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/ 74 days ago

Yves Bissouma returns to Spurs after catching malaria

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Yves Bissouma is returning to England from the Africa Cup of Nations in the Ivory Coast after catching malaria. The Mali international made a substitute appearance for Mali as it lost to the Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals of AFCON 2023. However, he had been playing in the tournament despite positive tests […]


/ 79 days ago

Why the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations has been the best one yet

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Ivory Coast, has been captivating, thrilling and emotional – and not just on the field. This edition has seen several surprises. Minnow Mauritania registered its first-ever AFCON win over powerhouse Algeria. Also, hosts Ivory Coast qualified for the quarterfinals after sacking its head coach. Competitive play in a good atmosphere The atmosphere […]


/ 155 days ago

Watch all African Confederation World Cup Qualifiers on FIFA+

CAF World Cup qualifiers kicked off on FIFA+ Wednesday, Nov. 15, with all matches available on FIFA’s streaming service. In CAF World Cup Qualifying, there are nine automatic spots for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Fifty-four teams are fighting for those nine spots. Additionally, there is a 10th spot […]

Onana may skip AFCON to focus on Man United, says report

Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana is reportedly leaning towards skipping the upcoming 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The tournament starts on Jan. 13 and runs until Feb. 11. Onana has collected 35 caps for his home nation of Cameroon. Sources at ESPN claim that the shot-stopper is having second thoughts regarding the tournament due […]


/ 217 days ago

Four Libya footballers among dead from catastrophic floods

After the devastating floods from Storm Daniel, the Libya Football Federation (LFF) confirmed the death of four soccer players. There was severe destruction in the port city of Derna as a consequence of floods caused by the failure of two dams. Officials in Tripoli, Libya's internationally recognized capital, have confirmed the deaths of approximately 20,000 […]


/ 225 days ago

Legal dispute brews as CAF cancels 12-year beIN SPORTS deal

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has terminated its 12-year, $415 million broadcasting deal with Qatari media company beIN SPORTS. This move is likely to spark legal action. CAF signed on with beIN in 2017. The contract ran through 2028, and it covered top competitions. For example, beIN had the broadcast rights to the Africa […]


/ 267 days ago

Nigeria's win over Australia brings hope all over Africa

When the three whistles finally sounded at the jam-packed Brisbane Park and a fierce, intense 90 minutes of soccer finally concluded, the world was shocked. Nigeria, a team that hadn't won two games in a single Women's World Cup since 1999, shocked Australia, one of the tournament's favorites and the World Cup's co-hosts. It was […]


/ 308 days ago

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers matchday five preview

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is nearing the end of its qualifiers. So far, qualifying has been brutal. If anything, it has shown the challenges of performing in Africa compared to other regions and those major tournaments. Games left in AFCON qualifiers Multiple packed games bring high stakes with several star players and […]