1. Winners and Losers from AFCON 2015 Draw

    The draw for the Cup of Nations tournament took place last night in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea. The competition has had a troubled history to date, notably a last-minute venue change when Morocco refused to host due to the Ebola crisis...

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  2. Breaking Down Yaya Toure's Form for Manchester City so Far This Season

    Last season, Yaya Toure once again drove Manchester City to the Premier League title. In doing so, he scored 20 goals, becoming only the second midfielder (after Frank Lampard ) to break the 20-goal mark in the Premier League era...

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  3. A Progress Report on the Form of Bayern Munich Signing Mehdi Benatia

    When CAF released their shortlist for the African Player of the Year award, few would have been surprised to see Mehdi Benatia 's name...

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  4. Biggest Villain in World Football in November

    Unfortunately, world football courted its fair share of unsavoury headlines in November. The kerfuffle over the Africa Cup of Nations neither reflected entirely well on CAF , the Confederation of Africa Football, or would-be hosts Morocco...

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  5. Top 5 Saves from World Football in November

    November was a fine month for goalkeepers. Numerous top stars improved their reputations with vital contributions in the Champions League and across the European divisions...

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  6. Picking a World Football Best XI for November

    In this feature we celebrate the Best XI in world football for the month of November. Having drawn up a shortlist of more than 350 names, considering leagues across the world, continental ...

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  7. Analysing the African Hits and Misses of Champions League Matchday 5

    This week saw the penultimate round of Champions League group-stage matches. Several teams sealed their progression to the last 16, others moved closer and a number of sides were eliminated from the tournament...

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  8. 5 Teams Who Are Likely to Panic Buy in the January Transfer Window

    The January transfer window is just over a month away. While the complexion of the Premier League will certainly change between now and the opening of the markets on New Year’s ...

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  9. 5 Players to Watch in Champions League Matchday 5

    Champions League action returns this week with a whole series of potentially decisive and indisputably mouth-watering clashes. Several key issues are set to be settled on Matchday 5, the penultimate round of group-stage fixtures...

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  10. Ranking the Early Favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations

    Cup of Nations qualifying concluded on Wednesday, with the final tournament places being claimed by teams from across Africa...

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  11. AFCON Pendulum Swings Back to South Africa as Fallen Champs Nigeria Lick Wounds

    Finally, for the first time since their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Republic of Congo, Nigeria had their destiny in their own hands...

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  12. Winners and Losers from Final Day of AFCON Qualifying

    The qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations were wrapped up today with a full schedule of fixtures across the continent...

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  13. 5 Players to Watch in AFCON Qualifiers on November 19

    Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers conclude Wednesday with a full schedule of matches across the continent. Heading into this final round of group-stage fixtures, five automatic places remain up for grabs...

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  14. Euro 2016: Winners and Losers from November 15 Games

    The European Championship qualifiers continued on Saturday night with another batch of matches across the continent. There were nine games Saturday, with victories for the likes of Spain, England and Switzerland...

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  15. Euro 2016: Winners and Losers from November 14 Games

    International football returned across Europe with the resumption of Euro 2016 qualifiers. There were eight matches on Friday evening, including victories for the likes of Germany, Portugal and Denmark...

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  16. From Morocco to Equatorial Guinea: The Afcon Debacle

    Finally, after weeks of deliberation and doubt, CAF have confirmed that the 2015 Cup of Nations will be held in Equatorial Guinea...

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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