Cameroon thump Ethiopia in AFCON Group A match

13 January 2022, 9:16 PM
 Hosts Cameroon overcame another hesitant start to crush Ethiopia 4-1 on Thursday and advance to the next stage of the Africa Cup of Nations with their second successive Group A victory.
Lewandowski and Putellas win FIFA Best awards 17 January 2022, 10:09 PM

Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski won the FIFA Best Men's Player award for 2021 with Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas winning the FIFA Best Women's Player prize at Monday's ceremony.

Hosts Cameroon top Afcon Group A despite draw 17 January 2022, 8:33 PM

Cameroon gave up a second-half goal to the Cape Verde Islands as they were held to a 1-1 draw on Monday but the hosts still finished top of Group A in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Burkina Faso into second round after draw with Ethiopia 17 January 2022, 8:21 PM

Burkina Faso secured a place in the knockout stage at the Africa Cup of Nations after Cyrille Bayala’s first half goal helped them to an uninspiring 1-1 draw with Ethiopia and second place in Group A at the Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam on Monday.

Afcon Group A Permutations – All to play for, for the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde 17 January 2022, 5:40 PM

As the curtain comes down on group stage matches for Group A, Cape Verde will have all to play for, going into the final group match against hosts, Cameroon. The Blue Sharks, as the islanders are affectionately known, have only taken a bite against the group’s whipping boys, Ethiopia, winning 1-0 in their opening encounter. A subsequent loss to Burkina Faso, with whom they are tied on three points apiece, meant they lie third on the group log owing to an inferior head-to-head stat against The Stallions.

Nigeria cruise into next stage of Cup of Nations with easy win 15 January 2022, 9:20 PM

Nigeria recorded a comfortable 3-1 win over Sudan in Garoua on Saturday to stay top of Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations finals, ensuring that they progress to the knockout phase with a second successive victory

Two more Senegal players catch COVID during Africa Cup of Nations 12 January 2022, 9:48 PM

Two more Senegalese players have tested positive for COVID-19, the West African nation's soccer federation said on Wednesday, further reducing their Africa Cup of Nations squad

Mali edge Tunisia in opening AFCON 2021 clash 12 January 2022, 6:10 PM

A well struck Ibrahima Kone penalty early in the second half saw Mali edge Tunisia one nil in the opening group F match of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Limbe in Cameroon

Chiefs play TS Galaxy and Pirates vs Amazulu in 2022 Nedbank Cup first round 12 January 2022, 5:27 PM

Kaizer Chiefs will play 2018 Champions, TS Galaxy, in the first round of this year's Nedbank Cup competition, in a repeat of the 2018 Nedbank Cup final.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles fly past Egypt in opening Afcon encounter 11 January 2022, 8:40 PM

The Super Eagles of Nigeria got their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a flying start with a 1-0 win over record seven-time Afcon winners, Egypt, who had not lost a group stage match in 18 years. 

Defending Champions Algeria share the spoils with Sierra Leone in Afcon opening match 11 January 2022, 5:33 PM

In what will count as 'a win' for Sierra Leone, Holders Algeria were held to a surprise goalless draw by the Leone Stars as they made an uninspiring start to the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations title in Douala on Tuesday.

Islam Slimani – Looking to bow out in style 11 January 2022, 12:36 PM

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is most likely the last tournament Islam Slimani will take part in. But, surely for the 33-year-old, nothing would be better to cap a scintillating international career than helping your country defend the title. 

Morocco score late to edge Ghana at the Afcon 10 January 2022, 8:18 PM

Morocco's Sofiane Boufal seized on a loose ball to score seven minutes from time and secure a 1-0 win over Ghana in their opening Group C match at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

Sylla strike lifts Guinea to 1-0 win over depleted Malawi 10 January 2022, 8:03 PM

Guinea left-back Issiaga Sylla scored a first-half goal to steer his side to a fortunate 1-0 victory over depleted Malawi in an entertaining Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash at the Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam on Monday.

MATCH PREVIEW: Day 2 of Afcon fixtures hamstrung by COVID-19 infections 10 January 2022, 1:44 PM

Malawi’s team has been hit hard by COVID-19 infections as they prepare to play their first Africa Cup of Nations finals match in more than a decade on Monday.

