AFCON

Ligue 1 & Africa Cup of Nations star reveals he hid that he was a footballer – until family spotted him on TV

Ibrahima Kone now has a successful career at club and international level, but there was a period when his life as a professional footballer was kept a secret from his family. Ligue 1 star and Africa Cup of Nations hotshot Ibrahima Kone has revealed his family only learned of his secret football career when they saw him on …

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Liverpool fans gave Mo Salah an epic reception on Anfield return after AFCON heartbreak

Mohamed Salah returned to Liverpool action against Leicester City on Thursday night. The Premier League‘s leading goalscorer hadn’t pulled on the famous red jersey since the 2-2 draw at Chelsea on January 2 having represented Egypt at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Ultimately, Salah’s campaign with the Pharaohs ended in heartbreak as they suffered a second final …

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Gabaski sheds lights on conversation with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane before penalty in AFCON final

Senegal were crowned the champions of Africa over the weekend after they beat Egypt in a tense final in Cameroon. It brought to an end another superb Africa Cup of Nations tournament with the Lions of Teranga finally getting their hands on the continent’s biggest prize. For that pleasure, they largely have Sadio Mane to thank. The Liverpool flyer …

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Unforgettable AFCON moments: Senegal coronation, Mukansanga history and more

GOAL analyses major happenings in the concluded campaign held in Cameroon Sikazwe show In the Group F match featuring Mali and Tunisia staged in Limbe on January 12, both teams were desperate for victory. Mali went on to score their goal through Ibrahima Kone – from the penalty spot – while the Carthage Eagles wasted …

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Senegal’s players stood on top of a regular coach during truly incredible trophy parade

Senegal clinched their first international title on Sunday night as they overcame Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations final. Sadio Mane smashed home the winning penalty in the shootout as the Lions of Teranga got the best of a tight contest in Cameroon. Mane would have been the most relieved man on the planet as well, having …

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Sadio Mane’s message to Mohamed Salah straight after he suffered AFCON heartbreak was pure class

Sadio Mane guided his country to Africa Cup of Nations glory for the very first time last Sunday evening. In a tense final against Mohamed Salah‘s Egypt, Senegal eventually prevailed on penalties, Mane scoring the match-winning spot kick after missing from 12 yards in the first half of proceedings. It was a moment the Liverpool star, his teammates and Senegal fans …

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Mohamed Salah’s rallying cry to teammates after losing AFCON final shows his elite mentality

Mohamed Salah suffered yet more Africa Cup of Nations heartbreak on Sunday night as his beloved Egypt fell at the final hurdle of the continental carnival. The Liverpool superstar had dragged his side all the way to the showpiece event, through several extra-times, and was only a few errant penalties away from being crowned a champion. In the …

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Sadio Mane’s interview after winning AFCON title with Senegal was superb

Sadio Mane went from villain to hero during Senegal’s Africa Cup of Nations final victory over Egypt on Sunday night. The Liverpool star spurned a golden opportunity to give his national team the lead with an early penalty that was saved by Egypt goalkeeper Gabaski. But Mane redeemed himself by converting the winning spot-kick in …

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Kalidou Koulibaly Refused To Lift AFCON Trophy By Himself As Requested, Fans Love His Mentality

Kalidou Koulibaly refused to lift the Africa Cup Of Nations trophy by himself amongst a crew of corporate people last night. Senegal won the prize for the first time in the country’s history after a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Egypt in Cameroon. Skipper Koulibaly had the honour of being the first player from Senegal to lift the prize …

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Egypt goalkeeper’s water bottle found after AFCON final-his tactics very nearly paid off

Egypt suffered a heartbreaking penalty shoot-out defeat against Senegal in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final. Following a tense 120 minutes of football, the match – and the tournament itself – was eventually decided on penalties. Senegal won the shoot-out 4-2, with Sadio Mane firing home the winning penalty. His Liverpool teammate, Mohamed Salah, was presumably …

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