Al-Ahly win African Champions League thanks to late Magdy goal

A late goal from Mohamed 'Afsha' Magdy gave Al-Ahly a dramatic 2-1 victory over Zamalek on Friday in an all-Egyptian CAF Champions League final in Cairo. Magdy struck as stoppage time loomed behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic after Amr El-Soleya had given Ahly an early lead a


Salah-less Egypt Edge Togo with Goal from Defender

Mohamed Salah-less Egypt scored through defender Mahmoud el Wensh to edge Togo 1-0 in Cairo Saturday and kick-start a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign. Prolific Liverpool scorer Salah tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Cairo for international duty and a subsequent test p


Algeria Beat Nigeria and Extend Unbeaten Run to 19 Matches

Algeria extended an unbeaten run to 19 matches with a 1-0 victory over Nigeria Friday in an international friendly between two of the top five ranked African countries. In another high-profile warm-up match behind closed doors ahead of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying next month, Morocco tri


Algeria Put 18-Match Unbeaten Record on the Line Against Nigeria

Algeria will defend an 18-match unbeaten run when the leading African national teams return to action this week after 10 months of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic. The reigning African champions face Nigeria in Austria on October 9 and Mexico in the Netherlands on October 13 ahead of t


CAF to play league final on October 16-17

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has abandoned plans to play the semi-final and final of the 2019-20 African Champions League in a single venue and have set a date of October 16-17 for the continental decider.Cameroon had been earmarked to host the final stages of the competition, but f


Mahrez, Mane, and Salah nominees for African Footballer of the Year

Cairo - Liverpool pair Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, plus Riyad Mahrez from Manchester City, were named as the three candidates for this year’s African Footballer of the Year award, to be decided next month. Senegal talisman Mane will be the favorite for the award ahead of his Egyptian club m




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