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Comoros sink Ghana to record historic AFCON win

✳ Comoros 3 Ghana 2 ✳ Morocco 2 Gabon 2 ✳ Senegal 0 Malawi 0 ✳ Zimbabwe 2 Guinea 1 Younde, Cameroon | THE INDEPENDENT | The Comoros beat Ghana 3-2 at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium on Tuesday in the third and final day of Group C, rekindling their hopes. Ghana are officially out …

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Lewandowski wins Best FIFA Men’s Player of Year 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was crowned The Best FIFA Men’s Player of Year 2021 on Monday, winning the award for the second year in succession. The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 ceremony was held as a virtual TV show from the Home of FIFA in …

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Sierra Leone fight back to hold Cote d’Ivoire

✳ Sierra Leone 2 Ivory Coast 2 ✳ Tunisia 4 Mauritania 0 ✳ Algeria 0 Equatorial Guinea 1 Yaounde, Cameroon | THE INDEPENDENT | The Sierra Leone team showed character and determination as they fought back to hold Cote d’Ivoire 2-2 in a Group E match played Sunday evening at the on-going TotalEnergies Africa …

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Rafa Benitez sacked as Everton manager

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Everton have announced the departure of manager Rafael Benitez. The Spaniard’s exit came after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Norwich City left Everton in 15th position. Benitez was appointed in the summer of 2021 and the former Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle United manager enjoyed a good …

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Liverpool beat Brentford to keep pressure on City

✳ Liverpool 3 Brentford 0 London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Liverpool kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City with a 3-0 victory over Brentford at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s team, who remain 11 points behind City, started quickly, with Virgil van Dijk’s effort superbly saved by Brentford goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez. …

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Tunisia v Mauritania – The last chance

✳ Gambia vs Mali 4pm ✳ Tunisia vs Mauritania 7pm ✳ Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea 10pm ✳ Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone 7pm Yaounde, Cameroon | THE INDEPENDENT | After disappointing identical 1-0 defeats to Mali and Gambia respectively, Tunisia and Mauritania go to TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Group F Match Day …

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Djokovic to be deported, to miss Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Novak Djokovic is expected to leave Australia on an Emirates flight today after Judges in Australia dismissed his appeal to overturn the cancellation of his visa, revoked because he did not adhere to COVID-19 restrictions. **** FULL DJOKOVIC STATEMENT “I would like to make a …

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Salah saves Egypt, Super Eagles progress to the last 16

✳ Egypt 1  Guinea-Bissau 0 ✳ Nigeria 3  Sudan 1 Yaounde, Cameroon | THE INDEPENDENT | A goal from captain Mohamed Salah (69′) gave Egypt victory over Guinea-Bissau in the second round of Group D of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021. The Pharaohs can still hope to advance to the …

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Egypt – No room for more AFCON failures

✳ Egypt vs  Guinea-Bissau 10pm Yaounde, Cameroon | THE INDEPENDENT | Egypt is seeking an important victory over Guinea-Bissau on Saturday in order to achieve their first three points that revive their hopes in the ongoing AFCON tournament. The Pharaohs lost with a lone goal to Nigeria in the opening match, which …

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