Afcon 2019: Nigeria vs South Africa Preview

BY STEVE AYOO  Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr believes that South Africa are 'the new favorites' to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after they eliminated hosts Egypt in the round of 16. The Bafana Bafana stunned the hosts, themselves and the entire continent as a solitary Thembinkosi Lorch goal earned them

Afcon 2019: Senegal vs Benin Preview

BY STEVE AYOO  Benin produced the biggest upset in the round of 16 at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations by eliminating a Morocco side whose group campaign left many tipping them as one of the outright title favorites. The Atlas Lions topped the 'Group of Death', beating Ivory Coast, South Africa

Zaha Strike Eliminates Wasteful Mali

BY STEVE AYOO  Ivory Coast will play Algeria in the third quarterfinal match at the Africa Cup of Nations after Wilfried Zaha's second half goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Mali in Suez. Zaha, who started and scored in a second match running, found the bottom right corner after 76 minutes

Amunike Fired as Tanzania Manager

BY STEVE AYOO  Former Nigeria international Emmanuel Amunike has joined the managerial casualty list after failure at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The tactician has been relieved of his duties as the Taifa Stars head coach after the team lost all their three matches in Egypt, including the regional derby clash

Afcon 2019: Ghana vs Tunisia Preview

BY STEVE AYOO  Ghana manager Kwesi Appiah has urged their fans to 'remain positive' ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal battle against Tunisia in Ismailia, Monday evening. The Black Stars topped their group which had title holders Cameroon to advance and face a Tunisia side who drew all their group

Afcon 2019: Mali vs Ivory Coast Preview

BY STEVE AYOO  Mali boss Mohamed Magassouba has urged his players to 'write their own story' as they face title favorites Ivory Coast in their Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal match in Suez. Despite topping their group unbeaten, Mali go into the match against Ivory Coast as the underdogs. The Elephants finished second behind

Algeria Overwhelm Guinea, Reach Afcon Quarters

BY STEVE AYOO  Substitute Adam Ounas rounded off the scoring as Algeria secured a quarterfinal berth at the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 win over Guinea at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo. A goal either side of half time from Youcef Belaili and Riyad Mahrez had given the 1990

Pen-perfect Madagascar March to Afcon Quarters

BY STEVE AYOO  Marcel Tisserand and Yannick Bolasie missed their spot kicks as the Democratic Republic of Congo were bundled out of the Africa Cup of Nations on post-match penalties by giant killers Madagascar. The two sides battled for a 2-2 draw in normal and extra time, sending the tie to penalties

Egypt Sack Aguirre after Afcon Disaster

BY STEVE AYOO  The Egyptian Football Federation have announced the sacking of manager Javier Aguirre following the shock last 16 exit at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Egypt were knocked out of the tournament they are hosting by an inspired South Africa courtesy of a late goal from Thembinkosi Lorch. The Pharaohs

Uganda Part Ways with Coach Desabre

BY STEVE AYOO  Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has announced the termination of head coach Sebastien Desabre's contract just two days after the Cranes were knocked out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Frenchman led Uganda to the knockout stages for the first time since 1978 but they were beaten by