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Raja end 15-year wait for CAF title despite defeat

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Moroccan club Raja Casablanca ended a 15-year wait for an African trophy by winning the CAF Confederation Cup in the Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday despite a 3-1 second-leg loss to V Club. Raja, who won the last edition of the CAF Cup in …

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South Africa eyes bid for 2019 Cup of Nations

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s football association (SAFA) said on Sunday it is considering making a bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 after Cameroon was dramatically stripped of the continental showpiece. Though South Africa has much of the necessary infrastructure after hosting the 2010 …

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Denis Onyango, Uganda Cranes nominated for top African awards

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Nominees for 2018 African football awards, which will be announced on January 8 in Dakar: Player of the Year Abdelmoumene Djabou (ALG, Entente Setif), Ahmed Gomaa (EGY, Al Masry), Ahmed Musa (NGR, Al Nassr/KSA), Alex Iwobi (NGR, Arsenal/ENG), Andre Onana (CMR, Ajax/NED), Anis Badri …

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African great Drogba retires from football

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Ivory Coast and Chelsea great Didier Drogba announced his retirement on Wednesday after a 20-year career. The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League, while he is also Ivory …

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South Sudan snatch dramatic Olympic qualifying win

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The east African nations were deadlocked at 1-1 on aggregate entering stoppage time in Juba and a penalty shootout was looming in the first round second leg. Makueth Nguet then became the hero of the youngest African nation when he scored to take his …

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Kenya, Ethiopia scoring sprees in Olympics football

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Kenya and Ethiopia went on scoring sprees Wednesday as the African football qualifying competition for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan kicked off. The Kenyans were two goals ahead of Mauritius within 13 minutes in Nairobi and finished 5-0 winners of a one-sided first …

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Salah-less Egypt lose to Greece in World Cup warm-up

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Liverpool goal machine Mohamed Salah sat on the bench as Egypt barely created a chance when losing 1-0 to Greece Tuesday on a mixed night for African World Cup hopefuls. Tunisia and Morocco won for the second time during the FIFA international window, but Senegal …

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Moses gives Nigeria surprise victory in Poland

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Chelsea winger Victor Moses won and converted a harshly awarded penalty to give Nigeria a surprise 1-0 win in Poland on Friday in a World Cup warm-up. Moses fell after the merest of touches before calmly stroking the ball into the corner of the net …

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Drama as African rookies win CAF Confederation Cup ties

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | African club football newcomers Deportivo Niefang of Equatorial Guinea, Energie of Benin and La Mancha of Congo Brazzaville reached the CAF Confederation Cup last-32 stage on Tuesday. The progress of Energie was the most dramatic as they scored deep in stoppage time to hold …

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