AFCON 2021: Equatorial Guinea shock Mali to reach quarterfinals

Goalkeeper Jesus Owono was Equatorial Guinea’s hero as they shocked Mali in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Owono, 20, saved twice in the shootout to help them go through 6-5 on spot-kicks after a 0-0 draw. Initially, the referee indicated the decisive save from Falaye Sacko’s effort needed to be retaken, but…

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AFCON 2021: Cameroon tops group A with seven points

Hosts Cameroon cemented top spot in Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde. The Indomitable Lions took the lead when captain Vincent Aboubakar drilled home his fifth goal of the tournament after 39 minutes. Cape Verde equalised eight minutes after the break as half-time substitute Garry Rodrigues stylishly flicked home. Aboubakar should…

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Gabon register win against Comoros in opening match

A lone goal by Aaron Salem Boupendza was enough to help Gabon defeat Comoros in the second Group C match of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 played on Monday evening. Gabon who played the match without their usual star skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made their intentions known from the start of the match at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in…

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Afcon 2021 to be broadcast in over 150 countries

The stage is set for the 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations and the world is tuning in as a record number of global broadcasters prepare to beam the African continent’s showpiece football tournament from Cameroon to millions of fans in 157 countries. Africa’s star footballers have been setting the world’s football stadiums alight and their popularity and talent has…

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Afcon 2021: Mali hopes higher ahead of kickoff

Regularly appearing in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Mali Eagles are hoping high this time round. The Eagles are in group F along with Tunisia, Gambia and Mauritania and their primary target will be making it out of the group. According to head coach Mohamed Magassouba, although they are in a hard group their main objective is to make…

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Afcon 2021: Osimhen, Dennis pull out of Nigeria squad

Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed four players, including Victor Osimhen and Emmanuel Dennis will not be available to play at the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021. Besides Napoli’s Osimhen and Watford’s Dennis, Cyprus based Abdullahi Shehu, and Scotland’s Rangers’ Leon Balogun were also ruled out of the country’s squad heading to the 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.…

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Afcon will go on as planned – Motsepe

The president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), Patrice Motsepe, has reiterated that the delayed Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) will go ahead as planned. Motsepe was speaking with less than three weeks until the tournament kicks off as he visited Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium, which will host the opening match on 9 January. His comments came as speculation persists…

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CHAN 2020: Central Africa dominates quarters

The Central African Football Federations’ Union (UNIFFAC) registered the highest number of countries at the quarter-finals of Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon. Three countries from the region are in the last eight of the tournament designed exclusively for home-based players. This comes after the conclusion of the group phase of the 16-team competition. Hosts Cameroon, DR Congo and Congo…

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CHAN 2020: VAR to be introduced at the quarterfinals

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to introduce the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR). VAR will start working from the quarterfinal stages of the 2020 Total CHAN in Cameroon this weekend. The first match that will have VAR in this tournament will be on Saturday, 30 January 2021 between Mali and Congo. The game will be played…

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CHAN 2020: Morocco humiliates Uganda

The African Nations Championship champions (CHAN) Morocco humiliated Uganda to qualify for the quarter-finals of the tournament. Morocco won 5-2 at the Reunification Stadium in Douala on Tuesday night while to knock Cranes out of the tournament. This is the fifth time for Uganda to fall at the first hurdle of the CHAN on each of the five occasions they’ve…

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