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.
The red carpet is certain to be laid out when world number one Ashleigh Barty makes her welcome debut at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships next month.
Ethiopian duo Soloman Deksisa and Worknesh Degefa will spearhead a strong elite field featuring major city marathon winners and athletes with more than 35 international
Buoyant with their victory in the Arabian Gulf Cup (AGC) final against Shabab Al Ahli, Al Nasr look to carry on the winning momentum against Bani Yas as the league