Game-Changer

Game-Changer

🕔16:48, 14.Jul 2019

By Satish Sekar in Cairo © Satish Sekar (July 12th 2019) Fine Margins Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles ended Madagascar’s fairy-tale last night, and will face Sénégal in the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations on Bastille Day. They got there

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The Dark Arts

The Dark Arts

🕔20:41, 13.Jul 2019

By Satish Sekar in Cairo © Satish Sekar (July 13th 2019) Blatant June 25th 1982, ‘The Disgrace of Gijón’ robbed Algeria of the chance to progress as eventual finalists, West Germany, and Austria, knowing the result that suited both, as

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Minnows No More

Minnows No More

🕔20:55, 11.Jul 2019

By Satish Sekar in Cairo © Satish Sekar (July 11th 2019) Respect Alain Giresse, once part of a divine French midfield triumvirate that included Jean Tigana and former UEFA President, Michel Platini, is well travelled in African football. Now coaching

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Baxter on VAR, Apologies and Consequences

Baxter on VAR, Apologies and Consequences

🕔19:44, 10.Jul 2019

By Satish Sekar at the Cairo International Stadium © Satish Sekar (July 10th 2019) Baxter on VAR Tonight, the Bafana Bafana play Nigeria’s Super Eagles in a quarter-final of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). They have not had

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VAR Appears at AFCON

VAR Appears at AFCON

🕔18:24, 10.Jul 2019

By Satish Sekar in Cairo International Stadium © Satish Sekar (July 10th 2019) Surprise VAR, absent when needed earlier, makes its first appearance today. And one match is intriguing. Nigeria and South Africa will meet for the third time in

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Zambia’s Iconic Captain Dies

Zambia’s Iconic Captain Dies

🕔21:10, 5.Jul 2019

By Satish Sekar in Egypt © Satish Sekar (June 29th 2019) Zambian Legend Dickson Makwaza, the longest serving captain Zambia ever had, died in his sleep aged 76 in the early hours of June 29th. Makwaza led Zambia to one

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Indomitable Lions Tame African Wild Dog

Indomitable Lions Tame African Wild Dog

🕔21:01, 4.Jul 2019

By Satish Sekar at Ismaïlia’s Stadium © Satish Sekar (June 25th 2019) Order Restored Yaya Banana and, substitute, Stéphane Bahoken’s second half goals gave Clarence Seedorf’s Cameroon the 3-point start they were looking for in Group F’s opening fixture. Ghana

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Kodjia Spares Elephants’ Blushes

Kodjia Spares Elephants’ Blushes

🕔13:20, 4.Jul 2019

By Satish Sekar at Cairo’s Al Salam Stadium © Satish Sekar (June 24th 2019) Unconvincing, But These Elephants’ Memories Are Short Ivory Coast’s Elephants overcame a largely defensive Bafana Bafana through Jonathan Kodjia’s second half strike. South Africa sat back

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