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Algerians Yacine Brahimi and Mehdi Abeid join new clubs

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Algerians Yacine Brahimi and Mehdi Abeid join new clubs

Algerian forward Yacine Brahimi has joined the Qatari club Al Rayyan while Mehdi Abeid signed for Nantes in France, with both having three-year deals. The pair were free agents, Brahimi’s contract with Portugual’s Porto ended as did Abeid’s at French club Dijon. Abeid, who is 26, played in all three of the Fennecs group games…

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Senegal players awarded US$ 34,000 each after AFCON show

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Senegal players awarded US$ 34,000 each after AFCON show

The Senegal national team has been rewarded for finishing second in the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The reward, a financial package of US$ 34,000 for each player and technical staff, was presented to the team by Senegalese President Macky Sall when he received the team at State House in Dakar on…

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The Teranga Lions Receive Massive Home Welcome Despite AFCON Heartbreak

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The Teranga Lions Receive Massive Home Welcome Despite AFCON Heartbreak

The Lions of Teranga received loads of love on return to Dakar after the Africa Cup of Nations setback in Egypt. For the second time the Senegal national team lost a final of the top African football championship this time to Algeria.The Fennecs emerged victorious winning 1-0 at Cairo Stadium, Egypt on Friday for their…

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Hervé Renard Part Ways With Morocco As head Coach After Disappointing Afcon Performance

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Hervé Renard Part Ways With Morocco As head Coach After Disappointing Afcon Performance

Hervé Renard announced on Sunday that he was stepping down as Morocco coach after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign that saw his side knocked out by Benin in the last 16. “It is time for me to close this long and beautiful chapter of my life, not without some emotion and sadness, but…

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Algeria ‘The Desert Foxes’ Crowned African Champions 2019

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Algeria ‘The Desert Foxes’ Crowned African Champions 2019

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo. Algeria and Senegal clashed in the final at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Friday evening in Cairo. A second minute goal was enough for The Desert Warriors to take a 1-0…

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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: LeRoy criticises new timing of tournament

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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: LeRoy criticises new timing of tournament

Frenchman Claude LeRoy has criticised the new timing of the Africa Cup of Nations, saying that top players arrive exhausted after a long European season. The finals are being played in June-July for the first time in their history in Egypt, having been played in January-February in recent times. “The top players are burnt,” the…

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Mikel Obi Retires From International Football,

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Mikel Obi Retires From International Football,

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, on Thursday, announced his retirement from international football. On his verified Instagram page, Mike Obi said, at the age of 32, it was time for him to bow out of the team and let the young ones take over. Sharing a photo of himself in the national jersey, Mikel…

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AFCON2019: SUPER EAGLES BEAT TUNISIA TO CLINCH THIRD PLACE

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AFCON2019: SUPER EAGLES BEAT TUNISIA TO CLINCH THIRD PLACE

The West African nation clinched their eighth bronze medal in Africa’s premier football tournament on Wednesday. Alex Iwobi has described Nigeria’s third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as a huge success. The Super Eagles defeated Tunisia 1-0 at the Al Salam Stadium on Wednesday, thanks to Odion Ighalo’s first-half effort. The victory stretched Nigeria’s unbeaten record in third-place…

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AFCON Final: Senegal v Algeria – Can Riyad Mahrez End 30 Years Of Hurt?

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AFCON Final: Senegal v Algeria – Can Riyad Mahrez End 30 Years Of Hurt?

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez has propelled Algeria into the final of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in almost three-decades where the Desert Foxes will face Senegal. An absolutely pitch-perfect injury-time free-kick in Cairo which sailed beautifully through the wall and past Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi right at the death, definitively clipped Super…

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Belmadi and Aliou Cissé: The incredible destiny of 2 childhood friends

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Belmadi and Aliou Cissé: The incredible destiny of 2 childhood friends

Amazing destiny! Aliou Cissé and Djamel Belmadi were born one day apart, on March 24 and 25, 1976, and grew up together in the same neighborhood in Champigny-sur-Marne (France) where they became friends. The two childhood friends will meet on Friday in the final of CAN 2019. Belmadi and Aliou Cisse are almost twins The two men…

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