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Ahmad Ahmad: 2019 AFCON will be among the best

Cairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad has said the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be one of the best events in-terms of organization and play on the field. “I am happy with the level of organization that the …

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Ramadan pushes Africa Cup of Nations back by one week

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in June and July has been pushed back by a week to cater for the holy month of Ramadan, the tournament’s chief told AFP on Sunday. The four-week long event will now run from June 21-July 19 instead of June 15-July 13, …

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CAF confirms change In 2019 AFCON dates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has changed the dates for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). CAF communicated on Monday that hosts Egypt requested for a change of dates for the tournament that will attract 24 teams for the first time. “During …

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South Africa blame ‘politics’ for humiliating loss to Egypt

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | As South Africa reeled Wednesday after a humiliating defeat by Egypt in a contest to decide the new 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, the blame game began. South African football officials said the 16-1 vote in favour of Egypt in Senegal Tuesday was “political” without offering insight. Confederation of …

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Salah retains African award to seal great day for Egypt

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal Tuesday. The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Senegalese Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists. “I have dreamt of winning this award since …

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KCCA FC pick first away win on continent

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT |  KCCA FC were 2-1 winners Saturday against Mtibwa Sugar SC of Tanzania in a CAF Confederation Cup game played at Azam Complex – Chamazi. Muzamir Mutyaba’s goal inside half an hour of play and Allan Okello’s goal that came two minutes from end …

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Vipers SC set to defend solid home record, seek 2 goals

▶TODAY 4PM ✅ CAF Champions League ✅ Vipers ?? vs CS Constantine ?? ✅ St Mary’s Stadium Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Venoms have won two of their three home continental matches and know they must keep this record intact, if they are to stop CS Constantine and march into the …

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Orlando Pirates disappoint at home in CAF Champions League

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former winners Orlando Pirates of South Africa were left fighting for CAF Champions League survival after being held to a scoreless draw at home by minnows African Stars of Namibia on Saturday. The clubs meet again next Saturday in the second leg of the …

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