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Opponent Watch: Seedorf names provisional Cameroon squad for AFCON

Cameroon manager Clarence Seedorf has named the provisional 34 man Cameroon squad as they look to defend their AFCON title in Egypt. The tournament’s second most successful team are looking to close the gap on Egypt even further this summer, and Seedorf...

Burundi international Papy Faty passes away after collapsing on pitch

Former Bidvest Wits and Burundi international midfielder Papy Faty has tragically passed away after collapsing while playing in eSwatini. The 28 year old had received warning from doctors in January that he should consider retiring due to a suspected heart condition. He was also believed to...

Egypt favourites for AFCON title, but are beatable, says Uganda coach

 Uganda coach Sébastien Desabre is confident his side can beat Egypt when they face them in the 2019 AFCON, adding that he has a plan to stop Mohamed Salah. The Pharaohs were placed in group A alongside DR Congo, Zimbabwe, and Uganda, with...

Gernot Rohr: Egypt favourites to win AFCON

Nigeria national team manager Gernot Rohr believes that host-country Egypt are favourites to win the upcoming African Cup of Nations. On Friday night the draw for the 2019 AFCON took place in Cairo and revealed all of the 24 participant countries fates. Nigeria were drawn...

South African and Benin qualify to the 2019 African Cup of Nations

South Africa and Benin become the last 2 teams to qualify to the 2019 African Cup of Nations after wins over Libya and Togo respectively.  Having missed the last two editions, South Africa clinched the last qualification ticket of Group E after defeating Libya 2-1 away. After a goalless first half, the...

Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, and Namibia qualify for 2019 AFCON

Cameroon,  Guinea-Bissau, and Namibia have become the latest teams to secure their places in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation. Title holders Cameroon needed at least a draw against Comoros to reach the 2019 AFCON after they were stripped of hosting rights last November as they failed...

Al-Salam stadium to replace Port Said in AFCON

It has been announced that the Port Said stadium will no longer host any 2019 AFCON as it was replaced by Al-Salam stadium in Cairo. About a month ago Al-Salam was officially removed from the list of stadiums set to host the 2019 AFCON....

Boutaib called up, Azarou absent as Morocco announce squad for March fixtures

Morocco coach Herve Renard has announced his Morocco squad for the encounters against Malawi and Argentina in March featuring Zamalek striker Khalid Boutaib while omitting Al Ahly’s Walid Azarou. Morocco have already sealed qualification to Africa Cup of Nations 2019...

Kenneth Omeruo: Nigeria can win 2019 AFCON

Nigeria international defender Kenneth Omeruo said that the Super Eagles can win the 2019 AFCON set to take place in Egypt this summer. Omeruo has 41 caps to his name and was part of the Nigeria squad that lifted the...

Burkina Faso 0-2 Ghana-Lomotey brace gives Satellites winning start

Ghana made a bright start to their campaign at the 2019 CAF U20 Cup of Nations by beating Burkina Faso 2-0 in their rescheduled Group B opener on Monday. WAFA striker Daniel Lometey scored all two goals in Maradi coupled...

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