Tunisia(N) vs Nigeria - Nigeria can learn from mistakes – Iwobi

Posted Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PA

Alex Iwobi believes Nigeria can learn from the heartbreak of their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final defeat to go on and secure third place in the tournament.The Super Eagles were beaten 2-1 by Algeria when Manchester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez scored a free-kick deep into stoppage time.With hopes of a third Africa Cup of Nations title dashed, Gernot Rohr’s side must now lift themselves t...Full Story »

Hearts’ Peter Haring could miss start of the season

Posted Monday, July 15, 2019 by PA

Influential Hearts midfielder Peter Haring could miss the start of the Scottish Premiership season.The 26-year-old continues to feel persistent pain in his groin and pelvis area, despite undergoing surgery at the beginning of this year.Haring battled through the pain to help Hearts reach the Scottish Cup final and he played in the defeat by Celtic at Hampden Park.The club are seeking a second op...Full Story »

Senegal(N) vs Tunisia - Cisse and Senegal motivated by long wait

Posted Sunday, July 14, 2019 by PA

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse insists reaching the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final stage for the first time in 17 years will act as the catalyst to beat Tunisia on Sunday and earn a place in the final.Not since the 2002 final defeat to Cameroon have Senegal gone this far in the competition but they have a chance to return to the showpiece event.They face Tunisia in Cairo after Everton midfielder Id...Full Story »

Algeria(N) vs Nigeria - Iwobi talks up golden generation as Nigeria bid to reach final

Posted Saturday, July 13, 2019 by PA

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi believes Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalists Nigeria are standing on the brink of a golden future.The Super Eagles, tournament winners on three occasions, play Algeria in Cairo on Sunday for a place in the final.“I hope we can achieve in this year’s edition and even if we don’t do that this time we can achieve more in the future because we are a youn...Full Story »

Ross County vs Montrose - Chalmers warns against Ross County complacency

Posted Friday, July 12, 2019 by PA

Ross County defender Joe Chalmers insists Montrose should not be taken lightly in their Betfred Cup opener.The newly promoted Ladbrokes Premiership side start their season on Saturday at home to Montrose, now two divisions below them in League One.“There’s no easy game at this stage of the season,” full-back Chalmers said in a video posted on Ross County’s offic...Full Story »

Cote d'Ivoire(N) vs Algeria - Ivory Coast boss Ibrahim Kamara wary of Algeria

Posted Thursday, July 11, 2019 by PA

Ivory Coast boss Ibrahim Kamara has warned against treating Algeria as a one-man team.Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez has been one of the stars of the Africa Cup of Nations ahead of Thursday’s quarter-final showdown in Suez.Algeria have won all four of their matches without conceding with Mahrez scoring twice and Adam Ounas the competitions’s joint-leading scoring with thre...Full Story »

Senegal(N) vs Benin - Senegal head coach Cisse warns of Benin ‘trap’

Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by PA

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse warned his side against falling into a ‘trap’ when they look to see of minnows Benin in their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final clash.The Squirrels saw Morocco miss a stoppage-time penalty before they then produced a shock victory in the shoot-out to book a place in the last eight for the first time.Michel Dussuyer’s side had only progressed fro...Full Story »

Nigeria(N) vs South Africa - South Africa head coach Baxter plays down favourites tag

Posted Tuesday, July 09, 2019 by PA

South Africa head coach Stuart Baxter has played down his side being labelled as favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations title by Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr ahead of their quarter-final showdown.The Bafana Bafana produced a shock 1-0 win over hosts Egypt in their last 16 clash at the Cairo International Stadium, which resulted in the Pharaohs sacking head coach Javier Aguirre.Rohr claimed South A...Full Story »

Mali vs Cote d'Ivoire - Kamara warns Elephants against making mistakes in Mali match

Posted Monday, July 08, 2019 by PA

Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara has warned his players they cannot afford to make mistakes if they are to find a way past Mali and reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.The sides meet in Suez on Monday with a place in the last eight at stake, and are only too aware of the price of failure.Kamara said at his pre-match press conference: “We know that if we don’t win, we&rsquo...Full Story »

Algeria vs Guinea - Group-stage heroics mean nothing now, insists Belmadi

Posted Saturday, July 06, 2019 by PA

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has warned his side their group-stage heroics mean nothing as they prepare to enter the knockout phase of the Africa Cup of Nations.Belmadi’s men have emerged as one of the tournament favourites after cruising through all three of their group games, scoring six goals without conceding any.But Belmadi is aware that the rising expectations will mean nothing if th...Full Story »

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