Africa Cup of Nations

 
SA teams usher in rare joy
SA teams usher in rare joy
Then there was relief. After a week spent facing dim media forecasts, Bafana Bafana, so often the embodiment of disappointment, actually did it....
Football futures hang by a hair
Football futures hang by a hair
Right now, Stuart Baxter is sitting down and staring at the ceiling. He is apprehensive. The Sword of Damocles is a thin thread away from impaling...
Why losing the African Cup of Nations is a heavy blow for Cameroon
Why losing the African Cup of Nations is a heavy blow for Cameroon
The proud footballing nation of Cameroon is under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. This follows the announcement that they have been
Banyana into AFCON final, qualify for World Cup
Banyana into AFCON final, qualify for World Cup
Banyana Banyana are into the final of the 2018 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and have qualified for the FIFA World Cup thanks to their 2-0 win...
FIFA bans Ghana's former football president for life
FIFA bans Ghana's former football president for life
Ghana's former football president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned by FIFA from football for life and ordered to pay a hefty fine after being found...
Egypt’s hopes on sweating Salah
Egypt’s hopes on sweating Salah
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah gets a chance to rediscover his scoring touch when he plays for Egypt against Swaziland (controversially renamed...
It’s do or die for Bafana coach Baxter
It’s do or die for Bafana coach Baxter
Come next week, Stuart Baxter may well be looking at his future prospects with the national side with a good degree of scepticism. He can avoid...
The cult of El-Hadary will transcend his goalposts
The cult of El-Hadary will transcend his goalposts
There’s the eccentricity of René Higuita, the undying consistency of Gianluigi Buffon and then there’s Essam El-Hadary, a player who draws a...
Afcon keeps the pundits guessing
Afcon keeps the pundits guessing
He was considered the most provocative, if not the most controversial, figure in football during his playing days. The European media labelled him...
Sidelined Elephants dust themselves off
Sidelined Elephants dust themselves off
A young Côte d’Ivoire side must pick themselves up quickly and look to the future after the bitter disappointment of their early elimination...
Afcon 2017: Minnows set field on fire
Afcon 2017: Minnows set field on fire
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finally got underway in Gabon after months of uncertainty caused by reports that the country was not ready to host the...
Life or death: What Afcon means to our football-mad continent
Life or death: What Afcon means to our football-mad continent
Some South Africans may give the biennial Africa Cup of Nations tournament a cursory glance, perhaps because of Bafana Bafana’s failure to...

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