Africa

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

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The Ivory Coast boss feels the Chelsea striker can be an inspiration to a generation of African coaches should he choose to take over his national side in the future

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The 53-year-old led AS Vita to the Caf Champions League final while guiding his country to Equatorial Guinea and now faces a clash with favourites Ivory Coast in the last four

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The Elephants boss says it could be dangerous for his side to rest on their laurels as they prepare for their last-four encounter in Bata

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Having each provided plenty of excitement in Equatorial Guinea so far, Al Hain-Cole expects the goals to flow at both ends when two attacking teams come face-to-face

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

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EXCLUSIVE: The former Bafana Bafana midfielder was impressed with the defender’s performances at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations but believes the national team lacks experience

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The Senegal international has 27 goals in 66 games for Lokomotiv Moscow this season and will now look to help the Tigers' bid against relegation after rejecting QPR

Monday, 2 February 2015

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The Madrid-born midfielder's spectacular free kick sealed victory over Tunisia, who had looked set for victory until the captain's last-gasp penalty forced extra time

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The former Metz forward scored the winning goal against Bristol City despite being ruled out of Afcon and could now be punished by the world's governing body

Sunday, 1 February 2015

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The Elephants booked their place in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals at the expense of the Fennec Foxes with Gervinho adding to a double from Wilfred Bony

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Manchester City's latest signings showed his quality with two of his side's goals to move the Elephants to within one game of the final

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Christian Atsu gave the Black Stars the lead and they never looked back, trouncing the National Elephants en route to a fifth consecutive semi-final appearance

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Christian Atsu broke the deadlock just four minutes into the last-eight encounter and struck again in the second half, after Kwesi Appiah had netted just before the break

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The nation have plenty of quarter-final experience to call upon as Avram Grant bids to guide his side into the last four but he knows Michel Dussuyer's side won't be pushovers

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The Elephants were beaten in the final of 2006 and 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and their boss says the nation must win the tournament this time around ahead of the quarter-final

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The 20-year-old Algerian ranks among the finest young midfielders in Africa but faces one of the biggest challenges of his career against the continent's player of the year

Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Goal took in the action at Estadio de Bata, where a shambolic refereeing display saw the hosts gifted a late penalty to send the tie into extra time, where they scored to win it

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Six second-half goals made for a thrilling contest in Bata, with Dieumerci Mbokani bagging two goals and using his physical presence to be a real nuisance throughout the match

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Ferebory Dore and Thievy Bifouma opened up a two goal lead for Congo, but four second half goals saw the result turned around

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The Central African side have struggled to make an impact at the Cup of Nations since a successful spell in the 1970s but face neighbours DR Congo for a place in the semi-finals