Brave Warriors denied by Late Own-goal

Brave Warriors denied by Late Own-goal

🕔16:57, 29.Jun 2019

By Satish Sekar at Cairo’s Al Salam Stadium © Satish Sekar (June 23rd 2019) Cruel Hervé Renard’s Atlas Lions scraped past a determined and spirited Namibia courtesy of a late own goal by Itamunua Keimune. Ajax’s Hakim Ziyach was at

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Cranes’ 1st AFCON Win Since 1978 Heroics

Cranes’ 1st AFCON Win Since 1978 Heroics

🕔19:28, 28.Jun 2019

By Satish Sekar at the Cairo International Stadium © Satish Sekar (June 22nd 2019) Historic It’s been a staggering four decades plus since the Cranes last tasted victory at the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. By far Uganda’s

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Pharaohs Defeat Warriors

Pharaohs Defeat Warriors

🕔10:20, 26.Jun 2019

By Satish Sekar at the Cairo International Stadium © Satish Sekar (June 21st 2019) Magnificent But for a defiant and superb performance by goalkeeper, Edmore Sibanda, standing in for the suspended George Chigova, the Pharaohs would have had an emphatic

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Water, Water, Everywhere … But No Drink Break 

Water, Water, Everywhere … But No Drink Break 

🕔17:01, 24.Jun 2019

By Satish Sekar at Cairo’s Al Salam Stadium © Satish Sekar (June 23rd 2019) Ignored The Atlas Lions’ Man of the Match, M’bark Boussoufa, revealed that he asked referee, Louis Hakizimana for a water break and was refused. The Rwandan

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AFCON, Temperature, Humidity

AFCON, Temperature, Humidity

🕔21:01, 21.Jun 2019

AFCON 2019 is about to start in Cairo’s International Stadium, 13.5 years after Egypt last hosted African football’s most prestigious event. That was the start of the Pharaohs’ unprecedented three in a row. Egypt then went through rough times, failing

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Carve Their Names

Carve Their Names

🕔15:39, 20.Jun 2019

Editor’s Note As African prepares to celebrate its most ambitious Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to date, we hope that the Confédération de Football Africaine (CAF) will honour the memory of AFCON icons who have passed away since the last

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Korea Republic Through to Historic Final

Korea Republic Through to Historic Final

🕔14:49, 15.Jun 2019

By Satish Sekar at Lublin’s Arena © Satish Sekar (June 11th 2019) Euphoria and Despair Korea Republic deservedly became the first Asian team since the change from FIFA World Youth Championship to Under-20 World Cup to reach the final. Ukraine

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Portugal Win Inaugural Nations League

Portugal Win Inaugural Nations League

🕔14:07, 15.Jun 2019

By Satish Sekar at Porto’s Estádio Dragão © Satish Sekar (June 9th 2019) More Than Just Ronaldo Portugal proved they were more than Cristiano Ronaldo plus others by claiming their second important piece of silverware in three years. Gonçalo Guedes’

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Pickford Stars as VAR Controversy Rages Again

Pickford Stars as VAR Controversy Rages Again

🕔17:09, 14.Jun 2019

By Satish Sekar in Guimarães’ Estádio D. Afonso Henriques © Satish Sekar (June 9th 2019) History Jordan Pickford made history this afternoon by becoming the first England goal-keeper to score and save a spot-kick in a penalty shootout when England

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No Quarter Given

No Quarter Given

🕔19:09, 11.Jun 2019

By Satish Sekar in Guimarães © Satish Sekar (June 8th 2019) Mountains to Climb Johan Carbonero’s red card for a reckless tackle on Ukraine’s Denys Popov less than 5 minutes before the scheduled end of play ended Colombia’s resistance. Los

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