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  • Liverpool news: Naby Keita unlikely to return to Africa Cup of Nations due to adductor injury

    Keita returned to Liverpool on Monday for an assessment by the club's medical staff

    The Independent
  • Nigeria into Africa Cup of Nations semis after late winner against South Africa

    • William Troost-Ekong’s 89th-minute goal seals 2-1 win• Idrissa Gueye strike earns Senegal 1-0 win over Benin Nigeria have reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals but left it late to overcome a gallant South Africa as the tournament served up more drama on Wednesday. Defender William Troost-Ekong turned the ball in from a corner in the 89th minute to snatch a 2-1 win, just as Nigeria seemed to be in danger of throwing away a game they had dominated. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • Africa Cup of Nations: Hosts Egypt stunned by late South Africa strike

    • Thembinkosi Lorch hits 85th-minute winner in Cairo • Nigeria come from behind to beat champions Cameroon Thembinkosi Lorch scored the winner for South Africa in their shock 1-0 victory over Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations. Lorch struck following a counterattack with just five minutes remaining to silence a crowd of 75,000 at the Cairo International Stadium. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • Egypt 0-1 South Africa: Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 – as it happened

    South Africa shock hosts Egypt to set up a quarter-final with Nigeria. 11.16pm BST Related: Egypt 0-1 South Africa: Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 – as it happened 9.54pm BST Nope! That’s it! Egypt are knocked out of their own Africa Cup of Nations. It’s a thoroughly deserved result, too. South Africa were the better team from the get-go, solid in defence and always dangerous in attack. The Cairo International Stadium falls silent, much like the Maracana did after the final match of the...

    the Guardian