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Fifa supremo Gianni Infantino rejects ‘colonialism’ criticism

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has rejected comments that the global soccer body has taken a “colonialist” attitude towards African football and its governing organisation CAF (Confederation of African Football).

CAF Congress holds Thursday, tough decisions expected

Africa’s football governing body, CAF is set to have a much-anticipated Congress on Thursday, where some far-reaching decisions including the idea to cede control of the body to FIFA are likely to dominate discussions.
Senegal team picture during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Senegal and Algeria at 30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 27 June 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Afcon: Senegal, Tunisia face-off in semi-final

Senegal has never been close to the finals of the African Cup of Nations after 17 years in its history.
Sadio Mane of Senegal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Quarterfinals match between Senegal and Benin at the 30 June Stadium, Cairo on the 10 July 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela-BackpagePix

AFCON: Senegal star Sadio Mane ‘absolute dream’ is parading trophy in Dakar

Senegal star Sadio Mane says helping Liverpool win the Champions League was special, but his “absolute dream” is parading the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy through the streets of Dakar.
Amadou Sagna has joined Belgian First Division A side Club Brugge from Senegalese club Cayor Foot.

Senegal’s Amadou Sagna joins Club Brugge

Amadou Sagna has joined Belgian First Division A side Club Brugge from Senegalese club Cayor Foot.
Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne is banking on the Egyptian fans to help his side beat Senegal in their final Group C match of the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Afcon: Egypt fans in red should support Kenya against Senegal – Sebastien Migne

Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne is banking on the Egyptian fans to help his side beat Senegal in their final Group C match of the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne has revealed captain Victor Wanyama will treat the team to a luncheon on Friday.

Afcon: Kenya skipper to treat squad after Tanzania comeback

Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne has revealed captain Victor Wanyama will treat the team to a luncheon on Friday.
Sadio Mane has set his sights on victory for Senegal against Algeria when they meet in their second Group C game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo on Thursday.

Afcon: Senegal’s Sadio Mane aiming for victory against Algeria

Sadio Mane has set his sights on victory for Senegal against Algeria when they meet in their second Group C game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo on Thursday.
Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye is eager to welcome Sadio Mane into the squad after he missed their opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations game against Tanzania on Sunday.

Premier League stars Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane renew rivalry at Afcon

Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane resume an English Premier League rivalry Thursday on a different stage when Algeria and Senegal clash at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Keita Balde of Senegal celebrates his goal with teammates Moussa Waque and Idrissa Gana Gueye of Senegal during the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Finals game between Senegal and Tanzania at 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on 23 June 2019. © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix.jpg

Afcon: Senegal’s Teranga Lions crush Tanzania

Senegal defeated Tanzania 2-0 in their opening 2019 AFCON game as the Teranga Lions put up a convincing display against Emmanuel Amuneke’s team on Sunday evening in Egypt.

Senegal protests over fraudulent oil deals

Oil, one of the world’s biggest source of income as well as trouble. Senegal being the latest country to be afflicted.
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.
Mohamed Salah’s introduction played a major role in Egypt defeating Guinea 3-1 in Alexandria in their final friendly before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Sunday.

Mo Salah, Egypt set for AFCON bow in stifling heat

All eyes will be on Mohamed Salah on Friday as the Egypt star looks to help the Africa Cup of Nations hosts launch their bid for a record-extending eighth title in style against Zimbabwe in the opening match of a tournament expanded to 24 teams for the first time.
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Nwankwo Kanu gets appointment for AFCON, six others

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed former Nigeria internationals Kanu Nwankwo in the class special envoy for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Egypt team director Ihab Leheta has revealed Mohamed Salah hasn’t joined up with the national team because he received an extended break after a long season with Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah planning Liverpool exit

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has reportedly rejected a €170m switch to Juventus – but could revisit the situation next summer.
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Senegal police detain protesters amid outcry over gas deal

Senegalese riot police fired tear gas and detained more than 20 people on Friday, at an unsanctioned protest in Dakar over a BBC report of allegations the president’s brother was involved in fraud related to two offshore gas blocks developed by BP PLC.
Flying Eagles captain Ikouwem Utin insists the side have what it takes to beat Senegal in today’s Round of 16 encounter at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland.

U20WC: We have enough quality to beat Senegal – Flying Eagles skipper

Flying Eagles captain Ikouwem Utin insists the side have what it takes to beat Senegal in today’s Round of 16 encounter at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland.
Former Nigeria youth international Terry Envoh has hailed the bright start the Nigeria U20 team have made at the ongoing Fifa U20 World Cup in Poland, but he has predicted tougher days ahead for the team.

U20WC: USA defeat was a one-off experience – Ikouwem Utin

Flying Eagles’ Ikouwem Udo Utin has asserted that it will be payback time for the Junior Teranga Lions of Senegal when both teams square up in the second round of the ongoing Fifa U20 World Cup in Poland.

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Police arraign architect for allegedly impersonating ICPC official

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Stoke City send warning to other clubs over Peter Etebo

Stoke City have sent a warning to other clubs over the availability of Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo in the transfer market.