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Brian Homewood

AFCON defies logic to turn event into unexpected success

21 Jul 2019

CAIRO Played in the searing heat of the Egyptian summer, against a backdrop of chaos in the regional governing body CAF and enlarged to an unwieldy 24 teams, this year's Africa Cup of Nations defied logic and, on the pitch at least, turned into a surprising success. | Video

Soccer: Algeria win Africa Cup of Nations with freak early goal

20 Jul 2019

CAIRO Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time on Friday when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final. | Video

Soccer: Bounedjah's tears turn from despair to joy

20 Jul 2019

CAIRO Algeria forward Baghdad Bounedjah spent the last few minutes of their quarter-final against Ivory Coast weeping on the substitutes bench, thinking he might have cost his team the match.

Bounedjah's tears turn from despair to joy

20 Jul 2019

CAIRO Algeria forward Baghdad Bounedjah spent the last few minutes of their quarter-final against Ivory Coast weeping on the substitutes bench, thinking he might have cost his team the match.

Empty stadiums again mar Africa Cup of Nations

19 Jul 2019

CAIRO The Africa Cup of Nations has been followed passionately all over continent, with fans gathering round televisions and in bars to watch the drama unfold.

Soccer-Two coaches who grew up in same Parisian suburb in Nations Cup final

18 Jul 2019

CAIRO, July 18 Two coaches of the same age who grew up in the same Parisian suburb will clash on the touchline when their sides meet in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Friday.

Soccer: Infantino rejects 'colonialism' criticism

18 Jul 2019

CAIRO FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected comments that the global soccer body has taken a "colonialist" attitude towards African football and its governing organisation CAF (Confederation of African Football).

African club finals to be played over one leg

17 Jul 2019

CAIRO The finals of Africa's two international club competitions will each be played in one single match in future rather than over two legs as at present, the president of the region's governing soccer body said on Wednesday.

Infantino says African football will 'significantly improve' with FIFA help

17 Jul 2019

CAIRO FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday that the unprecedented move to step in and jointly administer African football with the regional body CAF will "significantly improve" the sport on the continent.

Soccer: Mane, Mahrez emerge from Salah shadow to steal the show

17 Jul 2019

CAIRO The Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt was perfectly set up for Mohamed Salah to lead his team to the title on home territory and crown his career but Algeria's Riyad Mahrez and Senegal's Sadio Mane have stolen the show.

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