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Cheikhou Kouyate has expressed his displeasure after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was moved back to January, a departure from the 2019 edition where it was staged in the summer.

Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate frowns at Africa Cup of Nations’ move to January

Cheikhou Kouyate has expressed his displeasure after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was moved back to January, a departure from the 2019 edition where it was staged in the summer.
Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew has described Thursday's sublime individual goal against West Ham United in the Premier League as one of the best he has scored.

Jordan Ayew makes bold statement with sensational solo strike against West Ham

Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew has described Thursday's sublime individual goal against West Ham United in the Premier League as "one of the best" he has scored.
Senegal Coach Aliou Cissé during his team’s 2-1 victory over Poland in first-round group play. Senegal will play Japan on Sunday. Felipe Trueba|EPA, via Shutterstock

AFCON: We’re challengers, not favourites – Senegal coach

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse played down his team’s billing as Africa Cup of Nations title favourites Saturday as they prepare to face Tanzania in their opening match without suspended star forward Sadio Mane.
Senegal forward Sadio Mane has hit out at the poor state of the pitch of Stade Lat Dior after Saturday’s Group A 2-0 win over Madagascar.

AFCON: Sadio Mane headlines Senegal squad

Senegal have released a preliminary 25-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), with Sadio Mane the star of Cisse’s side.
Michy Batshuayi

Cheikhou Kouyate: Michy Batshuayi will ‘score more goals’ for Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is confident that teammate Michy Batshuayi's goalscoring prowess will help the team.
Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal from the penalty spot. Photograph- Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

Crystal Palace end Arsenal’s 11-game winning streak

Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic scored twice from the penalty spot to earn his side a dramatic draw against Arsenal and end the Gunners’ 11-game winning run.
Senegal Coach Aliou Cissé during his team’s 2-1 victory over Poland in first-round group play. Senegal will play Japan on Sunday. Felipe Trueba|EPA, via Shutterstock

Aliou Cisse targets AFCON 2019 success for Senegal

Senegal coach Aliou Cissé says his target is to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as he unveiled a 23-man squad for their qualifier away to Equatorial Guinea next month.
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse looks on during his team's World Cup match against Poland

Senegal’s Aliou Cisse names five uncapped players in squad

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has named five uncapped players in his 23-man squad for the Teranga Lions' 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Madagascar next month.

Jurgen Klopp: Wilfried Zaha’s new deal like a ‘spectacular transfer’ for Crystal Palace

Jurgen Klopp believes Wilfried Zaha's contract extension is the equivalent of a "spectacular transfer" for Crystal Palace.
Kepa Arrizabalaga

All Premier League completed transfer deals

The Premier League summer transfer window was shut on Thursday with the familiar craze of the deadline day. Several teams bolstered their side while some didn't bother getting new faces in.
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha

Roy Hodgson dismisses reports Wilfried Zaha wants to leave Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has rubbished reports Wilfried Zaha has asked to leave the club this summer.

West Ham sack recruitment chief Tony Henry over African player comments

West Ham have sacked director of player recruitment Tony Henry over claims he said the club would not sign any more African players.

What they said at the World Cup 2018 draw

The World Cup 2018 draw in Moscow on Friday threw up some tantalising group-stage encounters for next year’s finals, including 2010 winners Spain’s clash against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

David Moyes off the mark as West Ham draw with Leicester City

David Moyes saw West Ham secure a first point of his reign as the Premier League strugglers' manager in a 1-1 draw at home to Leicester City on Friday.

West Ham stun Tottenham Hotspur to reach League Cup quarters

West Ham completed a stunning turnaround on Wednesday, roaring back from two goals down against Tottenham Hotspur to reach the League Cup quarter-finals while Chelsea saw off the challenge of Everton.

Lukaku, Sterling keep Manchester clubs on top

Raheem Sterling shone for Manchester City and Romelu Lukaku delivered for Manchester United as the Manchester clubs maintained a tight grip on the Premier League title race with Saturday victories.

Kane brace keeps West Ham in the mire

Harry Kane struck twice as 10-man Tottenham Hotspur survived a late scare to maintain their perfect away record with a 3-2 victory at West Ham United on Saturday.

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Report: Atletico Madrid players infuriated at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

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Odion Ighalo has become the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United following his debut against Chelsea.

Andreas Pereira: Odion Ighalo has settled well into life at Manchester United

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Adamawa workers issue strike notice over new minimum wage

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Pastor Paul Enenche

Paul Enenche: Enough of bloodshed, reign of terror in Nigeria

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World Bank approves $250 million facility for Ogun

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