Posts tagged AFCON 2019
To what extent are local football associations determining results by successive pay-dispute rows?

Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Cameroon, only to mention but a few, are some of the sides that have had their overall performances negatively impacted by off the pitch scandals of late or non-payment resulting from maladministration and corruption. What’s local football associations’ role in this? How far does the cancer go? Simiso answers it all.

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FT's AFCON 2019 Ultimate XI

It’s sort of a tradition to sum up the biggest performers of a tournament at the end of it. Here’s the best eleven from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament who stood out for their nations and entertained neutrals. No one could have anticipated that the 21-year-old Algerian midfielder, Ismael Bennacer would headline it. Check out who else made the list.

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Winners and Losers from AFCON 19

As planned from the get go, there was only going to be one winner amongst the 24 AFCON 2019 finalists. Champions Algeria are the most obvious one, but who else achieved smaller wins that could set them up for a more successful future and who had a tournament they need to quickly forget.

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FT 2019 Preview: AFCON19 is on the way!

On the back of Egypt’s appointing of the AFCON 2019 hosting rights, we are excited for Africa’s biggest soccer showcase, returning in June 2019. The single most important exhibition of upcoming, prime and experienced footballers who have carried the African banner at home and abroad. AFCON 2019 is one of the few events that matters this coming June.

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Is South Africa's Ligue 1-based, Lebo Mothiba underrated?

The 22-year-old RC Strasbourg forward spoiled Thierry Henry’s managerial debut by banging the second goal as AS Monaco lost 2-1. The young forward has largely flown under the radar, but sure looks like a real talent, and a welcome gift to the Bafana side.

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Nations In Focus Series: DR Congo, the unsung hero of African football

In this series, we explore what makes each footballing nation in Africa unique. First up is the Central African country, DR Congo, two AFCON and eight continental club titles in the form of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup. They are quite an “introverted” nation but not on the pitch

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