Latest in Tag: Afcon Highlight

Latest in Tag: Afcon


AFCON 2017 Review: Cameroon fairytale makes up for disappointments

The African Nations Cup was plagued by low scoring, the usual empty seats and apathy among the people of host nation Gabon. But on the field, Cameroon’s surprise success gave us a wonderful narrative yet again.Almost all African Nations Cups follow the same pattern. Organizational difficulties at first, some political opposition and a lot of …

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Luckless Cuper loses his 13th final match

Cameroon national team beat its Egyptian counterpart 2-1, in the final match of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) held at Danjundje stadium in Gabon, claiming their fifth AFCON title. It was the 13th final-match defeat for Egypt’s head coach, Hector Cuper, in his career. It seems that losing in the finals is a jinx …

Alaa Moustafa

The economics of football championships between fans and coffee shops 

Since the 2006, 2008, and 2010 African Cup of Nations, football became very important to Egyptians, as the country won the title three times in a row. Egyptians are very keen and excited to watch football matches with friends or family. Moreover, they prefer to watch the matches while having hot drinks and smoking shisha …

Hisham Salah

AFCON 2017: Late winner brings consolation prize to Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso waited until just before full time to down Ghana in the third place Africa Cup of Nations playoffs. It was their second-best finish in the continental tournament.Burkina Faso 1-0 Ghana (Traore 89′) Burkina Faso has finished in third place at the 2017 African Cup of Nations, beating Ghana in Saturday’s third-place match in …

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AFCON 2017: Cameroon goalkeeping icon hails a new hero after semifinal triumph

Cameroon have reached the AFCON final despite turmoil on and off the field. Former national team goalkeeper Joseph-Antoine Bell has told DW that Cameroon’s rich pedigree between the posts stands them in good stead.Since Cameroon defied the odds by beating Ghana to make the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final, their 21-year-old goalkeeper, Fabrice Ondoa, …

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AFCON 2017: Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0, will face Egypt in final

Cameroon struck twice in the second half to secure passage to the Africa Cup of Nations final, putting the result beyond any doubt with a second in stoppage time. Egypt now await Cameroon, in a repeat of 2008’s final.Cameroon 2-0 Ghana (Ngadeu-Ngadjui ’72, Bassogog ’90+3) For the third time, Cameroon and Egypt will face off …

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AFCON 2017: Cameroon do it the hard way as Ghana semi approaches

African football powerhouses Cameroon and Ghana are set to meet in the second semifinal of the Nations Cup. Cameroon have belied their troubled preparation by making the last four but are now embroiled in a bonus row.Both teams are four-time continental champions but despite their pedigree, success in the Africa Cup of Nations has eluded …

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AFCON 2017: Burkina Faso meet Egypt in semifinal full of contrasts

Burkina Faso may look like the surprise name in the last four of the African Nations Cup but they deserve their place with the big boys. Egypt though are record seven-times winners, writes Mark Meadows in Libreville.The Stallions of Burkina Faso have never reached a World Cup finals. They keep their powder dry for the …

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Egypt only to qualify for Afcon 2017 quarterfinals in four cases

Egypt’s national team can finally take a deep breath after their last-minute win against Uganda 1-0 on Saturday in their second group D game at the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon. The Pharaohs occupied the second place in their group with four points, while Ghana secured its qualification for the next stage with …

Alaa Moustafa

AFCON 2017: Gabon out as Burkina Faso, Cameroon advance

Hosts Gabon could not make it out of the group stage of the African Cup of Nations with their third consecutive draw in the tournament. Burkina Faso soared to the top of the group after beating Guinea-Bissau.Gabon 0-0 Cameroon Gabon failed to get the win they needed to advance to their third knockout stage appearance …

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AFCON 2017: Ghana secures a spot in the AFCON quarterfinals

Asamoah Gyan scored the lone goal Ghana needed against Mali to secure their second group stage win. Ghana joins Senegal in the quarterfinal field of the African Cup of Nations.Ghana 1-0 Mali (Gyan 22′) Ghana, runners-up in 2015, secured a spot in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations for the sixth consecutive tournament …

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AFCON 2017: Rahman injured as Ghana beat Uganda

Schalke defender Baba Rahman went of injured in the first half for Ghana but they were cheered by Andre Ayew’s first-half penalty in a 1-0 win over Uganda. Mali face Egypt in the late Group D game.Ghana 1-0 Uganda (Ayew 32′ pen) A penalty just after the half hour from striker Ayew was enough for …

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AFCON 2017: Mahrez double saves Algeria, Mane leads Senegal to win

A brace from newly crowned African Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez saved Algeria from defeat to unfancied Zimbabwe in their African Cup of Nations opener. In Sunday’s late game, Sadio Mane helped Senegal to victory.Algeria 2– 2 Zimbabwe Mahrez 12′, 82′ – Mahachi 17′, Mushekwi 29′ (pen) The Leicester City winger opened the scoring …

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Late equalizer denies Aubameyang’s Gabon, Cameroon draw with Burkina Faso

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looked to have got host nation Gabon’s party started at AFCON 2017, but a late Guinea Bissau equalizer spoilt the fun. The other group A game between Cameroon and Burkina Faso also finished 1-1.Gabon 1 -1 Guinea Bissau (Aubameyang 52 – Soares 90+1) The Borussia Dortmund striker’s tap in shortly after the break …

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