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50 Greatest African Football Players of All Time

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations came to a close on Friday, as Algeria prevailed over Senegal with a 1-0 victory, so now seems like a perfect opportunity to reflect on some of the greats of African football. ​ From George Weah to Mohamed Salah, this is a list celebrating the very best the continent has has had to offer the world. Here are the 50 … Continue reading 50 Greatest African Football Players of All Time

Africa Cup of Nations Statistics after the Group Stage

A total of 68 goals have been scored from the 36 matches of the group stage, an average of 1.9 goals per match Four teams are yet to concede – Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and Cameroon A historic moment in African football. Madagascar are the first debutants at the finals at the Africa Cup of Nations to qualify for the knockout stages since Cape Verde in … Continue reading Africa Cup of Nations Statistics after the Group Stage

Africa Cup of Nations: What to look out for on day seven in Egypt

Nigeria became the first team to qualify for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday while hosts Egypt joined them with a 2-0 win over DR Congo later in the day Kenneth Omeruo scored the only goal as three-time winners Nigeria beat Guinea before Mohamed Salah made one and scored one as the hosts made it two wins from two. Two of the other … Continue reading Africa Cup of Nations: What to look out for on day seven in Egypt

Pharaohs tame Warriors in opener

Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’s beauty of a goal in the 41st minute proved to be the difference as Egypt kicked off their Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 campaign on a winning note with a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe at a fully packed Cairo International Stadium on Friday night. Roared on by their enthusiastic home fans who came to the stadium in full voice and … Continue reading Pharaohs tame Warriors in opener

HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS USING CATAPULT TECHNOLOGY TO PREPARE FOR 2019 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

In 2018, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Catapult agreed a deal to make athlete monitoring technology available to all 54 of the national federations under CAF’s jurisdiction. As the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations approaches, participating nations are using Catapult wearable devices to help inform practice and decision making around team and player performance. One of the squads making preparations for the tournament in Egypt is the … Continue reading HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS USING CATAPULT TECHNOLOGY TO PREPARE FOR 2019 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

What To Expect At The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on June 21st in Egypt. Last time Egypt were the hosts, back in 2006, they won the tournament. It was their first of three back-to-back AFCON titles, but the four African Cup of Nations tournaments since then have seen four different winners, including 2012’s surprise winners Zambia, who didn’t even qualify for the expanded 2019 tournament. There … Continue reading What To Expect At The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa: African teams vying for the Women’s World Cup

Three African national football teams have qualified for the Women’s World Cup in France. The Nigerians are veterans of the competition, while South Africa are contesting it for the first time. Nigeria (Group A) As eleven-time African champions, Nigeria have nothing left to prove in women’s football on the African continent – and they’ve been consistent on the world stage, too. The Super Falcons have not missed a Women’s World Cup since … Continue reading Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa: African teams vying for the Women’s World Cup