African Cup Of Nations

DTotD: Burkina Faso player punches opponent in the face

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Fpeh8OnRdGc During an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Botswana, Burkina Faso defender Steeve Yago decided to utilize a highly effective method of defense: punching his opponent in the face. This approach succeeded in getting the Botswana player off the ball. It also got Yago a red card and a knockout, since his victim was …

The Week In Howlers: Own goals, a broken nose, and a foul smell

The week’s most absurd soccer moments By Sam Patterson Gervinho sucker punched a Guinea’s Naby Keita in the Ivory Coast’s opening African Cup of Nations match. [source: ActuFoot] Daniel Prieto, Peru’s U20 goalkeeper, let a back pass roll right under his foot to give Argentina a 1–0 lead. It wasn’t his day; he was charged with …

The African Cup of Nations: A beautiful mess

A late host switcheroo, bizarre backdrop and top talent make AFCON stand out in a crowded soccer calendar By Gabriel Luis Manga | Photo by Jake Brown [T]he world of soccer is at no loss for content; it’s a saturated market. After riveting weekday Champions League matches, do we really need the Europa League pining for …