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Ex-Comoros Boss Lands New Job After Historic AFCON

After leading Comoros to the last-16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Amir Abdou has ended his eight-year spell to take the role of head coach of Mauritania. Last month Abdou confirmed his decision to step down after 45 official games in charge in which his secured 11 wins,...

Ncikazi Clarifies ‘AFCON Is Bigger Than PSL’ Comments

Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi has backed up his comments that the Premier Soccer League might be bigger than the African Cup of Nations, saying he’ll stand by what he said. Last week, The Buccaneers coach was asked to explain why Gabadinho Mhango was not in the squad to face...

Mane & Co Receive R1.3m Plus Two Plots Of Land

Sadio Mane and his Senegal teammates will all be heavily rewarded for winning the first ever African Cup of Nations title with the Lions of Teranga. The team coached by Aliou Cisse, who lost the 2002 AFCON final as player and also fell short to Algeria as coach in the...

SAFA Praise Gomes For AFCON & Salah Incident

SAFA Head of Referees Abdul Ebrahim has praised the performances of Victor Gomes and Zakhele Siwela at the African Cup of Nations, saying Gomes handled the situation with Mohamed Salah perfectly. The PSL match official and his South African assistant referee, along with Souru Phatsoane of Lesotho were in charge...

Bucs Star Among Top Goalscorers At AFCON

Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango has finished in joint-third spot among the top goalscorers at the African Cup of Nations, where he’s even scored more goals than Mohamed Salah. The Malawi forward netted all three goals for the Flames during the tournament, helping them to reach the knockout stages for...

Gabaski Reveals What Salah & Mane Told Him

Egypt goalkeeper Gabaski has revealed what Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane said to him before the latter missed in his penalty in Sunday’s African Cup of Nations final. The Pharaohs shot stopper was named Man of the Match in the AFCON final despite his side losing 4-2 on penalties to...

CAF Announce AFCON 2021 Team of the Tournament

CAF have announced the Team of the Tournament of the 2021 African Cup of Nations. The tournament ended on Sunday evening with Senegal lifting their first ever AFCON title after beating Egypt 4-2 on penalties, with the match remaining goalless after 120 minutes. As a consequence, Senegal had four players in...

Gomes Opens Up On Salah Encounter In AFCON Final

South African referee Victor Gomes went viral on social media after his gesture to Mohamed Salah in the African Cup of Nations final and the match official has opened up on his encounter with Egypt and Liverpool superstar. The PSL referee along with South African assistant Zakhele Ziwela and second...

Mendy – I’m Super Proud For My Country

By Velile Mnyandu (@Velile_Mnyandu) in Cameroon Senegal and Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy says he is 'super proud' for his country, after they beat Egypt in a penalty shootout on Sunday to lift the Africa Cup of Nations trophy for the first time in their history. The 29-year-old missed his country's first two...

Mane – The Best Day Of My Life

By Velile Mnyandu (@Velile_Mnyandu) in Cameroon After scoring the winning penalty in the shootout over Egypt, Senegal's Sadio Mané has described winning the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday as the best day of his life. Mané, who had a penalty saved in the first half of the game, was elated...

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