Excuse the cliché, but it’s going to be a baptism of fire for Baxter

2017-06-04 06:06

One of the best journalists this country has produced once told me that getting sports writers to avoid using clichés is one of the toughest things to do.

El-Hadary is simply unmatchable

2017-02-05 06:04

When Essam El-Hadary, the Egypt goalkeeper who will start in the Afcon final made his international debut, his current team-mate Ramadan Sobhi had not yet been born.


Week in pictures

2013-02-08 13:49
See all the big news of this week in pictures!

See all the big news of this week in pictures!

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Renard to stay with Zambia

2012-02-17 13:37

Frenchman Herve Renard is set to extend his contract with Zambia by two years after guiding the country to its first AFCON title.

Empty seats plague AFCON

2012-02-03 15:20

Free tickets are being offered in an attempt to fill up stadiums at the African Nations Cup but even that measure is failing to bring in spectators.

Nigeria into AFCON semis

2010-01-26 07:14

Nigeria have joined Egypt, Ghana and Algeria in the AFCON semi-finals with an unconvincing penalty shoot-out win over Zambia.

Essien out for 6 weeks

2010-01-22 14:37

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien will be out of action for up to six weeks because of the knee injury he sustained at the AFCON.

Mali protest over 'non-match'

2010-01-19 16:35

Mali have lodged an official protest over what they describe as "the complete non-match" between Angola and Algeria.

Ghana sweat on Essien

2010-01-18 09:04

No calculators are needed to work out the task facing Ghana in the final AFCON Group B game - a win and nothing else is required.

Benin made to pay the penalty

2010-01-16 20:18

Nigeria have defeated Benin to get their AFCON campaign back on track after a loss to Egypt in their opening Group C match.


EDITORIAL: Safa remains master of the own goal

2017-05-07 06:25

Once again, Safa has lived up to its reputation as that bunch of individuals who are not capable of organising a piss-up in a brewhouse.

1992 triumph gives Ivorians edge

2015-02-07 15:21

Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard says his team have an advantage over Ghana in the AFCON final after beating them to win the 1992 tournament.

Afcon: Millions spent in Durban

Tourism authorities say the three Afcon games hosted in Durban have already boosted the city's income by at least R100 million.

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Zambia finally secure semi

2012-02-04 20:20

Zambia convincingly trounced 10-man Sudan 3-0 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals after a 16-year absence.

AFCON cash 'bait' flattering

2012-01-20 16:38

Libya coach Marcos Paqueta considers it a compliment that rivals Equatorial Guinea have been offered a million dollars to beat his team.

Ghana blasts 'scare tactics'

2010-01-23 07:56

Ghana has accused Angolan police of intimidation ahead of Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations' quarter-final with hosts Angola.

Mozambique dismisses coach

2010-01-21 10:11

Mozambique has dismissed coach Mart Nooij after the team failed to reach the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations.

Essien misses Ghana decider

2010-01-18 14:46

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is unavailable for the team's last group game against Burkina Faso at the AFCON.

Egypt reach AFCON quarters

2010-01-16 22:37

Defending champions Egypt have reached the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a win over Mozambique in Group C.

Essien fitness a concern

2010-01-16 10:50

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac is hoping Michael Essien will be fit for his side's Group B decider against Burkina Faso on Tuesday.

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