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FC Halifax come from two goals down to take a point at AFC Fylde

Posted Wednesday, January 24, 2024 by PA16 hits

AFC Fylde missed the chance to move out of the Vanarama National League relegation zone as FC Halifax fought back to draw 2-2 at Mill Farm.Luke Charman drilled into the bottom corner to put Fylde ahead in the eighth minute and the Coasters soon doubled their lead as, in the 23rd minute, Nick Haughton raced onto a loose ball and finished with aplomb.Halifax pulled a goal back when Angelo Cappello...Full Story »

Ghana on brink of AFCON exit after Mozambique stage late fightback

Posted Tuesday, January 23, 2024 by PA31 hits

Ghana conceded twice in stoppage time to draw 2-2 with Mozambique as a place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations slipped through their fingers.Jordan Ayew scored a pair of penalties which looked to be sending Ghana through, but a thrilling finale saw Geny Catamo pull one back from the spot before Reinildo Mandava equalised at the death.The two dropped points meant Egypt pipped Ghana to s...Full Story »

Ivory Coast’s AFCON hopes hanging by thread after big loss to Equatorial Guinea

Posted Tuesday, January 23, 2024 by PA26 hits

Africa Cup of Nations hosts Ivory Coast are on the brink of a humiliating exit from their own tournament after a shock 4-0 defeat by Equatorial Guinea.Two more goals from Emilio Nsue, the hat-trick hero from the win against Guinea-Bissau, and strikes from Pablo Ganet and substitute Jannick Buyla left the Elephants with only a slim chance of qualifying after finishing third in Group A.Three point...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah leaving AFCON to rehab injury with Liverpool

Posted Monday, January 22, 2024 by ESPN48 hits

Mohamed Salah will return to Liverpool for treatment on his hamstring injury, but only after watching Egypt complete their group fixtures at the Africa Cup of Nations finals when they meet Cape Verde Islands in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Monday. The Egypt Football Association (EFA) confirmed he will continue his treatment at his club as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had suggested earlier on Su...Full Story »

Jose Peseiro sights still set on AFCON title as Nigeria chase spot in last 16

Posted Sunday, January 21, 2024 by PA94 hits

Nigeria coach Jose Peseiro is standing by his bullish claim that he will lead the Super Eagles to their first Africa Cup of Nations title since 2013.Peseiro’s men head into their final Group A game against already-eliminated Guinea-Bissau in Abidjan on Monday knowing just a draw will be good enough to secure their place in the knockout stages.But after watching his side shrug off their slu...Full Story »

Ivory Coast boss stresses ‘destiny is in our hands’ as AFCON hosts chase last 16

Posted Sunday, January 21, 2024 by PA46 hits

Ivory Coast coach Jean-Louis Gasset is confident having “destiny in our hands” will help his side secure qualification for the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations.Defeat to Nigeria last time out has left the hosts third in Group A and while that could be good enough to secure their progress as the four third-best finishes also get through, Gasset wants to make sure against E...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah to return to Liverpool from AFCON for injury treatment

Posted Monday, January 22, 2024 by PA27 hits

Mohamed Salah will return to Liverpool for treatment on a muscle injury picked up while on international duty, the Egyptian Football Association has announced.The influential forward was forced off during the first half of Egypt’s 2-2 draw with Ghana in Thursday’s Africa Cup of Nations group match, causing concern for club and country.It was later revealed the 31-year-old would miss ...Full Story »

Philippe Clement ‘in contact’ with Abdallah Sima after AFCON injury blow

Posted Sunday, January 21, 2024 by PA36 hits

Rangers boss Philippe Clement was hit by another injury blow after loan attacker Abdallah Sima was sent home from the Africa Cup of Nations with a thigh injury.The 22-year-old Senegal attacker has scored 15 goals since arriving on loan from Brighton in the summer.The Senegal FA confirmed Sima would return to Rangers after he picked up the injury in training and a statement warned he could face a...Full Story »

Ismaila Sarr inspires Senegal as they ease past Cameroon to reach AFCON last 16

Posted Saturday, January 20, 2024 by PA34 hits

Marseille striker Ismaila Sarr starred as defending Africa Cup of Nations champions Senegal eased their way into the last 16 with a 3-1 win over Cameroon.Sarr’s deflected strike gave his side a 16th-minute lead and it was he who set up fellow frontman Habib Diallo after the break before Sadio Mane cemented victory at Stade Charles Konan Banny in stoppage time to guarantee his side’s ...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah forced off with injury as Egypt draw with Ghana at AFCON

Posted Friday, January 19, 2024 by PA51 hits

Egypt captain Mohamed Salah was forced off with an injury before his side twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations.Egypt and Liverpool fans face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the problem after the 31-year-old was forced off in the last minute of the first half of a thrilling Group B contest.Salah slumped dejectedly to the ground with an apparent musc...Full Story »

