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Moroccan refusal to host African Cup rooted in fear and prejudice

By James M. Dorsey Morocco’s refusal to host next month’s 2014 African Cup of Nations football tournament out of fear that it could import the Ebola virus from West Africa spotlights complex relations between the continent’s Arab and sub-Saharan nations as well as the non-transparent inner workings of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), a …

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South African ‘hard men’ to miss Egypt

By David Legge /AFP JOHANNESBURG: South Africa will lack injured ‘hard men’ Bongani Khumalo and Thanduyise Khuboni when they face defending champions Egypt in a crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next month. Victory for Bafana Bafana (The Boys) on June 5 at the 73,000-seat Cairo Stadium would eliminate the Pharaohs from the race for places …


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