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Category: Africa Cup of Nations 2019

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Clarence Seedorf sacked as Cameroon coach after Africa Cup of Nations exit

• Defending champions knocked out in the last 16• Seedorf’s assistant Patrick Kluivert also leavesCameroon have sacked Clarence Seedorf after their disappointing performance at the Africa Cup of Nations, with his departure coming after the country’s sp…

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Aliou Cissé’s battling Senegal side stand one win away from greatness

After a penalty miss in the 2002 final Cissé has the chance as coach to lead Senegal to a first Africa Cup of Nations triumph Related: Riyad Mahrez strike sinks Nigeria and puts Algeria in Afcon final When calm had been restored on the pitch, in the st…

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Aliou Cissé’s battling Senegal side stand one win away from greatness

After a penalty miss in the 2002 final Cissé has the chance as coach to lead Senegal to a first Africa Cup of Nations triumph Related: Riyad Mahrez strike sinks Nigeria and puts Algeria in Afcon final When calm had been restored on the pitch, in the st…

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Riyad Mahrez strike sinks Nigeria and puts Algeria in Afcon final

The tournament had been waiting for Riyad Mahrez, and in the semi-final he finally arrived. It came down, in the end, to one shot. A free-kick, perhaps 20 yards out. Score it, and Algeria were through to their first Cup of Nations final since 1990. Mis…

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Dylan Bronn own goal sends Senegal through to Africa Cup of Nations final

A bizarre own goal in extra time handed Senegal a 1-0 victory over Tunisia in the drama-filled first of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals, securing them a place against either Algeria or Nigeria in Friday’s decider.A terrible mistake by goalke…

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Algeria v Nigeria: Africa Cup of Nations semi-final – live!

Africa Cup of Nations semi-final news from the game in CairoRedemption awaits Youcef Belaili if form holds against NigeriaAnd you can mail Simon or tweet him with your thoughts 8.22pm BST 23 mins: Both teams are going a bit long and a bit early at pres…

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Redemption awaits Algeria’s Youcef Belaili if form holds against Nigeria

From a ban for drug use in 2016 to an enduring strike partnership with Baghdad Bounedjah, destiny appears to be on the side of Djamel Belmadi’s unheralded mavericksIn March 2016 a shot at the Africa Cup of Nations title was the last of Youcef Belaili’s…

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Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria edge Ivory Coast, Tunisia kill Madagascar’s dream

• Madagascar 0-3 Tunisia• Ivory Coast 1-1 Algeria aet (3-4 on pens)Wahbi Khazri inspired Tunisia as they powered their way into the semi-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations by ending Madagascar’s unlikely dreams of glory.Goals from Ferjani Sassi, their…

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Madagascar v Tunisia: Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final – live!

Africa Cup of Nations updates from the 8pm BST kick-offJonathan Wilson: Afcon has had more drama than qualityAnd you can email Paul here or tweet him here 6.54pm BST Before we tuck into the main feast (see below), let’s enjoy the conclusion to the firs…

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Madagascar v Tunisia: Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final – live!

Africa Cup of Nations updates from the 8pm BST kick-offJonathan Wilson: Afcon has had more drama than qualityAnd you can email Paul here or tweet him here 6.54pm BST Before we tuck into the main feast (see below), let’s enjoy the conclusion to the firs…

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Nigeria could claim glory in a Cup of Nations higher on drama than quality | Jonathan Wilson

Nigeria deserve semi-final spot but lack the class of old in an era when Africa’s minnows are stronger and the best weakerNigeria are in the semi-finals of the Cup of Nations. A week come Friday, they could win the trophy for the second time in six yea…

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Nigeria into Africa Cup of Nations semis after late winner against South Africa

• William Troost-Ekong’s 89th-minute goal seals 2-1 win• Idrissa Gueye strike earns Senegal 1-0 win over BeninNigeria have reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals but left it late to overcome a gallant South Africa as the tournament served up mor…

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Senegal v Benin: Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final – live!

Africa Cup of Nations updates from the 5pm BST kick-offSouth Africa’s Baxter: ‘We can’t give the country hope’And you can email Paul here or tweet him here 5.03pm BST 3 min: Senegal have taken the initiative from the start and are playing very much in …

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South Africa’s Stuart Baxter: ‘We can’t give the country hope’ | Nick Ames

British manager has taken Bafana Bafana to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations despite chaotic preparation and underfundingThere are times when Stuart Baxter surveys the agonies surrounding South Africa’s football team and asks himself whether …

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South Africa’s Stuart Baxter: ‘We can’t give the country hope’ | Nick Ames

British manager has taken Bafana Bafana to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations despite chaotic preparation and underfundingThere are times when Stuart Baxter surveys the agonies surrounding South Africa’s football team and asks himself whether …

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Africa Cup of Nations: Ivory Coast punish Mali, Tunisia edge past Ghana

• Wilfried Zaha clinches quarter-final spot against run of play• Tunisia to face Madagascar after shootout winWilfried Zaha secured a 1-0 win over Mali for Ivory Coast with a late goal in their Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash in Suez while Tunisia …

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Mali v Ivory Coast: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 last 16 – live!

Live updates from the 5pm BST kick-off in SuezMadagascar dream goes on while Algeria storm throughDrop Simon an email | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 5.30pm BST 28 mins: Mali have been the more attacking side, and Koné has a go from the edge of the area, but bl…

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Africa Cup of Nations: Madagascar beat DR Congo in shootout as dream goes on

Madagascar’s remarkable run at the Africa Cup of Nations continues, with the outsiders now into the quarter-finals after beating DR Congo on penalties.Nicolas Dupuis’ side held their nerve in the shootout in Alexandria, scoring all four spot-kicks as M…

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Algeria v Guinea: Africa Cup of Nations, round of 16 – live!

Updates from the 8pm BST kick-off in CairoRoundup: Egypt stunned by South Africa, Nigeria advanceYou can email Daniel here or tweet him here 7.44pm BST The players run over to their fans – they are absolutely buzzing – while Bolasie wipes sodium chlori…

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Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria roar back to dump out holders Cameroon

• Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi hits winner in thriller• Nigeria score twice in three minutes to stun CameroonNigeria ousted the holders and their bitter rivals Cameroon from the Africa Cup of Nations, scoring twice in three minutes to come from behind and win …