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August’s African football news in brief

August’s African football news in brief

Guinea's Idrissa Sylla has played in England, Belgium and France African football stories in short for August including some of the transfers as new seasons begin around the world. Thursday 8 August: Former Roma midfielder Ricardo Faty has extended his contract...

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Qualifying draw for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

Qualifying draw for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in Cameroon The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw was made in Cairo on Thursday, ahead of the tournament to be played in Cameroon. Algeria, the 2019 African Cup of Nations champions, must travel virtually the length...

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Senegal 0 Algeria 1

Senegal 0 Algeria 1

Algeria's only effort of note all game was the heavily deflected shot in the second minute that ultimately proved to be the winner Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo....

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Algeria 2 Nigeria 1

Algeria 2 Nigeria 1

Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez struck with a fierce free-kick in injury time to send his side through to the final Riyad Mahrez scored a stunning free-kick with virtually the last kick of the game as Algeria beat Nigeria to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final. With...

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Senegal 1 Tunisia 0

Senegal 1 Tunisia 0

Senegal have never won the Africa Cup of Nations Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time as Tunisia defender Dylan Bronn's extra-time own goal gave them victory. Both sides had penalties saved in normal time before Bronn inadvertently...

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