Martins and Mauritania reaching new heights

“Players don’t improve as if by magic. You need good infrastructure and quality training,” Mauritania coach Corentin Martins told In the job since 2014, the French tactician is giving his support to the country’s major football transformation. “There was only one league when I came here,...

Zambia bank on positive away run

Zambia coach Charles Bwale hopes his sides’ good away form will be critical against Burundi in the final round second clash on Sunday in Ngoz

Nigeria host Mauritania as qualifiers reach final lap

The Agege Stadium in Lagos will yet again be the centre of attraction on Saturday when Flying Eagles of Nigeria take on the Junior

Holders Zambia sweat past Burundi

Holders Zambia on Saturday toiled to a 1-0 home win over Burundi in their final round first leg tie at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka

Bidvest down Pamplemousses to redeem image

Reigning South African champions, Bidvest Wits, recovered from a midweek setback to secure a 2-0 win over Mauritian side, Pamplemousses in the first leg of the preliminary round on Saturday in Johannesburg.

Pre-match quotes: Mauritania vs Guinea

Ibrahima Sory Toure (Acting Head Coach, Guinea) It is very unfortunate that Kanfory Lappe Bangoura had to be sacked for the team’s disappointing performance in the previous two games. We are not a bad side. The players received the news with shock and have sworn to win against Mauritania in his ...

Start list: Sudan VS Mauritania

Start list: Sudan VS Mauritania

Pre-match quotes: Sudan vs Mauritania

Zdravko Logarusic (Head Coach, Sudan) We have a game against Mauritania that looks difficult. Many may think that the fact that Mauritania conceded four goals against Morocco will make our task easy.

Reactions: Morocco 4-0 Mauritania

Jamal Sellami (Head Coach, Morocco) I am very happy with victory that will give the players more confidence for future games. At half-time, I tasked the players to stay focused and not to leave too much space behind. We missed a lot of chances in the first half. In the second half, the players di...

Hosts Morocco hammer Mauritania in dream debut

Hosts and title favourites Morocco ran riot in the second half to defeat neighbours Mauritania 4-0 Saturday in the opening match of the 2018 African Nations Championship.