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Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations: Ivory Coast beat DR Congo to reach final

Ivory Coast reached their third Africa Cup of Nations final in nine years after proving too strong for DR Congo. Yaya Toure put them ahead with a ferocious 20-yard shot but soon after Dieumerci Mbokani levelled with a penalty after Eric Bailly handled. Gervinho had a header cleared off the line before he made it [...]

AFCoN 2015: Ten-man Ivory Coast draw with Guinea (Highlights)

Ivory Coast fought back to draw their Africa Cup of Nations opener with Guinea, despite having Gervinho sent off early in the second half. Guinea took a 36th-minute lead when Mohamed Yattara volleyed in. Ex-Arsenal striker Gervinho, who had hit the bar in the first half, was dismissed on 58 minutes for a slap. Ibrahima [...]

By |2019-11-13T04:20:34+01:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: sports|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Africa Cup of Nations to go ahead as planned despite Ebola fears

The Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to begin on January 17 despite fears surrounding the threat of Ebola. Morocco, who will host the 2015 tournament, had asked for the bi-annual competition to be pushed back in order to protect the lives of supporters. The Ebola virus has already taken the life of 5,000 people [...]

By |2014-11-04T10:29:02+01:00November 4th, 2014|Categories: sports|Tags: , , |3 Comments

2015 Africa Cup of Nations in doubt as hosts Morocco request tournament be moved due to Ebola fears

The Africa Cup of Nations could be cancelled after fears about the Ebola epidemic prompted Morocco to request that the tournament be postponed or moved. The Moroccan Football Federation has written to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to outline its concern that hundreds of thousands of fans travelling into the country from Ebola-affected areas could [...]

By |2014-10-17T13:04:39+01:00October 17th, 2014|Categories: sports|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

AFCON 2015: Again, Stephen Keshi invites bench warmer, ignores Uche… and Martins won’t stop scoring!

Interim Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has announced his squad for back to back African Nations qualifiers against Sudan next month. There are some strange untested new faces in the squad list made public on Friday afternoon, with as many as four players earning call ups for the first time. The coach still ignored inviting Ike [...]

By |2014-09-29T10:10:05+01:00September 29th, 2014|Categories: sports|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Afcon 2015: Enyeama confident Eagles ‘ll qualify

Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has expressed confidence Nigeria will qualify for the Morocco 2015 Africa Cup of Nations despite a slow start to the qualifying campaign, which has seen them get only a solitary point from a possible six. Enyeama, who missed both games against Congo and South Africa due to ‘family [...]

Nigeria v Congo: Eagles vow to fly high

The road to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco starts tomorrow for the Super Eagles, who have resolved to inflict a convincing defeat on their Congolese foes at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar. Buoyed by their African champions status and second round finish at the last FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the [...]