Algeria’s Sofiane Feghouli (centre) celebrates after scoring against Ivory Coast during their CAN quarter-final match in Suez on Thursday. Reuters
Nigeria’s footballers stand to earn a minimum $75,000 windfall if they find the net against Algeria in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in Cairo.
Odion Ighalo boosted his chances of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after he netted Nigeria’s winner to ensure his side third place in the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia.
Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi paid tribute to his team’s “great attitude and mental strength” as an injury-time free-kick by Riyad Mahrez secured a place in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Peru failed to capitalise on a ten-man Brazil 20 minutes from time — after Gabriel Jesus was sent off for a second yellow — leaving Tite’s charges holding on to win the Copa America 3-1 in front of boisterous home fans on Sunday.
Manchester United powered into fourth place in the Premier League with a 5-2 rout of struggling Bournemouth, while Leicester got back on track in a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Valtteri Bottas survived a high-speed spin as he upstaged Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton with a sizzling display on Saturday to claim pole position for Sunday's delayed season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
Ittihad Kalba continued their shopping spree in an extended summer transfer window with the fifth signing of the season as they roped in centre-back Mubarak Saeed.