1. Yaya Toure's Manchester City Form Threatens Ivory Coast Rebuilding Operation

    Anyone who still believes in the fallacy of immortality in football ought to take a look at Yaya Toure. At the end of last season, the Ivorian midfielder was untouchable at Manchester City ...

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  2. What Can AC Milan Realistically Expect from Michael Essien This Season?

    Nine years after he first arrived at Chelsea , Michael Essien left Stamford Bridge on a free transfer to AC Milan ...

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  3. Gervinho and the 5 African Players to Watch in the 2014-15 Champions League

    The Champions League returns tonight, with Europe’s finest beginning to contest the group stage, all with the ambition of competing in the final on June 6 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin...

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  4. 10 Players with Points to Prove in 2014-15 Champions League

    The Champions League group stage returns this week with an enticing collection of high-profile matches. Real Madrid’s dramatic victory over city rivals Atletico in last season's ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 3 months ago 6,526 reads 9 comments

  5. Top 10 Transfers of African Players in the 2014 Summer Window

    The transfer window has now closed, and the international break has given new recruits a chance to bed-in at their new clubs and reflect on their futures within a fresh environment...

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  6. Winners and Losers from Afcon Qualifiers on September 10

    The African Cup of Nations qualifiers continued on Wednesday with a full programme of matches. Once again, as the groups begin to take shape, the contests were filled with goals and drama...

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  7. Yaya Toure and the Stars to Watch in AFCON Qualification This Week

    Qualification for the 2015 African Cup of Nations continues on Wednesday with a whole selection of matches across the continent...

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  8. AFCON Review: Cameroon on Track After World Cup Woe, but Nigeria Embarrassed

    Africa’s nations were in action on Saturday as qualification for the 2015 African Cup of Nations began with a bang...

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  9. Winners and Losers from Euro 2016 Qualifiers on September 7

    The World Cup remains fresh in the memory, but already competitive international football has returned with the beginning of qualification for Euro 2016...

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  10. Premier League Stars Who Could Be Decisive in AFCON Qualifiers

    African international football returns this weekend with a double series of qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations...

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  11. 5 Bold Predictions for Samuel Eto'o's Everton Career

    Once Liverpool secured the signing of Mario Balotelli , the path was cleared for local rivals Everton to step in to secure a move for free agent Samuel Eto ’o...

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  12. Biggest Star in World Football in August

    In selecting world football’s star man for August, it was perhaps inevitable that a Chelsea player would come under consideration...

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  13. 15 Transfer Deadline Day Loan Deals That Would Make Sense

    The transfer window is drawing to a close. While the big-money moves and high-profile switches have attracted the most attention, a number of important loan deals will likely take place between now and September 1...

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  14. African Players to Watch in Champions League This Season

    The pool of African players at the truly elite end of the European game appears to be diminishing. Legendary forwards Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba are now 33 and 36, ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 4 months ago 1,822 reads 3 comments

  15. Samuel Eto'o and African Players That Could Transfer Before the Window Closes

    There is less than a week to go before the summer transfer window closes across Europe. However, the next few days promise to be frantic and fraught as clubs across the world seek ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 4 months ago 2,036 reads 0 comments

  16. 10 Deals That Would Spice Up the Final Weeks of the Summer Transfer Window

    As the summer transfer window approaches its conclusion, the deals are coming in thick and fast. There have already been some major moves, with players such as Alexis Sanchez, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez and Luis Suarez switching clubs...

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  17. 10 Young African Players Poised to Break out in 2014/15

    This feature profiles 10 young African players who could be poised to enjoy breakout campaigns over the 2014/15 season...

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  18. Why Demba Ba Will Shock Arsenal in Champions League Qualifier

    Arsenal meet Besiktas on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier. Speaking ahead of the teams’ first meeting in Istanbul, Arsene Wenger , as ...

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  19. 5 Things to Expect from Emmanuel Adebayor at Tottenham This Season

    As one of the more unpredictable characters in the Premier League, it’s perhaps unwise to present “five things to expect from Emmanuel Adebayor at Tottenham this season...

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  20. Christian Atsu and 5 African Youngsters to Benefit from Loan Moves This Season

    It was perhaps inevitable that Christian Atsu would be sent out on loan this season. Chelsea have stockpiled young (African) talent over the last few years and it’s clear that ...

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  21. Why Serge Aurier Will Have a Huge Season at PSG

    For much of last season, one of the great inevitabilities of African football was that Serge Aurier would make a major summer move...

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  22. Why Keeping Yaya Toure Was So Vital for Manchester City

    At times this summer, it looked like Yaya Toure ’s prosperous relationship with Manchester City would be coming to an end...

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  23. How Chelsea Forward Victor Moses Can Get His Career Back on Track

    Back in the summer of 2012, as Victor Moses prepared to swap Wigan Athletic for Chelsea , Latics chairman Dave Whelan was typically vocal in his criticism of the move. Initially, the fee was a sticking point...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 4 months ago 4,851 reads 5 comments

  24. Ranking the 5 Best South African Footballers of All Time

    This article celebrates the greatest South African footballers of all time. Bafana Bafana may have fallen on hard times, having failed to qualify for the last three World Cup finals, ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 5 months ago 5,452 reads 15 comments

  25. Why Did It Go Wrong for Saphir Taider at Inter Milan?

    Southampton announced the transfer of Saphir Taider on Wednesday. The Algeria midfielder has joined the club on a season-long loan deal from Internazionale, with Dani Osvaldo moving in the opposite direction...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 5 months ago 4,883 reads 6 comments