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Police coach Mubiru picked to guide Cranes to CHAN 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police FC’s Abdallah Mubiru has been named coach of the Uganda Cranes preparing for the African Championship of Nations (CHAN) 2020 qualifiers. This is the second big assignment ex-international Mubiru has been given this year, after guiding Cranes to the COSAFA tournament in May. It was a …

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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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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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Drama as Libya deny Rwanda, reach CHAN quarter-finals

Tangiers, Morocco | AFP |  Libya scored three minutes into stoppage time to edge Rwanda 1-0 Tuesday and snatch an African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals place behind Group C winners Nigeria. Relentless Libyan pressure in northern Moroccan city Tangiers finally paid off when substitute Elmutasem Abushnaf swept a low cross …

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Zambia tops CHAN group B, Uganda 3rd

FT: Uganda  ??  0 Ivory Coast ??  0 Casablanca, Morocco | AFP |  Zambia fought back to draw 1-1 with neighbours Namibia Monday and top Group B at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco on goal difference. The Zambians and Namibians, who had already qualified for the last eight, finished …

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CRANES: Desabre looks for winning end to CHAN tourney

FT: Uganda  ??  0 Ivory Coast ??  0 Prize Money Winners – $1.25m Runners-up – 700,000 Semifinalists – 400,000 Quarter-finalists – 300,000 Third in the Group – 200,000 Fourth in the Group – 175,000 Marrakech, Morocco | THE INDEPENDENT |  New Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre continues his hunt for his first win …

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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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Uganda falls out as Zambia, Namibia reach CHAN quarter-finals

FT: Uganda ??  0  Namibia ?? 1 | Zambia ?? 2 Ivory Coast 0 Marrakech, Morocco | AFP |  Zambia and Namibia reached the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals on Thursday after contrasting victories in central Moroccan city Marrakech. Augustine Mulenga, who turned 28 the day before the match, scored in each half as Zambia cruised …

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