Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he left Riyad Mahrez out of the Community Shield win against Liverpool over concerns the player could have potentially fallen foul of doping rules.
Africa Cup of Nations
Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for only the second time in their history after an early fortuitous goal saw them beat Senegal 1-0 in Friday’s final in Cairo.
Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane said he would exchange his Champions League title for a win over Algeria in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.
Odion Ighalo’s early strike earned Nigeria third spot at the Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Tunisia.
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.
Riyad Mahrez curled in an injury-time free-kick to send Algeria through to the Africa Cup of Nations final in a 2-1 victory against Nigeria.
A bizarre own goal in extra time sent Senegal through to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win against Tunisia.
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.
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi believes Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalists Nigeria are standing on the brink of a golden future.
Wahbi Khazri inspired Tunisia as they powered their way into the semi-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations by ending Madagascar’s unlikely dreams of glory.
Wilfried Bony missed from the spot as Algeria edged past the Ivory Coast in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
William Troost-Ekong’s late strike sent Nigeria into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations at the expense of South Africa.
Everton’s Idrissa Gueye fired Senegal into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by sealing a 1-0 win over 10-man Benin.
Ivory Coast boss Ibrahim Kamara has warned against treating Algeria as a one-man team.
Surprise package Madagascar can cause another African Cup of Nations upset against Tunisia according to midfielder Anicet Abel.
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.
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.
Ferjani Sassi struck the winning spot-kick as Tunisia beat Ghana 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out to secure their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Wilfried Zaha scored the only goal as the Ivory Coast beat Mali to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar booked their place in the quarter-finals by beating DR Congo in a penalty shoot-out on Saturday.
Riyad Mahrez scored a wonderful goal as Algeria underlined their status as one of the favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-0 win over Guinea which booked their place in the quarter-finals.
Yannick Bolasie missed from the spot as Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar beat DR Congo in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to reach the quarter-finals.
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.
Taha Yassine Khenissi insists Tunisia will put their poor group-stage results behind them when they face Ghana in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.
South Africa stunned hosts Egypt 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria produced a second-half comeback to beat Cameroon 3-2 and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
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.
Madagascar are intent on keeping a lid on expectations as they bid to extend their dream debut in the Africa Cup of Nations in Alexandria on Sunday.
Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf insists neither he nor his players are feeling the pressure of defending their Africa Cup of Nations title.
Coach Javier Aguirre claims Mohamed Salah is a certainty to win the Ballon d’Or if Egypt triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations.