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Uganda approaches tonight’s Zimbabwe game with caution

Ahead of today’s group A clash between table-toppers Uganda and wounded lions Zimbabwe in the AFCON 2019 finals at the Cairo International stadium. Onyango who plies his trade with South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns has played with or against some of Zimbabwe’s key players like midfielder Khama Billiat who was his teammates for five years […]

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No specific Mahrez plan, says Senegal coach

CAIRO, Egypt, Jun 26 – Senegal coach Aliou Cisse insisted there is no particular plan to counter Algeria star Riyad Mahrez in Thursday’s blockbuster Africa Cup of Nations group clash. “There’s no anti-Mahrez plan or similar for (Sofiane) Feghouli or (Yacine) Brahimi, they’re all good players,” said Cisse at Wednesday’s pre-match news conference. “We’re approaching […]

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D.R. Congo’s Ibenge admits being beaten at own game by Uganda Cranes

These were the words of Democratic Republic of Congo’s head coach, Florent Ibenge as he spoke to the media in the mandatory post match press conference at the Cairo International stadium last night. His face said it all. The tactician looked somber, confused and worried. A loss to the Uganda Cranes was like a dagger […]

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Afcon: Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly and Idrissa Gueye in Senegal’s 23-man squad

Senegal has released their 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations(Afcon) in Egypt, slated to commence this month. Liverpool, forward Sadio Mane who recently won the Uefa Champions League trophy, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and combative Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye top Aliou Cisse’s final squad. Nantes striker Santy Ngom and Lorient midfielder Sidy Sarr were omitted. Also included in the list is Crystal Palace’s […]

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Mandela ruled out of AFCON with injury

PARIS, France, June 10 – Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has been handed a major blow just 13 days to Kenya’s Africa Cup of Nations opener against Algeria after dependable defender Brian Mandela was ruled out after picking up a knee injury in training on Monday morning. “It can be problematic for the tournament […]

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Abdu Lumala confident as national team counts down to AFCON finals

It is exactly 14 days to the start of the AFCON 2019 finals in Egypt and 15 days to Uganda’s first game at the finals against D.R. Congo that is scheduled for the 22ndof June at the Cairo international stadium. As the millions of Ugandans who will be watching and supporting their team counts down […]

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CAF President Ahmad Ahmad arrested in France over corruption

Reports from Jeune Afrique, a French – language Pan African magazine in Paris, suggest that this is where the President has been staying to attend the 69th FIFA Congress. Ahmad was arrested on Thursday morning around 8:30 am at the Berri Hotel in Paris, at the request of the Central Office for the fight against […]

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African Champions League winners Esperance ordered to return medals, trophy and replay final after VAR farce saw Wydad Casablanca storm off pitch

Moine Chaabani’s men were awarded the win after Moroccan outfit Wydad Casablanca stormed off the pitch having had their equalizing strike to make it 1-1 disallowed. Both teams went into the second leg on level terms at 1-1, but Wydad were left incensed after Walid El Karti’s header in the 59th minute was canceled out for […]

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Esperance wins CAF Champions Leage title after Wydad abandons final in VAR protest

All the focus is on the upcoming UEFA Champions League final, but the controversy that occurred in the CAF Champions League has turned heads after the game was abandoned in protest against VAR. Esperance, the reigning champion, and Wydad battled it out in the ultimate game in a two-legged affair. The title holder was leading […]

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Afcon: Stephane Sessegnon, Steve Mounie headline Benin squad

Michel Dussuyer has released his final team for next month’s African showpiece in Egypt Genclerbirligi midfielder Stephane Sessegnon and Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie have been named in Benin Republic’s 23-man squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Michel Dussuyer’s men will hope to maneuver their way past defending champions Cameroon, Ghana and Guinea-Bissau in Group F. Sessegnon, captain of […]

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