Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has expressed his lingering frustration over a controversial coaching decision during the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations final against Egypt. Despite being a key player throughout the tournament, Gyan, now 38, revealed he was surprisingly pulled from the game just two minutes after Egypt took the lead. “It pained me because I predicted I would ...

The international break provides a chance for Africa’s top nations to return to action this week for the first time since the thrilling CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast last month. From mouth-watering friendlies against South American opposition to the start of the new FIFA Series, it’s an opportunity for several of the continent’s heavyweights to get back ...

Ivory Coast etched their name deeper into footballing history on Sunday night, securing a thrilling 2-1 victory over Nigeria in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final. Nigeria drew first blood through William Troost-Ekong in the 38th-minute, but the resilient Ivoirians refused to surrender. Their fighting spirit materialized in the 62nd minute when Franck Kessié levelled the score, igniting ...

Former Roma manager Jose Mourinho has taken aim at European football’s use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), praising the contrasting approach at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ivory Coast. In a surprising statement, Mourinho confessed, “I’ve watched AFCON more than European football. They’re teaching us to be honest. VAR is used precisely how it ...

The stage is set for a clash of titans as Nigeria and Ivory Coast lock horns in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final at the Stade Alassane Ouattara tonight, with kick-off at 8 PM GMT. Both teams carry the hopes of their nations, seeking to rewrite history and claim the coveted trophy. The Super Eagles, aiming for their ...

One of the oldest players in Nigeria’s squad Ahmed Musa has told CAF website that the Super Eagles are up to the task and very determined to win the AFCON 2023 final against hosts Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday at the Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe. The Super Eagles beat South Africa 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in ...

South Africa secured a hard-fought third place at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after defeating DR Congo 6-5 on penalties following a goalless draw in regulation time. The game went straight to penalties, bypassing extra time, setting the stage for a dramatic shootout. Goalkeeper Ronwen Williams saved two crucial spot-kicks to give South Africa the bronze. This victory ...

South Africa and DR Congo lock horns in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) third-place playoff at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on Saturday, both seeking consolation after semi-final heartbreak. South Africa fell short against Nigeria, succumbing 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. DR Congo, undefeated until then, tasted their first defeat against hosts Ivory Coast, ...

Ivory Coast striker Sébastien Haller has hailed the collective effort of his team after his 65th-minute strike secured a crucial 1-0 victory over DR Congo and propelled the Elephants into the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final. The win marks a remarkable turnaround for the host nation, who faced elimination in the group stage before their heroic comeback journey. ...

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winning penalty as Nigeria booked their place in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with a 4-2 shootout win over South Africa. The game in Bouake finished 1-1 following a remarkable end to normal time which involved the referee going to his video monitor to disallow a Victor Osimhen strike which would ...

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