Algeria Emerge 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Winner

The curtain was on Friday night drawn on the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt with Algeria emerging champions. The North Africans stunned their Senegalese opponents by taking the lead early on with their first attack. Baghdad Bounedjah had cut in from the left in the second minute of play and hit a […]

AFCON 2019: Experts Call For Improved Super Eagles Team

Super Eagles Need  A Better Goalkeeper- Disu A fresh and urgent call has gone out to the handlers of Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles on the need to get a better goalkeeper for the team. The call was made by a former Technical Adviser to the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Tunde Disu […]

AFCON: Super Eagles To Play Third Place After Algeria’s Defeat

Super Eagles last night crashed out of the 2019 AFCON in the semifinals after a stoppage-time winner by Algeria skipper Riyad Mahrez. Mahrez showed class with his magically struck free kick on top of the box after Wilfred Ndidi committed an infringement. Friday’s AFCON Final will thus be between Algeria and Senegal, while Nigeria will […]

AFCON 2019 Begins, See Players To Watch-Out For

The long-awaited  African Cup of Nations 2019, (AFCON), begins today Friday in Egypt with arrays of African stars, mostly plying their trade in Europe, on display. African Cup of Nations Cup is one of Africa’s biggest showpiece and the dream of an African player. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that 24 teams will be taking part […]

Algerians Hold Rally Against Ruling Elite

Thousands of protesters rallied peacefully in Algiers after Friday prayers, chanting “We will not shut up!” and demanding the departure of Algeria’s ruling elite a month after the downfall of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Weeks of demonstrations forced Bouteflika out of the office on April 2 after 20 years in power. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations […]

Abdelaziz Bouteflika Resigns, Leaves Algeria With Uncompleted $1.3bn Mosque

Algeria’s longest-serving president Abdelaziz Bouteflika may be gone, but his unfinished Great Mosque of Algiers looms large as a symbol of his 20-year reign and, many say, his megalomania. Built with the nation’s vast oil wealth, the monument on the Bay of Algiers will be the world’s third biggest mosque and Africa’s largest, also boasting […]

Algerians Reject Newly Appointed Interim President

The appointment of Abdelkader Bensalah as acting head of state in Algeria is yet to satisfy thousands of Algerians. Soon after parliament confirmed his appointment, thousands of protesters took to the streets to express their anger since their demands of doing away with the old system has not been respected. According to them, Bensalah is […]

Algeria Policeman Killed Stopping Suicide Bomber

An Algerian policeman was killed Thursday when he threw himself on a suicide bomber before the attacker’s explosives belt detonated, state media said, citing the police department. The officer had intervened when the attacker tried to enter the police headquarters in the region of Tiaret, about 350 kilometres (220 miles) southwest of the capital Algiers, […]