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: Mali edge Zimbabwe to qualify for quarters

The Eagles of Mali have qualified for the quarter final stage at the on-going Total African Nations Championship (CHAN 2020) in Cameroon. Demba Diallo netted the lone goal for Mali against Zimbabwe after 12 minutes at the Reunification Stadium in Douala. The win means Mali top Group A after hosts Cameroon settled for a goalless draw against Burkina Faso in…

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Johnathan McKinstry still optimistic despite Togo loss

Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry claims that Uganda still have a chance of qualifying to the knockout stage in the ongoing African Nations Championship. The match ended 2-1 in favor of Togo to pick their first set of points at the tournament. It is the first time the Togolese are featuring in the tournament. Saidi Kyeyune’s 35 yarder goal…

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Essam El-Hadary named as Liwa FC president

Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary has been named the new president of second-division Emirati side Liwa FC. El-Hadary had announced his retirement from football in 2019 after having a short stint at former Egyptian Premier League side Nogoom FC. After revealing he received an offer to make his comeback, El-Hadary announced that he has officially hung up his boots and will shift his focus towards coaching. The 47-year-old…

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Uganda Cranes Squad Named Ahead of AFCON Qualifiers Against South Sudan

Uganda Cranes has named a 20 man squad a head of the 2021 AFCON were Uganda Cranes will host South Sudan on 9th November before going for the a way leg on 17th November. The list consists of foreign based players who will be joined by the home based players from the Uganda Premier league following their fitness assessment by…

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Harambee Stars players not yet received 2019 Afcon winning bonus

Kenyan national team (Harambee stars) players are yet to receive their winning bonuses for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The Harambee Stars won 3-2 against rivals Tanzania in a Group C match, but have not yet been paid. According to Daily Nation, the Kenyan government funded the team with Sh244 million for use before and during the…

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McKinstry targets semis at AFCON 2021

Uganda national team head coach Jonathan McKinstry claims that his main target is reaching semi-final at the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. According to the Irishman, his tenure as the Cranes gaffer will be considered a success. In addition, if Cranes finish in the last four in the next AFCON campaign.  “What I would consider as a successful tenure…

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