Africa Cup of Nations

 
The Stuart Baxter years: The good, the bad and the ugly
The Stuart Baxter years: The good, the bad and the ugly
An innocent slip of the tongue by Stuart Baxter was more revealing of his frustration than any of the words he meant to use when he announced his...
Politics stole the show in 2019 Afcon
Politics stole the show in 2019 Afcon
The expanded and new-look Africa Cup of Nations was supposed to be a celebration of football in the cradle of civilisation, but politics...
The haunted return of Aliou Cissé
The haunted return of Aliou Cissé
Rarely does a footballing life cycle complete as neatly as it could this Friday evening.
Flattering boos for Bafana Bafana
Flattering boos for Bafana Bafana
The legacy of Bafana Bafana at Afcon 2019 is complicated.
The Afcon that means everything
The Afcon that means everything
A tug on the sleeve interrupted the tedium of waiting in the boarding queue this week at OR Tambo. Turning around revealed an impossibly chuffed...
​South Africa 1-2 Nigeria: Bafana dance to West African tune
​South Africa 1-2 Nigeria: Bafana dance to West African tune
Cairo — Bafana Bafana are out of the African Cup of Nations. Confronting that fact doesn't feel all that difficult.
Baxter goes from dead man walking to national hero
Baxter goes from dead man walking to national hero
Stuart Baxter's days as South Africa coach appeared numbered after a limp group stage display left Bafana Bafana up against Africa Cup of Nations...
SA vs Nigeria preview: Can Bafana replicate the hunger that usurped the Pharaohs?
SA vs Nigeria preview: Can Bafana replicate the hunger that usurped the Pharaohs?
What’s that warm, pleasant feeling flowing through your body, you ask? That’s pride. Pride in a national team that has done something worthwhile to earn your admiration. ...
Salah says Egypt must learn from Cup of Nations failure
Salah says Egypt must learn from Cup of Nations failure
Egypt star Mohamed Salah said the team would try to learn from their mistakes after the Africa Cup of Nations hosts suffered an embarrassing...
Salah and Egypt score own goal supporting Warda
Salah and Egypt score own goal supporting Warda
It’s difficult to escape his warm and arresting smile, which is plastered all over Egypt’s capital city. The only other person who has that...
Afcon, a tool to clean Egypt and the CAF’s images
Afcon, a tool to clean Egypt and the CAF’s images
“Welcome to Egypt,” the last security guard to grope me before I entered Cairo International Stadium said, half embarrassed and half earnest....
'Confident' Mothiba in battle mode for South Africa
'Confident' Mothiba in battle mode for South Africa
Lebo Mothiba daringly likened South Africa's training sessions to those of Barcelona, but the striker believes his battling style blended with the...

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