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Papa Bouba Diop: Senegal’s 2002 World Cup Hero Dead

Former Senegal defensive midfielder Popa Bouba Diop has passed away aged 42. He has died on Sunday in France after battling with long illness. Diop, born January 28, 1978, is mostly remembered for his 2002 World Cup opening goal as Senegal shocked then defending champions France. Traumatise those in heaven...
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Al Ahly Edge Zamalek To Win Ninth CAF Champions League Title

Friday, November 27*Zamalek 1-2 Al Ahly Al Ahly managed to overcome Zamalek in a closely contested all-Egyptian CAF Champions League final in Cairo. The Red Devils needed a late Mohamed Madgy Afsha goal to take their record extending ninth title, their first since 2013. Christened as the club of the...
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CAF Champions League Final: Facts To Note Ahead Of All-Egyptian Tie

Friday, November 27*Zamalek Vs Al Ahly - 9pm Its all set for the CAF Champions League final that pits together two Egyptian clubs, and eternal rivals. The greatest derby on the African continent. This rivalry can be traced way back in the late 1940s, and the sides will be meeting...
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Ahmad Runs To CAS After Ban, Punch Holes In FIFA Decision

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad has appealed to Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to challenge his ban. Ahmad was this week banned for five years and ordered to pay CHF 20,000 by FIFA Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee for breaching various codes of ethics. Ahmad ha denied any...
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African Duo In 11-man Shortlist For 2020 FIFA Best Award

Two African players have been listed for the Best FIFA Men's player of the year 2020. The 11-man shortlist has been revealed by FIFA on Wednesday ahead of the awards ceremony in Zurich on December 17, 2020. The African players are Liverpool duo Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Mohammed Salah (Egypt)....
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Former Sundowns Defender Passes Away

Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca has passed away, reports in South Africa have confirmed. The right back has perished in a Car accident on Monday morning at KwaZulu-Natal. Ngcongca, born October 21, 1987, was 33 at the time of his death. He started out at FC Fortune before joining...
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Ahmad Ahmad: FIFA Hands CAF President Five-Year Ban

Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, has handed CAF President Ahmad Ahmad a five-year ban from all football related activities. Ahmad, who also doubles as the FIFA vice President, has been found guilty of breaching various FIFA code of ethics. Mainly, the Madagascan was involved in a controversial deal that...
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COSAFA: Four Countries Disqualified For Fielding Over-age Players

Four countries have been disqualified from the 2020 COSAFA Men’s Under-17 Championship on the basis of fielding over-age players. The countries are Botswana, Comoros, Eswatini and Zimbabwe. The competition, which also doubles as the Qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations, will now start on Sunday, Cosafa has...
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Goss Wants To Learn More From Denis Onyango

Mamelodi Sundowns new goalkeeper Ricardo Goss says that he wants to learn more from experienced Denis Onyango. Goss joined the Masandawana at the start of the 2020/21 season from Bidvest Wits on a five-year deal. However, the 26-year old is yet to make his PSL debut with the club after...
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AFCON Qualifiers: Four Countries Qualify – Groups Standings

From CAF Match Day 4 of the Cameroon 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers was concluded on Tuesday (17 November 2020), with four teams booking their tickets to join hosts Cameroon in the finals, now scheduled in January and February 2022. Holders Algeria, 2019 runners up Senegal, Tunisia and...
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Kipruto Charged After ‘Sex With 15-year Old’ Claims

Kenyan middle distance runner Conseslus Kipruto has been charged for having sex with a minor. The 3000m steeplechase Olympic champions was later released on bail after pleading not guilty to charges of defilement. This, was during a hearing on Monday in his hometown of Kapsabet. Kipruto was charged with having...
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Samuel Eto’o Set To Come Out Of Retirement

Cameroonian International Samuel Eto'o is set to come out of retirement. In shocking developments, the former Cameroonian international is on the radar of Spanish Tercera Division side Racing de Murcia. Murcia Club President Morris Pagniello says that the deal to sign Eto'o is 50-50. "At this time of the morning,...
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Kenya’s AFCON Hopes Dim In Comoros

Sunday, November 15*Comoros 2-1 Kenya Kenya Harambee Stars suffered a 2-1 loss to Comoros in the 2021 Group G Africa Cup of Nations encounter on Sunday. Ben El Fardou put the hosts in the 21st minute but the Harambee Stars leveled matters through Cliff Nyakeya in the 36th minute to...
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Video: How Nigeria Threw Away Four-Goal Lead

Nigeria Super Eagles were at the poor end of an eight-goal thriller on Friday. The three-time AFCON winners squandered a Four-Goal lead to suffer a shocking 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone in a 2021 AFCON qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium. https://twitter.com/CAF_Online/status/1327326192438009856?s=19 Alex Iwobi (2), Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze...
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Drama As Nigeria Squander Four-Goal Lead

Friday, November 13*Nigeria 4-4 Sierra Leone There was late drama as Sierra Leone battled from goals down to draw giants Nigeria in an AFCON Group L game. Nigeria, three-time AFCON champions (1980, 1994 and 2013) were on course for an emphatic win when they led 4-0 inside the first half...
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AFCON Qualifiers: Kenya Face Leaders Comoros In Search For First Win

2021 AFCON QualifiersWednesday, November 11*Cape Verde Vs Rwanda*Guinea Vs Chad*Kenya Vs Comoros*Mauritania Vs Burundi*Senegal Vs Guinea Bissau*Libya Vs Equatorial Guinea Kenya will on Wednesday play host to Comoros in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group G encounter at MISC Kasarani stadium. The Harambee Stars will be searching for...
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CAF Increase Number Of Player Slots, Strict Rules Set

Confederation of African Football, CAF, has asked teams to have enough players to participate in the coming matches. The Football governing body has confirmed an increment in the slots of players allowed for each team across their competitions including the AFCON Qualifiers and Inter Club Competitions. For Inter Club competitions...
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AFCON Qualifiers: South Sudan Lands In Uganda

South Sudan contingent are already in the country ahead of their AFCON Qualifiers with Uganda Cranes. The team of 32 members arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Sunday. The team is now accommodated at Imperial Botanical Hotel in Entebbe. Familiar names like Striker Tito Okello who recently joined Gor Mahia...
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