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The Young Menas Make a Statement

The Young Menas Make a Statement

🕔15:43, 3.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar at Niamey’s Stade General Seyni Kountché © Satish Sekar (February 2nd 2019) Point Gained Both Niger and South Africa were content, if not satisfied, with a point apiece, from their 1-1 draw which opened the 21st Under-20

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Think Again

Think Again

🕔01:40, 3.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar in Niamey, Niger © Satish Sekar (February 2nd 2019) Grand Opening This afternoon the Under-20 AFCON will begin in Niger’s capital, Niamey. It will be a tournament conspicuous by the absence of Western journalists. Scouts may be

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Tiemogo Promises ‘Explosive’ Football

Tiemogo Promises ‘Explosive’ Football

🕔01:27, 3.Feb 2019

By Satish Sekar in Niamey © Satish Sekar (February 2nd 2019) Opening This afternoon Niger opens its Under-20 AFCON – the 21st – against Thabo Senong’s South Africa at Niamey’s Stade General Seyni Kountché. Yesterday, Niger’s coach, Soumaïla Tiemogo outlined

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South Africa Lose AFCON Bid

South Africa Lose AFCON Bid

🕔14:42, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Dakar © Satish Sekar (January 9th 2019) Humiliating Defeat South Africa’s bid to host AFCON for the second time in under a decade failed miserably yesterday. SAFA’s failure to secure governmental support played a part, although

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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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