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A Commendation For The Much-Maligned Africa Cup Of Nations

Cameroon's forward Jacques Zoua kisses the winner's trophy after Cameroon beat Egypt 2-1 in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final football match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l'Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on February 5, 2017. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Rewind your mind back to February 2015. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea were stampeding their way to the Premier League crown in an almost ceremonial manner, a pre-deflate gate Tom Brady had just helped the New England Patriots to their fourth ever Super Bowl and Novak Djokovic had just steamrolled his way to a fifth Australian Open title. It’s fair to assume that the …

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British Footballers in Apartheid South Africa

Conor Heffernan looks back at the promotion of ‘whites-only’ football in Apartheid South Africa. In 1976 South Africa was formally expelled from FIFA due to a government policy of racial segregation known as Apartheid. FIFA had been relatively late to expel South Africa, a point of contention for many African States. The CAF had expelled South Africa as early as …

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African Cup of Nations In Crisis Due To Ebola Virus

Spare a thought this weekend for fans of African football. Following the mid-week internationals, rumours have emerged that next year’s African Cup of Nations host, Morocco, has withdrawn from hosting the tournament due to fears over the Ebola virus that is currently running rampant in parts of Africa. The news came two months after Libya withdrew from hosting the 2017 …

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