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Zimbabwe unfazed by Senegal loss

Calisto Pasuwa

Despite falling 2-0 to Senegal on Thursday, Zimbabwe head coach Calisto Pasuwa has insisted that it is not yet over for the Warriors at Afcon 2017 in Gabon.Pasuwa’s side has amassed just one point from two games but still believe they can make it to the quarterfinals if they defeat Tunisia in their last Group B match on 23 January ...

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Cameroon on brink, Gabon held again

AFCON 2017 Match Report: Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau - Indomitable Lions survive

Cameroon closed in on the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-1 on Wednesday while hosts Gabon were left still waiting for a win despite another goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Indomitable Lions came from behind to defeat Guinea-Bissau with Sebastien Siani and Michael Ngadeu netting after Piqueti’s contender for goal of the tournament had given ...

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Senegal seek win to qualify for last eight

Sadio Mane © Gallo Images

Senegal will become the first team to book a place in the African Nations Cup quarterfinals if they beat Zimbabwe in their Group B encounter in Franceville on Thursday. The side are looking for a second successive win after opening with a 2-0 victory over Tunisia last Sunday, when they scored two early goals then sat back as their opponents ...

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Ghana avert potential bonus issues

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Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations squad has agreed to accept any win bonus proposal from the government in order to avoid a recurrence of past rows. The Ghana football Association announced the decision, saying the players wanted to show they are ready to play for their nation and not motivated only by money. At the 2014 Brazil World Cup Ghana’s ...

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Togo frustrate champions Ivory Coast

Mathieu Dossevi and Adama Traore © Backpagepix

Ivory Coast and Togo played to a goalless draw in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group C game at the Stade d’Oyem in the Gabonese city of Oyem on Monday evening. The Elephants of Ivory Coast went into the game hoping to start their title defence with a victory over Togo’s Sparrow Hawks. The first real chance of ...

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Afcon favourites struggle

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The African Nations Cup produced a meagre total of one goal in two matches on Monday as the pre-tournament favourites continued to struggle with holders Ivory Coast held by outsiders Togo.The Elephants had to settle for a 0-0 draw in the opening match of a double bill played in stifling conditions at the Stade d’Oyem. In the second game, Morocco ...

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Senegal down Tunisia to top group

Sadio Mane © Gallo Images

Senegal have taken control of Group B in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations thanks to a 2-0 victory over Tunisia in Franceville on Sunday night. With the group’s earlier game between Zimbabwe and Algeria ending in a 2-2 draw, the Teranga Lions have claimed top spot early on thanks to a victory secured by first-half goals from Sadio Mane ...

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Big Match Feature: Ivory Coast v Togo

Adebayor and Kessie

Defending champions Ivory Coast begin the defence of their Afcon title with a game against West African rivals Togo on Monday. The Ivorians defeated Ghana on penalties in the last edition to nick their second ever title and put to rest the perception that the ‘golden generation’ would never lift a trophy. One of the continent’s in-form sides, Ivory Coast ...

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Late goal denies Cameroon victory

Issoufou Dayo © Gallo Images

Burkina Faso came from behind to hold Cameroon to a 1-1 draw in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) game at the Stade de I’Amitie in the Gabonese city of Libreville on Saturday night. The Stallions of Burkina Faso and Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions were eyeing Group A top spot after tournament hosts Gabon were held to a 1-1 draw ...

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Big Match Feature: Senegal v Tunisia

Mane and Mathlouthi

The Carthage Eagles, champions of the 2004 Afcon edition, know they have a tall order ahead as Senegal has been tipped by many to win their first ever African title. Tunisia and Senegal are two of the continent’s in-form sides, which translates to a potentially pulsating game of football. The teams will lock horns tonight in Franceville when referee Sidi ...

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