African Soccer 22.10.2018 02:59 pm

Caf history seekers Primeiro hold slim advantage

Primeiro Agosto take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of a CAF Champions League semi-final against Esperance in Tunisia Tuesday hoping to become the first Angolan finalists.

The closest a club from the oil-rich southern Africa state has come to reaching the tile decider was Petro Atletico getting to the 2001 semi-finals before losing on penalties.

Caf history seekers Primeiro hold slim advantage
Caf history seekers Primeiro hold slim advantage

Caf history seekers Primeiro hold slim advantage

Primeiro Agosto take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of a CAF Champions League semi-final against Esperance in Tunisia Tuesday hoping to become the first Angolan finalists.

Tunisia football fans in shock after coach Benzarti is sacked
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Tunisia football fans in shock after coach Benzarti is sacked

Tunisian football fans are still coming to terms with the weekend’s shock announcement that coach Faozi Benzarti has been sacked after only three matches into his tenure.
There is no time to have excuses – Bafana captain
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There is no time to have excuses – Bafana captain

Hlatshwayo defended coach Stuart Baxter, who failed to mastermind another win against the low-ranked Seychelles.
Frustration for Bafana as goals dry up in the Seychelles
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Frustration for Bafana as goals dry up in the Seychelles

Unlike the previous match at the FNB Stadium, Bafana were to find the island nation a far tougher nut to crack.
Madagascar reach Africa Cup of Nations for first time
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Madagascar reach Africa Cup of Nations for first time

Madagascar won a place at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time when they triumphed 1-0 at home against Equatorial Guinea in Group A Tuesday.
Blow by blow: Seychelles vs South Africa
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Blow by blow: Seychelles vs South Africa

Hello and welcome to Phakaaathi’s live reporting of this Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Seychelles and South Africa
Bafana starting XI for Seychelles clash
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Bafana starting XI for Seychelles clash

Striker Dino Ndlovu starts in place of midfielder Aubrey Modiba for today’s return leg of their 2019 AFCON Group E qualifier against Seychelles.
Nigeria coach Rohr expects tough Libya rematch
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Nigeria coach Rohr expects tough Libya rematch

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he expects a challenging Africa Cup of Nations qualifier rematch against Libya on Tuesday despite trouncing the north Africans at the weekend.
Kenya down Ethiopia to edge towards Nations Cup spot
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Kenya down Ethiopia to edge towards Nations Cup spot

Kenya beat Ethiopia 3-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations Cup Group F qualifier on Sunday to move closer to a place in next year’s finals in Cameroon.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah injured in Afcon qualifier for Egypt
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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah injured in Afcon qualifier for Egypt

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah went off injured after scoring for Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) in Cairo, on Friday.
Nigeria’s Rohr warns coach’s departure may motivate Libya
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Nigeria’s Rohr warns coach’s departure may motivate Libya

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes the sudden resignation of Libya coach Adel Amrouche could motivate their rivals even more ahead of a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.
Zambia survive Mweene howler to defeat Guinea-Bissau
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Zambia survive Mweene howler to defeat Guinea-Bissau

A howler by goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene condemned Zambia to an anxious finish before they beat Guinea-Bissau 2-1 Wednesday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Lusaka.
Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to be used in Caf finals
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Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to be used in Caf finals

Video Assistant Referees (VAR) technology will be used for the first time in Africa this year when the Caf finals are played in November.
Nigerian captain Mikel left out of squad
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Nigerian captain Mikel left out of squad

Nigerian captain John Mikel Obi is still recovering from an injury and has been left out of the Super Eagles squad for back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Libya this month.
Controversial Gyan a surprise inclusion in Ghana squad
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Controversial Gyan a surprise inclusion in Ghana squad

Ghana’s coach Kwesi Appiah on Wednesday sprung a surprise by including the controversial Asamoah Gyan in the squad for the upcoming 2019 Afcon qualifiers against Sierra Leone.
Soliman stars as Ahly build two-goal advantage
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Soliman stars as Ahly build two-goal advantage

Walid Soliman starred for Al Ahly of Egypt as they built a 2-0 first-leg lead over Entente Setif of Algeria in Cairo Tuesday in a CAF Champions League semi-final.
Angolans Primeiro dream of CAF Champions League glory
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Angolans Primeiro dream of CAF Champions League glory

Having toppled African club football giants TP Mazembe, Angolan outfit Primeiro Agosto are hoping to become the first CAF Champions League finalists from Angola.
African players in Europe: Gervinho stars, Salah struggles
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African players in Europe: Gervinho stars, Salah struggles

Ivorian Gervinho caught the eye among the African stars in Europe for a second successive weekend as Egyptian Mohamed Salah struggled to replicate his form of last season.
Esperance hot favourites against Primeiro in Caf Champs League semifinal
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Esperance hot favourites against Primeiro in Caf Champs League semifinal

Tunisian giants Esperance will be hoping to strike first when they play Angolan club Primeiro de Agosto in a Caf Champions League semifinal first-leg match in Luanda on Tuesday night.
Pirates close gap on Chiefs in African club rankings
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Pirates close gap on Chiefs in African club rankings

Although they are still ranked below their rivals Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates have been one of the biggest movers in the African club rankings.
Cousin appointed sole Gabon coach after Aubameyang’s father rejects job
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Cousin appointed sole Gabon coach after Aubameyang’s father rejects job

Former Gabon international Daniel Cousin has become the sole coach of the national team after Pierre-Francois Aubame Eyang, father of Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, refused an offer to join the set-up.
Enyimba discover scoring form to rout Rayon
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Enyimba discover scoring form to rout Rayon

Enyimba of Nigeria brushed aside months of poor finishing to thrash Rayon Sports of Rwanda 5-1 Sunday and reach the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals.
No need for Bafana to panic – Modiba
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No need for Bafana to panic – Modiba

SuperSport United and Bafana Bafana versatile player Aubrey Modiba has called for calm ahead of the national team’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Benhalib nearer Caf Cup record after winner for Raja
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Benhalib nearer Caf Cup record after winner for Raja

Mahmoud Benhalib moved closer to a Caf Confederation Cup record by scoring the winner for Raja Casablanca of Morocco on Sunday in a 2-1 quarter-final first leg victory over CARA in Congo Brazzaville.
Nigeria coach Yusuf banned, fined over payment
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Nigeria coach Yusuf banned, fined over payment

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for 12 months and fined him $5,000 (4,300 euros) for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents.
Salah scores twice, misses two penalties in Egypt romp
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Salah scores twice, misses two penalties in Egypt romp

Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah scored twice and missed two penalties as Egypt made a dream debut under Mexican coach Javier Aguirre by crushing Niger 6-0 Saturday in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

 

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