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South Africa play Zambia in a CAN 2015 preparatory match
28/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

South Africa’s panache and pace not enough to stay in CAN 2015

It is a truth universally acknowledged that football is unfair. Indecorous, perhaps, to plunder the lambent literary style of Jane Austen, in order to illuminate the ebbs and flows of the sport.
Senegal's Papa Diop Koulygrabs the shirt of Algeria's Yacine Brahimi.
28/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Pitch problems cause relocation, Senegal, Algeria, Ghana through to quarter-finals at CAN day 11

Quarter-final venues were reshuffled, aesthetic pyrotechnics could not save South Africa and established teams reasserted their supremacy on day 11 at the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN).


African press review 28 January 2015

Lagarde warns that Africa’s economies could be hurt by a Chinese slowdown. SA’s electricity crisis sputters on. Nigeria has naira trouble.
Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
28/01/2015 - Report: Somalia

Somalia’s prime minister names new cabinet as Shebab deserter calls for peace

Somalia’s Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has named a new cabinet, a few weeks after a previous cabinet was rejected and dissolved only days after being named.
Guinea's team celebrate a goal against Côte d'Ivoire.
28/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Guinea’s Elephants defiant ahead of Mali match

Samuel Eto’o hobbled like an old man near a corner post after a goal for Chelsea against Tottenham in March 2014, it was hailed as a cheeky riposte to his manager José Mourinho who had ...
Police disperse an anti-government demonstration in Mataryya area, east of Cairo, this week
28/01/2015 - Report: Egypt

Irish teenager’s family wants unconditional release from Egyptian jail

The family of an Irish teenager detained in Egypt say the Irish government is making the wrong demands for him to be freed.
Franco-Tunisian player Wissam Ben Yedder.
28/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

CAF bosses relocate quarter-finals after pitch complaints

Football chiefs have relocated two quarter-final clashes. Group A winners Tunisia had been scheduled to play the Group B runners-up Equatorial Guinea in Ebebiyin.

South Africa's Dean Furman (L) challenges Senegal's Pape Kouli Diopi
27/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Zambia out, Cape Verde out, Day 10 is rainy at CAN

Five things we learned on day 10 at CAN.

Ghana player Asamoah Gyan
27/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Will Ghana or South Africa clinch CAN last eight?

Having come back from the brink against Algeria, Ghana need to maintain that fighting spirit with a win over South Africa in Mongomo on Tuesday night.