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Ready to Grumble

Ready to Grumble

🕔14:34, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Dakar © Satish Sekar (January 9th 2019) Their Turn When Cameroon won the right to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations there were few arguments. The Indomitable Lions had only played a home AFCON once

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Expansion – The Hidden Cost

Expansion – The Hidden Cost

🕔14:25, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Dakar © Satish Sekar (January 8th 2019) Overdrive AFCON had been reorganised – it went from 16 teams to 24 and moved to the summer, immediately causing huge problems for Cameroon. It had to provide 50%

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The Great Conspiracy

The Great Conspiracy

🕔14:09, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Dakar © Satish Sekar (January 8th 2019) The Great Pretence As conspiracy theories go this one’s spectacular – a spectacular failure that is. CAF would strip Cameroon of hosting rights for the 2019 tournament as the

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The Great Conspiracy

The Great Conspiracy

🕔13:58, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Dakar © Satish Sekar (January 8th 2019) The Great Pretence As conspiracy theories go this one’s spectacular – a spectacular failure that is. Morocco is not going to host AFCON 2019 and Cameroon will host it

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Double Header

Double Header

🕔20:28, 2.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar at Windhoek’s Sam Nujoma Stadium © (November 25th 2018) The second and third placed Tura magic and Mighty Gunners met in a lop-sided encounter with saw Ghanaian legend Mohammed Gargo incensed at the quality of officiating. Tura

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Brave Warriors earn Historic Win over Black Stars

Brave Warriors earn Historic Win over Black Stars

🕔20:02, 2.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar at Windhoek’s Sam Nujoma Stadium © Satish Sekar (November 24th 2018) Ricardo Mannetti’s Brave Warriors retained the Dr Hage Geingob Cup today, beating Maxwell Konadu’s Africa-based Black Stars 4-1 on penalties after an entertaining 1-1 draw. Petrus

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African Greats who Deserved Better

African Greats who Deserved Better

🕔20:25, 21.Dec 2018

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (November 10th 2018) Pioneers Still reeling from the death in September of Zambian pioneering footballer, Ken Banda, African football has been plunged into mourning once more. Salifu Fuseini, a winner of Ghana’s historic AFCON

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Espérance Edge Guadalajara After Dramatic Evening of VAR

Espérance Edge Guadalajara After Dramatic Evening of VAR

🕔10:55, 20.Dec 2018

By Satish Sekar in the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al-Ain © Satish Sekar (December 18th 2018) Penalties Reduced to nine men Espérance Sportive de Tunis beat CD Guadalajara 6-5 in the penalty shoot-out to claim 5th place in the World

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The Hosting Game

The Hosting Game

🕔20:05, 17.Dec 2018

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (December 16th 2018) The conspiracy theorists were half right. Ever since Ahmad Ahmad ousted Issa Hayatou last year and the new CAF President organised a symposium in Morocco to plan the direction African football

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Football and Politics (Part One)

Football and Politics (Part One)

🕔19:37, 17.Dec 2018

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (December 17th 2018) Politics and football don’t mix. It’s often repeated, but it’s a false mantra. Politics is never far from sport. There was a war over a football match between El Salvador and

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