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Near-flawless CHAN boosts Morocco World Cup bid

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Morocco were near-flawless hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), which ended at the weekend, confirming they are creditable candidates to stage the 2026 World Cup. FIFA member nations will this June select the kingdom or a Canada/Mexico/United States alliance to host the global …

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Five reasons why Morocco are CHAN champions

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Morocco ended 42 years without a senior national team football trophy by hosting and winning the African Nations Championship (CHAN) for home-based footballers at the weekend. It was the first success since the country won the 1976 Africa Cup of Nations by drawing with Guinea …

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Good, bad and ugly for African footballers in Europe

Paris, France | AFP | African stars were involved in the good, bad and ugly across the major leagues of Europe at the weekend. Naturalised Malian Fousseni Diabate bagged a brace on his debut for Leicester in a 5-1 FA Cup rout of lower league Peterborough. Want-away Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from …

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Drama as Nigeria, Libya reach CHAN semi-finals

Agadir, Morocco | AFP | Nigeria clawed back from the brink of defeat to edge Angola 2-1 after extra time on Sunday in cold, windy Tangiers and book an African Nations Championship (CHAN) semi-final against Sudan. In the last quarter-final, former champions Libya pipped Congo Brazzaville 5-3 on penalties after …

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El Kaabi makes CHAN history as Morocco win

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Ayoub el Kaabi created African Nations Championship (CHAN) history Saturday with the goal that set up hosts Morocco for a 2-0 victory over Namibia in a one-sided Casablanca quarter-final. When the 24-year-old netted during the first half it brought his tournament tally to six goals, …

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Congo Brazzaville qualify as Cameroon bow out

Agadir, Morocco | AFP | Congo Brazzaville became the fifth country to qualify for the African Nations Championship quarter-finals by beating Burkina Faso Saturday, while Cameroon were eliminated after losing to Angola. Substitute Georges Bidimbou scored with a close-range header during the second minute of stoppage time to clinch a …

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Nigeria, Rwanda share lead after narrow wins

Tangiers, Morocco | AFP | Solitary goals brought Nigeria and Rwanda African Nations Championship victories after tight matches in Morocco on Friday, and a share of the Group C lead. Sunday Faleye scored after a corner to give Nigeria a 1-0 win over Libya in a foul-littered first match of …

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Woodwork foils Nigeria in draw with Rwanda

Tangiers, Morocco | AFP | Nigeria were thwarted by the woodwork three times as they could only draw 0-0 with Rwanda on Monday in the opening 2018 African Nations Championship match for both teams. The Group C result in cold and windy northern Moroccan city Tangiers left the sides two …

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