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Premier League clubs to lose star players after AFCON 2021 switched back to January

The tournament, which is being hosted by Cameroon, will now revert to its traditional slot, impacting on domestic leagues across Europe Premier League clubs, including title-chasing Liverpool, face being without their African players for up to six weeks next season after it was confirmed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is to revert to its … Read more…

Unattached Bony reveals he made a mistake moving to Qatar

Unattached Bony reveals he made a mistake moving to Qatar

The former Manchester City frontman is a free agent and hasn’t played a competitive game since July Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony has disclosed how a wrong career decision to play in Qatar is partly responsible for his inability to find a new club. The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations winner moved to Al Arabi … Read more…

Afcon 2019 finalist Badou Ndiaye makes loan switch from Stoke City to Trabzonspor

Afcon 2019 finalist Badou Ndiaye makes loan switch from Stoke City to Trabzonspor

The Senegal international made 13 appearances for the Potters in the Championship this season before transfer Africa Cup of Nations finalist Badou Ndiaye has completed a loan move to Turkish side Trabzonspor, the club confirmed on Saturday. The 29-year-old has signed for Karadeniz Fırtınası for six months, with the club having an option to buy … Read more…

Eddy Gnahore reiterates desire to play for Ivory Coast instead of France

Eddy Gnahore reiterates desire to play for Ivory Coast instead of France

The 26-year-old midfielder wants to represent the Elephants at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon Amiens midfielder Eddy Gnahore has repeated he desires to represent the Ivory Coast at international level. The 26-year-old featured for the France U18s, but has never made an appearance for the senior side, either in … Read more…

Caf considering moving 2021 Afcon back to January or February

Caf considering moving 2021 Afcon back to January or February

The 2019 Afcon finals were held in June/July, a departure from the traditional period where it was staged at the start of the year Caf president Ahmad Ahmad says the dates to host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations could be reverted to the old calendar due to unfavourable June and July climatic conditions in … Read more…

'I don’t understand why South Africa are not better' - Cameroon legend Eto'o

‘I don’t understand why South Africa are not better’ – Cameroon legend Eto’o

Since winning the 1996 Afcon title, Bafana Bafana have struggled to impress in African football Former Cameroon captain Samuel Eto’o is surprised that the South Africa national team has “underperformed” in African football since he believes the Premier Soccer League (PSL) is one of the best leagues on the continent. Bafana Bafana won the 1996 … Read more…

Bounedjah concedes he returned to action too early after Algeria's Afcon success

Bounedjah concedes he returned to action too early after Algeria’s Afcon success

The Algeria international was speaking after being named man of the match in Al Sadd’s Club World Cup win over Hienghene Sport Al Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedjah believes his swift return to action after Algeria’s Africa Cup of Nations success in July contributed to his slow start this season. The frontman netted the winning goal … Read more…

Belmadi believes Mahrez should beat Mane to African Footballer of the Year award

Belmadi believes Mahrez should beat Mane to African Footballer of the Year award

The Manchester City wideman won a domestic treble with his club, before following it up with the Africa Cup of Nations title with Algeria in July Algeria head coach Djamel Belmadi believes Manchester City wideman Riyad Mahrez should be named African Footballer of the Year, owing to their Africa Cup of Nations success in July. … Read more…

Paintsil can coach Ghana some day - Dauda

Paintsil can coach Ghana some day – Dauda

The goalkeeper speaks on the abilities of his erstwhile international colleague Ghana international Abdul Fatawu Dauda believes former Black Stars teammate John Paintsil has what it takes to coach the national outfit in the future. After a stint with South African side Kaizer Chiefs, Paintsil is back in Ghana where he is hoping to lead … Read more…

Henri Camara has no interest in Senegal role

Henri Camara has no interest in Senegal role

The former international reveals he has no desire to join Aliou Cisse’s backroom staff Henri Camara has denied reports he’s set to be added to the coaching setup of the Senegal side. Camara, a teammate of incumbent head coach Aliou Cisse in their playing days, was linked to join his former teammate. However, the former … Read more…