Mali begin AFCON campaign with victory over South Africa

Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2024 by PA31 hits

Hamari Traore and Lassine Sinayoko struck second-half goals as Mali launched their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 2-0 victory over South Africa.Captain Traore tapped his side into a 60th-minute lead in the Group E encounter in Korhogo before striker Sinayoko quickly added a second.South Africa had the better of the opening period but paid a heavy price for a penalty miss from former Brigh...Full Story »

Lamine Camara bags brace as Senegal get AFCON defence off to winning start

Posted Tuesday, January 16, 2024 by PA28 hits

Lamine Camara’s double helped Senegal get their Africa Cup of Nations title defence off to a winning start as they recorded a comprehensive 3-0 victory over 10-man Gambia.Pape Gueye put the 2021 champions ahead just four minutes in, while Gambia were reduced to 10 men when Cardiff midfielder Ebou Adams was sent off on the stroke of half-time.Camara doubled their lead – seven minutes ...Full Story »

Cape Verde beat Chris Hughton’s four-time winners Ghana to top AFCON Group B

Posted Monday, January 15, 2024 by PA29 hits

Garry Rodrigues scored a stoppage-time winner as Cape Verde beat Chris Hughton’s four-time winners Ghana 2-1 to go top of Group B in the Africa Cup of Nations.Rodrigues took advantage of a mix-up in the Ghana defence to tap the ball into an empty net and give his side a deserved victory in Abidjan.Jamiro Monteiro had put the islanders ahead in the 17th minute and Ghana had a goal ruled out...Full Story »

Three-time champions Nigeria held by Equatorial Guinea in AFCON opener

Posted Monday, January 15, 2024 by PA23 hits

Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Equatorial Guinea in their Africa Cup of Nations Group A opening encounter in Abidjan.Three-time AFCON champions Nigeria threatened early, but it was Equatorial Guinea who took a surprise lead through Iban Salvador in the 36th minute.Napoli striker Victor Osimhen issued a near-instant reply when he headed home Ademola Lookman’s cross less than two minutes...Full Story »

Wrexham up to second after beating AFC Wimbledon

Posted Sunday, January 14, 2024 by PA16 hits

Wrexham climbed up to second in League Two following a 2-0 win against AFC Wimbledon.Steven Fletcher and Paul Mullin struck after half-time to inflict defeat on the Dons, who dropped out of the play-off places.Phil Parkinson’s side extended their winning run at home in the league to eight matches but they had to scrap to see off a visiting team who had plenty of chances to take the lead.Ar...Full Story »

Andoni Iraola felt Bournemouth knew they could turn around game at QPR

Posted Sunday, January 07, 2024 by PA15 hits

Andoni Iraola hailed Bournemouth’s half-time belief after they fought back from two goals down to beat QPR 3-2 and reach the FA Cup fourth round.Sinclair Armstrong and Lyndon Dykes gave the Championship hosts the advantage at the break.But strikes from Marcus Tavernier, Kieffer Moore and Justin Kluivert helped the Cherries produce an impressive comeback at Loftus Road.Iraola said: “W...Full Story »

Bournemouth produce sensational second-half comeback to beat QPR

Posted Sunday, January 07, 2024 by PA17 hits

Bournemouth produced a stunning second-half comeback to beat QPR 3-2 and reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.The Championship strugglers scored two goals in quick succession before the break through Sinclair Armstrong and Lyndon Dykes at Loftus Road.But the Cherries came out after half-time firing and goals from Marcus Tavernier, Kieffer Moore and Justin Kluivert secured their seventh win in ni...Full Story »

Kieran McKenna welcomes distraction of the FA Cup as Ipswich beat AFC Wimbledon

Posted Sunday, January 07, 2024 by PA19 hits

Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna welcomed the distraction of the FA Cup as his side booked their place in the fourth round with a 3-1 win at AFC Wimbledon.The Championship promotion-chasers were good value for their win at Plough Lane, as second-half goals from Axel Tuanzebe and Jack Taylor distanced 10-man Dons.Having beaten Wolves and faced Fulham in the EFL Cup, McKenna wants another taste of the ...Full Story »

Ipswich beat 10-man AFC Wimbledon to book their place in the FA Cup fourth round

Posted Saturday, January 06, 2024 by PA22 hits

Ipswich booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round after goals either side of half-time saw them defeat a spirited 10-man AFC Wimbledon 3-1.An own goal from Josh Davison and further strikes from Axel Tuanzebe and Jack Taylor saw the Tractor Boys past their League Two opponents.AFC Wimbledon captain Jake Reeves made it 1-1 from the penalty spot after 17 minutes but the Championship high-flyers...Full Story »

AFC Fylde off the bottom following win over Rochdale

Posted Tuesday, January 02, 2024 by PA28 hits

AFC Fylde moved off the bottom of the National League with a 2-0 win over Rochdale in a match marred by a serious injury to visiting winger Jesurun Uchegbulam.The match was delayed for around 20 minutes as Uchegbulam received treatment before being carried off to a standing ovation, having collided with an advertising hoarding.Danny Ormerod grabbed a quickfire brace in the 58th and 62nd minutes ...Full Story »

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