Cameroon come from behind to win Afcon opener 9 January 2022, 8:25 PM

Captain Vincent Aboubakar converted two spot-kicks as hosts Cameroon came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Yaounde on Sunday.

MATCH PREVIEW: Cameroon, Burkina Faso ready for Africa Cup of Nations despite Covid testing confusion 9 January 2022, 2:11 PM

After a turbulent build-up, and still under a cloud of doubt, the Africa Cup of Nations finally gets underway in Cameroon on Sunday. 

Cruzeiro fans protest against new owner Ronaldo 7 January 2022, 2:15 AM

Ronaldo’s start as the new owner of Brazilian club Cruzeiro hit early snags on Thursday as hundreds of fans demonstrated against his new regime outside the team’s training ground.

PSG forward Messi returns to Paris after negative COVID test 6 January 2022, 2:46 AM

Paris St Germain forward Lionel Messi has returned to Paris after testing negative for COVID-19 and will resume training in the coming days, the French Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday.

Pele discharged from hospital, will spend Christmas with family 24 December 2021, 1:06 AM

Brazilian soccer great Pele has been discharged, Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital said on Thursday, and will spend Christmas at home after months of medical issues following an operation to remove a colon tumor.

World Leagues unwilling to release players for Cup of Nations until January 3 23 December 2021, 10:46 PM

The World Leagues Forum (WLF) has written to global soccer governing body FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to say they will not release players for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) until January 3.

Al Ahly come from behind to win African Super Cup in shootout 23 December 2021, 3:47 AM

Egyptian giants Al Ahly scored a last gasp equaliser and then went onto win in a post-match shootout as they edged Raja Casablanca 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in Doha on Wednesday to win a record-extending eighth African Super Cup.

CAF President confirms all systems go for Cup of Nations in Cameroon 22 December 2021, 3:05 AM

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Patrice Motsepe confirmed on Tuesday the Africa Cup of Nations would go ahead as planned in Cameroon from January 9-February 6, ending concerns that the already delayed finals could be postponed again.

Mueller scores in 400th game as Bayern crush Wolfsburg 18 December 2021, 8:15 AM

Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller celebrated his 400th Bundesliga appearance with a goal and an assist as the champions crushed VfL Wolfsburg 4-0 on Friday (December 17) to go into the winter break with a nine-point lead at the top of the standings.

Clubs spend $500 million in agent’s fees: FIFA 15 December 2021, 9:53 PM

Soccer clubs spent $500.8 million in fees to agents in 2020, more than in the previous year, despite a drop in spending on transfers, FIFA said in a report published on Wednesday.

PSL to rule on Kaizer Chiefs- COVID-19 matter soon 13 December 2021, 8:16 PM

The Premier Soccer League is hoping that it will be able to adjudicate this week on the Kaizer Chiefs/COVID-19 debacle.

Pele expects to leave hospital in ‘a few days’ 10 December 2021, 4:20 AM

Brazilian soccer great Pele said he would be home from hospital in a few days after undergoing chemotherapy as part of his treatment following an operation to remove a colon tumor.

Ronaldo passes 800-goal mark with double in win over Arsenal 3 December 2021, 2:27 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo passed the 800-goal mark for club and country, scoring twice as Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-2 in an incident-packed Premier League match on Thursday.

Schick’s Euro 2020 strike shortlisted for FIFA goal of the year 30 November 2021, 12:25 PM

FIFA have announced an 11-player shortlist for this year's Puskas Award, with Patrik Schick's goal against Scotland at Euro 2020 among the nominees.

Messi claims record-extending seventh Ballon d’Or 29 November 2021, 11:29 PM

Argentina's Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world for a record-stretching seventh time on Monday, beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to lift soccer's most prestigious trophy yet again.

Leipzig lose 3-1 to Leverkusen for second defeat in a row 29 November 2021, 8:12 AM

RB Leipzig suffered a 3-1 home loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday (November 28), their second defeat in a row in the Bundesliga that dropped them to eighth place, piling pressure on coach Jesse Marsch.