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Algeria are African football champions

FULL TIME: Algeria 🇩🇿 1 (Baghdad Bounedja 2′)  Senegal 🇸🇳 0 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Baghdad Bounedjah’s early goal propelled Algeria to a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years after a fiery 1-0 victory over Sadio Mane’s Senegal in Friday’s final in Cairo. Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in …

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LIVE: Sadio Mane vs Mahrez in Senegal-Algeria final

64 MINS: Algeria 🇩🇿 1 (Baghdad Bounedja 2′)  Senegal 🇸🇳 0 Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Salif Sane returned in Senegal’s defence alongside Cheikhou Kouyate for Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations final against Algeria in Cairo with Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly suspended. Sane partnered Koulibaly in Senegal’s opening game of the tournament but …

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Total AFCON 2021 qualifiers group stages draw

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes have been drawn in Group B of the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers. During the draws held at the Marriott Hotel in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday evening Uganda have been placed in Group B along side Malawi, Burkina Faso …

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Algeria beat Ivory Coast on penalties to reach semi-finals

Suez, Egypt | AFP | Africa Cup of Nations title favourites Algeria defeated the Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties in Suez Thursday to the relief of Baghdad Bounedjah and set up a semi-final showdown with Nigeria. The quarter-final finished 1-1 after extra time with Sofiane Feghouli giving Algeria a 20th-minute lead …

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Salah says Egypt must learn from Cup of Nations failure

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt star Mohamed Salah said the team would try to learn from their mistakes after the Africa Cup of Nations hosts suffered an embarrassing last-16 exit. The Pharaohs were billed as chief title contenders on home soil, having won three of four previous editions as hosts, …

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Uganda Cranes back, Museveni to host them Monday

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will host Uganda Cranes Monday, after a bitter-sweet 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt. Uganda reached the knockout stage for the first time since 1978, but a players’ strike, and the resignation of coach Sebastian Desabre have clouded what was supposed to be …

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Egypt FA chief quits after shock Cup of Nations exit

  Cairo, Egypt | AFP | The president of the Egyptian Football Association Hani Abou Rida resigned late Saturday and “sacked” his technical team after the hosts’ shock elimination from the African Cup of Nations. The decision had been “a moral obligation” said the Egyptian FA in a statement after …

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Uganda cranes team returns home today

Cairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT |  Part of the Uganda Cranes team will arrive back in the country on Sunday afternoon after exiting the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. Decolas Kiiza, the head of finance at the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) told URN that some …

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