Africa

Saturday 24 January 2015

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After a third 1-1 draw in Group D of the Africa Cup of Nations, one of these two sides can seize control of the pool before the final round of matches

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Bakary Sako had looked like giving Henryk Kasperczak's men maximum points until a fine finish in the closing minutes from the Saint-Etienne forward

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A win for either nation would put them in a commanding position in Group D, with all the sides level on one point

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His side need just a point to ensure progression but the Frenchman insists he "hates draws" and will play for nothing but victory

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In an exclusive interview with Goal, Harare City coach Mangwiro reveals that he still believes in former Kaizer Chiefs defender Lincoln Zvasiya who has just returned to Zimbabwe

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The likes of Nicolas N'Koulou and Serge Aurier are impressing alongside less well-known young stars at a tournament that has traditionally featured more attacking talent

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The Black Stars boss was delighted that his star player was able to score the winner in the final moments, giving their Afcon knockout hopes a huge boost

Friday 23 January 2015

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Bafana Bafana squander another second half lead as Kara Mbodji's header earns the Lions of Teranga a share of the spoils with everything still to play for in Group C

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Oupa Manyisa put Ephraim Mashaba's men into the lead shortly after half-time, but midway through the second half Alain Giresse's men levelled the tie to edge top in Group C

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The Manchester City star, who captains the African giants, needs to up his game according to his coach, who knows that the nation's Afcon fate hangs in the balance

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EXCLUSIVE: The 22-year-old will move to Italy temporarily, though the Serie A club have the option to make the move permanent for €17 million

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The Indomitable Lions skipper missed their opening draw with Mali and will be looking to boost the African heavyweights' fortunes of reaching the quarter-finals with a win

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The Black Stars secured all three points with a dramatic stoppage-time winner from Asamoah Gyan, who had overcome malaria to feature in the Afcon Group C encounter

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The striker recovered from malaria to feature on Friday and fired his nation right back into contention to qualify from Group C

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The Indomitable Lions drew 1-1 in their Africa Cup of Nations opener against Mali, but will have their star midfielder back to face Guinea on Saturday

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The Black Stars could be eliminated from the competition if they lose after losing to Senegal in their Africa Cup of Nations opener