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2021 Afcon qualifiers: Ethiopia shock Ivory Coast as Madagascar win big

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2021 Afcon qualifiers: Ethiopia shock Ivory Coast as Madagascar win big

Ethiopia under the guidance of local coach Abraham Mebratu, caused an upset in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying with a 2-1 win over visiting Ivory Coast. That loss allowed Madagascar to go to the top of Group K when they thrashed hosts Niger 6-2. Also on Tuesday in Zimbabwe won in Zambia while in…

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AFCON QUALIFIERS: Captain Pa Modou Jagne’s 90th minute equaliser salvaged a point for the Scorpions

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AFCON QUALIFIERS: Captain Pa Modou Jagne’s 90th minute equaliser salvaged a point for the Scorpions

The Scorpions of The Gambia are now top of group D with a goal advantage over Gabon who are both level on 4 points after a 2-2 draw against the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Monday afternoon at the Independence stadium in Bakau. Forward Assan Ceesay who netted a brace in their 3-1 opening campaign…

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2021 Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal’s Diedhiou hits hat-trick as Osimhen inspires Nigeria

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2021 Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal’s Diedhiou hits hat-trick as Osimhen inspires Nigeria

A hat-trick from Famara Diedhiou helped Senegal win 4-1 away to eSwatini as the second round of group games in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying got underway. In other matches on Sunday, in-form Lille striker Victor Osimhen struck twice to help Nigeria win 4-2 away to Lesotho. There were also wins for Gabon, Burkina…

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Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Algeria crush Zambia

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Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Algeria crush Zambia

Kenya held Egypt 1-1 and defending champions Algeria crushed Zambia 5-0 in Thursday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Debutant Mohammed Kudus clinched victory for Ghana over South Africa while Mali and Guinea ended 2-2 after four goals in 19 minutes. Elsewhere Comoros upset Togo, Gabon held DR Congo and Mozambique were too strong for…

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Afcon 2021 qualifiers: Andre Ayew backs Jordan to continue ‘taking initiatives’ after South Africa showing

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Afcon 2021 qualifiers: Andre Ayew backs Jordan to continue ‘taking initiatives’ after South Africa showing

Ghana captain Andre Ayew has stated team-mate and younger brother Jordan will take a personal assessment of his own performance in Thursday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. Although highly commended for his work rate, the Crystal Palace striker was criticised for selfish play and a lack of precision with final balls as the Black Stars secured a…

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Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Egypt held as Comoros win

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Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Egypt held as Comoros win

Egypt were held to a 1-1 draw by visitors Kenya while Comoros stunned hosts Togo 1-0 in Group G of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Elsewhere on Thursday Mozambique scored twice in as many minutes to beat Rwanda 2-0 in a game interrupted by floodlight failure. A sparse crowd watched Egypt’s stalemate with Kenya at the Borg El Arabia…

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Benin coach Dussuyer concedes Nigeria superiority after Afcon qualifiers defeat

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Benin coach Dussuyer concedes Nigeria superiority after Afcon qualifiers defeat

The Republic of Benin coach has admitted the superiority of Nigeria to his side following their 2-1 defeat in Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game. The Squirrels raced into an early lead before the Super Eagles came from behind through Victor Osimhen and Samuel Kalu to clinch maximum points in Uyo. Nigeria are 47 places above Benin on the…

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Afcon qualification: Cameroon held by Cape Verde at home

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Afcon qualification: Cameroon held by Cape Verde at home

Cameroon kicked off their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with a goalless Group F draw against Cape Verde Islands at the Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo on Wednesday.  It was new Portuguese coach Toni Conceicao’s first competitive match in charge of the Indomitable Lions after replacing Clarence Seedorf. Cameroon got into this match having played…

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The palanca-negra-gigante yesterday evening got stung by the Scorpions

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The palanca-negra-gigante yesterday evening got stung by the Scorpions

It was a moment of solace yesterday evening for the Gambia football fans after they won Angola by 3 goals to 1 in the AFCON qualifiers in Luanda. The Scorpions who not long ago suffered a back to back defeat in the hands the Palanca negra gigante during the world cup qualifiers for Qatar 2022,…

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Algeria target Zambia scalp

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Algeria target Zambia scalp

Algeria will face Zambia in their opening 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualification Group H match at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida on Thursday. Kick-off is at 9:00 pm CAT. The reigning Afcon champions are hoping to start their qualifying campaign with a victory and go on to make their 19th appearance in…

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