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Africa Cup of Nations: Last-gasp Sadio Mane Penalty Hands Senegal Victory Over Zimbabwe

Senegal’s Sadio Mane converted a penalty seven minutes into stoppage time to hand the pre-tournament favourites a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe at the start of their Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Bafoussam on Monday. Zimbabwe defender Kelvin Madzongwe was penalised for blocking a shot with his hand extended away from his body in the […]

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Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly Tests Positive for Covid at Africa Cup of Nations

Kalidou Koulibaly tested positive for coronavirus. (Reuters Photo) Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations. AFP Rome Last Updated:January 09, 2022, 09:16 IST FOLLOW US ON: Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty at the Africa Cup […]

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