Tag Archives: 2015 African Cup of Nations

Ex-Senegal star Habib Beye: Sadio is the Mane man for us!

Sadio Mane- Senegal key man

Former Senegal international Habib Beye has crowned young attacking midfielder Sadio Mane as the diamond in a Teranga Lions team of “exceptional talents”. The France-born former Marseille and Newcastle rght-back, who was part of the 2002 Senegal team that reached the World Cup quarter-finals, was speaking as a pundit for Canal+ ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. “Lions ...

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99 caps: Seydou Keita equals Mali all time appearance record


Mali skipper Seydou Keita has become the joint holder of his country’s all time appearance record. The legend now has 99 caps for the Eagles after featuring in the 0-3 defeat to South Africa on Wednesday. Former goalkeeper Mahamadou Sidibé is the other record holder of international appearances for Mali. The former Barcelona midfielder, in typically modest fashion, downplayed the ...

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Zambia star gets all-clear for Afcon

Zambia coach Honour Janza

Zambia coach Honour Janza has decided against dropping injured striker Patrick Ngoma. The Red Arrows and Zambia Under-20 striker has struggled with a bruised bone throughout the Chipolopolo pre-2015 Africa Cup training over the last three weeks in Johannesburg. Zambia’s medical team has given Ngoma the all clear prior to the team’s departure for Equatorial Guinea on Thursday. “The status ...

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New Eq. Guinea boss eyes winning start

esteban becker

Newly appointed coach of Equatorial Guinea, Esteban Becker has said his team will have to battle for a win against Congo on Saturday when the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) kicks off. [contextly_sidebar id=”SZMYwJSnrzSgxCVwlroKBwzYKr5PxnxC”] The hosts will kick star the event at the Estadio de Bata Stadium before returning to face Burkina Faso on January 21 and complete the Group ...

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Bafana will shock everyone – Cameroon coach Volke Finke

Cameroon boss Volke Finke

Bafana Bafana’s recent displays under Shakes Mashaba have convinced Cameroon head coach, Volker Finke that the South Africans will be a surprise package at the 2015 CAF African Cup of Nations, despite being the lowest ranked nation in Group C. The German-born gaffer hailed South Africa after their recent friendly international played last week at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon, where ...

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Gyan, Badu and Acheampong suffer various degrees of injury


Asamoah Gyan and two other players in the Ghana team are suffering knocks, it has been confirmed. The team has been camping for the past 13 days in Seville and they leave for Equatorial Guinea later on Wednesday. Briefing the media on the situation, Black Stars management committee George Afriyie gave names of the other knocked players. “The team has ...

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Ivory Coast supporters in visa muddle

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With less than a week to the Africa Cup of Nations kicking off on Saturday January 17, supporters of Ivory Coast are still unsure whether they would obtain visas to the host country Equatorial Guinea. The central African country has no embassy in Ivory Coast, meaning prospective applicants must travel to either Ghana or Benin Republic to submit their forms. ...

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Afcon warm-up: Kalou winner beats Nigeria


Salomon Kalou scored a late winner as the Ivory Coast warmed up for the African Nations Cup with a 1-0 win over Nigeria in a friendly international at Sheikh Zayed Sports City on Sunday. Cheick Tiote took advantage of a Nigerian error to cross for Kalou to score in the 84th minute. The Ivory Coast compete in Group D at ...

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Burkina Faso smash Swazis 5-1 in Afcon warm-up


Burkina Faso smashed Swaziland 5-1 in an international friendly as they prepare for the Afcon. The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finalists recovered from conceding an early goal to win in Nelspruit on Saturday. Nthunzi Mkhonto jolted the Burkinabes into action after scoring in the first seven minutes. But it took all of three minutes for the losing finalists of ...

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Leicester boss warns Schlupp to return fit from Afcon


A disappointed Leicester City boss has fired parting shots at his Afcon bound pair. Riyad Mahrez and Jeffrey Schlupp will be representing Algeria and Ghana respectively at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea set for January 17-February 8. They are set to miss at least three Premier League games during the period. [contextly_sidebar id=”xR7oJW5sOXpXWhmMEw10tpNz2T4ZPaOz”] Interestingly, the two team-mates ...

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