Morocco’s forward Youssef En-Nesyri (front) vies for the header with Ivory Coast’s Serge Aurier (back) during their Africa Cup of Nations match in Cairo on Friday. Agence France-Presse
Egypt opened the African Cup of Nations by beating outsider Zimbabwe 1-0 in Cairo on Friday, providing relief for Mohamed Salah, the host nation and the continent’s soccer bosses.
Mohamed Salah was left stunned after the hosts Egypt were ousted of the Africa Cup of Nations by South Africa in a shock defeat on Saturday. In another match, Odion Ighalo scored twice and teed up Alex Iwobi’s winning goal as Nigeria
Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have informed the Trump administration they will attend a US-led conference in Bahrain this month on proposals for boosting the Palestinian economy as part of a coming US peace plan, US officials said on Tuesday.
The head of UEFA said European football leagues were still looking at all options and not ruling out finishing this season — if the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
As the rest of Europe shuts up shop to combat the new coronavirus, Belarus remains resolutely open for business. Restaurants in the former Soviet Republic continue to serve food, and the country’s football league plays on.
With uncertainty looming over the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, celebrated cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle feels it might be the end of the road for MS Dhoni as far as his ambitions of playing for India are concerned.