AFRICAN NATIONS CUP

  • Drogba to lead experienced Ivory Coast at Nations Cup December 27, 2012

    Abidjan: Didier Drogba will lead a vastly experienced Ivory Coast squad in the African Nations Cup finals starting next month which includes a recall for Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone. Drogba, Emmanuel Eboue, Didier Zokora, Boubacar Barry, Arthur Boka, Siaka Tiene and the Toure brothers, Kolo and Yaya, head...
  • Mikel is Chelsea's unsung hero: Di Matteo October 15, 2012

    London: John Obi Mikel's value to Chelsea often goes unrecognised by the media and by fans of the European champions but manager Roberto Di Matteo says the Nigeria midfielder is one of the club's unsung heroes. Mikel occupies the anchor role just in front of the defence and gets only rare...
  • Mali skipper Keita to miss Nations Cup qualifier October 10, 2012

    Bamako: Mali captain Seydou Keita is one of three players forced to withdraw from the squad for their African Nations Cup qualifier in Botswana this weekend due to injury, the country's football federation said on Wednesday. Keita, who left Barcelona for Dalian in the Chinese Super League earlier this year, is...
  • Eto'o says no to 'amateurish' Cameroon setup August 27, 2012

    Samuel Eto'o has rejected the chance to make a comeback for Cameroon, saying the team environment is still plagued by "amateurism and bad management". The 31yearold forward was recalled last week for the African Nations Cup first round first leg against Cape Verde Islands on September 8, eight months after he...
  • Eto'o named in Cameroon squad after serving ban August 25, 2012

    Yaounde: Samuel Eto'o will end a lengthy international suspension next month after being recalled by Cameroon for an African Nations Cup first round first leg qualifier against Cape Verde Islands. The 31yearold forward was banned for eight months after leading a player strike in November over unpaid bonuses. The row caused...
  • Egypt win African Nations Cup three years in a row February 1, 2010

    Egypt came into the match knowing that they were one win away from going into the history books as the only team to lift the AFCON title three times in a row. Meanwhile, the Ghanaians were in the title match for the first time since 1992 and prepared to give...
  • Togo disqualified from African Nations Cup January 12, 2010

    Cabinda: Togo have been officially disqualified from the African Nations Cup after the squad flew home on Sunday following the deadly gun attack on their bus in Cabinda two days earlier. ''They are disqualified. This group (B) is a threeteam tournament,'' said Confederation of African Football (CAF) coordinator Yaouba Amoa...
  • Togo soccer team attacked; one dead, nine hurt January 9, 2010

    Luanda: Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Togo's national football squad to the top African tournament in Angola on Friday, killing the driver and wounding nine others, including two players, a Togo team official said. The bus had just entered the Angolan enclave of Cabinda, where separatists have waged a...
  • Ivory Coast name Drogba in squad for Nations Cup January 5, 2008

    Abidjan: African Footballer of the Year Didier Drogba, who underwent knee surgery last month, has been named in the Ivory Coast's 23man squad for the African Nations Cup finals in Ghana later this month. Drogba returned to training at Chelsea this week and the Ivorian coach Uli Stielike has gambled on...