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Cameroon crowned African champions with comeback win

Cameroon won a fifth CAF Africa Cup of Na- tions title following their 2-1 come-from-behind win over Egypt in the Gabon 2017 Final in Libreville after second-half goals from substitutes Nicolas N’Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar. Having suffered a minor calf injury and missing out on the Pharaohs’ knockout stage matches, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed El Neny returned […]

Afcon 2017: All the 16 qualified nations

Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda on Sunday September 4, filled the final five 2017 Africa Cup of Nations places that were up for grabs. They will join Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Zimbabwe, all of whom qualified before the final round, and hosts Gabon at […]

Special Tribute to Muhammed Ali

 by Amandla’s Editor in Chief Kwabena Opong He was just a prize-fighter, come to think about it. But his prize was not those millions he made in the boxing ring. It is the rewards he garnered from his life in and out of the ring. It is the inspiration he exuded. It is what he […]

Africa: Cameroon’s Ekeng Dies During Romanian

Following the tragic death of Cameroon international Patrice Ekeng Ekeng, which occurred on the night of Friday, May 6, 2016, President of the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) Issa Hayatou has conveyed condolences on his own behalf, the CAF Executive Committee and the African football family to the bereaved family and the Fédération Camerounaise de […]

Burkina Faso: Girls’ Football Tackles Forced Marriage

By Zoe Tabary Yako — When Inès Sanso was 15 years old, her family decided she was to marry a man three times her age in Yako, a small town in the rural north of Burkina Faso. Unable to continue paying for her education, they told Sanso the time had come for her to be […]

Dwarfs coach backs Asante Kotoko’s title winning bid

Ebusua Dwarfs coach JE Sarpong has endorsed Asante Kotoko’s title winning credentials after his side got clobbered 3-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday. Youngster Dauda Mohammed bagged a brace and in between that Frank Sarfo Gyamfi also netted to give Kotoko the comprehensive win. Dwarfs newly signed striker Gilbert Fiamenyo came off the […]

Nations Cup 2015: Equatorial Guinea preparations underway

By Manuel Toledo Builders in Mongomo are working around the clock to finish one of the four stadiums which are due to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in just over a month. Mongomo, the hometown of Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang (pictured), along with Ebebeyin, Bata and Malabo are set to host the […]

Thousands attend funeral for South African football captain Meyiwa

Thousands of South Africans have attended the funeral of the slain captain of the country’s football team. Senzo Meyiwa was gunned down in a robbery last weekend. An estimated 20,000 – 30,000 people turned up to pay their last respects to former South African national team captain and first-choice goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa in Durban on […]

Morocco cites Ebola, seeks soccer cup delay

Ebola fears have prompted Morocco to refuse to host the African Cup of Nations soccer finals in January. Reacting to an deadline, Rabat has reiterated its call for a tournament postponement by up to one year. Morocco sidestepped a late Saturday ultimatum from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to either confirm or reject its […]

Kenya’s Kipsang, Keitany win NYC Marathon titles

BY RACHEL COHEN, NEW YORK Wilson Kipsang, a former world-record holder, needed to force himself to slow down. The Kenyan star had entered his first New York City Marathon to challenge himself on a hilly course with no pacemaker. A windy morning made for quite the test Sunday, and Kipsang proved he can win a […]