Osimhen hits four as Nigeria create AFCON record by winning 10-0
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Osimhen hits four as Nigeria create AFCON record by winning 10-0

Johannesburg (AFP) – Napoli forward Victor Osimhen scored four goals as Nigeria crushed Sao Tome e Principe 10-0 in Morocco on Monday to record the biggest victory in Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying history. Qualifying for the biennial competition has been staged since 1961 and Ghana, Kenya and Libya shared the record with eight-goal […]

Osimhen hits four as Nigeria create AFCON record by winning 10-0

Johannesburg (AFP) – Napoli forward Victor Osimhen scored four goals as Nigeria crushed Sao Tome e Principe 10-0 in Morocco on Monday to record the biggest victory in Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying history. Qualifying for the biennial competition has been staged since 1961 and Ghana, Kenya and Libya shared the record with eight-goal […]
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Salah-less Egypt suffer shock AFCON loss to Ethiopia

Johannesburg (AFP) – Egypt sorely missed injured captain Mohamed Salah as they slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat by Ethiopia on Thursday in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying.   A strain ruled out the prolific Liverpool scorer after he defied his club last Sunday and played in a victory over Guinea despite not […]
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Senegal coach wants AFCON games delayed to boost World Cup build-up

Johannesburg (AFP) – Senegal coach Aliou Cisse wants the September Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers postponed to allow the five countries representing the continent at the World Cup to play friendly matches.    Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia have qualified for the November 21-December 18 Qatar tournament and the African sides have only […]
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Mane snatches dramatic victory for African champions Senegal

Johannesburg (AFP) – Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored a penalty eight minutes into added time to give Senegal a dramatic 1-0 win over heart-broken Rwanda on Tuesday in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Forced to play a home match in Senegal because they do not have an international-standard stadium, Rwanda were on the verge […]
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Sub Mohamed upstages Liverpool stars with late Egypt winner

Johannesburg (AFP) – It was billed as the Mohamed Salah versus Naby Keita show, but Mostafa Mohamed took centre stage with a late winner as Egypt beat Guinea 1-0 on Sunday in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Liverpool teammates and national team captains, Salah and Keita were creative but failed to score in a […]
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Winning debut for French coach Gasset as Ivory Coast thump Zambia

Johannesburg (AFP) – French coach Jean-Louis Gasset made a winning debut as boss of the Ivory Coast on Friday when the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations hosts beat Zambia 3-1 in a Group H opener in Yamoussoukro. The first two goals came after corners with captain Serge Aurier poking the Elephants ahead on 67 minutes […]
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Sliti stars as Tunisia run riot against 10-man Equatorial Guinea

Johannesburg (AFP) – Naim Sliti scored and created two other goals as Qatar World Cup qualifiers Tunisia began a four-match build-up this month by hammering 10-man Equatorial Guinea 4-0 in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday.    Sliti broke the stubborn resistance of the Equatoguineans on 56 minutes when, after two failed […]
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Cup of Nations surprise side Gambia edge Chad in 2023 qualifier

Johannesburg (AFP) – Gambia, the outsiders who took Africa by storm this year when reaching the Cup of Nations quarter-finals, edged Chad 1-0 on Wednesday in their first step toward reaching the 2023 finals. The Scorpions left it late in Yaounde with United Arab Emirates-based forward Steve Trawally scoring in the 89th minute to win […]
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After AFCON glory, Senegal ushers in world-class stadium

Diamniadio (Senegal) (AFP) – Thousands of Senegalese gathered on Tuesday for the inauguration of a 50,000-seater stadium aimed at making the country Africa's go-to venue for international events. The stadium is in Diamniadio, a town being built about 30 kilometres (20 miles) from the capital Dakar, for which an express train link opened in December. […]
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Sadio Mané's legacy among Africa's best solidified by AFCON

On February 6, Senegal won its first AFCON title by beating Egypt on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes. Among the storylines going in was the duel between Liverpool teammates Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah. Many consider Salah the greatest African talent of the last five to 10 years. However, it his Anfield teammate takes […]
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AFCON 2021 schedule: Africa's best battle for top honors

The AFCON 2021 schedule of games shape up to be yet another dramatic international tournament in one of the most diverse areas. Originally, CAF scheduled the tournament for the summer of 2021. However, the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the tournament to early 2022. Regardless, the tournament still carries its importance (and the 2021 moniker). Soccer players […]