We can win without Toure – Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season. Toure is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and his departure has coincided with City losing […]

This is a must-win for us – Mashaba

Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba says his charges are aware that no other result would matter against Senegal except victory. South Africa face Senegal in their second match of the Caf Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015 tournament today Friday, 23 January at Stade de Mongomo. Kick-off is at 9pm (SA […]

Barca putting off-field woes behind

Barcelona’s recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gears at exactly the right stage of the season. Wednesday’s 1-0 King’s Cup quarterfinal, first leg win at home to Atletico Madrid was Barca’s fifth victory in a row […]


Messi lets his feet do the talking

Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks but the Argentina captain showed again on Sunday he is not letting it distract him from what he does best. Messi followed up a brilliant showing in last weekend’s 3-1 La Liga win at home to champions Atletico Madrid with […]


Arsenal put Man City to the sword

Arsenal finally ended their streak of poor away performances against top teams as Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored in each half on Sunday for a 2-0 victory at Etihad Stadium. Cazorla converted a penalty in the 24th minute and Giroud headed in the second in the 66th as Arsenal ended second-place City’s 12-game unbeaten […]


Cape Verde deny Tunisia

Cape Verde equalised from the penalty-spot to hold fancied Tunisia to a 1-1 draw in their opening Group B clash at the African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday. Cape Verde had the better of the opening period, but having rode their luck to go into the break goalless, the north Africans took the […]


Facility complaints cloud Afcon buildup

Complaints about lack of facilities at the African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and fears that newly-laid pitches will break up have dominated the build up to the tournament starting on Saturday. A lack of hotel rooms, the standard of some of the accommodation, poor training facilities and a blazing sound system at the Estadio […]

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The Afcon’s fiesta returns

The continent’s biggest football event is finally here, despite having faced a call for postponement, the original hosts’ withdrawal and a continental health scare Bring out the drums, the cymbals, the horns and don’t forget the vuvuzelas, the 30th Africa Cup of Nations kicks off this evening in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Despite the odds that […]


Eaglets, Amajimbo friendly off

The proposed friendly international between Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets and the Amajimbo of South Africa, which was scheduled for Kaduna this weekend has been postponed indefinitely. Both U-17 sides were to use the game to tune up for the Africa U-17 Championship starting in Niger Republic in February. Per a statement released on her website (, […]

Ebola tests for all players at Afcon

All teams arriving in Equatorial Guinea for the African Nations Cup must travel through the capital Malabo and have tests for the Ebola virus, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Wednesday. Those who show any signs of the contagious virus, or who refused to be examined, could be quarantined for up to 21 […]