Archive | January 2022

African Cup of Red Cards….

A total of 13 red cards have been shown so far, as many as the last four tournaments combined

The delayed 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament going on in Cameroon has left many fans angered even as most of them have labeled it “African Cup of Red Cards”. Most fans said they have stopped watching the games. Many fans believe that what is happening in Cameroon is bad publicity for African football. Some former players are worried too. “Some of these red card decisions in #AFCON are shocking. Is football getting soft???”, Michael Essien, a former Chelsea midfielder who represented Ghana at past AFCONs twitted.

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Frank Lampard is new Everton coach….

Former England midfielder Frank Lampard has been appointed Everton manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal. The 43-year-old replaces Rafael Benitez, who was sacked earlier this month after one win in 13 games. It is Lampard’s first job since he was sacked by Chelsea a year ago with Thomas Tuchel taking his role. “It is a huge honour for me to represent and manage a club with the size and tradition of Everton,” said Lampard.

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AFCON 2021 Results (Day 16)….

Minnows Equatorial Guinea win shoot-out to set up Senegal clash

Round of 16:

Cote d’Ivoire 4:5 Egypt – penalties (0:0 AET)

Mali 5:6 Equatorial Guinea – penalties (0:0 AET)

Egypt and Equatorial Guinea advance to Quaterfinals.

Roy Hodgson is new Watford coach….

Watford have appointed Roy Hodgson as their new manager. The former England and Liverpool boss, 74, returns to the Premier League after leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season. The Hornets sacked Claudio Ranieri on Monday, the 15th managerial change since the Pozzo family took over the club in 2012.

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Watford sack coach Ranieri….

Watford have sacked boss Claudio Ranieri after 14 games and less than four months in charge. The Italian, 70, was appointed on 4 October but managed only seven points from 13 Premier League games. Last Friday’s 3-0 home defeat to Norwich saw Watford drop into the bottom three with 18 matches left and prompted Ranieri’s departure.

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AFCON 2021 Round of 16 Fixtures….

AFCON 2021: Nigeria seeking the ultimate revenge in Cameroon | Sports |  German football and major international sports news | DW | 14.01.2022

Sunday 23rd January, 2022:

Burkina Faso vs Gabon 5pm

Nigeria vs Tunisia 8pm

Monday 24th January, 2022:

Guinea vs Gambia 5pm

Cameroon vs Comoros 5pm

Tuesday 25th January, 2022:

Senegal vs Cape Verde 5pm

Morocco vs Malawi 8pm

Wednesday 26th January, 2022:

Cote d’Ivoire vs Egypt 5pm

Mali vs Equatorial Guinea 8pm

Time = WAT