Tag Archives: Confederation of African Football

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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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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Ghana rivals step up Afcon preperations

South Africa players

Group C at the Afcon is setting up to be fiercer with its teams continuing preparations. Ghana’s group opponents are Senegal, Algeria and South Africa. Favorites Algeria played and drew 1-1 with Tunisia, who will also be in Equatorial Guinea, on Sunday in a friendly. Elsewhere, Senegal, who Ghana face in their opening game of the tournament, beat Gabon 1-0 ...

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Algeria will win Afcon 2015 – Tunisia coach Leekens

Tunisia coach George Leekens

– Another day, another prediction that Algeria will win the Nations Cup. It’s George Leekens this time. [contextly_sidebar id=”2JWuY7yZ6VGLM5NDduMfog77xCF6JYOd”]After drawing 1-1 with the Desert Foxes on Sunday in a pre-tournament warm up game, the Tunisia boss heaped praise on the starring Algerians. “Algeria is in the hardest group in this competition, but they’re able to qualify and to win the ...

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Cameroon settle for pre-Afcon camping at home

Alex Song

– Cameroon will begin their preparations for the 2015 Afcon with a camp from 5 January. According to official sources, the team will meet in Yaounde and train for three days, play a friendly with fellow finalists Congo DR and then head across the border to Gabon for eight days. [contextly_sidebar id=”sUeqgP67gjLFiZw1IdndkdUWUiISg8UR”] The four-time African champions have not been at the ...

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Q & A: Dede Ayew speaks on Ghana’s Afcon 2015 group


– Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew has taken his turn to speak about the Black Stars’ chances at the 2015 Afcon. The Marseille man made a scoring return from injury in his side’s 3-1 home win over Metz in the French Ligue 1 last weekend. Ayew who captained Ghana to the historic 2009 U-20 World Cup winning feat has given his ...

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Morocco officially ask Caf to postpone Afcon 2015 for a year

Mohamed Ouzzine, Morocco Youth and Sports minister

– Morocco have asked the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to move the 2015 African Cup until the following year. This follows a final deadline by the continent’s football governing body to the North Africans asking them to make a decision by Saturday. Morocco’s statement, exclusively seen by Citi Sports, reads: “The Kingdom of Morocco requests that the 2015 edition ...

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Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea to host future Afcons


– Cameroon and Ivory Coast were handed the right to hold future African Nations Cup finals as the Confederation of African Football sprung a surprise on Saturday and also named Guinea to host the continental championship. Ghana is watching events at the Confederation of African closely as it looks to land the right to host Afcon 2017, too. Five countries ...

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Caf denies granting Guinea permission to host Afcon qualifiers

Guinea has been hugely affected by Ebola

– The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has rubbished Guinea’s claims that they have been granted permission to play their 2015 Afcon qualifiers at home. Reports emerged on Monday that the Guinea Football Federation said they had been cleared to host games again after the deadly Ebola outbreak led to a temporary ban. Federation spokesman Blaise Camara was quoted as saying on ...

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