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    Sports Cameroon Beat Egypt 2-1 to Emerge AFCON 2017 Champions

    Cameroon staged a dramatic comeback against Egypt on Sunday to emerge the winner of the 2017 African Nations cup in Gabon. Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who returned to Egypt's starting line-up after an injury, put Egypt in front from inside the box after 22 minutes. Cameroon's...
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    Sports AFCON 2017: Cameroon, Egypt To Play Final

    Cameroon has qualified for the final of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, after its team defeated Ghana 2-0 in their semi-final clash on Thursday night. Ngadeu-Ngadjui saw his goalward-bound header cleared off the line by Harrison Afful during the early exchanges, in what proved to...
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    Sports AFCON 2017: Burkina Faso Beats Tunisia, Qualifies For Semi Final

    Burkina Faso scored twice in the closing stages to beat Tunisia 2-0 Saturday and become the first qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals. Burkina Faso’s players celebrate at the end of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final football match between Burkina Faso and Tunisia...
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    Sports André Ayew Performs Ritual on Pitch Before AFCON Match Against Egypt [VIDEO]

    In what has been described as ritual, Ghana footballer, André Ayew was caught spraying an unknown substance on the pitch during a match warm up against Egypt. See video below:
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    Sports AFCON 2017: Fixtures of Quarter Final Matches

    After the group stage matches of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, 2 countries have emerged from each group to progress into the quarter finals. Below are the 8 countries that progress and their fixture Saturday, 28 January Burkina Faso Vs Tunisia 5:00 PM Senegal Vs Cameroon 8:00 PM...
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    Sports 5 Top Contenders For 2017 AFCON Player of The Tournament

    The 2017 African Cup of Nations is on with scintillating performances already on display. Below are 5 top guns tipped for the tournament’s Most Valuable Player prize. Sadio Mane Africa’s most expensive player in history, Sadio Mane, has made an early impression with Senegal as they seek a...
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    Sports 24 Hours To First Match, Ghana Captain Asamoah Gyan Abandons Team, Leaves Gabon

    The captain of Ghana National Team has left Gabon a day before the country's first match over captaincy disputes, Ghanaweb reports. Reports from the Black Stars camp has it that a heat verbal exchange between the two nearly led to exchange of brawls during the team's dinner. Asamoah Gyan...
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    Sports Results of All AFCON 2017 Matches Played so Far

    The African Cup of Nations football competition on Saturday commenced and four game have already been played. Here are the results of those games: Saturday: Group A: Gabon 1 - 1 Guinea-Bissau Burkina Faso 1 - 1 Cameroon Sunday: Group B Algeria 2 - 2 Zimbabwe Tunisia 0 - 2 Senegal...
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    Sports Yobo Lands Pundit Job With Super Sport

    Former Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo will be among an expert panel on Super Sport that will analyse the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, reports. Yobo's engagement for the AFCON assignment was confirmed on Super Sports Blitz Twitter handle on Tuesday. Chosen...
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    Sports Nations Cup 2017, a Sad Time for Nigeria - Ighalo

    According to Watford striker Odion Ighalo, January's Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon will be a sad chapter for Nigerian football. After failing to qualify for a second straight Nations Cup the fans and players of the 2013 champions will have to watch from the sidelines again. The 27-year-old...
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    Sports CAF Names 4 Top Seed Countries For 2017 AFCON

    Confederation of African Football, CAF, has named the top four seeds for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Holders Ivory Coast, hosts Gabon and former champions Algeria and Ghana were named Tuesday as the seeds for the 2017 tournament. Gabon, co-hosts of the 2012 Cup of Nations...
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    Sports AFCON 2017 Will Still Hold Despite Riots in Gabon - CAF

    The African Cup of Nations continental football finals will go ahead as scheduled in Gabon despite the wave of riots following President Ali Bongo’s re-election, African football authorities confirmed on Thursday “There will be no change, we are following proceedings closely,” African...
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    Sports AFCON 2017 Qualifier: Eagles Coach, Siasia Speaks About Eagles Chance After The Egypt Match

    Interim coach of Nigeria, Samson Siasia, has admitted his team have to win in Egypt on Tuesday, to keep their hopes of playing at next year’s AFCON in Gabon alive. On Friday, the Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by the Pharaohs, a result which sees the North Africans remain on top of Group...
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    Sports AFCON 2017: Egypt Coach Names 23-Man Squad For Eagles Game [See List]

    The Head Coach of Egypt’s senior national team Hector Cuper has called up 23 players for the two-legged 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria. Nigeria’s Super Eagles will host the Pharaohs in the first leg in Kaduna on Friday, March 25 with the return leg billed to hold four...