Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Gabon 2017"

    INTERVIEW: Football is my life, I can’t do anything without it, says El-Hadary

INTERVIEW: Football is my life, I can’t do anything without it, says El-Hadary

Iconic Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary is undoubtedly one of Africa's greatest footballers of all time.At the age of 44, almost everything El-Hadary does in the round leather game nowadays - ends up in the history books.El-Hadary has represented Egypt 144 times, winning the African Cup of Nations four times with his country.He has been the best goalkeeper at three African Cup [...]

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    Cameroon defeat Egypt to win 5th AFCON title

Cameroon defeat Egypt to win 5th AFCON title

Cameroon has won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Egypt 2-1.For the first time in three AFCON final meetings, Cameroon trumped Egypt to win the West African country's fifth continental title.They had lost twice in the final to the North Africans in 1986 and 1998.Egypt took the lead in the 22nd minute but Cameroon equalised in the 59th [...]

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    Cameroon vs Egypt: A tough AFCON final to call

Cameroon vs Egypt: A tough AFCON final to call

The final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is undeniably a tough one for football experts and bookmakers to call.Taking place on Sunday at the stade de l’Amitié, Libreville, Gabon, the clash is between two of the strongest teams in Africa.After their performance in the group stage, Cameroon was not expected to go far in the tournament, but [...]

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    Ayew brothers send Ghana into AFCON semi final

Ayew brothers send Ghana into AFCON semi final

Jordan and Andrew Ayew on Sunday booked a semi final place for Ghana in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Gabon.Second half goals from the siblings ensured Ghana defeated DR Congo 2-1 to inch closer to the final.At the end of the first forty-five minutes, the match remained a barren draw.In the second half, Jordan Ayew got [...]

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    AFCON 2017: Can DR Congo stop Ghana’s 22-year AFCON trophy drought?

AFCON 2017: Can DR Congo stop Ghana’s 22-year AFCON trophy drought?

Going by DR Congo's performance in the group stages, no one can underrate them ahead of the quarter-final clash against one of the tournament favourites, Ghana.The Leopards were one of the best teams in the group stages and they have the potential to stun any team.They did it to Ivory Coast and completely dominated the game against Togo.Surprisingly, DR Congo [...]

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    Again, Cameroon ends Senegal’s AFCON trophy dream

Again, Cameroon ends Senegal’s AFCON trophy dream

The star of the Senegalese team, Sadio Mane, missed the vital penalty kick as Cameroon again defeated Senegal in a crucial African Cup of Nations tie.The Teranga Lions are now out of the AFCON 2017 as Cameroon move to the semi-finals of the championship after a 5-4 penalty shoot out at the Stade De Franceville Saturday night.The Indomitable Lions of [...]

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    Burkina Faso defeats Tunisia to march into AFCON semi final

Burkina Faso defeats Tunisia to march into AFCON semi final

Burkina Faso progressed into the semi final of AFCON 2017 by defeating Tunisia in Libreville, Gabon, on Saturday.Two second half goals from substitutes Aristide Bancé and Prejuce Nakoulma sent the North Africans out of the tournament.Bancé got the opener for Burkina Faso from a free kick with a right-footed shot to the bottom right corner of the goalpost in the [...]

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    Clash of the ‘Lions’: Senegal seek revenge against Cameroon

Clash of the ‘Lions’: Senegal seek revenge against Cameroon

According to the pundits, Senegal's clash with Cameroon is the biggest game thus far in AFCON 2017.The Senegal team is currently one of the most exciting in African football but the lions of Cameroon will be a handful for any team any day.Franceville, venue of the match, will witness what is expected to be an intense encounter.In normal circumstances, a [...]

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    Abel Baba only Nigerian referee listed for AFCON 2017

Abel Baba only Nigerian referee listed for AFCON 2017

The Confederation of African Football has shortlisted 17 referees and 21 assistant referees for the 31st Total Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.Of the 38 officials, Abel Baba is the only Nigerian on the list of the officials.Baba is shortlisted as one of the assistant referees to be on the sidelines for the Gabon 2017 AFCON tournament.The host nation is [...]

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