Traore hands Burkina third spot

Alain Traore’s fine second half strike handed Burkina Faso third place at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations as they beat Ghana 1-0 on Saturday night at Stade Port-Gentil. Ghana had a bright start in the first five minutes and Agyemang Badu missed a header from close range after a great cross from the

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Egypt advance to Afcon final

Egypt advanced to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final after beating Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night. The semifinal encounter was played at the Stade de I’Amitie in Gabon’s capital city, Libreville. The Stallions did most of the attacking in the opening stages of the game as they

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Egypt eliminate Uganda

Egypt have eliminated Uganda from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after claiming a 1-0 win in a Group D clash at Port-Gentil on Saturday night. Combined with Ghana’s earlier win over Mali, the Cranes have been mathematically eliminated from qualifying for the quarterfinals, while Egypt have moved to second place with four points and

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Morocco battle back to beat Togo

Morocco successfully bounced back to winning ways at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over group C opponents Togo at the Stade d’Oyem in the Gabonese city of Oyem on Friday evening. Mathieu Dossevi had given Claude Le Roy’s men an early lead, but goals from Aziz Bouhaddouz, Romain Saïss and

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Senegal reach quarters, Tunisia win

Senegal put a string of disastrous Africa Cup of Nations campaigns behind them on Thursday by beating Zimbabwe 2-0 and becoming the first qualifiers for the 2017 quarterfinals. The Group B match was all but over as a contest after only 13 minutes in Gabonese city Franceville after Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Henri Saivet

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Ghana win, Egypt draw on return

Runners-up in 2015, Ghana started their latest Africa Cup of Nations bid with victory over Uganda thanks to Andre Ayew’s penalty on Tuesday, while Egypt drew 0-0 with Mali on their long-awaited return to the tournament. A terrible playing surface in Port-Gentil contributed to making it a disappointing day of football, without a goal from

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