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AFCON 2019: The strongest team won the title – Cisse

Clive Kyazze
Algeria came for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations as the best team on the continent, Senegal were the second-best on the continent and it was no surprise that the two teams met in the final. At the end of the day Algeria came out on top with a......
Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: Algeria faced difficulties en route to Nations Cup glory

Clive Kyazze
No journey to the top is smooth, some hardships are visible for everyone to see, others are just happening from within and those affected internally find how to deal with them. It looks like the Desert Foxes have a similar story to tell as they lifted the 2019 Total Africa......
Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: Algeria are African champions for second time

Clive Kyazze
Not even once had Algeria scored first and lost a game at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations, in Egypt. That script never changed as they claimed a second Nations Cup trophy when they defeated Senegal 1-0 at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday.  The last time the two......
Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: CAF blames its media team for announcing wrong referee for final

Herman Nnyanzi
Africa’s football governing body Confederation of African Football (CAF) has extended blame to its media team over announcing a wrong referee to handle the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations final. CAF’s chairman of Referees’ Commission Souleyman Waberi has explained the reason as to why a South African referee Victor......
Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2021: Uganda Cranes’ ‘short route’ to Cameroon

Herman Nnyanzi
Uganda Cranes’ chances of qualifying for the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations seem to be high after being drawn in what looks to be an easy group for the qualifying games. The East African giants have been pitted in group B alongside Burkina Faso, Malawi and the preliminary round......
Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: A look at historical battles of African tacticians in the final

Herman Nnyanzi
History will be written at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations final, as a must, the title will be won by an African-born tactician. Senegal will take on Algeria in the final at Cairo International Stadium in Egypt on July 19th, with both sides being coached by local coaches.......
Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: Senegal out to end trophy drought, Algeria seeking a third

Brian Aheebwa
Senegal have played at 15 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments but with an empty trophy cabinet, could this be the moment for them to clinch their maiden title? Aliou Cisse’s charges reached the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals after a slim 1-0 victory over Tunisia in the semifinals courtesy......
Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: Nigeria edges Tunisia in the 3rd place playoff

Herman Nnyanzi
Odion Ighalo scored the only goal as Nigeria edged Tunisia to finish third at the ongoing 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Ighalo scored in the third minute of the game played at Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo on Wednesday evening. Jamilu Collins left Tunisia’s defender on the floor......
Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: Nigeria lost to a well organised Algeria

Clive Kyazze
Every team that has played against Algeria at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations have confessed about their organisation, not only defensively but also offensively. The latest to feel the Algerian wrath was Nigeria who lost to the Dessert Foxes 2-1 in the second semi-final of the 2019 Total......
Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: Senegal’s mentality was positive against Tunisia

Clive Kyazze
The tension was visible on the faces of the Senegalese players both on the pitch and on the bench the moment Kalidou Koulibaly handled the ball in the area and a penalty was awarded to Tunisia. Which is understandable, the best team on the African continent had conceded a penalty......

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