Africa

Sunday, February 1, 2015

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

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Tunisia were leading until the dying seconds of the Afcon quarter-final, when the official made a highly controversial decision which sparked fighting on the pitch

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The Afcon veteran was gutted that his team surrendered a two-goal lead to DR Congo, which was in sharp comparison to the joyous mood of counterpart Florent Ibenge

Saturday, January 31, 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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COMMENT: The outrageous decision to award the Africa Cup of Nations hosts a spot-kick in the final minute of normal time will dominate the headlines, which is a shame

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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 Ivorian forward had already revealed that he was close to joining the Serie A side but the transfer has now been officially confirmed

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The imminent arrival at the Stadio Olimpico has revealed his admiration for the club captain, as well as praising the Giallorossi's exciting brand of attacking football

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COMMENT: The Central African side have struggled to make an impact at the Cup of Nations since the 1970s but the Almeria star has inspired them to the last eight this year

Friday, January 30, 2015

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The Eagles' chairman has announced the club have brought in the Lille defender who follows Yaya Sanogo, Shola Amoebi and Jordon Mutch in making the move to Selhurst Park

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Veteran Africa Cup of Nations trainer Claude Le Roy is delighted with reaching the knockout stage for the seventh time in eight attempts

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PROFILE: The veteran coach will return to a hero's welcome in Congo after taking the no-hopers to the Afcon quarter-finals. But there is no chance of him resting on his laurels

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Mali were denied a last eight spot when they and Guinea finished with an identical record but the latter progressed when lots were drawn, but it could be the last time it happens

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Club owner Massimo Ferrero has spoken several times of his desire to take them into Europe's premier club competition and the new signing believes they can make it

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The striker came off the bench to score against Bristol City despite not being fit enough for the Africa Cup of Nations, but his manager is not concerned

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The Nigeria striker has decided to reunite with former boss Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park and becomes the Eagles' third signing of the January transfer window

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The Premier League leaders have agreed a €33 million deal to sign the Colombian with out-of-favour winger Mohamed Salah heading to Fiorentina on an 18-month loan deal