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Laïdouni Thrilled With Rising Standards Of AFCON

Tunisia midfielder Aïssa Laïdouni says he's excited to see the strides in quality at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. A staggering 38 goals have been scored in 15 games so far while there's been no straightforward wins, and the tactical improvements from the so-called smaller nations have been evident. The...

Tau Hurt By Penalty Miss As Bafana Face Uphill AFCON Task

Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau was left reeling after his decisive penalty miss in their 2-0 defeat to Mali in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations opener on Tuesday evening. South Africa were in control in the first half against the West Africans at the Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly in...

Kompany Discusses Foster’s AFCON Chances After Burnley Return

Burnley head coach Vincent Kompany has emphasised that Lyle Foster is not ready to go to the African Cup Of Nations next month despite his return to the pitch. In the beginning of November, Burnley announced that Foster needed to take a break and was taken care of by specialists...

21 PSL Stars Outside Bafana Named In AFCON Prelim Squads

The Premier Soccer League has 21 players selected in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squads outside the Bafana Bafana selection. While the top two tiers of South African football have often dominated numbers across the continent as representatives at the continental showpiece, the current number is impressive. In the...

Mashego Excited About Return To Form As AFCON Looms

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Terrence Mashego appears to be returning to form at the right time ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Mashego, 27, was an ever-present figure under Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos during his time at Cape Town City - featuring in four FIFA World Cup...

Kodisang Shines Despite Bafana Snub

Moreirense winger Kobamelo Kodisang produced a stellar performance in a seven-goal thriller against Portimonense in Liga Portugal on Sunday. Kodisang has been left out of the Bafana Bafana 50-man preliminary squad for the African Cup Of Nations in Ivory Coast which will kick off in the second week of January...

FCSB Boss Reacts To Ngezana’s Bafana Call-Up

Outspoken FCSB boss George Becali blessed Siyabonga Ngezana for African Cup Of Nations despite some arguments from other European teams about the tournament. Romanian Superliga leaders FSCB might have to continue fighting for their league title without their new star defender in January. The former Kaizer Chiefs Central-back was named in...

Broos Announces Preliminary AFCON Squad

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has announced his preliminary squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. Broos and his men are said to meet for a camp in Stellenbosch in early January before making the trip to Ivory Coast, where their AFCON campaign kicks off on 16 January. They will...

Mayambela Shines In Limassol Derby

Aris Limassol striker Mihlali Mayambela continues to shine in Cyprus after netting his seventh goal of the season against arch-rivals AEL Limassol. The Bafana Bafana international made his 11th league appearance of the season when he faced AEL for the third time since arriving in Cyprus. The 27-year-old seems to enjoy...

Official: CAF Announce AFCON Drawing Pots

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the drawing pots for the upcoming draw for next year's Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, with South Africa dropping into pot three. After South Africa dropped from 63rd position to 65th globally and more importantly from 12th to 13th among...

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