1. Key Issues to Watch for in AFCON Qualifiers on November 14 and 15

    African international qualifiers return this weekend with a full schedule across the continent. Contests on Friday and Saturday should see a whole swathe of sides book their places at the Cup of Nations before the final round of qualifiers in midweek...

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  2. 5 Players to Watch out for During AFCON Qualifiers on November 14 and 15

    Cup of Nations qualifiers return this weekend with a full schedule of matches across the continent. At the time of writing, only two sides have confirmed their spot at African football’s showcase event...

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  3. Why Newcastle Boss Alan Pardew Must Pin His Faith in Mehdi Abeid

    What a turnaround it’s been at Newcastle United . Alan Pardew has lifted the Magpies from the grasp of a seemingly inescapable nadir and re-imbued the side with a sense of optimism...

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  4. Why Spurs Would Be the Ideal Next Destination for Swansea's Wilfried Bony

    A whole clutch of top Premier League sides appear to be set to miss out on Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony as the striker looks primed to sign a contract extension with Swansea City ...

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  5. What Role Can John Obi Mikel Realistically Play for Chelsea?

    After several years of imbalance, John Obi Mikel appears to have found his level at Chelsea . Several years ago, he was an influential member of the first XI...

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  6. Biggest Villain in World Football in October

    There were one or two notable scapegoats who could have been chosen for our biggest villain in world football in October. Aston Villa was an initial port of call—the Birmingham -based club endured an horrific month...

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  7. Predicting the Top African Scorers in the Premier League

    The Premier League is only nine games old, but already 16 African players have found themselves among the goals. Last year, Yaya Toure was the continent’s highest scorer in the top flight...

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  8. A Progress Report on Chelsea's Everton Loanee Christian Atsu

    Ghana winger Christian Atsu has been at Everton for over two months, and we are perhaps in a position to evaluate his contribution to date...

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  9. Top 10 Africans to Play in the Bundesliga

    The Bundesliga may not have a history of African participation quite as celebrated as that of France or England, but many fine players from the continent have starred in the German top flight...

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  10. Why Senegal Must Pick Diafra Sakho

    Despite his superb start to life in the Premier League, Diafra Sakho was overlooked by Senegal manager Alain Giresse for the team’s recent Cup of Nations double-header against Tunisia...

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  11. What Can Everton Realistically Expect from Christian Atsu in 2014/15 Season?

    There was much excitement when Christian Atsu initially signed for Everton this summer. Since then, however, the optimism has faded somewhat as the Chelsea man has struggled to assert himself within Roberto Martinez ’s plans...

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  12. Top 10 African Performers Halfway Through Champions League Group Stage

    The 2014-15 Champions League group stage is already three matches old. The eight groups are starting to take shape and various sides are emerging as early contenders for the most prestigious title in European club football...

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  13. Victor Moses and the African Issues in World Football and Champions League

    It’s been an exciting week for African players and the continental game. The Cup of Nations qualifiers played out last week, but there are doubts about both the viability and the destination of the tournament...

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  14. 5 Bold Predictions for Champions League Matchday 3

    The Champions League returns this week with an exciting collection of matches. Two games into Europe’s premier club competition, and the group stages have already begun to take shape...

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  15. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and 5 African Players to Watch This Weekend

    After a break for international football, domestic action returns this weekend with a full schedule of matches across Europe. As ever, African competitors will be among the continent’s key protagonists...

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  16. From AFCON Champion to the Sack: Charting the Fall of Nigeria's Stephen Keshi

    Nigeria, like Ghana last month, opted to wait until a cathartic victory before dismissing their manager. Heading into their Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan, Stephen Keshi ’s side had won only one of their previous eleven games...

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  17. Winners and Losers from Afcon Qualifiers

    International football continued across Africa on Wednesday with Round 4 of the qualification matches for the 2015 Cup of Nations. The continent’s schedule was jam-packed, with 14 games taking place within a seven-hour period...

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  18. 6 Headlines to Watch in the Midweek Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers

    Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers return on Wednesday with a full schedule of matches across the continent. The weekend’s fixtures brought some fine matches, spectacular goals and dramatic shocks...

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  19. Best and Worst of Weekend's Afcon Qualifiers

    Cup of Nations qualifiers resumed this weekend with a full schedule across the continent. We are currently at the halfway point of qualification for the continental showpiece in Morocco and the seven groups are beginning to take shape...

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  20. African Giants Set to Miss out on Cup of Nations

    At the halfway point of the group stage of 2015 Cup of Nations qualification, some of Africa’s major sides are in danger of missing out on the January showpiece in Morocco...

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  21. Yaya Toure's Form and Issues to Watch in AFCON 2015 Qualifiers

    The African Cup of Nations is only three months away, but as of yet, only hosts Morocco have been confirmed as participants at the continental high table. In a week’s time, that should all change...

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  22. 10 Players with Points to Prove in AFCON Qualifiers on October 10-11

    International football returns to Africa this weekend with rounds three and four of Cup of Nations qualification. During the opening series of matches, various players shone and several sides performed exceptionally...

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  23. 5 Players to Watch in AFCON Qualifiers on October 10-11

    African international football returns this week with the first of a series of Cup of Nations qualification doubleheaders...

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  24. 10 Key Talking Points in World Football for Weekend of September 27

    It was another intriguing weekend in world football. There were a number of intense derby matches, transfer rumours aplenty and a pair of continental Champions League semi-finals...

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  25. Top 15 African Players in the Champions League in the Past 10 Years

    During the first round of Champions League group-stage matches, two African players particularly stood out. As discussed in the African Football Weekly podcast , Gervinho and Yacine Brahimi both excelled for AS Roma and FC Porto respectively...

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