Tag Archives: African football

AL-SMITH: Exclusive Q&A with Avram Grant

Ghana's coach Avram Grant leads his team

As Avram Grant gets his debut in African football, he speaks to Gary Al-Smith The former Chelsea man talks Cruyff, Sacchi and prospects for Ghana. Plus some dating tips, too. Gary: You’ve probably been asked a lot of times but what’s the secret to bagging an ambitious, beautiful, and and glamorous woman like your wife, Tzofit? Avram Grant: Five things: ...

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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

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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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Roberto Martinez: Samuel Eto’o could leave Everton

Samuel Eto'o

Everton manager Martinez dismissed talk of Eto’o being on the verge of joining Serie A club Sampdoria as speculation on Monday. The former Cameroon international was then left out of the Merseyside club’s squad for Tuesday’s FA Cup third-round defeat at West Ham. Sampdoria continue to be linked with a move for the 33-year-old frontman and the Seattle Sounders are ...

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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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Legendary Stephen Appiah retires

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It’s been coming for awhile. One of Ghana’s most loved captains finally hangs his boots. The player, who has the honour of being the first captain to lead Ghana to the World Cup, was the definition of a “people’s man”. From his days with Hearts of Oak in Accra, to the glory days with Juventus and the transfer to Fenerbahce, ...

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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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