The first half of today’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ivory Coast and Mali featured three outstanding golazos and one really, really bad own goal.
Today’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Cameroon and South Africa went berserk early in the second half as Bafana Bafana midfielder Hlompho Kekana took a shot on goal from his own side of the pitch and scored, giving his team a 2-1 lead.
Burkina Faso hosts Uganda tomorrow at Ouagadougou’s Stade du 4 Août 1983, with qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on the line. For members and staff of Les Étalons, though, the match represents more than just the next step in the march toward Gabon.
Update: As a commenter points out, it looks like the Drogba in the video Didier's brother, not the man himself. Sorry for the mix-up.
Ivory Coast backup goalkeeper Boubacar Barry delivered his home country its first Africa Cup Of Nations since 1992 when he stopped his counterpart keeper's goal and then scored his own in the eleventh round of a penalty shootout.
Supporters of the Black Stars of Ghana fled the stands and sought refuge on the pitch as fans of the host Equatorial Guinea side reportedly attacked them leading to a suspension of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final today in Malabo.
DR Congo's Gabriel Zakuani had a rough day during his national side's match against rival Congo at the Africa Cup of Nations today when he went down with an injury early in the second half and then got hit by the medical staff cart that was supposed to be helping him get off the pitch.
Technically, this Malian defender did well not letting Ivory Coast's Wilfried Bony score here, but while sitting on his ass after Bony embarrassed him by flicking an elastico between his legs, I wonder if the guy thought he'd have been better off letting the striker walk on by.
At least two egregiously bad offside calls were made this morning, one of which influenced a major cup tournament outcome. Since it appears FIFA referees (and, in one case, soccer broadcasters) don't understand this basic rule, we're going to illustrate them.
Ivory Coast took on Cameroon at home in Abidjan today, in their final match of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification. With three minutes of stoppage time left, and both teams assured of qualifying with a 0-0 draw, Cameroon was content to let the Ivory Coast pass the ball around unmolested.
Bordeaux manager and former French international Willy Sagnol had some things to say about African soccer players this week. As you can probably guess, they were racist as hell.
The Africa Cup of Nations, the biannual tournament to crown the continent's top soccer country, is scheduled to kick off in three months. As of now, it'll be held in Morocco, but with West Africa currently suffering the worst Ebola outbreak ever, the idea of hundreds of thousands of people descending on the host…
The South African national soccer team intentionally played to a 0-0 draw against Sierra Leone this past Saturday, and then danced across the field in celebration of having qualified for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. The problem: Bafana Bafana, as the team is known, had not qualified for the 2012 Cup. Bafana Bafana,…
Earlier this month, Togo withdrew from the Africa Cup of Nations when Angolan separatists attacked its team bus with machine guns, killing two delegation members. You would think the African Football Confederation would have sympathy. You would be wrong.
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