Morocco's Achraf Hakimi believes his decisive set-pieces at the Africa Cup of Nations could help him assert himself in the PSG free-kick hierarchy
When the AFCON day began on Monday Jan. 24, the biggest story was about a goalkeeper. By midnight, with eight people dead, football was a footnote.
Achraf Hakimi curled in a long-range free kick as Morocco came back to beat Malawi 2-1 in the last-16 of the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.
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Senegal's Sadio Mane scored but then went off with a head injury as they beat nine-man Cape Verde 2-0 in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.
CAF president Patrice Motsepe says the governing body will take responsibility for the death of at least eight people at the Africa Cup of Nations.
At least eight people have died in a crush outside a stadium hosting an Africa Cup of Nations soccer game in Cameroon, an official said Monday.
Hosts Cameroon made heavy work of beating 10-man Comoros Islands 2-1 on Monday to advance to the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals.
Left-back Chaker Alhadhur will be in goal for the Comoros when they face Africa Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon in their last-16 match on Monday.
Musa Barrow scored a 71st-minute winner as Gambia upset Guinea in Bafoussam on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals.
Malawi head coach Mario Marinica complained about the conditions his team have encountered at their Africa Cup of Nations accommodation.
Comoros Islands goalkeeper Ali Ahamada returned a negative COVID-19 test and will be available to play against Cameroon in the AFCON round of 16.
Morocco's Sofiane Boufal has long flattered to deceive, but with Hakim Ziyech out of the picture, the Angers playmaker has stepped up his game.
The Super Eagles were brought to ground with a thud on Sunday, with Tunisia upsetting a Nigeria side that looked to be cruising to the AFCON title.
Captain Youssef Msakni scored with a long-range shot to hand COVID-hit Tunisia an improbable 1-0 win over 10-man Nigeria in Garoua on Sunday.
Burkina Faso held off a gallant rearguard action from 10-man Gabon to advance to the Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals with a 7-6 penalty victory.
Comoros will be forced to use an outfield player in goal against tournament hosts Cameroon due to injuries and COVID-19.
Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong has recaptured his best form as the Super Eagles won all three of their group games at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has thoughts on what to improve for the World Cup playoffs, "but now it's too soon to say."
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